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August 31, 2006

Always Coca-Cola

Esperanto_flag Which languages have more than 100 million native speakers? There are nine such languages

N'Italian Lessons 101. (From “Badabing's Badaboom”) In the New York - New Jersey area in particular, many people of Italian-American descent have developed their own version of Italian slang, that I'll call N'Italian

My cousin from Currajong said,
“You know me ol’ man, Uncle Fred?
Well, I’m sad to report
He’s you’re ex-uncle, sport,
’Cos he’s carked it. He’s cactus. He’s dead.”

Definitely limericking

Coke ad in Esperanto

Esperanto English Dictionary. Largest news portal in Esperanto

How to Speak 19th Century: Early 19th Century Vocabulary

Learn Arabic Wikibook

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August 30, 2006

Cheap caskets & expensive urns


Welcome to all new readers from “Socialite's Life”! Check out also Grow-a-brain’s Celeb Collection and 100+ other unusual subjects

New Designs from Colorful Coffins

Basic Cardboard Containers - only $49.95

Huggable Urns

A fitting epitaph: I told you I was sick!

One winner of the 2006 Industrial Design Excellence Awards: COCOON, the environmentally friendly casket

Re-post: Biodegradable Wicker coffins

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August 29, 2006

We skipped the light fandango
Piano_keys turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
but the crowd called out for more

The room was humming harder
as the ceiling flew away
When we called out for another drink
the waiter brought a tray

“It has been said that John Lennon, in 1967, loved A Whiter Shade Of Pale so much that he would listen to it through headphones over and over during long journeys in the back of his limo. Upon reaching his destination, he would remain lying on the back seat, saying he had to hear it just a few more times before getting out of the car”. Procol Harum picture sleeves... A sung by Sarah Brightman... Everything you ever want to know about WSOP

An alphabet of jazz videos. (From Ackackack)

Marlow Harris at the Penticton 5th Annual Elvis Festival

Bessie Smith links

Michael Jackson’s Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

Virtuoso - The World's First Self-Playing Violin. (YouTube)

8notes - Free Sheet Music, Riffs, Lessons and Tools for musicians who play

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Alternative to Chess

Cirondo Cirondo - The depth of chess - with the simplicity of draughts. (From Blagman)

Cruel Toys by Jim Woodring

Tupper Diva's Vintage Tupperware Collection

Shithead (also known as you, and everyone else you know, Burn, Cheat, Danish Bastard, Asshole, Dogmeat, Shed, Palace, Loser, Shitboots, Idiot, Karma, Shaffat, Noteuker and CFUCG) is a card game in which the aim is to lose all of one's cards

Kaleidoscope patterns with poems. (From MonkeyFilter)

Venice in Lego. Also, a gallery of New York scenes constructed from Lego

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More real estate blogs

Luxury_swimming_pool A new, interesting blog about Real Estate Mathematics. I hope they continue posting

Luxury Clues, the blog for real estate agents who represent the most luxurious properties in the world

Leads on undervalued North Texas real estate - using Zestimates

Dan Melson’s Searchlight Crusade

Carollo’s New York Rentals- Blogging on the Queens and Long Island Rental Market

Chistine Forgione’s Queens real estate homes for sale

Chris Miller about the Mesquite Real Estate Market

Shasta Living

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Chocolate Pizza?

Tanzania Chocolate by the bald man - A visit to the new Max Brenner Cafe in NYC

A virtual tour through a chocolate factory

Choko Logos

The Sweet smell of snobbery. Like wine, luxury chocolate now has connoisseurs who tout its "mouthfeel" and "terroir"

How to Taste Dark Chocolate

An ordinary night's work at the chocolate factory turned dangerous for Darmin Garcia when he fell into a vat of the molten goo

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Security is no joking matter

Bush_on_a_computer It's not the drugs, and it's not senility - Lying is hard work

Bob Hope about Zombies - “You Mean Like Democrats?

Supoena Power, The Game. The Objective is to save the republic by finding the trustworthy congressmen and vanquishing the corrupt ones

The Fear Factory: So, Osama walks into this bar, see?

The Cheney presidency. The Bush-Cheney presidency

A Man of Letters: What, no "My Pet Goat 2"?

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Smelling of booze

Ransom_notes_1 "Homeless man accused of raping brother's dog". Could spend 15 years in prison on a sodomy charge

Geriatric mugshots - Florida's Felonious Fogeys. (From C-Cynical)

Self-made knives from Russian prisons. (Also there: Somebody dumped tons of money bills on the field: These bills were in use during Soviet era, and became useless at early 90s)

Drunk lawyer ordered to take Breathalyzer test

Suspicion of Murder - "You solve the mystery" game

Man arrested for 226th time; Nebraska record safe

10 Greatest Robberies of all time

(Pix above sent in by reader Max. It is apparently the last page of a ransom note found at the scene of the Jon Benet Ramsey murder, as discovered on Smoking Gun).

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Trippy_kaleiscopes Bob Harris’s Seven cool places I've visited

How to pack a suitcase

Well I've just spent the last three days between 4-5000m above sea-level in the back of a dodgy old 4x4 Toyota with 3 Germans and a couple of Bolivian locals. It was great. Bolivia is really beautiful and would strongly recommend this trip to everyone

Pictures of Antarctica

Re-post: Markets of Vietnam

Make a Survival Kit out of an Altoids Tin

The Hitchhiking Wiki is a collaborative project to build a free guide for hitchhikers. It's a compilation of tips about good spots to hitchhike, info about hitchhiking in different countries, general knowhow about what to pack and when to go, what to eat and how to stay safe

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August 28, 2006

Last day together

John_and_yoko The famous photographs of The Beatles taken on 22 August 1969. They didn't know that this day will be the last time they're together ever. Found at the flickr sets of Robert 'Kong' Richmann (aka Sir George Martinn - Martinn with double N)

George Harrison sings Here Comes Emerson Fittipaldi (Who's he?)

Beatles Home Invasion. Bart Simpson and Milhouse fall upon Flanders' extensive Beatles memorabilia collection and get mistaken as home invaders

The 10 Most Famous Beatles Lives. No 1 is the August 15, 1965, Shea Stadium concert. No 10 is August 22, 1962, at The Cavern Club

Abracadabra! v0.1. A free e-book telling the story of the Beatles 1966 album Revolver

John & Yoko - Stand By Me

Eleanor Rigby Reggae Remix Bootleg Mash Up. (More under “Explore more”)

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August 27, 2006

Happy Blog Appreciation Day!

Blog_appreciation_day I am copying the inverted concept of Blog Appreciation Day that I found on Neil Kramer's blog. If you send me a copy of your monitor displaying grow-a-brain on it (with or without you), I’ll add the photo to this post. If you have a website, I’ll link back to it. (And if it's a crazy picture, it's ok)... Let’s see if it works...

Elsewhere: The Business Cards of BlogHer conference

The real reason why no one reads your blog. Ever wonder why the traffic to your blog is so terrible? I too am concerned about increasing my readership, so I decided to gather some information to help me decipher why my traffic sucks. What I found wasn’t encouraging

Indexed: A blog of charts and graphs

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So here we go... (Click on any picture to enlarge)


"If we can't be free at least we can be cheap." Frank Zappa. From John, at Singlenesia, Isle of Mystery


From Gary, County Durham, UK @ Thumbrella - Words To A Void


From Bing Ru


From Karen @ Verbatim on her Macbook Pro@


From Cuidado on Prince Edward Island, Canada who blogs at cre8ive1, Pictures and Pursuits and at Photos and Pursuits where this picture was taken


From Spain, Sergio Alvaré who blogs at Tecniart


From Cam, collector of old and unusual cameras for more than 35 years


From Harold S.I. the 2nd


From Borborygme, who’s been beautifully restoring a 1964 Citroen ID19 Hot Rod


From Kerry Woo in Nashville, Tennessee, who blogs at Wonderdawg together with Steve “Superman” Martin

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See you next Wednesday

Night_of_the_living_dead If you’re a fan of Mr. Spock, check out Quotes From Dr. Spock. (From Amy Nelson-Mile)

Why does the phrase "See you next Wednesday" appear in many of John Landis’s movies? More on Wikipedia

“Just picture, if you will, Chevy Chase being covered by green slime. From someone's nose. If that's sets you guffawing, you won't want to miss "Zoom," an alleged family movie that is nothing of the sort”. Scoring of 0% on “Rotten Tomatoes”

The complete transgender movie / video directory

Re-post: Jim Emerson’s Opening Shots Project

Snakes on a Plane as reviewed by Rick Trembles Motion Picture Purgatory

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Fontos képek!

Golden_toilet This clear lucite case about the size of a refrigerator holds one million pennies and is currently stored at the Jewish Community Center as part of a Holocaust memorial project. (More by Kim Moser: Test your knowledge of Russian and East German culture as seen through their postage stamps, and The Largest Collection of Chopstick Wrappers on the Internet)

My local ATM has become aggressively informal. At first it was just small things, like saying "Sure" and "No, thanks" instead of "yes" and "no" when asking if I want a receipt. But now it's completely out of control. Now it's all, "Howdie-ho, neighbor! Hot enough for ya? Well golly gee willikers, what can I do you for?"

Fontos képek! Photos of faces matched to folded currency

The golden Throne! See a gallery of ordinary household items made of the finest gold

Spam Stock Tracker - Tracking penny stocks, hot stock tips and other stock scams coming from SPAM can be fun! Just how much can you lose? (Close to 100%)

Autopsy Photos of a Dot-Com: The mp3.com Liquidation Photos

My friends are wealthy. I am not. Why do I feel ashamed and inadequate?

Mint Error Coins

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After Burn

Payphone_nevada Welcome to Hope and Fear 2006. (I didn’t make it this year either). 2005 Satellite image of Black Rock City

Ubon Ratchatani is the largest province in Isan, in northeast Thailand. Following the common practice in Thailand, the provincial capital city is also named Ubon Ratchatani. Khao Phansa Day marks the beginning of the rainy season retreat for Buddhist monks. To celebrate this, the Ubon Ratchatani Candle Festival is held in the city every year. Huge wax sculptures are prepared by people from temples throughout the province and paraded through the city

Casey Moore at Fantasy Fest in Key West

The Knob Creek machine gun shoot in Kentucky attracts thousands of neo-Nazis and other extremists. But the orgy of firepower helps everyone get along just fine

Winners of the annual Philadelphia Mummers Parade

The Oatman, AZ Sidewalk Egg Fry Contest

The "Festival of Brass Music" in Guca, Central Serbia

A list of Garlic Festivals around the world, found on another Metafilter thread, Parade of Oddities

Chinese new year stamps

(Picture above of a payphone at Burning Man from World Payphones).

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Banned from K-Mart

Songs_of_solomon Paranoia Body Soap. Satan Soaps bring us quite possibly the creepiest looking soaps ever made

Book 22 is a Christian sex toy shop. The twenty-second book of the Bible is Song of Solomon. We believe that God intended that such love, as spoken of in Song of Solomon, be a beautiful and normal part of marital life. Unfortunately this gift from God has been grossly distorted and abused by both ancient and modern people

The Tyvek Wallet, Le Journal Billfold

This Letter from K-Mart sounds great. Snopes nopes it

Dead Fred Pen Holder

The Amazing Bug Zapper. $7.45 on Amazon

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