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October 31, 2006

Food Balls

Rock_candy Sour Death Balls. A short movie which is a series of headshots of people (mostly children) trying to keep a very nasty candy in their mouths for as long as possible

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Cockroach Cake

21 pages of Real Cakes

The Discworld Cake, based on Terry Pratchett's books, by baker-artist Jane Fisk

Re-post: The food balls of Nir Adar

Altoids Billiards

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Joyce Silveira Palhano de Jesus

Doctor_spock_lyre How to build a homemade Vulcan lyre, just like the one Mr. Spock played. (From Brain Kane)

Louis Johnson - Slap Bass Dying fish

A machine that plays guitar

What kind of guitar is she playing?

Also: 2003 Ladies in waiting for Gene Simmons

Classical Sheet Music Archive

Henry Diltz rock photography from the 1960s

A tribute to Barbi Benton, the singer

All the strings on Amazon (And all the many mosaics from Coverpop by jim bumgardner)

Scott Williams' tribute to the facial expressions that squeeze those notes out of guitars - Guitar Face

The real story of Flipside Magazine, a Punk fanzine from 1977 Whittier

54 covers of Girl From Ipanema

Forbidden Crypts Of Haunted Music

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October 30, 2006

Invading Kennebunkport

Matzo_ball_soup What’s a “farbisseneh”? Who are the “goyim”? What’s a “shmeggegge”? Yiddish with George and Laura, by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman

Virtual Klezmer (German site. MP3’s)

Street dreidel

Re-post: Yinglish

A Yiddish version of "The Pirates of Penzance", AKA Di Yam Gazlonim

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The grandfather paradox

Jogging_stroller A trip in Kirghizstan. Traditional Kyrgyz felt making. Photos of traditional life in Kyrgyzstan

Largest travel trolley in the world

Bagan, the most important Asian city in the 11-13 century

Color palettes of travel companies

Time travel has been a staple of science fiction. With the advent of general relativity it has been entertained by serious physicists. But, especially in the philosophy literature, there have been arguments that time travel is inherently paradoxical. The most famous paradox is the grandfather paradox: you travel back in time and kill your grandfather, thereby preventing your own existence. To avoid inconsistency some circumstance will have to occur which makes you fail in this attempt to kill your grandfather. Doesn't this require some implausible constraint on otherwise unrelated circumstances? Time Travel and Modern Physics

Countries and Cities of the world

Blogjogging 2,950 miles from Syracuse to LA: Aspiring filmmaker jogging that stroller all the way to Hollywood, baby

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Office Survival

Hard_job Back From Yet Another Globetrotting Adventure, Indiana Jones Checks His Mail and Discovers That His Bid for Tenure Has Been Denied

A Visual Guide to Physical Examination

In the 136 years since Christopher Sholes invented the typewriter, the working world has changed. Early typists (almost all men, called "type-writers"), typed with one or two fingers, looking at the keys. Secretaries have truly become professionals. Year-By-Year Chronology Of The Secretarial Profession

“There's a feeling I get when I look to the west
And my spirit is crying for leaving
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees
And the voices of those who stand looking…”

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October 30, 2006 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

October 29, 2006

R2 D2

R2_d2 The Official Website of the R2 Builders Club

Google periodic table of elements

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is located in the recently restored former headquarters of the U.S. Patent Office

Ever stuck your foot in one of those Shoe-Fitting Fluoroscope? (From Scribal Terror)

How does an Etch-a-Sketch work?

Termination of intractable hiccups with digital rectal massage. One of the 2006 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Some guy built an elaborate Rube Goldberg Machine in his apartment. Re-post: incredible Japanese machines

A photo of a Plasma Lamp on wikipedia

Useful Swiss Products

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Literary frauds!

Chained_binding Shakespeare at Lunch

Imposters at Borders!

Similarly, Anton Chekhov spoke at Barnes & Noble and signed books

Eighteenth century Literary fraud. 10 best literary hoaxes

A short animated riff on Joyce Ulysses, in which actual pages from the book serve as frames, with figures painted over text

Has Finnegans Wake ever been translated? How?

Confederacy of Dunces: A Virtual Tour

Chained bindings

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October 29, 2006 in Books & Literature | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Last throes

Some gentle persuasion and a little bit of waterboarding

The lost year in Iraq

With daily bombings by faceless insurgents, Iraq looks like a country committing suicide for the cameras rather than aspiring to independence. Iraq: the world's first Suicide State

The Ultimate Sniper by John Plaster, used as an inspiration for a new Iraqi sniper brigade

Support the Troops by Bringing Them Home, Soldiers Say

Bush Gnome

Tea and kidnapping - behind the lines of a civil war

Unrelated: Guess who’s coming out Against Nude Youth Summer Camps

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Jell-O Shots

Coca_cola_formula_1 “Signs & Wonders Peanut Milk Is great For Your Skin, Immune System, Energy and Stamina & More”

The secret Coca Cola formula and Pepsi-Cola Recipe

Bling Water and other over-hyped, over-priced, pretentious designer water brands. (From Neatorama)

Lovely vinegar drinks

Ooga-Mooga - Tiki Mug Collections

Lighting a Jell-O Shot on Fire

World’s most expensive cocktails: $51,200. Also, most expensive bottle of tequila sold, $225,000 in Mexico City. (From J-Walk)

How to Make a Watermelon Martini

Pennyweather Lemonade

More Coffee art

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October 29, 2006 in Beverages | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

October 28, 2006

Tenacious D on GooTube

Pick_of_destiny Long Live The D - Trailer for the new movie, The Pick of Destiny

Jack Black schools all of you on the truth about piracy. Remember, don't be a douche

Tenacious D's tribute to the awesome recording studio



11/4/06 Update: First 6 minutes of “Pick of Destiny”

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Thai Fried Noodles

Thai_food_recipe Appon's Thai Food Recipes and blog, including Mini Yellow Bean Fruits. (From Tom McMahon)

Thai Street Food in Bangkok

Golden Boy Fish Sauce and other Favorite Thai Brands From “Adventures in Thai Cooking & Travel”

Thai Cooking videos

More Thai dishes. (Hello, Bing)

(Pix above from Real Thai Blog)

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October 28, 2006 in Best Thai Restaurant in OC | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Coffee is for closers

Coffee_is_for_closers “The good news is - you're fired. The bad news is you've got, all you got, just one week to regain your jobs, starting tonight. Starting with tonight. Sit. Oh, have I got your attention now? Good. 'Cause we're adding a little something to this month’s sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anyone want to see second prize? Second prize's a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired. You get the picture? You're laughing now? You got leads. Mitch and Murray paid good money. Get their names to sell them! You can't close the leads you're given, you can't close shit, you are shit, hit the bricks pal and beat it 'cause you are going out!”

Cup above and other Sales Monologues there

Lessons learned from a sales job that sucked

Seventy years after it first appeared, Dale Carnegie’s classic self-help manual How to Win Friends and Influence People is being republished in a new edition. Is it still relevant?

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October 28, 2006 in Salesmanship | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

More & More

Zebra_zoo Prediction: Now that the market has slowed down, many agents will drop out, and many of those who stay will start real estate blogs, to fill out the times, while “waiting for the phone to ring”…

Daniel Rothamel’s Real Estate Zebra

Three Oceans Real Estate

Mi Oakland County

Pete Jalbert’s pretty Maui Real Estate Blog, since January 2005

Utah’s Blue Roof

Geno Petro’s Chicago's Home Weblog

Austin Real Estate Scene by Terrill Fischer, real estate practitioner during the day, comedian at night

A blog by the employees of Trulia


Condo Contessa

Jeff Dimitry’s Selling Reno, NV blog

Stefan J. Scholl’s Northern Michigan Real Estate Blog

Andrew Mastrandonas’s Boomers In Costa Rica blog

Real Estate Blogsites

HomesMax Bay Area Real Estate blog

From Taos Transforming Real Estate

Maine Real Estate Blog

[5280] Denver Homes

Colorado Springs Real Estate Resources

Genius Realty

Mike's Corner Web 2.0 For Real Estate Pros

HotPads daily

A real estate investors interviews blog

Another Real Estate Blogroll from “In the numbers”

At home in Delaware

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October 28, 2006 in Real estate Blogs | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack


Digged I’ve been getting tons of visitors on this blog lately from Digg. It seems that when the site is down, one of the Digg crew members recommends Grow-a-Brain, and people follow the advice. (I was digged before with the White Shirt Expriment post. Thank you, Amar)

If you want to read Grow-a-Brain on Live Journal, somebody put up a feed

не помню, на что и зачем они ссылались, но в рефферерах у меня числятся” – Whatever that means, I hope it’s good…

Grow a brain, pin head

From Craig Schiller: “As you read it… you are charmed, challenged, intrigued and taught”… Also, what can happen to you if you get linked here...

…”Maverick Real Estate Blogger”…

…”Don’t really know how to describe this site, except that I get lost for hours in there, chasing the cornucopia of bizarre topics…

By “Jolly Cholly”: GrowABrain has done it again. If you have never given that blog a look, do so. He has the most interesting items, hundreds of them

“I will refer everyone I know. Nice work on your Grow-a-Brain.” - Julie Roberts

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October 27, 2006

The Spencer Tunick Experience

Naked_in_the_street The Spencer Tunick Experience. (Click on pix to biggify!)

Tomatina is not the only festival in Spain -- turns out the Spanish are just crazy about wacky festivals and here is another glorious one, Cascamorras...

It seems there are two otherwise unnotable towns, Baza and Guadix. They fight over possession of this statue, the "Virgin of Piedad". They've fought over it for five centuries.

...Every year, Guadix sends a team of representatives to Baza in an attempt to get the statue. These representatives are the "Cascamorras". People of Baza wait for the Cascamorras with a big bag of dirt, tinted water, and eggs

More from Spain - Antzar Eguna festival: Decapitate the goose

BodyPainting festival 2006

Burning Man photos by NK Guy. Since 1999

The Festival of Freaks

During the month of September, people from all over the world gather in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland, for the town’s famous matchmaking festival

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