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February 28, 2007

Such a lovely place

Barstow “I was in Baker. A truck-stop of a city in the south-eastern chunk of California and I got hungry. I was on my way home. Baker sits at the mouth of Death Valley to the south and is the small podunk between Primm and Barstow. Not that Primm is any bigger, but at least it has some rollercoaster's.

One thing Baker is home to is an internet legend. One of those "Funny Signs!" pictures that's circulated its way through chain mails and internet forums. Zzyzx Road. lol.

I had passed the road and the famous sign on the interstate plenty of times, but this time was different. I had it all figured out. After I finished my sandwich, I was determined to find out...” - The Mystery of Zzyzx Road

Fort Ord, a deserted Military base occupies an area as big as San Francisco

Silicon Valley History Online

Re-post: We are all just prisoners here, of our own device

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February 28, 2007 in California | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

A new semi-annual giveaway?

Seven_million Congratulations to the blog! Here are tonight’s statistics:

Total number of hits: 7,006,135
Average per day: 6,261.67
Last seven days: 73,759
Today since midnight GMT: 14,743

I’d like to create a new contest with some money prizes, but I’m drawing a blank. Please suggest some ideas to energize this place. It’s getting kind of boring…

I’m also interested to see what you readers look like. I don’t care if you’re young & pretty, or not. Please post your photos in the comments. If you don’t, I’ll quit. Update: I guess, you cannot download a photo, you'll have to sumbit a link... Oh crap...

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February 28, 2007 in Website News | Permalink | Comments (13) | TrackBack

Products for geriatrics


Brush your teeth while listening to The Village People’s YMCA! Sound vibrations stream from the bristles through your teeth - so you can actually hear music inside your head. Only $9.99

Shirt bib and other products for very old people at Amazon

A blog about Birth Of An Apple Store in Boston

Where to find original gypsy caravans for sale. (From Information Junk)

What flags of the world would look like if they were commented on by clients, by Frederik Samuel

The NYC condom is here

More than 170 kinds of ”Journeys encouragement” cards from Hallmark, when you don’t know what to say at other people’s “challenges” - $2.29-$2.99 each

14 Hewlett-Packard Company Secrets From A Former Employee

Also there, 10 shopping tricks that stores hate

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February 28, 2007 in Shopping | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

“Nobody died at Watergate”

Nixon_watch Why did Nixon try to fancy up the outfits worn by White House guards?

La Casa Pacifica, The Western White House

Original, Limited-Edition, Presidential-Style Black Velvet Portraiture of Prominent Republicans Painted on Black Velvet Entirely by Hand in Tijuana, Mexico by Professional Mexican Velvet Elvis Artists Exclusively for The Patriot Portrait Collectibles of Indignico Inc. Limited-Issue Velvet Republicans

Offensive comments by famous people and faux-pas, gaffes, and unfortunate incidents committed by U.S. presidents

Richard Nixon - The watch

Breaking news: Deja vu all over again: Break-In At Democratic Party Headquarters...

(Pix above from an Hungarian play)

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February 27, 2007

Flying dogs

Lazy_fat_cat Goliathus cacicus is the World's Largest Beetle. Other beetles of Africa

Enter the web address of your choice in this box and click DUCKSPEAK. Anything that's just padding will turn into a "QUACK"

Love among Cockatoos in 4 pages

Surely a re-post: Gorgeous cats

Cats on YouTube: A video of a cat being spanked . A fat cat sitting on the couch watching TV

The Dog Museum Also-Known-As Musée du Chien, Aka Museo del perro

Fliegende hunde. (From Scribal terror)

A stinky thread on AskMeFi: Please help me Stop my dog from farting

Dog Hugs Baby

By the way, can you guess what is the first result for “Search” on Google?... Update: They changed it! It used to be This

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February 27, 2007 in Animals | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Welcome to The Nacirema Dream

Nacirema Welcome to Da Ali G Translator! Just type in wot ya want to say, an' da whoohoo.co.uk translator will convert hit into Ali G speek! Enjoy dis wicked site! Maximum respect!

List of Newspeak words. In keeping with the principles of Newspeak, all of the words listed here serve as both nouns and verbs; thus, "crimethink" is both the noun "thought-crime" and the verb "to commit thoughtcrime". To form an adjective, one adds the suffix "-ful" (e.g. "crimethinkful"), and to form an adverb, "-wise" (e.g. "crimethinkwise"). Linguistically the Newspeak can be understood as an agglutinative language not unlike Finnish or Japanese.

"Who controls the past, controls the future. Who controls the present, controls the past." The full 1984 film (Radford / 1984 version)

Re-post: The complete text of 1984

Provo spelled backwards is Ovorp. "Adanac" is "Canada" spelled backwards, and it's an exceedingly common name for businesses, streets and so forth in Canada. Is this common in any other country?

Nacirema Garbage Disposal

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February 27, 2007 in Languages | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Stairway To Zappa Heaven

Zappa & The Ensemble Modern’s G-spot Tornado from the Yellow Shark album (1993)

Zappa Meets the Coneheads

A short Zappa bio on NNDB

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February 27, 2007 in Music - Frank Zappa | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

February 26, 2007

In For the Long Haul

Alex_ross At the morgue

Excuse me, waiter - There are 3,000 dead American soldiers in my soup

Who is New 'Baghdad Bob'?

Army hand signals with comments. (Click to enlarge)

Iran is nose job capital of the world, and other things I have learnt about Iran lately


The occupation of Iraq has been a losing game for a lot of reasons. Consider one Army unit's effort to hand out hundreds of soccer balls to Iraqi kids

Missing: $12 billion in cash

Iraq According to Shakespeare

The domino effect

You won't find embarrassing interviews about Iraq on the White House website any more. But you will find this photo of all Bush extended family who did not serve in Iraq

Congressional Reinforcements Surge Into Iraq

The British are leaving, the Iraqis are failing and the Americans are staying - and they're going to be there a lot longer than anyone in Washington is acknowledging right now.. What few people seem to have noticed is that Gen. Petraeus's new "surge" plan is committing U.S. troops, day by day, to a much deeper and longer-term role in policing Iraq than since the earliest days of the U.S. occupation. How long must they stay under the Petraeus plan? Perhaps 10 years. At least five. Why we are staying in Iraq

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February 26, 2007 in War in Iraq | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

YouTube Celebrities

Html_programmer HTML Tags Jokes

Nerve Pool dream portal by Ebon Fisher

Adult Sheep Finder, The World's #1 Sheep Sex and Dating Personals Site. With Adult Sheep Finder you can meet single, sexy sheep in your area at the touch of a button

The Barenaked Ladies: Sound of Your Voice staring a number of Youtube celebrities, including Winston Spear, Barats & Bereta, Eepybird, geriatric1927, Where The Hell Is Matt, Numa Numa, Album Cover Battle, Brookers, Bh3m3, The Winekone and Evolution Of Dance

The Prisoners Of YouTube

Master Plan, a short movie about the power of Google

Hot or Not composite images

Jeff Hoard one of the top contributors to Reddit. Complete list found in the WSJ article about Hidden influencers, the top submitters to social bookmarking sites like Digg, Del.icio.us, StumbleUpon, Newsvine, etc.

A graphic map depicting Open Source VS. Empire of Microsoft

Santa Mail. Here’s a brilliant idea. Get a postal address at North Pole, Alaska, pretend you are Santa Claus and charge parents 10 bucks for every letter you send to their kids. 9 other Stupid Online Business Ideas That Made Someone Rich

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February 26, 2007 in Internet | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

February 25, 2007

History of sushi


Sushi combo and other googly products at Amy Sedaris Craft Challenge

One man eating sushi

Sushi for Windows

A banquet of Cannibalism

Sushi mania, the movie

Hanaya Yohei is generally credited as the inventor of today's Tokyo-style nigiri sushi. (From wikipedia)

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February 25, 2007 in Food - Sushi | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

One Voice

From One voice

Peacemaker video game

Peace posters

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February 25, 2007 in Middle East, Peace | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Every 30 seconds one man is driven over by a drunk

Us_postal_stamp Every 30 seconds one man is driven over by a drunk driver… This is that man! (Very funny)

More from Cogmios: What is a problem and what is not a problem

History of US Postage Rates

A map showing which side of the road traffic drives on

The worldwide distribution of blood types

Secrets of the circus engineers - 15c

What's Special About This Number? - from 0 to 9,999

Encyclopedia Britannica 1911 Edition wiki

Vidipedia, a free video encyclopedia that anyone can edit

Don't try and lick your elbow (You can’t) and other interesting real facts (that are strange and might be true)

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February 25, 2007 in Information | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack

Glen & Gary & Glen & Ross

The only hope for four men with Tourette's is a doctor who will teach them to speak. Warning: Extra strong David Mamet / Tourette language

(From Trailer Mash)

8 soap commercials by Ingmar Bergman. (From Martin Klasch)

Queer Silents, a directory of silent films and silent-era actors and directors that are all of a gay, lesbian, transgender, or queer nature. (From Tech Space)

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February 25, 2007 in Cinema | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack


Seattle artist Phil Hanson painted 30 different people that influenced him one on top of another on his torso, then he trimmed a little off of the edges, took that strip and rolled it up. (His Bush portrait will remind you of the war president collage that Michael Moore did in April 2004. From Blort)

Goodbrush, the art of Craig Mullins

Embroidered Pillows by Christa Maiwald. (Click on "Embroideries". From Art for housewives)

Socialist realism was the official style in the arts in the Soviet Union from the early 1930s until the decline of Communism in the 1980s. Here is a Russian masterpiece “February 15th, Custom officers arrest 203 kilos of heroin”, a sample of Modern Art Realism

Jen Stark’s paper art. (From Make)

Master Polish poster designers

Welcome to UFO Artwork. For a number of years I have been intrigued by old artwork that appears to depict UFOs. The artwork in my collection consists of frescos, tapestries, illustrations, oil paintings and early photographs

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February 25, 2007 in Modern Art | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

February 24, 2007

Kavadi walk

Kavadi_walk How to build a Kavadi frame. Also, Kavadi Walking in Campinas, Brazil. Warning! Please do not Google Kavadi, if you don’t want to find out what it is

S. A. Andrée's Arctic balloon expedition of 1897 was an ill-fated effort to reach the North Pole in which all three expedition members perished. (From Wikipedia blog)

Ski Gliding Mount Eiger

Frenchman Jean-Yves Blondeau first conceived of his plastic Buggy Rollin' suit in 1994 - Rollerman Extreme (YouTube)

A guy with double jointed face

Trained horse dancing to a medley of Moulin Rouge. (From Travis Smith)

Horse Joins A Bicycle Race, Nearly Wins!

Official U.S.A. Active Running Streak List. (From a thread about Robert "Raven" Kraft who runs on the sand in South Beach, Florida every day since January 1, 1975)

Video of the man who fell 12,000 ft... and survived

Paraglider survives after soaring to 32,000 feet

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February 24, 2007 in Extreme Sports | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack