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September 30, 2007

"Bad people with evil intent"

2008_platform Censorship is

The real Rudy

Fred Thompson vs. Roseanne

Republican Culture of Corruption: 2007 so far

The Lonely Candidate is the only candidate

Political Stock Exchange

Opium in New orleans

Who is Posada?

Bush Loyalty Quiz - 10 Questions to Test Your Allegiance to President Bush. What is your score? You can imagine mine

Fighting for freedom

"You are a burro, Mr Danger" by Hugo Chavez

Much more about the 2008 Election. Also, the 2004 election and other Political Posts Here

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Clip of “Al Basata” by the Lebanese diva Sabah, from a site of nostalgic Lebanese Videos

Downloadable Live Israeli bootlegs. (From Whistling in the dark)

A Metafilter thread about Ha-Kaveret

Hani Naser Palestinian percussionist

A Huge Depository of Middle Easten Music Links Here

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September 29, 2007

The walrus was Paul

Brian Epstein on flickr

Yoko’s Voice Piece for Soprano (1961 autumn, and other unusual scores)

Possibly, the most misguided tribute to The Beatles anyone has ever attempted Beatles Songs from Joah Valley, Alabama

December 20, 1958 from DM’s early Beatles photos

Other Walrus covers on wikipedia

A Huge Depository of Unusual Beatles Links Here

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Lincoln’s beard

Lincoln_beard It was the fall of 1860. Abraham Lincoln was the Republican nominee for president of the United States. Election Day was less than a month away. Mr. Lincoln, a lifelong beardless man, received a letter written by Grace Bedell, an 11 year old girl from Westfield, New York. Written October 15th, 1860, the letter urged him to grow a beard

The New York Times on April 15, 1865: President Lincoln Shot by an Assassin.; The Deed Done at Ford's Theatre Last Night. THE ACT OF A DESPERATE REBEL The President Still Alive at Last Accounts. No Hopes Entertained of His Recovery. Attempted Assassination of Secretary Seward. DETAILS OF THE DREADFUL TRAGEDY. (PDF)

Mrs. Abraham Lincoln by Mathew Brady

"When Abe Lincoln was your age, he was studying books by the light of the fireplace..."

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site was the 1840s home of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln. Lincoln was a lawyer living in Springfield by the time his parents lived here, but he did visit them periodically. (From the extensive Abraham Lincoln Online. Thank you, BW)

(Beard above from Random World Of Norris)

A Huge Depository of Unusual Links About Abraham Lincoln and About Richard Nixon Here

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September 28, 2007

Car-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brain_cake The best of 132 varieties, according to the NY Magazine. Taste Test: Gum

Selling Ice Cream In ‘Les Sixties. This film was shown in French cinemas

Top 10 Candy Jingles

Knitting with marzipan

Baking cookies in a car

A Huge Depository of Unusual Sweets and Unusual Chocolates Here

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Archeology of the present

Etchasketch_board HA Schult's Trash People at the Piazza del Popolo in Rome, made from household waste and glue. Also, Tim Noble and Sue Webster make pictures of themselves using piles of junk and a light

Also, Self Portrait as revealed by trash by eco-artist Tim Gaudreau

Edible art by Katja Gruijters. (From Little Doodles)

The hyperreal paintings of Denis Peterson. (From Spluch)

Leaf artist

Denis Darzacq Free Fall

Mixed media nightmares of Mia Makila. (From Oink)

A Huge Depository of Unusual Art and Artists Here

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September 27, 2007

Countdown to Doom

Science_fiction Countdown timer to science fictional future events by Monochrom

Alan Weisman's new book The World Without Us. What would happen if our species are suddenly disappear. The slideshow 15,000 year tour of Manhattan. (From Phil Gyford)

The 1989 Oxford English Dictionary defines a time capsule as "a container used to store for posterity a selection of objects thought to be representative of life at a particular time." The International Time Capsule Society is an organization established in 1990 to promote the careful study of time capsules. Read about the 9 most wanted time capsules

A Huge Depository of Visions About The Future Here

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Lagerfeld History and tradition of African Cornrow Braiding. (From Hanuman)

Knitted Hellboy

Why did George Bernard Shaw stop shaving? (For the same reason his father did)

What a difference a trim makes - a series of before-and-after portraits, at a barber shop in Soho. (From Creative Review)

Soviet Uniform Caps Collection. Also, a collection of hats of different Russian nationalities

Diet Belt

$114,000 for a pair of diamond-studded lederhosen by Austrian designer Christian Wohlmuther and other Expensive Blinged Collectibles

Hot Pants of the sixties. (From Metafilter)

Seminal Image # 731. Many of the previous 730 Seminal images are just as evocative

A Huge Depository of Unusual Fashion Trends As Well As Growabrain T-shirt Closet Collection Here

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September 26, 2007

Animals in casts

Green_dino Real and Fake Tigers

Sturgeon kiss. More Putin kissing. What happens after the kisses

Big Mammals in Canada

Tour De Mouches

Huge Crabs

50 animals in casts

Btw, if you try to fail and succeed, what have you done?

(Pix above from Zentastic)


A Huge Depository of Unusual Animal Stories Here

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Total odds of dying, any cause: 1 in 1

Man_i_killed What are the Chances of dying? (Click to biggify)

From The Extinction Website, Raphus cucullatus (= Dodo bird)

How To Cope With Death by Ignacio Ferraras (YT)

Tucked beside an ancient gate and within a bend in Rome’s third-century Aurelian Walls are two landmarks: one is the pyramid-shaped Roman tomb of a first-century civic magistrate named Gaius Cestius; the other is Rome’s Non-Catholic Cemetery (often called the Protestant Cemetery)… Save the cemetery

Polls on The Immortality Institute website

A Surprisingly Long List of People Who’ve Attempted Suicide

The man I killed did not want to die, but he no longer felt he had much of a choice

A Huge Depository of Unusual Links About Death and Eternity and Unusual Coffins & Caskets Here

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September 25, 2007

Roll Playing Games: Falling Down

Toy karma only $35

Barbie death camp at BM2007. Also, Nazi board games under the hammer

Toys manufacture in China

A Huge Depository of Unusual Games and Toys Here

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Antique Toasters

Pickled_carrots The 7 Wonders of the Food Coloring World

Re-post: Non-Elelctric Toasters and other Antique Toasters for sale

No sticks for corn dogs at the Prison Food Convention

I don’t think I ever posted any recipes here before, but on the other hand I didn’t know that the Mexican-style Spicy Pickled Carrots were so easy to make

Underwater Dining record broken. (From Spluch)

Suicide Food is any depiction of animals that act as though they wish to be consumed

A Huge Depository of Unusual Meals and Foods Here

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September 24, 2007

Les Vacances de M. Hulot

Bob Trudy’s Brand name Pencils

Once upon a time .. all across America .. locked away in secure buildings, sang the voices of millions upon millions of electromechanical relays..

This strange structure is located inside the woods in Western part of Russia. Local say it was here for years. Wood Ball

A Huge Depository of Unusual Oddities and Crazy linkage Here

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Do Not Attempt This at Home

A_banana_bike Home of The Vintage & Classic Motorbike Sounds

Do Not Attempt This by stuntman Chris Pfieffer

Motivational posters for motorcycle enthusiasts

Harley-Davidson made of wood

Disappointed with the boring styling of conventional cars, Terry Axelson designed a vehicle with more personal appeal. Powered by two legs and a three-speed transmission, the Banana bike can reach speeds up to 30 miles per hour

A Huge Depository of Unusual Harley-Davidson Links Here

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The Danish language

Copenhagen girls on bikes

Johan Daniel Herboldt’s library at the University of Copenhagen

Danish stamps during the occupation

The Homeless World Cup is pretty much what it sounds like: homeless people all over the world organize soccer/football teams, then come together for a long championship. (From 2Boings)

(Clip above from rødgrød med fløde)

A Huge Depository of Unusual Links about Denmark And About India Here

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