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November 30, 2007

Lights Out

Japanese_tea_gardens When the Lights Went Out in San Francisco

Alfredo’s photo tours of many San Francisco neighborhoods

A homeless man on 24th St. in Noe (taken by Andre Torrez)

The Taiko-Bashi Drum Bridge in the Japanese Tea Gardens

(Source of pix above)

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Colored pee

Nicwolff "As part of an art project, I need to produce some colored urine (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet)…"

Ce n'est pas un chat - "I need a funny saying for a sign that will go in a window. It will hang over my fat cat, who hardly moves..."

Are you blind in one eye? Please give a newbie advice

Profile Photos of MeFite members. (Icon above is of member no. 1061 NicWolff)

EatMe on Mefi Wiki - The best food threads from Ask MetaFilter

Timeline of milestones in the history of MetaFilter

September 22, 2001 - MetaFilter is now neither meta nor a filter. Discuss.

Mefi social explorer

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PIN’s Revealed

Usa_flag_pinA virtual tour of four historic homes in the Atlanta - If These Walls Could Speak

Every teenager dreams of working in a giant warehouse full of discarded nuclear test equipment… The Los Alamos Laboratory Salvage Yard

Top 101 U.S. Cities, Counties, and Zip Codes Lists

Everybody's PIN Number Revealed: Someone actually wrote in requesting an explanation as to how this thing works.

"Sorry, we do not reveal our trade secrets."

How to wear a American Flag Pin

Jimmy Carter, cat murderer

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November 29, 2007

Video fractals

Painting_the_brain Video fractals

Brain Paint, a series of pictures that were generated from people's EEG brain patterns

Ferns are fractal in nature and can be modeled on a computer by using a recursive algorithm. A frond from a fern is a miniature replica of the whole: not identical, but similar in nature. Coils within coils

Also, Spiral aloe

Arthur C. Clarke explains fractals. (YT video. From Fractal Forums)

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Unusual books

The_f_word Nietzsche et les fascistes. From Songs by Nietzsche: Lebensregeln

Cut thistles in May,
They'll grow in a day;
Cut them in June,
That is too soon;
Cut them in July,
Then they will die.

Mother Goose Alphabetical index

10 Book Titles That Have The Fockers In Them

The Most Unusual Books of the World

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Young_restless Aktuell by Yvonne Fehling and Jennie Peiz

The Young and the Restless upholstery fabrics

XKCD creator was thinking of getting a couch or something for his room, somewhere for guests to lounge around. He decided to make a ball pit in his room

Low energy light bulb at The Plumen project

Omega Steam Shower by Jacuzzi

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At Uranus – Things come out a little differently

Under_milkwood Play for us by Leo Burnett, Milan for Nintendo

Richard Burton reads from Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood - An ad for Volkswagen Golf. (YT. From Coudal)

Uranus corporation presents Brown 25 (more YT)

1960's Polaroid Pictures of Signs in Washington

An old Lisa ad with Kevin Costner. (From AdFreak)

What Happens Behind the Scenes

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November 28, 2007


Lincoln_park The True Story of the Reincarnations of Abraham Lincoln: 5 Dollar Art Bills by Dutch artist Kamiel Proost

Medical History of American Presidents

Is that really Lincoln in 3-D?

Lincoln-Douglas debate monuments are a cottage industry. (From a Metafilter thread about the 7 debates between Lincoln and Douglas)

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Go ahead, make this prank. Your co-workers will be glad you did

Pickled_dragon Pickled dragon mystery. The author who was desperate to get his book published, staged the baby dragon hoax

Top Office Pranks, Part 3 at "Dark Roasted Blend". More ideas at AskMefi

J-Walk decided to blog less. The next day, he disclosed that the post was a copy from Scott Adams’s blog. Previous hoaxes by John Walkenbach: The 3rd Annual Nigerian EMail Conference & Web Designs and Writing by MYRTLE

10 Great Snake-Oil Gadgets. (From Optical Poptitude)

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What do bears do in the woods?

Bear_shit_in_woods The answer to an old question

Thanksgiving dinner with Brutus the Bear. (First link YT. Via Friday fish wrap)

A photo of a Holoplatys, a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders)

Siamese Dream. (From Sarah Snippets)

Poor Hamster on YTMND. The original Poor Hamster as sung by Alma Gentile & Annika Kandil

Greenpeace’s Whale naming competition. More than 11,000 possible whale names were submitted but we are now down to the last 30 possible whale names. The clear winner with 71% of the votes Mister Splashy Pants. "Tomorrow’s headline: Greenpeace cancels poll to name whale. Claims a small but vocal group of internet users skewed the results"

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November 27, 2007

Laptops for Africa

Laptop_crank The $100 laptop project is working to boost education for children in the developing world

Dog Bark Wakes Baby Falling Asleep While Eating. (56 sec. YT)

I am not happy about this and I know that somehow this is all your fault

Chinese School in a cave. The school is built in a huge, aircraft hangar-sized natural cave, carved out of a mountain over thousands of years by wind, water and seismic shifts

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Blooging gone wild

 Hole_in_floor Bloglines Top 1000

"Blogging isn’t that hot anymore" - Who Is Blogging And Why, by Alex Iskold

Blooging gone wild - Top Blogs Play Telephone with Nissan

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Murder in the Red Barn

Murder_in_the_red_barn Deserted Police Department in Michigan. (From Bell River Nation)

Tom Waits sings about the Murder in the Red Barn

The Look of Love: Portraits of Sex Offenders, by Jesse Wiedel

Jeffrey Deskovic served 16 years in prison for a murder and rape that took place in NY. All 16 years, he fought to prove his innocence. Last year he was exonerated of all crimes and released

Charges dropped against a man named Pheuk Kue, 37, a convicted sex offender

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November 26, 2007

Dreamed I was an eskimo
Frozen wind began to blow

2007 Zappadan festival

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The $8 Billion Gift Card scam

Believe_it Black kid’s computer desk at Target – Only $79.99

A brand new store has just opened in New York City that sells Husbands. When women go to choose a husband, they have to follow the instructions at the entrance…

Wenger Giant Swiss Army Knife™ V1.0. 85 Implements. 110 Functions. Price: $1,200.00

"We have done so much in the last two years, and it doesn't happen by standing around with your finger in your ear hoping everyone thinks, 'That's nice.'" Talking Donald Rumsfeld Doll with 28 different & famous phrases. (From Fire Dog Lake)

In case you had any doubt that human beings are irrational creatures, driven by stories, consider the case of the $8 Billion Gift Card scam

Zappos brings customer to tears

10 worthless products from the Holiday 2007 SkyMall catalog

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