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March 17, 2008

No more “themed” posts

Nothingness This is the final post of the “Old” style Grow-a-brain -

For 5 years, I've kept a giant stash of links that I saved for later postings, and from which I would pull a handful into "themes" every night. It made some posts more interesting than others. More often than not, by the time I would publish the stuff, much of it have already been seen elsewhere on the web. So this post is the last of the pile. Now I have nothing saved for tomorrow, and I’ll have to start posting only FRESH, probably "single-link" posts, like everybody else.

Oh, well... Here we go -

Like no version of Animal Farm you've read

Atila Meireles is a Brazilian designer. Silencio is a sample from his portfolio

US Mobiles 2008

Bacon Flavored Rolling Paper

Color flip

The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful - A baby being born to Buckeye Timmy & family

Henna hands by Payal Juthani

Jimi Hendrix and George Frideric Handel lived in adjoining houses on Brook Street in London (in different times, of course)

Soggy clothes taken by Archie FlorCruz

Bruce Willis Porn (SFW)

If you always wanted to "make it with an alien... this could be your chance. The Area 51 love doll - (NSFW)

HDR images of Chicago. Chicago at night

When geeks and graffiti combine

Sponsored Links inside (By Planet Dan, who's been all over Digg & Reddit this weekend...)

What comes after OT III, the most significant document in the history of the human race? From The Secrets of Scientology

lack of enthusiasm by Lucas Thompson

56 geeks

A creepy chair

With Logobama, the Obama Logo generator, you can take any photo of your favorite character and create your own. (From Find Substance)

Mariah Carey’s “Without You” in Bulgarian (I couldn’t watch it, but maybe you can)

10th Annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival

Behind the thick walls of the superb 15th century gothic building that is The Frog Museum in Estavayer-le-Lac, a host of interesting, exciting and unusual surprises await you. Countless objects on the themes of frogs, lamps, weapons and local history are lovingly displayed in a series of small interconnecting rooms. The collection also features items from the Bronze Age and lacustrian period, weapons, lamps and rare railway signals typical of the history and legends of the region. One special attraction is the 108 frogs all portrayed in scenes from everyday life. Back in about 1850, a Napoleonic guards officer developed a fascination with frogs and started collecting them as a hobby. He extracted the innards through their mouths and refilled them with sand before putting them into displays

A Huge Depository of Unusual Oddities and Crazy linkage Here

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long live grow-a-brain.

Posted by: Russell at Mar 17, 2008 3:22:04 AM

"Ken Lee" (Bulgarian pop idol) is well worth a visit.

Posted by: Kris at Mar 17, 2008 3:52:22 AM

I know the feeling, since I've been doing the same thing at my site (but I'm too busy to change it). I'm sure your new format will be wonderful! But whenever you want a theme post, come over to Miss Cellania.

Posted by: Miss Cellania at Mar 17, 2008 6:38:05 AM

It's been an amazing ride Hanan....Looking forward to the new grow......


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Posted by: Hi! I'm Rudy from Trulia. Hanan Levine of Grow-a-brain Rocks! at Mar 17, 2008 6:53:34 AM

Cher Hanan, je vous suivrai partout.

Posted by: Marie-Cécile at Mar 17, 2008 9:15:41 AM

I hope the new Grow is as excellent as it has been. Onward and upward!

Posted by: Thom at Mar 17, 2008 12:15:34 PM

Thank you for posting the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. The woman mentioned on the webpage, Barbara Carlisle, who documented the festival, was a mentor of mine from college. She died of cancer almost a year ago and is terribly missed. You can read a little about her here, if you like:


I love reading Grow-a-brain and finding that link within your last collection of themed links made for a beautiful moment for me. Thank you!!

Posted by: Holly at Mar 17, 2008 1:00:23 PM

Like Miss C I also know the feeling but what you may not realise is that maybe your readers do not read the same blogs as you or any other blogs for that matter so your links won't seem old to them. I know that a lot of the links I publish have been seen elsewhere recently but I get a lot of positive feedback from readers and visitor numbers continue to rise.

But I suppose you've gotta do what you makes you happy as that is all that counts because link-blogging is a time-consuming hobby from which we make no money and if it's not fun it becomes pointless and time for a change or an exit so it's good to hear you won't be giving up anyway.

It was your site that gave me the inspiration for mine and I've pinched more than a fair few links from you over the years so I owe you a big thank you.

Take it easy Hanan, your bud in Newcastle. :)

Posted by: ILuvNUFC at Mar 17, 2008 1:35:42 PM

Thank you Hanan for all the great posts and the never ending interest. Good luck in your freed-up time and we'll all look forward to seeing what happens here. One thing's for sure...I'll miss growabrain old style.
Be happy.

Posted by: Julie at Mar 17, 2008 1:43:15 PM

I have faith that the quality of the site certainly won't suffer for it. Keep up the great work!

Posted by: Alex D at Mar 17, 2008 6:15:32 PM

Wherever you go next, I will follow. You still are the brain of blogs. The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe.

Posted by: Joseph Ferrara.sellsius at Mar 17, 2008 10:50:43 PM

I think I can safely say that we'll follow you anywhere!

Posted by: Thombeau at Mar 17, 2008 11:07:33 PM

The lady who organized The Lake Worth Street Painting Festival passed away - http://coldspaghetti.blogspot.com/2007/06/for-babs-forever-president-of-tall.html

Posted by: Hanan / growabrain at Mar 21, 2008 11:31:18 AM