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June 30, 2008

Night nurses

Joyce_finnegans_wake Night nurses on flickr, by Dr. Odio

Literary Tattoos for People who Love Books

Surgery....A Profitable Hobby and other books with great titles found by Rhino Booksellers

Slaughterhouse 1945. Before he was a noted author, Kurt Vonnegut was a POW in Nazi Germany. A letter from those years

Re-post from 2003: Mysterious leather-book covers

Finnegans Wake as an eBook licensed under a Creative Commons License. FAGIN KNEW A SIN, an anagram on Finnegans Wake by visual poet Ben Stack

How old is the Internet?

A Huge Depository of Unusual Literary Links Here

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June 30, 2008 in Books & Literature | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

How to photograph coins

Omaley Experiments in Coin Photography, by ancient Greek & Roman coin collector Doug Smith

First photographs from Korea, 1863. (From Plep in NY)

Photos of members of the State Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, mostly unhappy. (From Presurfer)

A photoset of 44 famous paintings with extra duck on Flickr. (From Frog Smoke)

50 Amazing Pictures You Must See on Flickr

A Huge Depository of Unusual Photography Links Here

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June 30, 2008 in Photography | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

June 28, 2008

How To Pretend You Care About The Election

More Popular Than Jesus, Angelina Jolie - Barack on magazine covers

Homemade Obama bumper sticker

Making honey

D. Hussein O’Maley: Obama Supporters Take His Middle Name as Their Own

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

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June 28, 2008 in 2008 US Election | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Easter Eggs


Joey Comeau is Overqualified

DIY Yahoo Resignation Letter

If you remember the 1990s you'll remember this wonderful yell - the sound of the Yahoo's singing yokel. To hear it any time just click on the ! at the end of the Yahoo logo. 9 more Internet Easter eggs. (Thank you, Chau). Also, WALL-E Easter Eggs

"May I use the Xerox machine, because I have to make copies?" The power of "because"

A Huge Depository of Unusual Job Offers Here

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June 28, 2008 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

June 26, 2008

The love you take is equal to the love you make

(The last lyric on the last album The Beatles recorded). This is a re-post, performed by Chris Bliss

Inside The Beatles Records: Strawberry Fields Forever and A Day in the Life. (From Andy Farrell)

Songs My Boyfriend Knows All the Words To That Cause Me to Question His Attitude Toward Commitment

George Carlin is dead. (But Barack is still alive)

Rectangle by Harmlog

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June 23, 2008

40-Unit Apartment Building for sale in The High Desert


In spite of the downturn in the real estate market, I’ve decided to sell a 40-unit building that I own in Adelanto, California. I have priced this property at $3,390,000 for a quick sale.

Like the 2 other buildings that I posted here before (One of which sold and closed), I do not necessarily expect some Grow-a-brain reader to be the ultimate investor of this local Inland Empire building, but I'd like to offer a deal similar to the ones I did before to the many real estate bloggers (and other webmasters) who read this site: If you’re able to generate a buyer for this property, I will pay you $10,000 referral fee, at close of escrow. So please spread the word among your prospects. (And call me to receive a written, protected arrangement if you have an actual candidate looking to take advantage of today's ideal market conditions).

Here are some details regarding the subject:

The Hyde Park Apartments on 18400 Montezuma Ave, Adelanto, 92301.


Price: $3,390,000
Down payment: $ 847,500 (25%)
New financing of $2,542,500 at 10 years fixed, possibly at 6.6% interest, $13,983 per month
Gross Scheduled Rental Income: $26,600/monthly $321,600 Annually
Allowance for Vacancies & Credit Losses (3%) $ 9,648
Gross Scheduled Income $311,952
Operating Expense allowance (27%) $86,328
Net Operating Income Estimates $225,853

Current rents are 16 1/1 bedrooms @ $ 595/mo. = $ 9,520/mnth
24 2/1 bedrooms @ $ 695/mo. = $16,680/mnth
Laundry Income/mo. $ 600
Total Rents $26,800/mo. $321,600/yr.

GROSS RENT MULTIPLIER on actual rents: 10.54 Gross
CAP RATE on actual income & expense: 6.66%


This beautiful property consists of a 40-Unit Apartment project, with a good mix of 24 X 2-Bedroom /1 Bath and 16 X 1-Bedroom/1 Bath units, on a spacious 4.08 acre lot. Security gated 1-story frame and stucco construction throughout. The buildings all have pitched, shingle roofing. The project has 2 Laundry facilities, and 40 car ports, plus more parking. It was built in 1984. It is well cared-for by two trained, professional on-site managers who are dedicated to the tenants’ well-being, as well as the owner’s profitability. It’s been a good property to own, and it may continue to pay out to the next owner.

Adelanto is a small, desert city in San Bernardino County, California about 9 miles northwest of Victorville. It had been experiencing tremendous building boom in the last few years, which is expected to keep growing. A few months ago, there was a story in the LA-Times, about an unusual, new Buddhist Meditation Center that is being built now outside Adelanto, in the middle of the desert. It is being built less than 2 miles north of the apartment building, right north on the I-395.

Please share this information with your qualified prospects. Email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or call me on my cell for more details.

See you in escrow.

For other properties listed by my company, Census Realty See here

June 23, 2008 in Real estate, Riverside & Corona - California | Permalink | Comments (24) | TrackBack

The Google Sari

Condom_china The Google Sari by Indian designer Satya Paul

Moving tilies

African vintage hair styles at “African Loxo”

Super Hair Mohawk

Because of the popularity of Guide Horses, service horses and emotional support horses, there has been a increasing demand for sneakers and shoes for miniature horses

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

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June 22, 2008

Sit and Fart in my Duck (NSFW)

Pseudopsycho, a thingie by Harmlog. Also there, Sleepwalkers, animated found photos of sleeping people walking off the screen, leaving cutouts as residue, or becoming part of furniture

Typical Reaction to the Revelation That I Do Not Own a Cell Phone, By Year. From “Defective Yeti”

My Wife Is the Greatest Corn Cob Eater In the World

World’s Oldest Fisherwomen: “I will just say it...my Mom is 82 years old in 2005 and I couldn't be prouder of her. This year she caught a 90 pound Halibut, a 55 pound King salmon and then a 50 pound King salmon. This year was a good year for her AND for us as she can't possible get all that fish back to Atlantic, Iowa. The freezer is half full of fresh fish!! Thank you, Mom.” (From Unique Daily)

Thank you, Newton

Old Calculator Web Museum, devoted to preserving, documenting, and sharing the technology of desktop automatic calculating machines - from the electro-mechanical calculators of the 1950's into the early 1980's. (From Anarchaia)

Date Nails were used for showing ownership, treatment purposes, Identification, sequencing poles and bridge timbers. Dating ties and poles for replacement purposes. Some nails show the height of a pole, or the wood it is made from. This is just a few of the many uses for Date Nails. A virtual collection of Date Nails. One of 25 of the Strangest Collections on the Web

How to Eat a Pomegranate

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June 22, 2008 in Odds & Ends | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Shoot the rainbow


Obama Change poster translated to Hebrew. (From Obama Porn). Also, Obama Tat

Jones Soda Campaign Cola, only $23.99 for a twelve-pack

Also, how to make Skittles Vodka

A new Grow-a-Brain category of unusual links about Barack Obama Here

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June 22, 2008 in Americana - Barack Obama | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

June 20, 2008

The Most Colorful Currencies

Schwarz_rot_gold Nothing compared to the beautifully crafted and colored currencies of Venezuela, Switzerland, and Kyrgyzstan. The Color of Money from Around the World. More at Colour Lovers

The secret of Vanuatu's happiness - No money, lots of honey

Chicago Board of Trade Building at 141 W. Jackson Boulevard, a Chicago landmark

Make a bold statement with a toilet seat full of money. Other unusual pictures of money (Most have been featured here before)

Un-related: Paul Nylander's Incredible Mega Math Art Page. (Thank you, Mason)

A Huge Depository of Unusual Stories About Money Here

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June 20, 2008 in Money & Finances | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Ways To Steal Gas


In Lithuania they create cars from PU-foam and luxury CL-klasse Mercedes

Rolls-Royce 'Batmobile' has been spotted on the streets of London

The Five Best Ways To Steal Gas...And One Really Bad Way

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June 20, 2008 in Cars | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

June 17, 2008

The “Clinton Women” shooting the breeze


Gennifer Flowers & Paula Jones: For only $1.99 a time you can download video clips of "Two Chicks Chatting". (Photo from the website)

Also: Six Aging Rockers Who Look A Lot Like Grandmas

More horrible flashbacks of a decade long gone: Ross Perot is back with Perot Charts

A Huge Depository of Political Posts, specifically the 2008 and 2004 Elections Here

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June 17, 2008 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack


Eldon_wood Large sculptures by Philip Jackson

A photo set tagged American Gothic on flickr. Or you can travel to Eldon, IA, and take a photo of yourself in front of the original Grant Wood house

Artist Michele Pred's makes sculptures from items confiscated at San Francisco International Airport. (From Andrew Sullivan)

Nazi Barbecue Sauce - Start shopping now for your 4th of July barbecue

An elevated walkway through the trees by Marks Barfield Architects has opened at Kew Gardens in London. Tree Top Walkway

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June 17, 2008 in Modern Art | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

How to torment telemarketers with one word

From The Benefit Headline (“Stops Diarrhea in 30 Minutes”) to The How To Headline (“How To Avoid Snake-Oil Selling Scumbags On The Internet”) - 8 Different Types Of Headlines Which Sell

Shamwow! Meet the next great TV pitchman

The 100 Oldest Companies in the World

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June 16, 2008

Phone mining

 Jesus_tortilla "...Vagabond Jan Chipchase spends most of the year traveling around remote parts of the globe figuring out how people actually use technology -- particularly phones. He has noticed a new behavior among his native hosts. If they are young, they want to borrow his phone and mine if for goodies they can copy. Here is Jan's first experience in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

Wandering around UB and chance up disciples [monks] playing football in a temple complex. They invite me into the warmth for a reason - to mine the memory of my phone of all its value. Half a dozen files transferred from my device - particularly interested in obtaining photos of women from Japan..."

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Before the advent of the airplane, acoustic location was applied to determining the presence and position of ships in fog.
Acoustic Location was used from mid-WW1 to the early years of WW2 for the passive detection of aircraft by picking up the noise of the engines. It was rendered obsolete before and during WW2 by the introduction of radar, which was far more effective. Horns give both acoustic gain and directionality; the increased inter-horn spacing compared with human ears increases the observer's ability to localize the direction of a sound. (From Hanuman)

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10 Acts of Heroism in the Sichuan Earthquake

Also, Tortilla-Board,a New Breadboard Technique ,by Jesus tortilla

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June 16, 2008 in Traveling Places | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack