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Thursday, February 27, 2003

A sad day

"...you don't ever have to do anything sensational for people to love you. When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.

So in all that you do, in all of your life, I wish you the strength and the grace to make those choices which will allow you and your neighbor to become the best of whoever you are."

--Dartmouth commencement address.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Dis, dat

Naughty origami. (via Milk and Cookies)

What do Connie Chung, Jean Chr├ętien and Harpo Marx have in common?

Ireland for dummies.

"Remote viewing is a novel perceptual discipline for gaining information not available to the ordinary physical senses. Used extensively by so-called "psychic spies" during the Cold War for classified military projects, it has a long history both as an intelligence gathering tool and as the subject of research and applications in the civilian world." More at the International Remote Viewing Association's website.

In other news, Katie finally got her vibrator.

1. begin blowing through your lips.
2. take a picture whilst still blowing.
3. send the picture to this guy. (via The Presurfer)

'Heeere, kitty kitty kitty.' (via Gawker)

Rocks shaped like shoes. (via Sharpeworld)

Scary: Testicle recipes.

Vintage television sets. (via Geisha Asobi)

Oh yes. Have some fun with The Economists. (via b3ta)

This is just really cool. (via The Presurfer again. Damn, he's good.)

Fun and games, pt. 1: Choose your own pirate adventure!

Fun and games, pt. 2: Alter Ego--What if you could live your life over again?

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Childish perversity

Tampon art. (via geisha asobi).

A robot gallery.

A Giant Robot Costume and robot sculptures (via Magnificent Obsessions)

Mmmm...puppy pie.

Pillow and Sheet Fort Wars! (via The Presurfer)

Check out this gallery of amazing treehouses. Then learn how to build your own with The Treehouse Guide.

Oh man--something that makes peeing in public even easier? There's even a version for the ladies.

A loving tribute to monsters. Includes pictures and information about zombies, fairies, freaks and even death itself.

Also, an encyclopedia of monsters, mythical creatures and fabulous beasts.

How Republican Are You?

Church of Satan founder, Anton LaVey's final interview in which he describes Sammy Davis Jr. as a "sensitive, articulate, and very Satanic individual", suggests that Jack London may have indulged in cannibalism, and talks about his research into android technology.

"Doing it with mom will take a little getting used to."--Radio commercial. Teenage immaturity = fun

Terrorize siblings, neighbors and significant others with a rubberband machine gun! (via Reenhead)

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Saturday, February 22, 2003

Tastes great! Less filling!

BONEart: The artist's source for human bones. (via Sensible Erection).

The Bone Trade: "Corporeal memorabilia". Not for the squeamish.

Amazing portrait tattoos. (via Geisha Asobi).

The mysterious Mojave phone booth.

For the urban warrior, "Infiltration offers a mix of the practice and theory of urban exploration in areas not designed for public usage."

Another one from McSweeney's: All of Chewbacca's Dialogue in the Comic Book Version of The Empire Strikes Back.

Bert: The Rolling Stone interview.

Awww...a bloodthirsty pink bear! (via I Love Everything)

Liverpool's famous Banana-Dog sculpture.

A soulful (and comprehensive) tribute to Blaxploitation.

Tarot of the Blogger.

Brief articles and pictures of Joe Cocker's mom, David Crosby's dad and of course, The Jackson Five. More here.

Sex with cars. Hm. I don't think the word "sexy" can really be applied to a 1987 Buick Grand National. (via Milk and Cookies)

Student Poetry--in response to the Dead Poet's Society.

"Everything is gay and fresh
Everything is gay and fresh
I heard a little girl singing on the bus
I told her to be quiet
And she kicked me in the ass
...
It's all because of that little girl
Who doesn't take criticism well.
Next time I see her on the bus
I will kick her in the ass."

Posted

Friday, February 21, 2003

And another thing

Forensic Aspects of Tattoos.

Japanese tattoos.

Smudges are creepy! Ghost web cams. (via dangerousmeta)

It's okay to be dull: The Dull Men's Club.

Good Death: "Falling into a black hole which crushes you to a near-singularity, so that you have to be buried in an incredibly tiny coffin that still takes six struggling pallbearers to lift".
Bad Death: "Being crushed by a bookcase, and some of the books fall open to reveal hidden pornography magazines, which you had no idea existed and were actually left there by the previous tenant".
More here.

Secret military codes discovered hidden in our road signs! (via New World Disorder)

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Sex. Not exactly comprehensive, but quality stuff, nonetheless. (via Dave Barry's Blog).

Brief articles about cannibalism, the Rapunzel Syndrome and more at Creepy Facts.

"It's not the men in my life, it's the life in my men." --Mae West. Chiasmus.

Also clever, but in a different way: Minims. (via Sensible Erection)

Online tarot card readings.

The Superbowl is gay! Everything is gay! Including my boyfriend! And Spiderman! (links via b3ta)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003

It's the thing

Bzzzpeek: sound recordings of people from around the world mooing like cows and vrooming like cars. Fun! (via Diminished Responsibility)

Possible Follow-Up Songs For One-Hit Wonders

"Homo Sweet Homo". Subversive Cross Stitch. (via everlasting blort).

Something Awful's take on airtoons.

Nipple lightener, dog diapers, farty pants: The Museum of Weird Consumer Culture.

How to dress Emo. (via Sensible Erection)

For those days when you're feeling a bit smug...Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age.

Let your inner child roam free. (via Metafilter)

What kind of sex toy are you? (via Dazereader)

Neato...A collection of magic spells.

Dirty! Roger's Profanisaurus. (via Scaryduck)

The Payphone Project. Take a wild guess.

This is just too funny. Um, maybe you should turn the sound down beforehand. (via Sensible Erection)






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Monday, February 17, 2003

POTUS!

Contrary to popular belief, George Washington was not our first President. Read more about The Forgotten Presidents.

"Uncle Jumbo"? Poor Grover Cleveland. More Presidential nicknames here.

Peanut farmer? Haberdasher? Rogue political activist? Presidents' Occupations.

Warren G. Harding: "Cox and Cocktails." WTF? A list of Presidential Campaign Slogans.

Presidential pay and perks.

What the hell is 'prune whip'? Another list of every President's favorite foods, heights and weights. Also, a list of pets, sports and hobbies.

The Presidents' signatures.

"...great presidents, besides being stubborn and disagreeable, are more extraverted, open to experience, assertive, achievement striving, excitement seeking and more open to fantasy, aesthetics, feelings, actions, ideas and values. Historically great presidents were low on straightforwardness, vulnerability and order." Uh-huh.

The infamous 20-year Jinx.

Secret Service Codenames. Cool.

Presidential sex scandals.

FDR was distantly related to 11 other U.S. presidents! More stuff about Presidential genealogy here.

Bust a move: the President Dance!

Posted

Saturday, February 15, 2003

Misc. etc.

Did you know you could use a tennis ball to stop snoring? Or that chalk repels ants and slugs? More "wacky" uses for common household products here.

Some kickass stencil graffiti.

Also very kickass: Pencil carving. (via Everlasting Blort)

Long Bets--Someone's already got $20,000 riding on this one. "A computer - or "machine intelligence" - will pass the Turing Test by 2029." (via buffoonery)

"What Dracula would say to his victims if he were the owner of the building in which I work whose name is Jay and who also happens to be Iraqi. Also: This is not meant as a racial slur, but a celebration of difference and idiosyncracy with the hope that people around the world will see how funny and wonderful Jay as Dracula is and put a stop to the possible war in Iraq." Phew! (via Excitement Machine)

The one, the only, the Tesh cam. (via Shift mag)

More things to look at.

Rolling Stone's 50 Best Album Covers. Um, whatever. Most of these album covers suck and the commentary is the usual lame, rock critic bull. Enjoy! (via Sensible Erection)

The Washington Post's Style Invitational asked people to write a very, very bad sex scene in a novel. Scroll about half-way down for gems like, "Wrapping his arms around her, he gently stroked her face..."

I had no idea they were different: The Visible Mars Bar Project. (via Pop Culture Junk Mail)

Ninjas 4 Hire--available for dismemberment, kidnappings, weddings, bar mitzvahs. Unleash a can of whoopass on your unsuspecting victim for only $40!

I guess kids who drop out of ninja school end up here.

I know where Bruce Lee lives. Unbearably cool flash thingy.

Posted

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Plagiarism or revolution?

Send art through the mail, and voila! Mail art

Dancing cranes. (via Boing Boing)

An overview of graffiti history and styles.

Look up some cool places to visit on your next vacation: The International Directory of Sculpture Parks and Gardens.

Claes Oldenburg's outdoor pop sculptures include Bat Column in Chicago, Clothespin in Philadelphia, and Cupid's Span in San Francisco. More information about Claes and his work at this excellent website.

And who could forget Christo? His latest project, "The Gates", in New York's Central Park, is scheduled for completion by February 2005. Another website devoted to this project.

Andrew Goldsworthy creates extraordinary works of art by using elements of the natural world: goose feathers, ice, twigs, leaves and pebbles. A short article and more pictures here.

Step away from the screen: Dirty mosaics.

Similarly, Bar Code Art. (via Sensible Erection)

Get the gig first, then make the demands.

Charles Webb wrote The Graduate but sold the film rights for a mere $18,000. Fred, his ex-wife, (Their divorce was due to "irreconcileable differences with the institution of marriage") shaves her head every day and has no last name. The "eccentric" couple have set up an award for "artists who are forced by society to behave like 'erratic weirdos'..."

Vincent van Gogh's letters. (via Metafilter)

Panties, loose elastic, celery, little dogs...The Peculiar Art of Arthur Frahm.

Beneath my feet. Photographs of some guy's feet.

And don't forget to vote in the 2003 Photobloggies.

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Sunday, February 09, 2003

Lies! All lies!

A list of author pseudonyms. (via Metafilter)

Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens) on the "courteous lie" vs. the "brutal truth".

A lie generator.

"Hey, F/18/kALi*/blonde/blue/38DD here!" Chat Room Lies.

When Photoshopping goes baaaad...The Case Files of the Fake Detective. Warning: cheesy nudity ahead. (via Shift mag)

Who's had what done where: Plastic People Page.

How to lie like a politician. Similarly, the Fallacies List.

An investigation into the problem of false confessions, the Reid technique of interrogation, and at least one case in which the innocent 'confessed' to crimes they didn't commit. (via Sensible Erection)

Posted

Thursday, February 06, 2003

Distractions, Pt. 2

The Official Ramen Homepage

And you thought you'd seen all the porn the internet had to offer...MS Paint Porn.

Dog diapers. Now comes in models for both solid and fluid waste!

More scatology: How much is your poo worth?

Ted, meet Neo. Neo, meet Ted. Action Figure Theater.

Will someone please overthrow Jaime? He's ruled the universe for over five hours now!

Wrath of God. Punish away, Oh Great One.

The Ugly Mug Gallery. The last one is still giving me nightmares.

Is Prince Charles a shapeshifter? (via New World Disorder)

Check out freaky site referrals at Disturbing Search Requests. The horror.

Scandalous gossip, rumors and hearsay. God, I love the internet. (via Gawker).

Whoever thought of this is a genius. (via Fark thread)

The Google Dance. (via kuro5shin)

Learn all about the famous, northern Renaissance painting "Benjy the dwarf cops a feel" and other great works of art at The Museum of Depressionist Art.

Godawful Fan Fiction. Sample title: "Hermione and the Pizza Boy". Eek.

Posted

Monday, February 03, 2003

Distractions

Lorem ipsum quia dolor...(via Reenhead)

Economy sucks, dollar's at a three-year low, everyone's getting laid off. These might just come in handy...Hobo Signs & Symbols.

A list of articles, stories and even poetry about Chuck Taylors.

Grover is Bitter: The Early Years

Michael Chricton is 6'10! WTF?

The History of Thongs.

"Sun is Real Culprit Responsible for Global Warming." It's like an article from The Onion...but it's not. So it's just sad.

Calculate your bra size.

Jesus winked at me!

Let's see, seven out of seven! I rock. The Seven Deadly Sins.

Sunset over Europe. (via Incoming Signals)

""The Halflings, cap'n, they will na take the strain" An amusing thread at The Straight Dope: If The Lord of The Rings had been written by someone else.... The Douglas Adams one is pitch perfect. (via Pop Culture Junk Mail)

Is Beck a Scientologist? Ho-ly shit.

Squirrel fishing. Yeah, Harvard.

"Swallow it all and be glad, for a shilling I've paid and a shilling's worth I'll be having!" The Victorian Sex Cry Generator. (via Buffoonery.org)

Posted

Saturday, February 01, 2003

Never, never land

Another one from The Straight Dope: Was the Pied Piper of Hamelin a child molestor?

Ever read "Where are you going? Where have you been?" by Joyce Carol Oates? (Recommended) I just found out that it was based on the true story of The Pied Piper of Tuscon.

"I'll take that one." During WWII, thousands of British children were separated from parents and placed with adoptive families in the safety of the countryside. More about Operation Pied Piper. (And, um, notice a trend?)

"Garden Gnome Waiting For Right Time To Kidnap Boy". Ah, Canadians do have a sense of humor.

Photographs by Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll). Yes, there's a few of Alice as well.

The case of the Cottingley Fairies. Also, transcripts of letters Arthur Conan Doyle sent to Elsie and Arthur Wright. And here's someone sticking up for the poor guy.

Real fairy clothing, made from flower petals, seeds, shells and feathers. Amazing!

Read side-by-side English and French versions of Oscar Wilde's "Salome".

Aubrey Beardsley.

Everyone goes through a Pre-Raphaelite phase.

Remember the dioramas you made for middle school science projects? Remember how lame they were? How very, truly lame? No, I don't think you do. Check out the miniatures and dollhouses on this guy made. Now revel in your pre-adolescent ineptitude. So lame. (via Boing Boing)

A bit about The Children's Crusade from The Medieval Sourcebook. Some more information here at the History Learning Site.

Kids can be so cruel...The Law of the Playground.. (via ScaryDuck)

Kumari: the living goddess of Nepal. Here's a photo gallery of a procession with the Kumari. And here's some information on Dashain.

Is ballet a form of child abuse?

And finally, a website devoted to Shel Silverstein's adult writings. (via memepool).

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