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Sunday, April 27, 2003

A sea of troubles

Friendly dictators trading cards.

Propaganda stamps.

"Was there a time or place in history in which censorship did not exist? Was there ever a group of human beings that was able to survive without censure?...Despite the impossible nature of attempting to define censorship, The File Room is a project that proposes to address it, providing a tool for discussing and coming to terms with cultural censorship."

A mutual fund catering to the unethical investor. (via Sensible Erection)

More fodder for the revolution: the CEO Wealthmeter.

"They Rule is a website that allows you to create maps of the interlocking directories of the top 100 companies in the US in 2001." The map with the seven most powerful people in America was particularly eye-opening.

Forbes lists the fifteen wealthiest fictional characters. (via LinkMachineGo)

Apocalypse soon?

Apocalyptic Dreaming provides a forum for exploring the ways in which fears of a cataclysmic end have permeated our collective psyche.

Learn about nuclear blast 'zones of destruction' here.

A picture history of death.

Confess your sins, before it's too late.

Atheist: the game. (via BoingBoing)

Gangrule.com "is a historical look at the emergence of organized crime since 1890. The site has a database of known gang members, historic events and family histories, along with photographs, newspaper cuttings and official documents." (via thingsmagazine)

A Freedom Fighter's Manual en EspaƱol, con dibujos!

"Scorpio: You are shrewd in business and cannot be trusted. You will achieve the pinnacle of success because of your total lack of ethics. Most Scorpio people should be stamped on with hiking boots." More brutal horoscopes here. (via Sensible Erection)

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Thursday, April 24, 2003

Existential lemonade

"Son of a gun"...Nautical expressions in the vernacular.

A Bruce Lee Stamp Collection. (via Sharpeworld)

Films about tough Jews.

Arrr, What be yer pirate name? (via Reenhead)

Ominous needlepoint.

Instructions on how to make your very own sock monkey and sock elephant.

Another person with far too much time (and legos) on his hands... (via everlasting blort)

Clayton G. Bailey's website features some nifty folk/outsider art, as well as his own sculptures. Some highlights include The Crimefighter (a full-sized suit of armor for the devil), face jugs, A Visit To The Dentist, and A Coin Operated Electric Chair.

Road Side Memorials.

"Hello Jesus™ is the friendly little savior who brings joy to the young in heart. Hello Jesus™ is living in a kingdom of fun and play. I never wish to displease Him!" (via Sensible Erection)

How to make a Dadaist poem.

Puppet tool...rather disturbing, actually. And yes, there is a naked woman. (via b3ta)

From An Introvert's Lexicon: "Alone, adj.

Extrovert's def.-- Lonely.

Introvert's def.-- Enjoying some peace and quiet." (Amen)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Oh, what can it mean?

An illustrated guide to sculptural forensics, the art of head reconstruction.

Printing techniques. (via Sensible Erection)

"It's all lost and stoof."

Fashion tips from The Flightless Hummingbird.

All sorts of lovely and curious things at Grand Illusions, including Roman photography, magic mirrors, dual sculptures and nifty optical illusions.

A-kam-beh! (via Quasimeta)

About Wiley Brooks: "A Breatharian is a person who can, under the correct conditions, live with or without eating food. Wiley was first introduced to the world back in 1981 when he appeared on the national TV show "THAT'S INCREDIBLE" demonstrating his strength by lifting 1100 lbs of weights, nearly 10 times his body weight. When in a non-polluted environment, (Air or Electro) he sleeps 1 to 7 hours a week. Although Wiley is now 66 years of age he is still able to lift 600 to 900 lbs of weight without ever working out."

He really loves his toys. (via The Excitement Machine)

A small collection of satiric postcards from the early 19th century.

From Lileks, The Orphanage of Cast-Off Mascots.

Who were you in a past life? An Australian watchmaker, apparently.

From the SAQ, the answer (kinda) to the famous Zen koan: "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" (via Geisha Asobi)

Nebuchadnezzar! The Bible Pronunciation Guide (via The Ultimate Insult)

Arsole, Dickite, Moronic Acid, Draculin...Molecules with Silly or Unusual Names. (via everlasting blort)

"We didn't start the fire..." (via Metafilter)

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Sunday, April 20, 2003

Chewing gum for the eyes

Oooh...sexy: the erotic art of ancient Rome.

A gallery of Presidential portraits...done by Neo-futurists. (via reenhead)

Vertigo: Then and Now. (via Sharpeworld)

Images in Practice seeks to "promote image centred learning" Loads of cool stuff to check out, including cute animations of famed mathematician Pythagoras, exhibitions of student work, and images of everything from war bangs to dirty dolls.

Vagina paintings. (via milkandcookies)

Stinkbombs, Jacques Derrida impersonators, government conspiracies and smoked mackerel--"Never, ever pick a fight with a surrealist."

A weird and lovely Bosch flash game thingy. (via The Presurfer)

Artcars in Cyberspace, the Artcar Museum (via memepool) and a few pictures of cars painted by Cuban artists.

A gallery of match label artwork (via The Excitement Machine) and a gallery of cigarette rolling papers. (via Speckled Paint)

Stuckism: "Radical international art movement for contemporary figurative painting with ideas. Anti the pretensions of conceptual art. Anti-anti-art. The first Remodernist art group." (via artnotes)

Pictures of Japanese Ningyo, a short history, illustrated articles about the various types, and a journal.

Deathmasks: Mahler, Wagner, Gericault, Newton, Voltaire, Dante, Joyce, Grant, Cromwell, Swift, Hitchcock, Napolean I, Agamemnon, Tutankhamen, Henry IV, Chopin, Mozart, Edison, Pushkin, Keats, Dillinger, Kelly, Berlioz, Pascal, Lincoln, Beethoven, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Stalin, a gorilla.

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Friday, April 18, 2003

Lighthearted calamnity

Praise be. (via Quasimeta)

A gallery of Depression-era art.

Horrors of war trading cards. (via Incoming Signals)

"Corporate Mascots: Their Stunning Secrets Revealed".

"You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake." (via MilkandCookies)

Chunkiest NYC neighborhoods. (via Gawker)

The Gothic Lolita.

Scary German money.

"Are your parents making you clean your room? Wash your face? Put clothes in a hamper? Nobody should have to live with that kind of abuse...run away." More reasons to run away here.

Way Too Personals...for the desperate loser in us all.

How to be a good housewife, in 18 easy steps: "A good wife always knows her place."

A little flash game to get you in the mood for Easter. (Not for the easily offended.) (via Sensible Erection)

And if you enjoyed that last link a bit too much...Which Enemy of the Christian Faith Are You?

Cooking for losers. (via things mag)

Some guy tries to give his cat an enema, hilarity ensues. And he has even more fun stories, complete with lovely illustrations. (via b3ta)

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Monday, April 14, 2003

The same thing we do every night...

MasterEvilGenius.com has specs for building your very own Alterium Trace Manifold! Whatever that is!

Peter's Evil Overlord List offers common sense advice for the would-be evil overlord: "If it becomes necessary to escape, I will never stop to pose dramatically and toss off a one-liner."

Similarly, a guide to minions, henchmen and assorted goons.

And there's "If I Became The Hero's Sidekick"

Feeling lazy? The Evil Plan Generator makes world domination a snap!

'Hungerdrool'? The Evil Name Generator.

Strike back at your enemies, the passive-aggressive way...Digital Voodoo. (via Sensible Erection)

U.S.-friendly dictators trading cards. (via Incoming Signals)

Kinda off-topic, but some fun Terminator/Jane Austen fan fic (via Daze Reader)

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Saturday, April 12, 2003

In da house!

Paintings done on a PalmPilot. Bitchin'. (via Memepool)

Nobody ever says, "When I grow up, I wanna be a Mascot."

Horror monster trading cards. (via Sensible Erection)

A great thread at Metafilter about movie one-liners.

The 'Clan of Psychogods' has a nice ring to it...The Superhero/Supervillain Organization Generator.

Tips on looting, from a professional: "Achmed, I know we're part of the party militia right now, but if something, well, you know, happens... will you loot with me?"

Really Bad Country Song Titles (via The Presurfer)

This month's Samson. More manly, long-haired men here.

According to Norman Mailer, Jonathan Franzen lives in Wonkville Hollow, large ideas never bothered Truman Capote and D.H. Lawrence is "Hitler in a teapot". More here. (via Arts Journal Daily)

There is no way to adequately capture this page in words. (warning: loud audio) (via Backwash)

Newsflash: God created the world while, erm, polishing the monstrance. (via Holy Weblog!)

Donald Rumsfeld on dirty talk: "Dirty talk is just like normal talk, except dirty. Your wife wants dirty talk, so give her dirty talk. Something like, "Those breasts are first-rate," or "I am going to give you a darned good orgasm," or, if she likes the rough stuff, "I'll tell you this, I am about to give you the business and I don't want to hear any guff about it." (via Gawker)

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