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I have invites available. Email me if you need one. If you email me from a gmail address, you will not get one.

(Found at Incredible, Edible Ed.)


1001 things to do with Liquid Nitrogen

(Found at growabrain.)

Would you take 15 cents?

"A yard sale is a great way to make money while getting rid of clutter. Here are some tips to make your sale a success:

  • Don't put out that used electric hotdog cooker. Not only will no one buy the appliance, but your neighbors will be filled with disgust over living so close to someone who owned one.

  • A dollar is a bit pricey for those Reader's Digest condensed books, Professor Smarty.

  • Please don't sell our Inchworm riding toy! We know we're 37 years old now, but please don't sell our Inchworm Ridey!

  • A free box is a great way to get rid of incriminating evidence.

  • The No. 1 thing yard-sale customers are looking for is a great value. Lucky for you, the No. 2 thing they are looking for is faded purple size-26 Hanes stirrup pants.

  • Having shoppers sign a standard yard-sale contract will ensure that all sales are final."

  • The Onion.


    all about subliminal advertising.

    (Found at thingsmagazine.)

    Get your lab coat

    A museum of classic home science experiments, mainly from the 1930's-1960's.

    Any site that shows you how to make a pickle glow has to be worth a look.

    (from july 2003)

    Six Million Dollars - Zero fashion sense

    Evening has arrived, and Steve makes the most of it. These pants feature a comfortable resting place for one's thumbs, allowing maximum posing potential. The jacket is double-vented to prevent Steve's bionics from overheating on a hot date.

    Read more in the latest Bionics Quarterly.

    (from july 2003)

    Chilitos for everyone!

    "The Chili Cheese Burrito is the birthright of every Mexican fast-food restaurant patron. It is the ultimate fusion of zesty Mexican chili, melted cheddar cheese, and a warm, soft tortilla blanket.

    You see, the Chili Cheese Burrito has the kind of home-grown American roots that define every great legend. Originally called a Chilito, this wonderful concoction was first made famous by a Midwestern fast food chain called Zantigo's. The centerpiece of their menu, the Chilito was offered with either hot and spicy green chili sauce or mild red sauce. Legend has it that this wildly popular item began a Chilito craze across the Midwest in the late 80's.

    Unfortunately for Zantigo's, Taco Bell's growth in the early 90's all but wiped them from the map. To entice the locals, Taco Bell created its own Chilito, and began to market it worldwide. Zantigo's soon became but a distant memory, and a few years later Taco Bell renamed the item to the Chili Cheese Burrito. The legend had arrived.

    Much like its creator though, the Chili Cheese Burrito has today been run out of most towns by bigger, flashier choices.

    Let Taco Bell keep their sour cream-infused quesadillas, lettuce-filled taco salads, and salsa-covered MexiMelts. But let them hear your screams for a simple, delicious Chili Cheese Burrito."

    (Found at fark.)

    No More Excuses

    Factory-renewed TiVo boxes carry the full manufacturer's warranty and start as low as $49.99* ! Works with your cable, digital cable, antenna, satellite and combinations. TiVo service is required at time of purchase and is available for $12.95** per month or $299 for Product Lifetime.

    The 40 hour one is $99.99 with a $50 rebate, the 80 hour one is $149.99 with a $50 rebate. For $49.99 or $99.99 you can't beat this. So get your first TiVo and see what all the fuss is about. If you already have one, this is a great opportunity to get a second one. The fee on the second unit is only $6.95 per month and you can connect them over your network for free. That's right, the home media option is now free.

    A public service announcement. This is not an affiliate ad and I am not being paid for it. My TiVo must be using subliminal messages or something.

    How and Why

    A shrine to the How and Why books.

    (Found at The Cartoonist.)

    See the USA

    Next time you are in New Mexico, check out the Whitewater Motel.


    Fractal Galleries

    Too many good games

    My preorder for Doom3 is in, NASCAR 2005 is coming out next month, I have my coupon for HL2 and now I find out that Katamari Damacy is actually getting a US release in a couple of months.

    "After receiving strong buzz from import gamers and a test showing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year, Katamari Damacy is coming to North America this fall, Namco Hometek announced today.

    The "rolling, sticking, never-stopping, ever-swelling clump of stuff that makes a star out of everyone and everything" (Namco's description, which works as well as any) 3D action game for PlayStation 2 will arrive in September."

    (Found at waxy.)


    This page is obsolete.

    Inns and Taverns of Old London by Henry C. Shelley

    Setting forth the historic and literary associations of those ancient hostelries, together with an account of the most notable coffee-houses, clubs and pleasure gardens of the British metropolis. Published in Boston by L.C. Page and Company 1909.

    The system works

    Finally, I can take direct credit for a new meme!

    A few weeks back, I posted a link to coincutter.com, which cuts coins like that above.

    Cynical-c.com posted the link and credited me.

    Incoming Signals posted the link and credited Cynical-c.

    Waxy (!) posted the link and credited Incoming Signals.

    BoingBoing posted the link and credited Waxy.

    This is the way the system is supposed to work.

    I have actually started quite a few of these, but some folks don't properly attribute their links. Anyway, I am quite pleased.

    There is not a limit to the amount of praise I can give this

    What a wonderful tale that begins with, An orange ruled the world.

    (Found at boingboing.)


    "Graph is a completely free program which may take arbitrary functions and display their values in the complex plane using domain coloring. This is a helpful technique because it makes many abstract concepts from complex analysis quite visual, and breathtakingly aesthetic.

    Whether your interest in this program is from a mathematical standpoint, an artistic one, or as a fractal enthusiast, you'll find that Graph is a versatile tool which is likely meet your needs. I had originally developed the program out of frustration of the often very limited capability of the multitudes of fractal programs out there to allow versatility in both mathematics and graphics. Graph is a work which tries to overcome this inhibition."


    Pictures of women with cigarette holders.


    "Dada or Dadaism [French, from dada, child's word for a horse] Nihilistic movement in the arts that flourished chiefly in France, Switzerland, and Germany from about 1916 to about 1920 [and later -ed.] and that was based on the principles of deliberate irrationality, anarchy, and cynicism and the rejection of laws of beauty and social organization."

    dada online


    Pictures of people who chat.

    Have you seen this man?

    Geoff Lupo is a conceptual artist whose work is featured in a short film called "Have you seen this man?" Very interesting stuff.

    (more pics)

    Save the Naugas

    Naugahyde is made from the skins of naugas, an odd yet engagingly friendly creature native to Sumatra.

    Thank You

    Tomorrow will begin year three of this blog. Time certainly does fly when you are having fun.

    I want to thank the over 200,000 visitors who have stumbled upon this site. Some of that number were brought here by links from the great sites on my daily links list. I appreciate that they not only see fit to include content from here, but also give me credit.

    Whether you came here for a little humor or some help for your back pain, I hope you found what you were looking for and will continue to visit.


    Skinner:"We can buy real periodic tables instead of these promotional ones from Oscar Meyer."
    Krabappel:"Who can tell me the atomic weight of bolognium?"
    Martin: "Ooh ... delicious?"
    Krabappel: "Correct. I would also accept snacktacular."

    Principal Skinner won't have to spend a penny to get a spiffy new Periodic Table and neither will you. Just go fill out a short questionnaire, and they send you a FREE copy of their new periodic table of the elements wall poster.

    (rerun from 8-2002)

    Repair your set, eh?


    (Found at bifrucated rivets.)

    More fun with beer

    CARLING Black Label beer can cam

    (Thanks, Mom!)

    The latest medical poop

    Is Placebonin right for you? Ask your doctor.

    For more product related fun, visit the good folks who created the above picture.

    Why you should always take the reviews at Amazon.com with a grain of salt.

    Rave reviews for "Very Best of David Hasselhoff"


    mp3's of three Hasselhoff hits:

    Do the Limbo Dance, Is Everybody Happy and Wir Zwei Allein Heut Nacht!!!!!

    Remember, he was kind enough to illegally host those files on the public internet, the least you could do is only download them if you really want them. He may not respect copyright, but you should try to respect his bandwidth.

    And, according to the blogger code, I am not allowed to pick on the Knight Rider without showing the best picture evar.

    They stole my secret!

    Molson Canadian beer has the above as an insert in the latest Stuff magazine with the tag line "Wallet Size proof that you are a man with a sensitive side, in case she's into that." They are even perforated for your convenience.

    Drink bourbon, get balls

    If you can agree to this:

    I, as a Maker's Mark Ambassador, do pledge to introduce those who have not yet had the pleasure (poor souls) to the smooth taste of Maker's Mark bourbon. To help friends understand, appreciate and savor what handmade bourbon is all about. To encourage establishments I encounter within my travels to stock Maker's Mark for their thirsty patrons. And to lead by my own example, that every occasion for enjoying bourbon is the perfect occasion for enjoying Maker's Mark.


    (Found at fatwallet.)

    from the home of the Vikings

    "Iceland: The Way Life Should Be" is a free DVD from The Iceland Tourist Board.

    (Found at fatwallet.)

    Thrift Score!

    A few weeks ago, I posted about Miroslav Sasek, a brilliant artist who has several travel books from the 50's and 60's. Yesterday, while at the GoodWill, I found an original hardcover of "This is Rome." I scanned in the cover above. The dust jacket is a slightly shredded, but the book itself is in great shape. A well spent $2.49.

    What does IBM stand for?

    "The premise was simple: a prank phone call to AT&T, asking them to install a telegraph in my home. I've been doing these corporate pranks for a long time, but I have to say that this was one of the weirdest examples of corporate behavior I've ever seen. Every one of the customer service reps was exceedingly helpful -- honestly, they were -- but none of them seemed to know what the hell a telegraph was."

    That Zug site is full of a lot of wonderful nonsense.

    (Found at DRT News.)

    An Elephant never forgets

    these were the best

    When I was at the GoodWill store yesterday, I saw a little kid hold up an LP and say to her dad, "What a big CD!" Her dad and I had a chuckle about that.

    In a similar vein, these kids today don't know that we used to store our data on 5 1/4 inch diskettes. If you are familiar with these, remember how you felt when you learned you could make a notch on the edge of the disk and you could then use the other side FOR FREE? For some pointless nostalgia, visit the official 5.25" disk sleeve archive.

    (Found at growabrain.)


    Boldstar Infrared Services Infrared Image Gallery

    I don't remember a Daddy Warbucks Coin.

    See more at the smoking section of CoinCutter.com.

    To Honor America

    I am glad to be an American. It means I can celebrate the Fourth of July by watching a stock car race and asking you to read the following sites:

    Camp Xray



    They cover news you might not hear everywhere else and they aren't shy about questioning the status quo. Personally, I think that the guy who runs camp xray will be the funniest guy in the camps.

    Being an American also means I can express my concern that we might be turning into the Death Star.

    Being an American also means that I can also say "Hey America, you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, America"

    More Arts and Crafts

    Learn how to make your own sockmonkey.


    A cassette deck for your pc. With the Plus Deck 2, you can rip music to tapes or tapes to mp3.

    It must have answered the ad

    World's biggest shuttlecock

    I have had back surgeries and this site helps to distract me from the pain. When I am finding cool sites and ranting, I feel better.

    Would acupuncture help with the symptoms of sciatica or would any other complementary medical solutions be worth considering?

    I have found it helpful to do the stretching exercises my physical therapist recommends. Do some core strengthening exercises, such as the ones highlighted at The Mayo Clinic. By keeping your core strong, your back won't put itself in a position to cause that sciatica pain you are having.

    This book, Back Pain: What You Need to Know (Johns Hopkins), is very good and inexpensive; regardless of what the review on amazon says.

    Good luck and try to stay off the pills (unless you really, really need them!)

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