As long as it's not Street Hoops
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Lubricates ballcock on toilet
2000 uses for WD40
(Found at 7h3 Ul71m473 1nsul7.)
I never knew Sammy Davis Jr. did a cover of Shaft
Outre lounge and Latin jazz, breezy swinging instrumentals and vocals, groovy 60's go-go and 70’s Bollywood soundtracks, psychedelia, quirky oddities, retro pop and surf music.
The perfect soundtrack for your sophisticated lifestyle, whether you're relaxing at home or trapped inside an office cube.
LuxuriaMusic presented by Luxotron 5000.
where are my angel flights?
You have heard the song, but do you know how to do the hustle?
(Found at Idle Type.)
What a man does with his hot dog is not a crime.
(Found at ultimate insult.)
(From the Live Journal Image Feed.)
"A Canadian man, driving a car packed with weapons and ammunition, was intent on killing as many people as possible in a Toronto neighborhood but gave up the plan at the last minute when he encountered a friendly dog, police said on Thursday."
Is there anything he can't do???
(From the Live Journal Image Feed.)
King of Queens Did It!
"Boulder police are looking for a man who secretly swiped teenage cheerleaders' cameras and took photos of his genitals.
The girls didn't realize anything was amiss until they got their pictures back from a photo developer.
The incident happened earlier this month during a cheerleading camp while the girls were staying at a Boulder hotel, according to two victims and their families.
The man who used the camera was careful not to take pictures showing his face, but the disturbing photos included him placing his genitals on the girls' personal items including drinking cups, bottles and food."
Teen girls find obscene pictures in cameras.
(Found at obscure store.)
There wasn't an Enuff Z'Nuff question
Any quiz that has a question like this:
What about this song: "Workin' this job ain't payin' the bills / Sick and tired rat race takin' my thrills / Kickin' down the road not a dime in my pocket / Nightime falls and I'm ready to rock it / I need a shot of gasoline / I'm hittin' one sixteen / I get so hot I see steam / Forget the day 'cause we're gonna scream."
Y & T
is totally kick ass.
I had completely forgotten about Y & T.
Do You Know Your 80s Hair Band Lyrics?
(Found at fark.)
Major League Potty Mouth
Cheney gets bent out of shape on the Senate floor.
(Found at drudge.)
ripoff or tribute?
Album covers that copy other album covers
(Found at scrubbles.)
Fametracker Fame Audit of Jason Bateman, star of the funniest sitcom on television.
Do you feel an uncontrollable desire to start your car by punching through the glass of the drivers door, then ripping wires from under the steering column?
Whenever you shift into gear and release the handbrake, does Kenny Loggins start playing?
Did you start your day at loggerheads with a hotheaded young buck, only to develop a grudging respect for their methods as the day wore on?
If so, you might be in an 80's action movie.
SCANDAL: Victoria's Secret ...REVEALED?
(Found at DRT News.)
Need help pooping?
New openings daily!
(Found in my Nascar Scene magazine.)
Lane ends, merge left
Why are there "unexplainable" traffic jams on the freeway?
(Image from Rock 107)
good for them
"Transvestite students at a vocational college in Thailand have been given their own lavatory after being chased out of the ladies' and gents' loos.
Dubbed the Pink Lotus bathroom, the facility is exclusively for Chiang Mai technology school's 15 transvestite students, and features four stalls, but no urinals."
The first question I had after reading the headline was "Which Icon do they use on the door?"
"On the door, hangs a sign with intertwined male and female symbols."
Speaking of icons - fishbucket found a site that has the AOL guy doing some extremely disgusting things. You will never look at him the same again. This is adult material. You have been warned... ICON SEX IN THE AOL STYLE.
Making fun of Mall Surveys.
(Found at DRT News.)
Mia Dio! Hakilo estas en mia kapo!
Learn how to say "Oh my god! There's an axe in my head," in various languages at The Web's #1 Axe In My Head Page.
(Found at DRT News.)
I mentioned that A Scanner Darkly was being made in a film a while back. Now there is a cool little update from PKD's daughters.
"June 12, 2004 - As many of you have already heard, A Scanner Darkly is being adapted for film, and we are happy to finally share details about it. This project is very exciting for us -- not only because of the caliber of talent behind it, but because we believe that it will be the very first faithful adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story. Directed by Richard Linklater from his own screenplay, A Scanner Darkly stars Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson and Rory Cochrane."
Read more from A Note from the Philip K. Dick Trust Regarding the film adaptation of A Scanner Darkly.
They say this could be the most faithful adaptation of a PKD novel. If this thing is even half as cool as the images you get from reading it, it will be out of this world good.
(Found at slashdot.)
I have always liked this guy's work
More from the wonderful world of Miroslav Sasek.
(Found at The Cartoonist.)
There is a wonderful story that goes along with this.
(Found at things magazine.)
It turns out I own a paperback worth $250.
Sale of Boston churches expected to be a boon for condo market
'When St. Peter and Paul's Church closed and was bought by a private developer, there was a lot of resistance from South Boston residents. Not only was their beloved church closing, but it was being turned into something anathema to this working-class neighborhood: luxury condominiums.
As the Boston Archdiocese prepares to put 60 church properties up for sale, developers and real estate brokers predict they will be scooped up for condominiums, a trendy re-use for churches with a hot market right now.
"Huge, huge, huge, huge, huge," said Peter LaBranche, a real estate agent at Prudential Edna Krantz in Newton, where two churches are to be closed. "They'll sell in a heartbeat, overnight, in 10 minutes."'
The article didn't mention it, but the guy probably looked like this as he was talking:
(cartoon taken from Violent Nation)
new to me
From the Live Journal image feed.
Hot, young and live on cam!
If you are into something a little more hardcore, you may want to check out the group milking action.
(another repeat from 2003)
I had no idea
Does Mother Nature want you eating half a cup of oats coated with three teaspoons of sugar and laden with more artery-clogging fat than you'd get in a McDonald's hamburger?
(Found at grow-a-brain.)
The Potted Meat Tribute Page.
Learn even more about foods made with meat by-products.
Add ingredients one, two and three with constant agitation
Why Engineers Don't Write Recipes
A place for your stuff
Storage condos - the new trend. If people can buy spaces in a parking garage, why not a storage locker?
Found at Cyburbia, the Urban Planning Portal.
(Found at metafilter.)
Putting a song in your head
OryCon22 was quite the swingin' event, with the masquerade and the dancing.
The next one in November should be a blast.
As an aside, Cliff Yablonski would have a ball with some of those masquerade pictures.
Pill Bunny, from the The Pimentohead Gallery of Despair.
When asked how many more bunnies he would paint, the artist said , "i think the simple answer is that as long as people are interested in buying bunnies, i'll be painting bunnies."
S H O P P I N G
ShopGoodwill.com not only offers a way for you to donate to a worthy cause, but gives you a way to relive your childhood on the cheap.
Collection of Marbles-Jar Full. I remember spending hours shooting just to get the perfect blue cleary, and there it is, right next to what appears to be a blue cleary boulder!
I also ran across this set of Richard Scarry's Look and Learn Library. These books were a fun way to, well, look and learn. The worm used to crack me up. If you have kids that are just learning to read, these are highly recommended.
I was never a Nancy Drew fan, but I did notice that an almost complete set of the first 44 books are available in four lots (1, 2, 3, 4). They are already going for a lot of money. I was dismayed to find that this collection does not include the controversial "Clue in the Clock."
Learn Curing Animal Skin, Smelting Iron, Gun Repair, Accounting...
If Sally Struthers were alive a couple of thousand years ago, her commericals for jobs you could study for at home would be the ones on this illustrated list of Iron Age tasks.
(Found, in a roundabout way, via plep.)
Learn something new
"Have you ever experienced a "water failure"? That is, have you ever turned on your faucet and found that no water came out of it? If you get your water from a municipal water system, the answer is probably "no."
Water pressure is very reliable. A big reason for that level of reliability is the water tower."
(Found at DRT News.)
the things people do
"Since 1977, Mike Carmichael has been painting, what started out as, a baseball. Sometimes, he's painted the ball 8 - 10 times a day. Today, the ball of paint is over 103" in circumference, weighs over 900 lbs. and is 32 inches in diameter."
(Found at presurfer.)
A slice to go
Slice has the low down on all things pizza in NYC. If you are one who appreciates a good slice, I suggest visiting.
(Found at grow a brain.)
Xbox.net is giving away free 1 year magazine subscriptions to Xbox Nation, Computer Gaming World, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Computer Shopper, and PC Magazine if you register at their website.
I just tried it. Looks legit. Sign up for their site and reply to the email. You will see the magazine choices. Pick up to all five and within 4 to 12 weeks, you will have quality bathroom reading for an entire year.
(Found at techbargains.)
his tummy is full
President George W. Bush rubs his stomach after he was asked if he enjoyed his dinner with his French counterpart Jacques Chirac, U.S. first lady Laura Bush, and Bernadette Chirac at the Elysee palace in Paris, June 5, 2004.
Worse that we thought
"President George W. Bush's increasingly erratic behavior and wide mood swings has the halls of the West Wing buzzing lately as aides privately express growing concern over their leader's state of mind.
In meetings with top aides and administration officials, the President goes from quoting the Bible in one breath to obscene tantrums against the media, Democrats and others that he classifies as 'enemies of the state.'
Worried White House aides paint a portrait of a man on the edge, increasingly wary of those who disagree with him and paranoid of a public that no longer trusts his policies in Iraq or at home.
'It reminds me of the Nixon days,' says a longtime GOP political consultant with contacts in the White House. 'Everybody is an enemy; everybody is out to get him. That's the mood over there.'"
Read more about Bush's Erratic Behavior.
I don't know the veracity of this information, but it makes me smile and tremble with fear at the same time.
As the proud owner of the 50's and 60's books in the All American Ads series from Taschen, I was extremely happy to learn that the 70's volume will be released this month.
For $27.99 and free shipping, you get 704 pages of fullpage ads from all sorts of publications. The only problem with this series is that they are almost impossible to put down.
Thanks to scrubbles for the heads up.
I got nothing
The Wisdom of the Illiterati brought to light this gem.
That's it, I'm done.
"Established biometric vendor Veritouch has teamed up with Swedish design company to produce iVue: a wireless media player that allows content producers to lock down media files with biometric security. This week Veritouch announced that it had demonstrated the device to the RIAA and MPAA.
In practical terms, VeriTouch's breakthrough in anti-piracy technology means that no delivered content to a customer may be copied, shared or otherwise distributed because each file is uniquely locked by the customer's live fingerprint scan," claims the company."
RIAA wants your fingerprints
Sure, this is more of a scare piece, but it is also so much bullshit. I am a firm believer in IP rights, and I believe that music is covered by them. If you created something, you should have every right to the proceeds.
I think borrowing a cd from a friend and duping it is fine. This is a perfectly legal use. Putting up that same CD on an open server or on an open p2p app is not.
The idea is that the music is sold with an understanding that there will be a few copies made. Hell, if the music is any good, it acts as promotion for the band and sales increase. The main thing is that this is personal word of mouth. No one has 1,000 friends with whom to share the latest chart-topper. At that point it becomes theft. If it wasn't for these bastards we wouldn't be in this mess.
My fingerprints to listen to music or watch a movie? No.
I love a lot of the music on iTunes, but they tell me what I can and cannot do in my own home with music I paid for. They don't get my money.
If the RIAA goes any further in crippling my right to listen to what I have paid for on whatever device I can get it to play on, I will just stop buying. I won't steal. I will just listen to any one of thousands of CDs, tapes and records I already own. If I get real desperate for new music, there are enough indie labels willing to sell me a cd for $10 and let me do whatever the hell I want with it.
(Register article found at slashdot.)
If you have another viewpoint, send me an email.
I could live in this
The totally cool prefab Glidehouse.
(Found via things magazine.)
Anyone can laugh in a group for 15-20 min without depending upon the Sense of Humour, Jokes or comedy. It combines laughter exercises based on Yoga breathing, which turns into real laughter when practiced in a group.
(Found at DRT News.)
THE IMPORTANCE OF EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
1,500 paintings by Salvador Dali sorted alphabetically
(Found at Incoming Signals.)
Free Grand Turismo 4 Demo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ben's Bargains reports that GameSpot reports on a method to get the GT4 Demo. Basically request info on two vehicles, one of which must be the Prius. This is of course for PS2.
Over at Ultimate Insult, I saw a link to a site showing Matchbox cars of the 70's. I have always had one car from my childhood that I really wanted to have again. It was my good fortune that the car I desired was made in 1970.
This is the Alfa Carabo.
Further research shows that this was an Alfa Romeo Prototype from 1968. The site is in italian, but the fish says it goes something like this:
"To the end of the years Sixty creative effort Bertone of is focused on the prototypes. The fantasy and the courage of the Turinese Carriage maker touch l'apice, nell'anno 1968, with the Carabo, introduced to the Hall of Paris of October. Realized on motor chassis Romeo 33 centers them dell'Alfa, comes from always considered a test of automotive, rich style of inventiveness and of solutions it originates them. Some its prerogatives contribute to round create to it a fascination halo. To begin from the stiff lines, the facade a lot streamlined that one agrees again to the windshield without continuity solution, and from the game of the taken ones and the vents d'aria. Continuing with unknown l'apertura of the doors - in ahead and towards l'alto (resumption later on on the Countach of production) - until the color, atypical: the cangiante green of a coleopter (carabo, exactly). The study ends on all the world-wide press, not only of field, and the comments unanimously are positi to you. Bertone proposes with the Carabo an audacious prefiguration, but coherent on the plan they works and aesthetic, of the sport car of the future. L'impiego of new materials and unknown constructive techniques more makes of this vehicle-study something regarding the simple exercise of style."
Thank you, internet. You have made an old man very happy.
"Like the leaves on the trees they're ubiquitous yet rare. Every one is different, different in shape or marked in a different way. But unlike leaves they have weight and heft in the hand. They're solid and heavy and (though this, of course, is an illusion) reassuringly permanent. They're cool to the touch but comforting to hold. They're free but precious, too: a favourite pebble can become a talisman, a minor household god, a Becketian worry-bead, even a smug little social mark. They're as refined as the most delicate sculpture, yet they're also tough as nails."
If he only wasn't so damned enthusiastic...
From an editorial about paperless e-voting machines.
"There is nothing partisan about the survival of our democracy or its legitimacy. We cannot and must not put the success of one party or another above the good of our entire country and all our people. To the governments of the fifty states, Republican or Democrat, I ask you to put paperless e-voting machines on the shelf until 2006 or until they are reliable and will allow recounts. In a democracy you always count the votes no matter who wins. To abandon that principle is to abandon America. "
From Howard Dean's new column.
For Help, call 9-1-2.
Deborah Boroughs is a freaking moron.
(If you are not signed up with philly.com, bugmenot has the info you need.
(Found at Obscure Store.)
i don't need holes through my nipples to be cool.
correlation does not translate into causality
"To say my country, right or wrong, is something no patriot would say except in dire emergency; it is like saying, 'my mother, drunk or sober.'" - G.K. Chesterton