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21 February, 2003

Office Pranks

Learn dozens of useful office pranks, including the classic "fill the cubicle with peanuts" gag shown here.

Adding blue food coloring to the water cooler is much simpler.

Posted on 21 February, 2003

Animals Drinking

This Flash presentation cracked me up. Animals drinking, accompanied by the theme from Cheers.

(via Boing Boing)

Posted on 21 February, 2003

String Figures

Impress your kinds. Learn how to make cool string figures. They range from easy to very hard.

Posted on 21 February, 2003

Celebrity Doubles

Celebrity Doubles:

Celebrity Doubles has booked acts internationally all over the world! North and South America, Europe and Japan. We have found that as a result of the internet, it doesn't really matter what city you're based out of, because "the internet knows no bounds" and has made this world a very small place to do business and book incredible look-alikes and various acts.

You'll find lots of photos here. And some of them even look like the celebrity they are supposed to look like. The photo below is an exception.

Posted on 21 February, 2003

The First READY.GOV Parody

Here's a link to the first parody of the READY.GOV site. From Idle Words.

Posted on 21 February, 2003

More Messages Via Google Search Requests

Yesterday I described how someone sent me a nice message by way of a Google search request. I got a few more:

  • And I thought I was the only one... Seems a lot of people like John Walkenbach...
  • hey John Walkenbach you're blog is pretty cool!
  • J-Walk blog -dave -gorman -http://www.davegorman.com/collection.html

The third one was a clever way to get me to take a look at a web site. Notice that the three last terms in the search string are preceded by a minus sign, which means that they are not actually included in the search.

The site, by the way, is pretty interesting: The Dave Gorman Collection. It's the story of a quest to find 54 people named Dave Gorman.

Posted on 21 February, 2003

Plainly Dressed

Plainly Dressed is your Christian clothing and headcovering resource.

There are actually MANY various "Plain," or conservative church groups that maintain the practice of headcovering and plain, modest dress according to the Scriptures. Most coverings and clothing styles, generally-speaking, are now worn by a broad population of conservative Christians; making personal preference and style choices much easier and flexible to suit a particular need.

Posted on 21 February, 2003

American Gothic Parodies

Variations on a classic painting.

The painting 'American Gothic' by Grant Wood has the distinction of being parodied more often than any other painting.

(via Speckled Paint)

Posted on 21 February, 2003

Modern Ruins

Photos by Phillip Buehler.

photograph modern ruins because I find it disturbing to find familiar objects and technology to be abandoned. I'm reminded that nothing is permanent, that everything is always in a state of transition. And we see ourselves in our own transitions, sometimes too focused on where we're going to notice and appreciate where we are.

Posted on 21 February, 2003

Be a Terrorist

Pretend to be a terrorist and shoot up a web page -- either CNN, the FBI, or the White House. Uses Flash and JavaScript.

Posted on 21 February, 2003

A Starbucks Fanatic

A guy named Winter visits every Starbucks coffee shop he can find, takes photos of each, and posts them at has web site.

Posted on 21 February, 2003

State-of-the-Art Computer Animation

Computer animation just keeps getting better and better. Check out this 5:40 clip called Work in Progress from Industrial Light and Magic (requires QuickTime).

Here's a direct link to the *.mov file if you have a slow connection and you'd like to download it.

(via The Presurfer)

Posted on 21 February, 2003