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12 March, 2003

How to Juggle

Here's an animated character that shows you how to juggle three balls.

It's really not that difficult. I'm a bit out of practice, but I used to be able to juggle three balls for about 45 seconds.

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Junk Faxes

I just got another one. That makes three this week. Based on the "remove from database numbers," I was able to trace them all to fax.com. Yep, this is the same company that will be fined $5.4 million if the FCC gets its way.

The junkfax.org site has compiled lots of information about this scumbag company -- which now portrays itself as some type of public service organization devoted to finding missing children.

Posted on 12 March, 2003

Lots of Old Print Ads

Hundreds of ads from 1911-1957, available at the Ad*Access Project.

The Ad*Access project consists of five main subject categories: Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television, Transportation, and World War II. These subjects were chosen for their broad popular appeal and proven interest to students, faculty and researchers.

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For Kids Only

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Interactive Drums

Click here and turn up the volume to begin annoying your office mates.

(via Bifurcated Rivets)

Update: Wendy Lauver pointed me to Pearl's site, which lets you construct your own drum kit. It even has a mini sequencer so you can program a drum track using the components you select.

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Odd Musical Instruments

Lots of unusual musical instruments, with photos and sound samples.

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Fake Teeth by Dr. Bukk

If you need some fake teeth, Dr. Bukk may be able to help.

Fake teeth that fit so well, you can sing in an opera! Designed by an artist, not a dentist. No wonder they fit good and look real

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The Wacky Iraqi

See Saddam Hussein, photoshopped by the talented folks at Worth1000.com. There are 64 entries in this particular competition.


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The War of the Worlds

Listen to Orson Wells' classic War of the Worlds radio presentation in streaming audio. Read more about this famous broadcast here.

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Encouraging News From Warner Brothers

The Madonna Project. Madonna fans can pre-order her upcoming single for $1.49. It will be emailed on the release date, March 24.  Incredibly, the file will be an un-DRM'ed MP3 file. And it seems that they are facing up to the new realities of the music business:

If the digital single leaks on the Internet before March 24th, you will be emailed the single immediately.

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The Bad Fad Museum

Fads, by their very nature, come and go. In retrospect, most are bad fads. Explore the world of bad fads, neatly categorized into Fashion, Collectibles, Activities, and Events.

Goldfish swallowing, I think, certainly qualifies as a bad fad.

Posted on 12 March, 2003