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2 December, 2003

Ugly Corvette

Welcome to the Hall of the World's Ugliest Corvette.

This is -- used to be -- a 1985 Corvette. The owner, who calls himself "Buckeye", says: "Women love this car. Every time I stop for gas, women come up to me. I could have as many girlfriends as I want -- old ones, fat ones, anything. They're all over me."

Posted on 2 December, 2003

World's Most Expensive Cocktail

If you want to go out for a night of drinking -- and money is no object -- you're best bet is the World Bar, in the Trump Tower. See: Trump World Tower charges $50 for its concoction - $64 with tax and tip.

And Grossich says the drink is worth the price, because its ingredients are costly. A 750-milliliter bottle of Remy XO, for example, sells for $109 at the Wine Underground in Baltimore. Veuve Clicquot typically costs $38.99 a bottle, and a 750-milliliter bottle of Pineau des Charentes retails for $15.49. For competitive reasons, Grossich declines to divulge the exact amounts of each used in the drink. But he emphasizes the full experience of buying "the World's Most Expensive Cocktail" and points to wealthy celebs who have tried it.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

Anaglyph Models

Get out your red-blue glasses and take a look at these 3D models.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

Wacky Snacks

From Worth 1000: Photoshopped images of Wacky Snacks. These Frozen Butterflies look pretty tasty. Just heat and serve. Plus, a free dip recipe on the back!

Posted on 2 December, 2003

Fox In The News

From News Hax: Fox News Presenter Fired.

A most respected news presenter on Fox TV has been struck from her position for not once mentioning the words "Michael Jackson" or "Celebrity Child Molester" , for what top Fox executives referred to as the most excruciating 5 minutes ever experienced on Fox.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

Gifts For Geeks

Lots of interesting stuff from Wired: Wired Tools 2K3.

Tech gear is fun again - whether you're into 3-D computer screens, smartphones, theater-quality home audio, or DNA kits for kids. Our crack squad of geeks has rounded up 77 innovative playthings that'll keep you entertained till next holiday season.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

Celebrity Match

I only mention this site because it's based on solid scientific fact: Celeb Match.

Ever wanted to know how compatible your are with Britney Spears, Anna Kournikova or Brad Pitt? Or wanted to know who's your most compatible celebrity love? Use CelebMatch.com to find out!

CelebMatch.com uses the scientific method of biorhythms to calculate the compatibilities.

My best celebrity matches are Diana Scarwid, Kathy Najimy, Jane Seymour, Adrienne Barbeau, and Fanny Ardant. The only one I've ever heard of is Adrienne Barbeau.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

How Old Are You?

Just curious...

How old are you?
17 or under
18-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60 or over

  

Free polls from Pollhost.com

Note: Voting or viewing the results may result in a pop-up ad. That's why it's a free service.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

Pamn's Best Photo

About six months ago, I mentioned that I bought Pamn a digital camera for her birthday -- a tiny little Pentax Optio S. Since then, she's become quite the photographer, and she seems to have a natural talent.

Here's one she took on Saturday, of her grandson coming down a "tube" slide (click for a larger view).

I'm impressed. Pretty amazing for a $400 point-and-shoot camera, eh? Just think what she could do if she took the time to actually read the manual.

You can see more of her photos here.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

New Bush Tape?

From the Disassociated Press: New purported Bush tape raises fear of new attacks.

A tape today surfaced in US media outlets of someone purporting to be George W Bush at a US military base in Baghdad.

Intelligence analysts around the world are studying the videotapes. "It certainly looked and sounded like him, but we get so few glimpses at Bush in real-life situations that it is hard to tell," said one operative from a Western intelligence agency.

People who know Bush said it appeared to him. "That's him, all right," said one longtime associate.

The tape shows the man claiming to be Bush praising US attacks in Iraq. "We will stay until the job is done," he threatened.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

For Sale: Domain Name

I wonder if anyone will ever buy this domain name? WorldsSmartestLawyer.com

Welcome to World's Smartest Lawyer.

This domain name is for sale! Just think how much money you could make with this name! This website can be your own goldmine...

Posted on 2 December, 2003

Fake Hair

I had no idea that celebrities designed wigs. For example, here's the Raquel Welch Collection. Or maybe you'd prefer a wig designed by Eva Gabor. Unfortunately, the Dolly Parton collection has been canceled.

If you don't want a full-on wig, Headcovers Unlimited lets you choose from a large selection of Hats With Hair.

Here, we showcase hairpieces that can be used inside any of our hats to create a "hat with hair."

Ingenious! But what happens when you take your hat off? I assume the hair comes with it.

And for the men...

Here's a nice selection of hairpieces you can order online. Shown here is the PJ Toupee Hair Piece by Jon Renau. Jeez, even the photo looks fake. I would expect a lot more in a $172.99 hairpiece.

If you decide to order, take note:

Due to Jon Renau's strict return policy, please note that all sales are final on Jon Renau wig products. We have discounted our prices drastically to reflect this restrictive policy.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

London Photos

Here's an interesting blog that I just discovered: London Photos, by Kim Gilmour.

This weblog is the place for London photos; odd observations in the capital during the drizzle and snow, SX-70 Polaroid fun, little bits of London and UK life and even occasional vegetarian recipes!

More of Kim's photos are at Photos By Kim G.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

9-11 And Money

At FoldMoney.com, learn how to fold money to see scenes from the 9-11 terrorist attack.

You can fold U.S. paper dollars and see the Twin Towers on fire, The Pentagon, you can even find Osama if you fold the bill correctly. Could this be a sign that nobody has seen? Or maybe its just a coincidence.

I'll go with the coincidence theory.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

Women In Aviation

Here's an interesting site: Women in Aviation History.

Since the Wright Brothers took flight in 1903, women have made a significant contribution to aviation. The following is just a small sampling of the contributions women have made to the field of aviation.

The photo below is not from the site. It's a photo of my grandmother ("Nana"). About 25 years ago, I made a copy of the original photo and printed an 8x10. A few days ago, I took a shot of the 8x10 with my digital camera, and this is the result. Since it's a copy of a copy of a faded old photo, it's not a very good image. But you can click the image for a larger view.

I have no idea when it was taken. I don't even remember talking to her about her flying experience. But, clearly, she must have been among the first women pilots.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

Planet Photos

From NASA: Planetary Photojournalism.

The Planetary Photojournal is your interface to the Planetary Image Archive (PIA) contained within the Planetary Data System Imaging Node. As images are added to the PIA, the Photojournal will aid you in finding your desired image from this database by using a number of search mechanisms.

In addition to the photographic images you may have seen in magazines or television broadcasts, the actual data used to create these images are also available.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

Stealth Camera

The perfect stocking stuffer: James Bond Stealth Camera.

...this inconspicuous Zippo look-alike actually contains a digital camera capable of holding over 300 images.

It can store up to 150 images, 640x480. It's only $100.

Posted on 2 December, 2003

Nigerian Scams

From BBC News: Nigeria to tackle internet fraud.

Nigeria is to launch an inquiry into internet fraud and will examine the existing laws covering the problem. The "419" swindle - named after the penal code that outlaws it - will be targeted in particular.

Interestingly, this announcement comes only a few weeks after the 3rd Annual Nigerian Email Conference. Coincidence?

(Thanks Jeroen)

Posted on 2 December, 2003

Penny Collector

Save your pennies, and you may become a news item. See: After 40 Years, Penny Collector Cashes In.

After four decades of pinching pennies, a million in all, A Mifflin County man decided that it was time to cash in his collection.

It took several months of bank visits to bring in 37 buckets of pennies to be cashed but by the end, Lynn Wagner ended up with $10,060.

Posted on 2 December, 2003