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11 October, 2004

Jimmy Meets Superman

Ten pages from a 1959 comic that describes how Jimmy Olsen first met Superman: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #36.

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Bush Garden Gnome

Show your support for the president. Display a Dubyah Garden Gnome.

Our gnome stands 10 inches tall. Each is hand painted on top of a very sturdy ceramic body. Perfect for display inside as well as outdoors.

Because these gnomes are made one at a time, the paint might be slightly different on each one.


Posted on 11 October, 2004

Forking: The Prank

Here's an article about a new prank that's sweeping the nation: Latest prank trend full of holes.

It's the latest prank pulled on unsuspecting - but usually flattered - youngsters that takes the place of toilet-papering. Forking, which sometimes includes plastic knives and spoons, is much easier to clean up and, if the targeted individual were so inclined, could be used for a picnic later.

It's so harmless that it hardly even qualifies as a prank.

"For us, it's a fun thing to do when you like someone, friend-wise," Michelle said. "It's not messy, and it's easy to clean up. We never feel like when we're forked that it's something bad."

(Thanks Righteously Indignant)

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Cooking With Beer

Because beer is food... Beer Cook. They even have recipes for beer ice cream.

Beer in ice cream often elicits nothing more than "eeeeuu" from disgusted devotees of the pure cold creamy dessert.

I have only one response to that: Eeeeuu!

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Cat Photos

On the Web, I'd say that cats are probably the second most popular subject for photos.� Here's a bunch of cat shots: Amazing Cat Collection.

You can rate each photo on a 5-point scale. Here's one that has an average rating of 4.69.

It's hard to resist a cat with a toothbrush.

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Blog Trends

BlogPulse's Trend Search.

Enter one or more keywords, and see the trend in "mentions" across blogs. The trend shown here is for a new buzzword: podcast.

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Looney Tunes Gags

A guide to the Hidden Gags in Looney Tunes cartoons.

After you watch enough Warner Bros. theatrical cartoons it becomes obvious that the directors and animators liked to slip in little hidden gags during the cartoons. The meanings of the gags often would only be understood by a small number of people, or in some cases, the gag was either executed very quickly or was lost in the background.

On this website I have captured some of those hidden jokes and gags. Many have images to accompany the description - which comes in handy since they often happen so quickly! Note that most topics have thumbnail images which can be selected to show a larger version of the scene.

(via Information Junk)

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Presidential Candidate Quiz

Bush quotes and Kerry quotes. Can you tell who said what? Take the quiz. I got 40% correct. Clearly, I'm not qualified to vote.

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Bobby Seale

You may remember Bobby Seale from his stint with the Black Panthers in the '60s. What's he up to these days? Grillin'!

Check out Barbeque'n With Bobby Seale. It's actually a book:

Bobby Seale's 50 years recipe-perfected pit-smoke and pit-grilling methodology.

The book is out of print, but there may be an electronic version available. The company that sold the ebook seems to be out of business.

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Belly Dancers

If you thought belly dancing was appropriate only for middle eastern music, think again. It's The Metal Goddess - heavy metal belly dancing.

(via Memepool)

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Doesn't Work In Vending Machines

From BBC News: Austria cashes in on massive coin.

Austria has unveiled what it says is the world's largest gold coin - a 31kg (68 pound) disc worth about 330,000 euros ($500,000).

They only made 15.

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Road Food

I can't believe all of the work put into this site: tseng's guide to big chain road food consumption.

You're going to die, why not do it with a big bean & cheese burrito and a lime slurpee in hand?

tesg used to write "food reviews you can't use" on the KLYF/Mix web site. The reviews were of fast food places not found around the Des Moines area. The theme is expanded here to include all fast food joints tesg tries along his travels and feels compelled to write about.

Posted on 11 October, 2004

The Memes List

From IAmPariah: The Memes List.

In Blogspeak, a meme is an idea that is shared and passed from blog to blog, like a question posted in one blog and answered in many other blogs.

If you're a blogger looking for ideas, there's a ton of 'em here.

Also, take some time to check out IAmPariah's site. Nicely designed, and lots to see.

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Fender Females

Guitar-playing chicks: the Top 20 Fender Females. The Top 5 are:

  1. Bonnie Raitt
  2. Chrissie Hynde
  3. Sheryl Crow
  4. Alanis Morissette
  5. Mary Kaye

My favorite, Michelle Shocked, comes in at #20.

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Two Drawers

Here's a great animated GIF that I found at b3ta. There's also a movie version with extra footage.

It was done by Sheep, and you can see more of his work here.

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Picture Tracker

This is pretty interesting, from Flat Feet Pete. It's a chart that tracks the most emailed pictures from Yahoo -- er, Yahoo!

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Sinking Titanic Slide

For your next party, consider getting an inflatable Titanic Iceberg Slide. Prices range from $9,995 to $15,500.

"This is the most exciting inflatable ride in the industry in the last 15 years. It's a tremendous crowd pleaser for kids as well as adults."

Posted on 11 October, 2004

ASCII Browser

Take a look at a very simplified version of this blog -- all text, no pictures.

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Debate Phrase Analysis

An analysis of the phrases used by Bush and Kerry in the second debate: Presidential Debate Redux.

Kerry's top phrase was health care, followed by Mr. President. Bush's were Saddam Hussein, followed by my opponent.

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Shake Skin

Three requirements to participate in Shake Skin:

  1. Place camera in front of face
  2. Shake face or Prrr
  3. Send us the picture

(Thanks Withnail)

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Protecting Your Privacy

It's nice to know that there are at least 60,000 Web sites that are committed to protecting your privacy.

At what point does this phrase lose all meaning?

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Two Unexpected Deaths

This morning I was surprised to learn of two celebrity deaths:

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Tyson The Bulldog

Tyson is a bulldog, but unlike most bulldogs, he rides a skateboard. Tyson the Skateboarding Bulldog.

Tyson has been around skateboards his entire life. As a puppy, he watched his human friends and family ride their boards, and enjoyed being pushed on a skateboard on the carpet. When he was out on walks, he would go nuts anytime a skateboarder would pass by him. We originally misinterpreted this excitement for fear/hatred, as he would jump and lunge at people on their boards (now, of course, we know that he was simply trying to catch a ride himself).

After about six months of this behavior, when he was about a year old, we let him play with a skateboard in the backyard -- and, before we knew it, he was riding it.

(via User Friendly)

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Firefox Tips

A collection Firefox Tips and Tricks.

I want to check out the user.js customizations.

Posted on 11 October, 2004

Hack A Day

A blog devoted to hacking common objects: Hack A Day.

hack a day serves up a fresh hack each day, every day from around the web and a special how-to hack each week.

Posted on 11 October, 2004