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9 December, 2004

XMas Fonts

Download 'em if you need 'em: Free XMas Fonts. I think they're all True Type fonts for Windows.

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Goldfish Racetrack

Isabelle Leijn invented a Goldfish Racetrack.

I have designed an aquarium to come to the aid of goldfish. They are traditionally kept in round bowls which make them unhappy because the are long distance swimmers... I made an 8-shaped track that creates an infinite aquarium.

(via We Make Money Not Art)

Posted on 9 December, 2004

Company Politics

Corporations and their political leanings: Choose the Blue.

Corporations are as important as politicians in American Politics. You know what party a politician supports. Do you know which political party a company supports? ChooseTheBlue tells you what political donations were made by a company and its employees.

It claims that 86% of Coors Brewing donations are to Republicans (i.e., it's a "red" company). E&J Gallo Winery, on the other hand, is a "blue" company, with 93% of its donations going to Democrats.

I have no idea how accurate it is.

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Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev

Work by Russian photographer Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev -- who was born in 1962.

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Worst Comedians

Dinny's list of the worst comedians of all time.

It's actually a pretty good list, I think. But Carrot Top doesn't deserve to be #1. That honor should go to Jerry Lewis. The only two that shouldn't be on the list are Robin Williams and Margaret Cho.

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Giftmixer 3000

From Borders Books: The Giftmixer 3000. A clever and slightly entertaining way to get gift ideas.

Posted on 9 December, 2004

Cheesy Lights

Le Fromage Grande (noted authority) sells Cheesy Lights.

When we here at CheesyLights! talk about "Cheesy" lights, we're not talkin' yer Brie or Camembert kinda cheesy... We're talkin' good old squirt from a can, slather it on a cracker and stick it in yer craw, American kinda Cheesy! (Although the quality of all of our lights meet or exceed industry standards.)

And selection?..... We pride ourselves on having one of the largest "in stock" selections of party, patio, RV and plain string lights on the Internet!

In parting, not just a motto but words to live by.... "Low Class Is Better Than No Class At All!"

Posted on 9 December, 2004

Sound Like The Whole Wheat Radio EJs

An online demo of AT&T Natural Voices. Just type some text, choose a voice, and listen to it being spoken. If you listen to Whole Wheat Radio, many of these voices will be familiar.

Posted on 9 December, 2004

For Cell Phone Abusers

From Coudal Partners: SHHH! (PDF link)

It's a bunch of cards that you can print and hand out to people who are annoying you on their cell phone.


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The M-Word

Most people realize that the vastly over-priced Monster Cables are a rip-off. Here's another reason not to buy them: Monster fiercely protects its name Cable products company sues those who use M-word.

A monster by any other name might get you sued by Monster Cable Products Inc.

The Brisbane maker of electronics accessories has filed lawsuits and trademark infringement claims against dozens of companies for using "monster'' in names, products or services.

The TV series "Monster Garage'' and the Monster Seats above Fenway Park's left field wall have been targeted in what Monster Cable officials say is an aggressive legal strategy to protect the firm's good name.

Right, people are going to confuse seats at a baseball game with audio cables...

I think I'll change the name of this site to the Monster Blog. Oops, it's already been done -- several times.

(Thanks Chris)

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A New Hat

I need a new hat, and I can't decide...

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Fish Bumper Sticker

From The Australian Times: Christian puts fish bumper sticker on car, hits bread truck.

A born again Christian decided to show his allegiance to God's flock yesterday by putting a fish bumper sticker on his car after which he hit a bread carrier...

"The impact opened the rear doors and bread in red plastic trays spilled onto the windscreen and roof of Mr Bird's car," a police spokesman said.

Mr Bird said he felt like Jesus himself sharing bread and fishes with the flock.

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Need A Server?

If you need a high-end server, check out the Sun Fire E25K. You can even order it online -- if your credit card has $3,769,585 available credit.

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How Popular?

Type your name, and find out how popular it's been since the 1900s: How popular are you?

For example, the popularity of the name Wendy peaked in the '70s and has been declining ever since.

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A short video with a surprise ending: Balloony.

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Firefox Secrets

Brian Livingston shares some Secrets of Firefox 1.0.

It's not so long ago that we learned to master the Windows Registry, a buzzing hive of little-known configuration settings. Now we find that Firefox 1.0, the hot new browser released on Nov. 9 by the Mozilla Foundation, has its own hidden playground for us to tweak.

Posted on 9 December, 2004