Sunday, June 20, 2010

My philosophy about this blog

These wonderful cartoons are from Alex Noriega. I hope he keeps it up!

http://stuffnoonetoldme.blogspot.com/

Plastic Man's origins

http://grantbridgestreet.blogspot.com/2010/06/secret-origin-of-plastic-man-by-roy.html
This was great! I like how you have to be observant to pick up all the subtle humor.
For a great book on Plastic Man, and the spirit of comics at that time, pick up:  
Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched to Their Limits
by Art Spiegelman, Chip Kidd
 (out of print, I believe)
www.alibris.com

Explanation for the European financial crisis

Thursday, June 17, 2010

When I get sick, send me to Outside Hospital

Statistics for US World Cup viewing

http://www.epltalk.com/england-usa-viewing-audience-beats-first-four-games-nba-finals/20914?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EPLTalk+%28EPL+Talk%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

I thought cell phones killed most people in their cars

So, water in the windshield washer dispenser can kill you.

This is great.

Now I have another thing to worry about.

Report: Water as windshield wiper fluid causes 20% of Legionnaires' Disease cases in UK — Autoblog

Water doesn't melt ice or get the greasy bug guts off well anyway.

Single serve wine glasses: perfect for a picnic?

 Why didn't I think of this??? I have to assume it's no worse than those little bottles you get on an airplane.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1286346/Wine-glass-Entrepreneur-ridiculed-Dragons-Den-toasts-M-S-success.html#ixzz0qyLuHnlB

it probably goes well with...
http://secondratesnacks.com/easy-cheese-vs-cheez-it
and...
http://www.wildgarden.biz/product_information.htm
and...
http://foodbizdaily.com/archive/2009/02/20/new-product-lindsay-snackers-single-serve-olive-packs-created.aspx
followed by...
http://www.trc-office-supplies-and-home-office-supplies.com/ezcart/zoom.cfm?img=JOJ29153&setup_id=1

Any thoughts?

Viral Video Film School Special Spectacular Extravaganza Machine of Joy

A nice introduction to V V F S: "Maximum Damage"

North Korean World Cup fans are FAKES!

http://deadspin.com/5564578/north-korean-soccer-fans-are-actually-chinese-volunteers

Monday, June 14, 2010

Coming to a State Fair near you!

for the rest:
http://community.livejournal.com/randompictures/8949910.html

England vs USA in World Cup Goals

But with leggos
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/video/2010/jun/14/world-cup-2010-england-usa-brick

Irwin Allen shows on the web

I adore all of his shows, not just "Lost in Space". Thanks to the genius of Hulu, many of them are available for easy consumption: Lost in Space (I watched early on Saturday AM), Land of the Giants (this scared the heck out of me as a kid), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (watched with my grandfather on early cable), and the Time Tunnel (which I only recently finished watching...these didn't seem to get much re-run time in the 70's). He had two other TV shows, but I do not remember them well (Swiss Family Robinson, Code Red).

Hulu has many of them available through this link.  Settle down for a cheesy treat!
http://www.hulu.com/the-time-tunnel

Your first blaster

A potentially lethal laser for two hundred bucks...I am amazed this is legal.

http://www.wickedlasers.com/lasers/Spyder_III_Pro_Arctic_Series-96-37.html

Adult Whipped Cream

http://www.whippedlightning.com/

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Salmon and gruyere grilled cheese

from
http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/smoked_salmon_and_gruyere_grilled_cheese_sandwich/









This sounds excellent as is, but lemon aioli might be a bit easier (and you would have left overs)

http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/recipes/view/7137/lemon-aioli

Does this guy know me?

Pearls Before Swine
http://comics.com/

Sweet, Google, Sweet!

from http://thedailywh.at/

Story of the B9 Robot

http://www.tvacres.com/robots_robot.htm

I really should put this in

How to watch the Word Cup on your phone

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/technology/personaltech/10smart.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

All I have to say is "Bacon Maple Bar"

http://voodoodoughnut.com/menu.php

These are drawings!

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/06/amazing_pencil_drawings.html

Mars- New Symphony of Science

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Taste of the Three Kings





This has Buddy Guy (I actually bought him a drink once!) thrown in as a bonus. I will call him "King Buddy" for the day.

Stachy the 'Stache

Waa Haa Haa...
If I wore one of these I might feel like tying a damsel to the train tracks!
http://store.gama-go.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=sm0112

North Korea Documentary

I am fascinated with North Korea, and VBS has my favorite documentary to date. Imagine the travel channel mixed with Hunter S. Thompson. This is funny, but at the same time very powerful. You can say what you want about the editorial bent, but the folks from Vice know how to tell a story.

http://www.vbs.tv/newsroom/vice-guide-to-north-korea-1-of-14

You can't make these things up.

Again above the Mason-Dixon Line

http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2010/06/08/news/cops_and_courts/doc4c0dab40041c9566787444.txt

Monday, June 7, 2010

BACON!

klaatu.tumblr.com/post/673131765/baconbaconbacon-20-awesome-bacon-facts

The Morning Commute

And I bought a Honda.

my-retrospace.blogspot.com/2010/06/vintage-wheels-6-shaggin-wagons.html

Regional Drama

This type of news report is not restricted to below the Mason-Dixon line.

www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20100607/NEWS01/100607017/Batavia-woman-charged-with-adultery&referrer=NEWSFRONTCAROUSEL

Good Book

A Brown University student transfers to Liberty University to get a better understanding of the fundamentalist culture. This is very well written with a surprisingly high degree of objectivity.

www.amazon.com/Unlikely-Disciple-Semester-Americas-University/dp/044617842X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275962326&sr=8-1

In Steve's Honor

Zappos Shoes

I love Zappos, and have never had a single problem from their end. Ordering the wrong size...that has been my problem. I suspect this post explains part of that satisfaction.

www.inc.com/magazine/20100601/why-i-sold-zappos.html

Cosmic sounds plus a little extra

Jupiter

www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3fqE01YYWs

The Sun

solar-center.stanford.edu/singing
You must also see all the spectacular SOHO images of the sun

Several pulsars (another kind of star). These vary depending on how fast they spin.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHEVo-LkDrQ
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ioriGSOaLg&feature=related

Black hole sounds
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYiWNLv-Bgg

Neptune
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYiWNLv-Bgg

Uranus
www.youtube.com/watch?v=80Ngl2RY8sA&feature=related
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcHDASRDBcw

Music incorporating many of these sounds is put out by one of my favorite artists,  K.M. Krebs. He releases most of his radio derived work under the name 833-45(the name of a quasar), and the rest under his own name.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DtEg8X6zcc

This is perhaps one of my favorite recordings ever. However, it's not for everyone.

www.archive.org/details/wh046

His blog is wonderful as well. You can contact him directly through his web page. I purchased all his compiled works on one DVD and it was some of the best money I ever spent.
833-45.net/

Red Sauce

I think I will give this a shot. It seems rather Zen-like, and I never thought to try it with carrots. I have been using a variety of sweetening agents over the years with varying success. I plan to make several adjustments:

I might add bit of tomato paste
meat (OK..its not a pure red sauce)
I will use a lot of onion in addition to a lot of garlic
some basil would be nice, but I will not use it on the first batch
add several bay leaves
cook the stuff for several hours to increase the richness

www.thegoodist.com/the_goodist/2008/08/recipe-perfect.html#more

Roasted Cherries

We get them for a short time but in great abundance. Beyond the obvious ice cream, this would probably go well with Greek yogurt, homemade biscuits, or even pancakes.

www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/ingredients-fruit/recipe-roasted-cherries--118775

For when I need a new wallet


makersmarket.com/products/awesome-space-wallet-gimetzco-for-tinymeat

Most disturbing

allegations of medical complicity/research with torture post 911
http://phrtorturepapers.org/

link not working earlier, try
http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/

Quite a concept, but could be dangerous

http://www.princeofpetworth.com/2010/06/update-on-meridian-pint-coming-to-11th-and-park-road-nw-brace-yourself-table-taps/

Alternative to Harry Potter's World

Perhaps we could go here if the lines in FL are too long
http://www.themeparkreview.com/fantazyland/fantazyland.htm

Not to be mistaken for Larry Potter's World down the road

Maybe this summer?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bass Jam

Chicken Jam

Theramin Jam



http://randygeorgemusic.com/store.html
I want one of these

Porchetta di Testa: This delicacy is a pig’s head that has been treated like the traditional porchetta from Tuscany. The meat is seasoned with garlic, rosemary and chili then rolled and tied and then cooked. It is delicious sliced for a sandwich or topped with capers & Parmigiano Reggiano.
http://www.boccalone.com/Products/Cooked-Specialties

Official restaurant, storage, foot massage, legal, and truck rental for DWR

http://www.jonesbigasswebsiteandmerchandisecenter.com/

Meat inspired places I would like to try

http://www.hotdougs.com/menu.htm

http://www.boccalone.com/

When you dont have a corkscrew

Those crafty French...

Open Wine Bottle With A Shoe (French Language) - The most popular videos are here

Cheering up any dreary day

Noonan!

Gittar playing

getting medieval…
and a lute plaayya…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCAJpL3XMMw

FIFA and Star Wars?

Getting ready for the World Cup, and then a mildly related dose of Robot Chicken.



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