Saturday, July 06, 2002

I Love Egg

A very cutesy, nicely designed (Korean?) site featuring freaky, colorful little flash animations revolving around a little troupe of colorful eggs. I just really love the menu on this site. Very prettily designed.

Cake Divas

Bakers that specialize in over-the-top cakes sculpted to look like Faberge eggs, guitars, anything you want, looks like. Wonder if it hurts when they see someone take that first slice out of their creations?
Twenty-one...Twenty-two...Twenty-three...Sleepy Yet?

And the award for most comically pointless site of the day goes to Counting Sheep, a site in which sheep after tiny sheep pop up and you...well...count them. *Yawn*

No Wonder Spock's Blood Was Green

He wasn't getting enough Salsa. Well, the folks at L.N.S.E.M.S. (Leonard Nimoy Should Eat More Salsa) foundation want to change that. Live long and prosper.


Friday, July 05, 2002

Emotiblaster - Attack of the Smileys

Here's one for the hardcore Yahoo! messenger fans out there, Emotiblaster is a game in which you enter the proper keyboard strokes for each "emoticon" smiley that falls from the top of the screen - maybe if I play this a little I'll finally be able to get down the old "light bulb" smiley and a couple others I can never remember how to make when chatting :)

Funny Pictures Back In Style

I just realized it's been a long time since I just posted a zany picture for it's own sake. Here's a cool one (above) stolen from, just thought it was cool, click here for a larger version on their site. I couldn't resist swiping this one, either:

(Larger image here)

In other goofy graphics news, this has to be one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen, someone posted it on a message thread at Fark. Dancin' Spiderman:

There, now I've ruined Spiderman for everyone out there, back to blogging....
Open for Business Again - Finally

Sorry 'bout the recent lack of updates, with my birthday and the Fourth of July I was just a little busy. Well, actually I didn't do much on either but I took a little break anyways. Blogger's went down all day today, of course, fixing their servers, apparently - just when I got around to feeling like blogging some things. Things seem to be back in order again now, though, so here we go.

Kids, Don't Try This At Home has tons of info on the stupid-crazy art of sword-swallowing - complete with pics, x-ray's (such as the one above) of swallowers at work, as well as video of practioners showing off their craft.

Tuesday, July 02, 2002

Happy Birthday to Me

Yep, today's my birthday, oh joy. I was going to give a list of famous people who shared a birthday with me but the only ones I recognized were Kyle Petty and Thurgood Marshall.

Oh well...another year on earth, another step in my direction taken by the Grim Reaper :P

That Zany Kevorkian, Artist

Remember Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the "kindly" old doc who'd off people with his "suicide machine" in order to save them from suffering caused by their various diseases? Well, take a gander at some of his oil paintings...somehow I think it had less to do with ending suffering than his getting off on death. Weird, weird guy.

Stairway to Gilligan's Island

Possibly the strangest thing I've ever come across, definitely up there. Apparently recorded by "Little Roger and the Goosebumps" in the 70's and taken off the shelves after a legal row with Zep's lawyers, Stairway to Gilligan's Island appeared lost forever. Now, though, for your listening enjoyment the folks at have it up for all to hear. That may or may not be a good thing, depending on how much you like Zep or Gilligan or both.
Judge Finds Federal Executions Unconstitutional

Looks like the death penalty could be on it's way out, if this holds up in appeal. I don't know how to feel about this, I realize here and there someone might be innocent and unjustly executed at some point, it seems inevitable. However, when some nut goes crazy and hacks a bunch of people to death, it's hard to justify housing and feeding him at a huge expense for years and years.

Manson, for instance - while he's incarcerated and his freedom has been taken away, he's lived all these many years and in fact, turns a profit off his crappy artwork. The Californian prison system isn't at liberty to disclose how much money inmates have in their prison bank accounts, but I have a sad feeling that he may make more money than many honest non-serial murdering folks on the outside. Meanwhile a bunch of innocent people are long dead, their families have to live with that fact and this clown just laughs at everyone from his cell. It's a pity California changed it's policy on capital punishment not long before he was tried.

Monday, July 01, 2002

Terrorist Cyberplotting

A genuinely frightening article about a recent string of apparent fact-gathering and strategic cyberspace ventures of the al Qaeda network's operatives. As illustrated by the low-tech approach of the attacks on New York and the Pentagon, authorities fear not an out and out cyber-attack but intrusions on key targets, like disabling dams or re-routing fire dept. alarms, in conjunction with explosives or other more conventional forms of terrorism.

Fun With Heiroglyphics

Find out what your name might have looked like spelled out in Egyptian heiroglyphs.
Man About to Realize Lifelong Dream of Cork-Boat Journey

Over the course of nearly his lifetime, John Pollock of Ann Arbor, MI has amassed 160,000 corks, all for the express purpose of building a big boat out of corks which he one day would set sail in. Well, it's ready to go. Good luck with that dude...seems a little wacky but go for it. I know I'll always regret never fulfilling my lifelong dream of collecting the world's largest ball of earwax and pushing it off the Brooklyn Bridge.