Saturday, July 16, 2005

Beautiful Flash Game


Just keep exploring and clicking. Similar type stuff on the wonderful Polyphonic Spree site.


Watching Paint Dry

Clever flash explanation.



Black America's Musical Links to Scotland

"For Dizzy (Gillespie), there was no doubt about the connections. He'd talk about the Gaelic speaking blacks and spoke of his love for Scotland. He'd often tell me to get over to Scotland because the people were so friendly and the love of the music so warm," says Ruff. "

Amazing article. It speaks about precenting, where someone leads the singing in a really spooky, whiny tone and the congregation answer in the same way. You can still see this in Scotland and sometimes on Sunday am TV.



The Wild Parrots of Brooklyn

Fascinating - I love parrots - used to have one called Onan.


Bananas Gone Mad

Great 1940s book about all the great stuff you can make with bananas.
Don't fancy the recipes much but the illustrations are superb.


Real Lawn Furniture

How to make a real grass couch!!


Friday, July 15, 2005

Mr. Suicide Bathtub Plug



Replacement Game Manuals

2,700 game manuals in PDF


All The Ducks

Psychedelic Flash - OK who's got the acid ?

Dancing Letters


Make your own here


A (Picturesque) Walk Through Durham Pennsylvania Township

Just some great photos


Origami Designs

You can download PDF file templates for over 300 designs - great stuff


Dull Men's Club

"A place -- in cyberspace -- where Dull Men can share thoughts and experiences,
free from pressures to be in and trendy, free instead to enjoy the simple, ordinary things of everyday life."

Contains such riveting subjects as Singing Waste Bins in Cambridge and Roundabouts of Great Britain

Sadly, I think I qualify!


The Origins of Band Names

Useless Japanese Inventions


NicoShot - Nicotine Beer Designed to Help Drinkers Quit Smoking

Double your addiction pleasures!!


Rene Magritte

Superb resource


My Ass Hurts

"People who needed this procedure don't actually walk around with t-shirts bearing the slogan: "Ask me about anus surgery." They don't go to support groups announcing their presence with a "Hi, my name is Leon and I've had my ass cut."
So I'm breaking the silence. I'm telling you what it's like. And most importantly, what you can do to avoid the plight that was mine. "

I've got tears in my eyes reading this.


Thursday, July 14, 2005

The Power of Nightmares

This was the best documentary I've ever seen when it showed on BBC earlier this year.

"This film explores the origins in the 1940s and 50s of Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East, and Neoconservatism in America, parallels between these movements, and their effect on the world today."

Now all three parts are availabe to stream or download in high quality here.


The Incredible World of Navel Fluff

"Featuring the world's biggest collection of one person'snavel fluff (lint), as certified by Guinness World Records."



Make Your Own Model Dalek

Nice one!!


How To Build Your Own Yurt

"Yurt is a word of Russian origin describing a circular trellis walled framed tent. The roof supported by a conical or domed frame consisting of a number of ribs radiating from a central wooden wheel to the top of the wall trellis. The yurt is traditionally covered with felt, made by beating and rolling wet sheep fleece."

A free copy of a book telling you how to make your own. There was a programme on Discovery at the weekend where a guy was living amomg wolves in the northern US. He lived in a Yurt and mighty impressive it was too.


PC In A Retro Radio

I posted something recently about old Russsian radios. This is a PC within an old radio case. Impressive.


Chocolate Roses

Roses, made out of chocolate - just amazing


Wednesday, July 13, 2005

How To Render Lard

First, find an average sized American.....nah, only joking!!

I have no idea where I found this link

How To Trim Squirrel's Teeth

C'mon. Admit it, you've always wondered how to do this, haven't you?


Drinking Straw Models

Can't understand the words but recognise the talent


Big Lady Bishops

That's the pic - click it and look at headline

Naughty sub ed


Google Flash

tee hee


Office Bow of Death

How to build your own bow and arrow from office supplies - looks lethal.


Brussels Paper Trams

Downloadable plans for paper model trams

includes the "Bi-directional 3-bogies PCC car 7821"

which is just as well, otherwise I wouldn't have made this post


Pixies Live

Nice collection of Pixies vids but don't know how long link will last


Must Try This

"The Korea Baseball Organization ruled that wearing cabbage leaves inside a baseball cap constitutes as an "alien material."

The Scottish Football Association disagreed. In a statement, Joe 'Old Firm' McKay, said "That's bollox. Any of our players are welcome to wear cabbage, provided they conform to rule61, sub section iv, which states that it must be boiled for three weeks beforehand."


Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Kingdom Of Heaven Is For Sale

God Bless Capitalism!!

"Friends, do you know where you will spend eternity? .... Perhaps you’ve been sold some “Pie in the Sky” notion by a well-dressed, badly-coiffed “Man of the Cloth,” preaching that you can be assured of an Eternity in Heaven simply by following one particular religion or another (usually his), or by “confessing your sins,” or by believing in the Savior du Jour™.

"............Friends, I’m here to tell you that you can have ETERNAL ALLODIAL TITLE to one prime Lot in the Kingdom of Heaven for the unbelievable, ridiculously low, even ludicrous price of only $19.95, American Cash Money.
That’s right! I said only $19.95!"


How To Play Go

I've never learned how but now I can (when I've got the time, of course)


Creepy Flash Ghost

The title of the site seems to be Arse I Am but he seems pretty clever to me.



Being Dead And Buried Doesn't Mean You Can't Have Friends Over

"Due to the poor response to our foot cam, the team felt it was not required for this project."

Live Coffin Cam at


The Construction of the Empire State Building

Great collection of photos


Retro Desktop Wallpaper

Nice old stuff for yer desktop - pretty amusing


Card Model Toy Train

"This is a complete scale model of Amtrak's Acela Express high speed train."

Seems quite difficult if you've never done it before but might make a decent winter project.


Monday, July 11, 2005

For Fox Sake

Looks a harmless, kinda fella, uh?

This is Brit Hume, a Fox News (surely a contradiction in terms) correspondent.

This is what he said about the London bombings.

"I mean, my first thought when I heard -- just on a personal basis, when I heard there had been this attack and I saw the futures this morning, which were really in the tank, I thought, 'Hmmm, time to buy.'"

Obvious mass murder in London and this prick is thinking about share dealing. Click pic for more.


How to Make Incense

"Rediscover how to make incense the way it's been made by virtually every civilization since before the Stone Age; with fine natural incense resins, woods and herbs."


Downsizer - Self Sufficiency Guide

From home burial to home made sanitary pads



This Is Evil

What kind of sick mind does this person have?

"An Exeter woman has been jailed for three years for a campaign of harassment against a young girl, which a judge said was the most wicked crime he had ever seen."



Bookmark The Earth

"Ever since Google Maps went online with satellite pictures, all sorts of oddities are found every day. Secret installations, UFO candidates, and weird picture defects. But those were either soon forgotten or too scattered among website forums. Now those can all be found in one place: right here. Anyone can participate by sending links and rating the links others have sent. All with the aid of Google Maps itself..."



Sunday, July 10, 2005

Gallery of The Absurd

Gossip - fuelled art - brilliant


London Stands

Superb - click pic for more

Teeshirts available here (EU) or here (US) - proceeds will go to the Red Cross London bombings relief fund.


Blackadder Hall Kitchens

Cooking with Mrs Miggins

Example - click pic for more

"Turnip Jam - Hilda Crumpet

Ingredients:1 medium sized turnip
1 extremely fat woman
1 bucket

Method:Place turnip on chair (cunningly disguised as a cushion). Then get an extremely fat woman to sit on it. The remaining puree is turnip jam, to be collected in a bucket and later spread on toast. This dish is a delicacy in Eastern Asia, and a particular favourite of the queen of Mongolia."


Jumping Cats

A whole page of them - vicious looking things


Conspiracy Theories Re London Bombings Begin

"Chillingly coincidental, the same 9/11 "war games" conducted during the actual tragedy on the morning of September 11, 2001, echo London underground "bombing exercises" which took place at the same time as the real attack, according to Alex Jones’ Prison

What are the odds of both human tragedies having coincidental "drills" going on at the exact same time real life was taking so many human lives in two terrorist attacks?"



Make Your Own Harry Potter Coins