Saturday, July 16, 2005
Black America's Musical Links to Scotland
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
A (Picturesque) Walk Through Durham Pennsylvania Township
Just some great photos
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!
Useless Japanese Inventions
NicoShot - Nicotine Beer Designed to Help Drinkers Quit Smoking
Double your addiction pleasures!!
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 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
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.
Roses, made out of chocolate - just amazing
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
How To Render Lard
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
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
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
Being Dead And Buried Doesn't Mean You Can't Have Friends Over
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."
This Is Evil
Bookmark The Earth
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Gallery of The Absurd
Gossip - fuelled art - brilliant
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
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."
A whole page of them - vicious looking things
Conspiracy Theories Re London Bombings Begin
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?"