pretty good culture-jamming anti-corporate art site. they help fund pranks that work against companies and trademarks, covering the gamut from clever to bizarre to vicious. they have a huge list of projects that they want to help sponsor. an example: "Plant enticing pornographic videotapes in porn stores everywhere, with models such as (a super-well-hung) Ronald MacDonald...". ®™mark allegedly helped subsidize the Barbie Liberation Front's brilliant Barbie-G.I.Joe voicebox switcheroo.
i thought i visited this site a long time ago and they had a bunch of stuff there. now there's nothing except the word 'spork'. if you try to go anywhere in the site you get their 404 page which has the spork faq. weird.
clinton and gingrich laugh at a spork
interesting snapshot of a moment in history. the two men, sharing smiles, sharing a plastic utensil, blissfully unaware of one's impending scandal and the other's fated resignation.
i never hear Sade except when i'm at the dentist. and i think i hear a Sade song every single time i enter a dentist's office. if i were a dentist, i think that'd be the worst part of the job.
"We are your tutu experts!"
handsomely-designed free type foundry site. nice flight-simulator interface. they also have a kind of cool flash thing for learning katakana. i didn't download any of the fonts, though. i never do. but the site does have pretty nice typography.
encyclopedia of symbols (letters, numbers, religious symbols, alchemical symbols, etc). searchable by definition and by graphical characteristics. this is an incredibly cool, comprehensive, well-designed resource. there's no way i can do it justice; you should really just go there.
the alphabet's bastard children
lots of really interesting links and stuff about the alphabet from an alphabet-obsessed guy who has chromatographemic synaesthesia, which is pretty interesting too.
this is a new language (oddly named The Elephant's Memory) made up of slick-looking pictographs. it's a kind of fun game to try to figure out what these sentences mean before you read the english translation beneath them. unfortunately, there's not enough info on this site to figure out how the hell this crazy new language works. i guess it's supposed to be intuitive. (i found this and the next link at the above-mentioned alphabet's bastard children site.)
In 1981, Luigi Serafini published a 400-page encyclopedia, full of lavish illustrations, diagrams, and hand-drawn calligraphic text, all written in an imaginary language.
are marsupials, and are about the size of large cats or badgers.
great CD/record store. probably my favorite. their taste in music is excellent and they pretty much only stock the store with music they like, which i really respect. their reviews of new releases are entertaining and informative, but it looks like they don't update them on the web as often as they send out the email newsletter, which you should probably subscribe to. also the staff pictures are pretty funny.
hosts a nice collection of QT movies of crazy stuff from actual TV broadcasts:
best part of the Olean faq
Q: "I've heard some people say Olean may cause 'anal leakage.' Is this true?"
A:Yes! Not only does Olean taste great and help people to reduce their fat intake, it also causes anal leakage!
I wish that's what they said, but instead they just lie and say it doesn't. Also, note how they refer to 'anal leakage' as 'oil loss' when they're talking about people actually experiencing it.
hey, i wouldn't mind a little 'oil loss.' now, remind me again, how will i lose it?
ad I found on sidewalk.com
reminds me of that episode of WKRP where Mr. Carlson goes on TV wearing way too much red make-up because he thinks the cameras will make him look pale.
some good san francisco grafitti pics. including some by everyone's hero, Twist.
bizarre, mopey, depressed a.i. who just lost his job. you can talk with fred as he goes about his day--watch him smoke, do push-ups, shower, get drunk. it's really great. i found it on phreaky phriday phun links, which is put together by Bonnie Burton, who actually gets paid to look for weird stuff on the web and write about it. She also does grrl.com, which is pretty okay too.
my girlfriend collects bandanas. or used to anyway. and just now someone who had no idea about her collection called and asked her if she had any bandanas, because they're trying to get a bunch together. not a stranger--that would be too weird. and i'm not sure what this person needs the bandanas for, but how cool is that? someone happens to ask you for that one obscure thing that you happened to collect for no good reason when you were in grade school, that you still have stashed in a drawer somewhere and never ever use and don't even know why you still have it. out of the blue: "hey, we need 20 bandanas. we're planning a train robbery or something. do you know anyone that has some?"
|The 3 countries that do the worst dental work, according to my dentist:|
Christian coloring book|
Whacked-out Creationist coloring book with too much good stuff:
Jpeg's official website
this site is like 3 or 4 years old and still the best damn dog homepage ever.
one handsome page that doesn't link anywhere or anything.
Poems for the Manly-Man
not including the poet gig, i figure Buddy Rodgers has the manliest possible manly-man resume: "experiences as a wrangler, body building trainer, mover, trucker, and football player." plus he's appeared twice as a Bob Dole impersonator (which i don't know if that's manly or not).
the only way those motivational office posters could get any cheesier: Christian motivational office posters. designed and distributed by these guys.
Dick Simon Trucking
i always wondered about this trucking company--the one with the skunk logo. their web site is okay, not great. the best part is the history of the logo. and here's a picture of Dick Simon, himself who is somewhat less glamorous than i imagined. although, definitely still glamorous.
transcript of a Bill Hicks comedy routine
this guy was funny. too bad he died so young. here he goes off on Creationists and advertising.
Japanese canned coffee.
don't ever stay in a b&b. they're mostly run by people who are crazy.
my girlfriend and i stayed in one in Seattle, and after breakfast, one of the crazy b&b owners started rambling about Isaac Asimov and going into way, way too much detail about one of the stories from the foundation trilogy [a little crazy]. my girlfriend got smart and left at that point; the b&b owner continued, somehow transitioning into a rant about Lilith. I don't know anything about Lilith, but according to her, Lilith was kicked out of the garden of Eden for not obeying Adam [getting crazier]. And Lilith has been blamed for killing women during childbirth, [and here the crazy-meter peaks and buzzers start going off] BUT THERE'S NOT ONE DOCUMENTED CASE IN HISTORY OF LILITH KILLING A WOMAN DURING CHILDBIRTH! what? okay, you're nuts. then there was a pause and she looked at me and the other guy at the table and said without smiling at all, "you know, you men are scum." that's always fun. "you'd be worth having around to take out the trash, but you don't even do that! whenever i start up like this, one woman at the table will always say, 'oh, my husband's different.' but come on, there's only one Alan Alda."
"excuse me, i have to go quickly pack."