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Day September 22, 2004

Who is Stealing My Signs?

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These videos are great.

In the Month of August, 2004, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

2 Kerry Edwards,

1 Regime Change Begins at Home: Vote Out Bush Cheney, and

1 American Flag were stolen from my yard.

I decided to booby trap my one remaining sign. I set up a video camera to find out who was stealing my signs. Three nights in a row, August 28, 29, 30, in the early morning hours, attempts were made.

Oh he has a blog about it too.

1957 Atomic Revolution Comic

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Even if you don’t like comics this is interesting.

I found this wonderful thing (scroll down beyond introduction) completely by accident on a very lucky day at an estate sale earlier this year. As far as I can tell this comic book is, forgive me for using this term but it deserves it – unbelievably – unknown. I even showed it to some friends who collect peculiar comics like this and none of them had ever heard of it (and a couple offered, no, demanded I sell it to them on the spot, heh. sorry.) nor could I find any mention of it in books or on the web. So enjoying the idea that this is a discovery, I have posted it here. It’s certainly a very strange time capsule at the very least.

(via del.icio.us)

66 Polaroids that Never Existed

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Most of these are bizarre but there are a few good ones.

(via lonita’s links log)

More Disgraceful Toys

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A few weeks ago somebody found some toys of a plane hitting the World Trade Center. This week the same company apparently is putting out toy cellphones with Osama bin Laden’s picture on it. From WFTV.com:

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Channel 9 has discovered another controversial toy. A local mother took a closer look at the toy and realized something wasn’t right. It’s a toy cell phone with a picture of Osama bin Laden on it with one word above it, “King.”

The toy cell phone is tiny, only about two and a half inches long, and the picture of bin Laden is even smaller. But it infuriated a Kissimmee mother.

Channel 9 has discovered there is a connection between this toy and another toy we’ve told you about.

The Inflatable Museum

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Welcome! The Inflatable Museum is a gathering place for objects, performances and environments that are resigned to instability. Artists explore the structural parameters of a virtual exhibition space by contrasting flat “cyber” space with images of inflatability

(via Reality Carnival)

Hurricane Ivan Before and After Photos

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The USGS has some amazing but tragic before and after photos of Hurricane Ivan. Mother Nature can be a real bitch when she wants to.
(via Metafilter)

Mechanical Version of Pong

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This is pretty cool although one version of it is in German and it took me a few minutes to get AltaVista to translate the page. Then I noticed the little link up to that says “English Version”. Doh.

Pongmechanik is an absolutely physical game. The game is realized electromechanically, and essentially consists of four elements:
A relay computer, the mechanical movement with collision detection, the display and the acoustic components.

God vs. Bush

I thought it was an interesting coincidence that a state with questionable presidential election results would be pummeled by hurricanes just before the next election. Then I thought it was an interesting coincidence that the storms spared Miami, who voted for Gore in 2000. Just out of curiosity, I overlaid two maps: one of the tracks of the hurricanes of 2004, and one of the election results of 2000.

This is no longer an interesting coincidence. It is an unmistakable message from God. I hope everyone is listening.

This is poppycock. Everyone knows that God is for Lyndon LaRouche!

More Interracial Dating Books

Yesterday I posted a link to a book called “How to Date a White Woman, A Practical Guide for Asian Men” Now I find out that there is another book on Amazon called “The Interracial Dating Book For Black Women Who Want To Date White Men” by Adam White (I am sure his last name is a coincidence). The best part about this book is Amazon let’s you read the first few pages. My comments are in bold.

Why Black Women Date White Men
While individual Black women have very personal reasons for dating interracially, should you speak with a number of Black women (A number? This guy is very precise) who have done so, the reasons they most often mention for dating White men usually include:

  • they really know how to treat Black women That’s true. It is all the other races we are confused about.
  • they don’t abuse you Look at Ike and Tina Turner for example!!
  • they don’t act like little boys I don’t even have a joke for this one
  • they act relaxed and secure about themselves If this is true then I might not be a white man

Ok enough of this silliness. All of these books are missing the main point by a mile. Date the person, not the skin color or ethnicity. It is that simple.

Five Days of Hell

A first hand account of being taken hostage in Iraq by Scott Taylor. Things sound really scary over there. Not that anyone who watches Cnn or Fox News would know.

I had presumed that these men were some sort of special police force – our own Canadian counter – terrorists teams often wear ski-masks – so I had no immediate cause for concern. However, as soon as we entered Tal Afar, I saw that the streets were full of similarly masked resistance fighters armed with Kalashnikov rifles and RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades). I suddenly realized we were in the hands of the resistance. Still believing that they were taking me to my friend’s house, instead we were ushered into a small courtyard outside a walled two – story building. There were about a half dozen armed men inside – none of them smiling. As soon as the metal door clanged shut behind us, the English – speaking leader said, “You are spies… and now you are prisoners”.

(via Metafilter)


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