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Day October 11, 2004

Airbags for Motorcyles


Not much of a website up for this except for a few video clips of the demos.

The Gobbler Motel & Supper Club


You can’t tell me that you wouldn’t book a room in this motel.

This is a brochure taken from the Hartwig Gobbler, a motel-bar-restaurant off I-94 in Wisconsin. The brochure dates from construction, which must have been in the late 60s. But I got the brochure on a trip in March of 1984, and the restaurant was as ghastly then as it is in the pictures. What the current state is, I don’t know. Internet searches pull up no mention of this classic – although the architect, the flamboyantly named, echt-60s multi-material genius Helmut Ajango, still has a practice in the area.

I am curious if this motel is still there. If anybody from Wisconsin knows about The Gobbler, leave a message in the comments to let us know. (Tom, this one is up your alley)

Halloween Traditions From Around the World


Things are a bit different from country to country. Take New Zealand for example:

In New Zealand they celebrate Guy Fawkes Day as the day for Halloween. It is popularly a night for mischief and is called Mischief Night or Danger Night, which is on November 5th.

(via Life in the Present)

How do you…

get a pigeon out of a server rack?

(via Metafilter)

Afro Ninja

I don’t know who “Afro Ninja” is but Waxy is offering a $50.00 reward to anybody who does.

(via Monkeyfilter)

TV shows that were never on TV

A collection of screenplays of unproduced pilots.



I am not really sure how to explain this effectively so just click the link and zoom in or out. Impressive.

Mt. St. Helen’s Images


Amazing gallery of images of the past few days at Mt. St. Helen’s.

(via Linkfilter)

ASCII Browser

Type in the url and see you favorite website in ascii.

(via The Presurfer)

Redskins Football Games Predict Election Winner

From Snopes:

A recent item of this ilk maintains that the results of the last game played at home by the NFL’s Washington Redskins (a football team based in the national capital, Washington, D.C.) before the U.S. presidential elections has accurately foretold the winner of the last fifteen of those political contests, going back to 1944. If the Redskins win their last home game before the election, the party that occupies the White House continues to hold it; if the Redskins lose that last home game, the challenging party’s candidate unseats the incumbent president. While we don’t presume there is anything more than a random correlation between these factors, it is the case that the pattern has held true even longer than claimed, stretching back over seventeen presidential elections since 1936:

That would be on October 31 when the Redskins host the always dangerous Green Bay Packers. This is really bad news for Bush since Washington is horrible this year.

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