Friday, April 30, 2004

THE TOFU HUT:

"The Sterling Jubilee Singers - 'Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb'"

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Godly Garb & Games - Christian T Shirts and Christian Bible Games

Wear a prayer for the president. Sport Christianified logos for Reese's peanut butter cups, Pepsi, and Mountain Dew.
70's teen diary:

"I've been throwing darts at pictures of Jon Travolta all afternoon. It's been very cold outside lately.Daryl is so cute it's hard to believe. Sheilds & Yarnell were on the Tonight Show."

Loto "So Happy Together"


Not a Turtles cover, but happy and together and from Portugal.

the last two mp3s brought to you by Fluxblog .
Loretta Lynn with Jack White 'Portland, Oregon':

Monday, April 26, 2004

interviews with street photographers:

"Each photographer was sent a questionnaire which they filled in and emailed back. Some kept the question-answer format, others just wrote statements based on the questions we asked. There are plenty of gems, insights and advice that, we think, anyone looking to get started in street photography will learn from."
aworks :: new american classical music:

"Organ and Silence is a two-hour organ work (the Wesley Roberts recording is about an hour), distinguished by lengthy periods of silence. A set of notes or a phrase will be followed by complete silence. It might be a short pause or it might be say a 10 second gap and then another musical phrase. All sixteen movements follow that same pattern of short musical fragment, pause, then repeat for three or four minutes."
exhilarator:

"The cartoon with its sheer endless humoristic allegories is among the oldest of trades, and a creative one at that. We want to breathe new life into all those used and out-laughed witnesses of human tragedy - but how? We have asked our friend algorithmic random generator to give us a hand. We split the image from the text and shove the gag into a new interpretation..."

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Disfarmer: black and white photographs of rural America in the 1940's:

" In the small mountain town of Heber Springs, the Arkansas artist known as Disfarmer captured the lives and emotions of the people of rural America between 1939-1945. Critics have hailed Disfarmer's remarkable black and white portraits as 'a work of artistic genius' and 'a classical episode in the history of American photography.' "
The New York Review of Books: Disco Dreams:

"Become hollow. Make room. Learn to despise your own internal protests at what bores or irritates you with its unfamiliarity. Be shaped by strangeness. Love what abrades. The future can come into being only by stripping away what was formerly locked in place."

Friday, April 23, 2004

imperial archive:

"The United States and Its Territories, 1898-1930: The Age of Imperialism is an extraordinary collection of fully searchable digital Filipiniana"
The New York Times > New York Region > Couple Takes Protest Up Tree in Central Park:

"...The couple, one clad in a thong and the other in boxer shorts, climbed up 35 feet into a pine tree, just north of the Wollman Rink, at about 4:20 p.m. The two people, identified by the police as a 32-year-old man with feminine breasts and a 17-year-old boy, shouted threats at rescue workers and drank soft drinks..."

"...'I live in Switzerland, which is uneventful,' said Katerina Usvitsky, 23, a graphic designer. 'Things like this don't happen there.'"
bookofjoe: Dulce de Leche:

"You will not believe until you taste it that such a simple thing can yield such a superb result."
The Travel Diaries of Jose Rizal

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Airbag - A Better Tighty Whitey.:

"There's a lot of talk about the recently declassified White House brief that mentions a possible attack by Al Queda forces within the United States but nothing about the state of intelligence reports given to the President of the United States.

I speak specifically to the design of the document. It's clearly inefficient in its purpose to communicate the assessment of threats against the United States. While a better designed document might not save the world, I believe it would help the President (Bush or otherwise) to quickly and more effectively assess the information given to him.

In a world with Jakob Neilson, how is it possible that nobody in the West Wing has learned the word usability?"

via typographica.
Los Angeles International Airport Noise Abatement Zone - Forced Entries:

black and white photographs by John Divola

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

The Suburbs Are Killing Us:

"Like Sam Cooke, Derrick Harriott has a tenor voice that's sweeter than yer honey. But unlike Cooke, Harriott is a Jamaican and not an American, hence relatively few folks outside of the reggae world know him, his work or his angelic voice."
Instamatic

bootlegging

Monday, April 19, 2004

Reuters | Breaking News from Around the Globe:

"'Devils, I don't have any chicken or duck for you,' he was quoted as saying by local police chief Phoeung Vat. 'If you want to eat anything, you can eat my penis.'"
.. Oddio Overplay ..: "

These silly little Oddio Overplay compilations gather music freely available online as a means of supporting the artists and tuning folks in to music they might not otherwise hear."

Friday, April 16, 2004

The Electric Company Digital Archive:

"This site is devoted to the preservation of the sights, sounds and music of the popular 1970s children's television program The Electric Company."

Thursday, April 15, 2004

FreewayBlogger.com:

"When you put a sign on the freeway
people will read it
until someone takes it down."
Coincidences: philip, sigourney, and a chicken:

"so I said, 'I don't know, I'll photograph her with a f**ing chicken!!' and the editor goes 'BRILLIANT!' "
Misys gives Pecker head job:

"After 14 years inside Misys in Europe, Rudi Pecker has been elevated to the financial technology company's Singapore office, to become head of Asia Pacific sales."

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Advertising: Thoroughly Modern Mr. Peanut:

"The goal was to keep Mr. Peanut as 'a sophisticated icon,' he added, yet also make him 'fun, social, popular, entertaining, friendly...'"
Bromoilography :

"Bromoil combines the skills, nuances and attibutes of fine art photography,printmaking and painting. This historic process is truly a happy marriage of craft and art"
Parsing spam

She sat there until daylight, unwearied, and wishing in her heart that the night might prolong itself indefinitely. But time which has brought me age has also brought me leisure, and I have availed myself of it to write my recollections of so much of the war between the states in which my own immediate cavalry command took part. He is one who speaks good English, and wears gloves as if he were used to them.

I googled that graf and found three different sources. There must be a program that scrapes sentences from different web sites - but what's the criterion? These are obscure and literary sources ...

She sat there until daylight, unwearied, and wishing in her heart that the night might prolong itself indefinitely.

is from a short story by Nikolai Gogol;

But time which has brought me age has also brought me leisure, and I have availed myself of it to write my recollections of so much of the war between the states in which my own immediate cavalry command took part.

is from a Civil War memoir;


He is one who speaks good English, and wears gloves as if he were used to them.

is from German travel and adventure writer Karl May:


The context of the last is worth quoting at length:

"I suppose you know what a tenderfoot is. He is one who speaks good English, and wears gloves as if he were used to them. He also has a prejudice in favor of nice handkerchiefs and well-kept finger-nails; he may know a good deal about history, but he is liable to mistake turkey-tracks for bear-prints, and, though he has learned astronomy, he could never find his way by the stars. The tenderfoot sticks his bowie-knife into his belt in such a manner that it runs into his thigh when he bends; and when he builds a fire on the prairie he makes it so big that it flames as high as a tree, yet feels surprised that the Indians notice it." (from Winnetou, the Apache Knight)
SawStop Videos:

"In our video demonstrations, we are cutting a sheet of plywood or particle board and place a hot dog in the path of the blade to simulate a user's finger. The SawStop system detects contact between the hot dog and the blade of the saw and stops the blade in approximately 5 milliseconds or less, resulting in only a small nick in the skin of the hot dog. "
underoosiania:

"'Wearing Underoos is fun. And you can choose from more than on There's Spider-Man and The Flash (something something something something) (something something something)Something super-NEW in underwear
YEAH!""

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

"I Just Want To Be Friends.":

"Joelogon's Foolproof Guide to Making Any Woman Your Platonic Friend"
LiveJournal Images:

"This tool takes images from the most recent entries at LiveJournal.com... They may be subject to copyright and may not be work safe."
RingSurf: Play it Loud:

mp3blogacopia

Monday, April 12, 2004

comix remixed:

"The Japanese school system is a funny thing; exams happen three weeks before the term ends, meaning three weeks of students rather unwilling to learn anything new. That being so, I decided to corrupt my high schoolers in the most amusing, English-oriented manner possible. I made a short class on American comics with artwork and examples of popular comic books and comic strips. Then came the exciting part: making your own American-style comic!"
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sherries b. tightwad

From: For K. Marat
Subject: Squadoosh, cheapest meds around
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 08:07:09 -0400

Guten Tag :))
It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.
Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.

Squadoosh, interested in saving up to 70% on medications?

A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.
Ignore what a man desires and you ignore the very source of his power
It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well.
Marks on paper are free -- free speech -- press -- pictures all go together
I suppose.
Sometimes I need what only you can provide, your absence.

Stupendously B. Blunted
Motherland J. Latticeworky


From: Domesticated S. Grownup
Subject: Squadoosh, Supreme medication for you!
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2004 08:43:32 -0700

Rise and shine!
Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of the actor's trade.

Squadoosh, searching for a source to buy medication?
Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.
The mass believes that it has the right to impose and to give force of law to notions born in the cafT.
I used to be indecisive now I'm not sure.

We can send our products worldwide
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
Your easy solution is here

You are absolutely anonymous!
Sometimes I need what only you can provide, your absence.
Let us live while we live.


Bozo and Friends:

"Bozo Capitol Record Readers were originally issued in the late 1940s as beautifully designed 78RPM albums. These colorful 'books that talk' were synchronized with the records so that each time Bozo gave his signal, it was time to turn the page. 45s in boxed sets and paper sleeves followed shortly afterward as well as LPs."

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Stasis_Space gallery : present : The Audible Still-Life

"At first, we just thought we would plug in the five oranges as if they were a normal electronic device, (and consequentially to sacrifice their integrity). Assign each one a mixer channel, eq, pan, and volume, and use two contact microphones on the table, and another on the oranges, to increase the spatial values. The resulting sound is almost the same as the one you get when touching a connected jack with your hands. So we started touching and playing the oranges."
Bush Joke Video: DC Humor in Bad Taste | MFA

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall:

"General Sanchez is right about one thing ... this is not Vietnam ... Oh no, its not that easy."

Friday, April 09, 2004

today in spam

From: Domesticated S. Grownup
Subject: Squadoosh, Supreme medication for you!
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2004 08:43:32 -0700

Rise and shine!
Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the
basic tool of the actor's trade.

Squadoosh, searching for a source to buy medication?
Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.
The mass believes that it has the right to impose and to give force of
law to notions born in the cafT.
I used to be indecisive now I'm not sure.

We can send our products worldwide
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language,
and for language.
Your easy solution is here
[deleted]
You are absolutely anonymous!
Sometimes I need what only you can provide, your absence.
Let us live while we live.

other correspondents:

Stupendously B. Blunted
Motherland J. Latticework
NBC10.com - News - Performers Whip Easter Bunny At Church Play:

"A church in western Pennsylvania trying to teach about the crucifixion of Jesus performed an Easter show with actors whipping the Easter bunny and breaking eggs, upsetting sever"

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

IKEA FARTFULL work bench:

"care instructions
Wipe clean with a damp cloth."
Spam poetry of the day

From: Dilettante V. Pillsbury thermometers@usa.net
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 17:58:07 -0400

Of whom do I have the honour? :)
We act the way we dress. Neglected and untidy clothes reflect a
neglected and untidy mind.

Squadoosh, searching for a site to purchase medication? The surrender of
life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority. It is
a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies
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A cynic is just a man who found out when he was ten that there wasn't
any Santa Claus, and he's still upset.
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You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.
He makes no friends who never made a foe.

Other recent correspondents:

selfish i. virtuosity
outfitters v. whewing
forename f. negotiator
remarks t. harridan
hippocratic u. carousals
acutes a. unsaddled
scatters q. deflects
polished p. endearingly
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Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Hung Out to Dry by David Ng:

"In the not so distant past, watchdog groups like the Media Action Network for Asian Americans eagerly protested the likes of MADtv's Asian manicurist Ms. Swan, as well as Mr. Wong, the animated Web series from the now defunct icebox.com, in which the titular houseboy was repeatedly goaded by his blonde boss into pronouncing words like cotillion. As an erstwhile fan of both caricatures, I find it strange that these groups have remained silent with regard to Hung, who, unlike Swan or Wong, is a real person, and whose cultural impact will be more lasting and potentially harmful. "

Monday, April 05, 2004

SouthernMedia's News Music Search Archive - News theme and news music information!: "
Stations have individual packages. Each station's theme begins with the new, generic Hearst signature, and then their slogan can be heard as a custom signature.
"