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Saturday, May 31, 2003

Design and Sell Merchandise Online for Free
Music Videos Have Scripts!
Who knew?
Brendan Leonard Show Goes National.
Brendan Leonard is a funny guy.

This new show by Brendan and a bunch of his teenage friends is great to watch on TiVo. Takes 10 minutes to watch and leaves you with a smile.

TedLeo/Pharmacists Rocks!
Sounds like Elvis Costello, Squeeze, Jules Shear, and other bands I can't think of right now.

If you like any of them, you'll like Ted Leo.

Who do you think he sounds like?
via [ craplog ]
This is AdLand, a commercial-laden delirium of heaven and hell for advertising addicts 'round the world.

Friday, May 30, 2003

3 and a half year old kid shoots 18 hoops in a row!
Mark Walker on the Reebok website.
Listen to New Music for Free.
Listen to a stream of South's new single, Loosen Your Hold [ audio stream ].

Enter the RES contest to make a video for them.

Sandals & Socks 4 Ever!
It's the humble aim of this humble site,  to become the web central for sandal and soxers the world over, allowing them to step out and boldly proclaim their right to wear just what they damned well please.
I'm gonna join!

My sandals hurt my feet when I wear them. So I haven't been wearing them. Now I've got a support system behind me.

So today I got a pair of white sox, put them on, and then put on my pair of sandals!

I proceeded to leave the house, and my wife said, "If you are really going to leave the house like that, please use the back door and make sure none of the neighbors see you."
I'm going to be an auctioneer on the WGBH Auction again this year.

Look for me on:

June 2nd and 3rd, on the Multiples table, from 12:30 - 5:00 PM on WGBH 44.

June 4th, on the Multiples table, from 4:45 - 7:00 PM on WGBH 44.
June 4th, on the Multiples table, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM on WGBH 2.

June 7th, on the Quickie Board, from 9:45 - CLOSE on WGBH 2.

shutterbug is one of Guardian Online's best PhotoBlogs.

26 things.
the assignment: to seek out the twenty six themes/objects on the list and photograph them within a month.
via [ forty.something ]
Bill Clinton Calls For Repeal.
Former President Bill Clinton called for the repeal of the 22nd Amendment on Thursday, which prevents a person from being elected president more than twice.

He also came out in favor of repealing the 7th commandment, "Thou shall not commit adultery."
I think he's coloring his hair.

Thursday, May 29, 2003

Get Your MTV Paris Real World Bio Written Up Here For FREE.
My Official Real World Bio:
On the track of the all-American golden boy, Steve is blessed with handsome good looks and the charm of an old movie star. Hailing from Boston, MA, Steve seems to attract the attention of every girl when he walks in to a room. Aside from his great body, his natural charisma seems to have girls flocking to him no matter where he goes. Steve makes friends easily and usually acts as the peacemaker in his circle of friends and family. He's far from just another handsome face--Steve is a man of integrity, intelligence and complexity.
Hey! They got that right.
Farkleberry Farm.
Earl is an idiot!
The 99.9% Girl
Went to Dogwood Cafe in Jamaica Plain tonight.

We had the best time.

Our waitress Elizabeth was sooo cool.

She had on a New Kids On the Block Button with a picture of Joey McIntyre on it. Turns out that she went to school with Joey. He's from Jamaica Plain.

Back when she was in High School, Elizabeth was interviewed by Billy Costa for Evening Magazine about Joey.

She said, "I think about Joey 99.9% of the day." After she said that, she told Billy not to air that quote on the TV show. He aired it anyway!

After that she was known as the 99.9% girl.

Elizabeth told me that she had the Joey McIntyre button on her apron to add some flair.

I told her that I knew what she was talking about: Office Space.

She laughed. She told us that she owns the DVD.

I suggested Boondock Saints to her and she already owns that too!

I told Elizabeth that I had Office Space on tape for my wife to watch and she wanted to come home with us to watch it.

Too bad she had to work late.
In conversation, if I want someone to get to the point, I think, "bloop-bloop, bloop-bloop."

If You Do Not Yet Own a TiVo, You are just flat out wrong... [ NY Times ]
via [ NextDraft ]
The Island Chronicles.
Mark Frauenfelder moved his family to an island in the South Pacific.

Why? You ask. Hey, why not?

He'll be blogging a picture a day at The Island Chronicles.
Bill Simmons: Can LeBron James Live Up To The Hype?
Spotlight On Comedy: Comedy Best Bets 2003 - 10 Standout Stand-Ups Worth Watching.
Featuring Jon Fisch from Boston.
via [ The Comedy Studio KVETCH Board ]

For Love Or Money.
OK, Christy C, we have a new dating show where you get a million dollars if the bachelor picks you in the end.

Someone has got to be the bad girl, so we've decided it's going to be you.

Make sure you don't smile in any of the promo pictures. And do not make friends with any of the ther girls!

The Name is Bond, I Bond.
Albert Einstein is featured on the face of the treasury's $1,000 I-Bond.

The Boston Globe says people might want to consider these as an investment.
Jelly on my belly, But I like it fine.
Jelly on my head
Jelly on my toes
Jelly on my popo
Jelly on my toes
Laugh banana lickin
Having me a time
Jelly on my belly
But I like it fine

I finally found some information on my favorite kiddie song of all times.

Funny how other people remember it fondly.

It's from Mitch Miller Golden Hits for Children, Golden Records LP 72 .

Now all I need to find is a copy of the record.

Further research leads me to believe it was a single too:
JIMMY BOYD * Columbia 4-40138 * VG+
Jelly On My Head / (I've Got Those ''Wake Up, Seven-Thirty - Wash Your Ears They're Dirty - Eat Your Eggs And Oatmeal - Rush To School'') Blues


Douglas Coulter has a copy of the album and is going to mail it to me!

Once I get it, I'm going to play it on the radio for you all to hear!

Check out Doug's Sewing Machine Drawer Collection.

I have a couple of sewing machine drawers too, but they are atttached to a Singer Sewing machine.

Thanks Doug!

Update 2:
You can order it from Vepo Music.

Update 3:

Found a version on

Also available to listen to here.
Steve Oedekerk and Bob Odenkirk are two different people.

Steve Oedekerk starred in Kung Pow! Enter the Fist.

Low expectations going in = Good laughs coming out.
Did you catch the shot of the Titanic at the foot of the waterfall?


Wednesday, May 28, 2003

M&M's Colorworks.
At M&M's Colorworks you can order any color of M&M's you want.

How about 100 Black and White M&M's, or maybe some Teal Green ones?

It's up to you.

When you get to the site, roll your mouse over the banner and play music!
via [ Site du Jour of the Day ]

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

phome: The World's 100 Best Real People Websites.
Come On, Comcast!
Comcast has made a strong point of saying that if you don't install its Transition Wizard, you will not get email forwarding from your account to your account. Why should we trust Comcast? I can tell you that a lot of people already don't. We haven't been given a reason to. Comcast's customer service approach, which in this case amounts to scare tactics, not only doesn't kick things off on a positive note, but it engenders mistrust. "Do this or else" is what I take away from the emails I've received. Only a company enjoying a monopoly position could be so cavalier with consumers.
I've got a bad feeling about this.
obsessive consumption.
It's a record of everything that Kate Bingaman buys, presented in a nicely designed package.
via [ nappy designs ] by way of my cam girl [ goobita ]
Space Truckers.
Worst movie ever.
hybrid medical annimation.
What it would look like if The Terminator spent more time behind that X-Ray screen. [ Quicktime ]
Conceptual animation of nanobots attacking Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. [ Quicktime ]

Are you an e-bore?
It's a mildly amusing survey.

The hand-written comments about the web page design on the survey pages are creative.

I'm just a 30% e-bore.

Monday, May 26, 2003

I Bought New Underwear.
I bought these Jockey Midway Briefs because they don't have an annoying slit in front of them.

Survey's show that the majority of men do not use the slit anyway!

Alex the Girl.
applause, bite, boo, breath, burp, cheer, chew, chomp, cough, crowd, cry, drink, eat, fart, footsteps, gargle, gasp, giggle, groan, grunt, gulp, heartbeat, hiccup, kiss, laugh, march, scream, sigh, slurp, sneeze, sniff, snore, yawn, yell, gibbon, goat, gorilla, guinea pig, hippo, horse, hyena, jaguar, kitten, lamb, lemur, leopard, lion, llama, lynx, marmot, monkey, moose, mouse, mule, Tim Allen, Back to the Future, Beavis and Butthead, Bewitched, Bionic Man, Daffy Duck, Donald Duck, Flintstones, Elmer Fudd, Godzilla, Pee Wee Herman, I Dream of Jeannie, Jaws, Jetsons, Jurassic Park, Harpo Marx, Psycho, Monty Python, Ren and Stimpy, Roadrunner, Scooby Doo, Simpsons, Star Trek, Star Wars, Tarzan, Taz, Three Stooges, Tigger, Ace Ventura, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, Woody Woodpecker, Xena

Sebastian Leda's Trysting is Roger Avery's favorite new student film.

I liked it.

Sunday, May 25, 2003

Meet The Gherasim Family, fishermen at Mila 23, Danube Delta, Romania.
If you live in Boston, open up the Automotive section of today's Boston Globe and you'll see this ad for Herb Chambers.

I wonder if they are upset that the full page ad on the opposite page is almost a word for word copy of the exact same ad?

An interview with Alf Poier.
I don’t tell jokes – because I am the joke – if you have to tell jokes you haven’t yet seen what it means to exist.
iTunes 4: Tips and Tricks.
To switch between total, elapsed, and remaining time, click the time display at the top of the iTunes window. Click the song title to switch between artist, title, and album name.
Click, Click, Click.
Farm Sluts: The Movie. [ Quicktime ] from fox searchlab.
A short that reminds me of Office Space.
via [ random abstract ]
Can Weblogs Go To Washington?

The Free View-- weblog of presidential candidate Lance Brown.
Howard Dean 2004 Call to Action Weblog.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Mac iTunes TiVo for Radio.

AAA To The Rescue!
AAA came and gave me a jump start tonight. After dinner at Boston Beer Works, I went to start my car and all I heard was click-click-clickety-click, click-click-clickety-click.

Called AAA and went back inside to sample a Monkadelic Belgian Style beer which featured hints of chocolate. MMM... nice beer. I'm glad my car's battery died. It gave me a chance to enjoy the flavors of this special seasonal beer.

See.. I'm a glass half-full kinda guy. Except when there's beer involved. Then I'm a glass empty type!

Bob Guiney: The Bachelor.

The World's Largest Ball of Paint!
Ryan Seacrest To Host New Strip Show.
Twentieth Television confirmed that it is joining forces with Seacrest "to bring a different kind of syndicated strip show to the marketplace."
Strip Show?
Kelly Clarkson: Your Epiglottis is Showing.
You could practically see Kelly Clarkson's epiglottis on American Idol last night.
I just learned a new word.

Rebecca from The Real World has a new band with Keanu Reeves on Bass.

Beauty Check.
The most beautiful woman in Germany was generated by a computer.

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

JimFormation: Wedding Day Jitters.
"Anyone that can take a picture of a boiled egg and make it look interesting can photograph my wedding," he exclaimed and offered me the gig.
Congratulations! Consumer Technology Bill of Rights
Consumer Technology Bill of Rights.
The bill is a simple, positive assertion of the rights that consumers have had until recently.

These include:
The right to "time-shift" media (recording a TV show and watching it later).
The right to "space-shift" media (copying a CD to a portable MP3 player).
The right to make backup copies of your media
Get me some tea to throw overboard.
via [ Ross Mayfield's Weblog ]

Chuck Olsen is producing an independent documentary about blogs.

blogumentary now has a Quicktime Trailer.

It's a very nice trailer.
via [ fimoculous ]

Starship Dimensions.
Jeff Russell's Starship Dimensions (shows) how different classes of starship compare to one another and to landmarks and equipment from 21st Century Planet Earth.
So the Olympic was not that big after all.
via [ Site du Jour of the Day ]

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Electric Lawn Mower Beats Gas Mower in user testing.
- Pushing an electric mower is easier since there's no huge gas engine to push around
- You never run out of gas

Create an Andy Warhol Silkscreen.
via [ J-Walk ]

I watched the MeJay presentation, and then I went and made my own.
via [ fimoculous ]
Exotic Birds Bludgeoned To Death At Zoo.
I guess they'll be having Peking Duck for dinner with a side of emu and rhea.
Soy Pasta!
I used to get Soy Pasta all the time at Trader Joe's, but they stopped carrying it. I just placed and order for this Revival Soy Pasta.

I hope it's good.

Go take a look at this movie's trailer.

Angela Lindvall is in it and plays secret agent Dragonfly.

The Poster Phone is a real working speaker phone that is just over 1-inch thick. Hang it on the wall or place it on any flat surface, plug it into any existing phone line and you're ready to make a call.
Hang on while I answer the wall.

See more thin stuff here.

via [ life - listed chronologically ]

Monday, May 19, 2003

Bradford Reed Plays his Amazing Pencilina.

Local teen claims healing powers.
He's a pretty cool kid, confident, bright, handsome and athletic. He's got charisma. He's also got what they call healing powers, and X-ray vision.
via [ Braincast ]

In Car Record Player: Norelco Auto Mignon
The needle of the Norelco Auto Mignon stays in the groove of our 45s, even when we drive over rough roads. But since there's no record changer, we must insert each record we want to play, then remove it when the song is over.
My stack of 45's are ready.

Maybe I can even pick up some new 7" recordings.

More highway hi-fi info here.

Chris Lahiji was on Wall Street Week on Friday, and has a link on Metafilter today.
The Lahiji Tiny fund (as of the close of trading May 15th) was UP 80.78%
That's news.
Firestone Picks [Insert Name Here] in 'Bachelor' Finale.

I have The Bachelor on TiVo and didn't want to know the answer.

Do not click the above link, read the newspaper, watch TV, listen to the radio, or surf the net if you haven't watched the final show yet.

I knew it would be her.

Sunday, May 18, 2003

Silkscreen is a small font.

I used it to make that banner. You can make your own tiny banner too.

Craplog really does kick ass.

Nate writes about crap that interests me. He talks about bands like The Faint and Capitol K, gives tips on finding cool OS X stuff, like fonts, and seems to enjoy a good comedy performance.
via [ Boston Common ]

Saturday, May 17, 2003

Put On Some Barry White.
UPN ... announced plans to ``reinvigorate'' the sagging ``Star Trek'' series ``Enterprise'' by adding more characters and a storyline that involves defending Earth from total annihilation. Also, the Vulcan woman and Cap'n Scott Bakula get it on.
Boom Chicka Wow Wow.

Here's a prime example of what people are doing to Larry's face.
via [ NPR ]
'Salam Pax' plays Americans for fools in Iraq.
This article tells us that a lot of the reports coming out of Iraq, are based on false stories by Iraqi translators.

I wonder if that New York Times guy is reporting from there now... from his apartment in New York.
Einstein Archives Online.
The Web site will allow users access to 3,000 digitized images of the Nobel prize winner's writings, Einstein Papers editor Diana Buchwald said.

Among them are papers on the special theory of relativity, his never-published travel diaries, various humanitarian statements, and his frequent pleas for peace.
Goes live Monday after 3:00 PM.

Friday, May 16, 2003

Used Vinyl Records By Mail.
via [ kingblind ]

80s Electronica on Radio1 with Phil Oakey from The Human League.
Tracklistings: 16/5/2003

Soft Cell - 'Bedsitter' (PHONOGRAM)
Being Boiled - 'Human League' (FAST RECORDS)
Ghost Rider - 'Suicide' (MUTE)
Moskow Discow - 'Telex' (SIRE)
Photographic (Session version) - 'Depeche Mode' ( MUTE)
Warm Leatherette - 'The Normal' (MUTE)
Dislocation - 'Ultravox' (ISLAND)
No GDM - 'Gina X Performance ' (EMI)
Utopia - 'Giorgio Moroder' (HANSA)
Life In Tokyo - 'Japan ' (HANSA)
United - 'Throbbing Gristle' (MUTE)
Down In The Park - 'Tubeway Army' (BEGGARS BANQUET)
Der Mussolini - 'DAF' (MUTE)
Ricky’s Hand - 'Fad Gadget ' (VIRGIN)
Fade To Grey - 'Visage' (POLYGRAM)
Bostich - 'Yello ' ( DO IT RECORDS)
Private Plane - 'Thomas Leer' (CHERRY RED)
Homosapien - 'Pete Shelley' ( GENETIC / ARISTA)
Electricity - 'OMD ' (FACTORY)
I’m Your Money - 'Heaven 17' (VIRGIN)
I Ran (Session version) - 'A Flock Of Seagulls' (JIVE)
Video - 586 - 'New Order' (FACTORY)
Theme For Great Cities - 'Simple Minds' (VIRGIN)
Yashar 12” - 'Cabaret Voltaire' (FACTORY)
Behind The Mask - 'Yellow Magic Orchestra ' (A)
Radioactivity - 'Kraftwerk' (CAPITOL)
Sounds good.

The Laser Turntable.
Because the LT makes no actual physical contact with your vinyl records, the LT reproduces audio exactly as it is recorded in the grooves of the record. This level of sound reproduction is not possible with a turntable using a cartridge (or needle).
Born To Run shall live again!

B R U C E!
via [ Father Time's Blog ]

The Internet Rules: Star Wars Kid Found.

Please, DO NOT find the Safety Dance Kid. [ Quicktime Video ]
via [ everlasting blort ]

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Mandy Berwick.
The 'Rescue' Of Jessica Lynch.
"It was like a Hollywood film. They cried, 'Go, go, go', with guns and blanks and the sound of explosions. They made a show - an action movie like Sylvester Stallone or Jackie Chan, with jumping and shouting, breaking down doors." All the time with the camera rolling. The Americans took no chances, restraining doctors and a patient who was handcuffed to a bed frame.
Did man really land on the moon?

Are the stories in the New Yourk times real?
via [ techno/culture ]
George W. Bush's resume.
First year in office set the all-time record for most days on vacation by any president in US history.
They were working vacations though. ;-)

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Infocom Adventure.
Play it from your web browser.
via [ The Ultimate Insult ]

Thanks to Seth Godin, author of A Purple Cow, for the inspiration for a lot of today's cool blog posts.
Don't tell anyone about BzzAgent.
Everthing Soy!
They have that soy pasta I've been searching for.
veer ideas.

Is TiVo NeXT?
That's a great title for an article asking if Apple will buy TiVo.
via [ LightBlog5 ]
Apple PowerBook news.

CameraPlanet NEWSBLOG.
The Art of the Bonsai Potato Kit.
Example Bonsai Potato.

Seth Godin: 99 Cows.
Seth Godin of Fast Company has a plan for world domination. He's encouraging people to pass around his new book, 99 Cows, via email, or post it to the Web , hoping everyone will go to Amazon to buy a copy (of Purple Cow).
Hey, it's a remarkable free book, that's worth recommending!

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Freed POW Already Sick Of Family.
Brent Dobson, a 19-year-old Army private who was reunited with his loved ones on May 8 after a harrowing two-week ordeal as a prisoner of war in Iraq, is already "sick to death" of his family, Dobson reported Monday.
mp3 jackpot.
One free mp3 per day!
The Recipe For a Money-Making Film.

$20 Bill Is Getting A Redesign.
Why are we still using money at all?

I try to stay away from it as much as possible.

I have a transponder on my car to pay tolls, I use an ATM card for all purchases, and have most of my bills paid automatically through EFT.


And another thing, our coins are poorly designed. If anything needed a redesign, it's our coinage.

You know it doesn't even have the amount that the coin is worth, numericaly printed on the coin?

I'm afraid Europe is leading the way on this issue.

One more thing, it's the interactive $20.

Craig Ferguson killed on Conan last night.

The above illustration of Clay Aiken is by Laurie McAdam.