Saturday, November 13, 2004

Classic Clown Shoes

Hmmm, walking around as a bum clown wearing the Big Toe Hobo Clown Shoe will set you back $290 smackers. I guess you need $$$ these days to be be a bum.

Digital Video Recorder

Attention Comcast cable subsribers! A new, dual tuner DVR is beginning to roll out across the USA. The DCT6412 STB(set top box) will allow you to record two programs at one time, or watch one and record another and if have HD service, the programs will be recorded in HD format. Plus you can pause, rewind, fast forward with the touch of the remote.
The DCT6412 allows Comcast to compete with Tivo in the DVR battle.

The Smelling Device

Schnoz - informal term for the nose. The organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract.

I am a Psychic

Impressed aren't you. I know you came to Kukla's to find discount coupons for the holiday season.
For my services, you can pay me by purchasing a tv for my basement. If that doesn't work, I will take a gift card from Marshall Field's or Home Depot.


Just a great flash website. Check it out, very creative.

Deadbeat Ebayers

Check out all the scammers, deadbeats and such. Warning, some language may be considered adult in nature.

All Duct Tape

Fad diets are short-term solutions, but The Duct Tape Diet sticks with you for life!
You might find the perfect holiday gift here.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Who am I?

  • As a kid in Mount Lebanon, Pa., he sold candy and trash bags door-to-door.
  • He collected and sold rare stamps.
  • He ran the canteen at Emma Kaufmann Camp in West Virginia.
  • When the Pittsburgh newspaper went on strike, he and a friend drove to Cleveland to buy copies of the Plain Dealer to sell back home.
  • In college he gave disco lessons at sororities, and he says he paid for his junior year with a chain letter.

Answer is here.

Kosmo Lives

All about the real Kramer.

Thanksgiving Party Host part 3

I am keeping my promise to provide you with the most useful information on the Web. If you are hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, this week you should:
  • Make a seating chart
  • Work on your shopping lists--don't forget tonic, seltzer and apple cider for the kids
  • Begin cooking--relish will keep in the fridge for a week; gravy freezes well.)
  • Select a wine--Caterers recommend providing a half bottle for each guest--not counting children, of course

You can also review part 1 and part 2.

Online Poker

People are claiming they are competing against "bots". I for one have never played or have an itch to play anything online that involves turning over a credit card number to someone I have never met let alone know where they are located.

Travel in Style

Be like Bond, drive around in his Moon Buggy.


Digital TV

More and more people are buying digital or as we now know it - HDTV. Many consumers have been confused when looking for the right tv for their household, so this little primer will help you understand what the High Def world is all about. Just scroll thru the next pages, it will take about five minutes to read and it is very informative.

More features for Gmail

Google announced this week that it will offer, for free, accessibility features only offered for an additional subscription fee by other e-mail services. POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) access to GMail will allow users to download, read, and send their e-mail through a desktop e-mail clients like Microsoft Outlook, OS X Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Eudora. Users can also configure mobile devices like Blackberry to do the same.

Lava Lamp on Steroids

I wonder if we will be able to buy this product at garage sales in 30 years or so.

Hug a Tree and Survive

One of the greatest fears a person of any age can have is of being alone. Hugging a tree or other stationary object and even talking to it calms you down, and prevents panic.
Where am I going with this, read on it may save a life.

Enjoy the Holiday

Just in case you forgot, today is Pizza with no Anchovies Day! To honor this glorious day, I give you a slice.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

MSN looks to Google for Help

Microsoft Crawling Google Results For New Search Engine?

Interactive Mapping

Neat little java mapping service.

Tech Buzz Alert

A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold about 25GB, which can be used to record over 2 hours of HDTV or more than 13 hours of SDTV(standard definition tv).
Get ready folks, this format will soon be competing with DVD.

Hotter than Hot!!!

The "hottest" hot sauce available, and expensive too.
This explains how "hot" is measured.

I am Blue

What color are you?

$3 a Month Music Downloads

A growing national trend that has universities and colleges across the country cutting deals with downloadable media providers to keep their students from pirating copyrighted music and risking lawsuits from the Recording Industry Association of America.

Information about the company is here.

Black Friday 2004

Most store's Black Friday ads usually do not come out until the week of Thanksgiving, usually the day before Thanksgiving (this year, that would be November 24th). All deals posted on are to be regarded as rumors because there is never 100% confirmation until the real ads come out. However, in the past years, these rumors have had a high success rate of being true.

Modern Day Rodman

Ron Artest, the NBA defensive player of the year, asked for a month off so he could promote his new rap album. What is he thinking?

Fashionably Cool

Nicely designed fashion photography website designed for people with high speed access. Please note some pictures may be considered adult content.

Veterans Day 2004

As National Honorary Spokesperson for Veterans Day, Jennifer Love Hewitt will be visiting VA medical centers and sharing stories of veterans with school-age children nationwide. She also filmed a public service announcement reminding people that "Veterans Day is not a day off; it's our heroes' day."

Remote Control Watch

Imagine sitting at the in-laws home on Thanksgiving watching a rerun of Heide. Take over the tv and switch it to some football with this handy watch.


A woman who tripped over a pothole, aggravating an existing back problem, was awarded more than $5 million by a jury in her lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Pothole detector needed, high school students to the rescue.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Fry it Inside

Two years ago I received a turkey deep fryer as a gift and now swear this type of turkey is the most delicious I have ever tasted. The biggest concern with this type of product is it is messy, sometimes dangerous and must be used outside. Well, a new, electric deep fryer is now available. It can cook a 14 pound turkey plus acts as a steamer and boiler. Also note you can cook indoors with it.
More info on this fryer can also be found here.

Get in the Game

Interested in a big screen TV? $10,000 may get you this one. The only problem, you have to dismantle and remove it from Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

Cell Phone Do Not Call List

I have started getting telemarketing calls to my cell phone and am not happy about it. When I registerd my home phone number with the Do Not Call Registry, I don't think I saw the option for mobile phones. Well, it is there now so feel free to add your cell number to the list.

Get Fit with XBox

"An innovative, customizable fitness program that keeps pace with you like a personal trainer would."


A devotee to the Chinese Shrine of Jui Tui in Phuket, Thailand, has his face pierced by a bicycle and helped by others as he takes part in the annual Vegetarian Festival. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves.

Dirty Car Windows

This writer tested a few products that claim to remove the scum from your car windows. Hey, the guy is from Detroit so he should know something about cars. The winning product can be found here.

Become an online Artist

Another great interactive drawing site from GE.

Did You Know

  • "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand
  • An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day
  • Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite
  • The average chocolate bar has 8 insects legs in it
  • Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors
  • Every 5 seconds a computer gets infected with a virus
  • More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call
  • If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds recieved in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes

BIg Boy Toys

33k will put this baby in your driveway. If you ever wanted to be James Bond, browse this site and start buying.

Subliminal Mind

Do you think people would actually use this piece of software? Maybe I have it running on this site, look closely, you may see "Visit every day" while viewing Kukla's.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Side Shows

Worlds greatest collection of Human Oddities, Strange People and Novel Entertainers rarely glimpsed by the civilized world.

Virtual Dali

Dali depicted a dream world in which commonplace objects are juxtaposed, deformed, or otherwise metamorphosed in a bizarre and irrational fashion. DalĂ­ portrayed these objects in meticulous, almost painfully realistic detail and usually placed them within bleak, sunlit landscapes that were reminiscent of his Catalonian homeland.
Do yourself a favor and visit this site. You will be amazed by his works.

All About Payphones

The original intention of the Payphone Project was to promote random contacts among complete strangers. By listing public payphone numbers throughout America I invited people to pick up the phone and call some random street corner in some random town and talk to whoever answered.

That original purpose is now nearly moot. Virtually all payphones reject incoming calls. Those that accept calls would be programmed otherwise once people start calling them. Other payphones and phone booths sit in outlying areas (where cell phones rarely work) as a public service in case of emergencies. It would be irresponsible to encourage people to monopolize these resources by unnecessarily calling just for laughs.

Vegetarians Rejoice

Turkey and gravy flavored soda sold out for the season. One question, who would drink this?

Ultimate Cat

Don't like the hassle of caring for a cat. Try this one, just move your mouse.

The Freedom Ship

Envision an ideal place to live or run a business, a friendly, safe and secure community with large areas of open space and extensive entertainment and recreational facilities. Finally, picture this community continually moving around the world. You are beginning to understand the Freedom Ship concept of a massive ocean-going vessel. With a design length of 4,500 feet, a width of 750 feet, and a height of 350 feet, Freedom Ship would be more than 4 times longer than the Queen Mary. The design concepts include a mobile modern city featuring luxurious living, an extensive duty-free international shopping mall, and a full 1.7 million square foot floor set aside for various companies to showcase their products.

Monday, November 08, 2004


My mom at 80 years of age, has had sneezing fits on a daily basis for about six months. I turned to the web to try and find some answers and found an interesting site. One of the causes of sneezing is tweezing of eyebrows which my mom does on a daily basis, can this really be?

Time to Freshen Up

A watch that sprays perfume. Hmm, wonder what else you could fill it up with?

The Symphonic House

People build homes on the lakeshore for the view, of course, but also for the sounds of wind and water. The lapping waves, the breeze rustling the dune grass - even thunderstorms - sound much more exciting on the beach.

Read more about the fabulous home here.

Ultimate Casablanca

Simply the best Casablanca site of all time. If you have any interest in this great movie, you must browse this site. Fantastic! Includes the original of "As Time Goes By" (will open in WMP).

All about Bonsai

In Japanese, bonsai can be literally translated as 'tray planting'. Originating in Asia many centuries ago, it has developed into a whole new form. To begin with, the tree and the pot form a single harmonious unit where the shape, texture and color compliments the other.

Illusions Galore

100's of Original Exhibits-Real Time Demonstrations-Live Interactive Illusions

Live Wherever you Wish

The Snail Shell System is a low cost system that enables persons to move around, change their whereabouts and live in various environments. One unit supplies space for one person. It is mobile both on land and water. One person can move it slowly, either by pushing it like a wheel, walking inside it or on top of it.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Never on Sunday

As is my policy, no updates on Sunday. Please take a moment to view some of the previous posts and while browsing, enjoy this worldly music (clicking will open WMP). One more thing, stand on your head to read the message below and remember to come back tomorrow.