Saturday, November 20, 2004

Water Log Ride for the Backyard

Built in 1981, includes 8 logs, good condition, water not included. Cost $200,000.
See more used amusement park rides that are available for purchase.


Death Necklace

Wear your loved ones remains around your neck. I actually know a girl who bought one of these and has placed the ashes of her cat in it.



The Puffy Shirt

Puffy Shirt goes into the Smithsonian.
Here is the script from the Seinfeld episode.



Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner part 4

The final installation of hosting tips for Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • Tidy up the house
  • Make a final shopping list--Remember ice, cream for the coffee and nuts for nibbling in the living room
  • Remember that you have to allow 24 hours for every 5 pounds if you're going to defrost a turkey in the refrigerator
  • Make a cooking schedule for Thanksgiving Day
  • If guests are invited for 5 P.M., count backward from a 6 P.M. dinner, writing down the time everything goes into the oven or the microwave
  • Clear out the coat closet for guest coats



Elvis Auction

Some of Elvis Presley's first RCA recordings from nearly 50 years ago, including never-before-heard takes of "All Shook Up" and "Jailhouse Rock," will be put up for bid on Sunday at an auction of show business memorabilia.
The recordings are valued between $30,000-$50,000 but I think they will be bought for much more than the set value.



Worlds Most Expensive Perfume

Would you pay $1820 for 1 fl. oz of anything! Does anyone know of one person who wears this?



Here's Looking at You

When at the website, click on the eyes section and be amazed.



Friday, November 19, 2004

Anti-theft Laptop Case

Your laptop will never be taken from you again.



New Comment Server Added to Kukla's

I decided to have HaloScan host the comment section of Kuklas to make it more user friendly. Having the ability to add trackback and urls is important to me.
Unfortunately, I had to lose all of the previous comments made by many of the visitors of this site. I appreciate all the comments and look forward to starting over with HaloScan.

PK

The History of Gum

Chewing gum goes a long way back into history. Bubble gum, specificially Bazooka, did not enter the market until after WWII.



Browser War Heats Up

A few weeks ago 86% of the visitors to Kuklas used IE. As of today, you can see IE dropped to 76% and look at FireFox making a move. Interesting and I wonder if this trend will continue.



The Dead Schembechlers

In honor of The Game, Michigan vs. Ohio State, 1 pm est. tomorrow, I give you this band. Read more about them here. Warning: graphic language involved in the band link.



On this Date, 45 years ago

Rocky the Flying Squirrel (aka Rocket J. Squirrel) and his buddy, Bullwinkle J. Moose, made their premiere on ABC TV.
Note: clicking onRocky or Bullwinkle will open WMP.



Communication Breakdown

What happens when an English phrase is translated (by computer) back and forth between 5 different languages?



TV Alert: Watch This Program

In 1985, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates set out to climb the forbidding 21,000-foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes - the only mountain in the Peruvian range that hadn't yet been conquered. Young, fit and skilled, climbers Simpson and Yates were confident they would succeed. What happened on their trip has since become a mountaineering legend about human endurance and the will to survive.
Touching the Void airs November 21st on PBS.



I Wonder what this is Worth

This site strives to help buyers and sellers of collectible items better understand what their favorite things are worth and then manage their collections online.



Thursday, November 18, 2004

Tatiana Cooley

Where did she go? I had the opportunity to meet her back in 1999 and she told me she would never forget me, and why wouldn't I believe her. If anyone one knows her, would you please tell her where I am; no doubt in my mind she remembers me.



Enlighted Clothing

Thinking about buying a suit from this company. Plan on wearing it in Las Vegas only.



John Lennon Tops Icon List

John Lennon is the greatest rock and roll icon of all time, according to music fans.
The former Beatle beat Elvis Presley and David Bowie to top the list of 100 best music icons voted for by readers of Q magazine.
Check out this great fan site of Lennon, some very good information.




A Christmas Story Project

Get started now on this great project. Be careful and don't shoot your eye out.



Happy Memories

Create your own masterpiece here. The only thing missing is instead of shaking the screen to clear your drawing, you now hit the spacebar. Ahhh, modern technology.



Dracula Theme Park Planned

The park will house a gothic castle with spooky effects, horror rides, labyrinths and also a golf course and a hotel. The planned location is near the town of Snagov, a lake resort near Bucharest.



Anorexic Girls Unite Online

An underground subculture of teenage girls who bond over their eating disorders and glorify bone-thin celebrities has surfaced on the internet, in a growing trend that experts say frustrates treatment. The girls share near-starvation diets in Web journals and offer tips for denying hunger pangs or dodging the suspicions of family members.



Did You Know

  • Thomas Edison electrocuted an elephant
  • The original idea and patent that led to cellular phone technology comes from the movie star Hedy Lamarr
  • Babe Ruth is credited with the invention of the modern baseball bat. He was the first player to order a bat with a knob on the end of the handle



Light Illusions

The amount of light coming to the eye from an object depends on the amount of light striking the surface and on the proportion of light that is reflected. If a visual system made just a single measurement of luminance, acting as a photometer, there would be no way to distinguish a white surface in dim light from a black surface in bright light. Yet humans can usually do so, and this skill is called lightness constancy.



Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Save Gas, Fill Tires with Nitrogen

Good old nitrogen -- that unglamorous inert gas that constitutes about 78 percent of the air we breathe. For years, over the road truckers, auto racers and the U.S. military have been filling tires on their vehicles with pure nitrogen.
As long it isn't helium, I am all for it. But where can I get nitrogen?



Radio Locator

Find an over the air radio station by format, location, call letters and a few other options. Good webiste to bookmark because you never know when you may want to listen to a station in another city.



75lb. Book

GOAT,” as in Greatest Of All Time, Muhammad Ali’s self-bestowed title, is available in two limited editions that come in silk-covered boxes.
The first 1,000 copies sell for $7,500 and come with a 6-foot abstract sculpture by Jeff Koons and four prints by photographer Howard Bingham.
The remaining 9,000 copies are a mere $3,000.

Has anyone ever seen this book or better yet bought a copy?



Yale Netiquette

Now with concerns ranging from privacy, security and freedom of speech, to honesty and confidentiality it is more important than ever to understand and observe general guidelines of netiquette. Netiquette, or network etiquette, is the contemporary term for the proper way we communicate and interact with each other using email over the Internet.


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Bad Move TiVo

Banner ads to appear when you are fast forwarding using TiVo. What are they thinking?

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Museums of Art

The Museum of Modern Art reopens in New York on November 20th, the Museum of Bad Art is always open.



Celeb Doubles

Hundreds of celebrity look-alikes available for rent. I think all eleven Marilyn Monroes will do just fine.



The Human Clock

Humanclock.com shows a photograph of the current time, with the photo changing every minute of the day (all 1,440 occuring minutes on Earth!) Thus you end up with a rotating picture clock sorta deal.



NYC Media Map

Want to visit all the media outlets while in New York City, this will help you out.



Neat Hairdryer

A most unusual type of hairdryer yet to make it to the USA. Link opens WMP.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Kids TV/DVD Remote

You may not realize it, but your home theater equipment could be in peril. That’s right – if you’re a parent, the single most common hazard to the continuing operational condition of your electronics is, in fact, the vivid imagination of a young child. And the item most at risk of unexpected premature retirement? The ever-present remote control.
So what can be done to ensure that your remotes enjoy a long, productive existence? Why, introduce a decoy, of course.



Daily Photo Blog

This gentleman has been taking and posting a picture a day since February 10, 2004. You can get a feel of what type of person he is by his photographs.



How Popular is your Name

Type in your first name, you will get a ranking showing how popular your name was in the 20th century. My name was most popular in the 1930's.

Japanese McDonalds

Pretty cool commercial from a Japanese site. If I am correct, it is for a Tomato McGrand. Good bye Ronald, hello nurse!!!



Catchy Slogans

You know the commercial slogan, but can you match the product with the catch line? Take the test here, not as easy as you think.

Record what you See

The first wearable digital camcorder that is so small it can be attached to the bill of a hat. Using breakthrough after-the-fact technology and wearable hands-free video, the new camcorder puts the photographer into the action, instead of being a passive by-stander.



NBA says no to Ipod

The NBA has told Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors that he cannot listen to his Ipod while warming up on the court. Well, Vince has been known to slack off at times so now he has an excuse.



Humans Extinct by 2099

A top New Zealand researcher warns that humans face extinction by the end of the century. Climate change blamed.

Atlantis Found?

A US researcher says he has "definitely" found the lost civilisation of Atlantis in the watery deep off Cyprus, adding his theory to a mystery which has baffled explorers for centuries.



Have You Used

ICEROCKET.com is one of the newer search engines around and recently made some minor changes including a nice feature for PDA users . Mark Cuban is one of the investors of this engine and recently was interviewed about the direction they plan on taking.



Warning Signs

An international website with thousands of "Do Not" signs. Spend a few minutes browsing the many unique signs, labels and warnings.



Oxymorons

A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined. Some of my favorite from this site are:
  • Microsoft Works
  • Healthy Tan
  • Pretty Ugly
  • Taped Live
  • Huge Shortage

Move Away from the Monitor

If you're short-sighted and you spend a lot of time in front of a computer, you could be opening yourself to glaucoma, an eye diseases in which the eye-ball swells because of increased fluid pressure.



Search Results Read To You

Just type in your keywords in the normal way and press enter or click search. Ten results are listed and read out to you in order. Some may be skipped as they have no content or they have been too slow to contact. If you want to visit a page press the corresponding number on the keyboard and it will redirect to that site. Press X to stop P to play and N for next ten results & B to go back to the previous 10 results.



Virtual Knee Surgery

Take on the role of the surgeon throughout a total knee replacement surgery. This post is in honor of my sister who has had both knees replaced.



Golfers, did you know

Dr. George Grant received the first patent on the golf tee in December, 1899.



Save that Page

A fine online exhibition of bookmarks. I wonder what type of value some of these have.



Monday, November 15, 2004

Climb Everest Online

Trek Mt. Everest with two interactive sites. Take your pick , #1 or #2. Make sure you have enough oxygen.



The Game

In honor of The Game (Michigan vs. Ohio State in the Midwest), I present to you the greatest fight songs in college football today. Warning, clicking on links will open WMP.

Retro Returns

What do The Ramones, Ms. Pac-Man, Star Wars and Gilligan's Island have in common?
They're all part of the retro reincarnation, the phenomenon of old hit music, movies, TV shows and videogames regaining popularity. The trend is easy money for companies that own the rights to these products, and it's even a boon for new companies, too.



Smoking Joke goes Bad

A radio station is fuming after a hoax "report" by its morning crew that people could no longer smoke in their cars.



Auto Tuned Concerts

Today's concerts are aided by some high tech audio equipment.



Forests Forever

I highly recommend this fantastic site. If you do not want to register, just go to news then galleries to view some super photography.