Monthly Archives: May 2006

You smell Like Play -Doh!

You smell Like Play -Doh! From the Hasbro web site: It’s Scent-Sational! For the first time that fresh-out-of the can, eau-de-PLAY-DOH scent is available for fun, highly-creative people who seek a whimsical scent reminiscent of their childhood. As part of … Continue reading

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Public smoking bans hit Ont., Que.

Public smoking bans hit Ont., Que. CBC News Smokers in Quebec and Ontario will be spending more time outside as laws that ban smoking in all enclosed public places kicked in at midnight Tuesday. The Quebec government has vowed to … Continue reading

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Kitty Litter Cake

  Link Posted Mon May 29th, 2006

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Join a timeshare island tribe in Fiji

Today’s LA Times has a short article about Tribewanted, a project to recruit 5,000 people from around the world who want to live on an island with 100 other people for a couple of weeks and build a community. The … Continue reading

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Cloaking devices described in scientific journal

Two papers  in this week’s issue of Science describe the possibility and theoretical method to construct cloaking devices. Imperial College London physicist Sir John Pendry and his colleagues describe an approach based on metamaterials that could bend electromagnetic radiation, including … Continue reading

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Interpreting global law

Interpreting global law by Lawrence R. Douglas | the Times online A look at two provocative books: Philippe Sands LAWLESS WORLD Making and breaking global rules 404pp. Penguin. Paperback, £8.99. 0 141 01799 6 John Yoo THE POWERS OF WAR … Continue reading

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Zoom forever into this photomosaic

  It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted a cool photomosaic. The photo on this page is made up of tiny photos. Click on the photo to zoom in. More tiny photos. Forever. And ever. Link See previous entry: Starry … Continue reading

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Grow a square watermelon

  Grow a square watermelon by putting it into a box.  Link See previous entry:Watermelons = Dinosaur Eggs Posted Wed May 24th, 2006

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Killer reel of 1970s toy commercials

Someone has uploaded a 7 minute reel of amazing 1970s toy commercials — for Bing Bang Boing, SSP Pee Wees, SSP racers, Smash Up Derby, Screen-a-Show, Slip n’ Slide/Water Wiggle, Bug Out!, Screech, and Masterpiece. These are commercials from an … Continue reading

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For a Guilty Nation, Docu-Satire “My Bad” Profoundly Scorches

For a Guilty Nation, Docu-Satire “My Bad” Profoundly Scorches by Ron Rosenbaum | the New York Observer Could it be that the public apology has become the iconic new literary art form of our times? With an aesthetic and a … Continue reading

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Coffins woven from wicker

Britain’s Somerset Willow Company sells these very  handsome and biodegradable,  wicker coffins. From their web site: “Each one of our coffins has been beautifully and caringly hand woven by one of our skilled basket makers, making each coffin unique and … Continue reading

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Koranic fish

Markings on this tuna fish caught on the Kenyan coast south of Mombasa may or may not spell out the Arabic words for “You are the best provider.” According to the BBC News, the phrase is close to a text … Continue reading

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Christian ad about Code gets pulled

Christian ad about Code gets pulled Theatre chain drops spot that was to appear before film Brian Hutchinson | National Post VANCOUVER – A movie house commercial that encourages churchgoers to see and discuss Hollywood thriller The Da Vinci Code … Continue reading

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Garbage house full of 70,000 empty Coors Light cans

Garbage house full of 70,000 empty Coors Light cans A rented house in Ogden, UT was discovered to have accumulated some 70,000 empty Coors Light cans in eight years of tenancy — the cans covered the furniture and blocked the … Continue reading

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