Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Money Saving tip of the week

Can running cheap vodka through a Brita filter improve its drinkability to the point of competing with Ketel One?
Oh My God It Burns!

Monday, November 22, 2004

Interesting Musical Instrument Site

A lot like Elderly Instruments in Lansing but they may have some real off the wall items.
Folk of the Wood

Friday, November 19, 2004

Need a hotdog for your roll?

David Diehl catalogs 78 RPM party records and creates a fairly comprenive discography of those under-the-counter gems your parents (OK, maybe not your parents) had hidden behind the Magnavox Hi-Fi

The Blue Pages

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Google does it again!

My guess is that this new tool will divide the library world like no other. Half of the librarians I know love Google, the other half hate (or is it fear?) it. For those of you who discount Google, and thereby discount the intellectual ability of you users to discern authoritative content, here's yet another opportunity to point to technology and say, "But Google can't tell what's scholarly and what's not! It takes an MLS to do that. I'm the only one who can do that, not you, not Google, not even Mr. Whiskers and he practically has an MLS since he sat in on all my distance education classes!"
Google Scholar

The Grey Video

Watch it before it's illegal to do so.
The Grey Video

Xmas Brings out the best in everyone

Add this to the list of Christmas CDs I'll be buying this holiday season.
John Waters Decks Halls with Quirky Xmas Set

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Go Red States!

From my friend Ted:

John Hostettler, the Congressman representing the 8th district of Indiana, has been convinced by local religious groups to introduce legislation in the House that would change the name of an Interstate 69 extension to a more moral sounding number.

There are plans to extend the interstate from Indianapolis through southwestern Indiana all the way through Texas into Mexico in the coming years. While most believe this highway will be good for the state’s economy, religious conservatives believe “I-69” sounds too risqué and want to change the interstate’s number.

Hostettler, a proponent of the interstate extension, agrees. “Every time I have been out in the public with an ‘I-69’ button on my lapel, teenagers point and snicker at it. I have had many ask me if they can have my button. I believe it is time to change the name of the highway. It is the moral thing to do.”
The change will more than likely be introduced in committee when Congress convenes after the first of the year.

Perfect NYC souvenir

Paper coffee cup made ceramic

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Today's entry for the Booklist

Jesus in America: Personal Savior, Cultural Hero, National Obsession: "Jesus in America: Personal Savior, Cultural Hero, National Obsession"