Saturday, December 24, 2005

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Fight Fight Fight!

Fight For Peace!

If you haven't tried finding flights, hotel rooms and rental cars with, it's worth looking at, especially from an interface design standpoint. I really like the way you can stop your search when you get enough results to satisfy your search.


Are any of you signed up, and using Skype?
I want to do some testing and friends that are farther away, all the better.
Let me know.

Victory can be ours!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Comment Verification turned on

Hi All,
Well, the spam has finally got to me, and instead of spending my time deleting the stupid comments and ads, I've turned on word verification.
Those of you who comment on blogs will know what I mean.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Still more ways to waste your hard earned money

Last Minute Auctions lists every item on E-Bay under a dollar, and over in less than an hour.
Start buying usless crap NOW!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Beatles' christmas records!

Nice site devoted to the Beatles Fan club releases.
The Beatles' christmas Records

Originals project

My friend Dick Rosemont has moved his amazingly extensive database of original recording information online. Basically, the site is devoted to finding the original artist of a popular song that was possibly made famous by someone else. You probably know that "Hound Dog" was first recorded by Big Mama Thornton and "Take Me To the River" is an Al Green original, not Talking Heads. Dick, however, has uncovered some real interesting finds. As an example, here are my top 5 "weird Originals"

1) "Magic Bus" originally done by Pudding (The Who)

2) "In The Ghetto" Sammy Davis Junior (Elvis)

3) "Just Dropped In (to See What Condition my Condition..) Jerry Lee Lewis (!) (Kenny Rogers and the First Edition)

4) "Am I The Same Girl?" Barbara Acklin (better known as "Soulful Strut" and as an instrumental)

5) "I'm Henry the VIII" Harry Champion (I guess I knew this was a cover, but what's really interesting is that it was first recorded in 1911!)

Have some fun looking at all the titles:
The Originals Project

Monday, December 12, 2005

To do this week: 1) Promote New movie 2) Remember to Duck

Whenever I see a picture of this dude, I can't help but think of the time I worked at the Michigan Avenue Borders store in Chicago.
During one strange week, Downey came in every night and hung around until we closed. He sort of befriended some of the staff members and we all thought it was pretty cool, until about Thursday, when the whole thing got old fast.

Friday, December 09, 2005

A Christmas Story: 30 seconds long, performed by bunnies

Ow, my Nose!

Brady Bunch Kung Fu

USB Digital Bible

I don't know if you'd want to exchange this one (see previous post below) since it's about $30.
It's kind of cool, though
USB Digital Bible

Thursday, December 08, 2005

More Music, More Music

Pandora, from the Music Genome Project, seems to be getting better in choosing music I like based on a couple of song choices.
Based on a search for Nick Lowe, here's the tunes it played:
“Cruel to be Kind” Nick Lowe

“Vanishing Girl” Dukes of Stratosphear

“Picture Book” The Kinks

“Earn Enough for Us” XTC

“Fanfare” Mark Geary

"Breakup in Barcelona" Joe Algeri

"So It Goes" Nick Lowe

"He'd Be A Diamond" The Bevis Frond

I liked everything except the tune by Joe Algeri so it was pretty good in guessing what I'd like and wouldn't like.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Christmas Lists - Christmas Music At Randy's Rodeo

Randy's Rodeo has a great collection of Christmas lists--along with a wishlist of itmes that puts mine to shame! Be sure and check out the MP3s of some weird and rare Christmas classics.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Atheist group offers free porn in exchange for Bibles

Atheist Agenda, an atheist group at U Texas San Antonio, staged a "Porno for Bibles" event, where they gave free pornography to people who traded in religious scripture.

The Gaper Delay That Likes To Say Yes.

or how 'bout:
Pardon Me, Do You Have Any Grey Gaper Delay?
Get Serious. Get Gaper Delay.
Gonna Be a While? Grab a Gaper Delay.

The Advertising Slogan Generator

More Radio Spots

This one is even better:
Radio promo spots advertising some of the sleaziest films you never saw:
Now a Word From Our Scumbag Sponsor

Skinny Robbie's Blog: Halloween

Couple of MP3-related posts today. Here's a link to over 100 radio spots for Spooky, scary movies like Monsters Crash the Pajama Party and Frogs (channel Mark Deming's character in Robert Altman's A Wedding when you hear this one...)

Monday, December 05, 2005

Librarian puts squirrel over job

Nothing real outrageous here; I just like the headline:
Librarian puts squirrel over job

Friday, December 02, 2005


Far from complete, though it's great fun to sift through the various genres. I especially like the attention paid to little-known local releases.


It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Now, you probably know that me and my brother Bruce have been collecting Christmas music for quite a while. Bruce's collection is mostly CDs while mine tends to be 45s and LPs of the vinyl persuasion.
Anyway, I'm going to be posting a couple of sites here and there, both to hip you to all the wild Christmas music out there, and to serve as a backup to my own bookmarks.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Let them sing it for you!

Type in your phrase and this website will sing back your words, culled from popular songs!