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Shatner LSD video

21/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

Nelson Minar : Shatner LSD video - Amazing fan-made vide of Shatner's infamous Beatles cover (via UMMO)

deusx : William Shatner "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" - Google Video - "It is a a brilliant video to one of the oddest covers ever recorded by Captain Kirk."

jkottke : Fan-produced video for William Shatner's cover of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Fan-produced video for William Shatner's cover of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. (thx, renee)

The Superficial on Kate Moss and her poor taste in men

21/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

jkottke : The Superficial on Kate Moss and her poor taste in men - The Superficial on Kate Moss and her poor taste in men: "You could stick her in a room with Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and the Kool-Aid Man, and five minutes later all you'd hear would be 'Ohhhhhh Yeah!'"

Hikaru dorodango, balls of mud that shine

20/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Hikaru dorodango, balls of mud that shine - "At elementary schools, kindergartens, and preschools all across Japan, kids are losing themselves making hikaru dorodango, or balls of mud that shine." I really want to make one of these. (via rodcorp) [via]

How do audiobook producers deal with things like footnotes, photos, interesting punctuation, and ...

20/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

jkottke : How do audiobook producers deal with things like footnotes, photos, interesting punctuation, and the like? - How do audiobook producers deal with things like footnotes, photos, interesting punctuation, and the like? "The voice manipulation, for which audiobook producer John Runnette used a 'phone filter' -- a voice-through-the-receiver effect used in radio drama

Giant jellyfish invade Japan

20/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jkottke : Giant jellyfish invade Japan - Giant jellyfish invade Japan STOP Creatures 2 meters wide and 450 pounds STOP Killing fish, fishing industry, and even humans STOP Run for your lives STOP

David Pogue has a great list of rules for trolls when responding to online writing

20/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : David Pogue has a great list of rules for trolls when responding to online writing - David Pogue has a great list of tongue-in-cheek rules for trolls when responding to online writing. This list is spot-on...I have a mailbag full of chuckleheaded responses that adhere to many of these points, particularly numbers 1, 2, 6, and 9.

The cover for a 2004 novel called I, Fatty bears a striking resemblance to that of Jeff Veen's Th...

20/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : The cover for a 2004 novel called I, Fatty bears a striking resemblance to that of Jeff Veen's The Art and Science of Web Design from 2000 - The cover for a 2004 novel called I, Fatty bears a striking resemblance to that of Jeff Veen's The Art and Science of Web Design from 2000.

The 3% federal excise tax on your phone bill "was imposed in 1898 to help pay for the Spanish-Ame...

20/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : The 3% federal excise tax on your phone bill "was imposed in 1898 to help pay for the Spanish-American War" - The 3% federal excise tax on your phone bill "was imposed in 1898 to help pay for the Spanish-American War".

A list of the top 100 most valuable books

20/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : A list of the top 100 most valuable books - A list of the top 100 most valuable books. Signed first editions numbered 1-100 of Ulysses go for 100,000 pounds apiece. More about the list.

Inspector Sands is a codeword used by public transport authorities in London

20/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

jkottke : Inspector Sands is a codeword used by public transport authorities in London - "Inspector Sands is a codeword used by public transport authorities in London...to alert authorities of a potential emergency without causing panic amongst travellers by explicitly mentioning the nature of the emergency." Cool! (via alice) [via]

Online tshirt commerce is so easy now

20/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

jkottke : Online tshirt commerce is so easy now - Online tshirt commerce is so easy now; individuals can even offer a new tshirt design every single day. My favorite shirt of the day is this scarlet/Scarlett fiddle-dee-dee one from yesterday.

The NYTimes profiles Susan Orlean and John Gillespie's new house in upstate New York

19/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

jkottke : The NYTimes profiles Susan Orlean and John Gillespie's new house in upstate New York - The NYTimes profiles Susan Orlean and John Gillespie's new house in upstate New York (audio slideshow). It looks gorgeous.

David Galbraith notes that several of the top sites on the web don't validate

19/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jkottke : David Galbraith notes that several of the top sites on the web don't validate - David Galbraith notes that several of the top sites on the web don't validate: Yahoo, Ebay, Amazon, Google, and even "Web 2.0" newcomers Flickr, Digg, and Del.icio.us. "Are all these companies wrong, or is there something wrong with current accessibility

The world's best short inspirational quotes

19/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jkottke : The world's best short inspirational quotes - The world's best short inspirational quotes including "no great thing is created suddenly" and "well done is better than well said".

Tips for getting to sleep faster and sleeping better

19/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jkottke : Tips for getting to sleep faster and sleeping better - Tips for getting to sleep faster and sleeping better.

Susan Orlean attempts to answer the question about why fans at Fenway sing Sweet Caroline during ...

19/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

jkottke : Susan Orlean attempts to answer the question about why fans at Fenway sing Sweet Caroline during the game - Susan Orlean attempts to answer the question about why fans at Fenway sing Sweet Caroline during the game.

Rod Begbie : NPR : The Mystery of 'Sweet Caroline' and the Sox - Why do Sox fans sing "Sweet Caroline" during the middle of the 8th? Apparently, just because it's a fun song. [via#

SeemlessWeb At Home, online food for delivery ordering

19/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : SeemlessWeb At Home, online food for delivery ordering - Haven't tried it out yet, but SeamlessWeb At Home seems like a good site for ordering Manhattan delivery (i.e. lunch/dinner) online. Plus, you get 20% off your order from some places.

The Baseball Visualization Tool

19/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : The Baseball Visualization Tool - The Baseball Visualization Tool was designed to help managers answer the question: should the pitcher be pulled from the game? Handy charts and pie graphs give managers an at-a-glance view of how much trouble the current pitcher is in. I wonder what TBVT

The Man Who Said No to Wal-Mart

19/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : The Man Who Said No to Wal-Mart - The Man Who Said No to Wal-Mart: "Every year, thousands of executives venture to Bentonville, Arkansas, hoping to get their products onto the shelves of the world's biggest retailer. But Jim Wier wanted Wal-Mart to stop selling his Snapper mowers

jkottke : The Man Who Said No to Wal-Mart - The Man Who Said No to Wal-Mart. "He looked into a future of supplying lawn mowers and snow blowers to Wal-Mart and saw a whirlpool of lower prices, collapsing profitability, offshore manufacturing, and the gradual but irresistible corrosion of the very q

Tetris commercial from the 80s

19/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

jkottke : Tetris commercial from the 80s - Very high on the list of things that don't need to be advertised is Tetris. Chances are you remember this Tetris commercial from the 80s anyway. "Use your thumbs, use your eyes, find yourself Tetrisized!"

Recently discovered human remains suggest that metrosexuals lived in Iron Age Ireland

19/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

jkottke : Recently discovered human remains suggest that metrosexuals lived in Iron Age Ireland - Recently discovered human remains suggest that metrosexuals lived in Iron Age Ireland. One man's fingernails were manicured and his hands indicated he'd never done manual labor while the other wore hair gel imported from France and Spain. No word on if th

Some PT Anderson news

18/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Some PT Anderson news - Some PT Anderson news: A Prairie Home Companion is out this summer; Anderson seems to have co-directed this with Robert Altman, but no one seems to know just who did what. And There Will Be Blood is Anderson's newest solo project starring Daniel Day-Lewis

Scientists say there may be two different forms of laughter

18/01/2006 @ 19:11 UTC

jkottke : Scientists say there may be two different forms of laughter - Scientists say there may be two different forms of laughter -- authentic laughter and that associated with humor -- and that the two developed millions of years apart during the course of human evolution.

Update on the teams and players involved in The Play

18/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Update on the teams and players involved in The Play - Update on the teams and players involved in The Play. The Play = that college game with all the laterals and he was down and the band streams onto the field and the guy runs over the trombone player in the end zone. You know, The Play. (thx, david)

The National Archives has a few of their documents available online

18/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : The National Archives has a few of their documents available online - The National Archives has a few of their documents available online, like the Emancipation Proclamation and the check for when the US bought Alaska. More in their online exhibits.

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