Category Archives: Miscellaneous Links

Just a Few Links

Bacon Lover Heaven – A store devoted to bacon and bacon related products. Plus, there are bacon memes.

Surreal Photo Art – I love these.

Tiny Wearable Worlds – I love these too but I’m afraid they might be bulkier than what I’m comfortable wearing.

Painted toenail stockings – Clever idea but for me, if it’s warm enough to wear sandals it’s too hot to wear stockings.

Peeling Paint Art – Neat.

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Soviet River Rockets

Metal Sculptures – Animal and insects made from car, bicycle, and motorcycle parts. Way better than most of the scrap art we see occasionally.

Top Ten Funny Moving Videos – I haven’t watched all of them yet.

Historic American Currency – The appearance of our money has changed before. No point in getting worked up about it.

Hurricane-Proof Architecture – I’m generally not a fan of modern architecture but, strictly for beach homes, these are nice. They look like they belong.

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Castle for Sale – It’s not much of a castle, actually, but it’s cute. A weekend getaway place maybe?

Famous art for cats – Clever

Amusing Fun – Beautiful photos and art. I like these

Flower and Vegetable Tiles – Beautiful

Cats Who Collect Things – Funny story: I used to give my cat those plastic rings off of milk jugs to play with and she would always lose them under the refrigerator so I figured we would find a hundred of the things someday when we had to move it but when we had to replace our old refrigerator we did not find a single ring. Our homes definitely have interdimensional portals that stuff disappears into.

Rainbow Nests – What happens when you give wasps colored construction paper

Chroma – Playing with color in city photographs

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Colorful abandoned places – A lot more photos on the photographer’s website. The thumbnails are not loading right now but just click on the first space where there’s supposed to be a picture and you’ll get the full size pic and you can click on the arrow to go through the whole bunch. (a little slow)

Bugs on the walls – An art exhibition; either creepy or fascinating depending on how you feel about such things. Maybe both.

Ma’agalim – Wonderful!

And the most purely silly thing I’ve seen in a long time. I envy both the imagination and the technical skill it takes to come up with something like this.

Peter William Holden Presents [ The Invisible ] from 686f6c64656e on Vimeo.

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Cookbook Title Generator – Just keep refreshing the page. My favorite so far is “The Ingredient-Free Body Revolution.”

Vintage style Segway ad – This greatly appeals to my appreciation of the ridiculous as well as my appreciation of vintage advertising.

Retro-future space tourism posters – These look familiar. I might have linked to this before. I’m thinking I might print out one or two as t-shirt transfers.

Field of Light – Beautiful!

Stump that looks like… – Nature is awesome. (It looks like an octopus to me.)

Welcome, Aliens – Never mind that the guy’s wacko, trying to attract little gray men; this is a pretty cool work of art.

Vintage Underwater – Antique diving suits and submarine concept art.

Eastern Bluebird – Just a lovely nature poster

Architectural and Ethnographic Museum of Kostroma – Large log house with some nice architectural details.

Grub – uh… No thank you.

The XKCD Garden – Haven’t tried it yet. Looks cool.

X-rated decor – OMG! I’m so sorry about this but I can’t resist. In spite of the text it took me a couple of minutes to see it. NSFW? It depends on how observant your boss is.

Quotes From Here and There

Sometimes doing the right thing does not make everyone happy; just the people who need it the most.here

I know a little man both ept and ert.
An intro-? extro-? No, he’s just a vert.
there

I’m a firm believer that writers should read poetry in order to get a sense of what can be done with language, and to learn other ways of expressing ideas.here

Everything happens for a Raisin.there

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Trash/Treasure – Photos of the New York Sanitation Garage trash collection. Wow – the stuff people throw away!

Sticky Nightmares – Creepy drawings done on Post-It notes

Storybook GIFs – Normally, I’m not a big fan of GIFs. In fact, I kinda hate them. Pictures should not move unless I tell them too. But I’ll make an exception for these. They are wonderful!

Geek Tyrant – All sorts of geeky goodness

The Cookie Muncher – Fine Art for the Famished – Just go look; I don’t want to spoil it.

Odd Jobs – British jobs, 1801

Wipebook – Nifty idea

Barcelona Floors – Beautiful tile floors. I will be so glad when American designers get over the dirt colored earth tone everything fixation.

Tiny Drawings

RealRuler – an online ruler that you can calibrate for accuracy.

Quotes From Here and There

My parents were good parents, but by today’s standards they would have been arrested for child endangerment—numerous times.here

…the design of any structure always implies a way to break into it.there

After centuries of the ancient Greeks worshipping reason and evidence, after the debating clubs at the peak of the Enlightenment, we are now a world filled with conspiracy theories and optional realities.here
(I suspect that there have always been conspiracy theorists; the only difference is that the ancient Greeks didn’t have the Internet.)

When it comes to culinary invention, I’m a fan of the “Let’s throw some stuff together, bake it, and see what happens!” approach.there

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Color Thesaurus – Of course one could argue about the accuracy of many of these (and of course different monitors render colors differently) but it was a nice attempt.

Secret Society Art – Some of these are interesting. I like Where Hideous Things Slither and Climb and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows poster, among others. The other magic lantern slides especially.

Amazing Embroidery – Mushrooms, forest creatures, insects. Beautiful!

Old-Style Map of Mars – Love it!

Chicken Legs – Too funny!

Gina Kalabishis – Strange and beautiful art

The man in the Alien costume

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Quotes From Here and There

In some way I knew that my grandma was sending me a sign…here

I suspect if he could speak to us from the grave, he’d have a few choice words for these special snowflakes about what being ‘hurt’ or ‘offended’ really means.there

It seems Blacky the emu has just discovered the holy grail.here

Every time I come up with a bright idea and introduce it to the story, it usually get complicated. Why? Because this is science fiction and the two guns talk, belong to a psychopath, and hate each other.there

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Sneaky Vine – Interesting

Canary Girls – Weird! I had never heard of this before. Too bad there aren’t any color photographs.

The Golden Years – Well, at least we haven’t done this yet.

Tin-foil hats? – Well, not exactly but in effect…

George Washington’s “real” date of birth – I knew about the calendar thing but I had never thought about the effect on birthdays and such. It all must have been pretty confusing at the time.

La Culture Physique – Some very nice 1920s exercise illustrations.

The Ultimate History Project – Really GREAT history site.

Chalk Art – Fantastic!

Quotes From Here and There

Apparently having solved cancer and world hunger, the Internet is moving on to wondering why McDonald’s mozzarella sticks contain surprisingly little mozzarella.here (via)

Was I really placed here by an all-knowing Providence in order to struggle each day to eat more vegetables and fewer french fries? Even setting aside my tendency to the grandiose, it seems a little petty.there

In reality, the optimists are consistently correct over the medium term. As with the weather, if you don’t like current events, give it a little time and they will change. But chances are the pessimist will have latched on to something new that spells doom for us all.here

A president doing president stuff in his final year?! TYRANT!there

Yes, alright, almost any teapot can be used to kill if you swing it hard enough.here

Quotes From Here and There

I catch myself being a “realist” to the point where I often talk myself out of things that I’ve logistically evaluated and convinced myself just won’t work. But then a small stubborn voice at the back of my mind says “Oh come on, just try it.”here (Actually, I have always thought that Yoda saying is stupid but in this context I get it. It still means to try but with a positive attitude.)

Once we get into February, it’s always the same for me. Utter elation when the sun shines, pervasive gloom when it’s gray, and the urge to do something to hasten spring.there

“Imagine walking through a park that is actually a library…”here

“Surely you can see,” she tells her lover, Zachary, “that it would not suit me at all to be a mystery’s mistress?”there

The irony is that calling someone pretentious often reveals more about the accuser than the accused. It speaks not only of how we perceive ourselves but also of our society’s “insecurities, prejudices and unquestioned assumptions”.here

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Reflections – Beautiful photos of an abandoned fishing village

Space tourism posters – Love!

72 Seasons – A free app based on Japan’s ancient calendar, which has 24 seasons and 72 microseasons. My first thought was that they need to make an Oklahoma version because we have at least that many but here they don’t actually follow any calendar. Spring comes any time Mother Nature feels like it from January to April and after these little micro springs winter can keep coming back any time through the end of April. In fact, we once had snow flurries the first week of May.

Hesperus Press – Classic literature. Some of the big, important classics but also a lot of less well known older books. (UK site)

Restored Chateau – Lots of photos

Cloud Forests

Restoring the Starship Enterprise

How Bacteria “See” – Fascinating

The Neurologist Who Hacked His Own Brain – Interesting

Introducing the Rotary Dial Telephone – A 1936 newsreel

Quotes From Here and There

If you don’t like ice cream, you probably have some sort of mental issue that needs to be checked out.here

When I feel like pretending I’m a Mad Scientist, I tell people I have a closet totally devoted to the distribution of hot, maybe even scalding dihydrogen monoxide.there

The Face of Age greets the new day like a vampire at sunrise. It staggers out into the world, arms outstretched like The Mummy in search of a secret lost in the sands of time.here

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The Band Name Everyone Gets Wrong – I never noticed that before. I went and looked at my CDs and there is no “the”.

Heels – OMG! I just really don’t know what to say about these. Charles?

Air Bonsai – Want! But if I had one it would die so I guess I really don’t want one.

NY Public Library Menu Collection – Restaurant Menus from the 1800s to the 2000s, listed in reverse chronological order. (It’s a bunch of thumbnail links that take forever to load.)

UK Filmmaker Trolls Censors – Brilliantly “evil”

Darwin Awards Twitter Feed

Lewis Carroll’s Scrapbook

What the… – Business and website names based on “What the F***?”

The original inspiration for Barbie – Oh myyyy!

The Curse of Winnie the Pooh – Sad

R2D2 Humidifier – Yes! R2D2 is still the best cute little droid.

18 Absurdly Expensive Toys – I love the Alice in Wonderland toy box but not that much.