Archive for March, 2003

It’s creepy, but it’s kinda making me hungry for cookies.

Monday, March 31st, 2003 | General | No Comments

One of my coworkers came back from a smoke break this morning proudly showing off the Ernie Keebler head he found on one of the dumpsters downstairs. It’s now sitting in front of the windows (which is causing Ernie’s eyes to glow red) and staring at all of us.

Why there was an elf head in the dumpster, no one knows. Someone must have had a hell of an interesting weekend.

More book stuff

Tuesday, March 25th, 2003 | General | No Comments

I’m sure that by now you’ve all figured out that I’m pretty much against this war. However, I have no problem supporting our troops, and this is a pretty easy way to brighten up their day a little. Books for Soldiers collects donated books for military personnel overseas. Check out the boards, see if there’s anyone you’d like to send a book to. Seems like a pretty good cause to me.

Stone beasties

Tuesday, March 25th, 2003 | General | No Comments

I’ve always been a fan of gargoyles and grotesques. Gravely Gorgeous has got a nice background on them and some good images. (These little fellas look like they’re spitting on passers-by. Kinda warms the heart.)

Some of my favorites are at Washington National Cathedral. I am, by no means, a religious person, but that’s still one of my favorite buildings. How can you argue with a place that has a Darth Vader gargoyle?

More posters

Tuesday, March 25th, 2003 | General | No Comments

The Propaganda Remix Project has some good WWII-era propaganda posters redone for modern times. Many, many goodies here.

Among my favorites: Rosie and “I feel safer already…”.

Operation Grab Your Ankles and Prepare for Our Hellion

Tuesday, March 25th, 2003 | General | No Comments

10 Randomly Generated American Military Operation Names.

A little tune for you

Friday, March 21st, 2003 | General | No Comments

The Talking Chickenhawk Blues.
(Thanks, Jon.)

Hmmm.

Thursday, March 20th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Got some of the archives back, but the comments went missing for awhile. I think everything’s fixed now (except, of course, for the missing June – January archives. Grrr). Let me know if you find anything wrong. (Except you Netscape folks. Yes, I know there are parts of the page that don’t look so hot in Netscape. I don’t care.)

A little good news for the day

Thursday, March 20th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Looks like BookFilter is now open for business.

Great. Just what I needed — more book recommendations. I’ve got such a huge backlog of books to read and yet I’m powerless to stop buying more. I might as well just have my paycheck sent over to Schwartz Books every other week.

Decoratin’ day.

Thursday, March 20th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Ok. I’m switching templates today. Bear with me. There may be some funky moments until I’m all settled in. (And hey — maybe I’ll get my damned archives back.)

And before any of you ask: No, I will not put up the stupid mermaid template.

New word for the day: Exonumia

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 | General | No Comments

I’ve found yet another hobby to obsess over: Squished pennies. I’ve loved the penny squishing machines since I was a kid, but they’re something I forget about and then, when I run across the machines while on vacation or something, I remember how much I love them. Recently, I found a site that listed locations of machines and was prowling through it in preparation for my upcoming trip to San Francisco (I remember from my last trip that there are machines everywhere out there.) and sort of became obsessed with collecting these little trinkets.

I’m not alone in this, either. There’s an official collector’s club, a museum, several sites for collectors and traders.

At least it’s a cheap hobby and won’t take up a ton of space (kind of like my floaty pen collection). Plus, you know — I get to crush things.

Guess he didn’t have to pad his resume

Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Al Gore just joined Apple’s Board of Directors. Wonder if Steve will give him any crap for that “invented the internet” thing.

Sometimes the adult in you gives way to the 3rd grader.

Friday, March 14th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Rude Food — ‘Coz sometimes things sound naughty even when they aren’t.

You lost weight by being so grossed out that you never wanted to eat again.

Friday, March 14th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Weight Watchers recipe cards, circa 1974. Ewww. Eww, ewww. If you like Lileks’ Gallery of Regrettable Foods, you’ll love this.

Posters for Peace

Thursday, March 13th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Cool copyright-free anti-war posters.

To lamely go where no band has gone before

Thursday, March 13th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Horrifying, yet I can’t look away. I almost feel bad for Star Trek.
(Blatantly stolen from Linus.)

Scaredy cat

Wednesday, March 12th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Ok, I know cats can get a little nutty sometimes, but who hides in the bathroom from one and then calls the police? How big is this cat? I’m gonna guess that Mr. Sabean had a lovely “y’all aren’t gonna believe this shit” story to tell his coworkers.

The man was a design genius

Wednesday, March 12th, 2003 | General | No Comments

I kept having all these weird dreams last night. They weren’t really connected to each other, except that each one had a Saul Bass-esque feel to some part of it. (Not that that’s a bad thing.) So, today I had an urge to look up a little of Saul’s work online. It never fails to amaze me how much influence he had on the design world.

Even if you don’t think you know anything about Saul Bass, you know Saul Bass.

Nutcase.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2003 | General | Comments Off

The Black Jesuit Order of Lizards, ladies and gentlemen.

Hmmm. Maybe Photoshop is not for everyone.

Speaking of facelifts…

Saturday, March 8th, 2003 | General | No Comments

Thinking about giving the blog a new look one of these days. Maybe I will, maybe I won’t. I know I could write a new template myself, but I’m lazy, so I think I’ll just get one from somewhere. Now I just have to find one that’s not hard to read, hideously ugly or too cutesie.

Or, I could just go back to that whole “lazy” thing and leave it alone.

The new color of money.

Saturday, March 8th, 2003 | General | No Comments

The $20 bill’s in for a facelift. The new bill should be revealed on the 27th. Could be interesting. Could be ugly. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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