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Today in My History

2000:  Away We Go to an Island Fair
2001:  Little Miss Homemaker Me
2002:  What a Difference a Year Makes
2003:  Very Bad, Horrible Mother
2004: Walter, the Spitter

2005:
Unwanted Surprises
2006: On the Road with a Cell Phone
2007: Speaking out for Gay Marriage

2008: 
Pass the Tissues


BITTER HACK
Speech and Debate
In Hamony


Books Read in 2009
 
Updated: 9/17
"The Lost Symbol"


Recipes for Cousins Day Drinks
(updated 9/4/09)


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Puppies to Petco from Bev Sykes on Vimeo.

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Look at these Videos

This is Amazing--Tragic, but Amazing
Today's the Day
Web Side Story
Sand Animation
Why We Need Universal Health Care


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Grandma's 90th Birthday


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Airy Persiflage


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THINGS YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

22 October 2009

You never know where things are going to lead when you follow a simple link.  It started here:

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Cheeseburger in a can.  I just love the photo, with the fresh lettuce hanging out the side and a bun that is taller than the actual can that the cheeseburger is supposed to come in.  I can't think of anything as disgusting as a cheeseburger in a can.  But if I found it on a shelf I'd probably buy it just to find out how horrible it really is!

But you know.  It's a slippery slope.  It wasn't long before I was researching other odd products on the net.

I was amazed to discover this, for example:

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I actually found references to placenta shampoo everywhere, including a discussion about whether this was human placenta, animal placenta, or vegetable placenta.  I never knew there was such a thing as vegetable placenta.

So when I went looking for a picture of a bottle of placenta shampoo, I came across this.

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You probably don't want to know what it is.  But it looks like ciabatta bread on the outside.

This looks a little better (but not much)

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This aparently is a day's worth of food in one dish, from the eggs to beans to sausage to fruit, all in a lovely mold with mayonnaise tying it together.  I may pass.  (It gets worse the closer you look at it!)

Here's a lovely invention for the couple that wants to cut the cost of their smoking habit, but don't really want to give up cigarettes entirely.   Finish this sentence:  "The couple that smokes together....."

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For the conservationists, there is a solar powered bra...

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which can generate enough electric energy to charge a mobile phone or an iPod.  Unfortunately it only works in the sunlight, so unless you want to wear your bra without a shirt, it doesn't really do anything.  "But it does send the message of how lingerie could possibly save the planet," the inventor said.

Finally, the Japanese, ever the leaders in really weird products have come up with a camouflage to prevent attack by street muggers.

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You just slip on this little costume (bottom right...see the feet?) and everybody thinks you're a vending machine.  (I'm not sure how you get home, though...or what happens when someone slips a coin in a slot and expects a coke to appear!)  There is apparently a companion ensemble piece which looks like a manhole cover.  You slip your valuables in it and toss it onto the street  to foil would-be robbers.

I think all this proves that there is no end to the creativity -- or lunacy -- of human beings!

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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L. Ron Hubbard and his machine which proves that
when sliced, tomatoes scream.
(I think he learned about it from Xenu)

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