Archives: June 2006

links for 2006-06-30

YouTube – Natural Hallucinogen One of those cool moving picture videos that gives you optical illusions and is hypnotic and relaxing. (tags: video mesmerizing hypnotize) IPD Volunteer Services Volunteer programs with the IPD. (tags: volunteer Indianapolis) Indy Parks Department Volunteering Opportunities for volunteering with the Indy Parks Department. (tags: volunteering Indianapolis parks) Tarot Card Iconography

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Quotes

“… because we watched a debate from the House of Representatives about the Iraq Resolution, and it did seem like – you ever been to Trafalgar Square, where they have the, uh, speaker’s corner where, like, crazy people get up on a box, and go, “Harrumph! And Roosevelt stole my couch!” You know, that kind

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links for 2006-06-29

Moving a Refrigerator Guy showing how he moved two refrigerators — by bicycle. (tags: bicycle moving) Deep Prose Software Booxter software for cataloging your library. (tags: software books booklists mine library) WFMU’s Beware of the Blog: Ice Cream Truck Music, Revisited Mp3s of ice cream truck tunes. Sure to drive you crazy. (tags: mp3 icecream

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Quote

“Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.” –Sam Brown

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Social Networking for Bookworms

The Wall Street Journal writes about a new social networking site called LibraryThing.com — for people to create catalogs of their books. Similar to software like Booxter or Delicious Library, you record all of your books in a cataloging data set. But in this case the database is stored online, and is shared with other

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links for 2006-06-27

A Treasury of Macrame Owls We had one of these when I was a kid. I imagine it got sold in a garage sale at some point or another. (tags: owls macrame crafts) 50 Most expensive cities The 50 most expensive cities in the world, according to the cost of items including housing, transportation, food,

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Christian Terrorist Cells in the USA

This week’s Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 249 has a nice roundup of recent domestic terrorist incidents perpetrated by Christian Terrorists within the United States. They gathered the list to contrast with the silly drum-banging that the Bush Administration did recently about the so-called Muslim terrorist cell from Miami — the guys who had no

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Recommended Reading

One of my very favorite sites is Good As You — it’s a website that keeps up with GLBT news and provides analysis and witty commentary on same. They keep track of what the religious right is saying about us and provide hilarious and logically directed commentary about why they’re wrong. Every day I find

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links for 2006-06-23

Reading Proust : In Search of Lost Time (Swann’s Way, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Prisoner and The Fugitive, Finding Time Again) (tags: Literature books proust) CNN.com – ‘Time’: Its time has come – Jun 22, 2006 the 25 most popular nouns according to the

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Movie Quotes Meme

Grabbed this meme from a variety of places, including X-Tra Rant, Torpor Indy, Radical Druid, Legal Quandary, etc. Here are the rules: A. Pick 11 of your favorite movies. B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie. C. Post the quotes in your journal. D. Have those on your friends list guess

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A year of reading Proust

Next year, I’m going to read Proust. I’m going to tackle In Search of Lost Time (AKA Remembrance of Things Past, or more precisely “À la recherche du temps perdu”), from beginning to end. I say next year because I’m still working my way though this year’s reading plans. I’m made some progress, especially when

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links for 2006-06-22

:Sharron Kraus: :Dark folk music for the new millenium: Recommended by my friend Rob. I need to listen to the mp3s I downloaded and then go back and download some more if I like them. (tags: music artist) Bird Chase Laser – Visual Bird Deterrent – Safe & Humane Bird Control A laser pointer designed

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Hanuman Sightings

Via Reuters: KOLKATA (Reuters) – Thousands of people are flocking to an impoverished Indian village in eastern West Bengal state to worship a man they believe possesses divine powers because he climbs up trees in seconds, gobbles up bananas and has a “tail.” Devotees say 27-year-old villager Chandre Oraon is an incarnation of the Hindu

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links for 2006-06-21

Harrison Center for the Arts Located at 16th and Delaware, in my neighborhood. (tags: art museums artist Indianapolis) nuvo.net / NUVO Cultural Vision Awards When NUVO initiated the Cultural Vision Awards seven years ago, we had at least two goals in mind. We wanted to recognize individuals and organizations doing innovative work in Indianapolis. The

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The Harrison Art Gallery

The Harrison Center For The Arts 1505 North Delaware Indianapolis, IN 46202 An art gallery in our neighborhood – just bookmarking for future reference. The Harrison Gallery boasts a fast-paced gallery schedule featuring monthly shows. Focusing primarily on Indianapolis artists, the gallery provides an entertaining atmosphere that is welcoming to the seasoned gallery hopper and

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links for 2006-06-20

The mysterious appeal of Garrison Keillor By Sam Anderson (tags: radio culture media) Slander and libel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Definition of defamation. (tags: law writing legal) FARK.com: (2113253) Photoshop theme: Separated at birth (tags: fark photoshop funny) Gasometer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I’ve seen several of these around, and always wondered what

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Political Compass 2006

From the OK Cupid site. (Note that I was not on the site for dating purposes.) You are a Social Liberal (88% permissive) and an… Economic Liberal (26% permissive) You are best described as a: Strong Democrat Link: The Politics Test on Ok CupidAlso: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test Here’s a previous political compass I

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Moving Photos

Various pictures of moving activities. Photos of May 2006 on Flickr Pod Arrival Huckleberry hiding under packing materials Annabelle hiding under packing materials pictures of the painting

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Weekend Update 2006-06-19

We had our shower plumbing worked on for the third time Friday, and they finally got it right. The “on” handle was leaking to start out with, then it was fixed but hard to turn on or get good pressure. Now it’s awesome — the kind of water pressure that almost knocks you over it’s

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links for 2006-06-17

The Asian Parking Game Cool online game in which you try to park a smart car in a variety of tiny parking spots. (tags: onlineGames games flash funny) CBS: Big Brother 7 Website for the seventh season Big Brother. (tags: television) FreshBooks – The Fastest Way to Invoice Your Clients (tags: billing business software) On

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Moving is Hard, Barbie

I think I’ve sorta hit the wall as far as moving and unpacking goes. My muscles are so sore that lifting boxes is infinitely harder. And there are boxes everywhere in the new house, including in front of the places we need to unpack stuff. My latent OCD is making me freak out at all

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Bush chastizes blind guy for wearing sunglasses

In case you missed it, yesterday Bush was taking questions in the Rose Garden after his recent Wag the Dog visiting Iraq stunt, and he stopped to give a reporter a hard time for wearing sunglasses while asking him a question. Turns out the reporter is blind. Not the first time the president has made

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links for 2006-06-15

Baby’s Named a Bad, Bad Thing A must-read website for new parents who are thinking of baby names for their kids. Or drag queens trying to come up with stage names. (tags: baby funny names) CNN.com – Drug caches found in Home Depot vanities – Jun 14, 2006 Apparently, we should be shopping at Home

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links for 2006-06-14

The Universal Packing List A Generator that creates a list of items to pack for travel, based on you entering some information about the trip you plan on taking. (tags: travel tools howto packing organization)

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It’s all Cyclical

Elizabeth pointed out a NYT article to me about employers checking myspace and facebook pages on job applicants that I thought was interesting and a bit odd. It strikes me as strange because this has all be done before… It sort of happens in waves over the years as more people get online. A lot

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Party Arrival Times

My favorite quote from the comments on this discussion about what is the optimal time to arrive at a party: This only works if all guests judge by the same criteria. They do not. In many circles, late arrivers are seen as lazy, irreponsible, disorganized, rude, or to posers or strivers who try to cram

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links for 2006-06-13

Students’ Device May Improve Chest Closure After Heart Surgery Interesting article on a new way to fuse the breastbone back together after heart surgery. (tags: biomed heart health) Treehugger: The 4 Stages of Global Warming Denial (tags: politics environment green) Haunted Indianapolis Ghost Walk (tags: history Indianapolis fun) Bacteria in Sun Tea Risk “Sun tea”

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Caylor – Jenkins – Riddle House

Copied from the Old Northside Historic Plan, information on our house: Caylor – Jenkins – Riddle House c. 1876 Built by Joseph Caylor, who lived next door, this Italianate cottage has had its original frame porch replaced by the present brick porch with battered columns. The window sash has also been changed to four over

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Weekend Update 2006-06-12

We spent the weekend moving and unpacking, and unfortunately we missed both Pride and the Talbott Street Art Fair in the process. (We have our rainbow flag out at the new place, though! So we’re trying to represent.) We did get a lot done, although there’s still a huge amount to do. I think I

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links for 2006-06-10

Ann Coulter “Godless” Mrs. Betty Bowers Reviews Ann Coulter — And Her Book, Too. (tags: politics funny satire) Haven’t Been There, Haven’t Done That Reverse snobbery, in which a group of people try to one-up each other by talking about all the shows they haven’t seen, because they’re “above all that.” (tags: culture funny essay

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Drag Queen Names

Joe of Joe.My.God called for submissions of his reader’s favorite drag queen names… and the answers are truly hysterical. Ophelia Pain Hannah Kronistik Summer Clearance Carlotta Tendant Rita Book Bridget of Madison County Anna Nutherthing Iona Trailer Julie Meewunday Hilda Klime Tara Fying Patty O’Furniture Frieda Peoples Aleekie Roof… named after her mother, Aleekie Tubb

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The Post Office Sucks

I filled out my change of address form last week online at the United States Postal Service website. I set up the date to begin forwarding as Monday of this week. The problem with that is this — nowhere on the online form does it state that that is the day they start PROCESSING your

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links for 2006-06-09

The Fantastic in Art and Fiction Coll old illustrations of fantasy images – angels, devils and other fantastic stuff. (tags: fantasy illustration horror art images) Dictionary of Victorian London Victorian History – 19th Century London – Social History (tags: history london victorian reference) Turn your $60 router into a $600 router (tags: router howto hacks)

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A Priceless Quote

Regarding the same-sex marriage ban: “I don’t believe there’s any issue that’s more important than this one,” said Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican. Note where the guy is from — a state who’s citizens are still displaced all over the country, who had a major U.S. city destroyed last year.

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The furniture is moved

So I spent 6/6/6 packing my house, mostly. I got to mow the lawn at the new house! I love lawn mowing, and the grass was knee-high in the back yard at the new place. On the Old Northside mailing list, they announced a gardening contest — you don’t compete with the neighbors, (we’re out

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links for 2006-06-06

X-Tra Rant » Congressional Attendance : IN-07 Carson (D) This is a really interesting set of statistics — worth noting, definitely. Carson’s been accused of “poor attendance” but her record for the last two years shows no such thing. (tags: politics democrats Indiana) Pride Week at a Glance Pride events for Indianapolis. We might end

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Johnny Socko used to play in our basement

We found out the band that used to practice in the basement of our new house was Johnny Socko. I guess the drummer, Dylan Wissing, lived there for 9 years. That’s pretty cool. span class=”hilightyellow”>2019 update: They actually had the basement tricked out as a studio space and recorded several albums there. Dylan sent us

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Drinking Liberally: Indianapolis

Great idea — Drinking Liberally: “An informal, inclusive progressive drinking club. Raise your spirits while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. You don’t need to be a policy expert and this isn’t a book club – just come

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Hell, Michigan

Apparently Hell, Michigan is going to have fun with tomorrow’s date, planning some fun town celebrations, but not all town residents are amused. Elsewhere, Topor Indy notes a variety of other people’s plans (USA Today article) for the “satanic” holiday that is the day of my birth, the 38th anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s death, and

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Monkey Chow

This guy is going on a diet of Monkey Chow — eating only primate food. I didn’t know they made the stuff. Maybe I’ll lose weight. Maybe I’ll gain superhuman monkey strength. Maybe I’ll go crazy. Maybe it’s too late. Check back here every day to follow along with the Monkey Chow Diaries. Comments, criticisms,

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1876, not 1900

This weekend we met Pete Pappas, a long-time resident of our new neighborhood, Old Northside, who told us that our house was built in the 1870’s, not in 1900, as it said on all of our house sale paperwork. And he was right — he showed us a copy of the Old Northside’s neighborhood plan,

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Not funny, people

This is so not funny, people. Get over it. REVELATION 13 is junk, There’s no such thing as armageddon, and it’s my birthday, damn it. 2022-03-15 Update: A) of course the 666 page is still working. No broken links there. B) I notice armageddon has still not happened, although if you read today’s news on

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Pod unpacked

With the help of our friends Jen and Mike, we got the pod unpacked and loaded in the house in record time this morning. Pretty freaking amazing. Then Dan and Doug came over, we all went to lunch at English Ivy’s, and Dan and Doug helped us drag all the ratty carpet out of the

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Mini Book Reviews

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak A great exploration of the history of the popular girl detective novels and the women who wrote them. I learned a couple of surprising things — that Nancy Drew was far and away the most popular of the Stratmeyer Syndicate’s kid book

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My prediction is…

That someone will call and want to see my house today or tomorrow. Because that is the worst possible thing that could happen right now, so of course it will. I haven’t done laundry, I haven’t done dishes, the house is only half-packed. We have electricians, plumbers and locksmiths coming to the new house, and

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links for 2006-06-02

English mnemonics – Wikiquote I’d need a mnemonic to remember some of these mnemonics. (tags: reference wiki memory) ILoveAnything.Com – Custom I Love T-Shirts and Apparel You type in the last word of the “I love ….” and they ship the shirt to you. I’d get a shirt that says “I love Stephanie” but that

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1898 Sanborn Map of 2165 N. Penn

Sanborn maps were fire insurance maps that showed neighborhoods and houses for the purposes of determining insurance rates. This is the 1898 map of my neighborhood, showing my house as it looked at that time. I used to have a wrap-around front porch. There also appears to have been a stable on the property. See

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Painting the New House

Flickr Photoset of our painting projects in the new house. I have to finish up the set with the completed “after” shots, but you can get a good idea of how much we got done this past weekend.

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links for 2006-06-01

YouTube – Amazing R/C airplane demo Precision flight of a radio-controlled airplane, indoors. (tags: flying video radioControlledPlane) arc90 lab | tools: Sidenote Demo Adding sidenotes to your pages. (tags: css designIdeas) Minty Boost! – USB charger for your gadgets (tags: diy iPod hacks) kitten stuck in toilet Awww. At least he was rescued. (tags: cats)

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