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Subject: B-List: Text Message Comp
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 13:59:04 +0930 (CST)
2b or Not 2b -- Prize 4 Txt Mssg Shakespeare
< http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010329/od/poetry_dc_1.html >
Competition for creative mobile phone text messages.
Subject: B-List: SoYouWanna.com
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 11:52:27 +0930 (CST)
< http://soyouwanna.com/ >
"SoYouWanna.com teaches you how to do all the things nobody
taught you in school."
A series of tips ("SYWs") on a variety of topics.
Choose from the A-Z listing:
< http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/info/azlisting.html >
Or by category:
< http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/categories/category_main.html >
* SYW lie persuasively?
< http://soyouwanna.com/site/syws/lie/lie.html >
* SYW be a model?
< http://soyouwanna.com/site/syws/model/model.html >
* SYW learn to play poker?
< http://soyouwanna.com/site/syws/poker/poker.html >
* SYW work for the CIA?
< http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/cia/cia.html >
* SYW join the circus?
< http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/circus/circus.html >
* SYW fake being an indie rock expert?
< http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/indierock/indierock.html >
Subject: B-List: Virtual Insults
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 15:49:51 +0930 (CST)
< http://www.virtualinsults.com/ >
Free "greeting" cards. Lots of categories.
Plus a list of ways to be annoying:
< http://www.virtualinsults.com/annoy/1.html >
< http://www.virtualinsults.com/annoy/2.html >
* Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears.
* Ask the waitress for an extra seat for your "imaginary friend".
* Talk into a doctor's stethoscope while they're checking your heart.
Subject: B-List: The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 12:06:54 +0930 (CST)
The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project
< http://www.twinkiesproject.com/ >
"T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. is a series of experiments conducted during
finals week, 1995, at Rice University. The tests were designed
to determine the properties of that incredible food, the Twinkie."
A couple of the more interesting tests:
* Radiation Test
< http://www.twinkiesproject.com/radiation.html >
* Rapid Oxidation Test
< http://www.twinkiesproject.com/oxidation.html >
For another way to play with food, check out Strawberry Pop-Tart
< http://www.sci.tamucc.edu/~pmichaud/toast/ >
Subject: B-List: Fire Storm
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 13:04:34 +0930 (CST)
In case you missed it, these are interesting times in our local
solar system. It seems the Sun is in a raging mood at the moment,
with the most powerful solar flare for 12 years occurring last
Here's an article which looks into this:
< http://www.newscientist.com/dailynews/news.jsp?id=ns9999584 >
If you're more visually-oriented, check out some "hotshots" of the
< http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/hotshots/X17/ >
All this activity has meant some spectacular auroras. For some
colourful pics, go to:
< http://www.spaceweather.com/aurora/gallery_31mar01.html >
Subject: B-List: Some Geeky stuff
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 11:12:26 +0930 (CST)
"All the Smileys in the Known Universe"
< http://www.eff.org/pub/Net_culture/Folklore/Arts/smiley2.list >
Find the right smiley for any situation, eg:
$-) won big at Las Vegas; yuppie
:-(>~ "I just washed my goatee, and I can't do nuthin' with it."
=):-) Uncle Sam
Check out other stuff at the site, such as:
EFF "Net Culture - Humor" Archive
< http://www.eff.org/pub/Net_culture/Folklore/Humor/ >
* 10 secrets to solving any possible computer problem
< http://www.eff.org/pub/Net_culture/Folklore/Humor/10_secrets.list >
* "Why did the chicken cross the road?"
< http://www.eff.org/pub/Net_culture/Folklore/Humor/chicken.joke >
Some possible answers to this crucial question, eg:
- Thomas de Torquemada (head of the Spanish Inquisition):
Give me ten minutes with the chicken and I'll find out.
- Douglas Adams (author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy):
Forty-two. (ha ha)
It was the logical next step after coming down from the trees.
* Funny Taglines
< http://www.eff.org/pub/Net_culture/Folklore/Humor/taglines.list >
- Lawyer: a cat who settles disputes between mice.
- Baby philosophy: If it stinks, change it.
- A bartender is just a pharmacist with a limited inventory.
Subject: B-List: The Bad Fads Museum
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 09:47:19 +0930 (CST)
The Bad Fads Museum
< http://www.badfads.com/home.html >
Marvel at this catalog of some highpoints in fashion, as well as
assorted other fads.
< http://www.badfads.com/pages/fashion.html >
eg Bellbottoms, Hot Pants, Ironing Hair, Leisure Suits, Platform Shoes,
Sideburns, Turtleneck Sweaters and Zoot Suits
< http://www.badfads.com/pages/collectibles.html >
eg Barbie Dolls, Hula Hoops, Lava Lamps, Mood Rings, Pet Rocks, Pez,
Sea Monkeys, Slinky, Troll Dolls, ...
< http://www.badfads.com/pages/activities.html >
eg 3D Movies, Fallout Shelters, Hot Tubs, Kilroy Was Here!, Rocky
Horror, Talking to Plants, ...
< http://www.badfads.com/pages/events.html >
eg Communes, Dance Marathons, Disco, Goldfish Swallowing, Limbo, Panty
Raids, Telephone Booth Stuffing, Toga Parties, ...
Also, if you want to see more examples of 70s fashion:
< http://www.folkcorp.co.uk/uos/fashion.htm >
Finally, some photos of Disneyland patrons making their own fashion
< http://www.pattywack.com/tpfashions.html >
Subject: B-List: Slip-ups Archive
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 09:49:23 +0930 (CST)
The Slip-Ups Archive
< http://www.slipups.com/ >
A comprehensive collection of bloopers and other mistakes.
< http://www.slipups.com/tree/1.html >
< http://www.slipups.com/tree/2.html >
< http://www.slipups.com/tree/3.html >
< http://www.slipups.com/tree/4.html >
The site has facilities for searching, contributions and voting.
The current top 25 slip-ups:
< http://www.slipups.com/popular.html? >
A couple of examples:
* Quotes from the Pwesident of the United Stwates of Amwewica:
< http://www.slipups.com/tree/4-19-1117.html >
* Star Wars (Ep IV - A New Hope)
< http://www.slipups.com/tree/1-5-12.html >
This site has some sister-sites, which I'll feature in later posts.
Subject: B-List: Triviastic!
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 15:24:21 +0930 (CST)
< http://www.triviastic.com/ >
The site description, in their own words:
True, fantastic trivia facts! This is a collection of really
interesting, bizarre, and obscure knowledge, like "Mike the
Headless Chicken" and "What Happened to Einstein's Brain"
< http://www.triviastic.com/tree/40.html >
< http://www.triviastic.com/tree/440.html >
< http://www.triviastic.com/tree/568.html >
< http://www.triviastic.com/tree/1.html >
* Sci & Tech
< http://www.triviastic.com/tree/381.html >
* Living Things
< http://www.triviastic.com/tree/504.html >
< http://www.triviastic.com/tree/607.html >
Like it's sister-site ("Slipups.com"), this site has facilities
for searching, contributions and voting.
* Coincidences surrounding Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy
< http://www.triviastic.com/items/91.html >
* Nicholas Cage's real name
< http://www.triviastic.com/items/1624.html >
Also, check out the "Top 25":
< http://www.triviastic.com/popular.html? >
Finally, some trivia I found out on the weekend ...
Nick Cave uses an iMac! But then, so does Scandal'us.
Subject: B-List: Easter Eggs
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 09:35:36 +0930 (CST)
I found this a while back, but saved it for a more fitting time.
Enjoy the Easter break.
The Easter Eggs Archive
< http://www.eeggs.com/ >
This site is probably not what you might think:
What is an "Easter Egg"? - The term "Easter Egg", as we use it here,
means any amusing tidbit that creators hid in their creations. They
could be in computer software, movies, music, art, books, or even
your watch. There are thousands of them, and they can be quite
entertaining, if you know where to look.
< http://www.eeggs.com/tree/1.html >
< http://www.eeggs.com/tree/2.html >
< http://www.eeggs.com/tree/3.html >
< http://www.eeggs.com/tree/4.html >
< http://www.eeggs.com/tree/5.html >
< http://www.eeggs.com/tree/6.html >
* The Matrix - website secrets
< http://www.eeggs.com/items/4035.html >
* MS Word
< http://www.eeggs.com/tree/1-1-131.html >
* Lotus Notes
< http://www.eeggs.com/tree/1-1-91.html >
* Check for hidden things in your operating system
< http://www.eeggs.com/tree/1-3.html >
The site also has facilities for searching, contributions and voting.
Here's list of the top 25 easter eggs:
< http://www.eeggs.com/popular.html? >
Subject: B-List: How to make a Flying Machine
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 13:15:27 +0930 (CST)
Make your very own, powered flying machine
< http://www.email.net/work-well-together.html >
Subject: B-List: Recent Articles
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 11:45:53 +0930 (CST)
Here are links to a few recent articles around the place.
Note that 1 or 2 may not be entirely truthful :)
The Spy Who Lost Me
< http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,43088,00.html >
Bush Regales Dinner Guests With Impromptu Oratory On Virgil's Minor Works
< http://www.theonion.com/onion3713/bush_regales_guests.html >
Accountants Pack Times Square For Fiscal New Year
< http://www.theonion.com/onion3714/fiscal_new_year.html >
< http://www.newscientist.com/dailynews/news.jsp?id=ns9999633 >
Track listing for new Radiohead CD
< http://www.radiohead.com/goodeveningfriends.html >
Subject: B-List: Disturbing Auctions
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 09:31:53 +0930 (CST)
< http://www.disturbingauctions.com/ >
A collection of strange things people have tried offloading on
internet auction sites.
* Coin Toilet Seat
< http://www.disturbingauctions.com/view.pl?item=22 >
* Ugly Cow
< http://www.disturbingauctions.com/view.pl?item=28 >
* Frog Purse
< http://www.disturbingauctions.com/view.pl?item=41 >
* Darth Small
< http://www.disturbingauctions.com/view.pl?item=54 >
The name of the site serves as a warning in itself, but I should
state that some items may be offensive, bizarre or just plain scary.
Subject: B-List: Put on your dancing shoes
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 09:54:38 +0930 (CST)
Learn some new moves for the dance floor ...
1. How to Dance Properly
< http://home.earthlink.net/~zefrank/invite/swfs/navigation.html >
2. I Can Dance If I Want To!
< http://www.dancingpaul.com/ >
Subject: B-List: Start the week with a bang or two
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 12:00:37 +0930 (CST)
Anger and stress management aids for a new working week.
1. T-Bone's Explosion of the Week
< http://www.boneland.com/explosions/index.html >
A new section at the wacky www.boneland.com site.
2. Destruction Week at DailyRadar.com
< http://www.dailyradar.com/dh/theme_archive_33.html >
Includes a link to the infamous "The Greatest Whale Explosion
of All Time", plus guides to the best explosions in movies and
Subject: B-List: Central Intelligence Agency
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 14:14:12 +0930 (CST)
Central Intelligence Agency
< http://www.odci.gov/ >
Yep, this is the official web site of the CIA.
World Factbook 2000
< http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ >
Quick facts about any country around the world
Tour the Spy-Fi archives
< http://www.odci.gov/spy_fi/spy_fi_archive.html >
Looks at spies in movies, tv ...
CIA's homepage for kids
< http://www.odci.gov/cia/ciakids/ >
Try your hand at code-breaking
< http://www.odci.gov/cia/ciakids/codegame/msg1b.htm >
Don't cheat by looking at the page's source code
Finally, if you're considering a career with the CIA, read this:
< http://www.odci.gov/cia/employment/before.htm >
Subject: B-List: A Space Library
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 12:03:54 +0930 (CST)
A Space Library
< http://samadhi.jpl.nasa.gov/ >
Some space-related images and stuff, maintained by NASA/JPL/Caltech.
* Solar System Simulator
< http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/ >
< http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/movies.html >
< http://maps.jpl.nasa.gov/ >
< http://samadhi.jpl.nasa.gov/art/ >