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Subject: B-List: International Chindogu Society
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 09:33:09 +1030
International Chindogu Society
< http://www.chindogu.com/ >
The Japanese have produced some fabulous products over the years
(Walkman, Discman, VCRs, CD players) but no one's perfect. This
site is dedicated to the creation of "almost useless objects",
something the Japanese are also very good at.
The Ten Tenets of Chindogu
< http://www.chindogu.com/chindogu/tenents.html >
The ten essential criteria for an object to be worthy of the being
classified as chindogu.
The main page has links to examples, including:
* Hay Fever Hat
< http://www.chindogu.com/chindogu/chin8.html >
< http://www.chindogu.com/chindogu/chin2.html >
* Duster Slippers For Cats (puss in boots)
< http://www.chindogu.com/chindogu/chin5.html >
Or just start at the first and keep clicking next:
< http://www.chindogu.com/chindogu/chin1.html >
-- Update --
A better-organised Chindogu site, with much the same content:
< http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Tielemans/hp6marc.htm >
Subject: B-List: Boring Postcards
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 10:27:12 +1030
The Boring Postcard Archive
< http://www.newbrunette.com/postcards/ >
A collection of boring/unusual/weird postcards. The site has a facility
to send the postcards as eCards.
Other boring postcard sites:
* David's Boring Postcard Collection
< http://people.ne.mediaone.net/browkagi/dinosaurs/BoringPostcards.HTM >
* Jeff Dewynne's Boring Postcard Collection
< http://www.maths.soton.ac.uk/staff/Dewynne/postcards.html >
Finally, this site is well worth the wait ...
< http://www.waitallday.com/ >
Subject: B-List: Recent News
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 09:27:26 +1030
1. Cheats and Scams
* 'Millionaire Cheat' Suspects Bailed
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/wales/newsid_1670000/1670992.stm >
* Chainsaw Insurance Scam Severs Italian Man's Life
< http://abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s429146.htm >
* Teacher Banned for Spilling the Beans on Santa
< http://www.reuters.com/printerfriendly.jhtml?type=humannews&StoryID=424943 >
* Fox Forces Real-Life Duffs To Rename Beer
< http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,1029323a11,FF.html >
3. Wheel of Fortune
* Purrfect Ending for Colins the Stowaway Cat
< http://www.reuters.com/printerfriendly.jhtml?type=humannews&StoryID=428090 >
Another lucky cat.
* UW Settles Suit Over Tool Left In Patient
< http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134374336_malpractice04m0.html >
A not so lucky patient.
* Lucky Couple Wins Six Cars in Eight Days
< http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=humannews&StoryID=431153 >
* Third-Grade Scientists Successfully Vaporize Water
< http://www.theonion.com/onion3743/third-grade_scientists.html >
5. Movers and Shakers
* Matt Foley: Motivational Speaker to the Superheroes
< http://stingrayspit.8m.com/foley.html >
Subject: B-List: The Great Belly Button Lint Survey
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 09:28:35 +1030
Time to contemplate your navel: The Great Belly Button Lint Survey
< http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/lint/default.htm >
Dr Karl and ABC Science Online recently conducted a survey about the
belly button. The results are now available: "Belly Button Lint - the
Hole Story". Apparently, you're more likely to have belly button lint
(BBL) if you're male, older, hairy, and have an innie.
* Survey Results
< http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/lint/results.htm >
* Bellybutton facts
< http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/lint/facts.htm >
* Theories of Lint
< http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/lint/theories.htm >
* Lint under the Electron Microscope
< http://www.abc.net.au/science/k2/lint/pictures.htm >
Subject: B-List: Manly Tips for Bachelor Living
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 09:22:48 +1030
Manly Tips for Bachelor Living
< http://www.davezilla.com/Manly_Tips/ >
Some interesting tips and advice. Use the pull-down menu under the
"Manly Tips for Bachelor Living" logo to select the tips.
* The Code of Men
< http://www.davezilla.com/Manly_Tips/tip0006.html >
* If it sprays, it can probably kill
< http://www.davezilla.com/Manly_Tips/tip0001.html >
* Laundry, the Manly Way
< http://www.davezilla.com/Manly_Tips/tip0005.html >
-- Somewhat Related --
* "Minimizing Your Dishwashing Efforts"
< http://www.thetoque.com/120401/bo_dishwash.htm >
* "Tidiness in the Bedroom"
< http://www.thetoque.com/100901/bo_bedroom.htm >
* "Is Bed Making an Unrecognized Health Hazard?"
< http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/1207messybeds-ON.html >
Subject: B-List: Twisted Lists
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 13:37:22 +1030
Not quite David Letterman, but these guys have a daily TV show and prepare
Twisted List: Five Saddest Online Museums
< http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/twistedlist/story/0,24330,3363484,00.html >
* Things to Never Buy
< http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/twistedlist/story/0,24330,3350986,00.html >
Would you buy one of these: < http://www2.active.ch/~gerstei/main.en.html > ?
* How to Be a Geek Girl
< http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/twistedlist/story/0,24330,3363003,00.html >
For other Twisted Lists, check out the archive
< http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/twistedlist/archive/ >
Subject: B-List: Dull Men's Club
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 10:51:28 +1030
Dull Men's Club
< http://www.dullmen.com/ >
"A place - in cyberspace - where Dull Men can share thoughts and experiences,
free from pressures to be 'in and trendy,' to enjoy instead the simple,
ordinary things of everyday life."
Open to dull women too :)
* Dull Activities
< http://www.dullmen.com/activities.htm >
Suggestions include: "Straight-Row Standing Contest", "Watch your computer
defrag", "Watching Water Boil (a myth exploded)".
* Dull Collections
< http://www.dullmen.com/dull_collections.htm >
Find out what Dull Men collect.
* Computer Help
< http://www.dullmen.com/computer.htm >
The usual suspects.
* Instructions (really?)
< http://www.dullmen.com/instructions.htm >
< http://www.dullmen.com/overwork.htm >
A variation of an oldie.
* A Contented Being
< http://www.dullmen.com/contentment.htm >
Subject: B-List: Read All About It
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 09:16:45 +1030
1. "Two brides, one groom and a church brawl in Kenya"
< http://abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s442644.htm >
2. "Chile's 'Dog Boy' flees care center"
< http://espn.go.com/outdoors/general/news/2001/1114/1278194.html >
3. "A cat that drinks like a fish?"
< http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=29&art_id=ct20011212215102674_1635733&set_id=1 >
4. "Man found 5 times over legal drinking limit"
< http://www.newsnet5.com/news/1131703/detail.html >
5. "Study: Alcohol in moderation may help brain"
< http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011218/hl/alcohol_4.html >
Subject: B-List: SatireWire Holiday Cards
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 09:59:56 +1030
If I don't get the chance to do so personally, I'd like to wish you all a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
SatireWire Holiday Cards
< http://www.satirewire.com/cards/index.shtml >
Some satirical "new economy" cards for the season.
< http://www.satirewire.com/cards/comet.shtml >
< http://www.satirewire.com/cards/layoffs.shtml >
< http://www.satirewire.com/cards/santa_gates.shtml >