Endless Parade of Excellence

Monday, June 30, 2003
Neon Glow lamp gallery.
Somebody please keep me away from ebay until my short term memory fades.
Did I post this one a long time ago? I can't remember, and the archives are broken. Whatever. Look at it again.

Sunday, June 29, 2003
I'm still working on kicking that cockatoo's ass, and now this comes along. I have no more free time. Notice the .it domain- it's actually from Italy! Perky cartoon gals, tentacles on wheels, cute sea creatures, and thrilling racing action. What more could you want?

Saturday, June 28, 2003
Sorry it's been a bit thin lately- aside from my being busy, Blogger went and did a major upgrade, so of course, nothing worked.
Seems to be back to normal now except for the archives. Stay tuned.

Friday, June 27, 2003
Floaty pen of the anatomy.

Monday, June 23, 2003
CBC, lagging months behind Endless Parade of Excellence, does a story on the horrors of guarana! Better watch what your kids are drinking- if they get a little bit of caffeine into them, it could lead to "so-called extreme sports", and maybe death! I'm intrigued by how little caffeine they found in KMX. Why did it make us feel so weird in our clinical trials? And how come the guarana expert looks like Tom Green?

Sunday, June 22, 2003
Both Sharpeworld and Coudal Partners are cool even when they're down. But it means I have to find my own links. How 'bout those Bigfoot Rangers, eh?

It's a nice hot day! Why not have a Free Watermelon Night?

Thursday, June 19, 2003
Genetically modified pets are ready to ship! Bet the makers wish they'd registered genetipet.com.
(via /. )

Sunday, June 15, 2003
Recently read: The Road of Excess by Marcus Boon. Learned things I did not know about nitrous and Ketamine. Highly recommended.
Listening to: WFMU and Soma FM.
Eating: zaru soba. A Japanese grocery opened just down the street! Gambatte, Wakami Foods! I hope they can get some Coffee Boss!

Saturday, June 14, 2003
Hyper-specific list of garbage disposal fees for various items in Ashiya, Japan. (It's a PDF file.)

Here's what 600 Yen will let you chuck:
Oven (microwave/gas), sewing machine (other than tabletop-type), fan heater (gas/kerosene), oil heater, air conditioner,
electric carpet, stereo/karaoke machine, bookshelf, lounge chair (for one person), desk, carpet, flower/plant stand, bed
mattress, crib, bicycle, wheelchair, swing for children, surfboard.

Friday, June 13, 2003
Got 2 Gs? You could have 1/13th of Lobster Island! Not quite as cool as Monster Island but still, pretty cool.

Yay! Fantagraphics Books is gonna make it! I hope they publish that new Quimby the Mouse book soon, so I can get good and bummed. You bought some comics, right? No? Go do it now.

Anatomy of the floaty pen.

Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Totally weird-ass kustom trucks from Japan. Mind blowing. I remember seeing some of these in the movie Black Rain, but after going to Japan 3 times and never seeing one, I sadly concluded that they were some Hollywood prop guy's japanophilic fantasy. I guess I was wrong.
(via BoingBoing)

Monday, June 09, 2003
Ok, I think we have a winner in the "weirdest gibberish phrase in a spam header" contest. Today, in with all the "robc it will work for you" and "try it you will like it kjhdsfkdfui" was "Much like a tender belly dance the tail is extremely bony". Almost makes me want to buy their damn growth hormone.
No, there's no link. If you want to google bony tails and belly dances, you're on your own, kids.

Wednesday, June 04, 2003
File under "one stop shopping".
(link has no pictures.)

"On October 3, 1997 I had my tongue split deepened while I was already in to have my wisdom teeth removed. My initial splitting had healed quite well but there had been some re-growth and since the first procedure was an experiment, and had been a success, I now wanted to split my tongue as much as possible. Since Dr. Busino would be performing my wisdom teeth extraction and I would already be anaesthetized, it would be the perfect time to split my tongue back further."

I just found another tongue-splitting diary that's a masterpiece of drug-and-pain-addled ineptitude.
"Saturday: Day 2
Ouch. Anbesol doesn't really help. The only part of my tongue that actually hurts is where the knots are. Otherwise shit would be going great. Burns when I smoke. My mother doesn't approve. But there isn't a lot I can do about that at this time. My tongue is too swollen to cut the bindings, so I guess I can't back out now. SORRY MOM...... but not really. I can't think of anything else to say. Not a lot is happening. I'm done.

Ok so I just cut off one of my bindings. It feels a lot better now. I think I had a chunk of tongue tied into the knot. That's it."

You've probably read this elsewhere, but it won't hurt to hear it again. Fantagraphics Books is in big trouble, and needs you to go buy some comics right now. You know you want them, so what are you waiting for? I just bought a copy of Mark Beyer's Amy and Jordan. Not that I'm depressed or anything.

Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Maybe you want a nice, warm, fuzzy pet. Or maybe you just want the warmth without the fuzziness.
(thanks, I think, Kat!)