2001aug06. I was all set to put the Kazaa music-sharing software on my system when I found out about all the nasties ( 2) waiting for me ... including something called “Toptext" which is just like Microsoft’s “Smart Links” ... .you might be seeing yellow links on your browser right now, put there by Toptext/Kazaa, if you’ve downloaded it. If you don’t want this (or anyother spyware) on your computer, I’d advise you to use Ad-aware. It’s free! Without any sneaky spyware attached to it!
2001aug07. [Cardhouse] Foreign Candy Cigarettes Initial Exploratory Mission Completed. An incomplete yet exhaustive look at candy cigarettes AROUND THE GLOBE. You know, I’ve been all around the world, searching high and low for candy cigarettes. But really, when I stop to think about it, I couldn’t wait to get back in the states; back to the cutest girls in the world.
Also, if you have high bandwidth or nothing to do, there’s the Big Candy Thumb - clickable thumbnails of almost all the candy cigarettes in the werld.
“Mapleton" used to be a brand of pipe tobacco here in the U.S. It came in a yellow can with the maple leaf logo, etc. Like so many other things, it is now only available in Mexico ... as cigarettes? Sigh.
Ah! Thank you for this information. There is a lot I don’t know about the world of candy cigarettes.
Rediscover and categorise this, you colonialist pigs! The Ironclad Turtle
It must have got pretty saucy in there during the heat of battle with all of those swarthy, sweaty hunks powering that thar turtleboat. Unless they had A/C back then.
2001aug13. I like pickles.
2001aug15. Every man wants this. Tell the world that you’re a player. Whoa. Hot stuff. Coming through. Earn some extra cash on the side. Pick up a few bucks. Everyone wants them. Keep up with the Joneses. Fool your friends. What a wing-ding delight. There’s never been anything more amazing. Imply dangerous past scenarios and derring-do through the use of low-cost water-soluable adhesives. You’re probably wondering why I pulled you over. Well, I was just concerned. Concerned for your safety. Is everything okay. [via tecopa jane]
2001aug17. The National Dictionary Council just made an announcement today that “loose” would also be an accepted spelling for “lose.”So ... go nuts, I guess.
2001aug20. Coca-Cola’s asinine “H2NO” program for Olive Garden made it to the New York Times via the eagle eyes of Cockeyed.com. The actual, physical eyeballs of the website.
the thing in the forground is a theater lighting instrument, circa 1975 or so. It’s pointed at saturn.
Ooooh! Thank you! And lookit, there’s the corresponding bright spot!
2001aug21. I was just poking around one of the urban legends sites and came across this July 1991 article about seven-year-old tunafish reclassified as cat food then being relabelled and sold as human-edible tunafish. I just thought I’d bring that up.
2001aug22. Amazon Shaving Tips. It’s the year 2001 and our mail programs still have problems keeping long URLs together. Yep. So as far as Amazon URLs go, no matter where they’re from, you can just shave off anything past the first chunk of gobbledegook. Zo zee massive
... becomes a svelte
And still works.
2001aug23. So I’m trying to avoid the TV commercials again today, and this ad comes on for Taco Bell’s exciting NEW reconfiguration of the only seven ingredients they keep in stock ... and there’s a lot of chef-like manuevers, knives cutting tomatoes, everything’s fresh, cutting board, parsley flying around, etc ... and I’m watching all of this and wondering why you never see the sour cream caulking gun in the commercials. Don’t they have a Bean+Emulsifier Caulking Gun as well? Anyway, that whole “truth in advertising” thing could really kick some ass here. “Mmmmm, the new delicious seventeen-layer Taco Bell El Rastadero ... individually hand-crafted by our master chefs ... [squirp sqlorp squirp]”
2001aug26. Be on the lookout for an extra “photo” in your newly-developed roll of pictures brought to you by your roll’s ... sponsor? (it’s the totally redesigned 2002 Ford Explorer! collect them all!) ... advertisers are still on the prowl, looking for every unexploited nook-and-cranny. Memo to myself: throw ’em out right there in the store, let ‘em deal with their own trash.