Saturday, June 24, 2006

That Smell

Live performance of "That Smell" by Lynyrd Skynrd;

This is the band just before the plane crash brought it all to a tragic end; newly joined Steve Gaines plays the first solo on "That Smell."

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Bill Gates Goes "UH"

My friend Donny was not a fan of Microsoft, and I know he would have found this too funny:

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In Memoriam: Don C. Bonifazio 1975-2006

I just learned a friend of mine died last week in a car accident late at nite

Don C. Bonifazio of Plainview, NY passed away on June 12, 2006. Beloved husband of Lorraine. Loving father of Ava. Dear son of Sharon and The late Richard. Proud brother of Richard.

Don was a terrific guy, and will be greatly missed.  If you knew him, and would like to leave a mesage for his family, please sign the guest book here . . .

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Reinventing the Wheel

How cool is this?  Self propelled, 200 mpg 20 mph wheel, from RevoPower:

The Wheel reinvented:

• 200 + mpg
• 20 mph top speed
• Easy installation - less than 15 minutes
• Intuitive operation – single throttle/starter interface
• Customizable
• Easily storable
• Lightweight – adds only 12 pounds*


Excellent technology!

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Gen Pets

Genetically engineered pets -- cool!


01. Genpet™

The Only Bioengineered Buddy. Available in 7 different personality types.

02. Color Coding

Each personality type of the Genpets has been linked to its respective colour, and that color is then used as a base for each package. (Read more)

03. Heart Monitor

Each package has a built in low cost heart monitor that is fully functional, with green LED lights and built in speaker. (Read more)

04. Fresh Strip

Every single package includes an easy to use "fresh gauge". Four simple blue LED lights display the status of the Genpet™. The display will also display if the Genpet™ has been sitting on the store shelf too long, or if the package circuitry has malfunctioned in some way. (Read more)

05. Bio-Genica IV System

While the Genpets hang on the store shelves they are in a form of hibernation. Each Genpet™ package has a special nutrient feeding tube attached to it, supplying our specially formulated mix and keeping them healthy and asleep.

06. Genpet™ Restraints

Restraining the pets in their packaging ensures no damage to the product, as well as allowing for optimal consumer viewing.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Ron Suskind on the White House & the 1% Solution

Ron Suskind appeared on "The Situation Room" to talk about his new book  "One Percent Doctrine," and said:

• the US took out Al-Jazeera office in Kabul purposefully
• the CIA determined OBL wanted W re-elected
• The president made the decision to rely on local forces to get Bin Laden in Tora Bora, over the CIA's explicit objections (They specifically told the president the local forces weren’t capable and shouldn't be relied upon, and we should nail him ourselves).

Pretty astounding stuff:
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via Crooks and Liars

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Princess Juliana Airport

Insane clips of Princess Juliana Airport, in St. Maarten (Netherlands Antilles), which is right n the beach.

Lots of Landings and Takeoffs, whith 757s and A340s almost dipping their landing gear in the water! 

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Monday, June 19, 2006

Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me?

Happy Birthday, Sir Paul McCartney:  He's now 64. (born June 18, 1942)


When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now,
Will you still be sending me a Valentine,birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I'd been out 'till quarter to three,would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four?

You'll be older, too.

Aaah, and if you say the word, I could stay with you.

I could be handy, mending a fuse, when your lights have gone.
You can knit a sweater by the fireside, sunday mornings, go for a ride.
Doing the garden, digging the weeds, who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty four?

Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wightif it's not to dear. We shall scrimp and save.
Ah, grandchildren on your knee, Vera, Chuck, and Dave.

Send me a postcard, drop me a line stating point of view.
Indicate precisely what you mean to say, yours sincerely wasting away.
Give me your answer, fill in a form, mine forever more.
Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty four?

-When I'm Sixty-Four
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band



So Paul McCartney Is 64. Now What?
NYTimes, June 17, 2006

Fans show why they still need Sir Paul, now he's 64    
Alan Weston
Daily Post Staff,Jun 19 2006

Paul McCartney

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the world's most important 6-sec drum loop

This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the "Amen Break," a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music -- a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate Harrison's 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip.

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Tattoo of the Year

A friend emails this too funny tatt:


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