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Things I've Found 58 (A Brief TIF Valentine's Day Kiss)—2/20/2006

by Mark Rose

Oh so ok I forgot about Valentine's Day. I planned on getting all you readers a big box of chocolates, some red roses and perhaps a day at the spa. But all I've got for you are a few crazy-ass links so you can waste your time. Maybe I'll remember your birthday.

35 Balls to the Face in 32 Seconds. Exactly how it sounds. And funny. http://www.yourdailymedia.com/media/1138269288

Hey, I didn’t know Arbitron was online. You can check out who the top radio stations are in any market. It turns out that country music is the most popular in Seattle (which is a big surprise): http://www.arbitron.com/home/ratings.htm.

Now here’s a useful tool. Site contains a tool that can enter all the games for the 2006 World Cup tournament into your Microsoft Outlook Calendar, making sure you won’t miss a game: http://www.geocities.com/andrewjamesmorgan/.

Which sports car are you? http://www.tomorrowland.us/sportscar/. I was a Mazda RX-8.

Now I never had the patience to get into growing bonsai trees, but if you add the model car element and have Crash Bonsai trees, that could be fun: http://www.crashbonsai.com/gallery.html

This is perhaps the sexiest and weirdest link all at the same time. http://www.uniformfreak.com/. Yeah, that’s what I thought. Thank you Josh for sending it in (I’m not freak enough to find this on my own)! A man in the Netherlands has collected over 380 DIFFERENT stewardess uniforms. It’s weirdly obsessive, oddly perverse, and just downright...intriguing. Yeah, that’s the word I was looking for.

Nutrition News: For the nutritionists who are on this newsletter’s publication notification list (they number almost as many as cartoonists which is disturbing), here’s National Kid Chef of the Year winner Cynthia Coombs’ recipe for SPAM-Tastic Sunnydogs. Basically, it’s a concoction of SPAM chunks dipped in apple-cinnamon pancake batter, fried until golden, and then dipped in maple syrup, applesauce or honey. Mmm mmm blech. http://www.foamtotem.org/~rv/popplers/2006/01/31/the_mind_boggles.html

Judge Sam Alito has groupies (with photos): http://bench.nationalreview.com/archives/087020.asp

And here’s why people own police scanners. They can score dumped contraband (check out the last line): http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/marijuana_chase;_ylt=AtChjCpx.8uWf0onqce9uVsDW7oF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

Here’s a breakdown of profanity found in the Xbox Live online version of Halo 2. Way too much time on one’s hands: http://www.imjosh.com/?p=244

Create your own Puppy Mover Monorail! http://www.monorails.org/tMspages/PuppyMover.html Awwwww!

My DirecTV box gets about 250 channels, most of them dull. Mary Donaldson’s TV box sends out distress signals to the Royal Air Force. Not so dull. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/devon/4712122.stm