February 25th, 2005


Yep. Pretty much what it says.

February 24th, 2005

Can you ever get enough of  ME?


Well, who cares what YOU think, anyway.


avatar card

avatar card thingie

green dress



college days

with beret


painter & paintee

george’s painting

February 24th, 2005

I added these to the Bromberg Guide a couple of weeks ago, but forgot to point them out:


flying pig


flying pig


vs. Chuck Taylor


February 24th, 2005

Meat for your feet: Wurstteppich

Let us a piece prosperity into the rooms carry. Because, sausage is too beautiful to be over only eaten.

PROJECT the office for organization flat picture enters new terrain and produces real bitebite bites. In the context of the ‘ passages – interior Design 2005 ‘ we showed for the first time the public our interpretation of German cosiness: the sausage carpet, a delightful fusion from sausage and carpet. We say: “ago with the sausage. Let us a piece prosperity into the rooms carry. Because, sausage is too beautiful to be over only eaten.”

CAVEAT: that’s an automated Google translation Them is the best.

As always, I blame the Swiss.

February 20th, 2005

Deacon Irwin John Frost DDS (1919-2005)

This is the obituary for my maternal Grandfather, who died suddenly this past Thursday. He had been poor condition, but was stable, and in some ways was getting better. I last saw him in June.

Deacon Irwin John Frost, DDS, 85, of Waterloo, died Thursday, Feb. 17, at his home.

He was born Aug. 27, 1919, in a farm house in Walworth County, S.D., to Frank J. and Armella Schwind Frost. He graduated from St. Anthony’s Elementary School, Hoven, S.D. He then graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Cascade. He attended Loras College, Dubuque, for three years, being junior class president. He graduated from the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, July 1943. He entered service of the Dental Corps attached to the Air Force, and served over three years on active duty, being discharged as a Captain. He married Rita E. Otting, May 9, 1944, in St. Mary’s Church, Cascade, with his brother, the late Fr. Ed Frost presiding. He practiced dentistry in Waterloo from September 1946 until retirement in September 1982.

He was president of St. Edward’s Holy Name Society, plus other offices. He was chairman of the Committee for Cub Scouts at St. Edward’s for six years. He held offices in the local and district dental societies, and served on the Delta Dental Insurance Board of Trustees for 10 years. He was on the board of trustees for Columbus High School, helping in numerous fund raisers for Columbus. Also was chairperson to organize the Columbus Booster Club, and was a charter member of the Columbus C150 Club. Along with his wife Rita, they were inducted into the Columbus Hall of Fame.

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February 18th, 2005

Mikey Welsh – official site

February 17th, 2005

Slighty Less Common Latin Phrases

Recedite, plebes! Gero rem imperialem! : Stand aside plebians! I am on imperial business.
Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure : I can’t hear you. I have a banana in my ear.

February 17th, 2005

Haruki Murakami

An entire website.

Ahem. His entire website.

February 16th, 2005

The Four Counties, in various variations.

If you know what I’m talking about, then these are for you.

If not, not.

February 16th, 2005

Seraphia Starflower’s MLP Mania

She refers to the page as My Ugly Pony, but I think they are rather interesting photos. Of toy ponies.

February 14th, 2005

not a heart

Happy Valentine’s Day. Oy, vey!.

You’ll thank me, when you share my politics.

General Zod LURVS you.

they’ve launched a… Valentine!

February 13th, 2005

Metafilter natters about Squared Circle

your Author is reconsidering his lazy non-use of flickr….

February 11th, 2005

Jim Flora Online. A website chock-full of almost-too-busy-but-not-quite late work by the jazz-record-cover master:

zoot sims thumbnail by Jim Flora

February 11th, 2005

eyeball skeleton

EYEBALL SKELETON is the name of our band. It started when I was in Kindergarten and Charlie was in the 1st grade. We thought of the name cause Charlie thought of the name eyeball & I thought of skeleton.

Thanks to The Swiss.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – The Ride

February 10th, 2005

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – The Ride

I’m nearly certain I found this at BoingBoing but I have no idea.

I am sad to see that the ride is gone; I went on it in the late 1980s. And, by odd coincedence, I got the DVD of said film at the library the other day. I don’t know if I’ve actually watched it, before. But I did have the record-book of it.

Milk Bags V.20

February 10th, 2005

Those Clever Canuckistanis sometimes store their milk in Milk Bags!!! Who’d a thunk!

Actually, I remember getting milk in a bag when I lived in Hungary. You’d drop it into a special pitcher/holder and snip off the corner. confirms that I’m not alone in thinking this goes beyond the confines of Li’l Old Canada.

Courtesy the ever-questing boffins at MetaFilter.

UPDATE 03.28.05 : Much more information on Milk Bags

February 10th, 2005

A lot of advertising: Hungarian TV commercials from the 1980s.

A bit before I was there, sadly.

Via spring-with-one-name-twice, of course.

February 9th, 2005

ABC News: Man Finds Mystery Nail in His Neck

An X-ray revealed he had what appeared to be a metal object lodged in his neck.

Man Finds Mystery Nail in His Neck

A Rusty Nail Is Extracted from a California Man’s Neck; He Has No Idea How It Got There

– Talk about a pain in the neck.

Steve Villagomez, a 29-year-old football coach in California, thought he injured his neck during a football practice this past summer and visited a doctor. An X-ray revealed he had what appeared to be a metal object lodged in his neck.

Having no idea how metal would get in his neck, Villagomez thought the diagnosis must be incorrect and ignored it.

“I thought, there’s no way,” he said Tuesday on “Good Morning America.” “I didn’t believe the pictures.”

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February 7th, 2005

Hey — It was surprising to see my most recent e-mail
as an Xradiograph piece. You might consider putting
up a link about the Catholic Worker’s campaign to
stop the Darfur genocide. The most recent piece is
at This site will also cover
developments as they occur. Over the next months we
will be building the campaign in cooperation with
other groups, reaching some sort of high point in May
at the trial.


February 7th, 2005

I’m into Money

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