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#243498 - 04/06/06 02:33 AM Random link thread.
rideonlythelabel Offline
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Everybody is excited about the new forum.

Let's do something half useful with it.

Post any link you judge worthy of posting. A brief description of content of said link would be appreciated.

Follow forum rules, everybody...


best paint ever

Was this really drawn in MS Paint? Incredible.


Steve, don't eat it!

I think this link is best described as weird. Check out for yourself.


Liquid sculpture

Modern art?


Exit Mundi

We're all doomed.
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#243499 - 04/06/06 03:55 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
Diabolic Offline
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Posts: 256
Loc: San Jose, California
If you like import cars: Hondas/Subaru's
http://www.clubsi.com/
http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/

Computer Games:
www.worldofwarcraft.com - WOW
http://www.firaxis.com/games/game_detail.php?gameid=6 - CIV 4

Some funny stuff:
www.killsometime.com

If you like P2P w/out torrents:
www.limewire.com

I like all music, but this guy is pretty good as far as Rap/hip-hop goes these days.
http://www.trapmuzik.com/

Heh, could be here all day.
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#243500 - 04/06/06 09:11 AM If you like Scottish stuff [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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Edited by harlan (04/06/06 10:25 AM)

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#243501 - 04/06/06 10:18 AM Re: If you like Scottish stuff [Re: harlan]
JoelM Offline
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#243502 - 04/06/06 10:20 AM Re: If you like Scottish stuff [Re: JoelM]
harlan Offline
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Since I don't think your entry is an offer, I'll pare (pair? pear?) down my previous post!

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#243503 - 04/06/06 10:35 AM Re: If you like Scottish stuff [Re: harlan]
JoelM Offline
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Just a joke, it does say indefinite small number.
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#243504 - 04/06/06 01:39 PM Re: If you like Scottish stuff [Re: JoelM]
Ed_Morris Offline
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"T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. stands for Tests With Inorganic Noxious Kakes In Extreme Situations.

T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. is a series of experiments conducted during finals week, 1995, at Rice University. The tests were designed to determine the properties of that incredible food, the Twinkie."

http://www.twinkiesproject.com/

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#243505 - 04/06/06 02:39 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
ScottO Offline
de riddim master

Registered: 02/18/06
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Loc: Everywhere, Nowhere
I've been wanting a place to share my random links with!

Headphones

My Personality Deep Down Inside...

Black Dog Percussion

Do any of you actually click the links that other people post?
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#243506 - 04/06/06 02:43 PM Re: If you like Scottish stuff [Re: Ed_Morris]
UofM Shorin Ryu Offline
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#243507 - 04/06/06 02:51 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: ScottO]
McSensei Offline
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ScottO,

Black dog! Now there's a tune. Can you play the drum part? Cause if so, if we ever meet I'll play the guitar part.
Black dog, STH and a couple of bits from others are the only Zeppelin I can play....ish!
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#243508 - 04/06/06 03:28 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: McSensei]
ScottO Offline
de riddim master

Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 290
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Yes! I love that song! One of the catchiest ever written in my opinion.

Yeah, I could play it on the drums and modify it around.

Nice! I've always wanted to learn it on guitar but never gotten around to it. Maybe later on today I'll try it. Is it hard? I'm only an amateur guitarist.


Any bassists in here? Then we can have something going here! A FA Cover Song Band!

That's right! One song!
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#243509 - 04/06/06 03:38 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: ScottO]
Cord Offline
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Cord reporting on the Bass. For a $2 extra charge I will supply earplugs
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#243510 - 04/06/06 07:05 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: ScottO]
McSensei Offline
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Is it hard?

Well, believe me I'm only an amateur guitarist as well.
When I used to play in a band, I was kinda like a replacement for the regular guy who couldn't always make it and they never offered me any money.
Maybe I was so bad they didn't think I'd earned it.

Back to the question. Yes, but as I said, I'm not that good.
I know a few that would make short work of it.
Let us know how you get on with it.

Cord, Bassman, yo, dude!

I love bass. I'm crap at that too, but I can play a few basslines on my guitar. I just can't seem to cover the fretboard of a bass. I think my hands are too small.
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#243511 - 04/06/06 07:47 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
Borrek Offline
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Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
two fo my favorites on the net

The Gallery of Regrettable Foods. Hours of side splitting fun! My personal favorite is "Meat! Meat! Meat!"
http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/

and also I think the next one speaks for itself.
www.mulletsgalore.com

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#243512 - 04/09/06 07:04 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Borrek]
still wadowoman Offline
Improved beefier techno-prat

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Loc: Residence:UK- Heart:Md, USA
www.mingers.com

For the non English, the word "minger" describes those who are "unfortunate looking" - that's the kindest description I can think of.
Sharon
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#243513 - 06/17/06 10:22 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: still wadowoman]
Ed_Morris Offline
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#243514 - 06/18/06 01:31 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
rideonlythelabel Offline
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Quote:

http://www.randomwebsite.com




Found through your website.

Someone spent waaaaaaaay too much time over this.

http://www.superbad.com/
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#243515 - 06/18/06 11:02 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
pressureguy Offline
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Posts: 33
Loc: SC, USA
http://www.archive.org/index.php

That lets you visit sites that have been closed down for months or even years.

pg

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#243516 - 06/19/06 10:27 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: pressureguy]
JoelM Offline
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#243517 - 06/20/06 11:14 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: JoelM]
Ed_Morris Offline
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#243518 - 06/21/06 04:59 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
Ed_Morris Offline
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#243519 - 06/22/06 03:27 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
RazorFoot Offline
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Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 2064
Loc: Seated at the computer, DUH
http://jl.toonzone.net/whoswhojlu/whoswhojlu.htm

Just in case you ever wanted to know who people like Mr.Terrific, Atom Smasher, Bwana Beast, and Rocket Red were.


http://www.killsometime.com/video/video.asp?ID=409

http://www.killsometime.com/video/video.asp?ID=278

Just fun to watch.


Edited by RazorFoot (06/22/06 06:39 PM)
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#243520 - 06/26/06 10:37 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: RazorFoot]
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Bizzare stuff you can make in your kitchen
http://bizarrelabs.com/

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#243521 - 07/11/06 01:15 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Posts: 1403
Loc: UK, Brighton
Quote:

Bizzare stuff you can make in your kitchen
http://bizarrelabs.com/




What, no meth?
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#243522 - 07/11/06 04:15 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: TimBlack]
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Quote:

Quote:

Bizzare stuff you can make in your kitchen
http://bizarrelabs.com/




What, no meth?




I laughed out loud at this one.
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#243523 - 07/26/06 10:40 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
Reiki Offline
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Loc: MiddleEarth
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#243524 - 08/01/06 05:44 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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Holy sweet drunken ninja jesus! These guys are better than good!

http://www.collegehumor.com/movies/1679577/
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#243525 - 08/01/06 06:02 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
Dereck Offline
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Good ... awesome. However if they are using the same digital effects they used in Forrest Gump when he played ping pong, I'm getting into my truck and driving non stop until I find these punks and we'll see what the North God of Anger has in store.
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#243526 - 08/01/06 08:35 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
spoonhammer Offline
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Posts: 39
Loc: Colorado Springs
Everything you need to know about ninjas...

www.realultimatepower.net
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#243527 - 08/10/06 02:42 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: spoonhammer]
Mr_Heretik Offline
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Posts: 1074
Loc: Bronx NY, USA
http://www.penisland.net

How embarrassing... NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS!

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#243528 - 08/12/06 11:16 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Mr_Heretik]
JoelM Offline
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Posts: 6355
Loc: Georgia, USA
http://www.popularitydialer.com/

You guys are sooooo lucky I don't have your numbers...
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#243529 - 08/13/06 12:18 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Mr_Heretik]
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#243530 - 08/16/06 01:33 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
JoelM Offline
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http://phobialist.com/index.html

Favorites:
  • Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
  • Geniophobia- Fear of chins.
  • Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia- Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words.
  • Levophobia- Fear of things to the left side of the body
  • Oneirogmophobia- Fear of wet dreams.
  • Papaphobia- Fear of the Pope
  • Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking.
  • Proctophobia- Fear of rectums.
  • Soceraphobia- Fear of parents-in-law.


the ultimate:
  • Phobophobia- Fear of phobias.


  • Edited by JoelM (08/16/06 01:43 AM)

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    #243531 - 08/18/06 05:01 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: JoelM]
    Ed_Morris Offline
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    #243532 - 08/18/06 05:32 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    I'm trying this. Deep-frying is mankind's best invention, with the wheel and coffee.

    How do they manage not to melt the chocolate however?


    Edited by rideonlythelabel (08/18/06 05:34 PM)
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    #243533 - 08/18/06 05:40 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
    MattJ Offline
    Free Rhinoplasty!
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    Are they joking? They fry pizza?! WTF.
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    #243534 - 08/18/06 06:22 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
    Dereck Offline
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    Quote:

    How do they manage not to melt the chocolate however?




    The same way they don't melt deep fried ice cream. It does it so fast it doesn't have a chance, just enough for the batter to get done. You can do the same for your hand. Coat your hand in batter and stick it in their for a few seconds and you will not burn your hand. PLEASE DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME KIDS ... YOU ARE BOUND TO DO IT WRONG AND BURN YOURSELF.
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    #243535 - 08/19/06 01:00 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: MattJ]
    JoelM Offline
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    Dude, I had a deep fried milky way bar back at christmas. It was AWESOME!!!!!!

    I think I'm still trying to burn off the calories, though.

    I could handle about one per year.
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    #243536 - 08/22/06 01:28 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: JoelM]
    Ed_Morris Offline
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    what happens when you learn MA from video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tos-YhVzA4

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    #243537 - 08/22/06 01:49 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
    Dereck Offline
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    Buddy ... speechless. I will never get that time back in my life, thank you for wasting my time Ed.
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    #243538 - 08/22/06 02:20 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Dereck]
    Ed_Morris Offline
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    lol... hey! finding something THAT horrible takes a bit of skill. It was so beyond anything recognizable which dares to call itself martial arts, that I had to include it here.

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    #243539 - 08/22/06 03:13 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
    BrianS Offline
    Higher rank than you
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    Isn't that one of Greysoke's 8th Dans??
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    #243540 - 08/22/06 03:44 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: BrianS]
    Zombie Zero Offline
    Compliance & Liability
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    Loc: Lorton, VA
    Here's the greatest website on the Internet. You can do anything at www.zombo.com

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    #243541 - 08/22/06 04:43 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Zombie Zero]
    MattJ Offline
    Free Rhinoplasty!
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    Quote:

    Here's the greatest website on the Internet. You can do anything at www.zombo.com




    I DEMAND MY 2 MINUTES BACK, ZZ!!!! I HAVE FRIENDS, YOU KNOW! I CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN WITH A SNAP OF MY IMPERIAL FINGER!!!!! GAWD!!!!!
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    #243542 - 08/22/06 10:21 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: MattJ]
    JoelM Offline
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    Took you two minutes? Have you been kicked in the head lately, Matt?
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    #243543 - 08/23/06 12:15 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: JoelM]
    MattJ Offline
    Free Rhinoplasty!
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    Loc: York PA. USA
    http://www.trafficland.com/index.php

    Traffic cams from all over the USA and even one in London, UK!
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    #243544 - 08/23/06 12:32 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: MattJ]
    harlan Offline
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    FRIENDSHIP, n.

    A ship big enough to carry two in fair weather, but only one in foul.

    From 'The Devil's Dictionary', by Ambrose Bierce

    http://www.alcyone.com/max/lit/devils/index.html

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    #243545 - 08/23/06 07:19 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: harlan]
    JoelM Offline
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    I've always loved his definitions.

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    #243546 - 08/24/06 02:31 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: JoelM]
    rideonlythelabel Offline
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_misconceptions

    A list of common misconceptions. Some fascinating stuff in there, even if I'm not sure if every of these is factual.

    It would appear that water is blue, that Napoleon was not short, and that mount Everest is not the tallest mountain the world.


    http://www.break.com/movies/silentlibrary67_Break.html

    "Hilarious Japanese game show subjects contestants to fear factor challenges. Whats so hilarious about that? The whole contest takes place in a library so while they're getting slapped and being forced to eat an ice cream cone of wasabi they cant scream or cry at all. Brilliant."
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    #243547 - 08/31/06 12:17 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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    #243548 - 08/31/06 12:25 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
    rideonlythelabel Offline
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    Quote:

    high-class dojo:
    http://www.shutterpoint.com/Photos-ViewPhoto.cfm?id=10559




    That's a computer generated image?!?!
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    #243549 - 08/31/06 12:29 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
    Ed_Morris Offline
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    incredible isn't it. just think of that kind of graphics in a first-person game or simulations (commercially available probably in 2 or 3 years).

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    #243550 - 08/31/06 03:06 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
    rideonlythelabel Offline
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    And in ten years' time we'll look back and laugh at ourselves for thinking this was cutting edge.
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    #243551 - 09/29/06 01:09 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
    aikiuke Offline
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    #243552 - 09/29/06 05:19 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: aikiuke]
    aikiuke Offline
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    oh yeah, and I almost forgot...
    If you like old school video games...

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    #243553 - 10/04/06 11:20 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: aikiuke]
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    this is how I act in similar situations:
    clicky

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    #243554 - 10/05/06 12:54 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: aikiuke]
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    Google Earth: Satellite imagery from all over the world. Very cool!

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    #243555 - 10/05/06 01:37 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: MattJ]
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    Just downloaded this yesterday as we needed it to get home and this is fairly accurate. Couldn't zoom as close as some areas where we were but pretty darn good.

    A truck coming into the Fort decided to ignore all of the warning sensor lights for too high of a load plus the signs and drove past the turn around area. Clipped the first bridge which is a walking bridge and continued on and tore the front part of the next bridge bringing down concrete. This is our main entry into the Fort and what took 12 to 15 minutes to get home now takes an 1 as we have to drive around to get across the bridge. Did this yesterday and then again this morning to get to work and rumor is the bridges structure is pretty bad and could be a 2 weeks to a month before repaired. This puts 10,000's of people out and this will cost big time. Needed Google Earth so we could find the shortest way to get home through back roads. Does eat up a lot of memory though.
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    #243556 - 10/11/06 10:29 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Dereck]
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    For the mountain climbing crowd:

    http://www.mounteverest.net

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    #243557 - 10/11/06 08:08 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: aikiuke]
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    #243558 - 10/11/06 09:57 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: aikiuke]
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    #243559 - 10/19/06 02:03 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    #243560 - 10/19/06 03:42 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: harlan]
    Reiki Offline
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    I WANT one of these babies on my car!
    it would certainly take care of would-be carjackers!

    Car with flamethrower... Enjoy the video!
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    #243561 - 10/25/06 12:50 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Reiki]
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    #243562 - 10/25/06 01:13 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    They played here on my birthday (Oct. 12) I read through their blog on CC and wanted to let people know that no we don't have a destroyer parked out side our port, it's an aircraft carrier get it right!. HAHA it's the USS Lexington (part of the movie Pearl Harbor was filmed here). It has been converted into a museum and isn't moving anywhere. Just thougt I'd clear things up!

    Casey
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    #243563 - 10/25/06 09:48 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    Have you been watching Bravo, Ed?
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    #243564 - 10/26/06 12:50 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: JoelM]
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    no why? my kids are taking me to see Blue Man Group this saturday in Boston for my birthday ....I have to drive and pay for everything, but it was their idea and - it's the thought that counts? lol

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    #243565 - 10/26/06 07:47 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    Bravo was playing Blue Man Group shows this past week along with some interviews with the guys without their masks (now I know why they wear masks).

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    #243566 - 10/26/06 09:58 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: JoelM]
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    www.viewdo.com

    Not too much content on it yet, but looks like it could be a valuable resource.

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    #243567 - 10/26/06 01:47 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Zombie Zero]
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    #243568 - 10/26/06 05:29 PM number one [Re: clmibb]
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    number one

    this is too good a video to lose in the mire of the other posts!
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    #243569 - 10/27/06 01:26 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: clmibb]
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    Let's see, what's U of M gonna post...

    Durr! Breakdancing!!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=ahUSgaun64M

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=M7rma6s1l5w&search=korea%20bboy
    (the bboy solution to end the fight between North and South Korea....BREAKDANCE BATTLE!!! )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFesTY5m0RA
    (Just to throw a little American love in there admidst these awesome Koreans seen above.... )
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    #243570 - 11/09/06 09:08 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: UofM Shorin Ryu]
    clmibb Offline
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    Ran across this article in my local newspaper. Read the whole thing, it's hilarious.

    http://www.caller.com/ccct/local_news/article/0,1641,CCCT_811_5127514,00.html

    Casey
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    #243571 - 11/09/06 11:02 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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    #243572 - 11/09/06 11:10 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: jamesjj]
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    jamesjj,

    ebaumsworld steals content from other sites, adds their own watermark, and presents it as their own creation.

    I know other sites do that, but ebaums is one of the worst offenders.


    Funny webcomic:

    www.pbfcomics.com

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    #243573 - 11/09/06 11:28 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Zombie Zero]
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    Really? Ouch that sux. I don't visit there that often. maddox is my favorite of all those links though. and if you google "the best page in the universe" it will come up. There is also a book available at amazon.com. "the alphabet of manliness" i'm sure that i wont be visiting ebaums anymore. Sorr about that.
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    #243574 - 11/11/06 12:12 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: jamesjj]
    MattJ Offline
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    Space imagery and all kinds of cool stuff from NASA.

    http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html
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    #243575 - 11/21/06 12:04 PM dumb post of the day [Re: MattJ]
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    Can you believe that this thread, with only 6 replies, has the most views at FA.com (22,586)?

    http://www.fightingarts.com/ubbthreads/s...=0#Post15749563

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    #243576 - 11/21/06 12:16 PM Re: dumb post of the day [Re: harlan]
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    I believe that ShaolinNinja's "Excercise without weights" thread in the Strengthening forum is the winner - 23,000+ views.
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    #243577 - 11/21/06 12:21 PM Re: dumb post of the day [Re: MattJ]
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    Ooops. I missed the Strength forum.

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    #243578 - 11/21/06 12:57 PM Re: dumb post of the day [Re: harlan]
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    Tisk tisk Harlan. Don't worry, us knuckle dragging Neanderthals forgive you. We sort of just keep to ourselves hidden away debunking crap like my favorite, "I want to get stronger but don't want big muscles as they slow you down".
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    #243579 - 12/11/06 10:53 AM Re: dumb post of the day [Re: Dereck]
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    Edited by aikiuke (12/11/06 11:14 AM)

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    #243580 - 12/24/06 11:10 PM Re: dumb post of the day [Re: aikiuke]
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    #243581 - 12/26/06 07:28 AM Re: dumb post of the day [Re: jc4199]
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    http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia

    A site that makes fun of wikipedia. Hilarious.

    PS - Some content on the link is inappropriate for people under 15.
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    #243582 - 01/03/07 06:14 PM Re: dumb post of the day [Re: MarkW]
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    Really odd drawings and paintings, with a vaguely MA lean to them.

    http://www.brandonbird.com/
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    #243583 - 01/29/07 10:15 AM Re: dumb post of the day [Re: MattJ]
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    AFV String

    Best AFV montage ever. The song is great and the editing awesome. I could watch that guy trying to put out the fire in his crotch all day.

    Repetition IS funny.


    Edited by rideonlythelabel (01/29/07 10:38 AM)
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    #243584 - 01/31/07 05:58 PM Re: dumb post of the day [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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    #243585 - 01/31/07 06:11 PM Re: dumb post of the day [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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    Quote:

    AFV String

    Best AFV montage ever. The song is great and the editing awesome. I could watch that guy trying to put out the fire in his crotch all day.

    Repetition IS funny.




    LMAO!
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    #243586 - 01/31/07 06:18 PM Re: dumb post of the day [Re: MattJ]
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    That was funny. I first thought it was just going to be a string of that kid running and was just about to turn it off. People on motorized vehicles losing control and crashing is funny.
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    #243587 - 02/09/07 09:20 AM Cute post of the day [Re: Dereck]
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    #243588 - 02/12/07 11:37 AM Re: Cute post of the day [Re: JoelM]
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    For fun, instead of googling my name, I did a youtube search.

    Cool...I seem to have a pop song with my name...and it's actually kinda catchy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xCCDrC8ec8

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    #243589 - 02/15/07 12:52 AM Re: Cute post of the day [Re: harlan]
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    #243590 - 03/14/07 09:08 AM Re: Cute post of the day [Re: aikiuke]
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    This will cheer up your day.

    http://www.icanhascheezburger.com/



    I died laughing.
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    #243591 - 03/14/07 09:49 AM Re: Cute post of the day [Re: JoelM]
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    #243592 - 03/15/07 04:06 PM Re: Cute post of the day [Re: JoelM]
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    Quote:

    This will cheer up your day.

    http://www.icanhascheezburger.com/

    I died laughing.




    LMAO.
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    #243593 - 03/16/07 06:26 PM Re: Cute post of the day [Re: MattJ]
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    Quote:

    Quote:

    This will cheer up your day.

    http://www.icanhascheezburger.com/

    I died laughing.




    LMAO.




    "For this, you die in yor sleep"

    BAHAHAHAHA
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    #243594 - 03/29/07 11:19 PM post of the day [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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    #243595 - 03/30/07 09:48 PM Re: post of the day [Re: JoelM]
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    http://www.metal-tiger.com/Roshambo.html


    (Joel...Skippi died? your mudskipper? crap, I loved that little guy...)

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    #243596 - 03/30/07 10:16 PM Re: Cute post of the day [Re: JoelM]
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    Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

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    #243597 - 04/11/07 01:39 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
    clmibb Offline
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    Go to Googlemaps.com and get directions from New York to London and check out step number 23. Get in shape guys, we're going to London! Sorry I couldn't get the link to work.

    Casey
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    #243598 - 04/19/07 08:30 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: clmibb]
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    #243599 - 04/27/07 12:31 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    #243600 - 05/04/07 03:37 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    http://www.offspot.com it's a site where you can sell cell phone content, or buy it from other users. pretty nifty

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    #243601 - 05/11/07 08:11 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: monkey_style]
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    #243602 - 05/21/07 11:32 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: harlan]
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    #243603 - 05/29/07 09:36 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: McSensei]
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    Myspace for martial artist:
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    #243604 - 05/29/07 09:37 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: black_dragon]
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    #243605 - 06/08/07 03:48 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: black_dragon]
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    an example of 'putting the horse before the cart' ?
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070608/ap_on_fe_st/odd_wheelchair_truck_ride_12
    glad he was ok.

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    #243606 - 06/24/07 12:41 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    #243607 - 06/24/07 01:44 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Dervish]
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    #243608 - 08/03/07 11:20 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Spade]
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    http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=879021&fr=&cache=1

    Hey you have nothing else but time while you are in prison so why not learn a dance step or two?

    Casey
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    #243609 - 08/04/07 08:39 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: clmibb]
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    Quote:

    http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=879021&fr=&cache=1

    Hey you have nothing else but time while you are in prison so why not learn a dance step or two?

    Casey




    WTF
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    #243610 - 08/16/07 11:23 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: MattJ]
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    #243611 - 09/11/07 08:05 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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    Michael Vick......for those of you all over him and his deplorable acts....I bought this the other day....check it out

    http://www.lookshirts.com/store_items_view.asp?itemid=23340

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    #243612 - 09/14/07 10:04 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: scbreez]
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    #243613 - 10/03/07 04:38 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    Political humor:
    audio splicing at its finest.

    http://www.funny-games.biz/animations/60-leaveittobush.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os59ENDPT5g

    7 million hydrogen powered doctors.
    we must offer every child in America 3 nuclear missiles.
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    #243614 - 10/06/07 10:55 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: UofM Shorin Ryu]
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    more of the lighter side...with Bas Rutten:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnQY3hLJ4S4&mode=related&search=

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    #243615 - 10/06/07 12:55 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    #243616 - 11/01/07 08:57 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: clmibb]
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    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/404612

    The best flash game I've ever played. If you can't beat it all, you're a girl.


    http://mustachesofthenineteenthcentury.blogspot.com/

    A blog about nineteenth century mustaches. Hilarious.


    http://www.americanmustacheinstitute.org/

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    #243617 - 11/08/07 03:59 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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    #243618 - 11/13/07 01:56 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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    Man in India marries a dog.
    story here

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    #243619 - 11/16/07 12:45 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    #243620 - 11/16/07 04:57 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: harlan]
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    #243621 - 11/16/07 05:21 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: oldman]
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    #243622 - 11/16/07 05:34 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: MattJ]
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    #243623 - 11/20/07 03:50 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: oldman]
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    An inexcusable tragedy:

    "British beer sales drop to record low"
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071120/lf_afp/lifestylebritaindrinkbeer_071120000512

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    #243624 - 12/07/07 12:58 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    #243625 - 12/11/07 01:41 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: clmibb]
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    Quote:

    Hotel drinking glasses

    http://www.divinecaroline.com/article/22250/39039

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    #243626 - 12/18/07 12:12 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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    #243627 - 12/20/07 03:15 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: harlan]
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    http://www.purevolume.com

    not really random...but everyone can use it
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    #243628 - 12/20/07 03:29 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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    Quote:

    Quote:

    Hotel drinking glasses

    http://www.divinecaroline.com/article/22250/39039

    Casey




    Doesn't work and it's probably a good thing because right now I'm at the Ramada drinking a whisky and water, in one of their glasses.



    EWWWWW Gross! I wouldn't do that if I were you! Try the link again; it worked for me.

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    #243629 - 01/03/08 07:29 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: ericjones80]
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    a decent weather site:
    http://www.wunderground.com

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    #243630 - 01/15/08 11:01 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    #243631 - 01/15/08 11:01 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    A great little 3d animated short my 3d animation teacher showed us the first day of class: http://www.stage6.com/Animation-Inspiration/video/1225963/Burning-Safari

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    #243632 - 01/16/08 10:15 AM Fortune cookies...are of Japanese origin [Re: aikiuke]
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/16/dining/16fort.html?pagewanted=all

    January 16, 2008

    Solving a Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside a Cookie

    By JENNIFER 8. LEE

    Some 3 billion fortune cookies are made each year, almost all in the United States. But the crisp cookies wrapped around enigmatic sayings have spread around the world. They are served in Chinese restaurants in Britain, Mexico, Italy, France and elsewhere. In India, they taste more like butter cookies. A surprisingly high number of winning tickets in Brazil's national lottery in 2004 were traced to lucky numbers from fortune cookies distributed by a Chinese restaurant chain called Chinatown.

    But there is one place where fortune cookies are conspicuously absent: China.

    Now a researcher in Japan believes she can explain the disconnect, which has long perplexed American tourists in China. Fortune cookies, Yasuko Nakamachi says, are almost certainly originally from Japan.

    Her prime pieces of evidence are the centuries-old small family bakeries making obscure fortune cookie-shaped crackers by hand near a temple outside Kyoto. She has also turned up many references to the cookies in Japanese literature and history, including an 1878 etching of a man making them in a bakery - decades before the first reports of American fortune cookies.

    The idea that fortune cookies come from Japan is counterintuitive, to say the least. "I am surprised," said Derrick Wong, the vice president of the largest fortune cookie manufacturer in the world, Wonton Food, based in Brooklyn. “People see it and think of it as a Chinese food dessert, not a Japanese food dessert,” he said. But, he conceded, “The weakest part of the Chinese menu is dessert.”

    Ms. Nakamachi, a folklore and history graduate student at Kanagawa University outside Tokyo, has spent more than six years trying to establish the Japanese origin of the fortune cookie, much of that at National Diet Library (the Japanese equivalent of the Library of Congress). She has sifted through thousands of old documents and drawings. She has also traveled to temples and shrines across the country, conducting interviews to piece together the history of fortune-telling within Japanese desserts.

    Ms. Nakamachi, who has long had an interest in the history of sweets and snacks, saw her first fortune cookie in the 1980s in a New York City Chinese restaurant. At that time she was merely impressed with Chinese ingenuity, finding the cookies an amusing and clever idea.

    It was only in the late 1990s, outside Kyoto near one of the most popular Shinto shrines in Japan, that she saw that familiar shape at a family bakery called Sohonke Hogyokudo.

    “These were exactly like fortune cookies,” she said. “They were shaped exactly the same and there were fortunes.”

    The cookies were made by hand by a young man who held black grills over a flame. The grills contain round molds into which batter is poured, something like a small waffle iron. Little pieces of paper were folded into the cookies while they were still warm. With that sighting, Ms. Nakamachi’s long research mission began.

    A visit to the Hogyokudo shop revealed that the Japanese fortune cookies Ms. Nakamachi found there and at a handful of nearby bakers differ in some ways from the ones that Americans receive at the end of a meal with the check and a handful of orange wedges. They are bigger and browner, as their batter contains sesame and miso rather than vanilla and butter. The fortunes are not stuffed inside, but are pinched in the cookie’s fold. (Think of the cookie as a Pac-Man: the paper is tucked into Pac-Man’s mouth rather than inside his body.) Still, the family resemblance is undeniable.

    “People don’t realize this is the real thing because American fortune cookies are popular right now,” said Takeshi Matsuhisa as he deftly folded the hot wafers into the familiar curved shape.

    His family has owned the bakery for three generations, although the local tradition of making the cookies predates their store. Decades ago, many confectioneries and candies came with little fortunes inside, Mr. Matsuhisa said.

    “Then, the companies realized it wasn’t such a good idea to put pieces of paper in candy, so then they all disappeared,” he added. The fear that people would accidentally eat the fortune is one reason his family now puts the paper outside the cookie.

    The bakery has used the same 23 fortunes for decades. (In contrast, Wonton Food has a database of well over 10,000 fortunes.) Hogyokudo’s fortunes are more poetic than prophetic, although some nearby bakeries use newer fortunes that give advice or make predictions. One from Inariya, a shop across from the Shinto shrine, contains the advice, “To ward off lower back pain or joint problems, undertake some at-home measures like yoga.”

    As she researched the cookie’s Japanese origins, among the most persuasive pieces of evidence Ms. Nakamachi found was an illustration from a 19th-century book of stories, “Moshiogusa Kinsei Kidan.”

    A character in one of the tales is an apprentice in a senbei store. In Japan, the cookies are called, variously, tsujiura senbei (“fortune crackers”), omikuji senbei (“written fortune crackers”), and suzu senbei (“bell crackers”).

    The apprentice appears to be grilling wafers in black irons over coals, the same way they are made in Hogyokudo and other present-day bakeries. A sign above him reads “tsujiura senbei” and next to him are tubs filled with little round shapes — the tsujiura senbei themselves.

    The book, story and illustration are all dated 1878. The families of Japanese or Chinese immigrants in California that claim to have invented or popularized fortune cookies all date the cookie’s appearance between 1907 and 1914.

    The illustration was the kind of needle in a haystack discovery academics yearn for. “It’s very rare to see artwork of a thing being made,” Ms. Nakamachi said. “You just don’t see that.”

    She found other historical traces of the cookies as well. In a work of fiction by Tamenaga Shunsui, who lived between 1790 and 1843, a woman tries to placate two other women with tsujiura senbei that contain fortunes.

    Ms. Nakamachi’s work, originally published in 2004 as part of a Kanagawa University report, has been picked up by some publications in Japan. A few customers have bought senbei from Hogyokudo, the Matsuhisa family said. But otherwise, the paper has drawn limited attention, perhaps because fortune cookies are not well known in Japan.

    If fortune cookies are Japanese in origin, how did they become a mainstay of American Chinese restaurants? To understand this, Ms. Nakamachi has made two trips to the United States, focusing on San Francisco and Los Angeles, where she interviewed the descendants of Japanese and Chinese immigrant families who made fortune cookies.

    The cookie’s path is relatively easy to trace back to World War II. At that time they were a regional specialty, served in California Chinese restaurants, where they were known as “fortune tea cakes.” There, according to later interviews with fortune cookie makers, they were encountered by military personnel on the way back from the Pacific Theater. When these veterans returned home, they would ask their local Chinese restaurants why they didn’t serve fortune cookies as the San Francisco restaurants did.

    The cookies rapidly spread across the country. By the late 1950s, an estimated 250 million fortune cookies were being produced each year by dozens of small Chinese bakeries and fortune cookie companies. One of the larger outfits was Lotus Fortune in San Francisco, whose founder, Edward Louie, invented an automatic fortune cookie machine. By 1960, fortune cookies had become such a mainstay of American culture that they were used in two presidential campaigns: Adlai Stevenson’s and Stuart Symington’s.

    But prior to World War II, the history is murky. A number of immigrant families in California, mostly Japanese, have laid claim to introducing or popularizing the fortune cookie. Among them are the descendants of Makoto Hagiwara, a Japanese immigrant who oversaw the Japanese Tea Garden built in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in the 1890s. Visitors to the garden were served fortune cookies made by a San Francisco bakery, Benkyodo.

    A few Los Angeles-based businesses also made fortune cookies in the same era: Fugetsudo, a family bakery that has operated in Japantown for over a century, except during World War II; Umeya, one of the earliest mass-producers of fortune cookies in Southern California, and the Hong Kong Noodle company, a Chinese-owned business. Fugetsudo and Benkyodo both have discovered their original “kata” black iron grills, almost identical to the ones that are used today in the Kyoto bakery.

    “Maybe the packaging of fortune cookie must say ‘Japanese fortune cookie — made in Japan,’ ” said Gary Ono, whose grandfather founded Benkyodo.

    Ms. Nakamachi is still unsure how exactly fortune cookies made the jump to Chinese restaurants. But during the 1920s and 1930s, many Japanese immigrants in California owned chop suey restaurants, which served Americanized Chinese cuisine. The Umeya bakery distributed fortune cookies to well over 100 such restaurants in southern and central California.

    “At one point the Japanese must have said, fish head and rice and pickles must not go over well with the American population,” said Mr. Ono, who has made a campaign of documenting the history of the fortune cookie through interviews with his relatives and by publicizing the discovery of the kata grills.

    Early on, Chinese-owned restaurants discovered the cookies, too. Ms. Nakamachi speculates that Chinese-owned manufacturers began to take over fortune cookie production during World War II, when Japanese bakeries all over the West Coast closed as Japanese-Americans were rounded up and sent to internment camps.

    Mr. Wong pointed out: “The Japanese may have invented the fortune cookie. But the Chinese people really explored the potential of the fortune cookie. It’s Chinese-American culture. It only happens here, not in China.”

    That sentiment is echoed among some descendants of the Japanese immigrants who played an early role in fortune cookies. “If the family had decided to sell fortune cookies, they would have never done it as successfully as the Chinese have,” said Douglas Dawkins, the great-great-grandson of Makoto Hagiwara. “I think it’s great. I really don’t think the fortune cookie would have taken off if it hadn’t been popularized in such a wide venue.”

    Jennifer 8. Lee wrote “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles,” to be published by in March by Twelve.

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    #243633 - 01/16/08 12:57 PM Re: Fortune cookies...are of Japanese origin [Re: harlan]
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    #243634 - 02/03/08 05:23 PM Re: Fortune cookies...are of Japanese origin [Re: BrianS]
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    New American Gladiators! Rejected Auditions!
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    #243635 - 02/09/08 10:44 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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    RushJet1, composer of awesome NES-esque music.
    http://nsf.4x86.com/

    Meebo, in browser IM service that allows you to use pretty much any IM protocol without downloading anything.
    heep://www.meebo.com

    Wayward Animation, my animation site. Not much else to say about it.
    http://www.geocities.com/waywardanimation/index.html

    AddictingGames, a good place to find Flash games.
    http://www.addictinggames.com

    Encyclopedia Dramatica, (DEFINITELY NOT WORK SAFE) a funnier take on Wikipedia.
    http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Main_Page
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    #243636 - 02/14/08 06:47 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: McSensei]
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    #243637 - 02/19/08 10:08 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: clmibb]
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    bump

    'At Last'...kinda reminds one...it's not ALL about fighting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZXvLsltu2A

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    #243638 - 02/22/08 12:40 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: harlan]
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    here is the whole program from the History channel "Life After People". pretty interesting show. each episode is about 10 minutes. The show speculates (with CGI) what would likely happen after Humans just disappeared from the earth. 1 day, 1 year, 20 years, 100 years, 500 years, 1000 years, 10000 years after...

    pt1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpxBZp9_bdM&feature=related

    pt2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5t9NZGTpqA&feature=related

    pt3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI8DW0iNdWo&feature=related

    pt4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4K_XMGQMuM

    pt5
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTGxefGKJ50&feature=related

    pt6
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxhAd3LJY2Q&feature=related

    pt7
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otOheW1bSkQ&feature=related

    pt8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GfvMJ8UnjU&feature=related

    pt9
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNbAl-314t4&feature=related

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    #243639 - 02/28/08 07:34 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    Miracle Mongers and Their Methods by Harry Houdini.
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    #243640 - 03/11/08 02:33 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    #243641 - 03/14/08 01:16 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    In case Oldman, Butterfly, etc. ever visits...

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    #243642 - 03/28/08 07:01 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: McSensei]
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    #243643 - 04/03/08 11:38 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: catfight]
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    #243644 - 04/08/08 02:43 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    #243645 - 05/04/08 11:21 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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    I'm sure everyone will be thrilled to know:

    May 2008

    Exxon profit up 17% on oil surge
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7377812.stm

    Chevron posts profit of $5.2 billion
    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-chevron3-2008may03,0,4229890.story


    Marathon Oil 1Q profit rises on strong upstream results
    http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D90CSD300.htm

    Murphy Oil profit surges in quarter
    http://www.nwanews.com/adg/Business/224418/

    etc...

    Not to be outdone, now the food industry :

    Multinationals making billions in profit from food crisis
    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C05%5C05%5Cstory_5-5-2008_pg1_5

    Big profits for oil, food firms test public-relations skills
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120958193519357059.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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    #243646 - 05/07/08 12:09 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    The Onion: Report - 70 Percent Of All Praise Sarcastic
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    #243647 - 05/12/08 11:46 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    #243648 - 05/15/08 12:25 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: MattJ]
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    #243649 - 05/27/08 12:13 PM Random Link: cheap eyeglasses [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    A coworker told me about this site. She was ecstatic...4 prs of glasses for less than $50. She heard a newstory on NPR, and tried them. Apparantly...the real deal.

    www.zennioptical.com

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    #243650 - 05/27/08 12:41 PM Re: Random Link: cheap eyeglasses [Re: harlan]
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    gee thanks..Where were you and this week a month ago when I spent 600 bucks on ONE pair of glasses..:(
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    #243651 - 06/04/08 08:59 AM nice story about a local boxer [Re: JasonM]
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    Pride of Youngstown


    June 4, 2008

    Pride of Youngstown: A ‘Ghost’ Who Didn’t Vanish

    By SEAN D. HAMILL

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Called the Ghost early in his career for his ability to make opponents swing and miss, Kelly Pavlik, this city’s favorite son, has developed into a relentless power puncher with an iron chin. But still, he cannot shake the nickname, which now applies more to his complexion than to the straight-ahead, proficient fighter he has become.

    In what has long been one of boxing’s glamour weight classes — former champions include household names like Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns — Pavlik has quietly and suddenly amassed two of the four middleweight belts.

    Twice in the last year he has pummeled the middleweight champion Jermain Taylor, uncorking his lean, 6-foot-2 frame and 75-inch reach to ascend to undisputed champion in the 160-pound division. If you have not heard of Pavlik, it is not your fault. Attribute it to a boxer who refuses to abandon his beleaguered hometown and to a struggling sport that is not producing enough marquee names or worthy fighters in his weight class to allow him to elevate his story or his game.

    His next opponent, the Welshman Gary Lockett, whom he fights Saturday night in Atlantic City, is seen by many in the sport as beneath Pavlik, despite being the No. 1 contender for one of Pavlik’s belts.

    But if the 26-year-old Pavlik continues to win — perhaps even with an extra dose of style — he may be able to attract some big names from other divisions to cross over and fight him. And if he stays undefeated (he is 33-0 with 29 knockouts), he has the potential to transcend the glamour list of boxers.

    “In a totally nonpolitically correct way of saying it: He’s white and a Midwestern kid,” said Bert Sugar, a longtime boxing journalist and analyst. “That gives him a constituency that a lot of other American fighters don’t have.”

    In addition, Sugar said, “he has a great story; he’s wrapped himself in the fabric of his city and he’s a hero to Youngstown.”

    “And we just don’t have heroes today,” he said. “For some reason, we’re out of the hero business.”

    In Youngstown, a former industrial stronghold that has lost more than half of its population since 1960 — from 166,688 in 1960 to 81,520 in 2006 — after most of its mills closed, Pavlik is revered for staying home when he could have easily left.

    Two weeks ago, while running stairs at the football stadium of Youngstown State University, more than 100 elementary school kids on a field trip spotted him from a long distance and started chanting: “Kel-EEE!, Kel-EEE, Kel-EEE!”

    “He has brought pride back to Youngstown, in a town that doesn’t have a lot of good to talk about,” said Nades Rafeedie, 36, owner of Mickey’s bar on Market Street in the city. “You see these guys making their money and usually they’re off to Las Vegas and California. He stayed.”

    Before the March Democratic primary in Ohio, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton competed for Pavlik’s endorsement — Clinton won his endorsement and the primary.

    Pavlik has that local hero status in part because money has not changed him. Even though he will gross $2.5 million from the Lockett fight and is earning thousands more from an increasing stable of endorsements, he still lives in a very modest home with his longtime girlfriend, Samantha Kocanjer, 25, and their 2-year-old daughter, Sydney. He remains a regular, laid-back jokester devoid of ostentation and bling.

    Pavlik learned how fleeting economic security can be as an 8-year-old who watched his father lose a good steel mill job. “He’s still Kelly,” said Lori Greenwalt, the manager of Civics, the local bar Pavlik frequents with friends and family, “even if he is the champ.”

    The boxing trainer Jack Loew, a no-nonsense Youngstown native and part-time driveway sealer, said Pavlik did not stand out when he started training at the gym as a 9-year-old. Loew said he was tough and brave but “nothing special.”

    To show how far Pavlik has come, Loew keeps an enlarged photo above the inside of his club’s front door of his 15 amateur fighters in 1992, all posed after a fight night. They are all wearing the red and black warm-ups of the South Side Boxing Club — except Pavlik, whose skills did not yet warrant the issuance of official gear.

    It was the night of Pavlik’s first fight, and Loew matched him up against someone with 24 fights on his résumé.

    “He beat the hell out of him,” Loew said of Pavlik’s first win. “He smacked him around the ring.”

    In the photo, Pavlik is beaming with the look of someone who has found his calling. Boxing was satisfying in a way that made sense to Pavlik.

    “It was the one-on-one aspect,” Pavlik said. “Not being selfish, but you win by yourself. If you lose, there’s no one to blame. It’s everything you put into it.”

    It would be six years, though, before everything would really click for Pavlik, who was all gangly legs, arms and size 14 feet at age 16 when everyone realized he could hit with surprising ferocity and force.

    Pavlik soon stopped the dancing that earned his nickname and began pounding and dropping everyone who came his way. In 1998, he won the National Junior Golden Gloves. In 1999, when he was 17, he won the United States National Under-19 title. By 2000, he was fighting for a spot on the Olympic team, narrowly losing to Jermain Taylor, who went on to win a bronze medal for the United States.

    People started paying attention. Pavlik signed with Top Rank’s Cameron Dunkin, one of boxing’s top managers. Two long-accepted rules of boxing are that fighters have to get more experienced trainers if they are to make it to the top level, and that they have to get away from home for training camp.

    Pavlik did not buy into either notion.

    “Kelly is an extremely loyal person,” said his father, Michael Pavlik Sr., who is a manager for his son. “And he’s in a comfort zone. He rolls out of bed and he’s here training in two minutes.”

    That did not stop Top Rank’s matchmakers and other luminaries in boxing, including Ray Mancini, a friend of the family and a Youngstown native, from trying to persuade Pavlik to leave home and go with a big-name trainer.

    Dunkin, Pavlik’s lead manager, said he fought for years with Top Rank’s matchmaker, Bruce Trampler, over the issue. Pavlik finally agreed to train in Las Vegas before a couple of fights in 2004 and 2005, but he “was “miserable,” Dunkin said.

    Then, in October 2005, he knocked out the contender Fulgencia Zuniga in the ninth round.

    “After that, the heat was sort of off,” Dunkin said, “because he fought a solid guy and won.”

    He has trained in Youngstown for his last seven fights.

    “I have everything I need right here,” Pavlik said. “And you do have your real fans, your real true fans.”

    One of the quirks of his training regimen is that he still sleeps on the couch in his parents’ Youngstown home, leaving his family members at their suburban Boardman home. This is mainly so his father can keep an eye on his diet. Then he is off to the pleasantly shabby, one-room storefront of a former grocery story where he has trained with Loew for 17 years.

    Ultimately, Dunkin explained, Pavlik would like to have a chance to unify all four major middleweight belts, which would mean fighting the German boxers Felix Sturm, who holds the World Boxing Association belt, and Arthur Abraham, who holds the International Boxing Federation belt. Because neither are big names in this country, Pavlik may instead move up a weight class to 168 pounds and fight the undisputed and undefeated super middleweight champion, the Welshman Joe Calzaghe (45-0).

    But first there is Lockett, who has a 30-1 record with 21 knockouts but is four inches shorter than Pavlik. Even though Lockett is the No. 1 contender in the division, the British press is calling this fight his “Rocky moment” because he is a relative unknown.

    When Pavlik is not training, he devotes several days a week to local charities, helping with fund-raisers or meeting with sick children.

    Last year, after the first Taylor fight, he added a tattoo on his back, depicting an angel crying and hugging the world, over the phrase “Lift Our Spirits.”

    “She’s tired of everything going on in the world today,” Pavlik said of the angel, conceding the tattoo reflects how he feels sometimes when he realizes he cannot help everybody in Youngstown. “But I’ve never seen anything near what they did for me when I came home from the first Taylor fight. People in Youngstown are on their feet again. It’s just awesome to see that again.”

    His goal, he said, is to be so successful that he’s “mentioned in the same breath as the Hearns, Leonards, Haglers, Durans, Benitezes.”

    “I want to be there,” Pavlik said.

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    #243652 - 06/04/08 03:31 PM Drawing a woman...from the inside out. [Re: harlan]
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    #243653 - 06/04/08 03:42 PM Re: Drawing a woman...from the inside out. [Re: harlan]
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    Quote:

    kinda neat

    http://fcmx.net/vec/get.swf?i=003702




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    #243654 - 06/05/08 09:58 PM Blunt video game reviews [Re: MattJ]
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    I found this not too long ago: zero punctuation Very outspoken video game reviews. Be warned through very vulgar and not for sensitive ears and definitely not for playing out loud where sensitive people could hear .
    Just watched that site Harlan and it is very unique, must have been quite a web-trip that unearthed that.


    Edited by JoshuaMonjin (06/05/08 10:18 PM)
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    #243655 - 06/12/08 08:52 AM unicorns do happen! [Re: JoshuaMonjin]
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    #243656 - 06/24/08 10:10 PM Re: freepress [Re: harlan]
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    #243657 - 08/19/08 08:11 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: McSensei]
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    I love stupid criminals.
    http://www.kristv.com/global/story.asp?s=8867527

    If you are going to break into a place, don't have your pick be a home security dealer.

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    #243658 - 08/25/08 01:55 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: clmibb]
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    #243659 - 09/28/08 10:40 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: clmibb]
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    #243660 - 09/29/08 12:02 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    thanks for sharing, Ed!

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    #243661 - 10/01/08 01:47 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: clmibb]
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    Banker's Humor:

    Quote:


    http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=284&storycode=3123822&c=2

    Bankers' humour... Oragami Bank folds in Japan
    30 September, 2008

    A spoof financial news story has been doing the rounds - a sense of humour is probably all many bankers have left

    Following the financial crisis on Wall Street uncertainty has now hit the banking sector in Japan.

    In the last seven days Origami Bank has folded, Sumo Bank has gone belly up and Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches.

    Yesterday, it was announced that Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go for a song, while today shares in Kamikaze Bank were suspended after they nose-dived.

    While Samurai Bank is soldiering on following sharp cutbacks, Ninja Bank is reported to have taken a hit, but they remain in the black.

    A spokesman for Haiku Holdings was lost for words over the financial crisis, while according to rumours Nippon Bank was starting to feel the pinch.

    Furthermore, 500 staff at Karate Bank got the chop and analysts report that there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank where it is feared staff may get a raw deal.

    Meanwhile Geisha Bank has bowed to the inevitable and shut.

    One trader lamented: "It's all gone to Shiitake."





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    #243662 - 02/04/09 11:27 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    These guys are going from Edroy, Texas (about 8 miles from Corpus Christi) to San Antonio. A trip that normally takes less than 2 hours, they do in 8 days on horse back or horsedrawn wagons. They left early Friday morning and should arrive in SA this Saturday.
    http://www.kiiitv.com/news/local/38971374.html
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    #243663 - 02/23/09 01:55 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: clmibb]
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    #243664 - 04/08/09 10:52 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Ed_Morris]
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    #243665 - 04/17/09 08:57 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: BrianS]
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    #243666 - 05/24/09 03:56 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: rideonlythelabel]
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    #420562 - 07/01/09 10:32 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: McSensei]
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    #421962 - 08/28/09 09:29 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: clmibb]
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    this aint cool, govenment has to control everything

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10320096-38.html

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    #421973 - 08/29/09 05:35 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: zentari]
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    Hi,

    And whats wrong with making some thing legal thats BEEN happening since the 1st web, ARPANET, came into semi-sentience?

    They (Black Ops in NSA, HSA, CIA etc) already monitor phones (ground, cell, satellite), internet communication, probably open suspect mail...this post reply has several key words that will pass through a massive Series of Cray supercomputers under Langley and NORAD's massive spring based atomic bomb resistant Mt. (Too bad the 100MK ton soviet H-bomb could flatten it).

    Join the NRA and protect our right to bare arms, thought sadly the purpose behind that was to over throw tyrannical government...That wont happen now.

    As an individual MA be aware, alert, avoid or diffuse conflict if possible but be ready to bare ones skills in defense of the Freedoms so many take for granted...the President is Commander in Chief-he was elected by majority consensus, you can dispute me...thats a Freedom...as our elected leader His/Her final orders should be followed...or we have another blood bath civil war.

    The german Zeiss optics on the spy satellites can see 100* more than any movie represented, including UV and Heat signature...in yo house my man...so make one thing legal to hide all the others...distracts those who arnt acquainted w/ spooks...not that I ever was, typing this alone is enough to send up a flag on;dsmghnltrgh,Jk
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    #421999 - 08/30/09 03:05 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: karl314285]
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    Hi, Me
    no one into conspiracy theory?
    or just afraid I might have been right and spent the night with a burlap sack over my head till my connections got me out via the embedded massage?
    Dam i was thirsty...ignore everything i posted and get rid of this "fightmike dude" if I'm that "down-under" they got [censored] and buried me in the desert with JFK's real assignation opereatives.
    oh poo, there I go again. they know enough to open the lung cavity to avoid undue swelling at burial site...

    pooo... there I go again. well i've got 24hrs....

    love and kisses. someone maybe called Karl. Peace. Be paranoid, and if you think you are...youre not paranoid enough:)
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    #422219 - 09/09/09 03:14 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: karl314285]
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    #422239 - 09/10/09 08:36 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: MattJ]
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    Sweet, now I have something to hang my heavy bag with.
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    #422252 - 09/11/09 09:52 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: JoelM]
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    Haha, that's a great idea! laugh
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    #422378 - 09/16/09 10:30 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: MattJ]
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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090916/od_nm/us_ohio_reprieve
    SERIOUSLY?! Get someone who works for the Huntsville prison in Texas, they'll get the guy on the table; or they can send him my way and I can execute him for less than a dollar.
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    #422507 - 09/23/09 02:17 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: McSensei]
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    Hey if you want to learn the mentality you could use in everyday life and especially in situations where you are forced to fight then check out this website it will change the way you think in a way you will never forget!
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    #426901 - 05/03/10 10:27 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: McSensei]
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    Edited by san4os (05/03/10 10:28 AM)

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    #427706 - 06/14/10 06:51 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: McSensei]
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    This thread is awesome. Thanks for all those links guys. smile keep on posting.

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    #427746 - 06/15/10 02:20 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: cristeto1981]
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    I present the "Zac Brown Band". They are currently my favorite band. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQC2Z3qZj7M

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    #428162 - 07/07/10 06:56 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: McSensei]
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    Hey guys,

    I never saw anybody kick a pallet like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cbzDoEymcg
    Is this karate or is it a trick. I tried it myself I’m not a black belt but a couldn’t break it this fast.
    Anyone?

    Osu! Tom.

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    #428171 - 07/07/10 09:16 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: Tom Laat]
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    It's stupid. I break pallets all day long at work with my feet.
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    #428691 - 07/28/10 04:59 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: McSensei]
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    #431438 - 02/01/11 07:51 AM Re: Random link thread. [Re: McSensei]
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    hey guys I kinow this slightly off topic, but I came accross this exercise related site, at least I think it's exercise they are talking about. it claims to be able to make you taller even when you are 20's or 30's and older!! the site is www.iamaretardspammer.com has anybody else heard of or even tried this idea? It says just 20 bux to GROW 2 to 4 inches taller.

    True or falsetto

    Cheers, Tipsy


    Edited by MattJ (02/02/11 11:33 AM)

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    #434316 - 12/14/11 12:19 PM Re: Random link thread. [Re: tipsy10]
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    Men in Black III Trailer:
    http://youtu.be/IyaFEBI_L24

    GI Joe Retaliation Trailer:
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    Incredible Motivational Quotes:
    http://hubpages.com/t/2b4639

    Interesting Article on Mastering Skills:
    http://hubpages.com/t/2a7e6e

    Really Great Article on Transitional Positions in BJJ:
    http://thejiujitsulab.wordpress.com/2011...s-in-jiu-jitsu/
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