Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Abused Amazon Images by Nat Gertler

What happens when you crack the code for URLs to images of Amazon products, and that code helps operate auto-image generators. A Gallery. Look Inside!

Beach House Bingo: Writing for Real Estate

Gayle Brandeis was one of the writers in that contest for the Manhattan Beach house. Entry fee: $195. Results: Rigged. Lawsuit ensued. Brandeis tells her story.

Hundreds of 1900s-1930s MP3s

A while back I linked to Dismuke, a site with recordings of 78 records from early 20th century. Now Boing Boing points to another: Turtle’s 78rpm Jukebox Hundreds of 1900s-1930s MP3s, for personal (not commercial) listening. Let’s do the Charlston, baby!

A-M-U-S-I-N-G

Two blogs cover the National Spelling Bee (that I’ve seen): A List Of Things Thrown Five Minutes Ago [via Glenn Reynolds] (scroll down to June 1 and then read upwards) 3:11 pm: Hannah Rae Smith went down on “cancrizans”. Her first response upon hearing the word was to burst out laughing and say, “Whatever.” Another […]