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A Few Good Books

James Lileks is one of the funniest writers around. His sense of humor is a bit weird, but he’s always got a great take on the mundane as well as the ridiculous. His daily Bleat blog (www.lileks.com/bleats) is a must read. His web site (lileks.com) will entertain you for hours.

He also has a new book, Mommy Knows Worst. We just got our copy and it’s a scream.

Take a look at the link above. Order a copy or two or three. Read more on A Few Good Books…

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Everyone Has a Dream

I saw this on the Today Show this morning.

This site is run by a guy who is pretty clear about his dream: http://www.deadbodyguy.com/home.aspx. (It looks like quite a few people also saw it so you may encounter a “service unavailable” error or broken pictures. Hit reload a few times or wait a day or two.)

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Got Penguins? Put a Pool in Your House!

I always thought that only rich people with huge homes had pools in their homes. I was incorrect. Imaginative people who want a habitat for their pengiuns also have them. And they go about getting them in interesting ways.

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Dr. Seuss Research Yields Green Ham

What do you get when Taiwanese researchers cross pig embryos and jellyfish DNA? Green-glowing pigs! BBC News reports.

I know you’re thinking that if pgis can be made green, eggs can’t be far behind. Easter tradition and the folks at PAAS (Happy 125th birthday!) had that one covered years ago.

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The Train! The Train!

A train that travels at 502KPH. That’s over 311MPH! I imagine getting caught at a railroad crossing would ruin not only your day, but everyone on the train’s as well. I knew that maglev technology was progressing, but not this far.

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This is NOT the Party to Whom You’re Speaking!

OK, Las Vegas … what gives? Since we moved here, we have received more wrong number calls in three months than we did in a decade anywhere else.

Apparently we got the phone number that people named Vince and Gayle [Last Name] used to have. How do we know this? They get more phone calls than we do, and the callers ask for them by name. I guess they left town, and apparently when they left town, they did it in the middle of the night. The people calling for Vince and Gayle do not sound like happy folks wanting to talk to contest winners, nor do they sound like concerned relatives. They sound like professional collection agents, taking stern tones with anyone who answers. Read more on This is NOT the Party to Whom You’re Speaking!…

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Learn How to be a Ninja

With a t-shirt and a little attitude, you, too can be a Ninja. Enjoy that Ninja lifestyle and, of course, kick a little ass if you are so disposed. You’re a Ninja after all. Who’s going to argue?

Here’s how to do it: Read more on Learn How to be a Ninja…

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Wallets: I Duct the Issue

I wanted to wait until after the holidays were over to avoid anyone who saw this and had gift ideas.

Never give a man a wallet as a gift. Just don’t do it. Men are picky about their wallets. Most men will use a wallet until it becomes a worn leather flap that surrounds their ID, credit cards, and cash. At that point a man then has to search for the correct wallet. This search might take weeks or even months, depending on how picky a guy is.

I’m pretty picky about my wallets. Mrs. Vargas learned a long time ago not to even mention the subject; that my own wallet replacement schedule and her perception of what it should be would never coincide. In marriage, we all learn. Read more on Wallets: I Duct the Issue…

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