April 26, 2002
The Poem Tag Project
The next time you're about to put on a name tag for a mixer or a conference, why not write
a poem instead of you name? Of course on this site you can express yourself
with a virtual name tag and post it on your Web site.
The Sewergator Sanctuary
Don't let the urban legend of sewer gators fade away!
Check out this site for the latest articles, books, movies and art
all about alligators that dwell in the sewers of New York City and other
Prepared Foods magazine
If I could subscribe to one trade magazine, this would be it.
Where else can you get the latest press releases about new food
products such as Kool Blue Ore-Ida Funky Fries (seasoned fries with a blue hue) and
horseradish white cheddar cheese ice cream. Yum?
If you ever ride the subway in your city, you probably have noticed quite a few interesting-looking
folks. Artist Antonio Jorge Goncalves sketched other passengers
on subways from 10 cities including Berlin, Tokyo, New York and London. Take a look
at some of his drawings and see if you recognize anyone.
Celebrity Caricature in America
I'm a sucker for caricatures. It takes talent to distort the face and body of a celebrity for
a laugh. I wonder if there is a parallel universe full of all of us in caricature form. (Can you tell I'm watching Star Trek right now?) This site is a great resource for the history of caricature and the artists who make us look at movie stars and politicians in a different light.
Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age
If you thought you haven't accomplished much with your life before, now you'll really feel like a lazy schmuck. I typed in 30 and discovered that Mark Twain published his first short story, Hans Christian Andersen published his book of fairy tales, Donald Trump persuaded bankers to lend him $80 million dollars and Samuel Morse's assistant, Alfred Lewis Vail, devised Morse code. Then again at age 30 Hank Williams overdosed on drugs and alcohol. So I guess I shouldn't feel too pathetic. Type in your age and see what you should have been doing by now.
Go Girl Pinball Machine
Finally, a pinball machine worth the praise of drag queens everywhere! "High scores result
in 'wig mode,'
which freezes the
game's action and
places a number of
wigs on the screen
(an auburn bob, a
curly perm). A
face, placing it in
the wig of your
choice and storing
your image so that
it actually becomes
part of the game.
Before the action
resumes, a drag
the biggest wig
I've ever seen!'"
Head Hunting: The History of Shuar
The next time you have a killer headache, visit this site. I never understood the hold
purpose and culture behind shrunken heads. Now I do. Don't forget to browse through
the grotesque slide show in the gallery.