Friday, October 27, 2006

Friday Cocktail: In Hot Blood

On the House: Drink of the week
In honor of the Day of the Dead Celebrations, a twist on the margarita using plum.

Blogpire Podcast - Liquor Snob - All The News that's Fit to Drink 10.24.06 | Liquor Snob

Blogpire Podcast - Liquor Snob - All The News that's Fit to Drink 10.24.06 | Liquor Snob
Just stumbled across this looking for inspiration for the recently elusive Friday Cocktail. Haven't had a chance to listen to it, but I wanted to be able to find it at home to add to my podcasts.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Arkiva Tropika

Arkiva Tropika

An online archive of my paper ephemera collection, Arkiva Tropika celebrates not just Polynesian Pop, but also the classic heyday of all tropical (& tropical themed) restaurants, hotels, bars, etc.

I'm especially fond of the droolworthy cocktail menus.

The site is easily searchable and all the images are high quality.

Via Swankpad

Friday, October 20, 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Retro Thing: Red Raven Animated Records

Retro Thing: Red Raven Animated Records

Children's records that show an animation as they spin on the record player. More pictures and a link to a video at Retro Thing.

earth album alpha - a google maps flickr mash-up with a side of rails and scriptaculous

earth album alpha - a google maps flickr mash-up with a side of rails and scriptaculous
Go somewhere on the map, then click it and the most recent flickr photos or youtube videos from that place appear.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Have your baby on the luckiest day of the year by conceiving tomorrow!

RICHARD CHEESE - Lounge Singer Versions Of The Hits -
I got a hillarious email from Richard Cheese today that mentions his contest to give birth to his 7/7/7 baby. Here is the first rule of entry:

1) Get impregnated by Richard Cheese on October 14th, 2006. (Conception date is based on a 28-day menstrual cycle. Contestants must adjust their conception date based on their own cycle; Richard Cheese and his assignees are not responsible for miscalculated ovulations.) If, due to high demand from other contestants, Richard Cheese is unavailable to "get busy" with you on October 14th, try to schedule him in for the day before or after. In vitro fertilization will not be allowed; only numerous trysts with Richard Cheese will be permitted.

So, you can use this information however you like. To read the rest of the "contest" rules, follow the link above, then click Extra Cheese in the banner at the top, then Contests on the left. It took me while to find it and I don't see a way to link to it directly, but it's a hoot.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Vegas Sign Graveyard

Secret Fun Blog

Check out the pics and story of a trip to the Vegas Sign Graveyard.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Squirl: A Site for Collectors

Squirl: A Site for Collectors

Neat free site that allows you to organize and share your collections. It's got all the social networking and rss feed capabilities we're coming to expect from this type of thing. I'm posting this because I might use it to catalog my vintage barware collection.

Posting has been anemic lately I know. Fall is the busiest time of the year for my work, and we closed on the house 3 weeks ago, so we've been moving non-stop. We've painted the complete interior, with just a few doors and trim work to finish. Things are generally put away, and the largest artwork has been placed. The biggest tasks left are office and bar organization, and then the yardwork. We're very happy with the new diggs.

Speaking of the lack of recent posts, is anyone interested in contributing. It's easy, really doesn't take much time if you're already surfing anyway. Let me know via email at and I'll fill you in on the details.