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We've been wasting time on the internet since before there was an internet!

Brain Candy was first posted on the internet in 1990, as a way to store the accumulation of word play, riddles and jokes we had compiled through the years.

Trivial Trivia is our collection of weird facts and unusual information, much of it is totally useless unless one is training for Jeopardy or a trivia contest.

Chicago Collections is a huge resource about Chicago. A little history, some quotations and song lyrics, and links to great Chicago area attractions.

DesignWeb started because people liked our web sites and asked for help in designing theirs. We are currently taking new clients only on a very selective basis.

TC is Tony's artwork. He doesn't sell it & doesn't answer his email, so don't even bother.

Our Garden is a work in progress. It's what we've learned about installing and maintaining a koi pond in our back yard. There are lots of pictures of our pond and plants we've had success with in a shady yard, in the brutal weather of the Chicago area.

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here are some great links we've found ...
29 february 2004 is a leap year, which means that it has 366 days instead of the usual 365 days. An extra day is added in a leap year—February 29—which is called an intercalary day or a leap day.
28 february

The whimsical Cycles of Peter Wagner, WhymCycles, made entirely from recycled bicyles. No new bicycles were sacrificed for these creations!

27 february An excellent way to waste time and create something artistic at the same time: drawing board.
26 february The ossuary in Sedlec: where human bones become art. The Sedlec Ossuary (a.k.a. Kostnice) is a small Christian chapel decorated with human bones. It's located in Sedlec, which is a suburb in the outskirts of the Czech town Kutna Hora.
25 february Here's a neat little game: like tic-tack-toe, but you need five in a row.
24 february One of our favorite curmudgeons, Andy Rooney, poses a question to Mel Gibson, "How many million dollars does it look as if you're going to make off the crucifixion of Christ?" (cbs news) (saved text)
23 february The Best of the Worst - A look at the worst films, performances and directors Oscar has rewarded. When you look back at the 75 years of the Academy Awards,you realize that the Academy has made some huge errors, and history has not been kind to their decisions.
22 february life as interpreted by a 92 year old rebelMy role-model! Marie Rudisill is the Fruitcake Lady. In 2002, Marie began giving her own special advice in the "Ask the Fruitcake Lady" segments on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Her no-nonsense answers come straight from a place that is 92 years in the making.
21 february Are you obsessive compulsive? This screening test is designed as a guide to find out whether you show symptoms similar to those of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
20 february "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
Papers, please... On March 22, the Supreme Court will hear a case that will answer whether or not citizens have to provide identification whenever police demand it.
20 february Happy Birthday, Mike!
19 february Kerry Would Be Third-Richest U.S. President, as computed by Forbes, in an estimate of the relative net worths of the richest five U.S. presidents. Forbes estimates Kerry's family fortune at $525 million, which would make him, if elected, the third-richest president ever. (forbes.com) (saved text)

18 february

UPDATE

UPDATE

If you have lots of time to waste on a totally meaningless endeavor, try Penguin Ball. Click anywhere and the penguin dives. Click again and the Yeti swings the bat. How far can you hit the penguin? (via USATODAY-hotsites) [our best = 545.5]
UPDATE (24/feb/04) New version of the penguin game - the penguin has learned to fly and slide much better than before! [our best score is now 1178.6]
UPDATE (27/feb/04) The gore version of the penguin game - this time there's land mines and lots of blood! [our score = 705.2]

17 february Exquisitely photographed by Taylor F. Lockwood, Treasures From the Kingdom of Fungi captures the beauty of nature as demonstrated in mushrooms and funghi around the world.
16 february The Candy Wrapper Museum, where wrappers are to be enjoyed as art, nostalgia, and humor. Amassed since 1977 with an eye toward the unusual, ironic, and aesthetic, although "classic" but more mundane wrappers are included for posterity's sake.
15 february Guess the Dictator and/or Television Sit-Com Character. Pretend to be a dictator or television sitcom character. The computer will try to guess who you are by asking simple yes/no questions.
14 february brain candy valentines day - quotes, trivia, facts, links Happy Valentine's Day!
13 february Friday the 13th! Are you superstitious?
12 february brain candy valentines dayAnti-Valentine Day Songs list : wronged songs
Anti-Valentine Day guide : the hell with love
Anti-Valentine candy : "BitterSweets(tm)"
Anti-Valentine cards : Let's just be friends
Anti-Valentine candy : Have a Heart!
11 february brain candy valentines day - quotes, trivia, facts, linksGet your Sweetie a dozen red noses for Valentine's Day. Artificial rose stems with Red Clown Noses. A gift card is included with the message: “These noses were picked especially for you!”
10 february brain candy valentines day - quotes, trivia, facts, linksGetting in the mood for Valentine's Day. So where did the holiday come from? What flowers, other than roses, should you buy your sweetheart? And you think you've had a bad kiss? In the name of love, read on: (salt lake trib) (saved text)
9 february brain candy valentines day - quotes, trivia, facts, links "Keeping and forgetting time,
my pulse to your pulse, rhythm and rhyme"

Six of the best contemporary Scottish poets have written ‘text poems’ especially for Valentine’s Day. And you can send a poem now to your loved one’s mobile - completely anonymously.
8 february The real John Kerry: a mansion on Beacon Hill, a spa in Aspen, a sprawling seaside "cottage" on Nantucket, a 42-foot Hinckley powerboat, "the Scaramouche," which Kerry bought new, for cash ($695,000). His first wife came from a Philadelphia Main Line family worth $300 million, his second wife is a pickle-and-ketchup heiress and now he's running for president as a populist. (ny post) (saved text)
7 february is this the cutest animal in the world?Help World Wildlife Fund find the cutest critter in the world. Vote for the cutest animal on each continent. South America & Africa voting is closed, but you can disagree.
6 february now it's really getting silly: lawsuit filed "on behalf of all Americans" vs. viacom, cbs, mtv, janet jackson, justin timberlake for conduct which caused viewers to "suffer outrage, anger, embarrassment and serious injury" for being exposed to Janet Jackson being exposed at the SuperBowl. (via the smoking gun)
5 february Did you miss the Superbowl commercials? They're all here.
4 february El Frigo's "Chinese Food Song" parody of Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle." (via Easy Bake Coven)
3 february Superbowl recap: well written:
Call this one the Super Bowl of sleaze (saved text)
Justin, Janet not only boobs at Super sleazefest (saved text)
2 february Groundhog Day is the day that the groundhog comes out of his hole after a long winter sleep to look for his shadow. Visit the official website of Punxsutawney Phil for history, information and activities. See the forecast live on Monday, February 2, 2004 7:00 AM Eastern.
1 february famous left-handed peopleHow unusual is it that the last 3 US Presidents have been left-handed? Famous Left-Handers lists many others and is one of the few websites you can actually translate to pig latin. Histay agepay isyay ostedpay orfay entertainmentyay urposespay.

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feels like home, norah jones cd
Feels Like Home, Norah Jones CD

songbird, eva cassidy CD
Songbird, Eva Cassidy CD

stranger in town, bob seger
Stranger in Town, Bob Seger CD

great reading:
hollywood animal by joe eszterhas
Hollywood Animal : A Memoir
Joe Eszterhas, nonfiction

the time traveler's wife by audrey niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger, fiction

the last juror by
The Last Juror
John Grisham, fiction

a cold heart by jonathan kellerman
A Cold Heart
Jonathan Kellerman, fiction


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