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corsinet.com is an excellent, intelligent way to waste time on the internet: discover unusual facts, learn some new things, wake up your brain cells and have some fun.

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.

do you like to waste time?

here are some great links we've found ...
31 march Pucker up: Somebody out there wants to give you a hundred smooches. (via coolios)
30 march Wikipedia is building an open-content encyclopedia in many languages. Started in January 2001, there are now 237101 articles in the English version. Learn a random new thing each day at Wikipedia.
29 march The Movie Spoiler is the most fun you can have at the movies without being there. They provide narratives of many current movies as well as their endings.
28 march Click on the links to read about some of the greatest hoaxes in sports, science, art, and the Internet. The Hoax Files from infoplease.
27 march With April 1st coming soon, the Brain Candy April Fools Day Collection is an interesting way to waste some time. It's a convenient place to find history's greatest fools, scandals, madmen and hoaxes.
26 march The ideas at Causing Problems at Wal-Mart are going to greatly increase the enjoyment of your Wal-Mart shopping experience. You may be saying to yourself, "I can't do these things, I'll get in trouble!" Give me a break, just use your head. If you use many of these ideas you'll get yelled at by a manager and maybe even thrown out of the store. Is this really a loss?
25 march visit megaliths and european prehistoric sitesStonehenge, stone circles, dolmens, ancient standing stones, cairns, barrows, hillforts and archaeology of megalithic Europe: Stone Pages has visited and photographed 529 archæological sites, creating the first Web guide to European megaliths and other prehistoric sites, online since February 1996.
24 march Bob Reno's Bad Jocks gleefully reports on sport celebrities doing stupid things. Look to see who did something stupid today.
23 march March is Women's History Month.
63% of tax preparers are women
83% of travel agents are women
97% of secretaries and administrative assistants are women
Many other fascinating facts are provided by the US Census Bureau.
20 march With Famous Locations you can walk with and in the footsteps of the stars and their movies. An incredible fun-packed research experience for everyone.
19 march New Orleans' cemeteries have long fascinated locals and visitors alike. With Spanish, French, African, and American influences, the cities of the dead reflect the architectural tastes of New Orleans. Immortelle.net is a pictorial tour of New Orleans' Cities of the Dead.

18 march

 

UPDATE

Politics & Politicians ...
Tenn. County Officials Seek to Ban Gays
Ky. Politician to Hold Post From Jail
City Bans Outside Smoking In Front Of Kids
Calif. Officials Willing to Ban dihydrogen monoxide
no comment.

UPDATE (26/MAR/04) Oh no! There's more ...
Santa Fe NM is considering requiring doggie seat belts
German politician wins with beer and cash handouts to voters
Benton County, OR bans all marriages

17 march Sláinte chuig na fir agus go maire na mná go deo! Daltaí na Gaeilge, Inc. is a tax exempt, not for profit corporation
dedicated to promoting and teaching the Irish language. A great website to spend St. Patrick's Day at. Éire go Brách!
16 march The fish fight back! Kentucky and neighboring states try to prevent silver carp and bighead carp from destroying sport and commercial fisheries and endangering recreational boaters and water skiers. (via Obscure) (courier-journal) (saved text)
15 march Do you enjoy surfing the Net, but feel you should be doing something useful with your time? On a Word Safari you can expand your vocabulary while exploring remote cybertrails. Follow the Fresh Tracks link to a list of words that serious readers often think they know. Do you?
14 march Are you a skeptic or are you easily fooled? Play Incredible But True! to test your skills at distinguishing fact from falsehood. But remember, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction ...
13 march Happy St. Paddy's Day!On St. Patrick's Day, everyone is Irish! At Corsinet's Irish Blessings and Toasts, you will find enough Irish blessings, Irish curses, Irish quotations, Irish trivia, and Irish drinking toasts to make you wish everyday was St. Patrick's Day.
12 march You might think you're in heaven here. I'm certain that parts of heaven DO look like the scenery around Lake Como, Italy. There's a nice introduction to the area at: Lake Como's historical Villas and Gardens.
11 march Chicago Uncommon is the personal portfolio of Chicagoland photographer Dawn M. Mikulich. There are 892 photographs at chicagouncommon.com and 320 additional photographs in the Postcards section with many more on the way.
10 march The Mona Lisa is a classic vision of beauty and sensuality, but after 500 years, she could use a little Botox here, some collagen there, maybe even a little surgery. Help Mona get an extreme make over at Making over Mona.
9 march an exhibition of netsuke from the toledo museumTraditional Japanese garments - robes called kosode and kimono - had no pockets. Personal items were carried in containers called sagemono hung by cords from the kimono's sash. The sagemo were held shut by ojime, sliding beads on cords. The fastener that secured its cord at the top of the sash was a carved, button-like toggle called a netsuke.
8 march Cats' eyes have a unique jewel-like quality. Like the eye of no other animal, the eye of a cat has a depth in which colors are flecked, swirled, and sometimes striped. The color of a cat's eye can change with the light, with the animal's mood or health.
7 march Pick a card, any card, Clifford Pickover's ESP Experiment will predict which card you have chosen out of 6 possible cards. He guessed mine every time! How did he do that?
6 march In 1992, Stella Liebeck, then 79, spilled a cup of McDonald's coffee onto her lap, burning herself. A New Mexico jury awarded her $2.9 million in damages. Ever since, the name "Stella Award" has been applied to any wild, outrageous, or ridiculous lawsuits -- including bogus cases. The True Stella Awards is a listing of Opportunists vs. the American Justice Sytem.
5 march which candybar is this?Can you identify the candybar by looking at the cross section? Make a guess and click on the cross section to find the answer.
4 march If you're stuck in a boring business meeting, turn the sound off on your laptop & practice: Virtual Paper Waste Basket Basketball
3 march A very funny flash-movie by Bruno Bozzetto to set you straight if you think that Italians are like all other Europeans.
2 march Have some sand? Have some time to waste? You can practice for the 4th Annual Hampton Beach Sand Castle Competition on June 11-24, 2004. Here's what the competition might look like: 2003 Master's Sand Sculpting Competition Winners.
1 march Playing With Time is an exciting, new project that looks at how the world around you is changing over many different time periods. There's an overwhelming amount of things to see & do at this site - our favorite is watching a woman age 69 years in a matter of seconds.

wasting time in an intelligent way! corsinet.com for humor, trivia, quotations and miscellaneous other good stuff

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j-walk blog
linkfilter
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obscure
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When there's extra time:
boing boing
catch
crayon
drudge
madville
memepool
newsday.com
romenesko
tabloid news
weird news

When there's too much time:
eric zorn
google news
late night jokes
morbid fact du jour
starting page
usa today
usatoday hotsites
yahoo news

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

songbird, eva cassidy CD
Songbird, Eva Cassidy CD

great reading:
the birth of venus
The Birth of Venus
Sarah Dunant, fiction

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

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

murder, magic and madness at the 1893 chicago world's fair
The Devil in the White City : Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America


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A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present

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