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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.

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here are some great links we've found ...
31 may Totally silly ways to waste time:
alphanoise cigarette dress miss piggy
fly paper maze mona's lips
nose hairs pig whistle pong
red button WEBoggle word association
28 may Hummingbirds are the most fascinating creatures. We started to appreciate our hummingbird visitors even more when we learned that they migrate to our Illinois garden from Mexico each year, and return to their home when the summer is over. A "hummer" can make a nonstop flight of up to 500 miles, which takes 18-22 hours depending on the weather. Each bird tends to return every year to the same place it hatched, even visiting the same feeders. Hummingbird nests are only 1 1/2 inches in size!
27 may In 1919 Bagasse Mumblestoats returned to his home town of Redbone, wed his childhood sweetheart, Gematria Pulverington-Wheatwhistle, and established a museum in Redbone that would attract worldwide attention and "really put the place on the map." Specializing in the art of the Depressionist school, the Mumblestoats collection features famous masters such as Michelle D'Angelo, Moanet, Rumbrandt, Dellatourisme and many others. [Be sure to thoroughly explore this web site, and its domain, dear aunt nettie.]
26 may Boldt Castle was built at the turn of the century by multi-millionaire George C. Boldt for his wife, Louise, as a testimony of the unsurpassed love of a man for his wife. Located at the heart of the Thousand Island Region, Boldt Castle is the grandest of all Gilded Age mansions, and the setting of a tragic love story.
25 may

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that food-borne illnesses kill 5,000 people every year. More than 200,000 Americans get some kind of food-borne illness every day. You can't always prevent it, but you can get smart about which foods have higher risks. Men's Health Magazine came out with a list of what it calls the "Top 10 Dirtiest Foods." (nbc17) (saved text)

24 may Numerous "photographs" circulate on the Internet. Some are real. Some are fake. Some are real, but have been given false backstories. Check the veracity of Internet photos at the Urban Legends Reference Pages Photo Gallery.
22 may The first team of professional baseball players, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, took the field in 1869. They were all male -- the first boys of summer. The first girls of summer, women who were paid to play baseball competed in their first game in 1875. In the 1870s, an American woman could not vote. She could not own property in her own name after marriage. But she could play ball!
21 may

In the 16th century, eating an artichoke was reserved only for men. Women were denied the pleasure because the artichoke was considered aphrodisiac and was thought to enhance sexual power. Nearly one hundred percent of all artichokes grown commercially in the United States are grown in California. There are many more artichoke facts and great food information at What's Cooking America.

20 may

What's the most often played classic rock song? How many times has it been played? Classic Bands answers these and other questions about rock music and performers. A little known Angelina Jolie connection: "Wild Thing", the 1966 hit by the Troggs was written by Chip Taylor, the brother of actor Jon Voight.

19 may We have an abundance of sparrows, doves, robins and cardinals. We're thrilled to have hummingbirds and goldfinches, but our garden seems to be missing something. We have no tits! The Royal Tit-Watching Society of Britain has many nice tits. It sure would be great if they could send us a few.
18 may I have a dentist appointment at 7:30 in the morning. Here's an appropriate link: A Day in the Life of My Mouth.
17 may Beauty is all around us, yet it's often very easy to overlook it when troubles loom on a global scale, when the bank balance is frightening, when the car needs gas, when the boss is yelling. But it's the beautiful things which make us stop and catch our breath, which make us happy to be alive. Even in a time which is frequently so very ugly, beauty can still astound us with it's heartstopping splendor, and beauty -- be it everlasting or fleeting -- deserves our acknowledgement. Beautiful things deserve to be noted and held onto. 1000 beautiful things. (via cynical-c)
16 may School will be out for the summer soon. The end of another school year. Have you bought your gift for teacher yet? Be sure it's not one of these.
15 may

great pictures of our kitty, smokeToday is Hug Your Cat Day.
We would hug our cat Smoke, anyway, because we love him and he's very huggable.
Laurence loves his cats so much that he has a catblog. He also hosts the weekly Carnival of the Cats.
Other cats who will be hugged today: Penny, Patches, Muddy, Jack, Zorro and Cujo.

14 may Abandoned places: Old buildings, abandoned hospitals, industrial palaces overgrown with plants and trees, the remaining walls decorated with graffiti, smashed windows, rain dripping through the roof... These places have become hard to find, difficult (or illegal) to access, dangerous to explore ... great to spend the day !
13 may The International Federation of Competitive Eating, Inc. supervises and regulates eating contests in their various forms throughout the world. From their web site: the world record for hot dog eating is 50 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes. Competitor profiles include the 105 pound woman who ate 65 hard boiled eggs in 6 minutes, 40 seconds, and the Japanese champ who has eaten 57 (17.7 pounds) of cow brains in 15 minutes.
12 may "There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again." The Complete Bushisms
11 may Voted by readers as the best images of year ... Best Photos Of 2003
10 may Funky Pancake has a wonderful collection of dog signeage from around the world. Chigger has a set of French dog signs. (via grow-a-brain)
9 may Welcome to www.skinema.com... The Dermatology in the Cinema web site--Home of the Skinnies Awards! Compiled by a dermatologist, see photos of celebrities with hidden skin secrets: Van Damme's lump, Brad Pitt's zits, Mark Wahlberg's extra organ, Richard Gere's birthmark - fascinating!
8 may Missouri trailer trash is dedicated to all the trailer trash in Missouri. What are these people thinking? Their yards are full of clutter, toys and dogs. Why is it they always have junkers in the yard that haven't run since Carter was president, and the cars they do have don't have any exhaust? Is louder better?
7 may A 500 sq ft Star Trek apartment in London is being auctioned for a starting price of $1,000,000. The designer, a science fiction fan, says, "living in a spaceship environment is about as exciting as it gets." (via Boing Boing and MeFi)
6 may A folly is a structure that has no purpose, other than to please its creator. As one builder stated, "The great point of this tower is that it will be entirely useless." Follies and Monuments has a 236 page collection of follies in Britain, many with pictures and histories.
5 may Remember "great green globs of greasy grimy gopher guts?" The Online Dictionary of Playground Slang has collected more than 3,000 terms including colloquialisms and idioms used by children in their daily language and play.
4 may MRSA: Super-Resistant Superbugs Infections we thought we had conquered once and for all are coming back because of a new breed of germs that doctors call "superbugs" -- bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics. The latest culprit is called MRSA, a staph bacteria that triggers infections so virulent they can - and have - turned deadly within days. (CBSnews) (saved text)
3 may On this day in 1810 Lord Byron swam the Hellespont, in emulation of Leander's legendary swims to visit his beloved Hero. Byron was twenty-two, and not yet famous for his poetry ... get the full story & interesting literary facts and history each day at: Today in Literature.
2 may Mother's Day is just a week away! The Brain Candy Mother's Day Collection is an excellent resource for trivia about mothers, quotes about moms and parenting, humor and links.
1 may Let's take a photographic trip to the Capuchins' Catacombs located in Palermo, Italy, where there are thousands of corpses lined on the walls like paintings.The catacombs date back to the 1599 when the local priests mummified a holy monk for all to see. They wanted to pray to him after death.

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

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Minimum daily requirements:
diversionz
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grow-a-brain
information junk
j-walk blog
linkfilter
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obscure
presurfer
refdesk

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
tom mcmahon
usa today
usatoday hotsites
yahoo news

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Recommended:
Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Boxed Set
The Lord Of The Rings - The Motion Picture Trilogy, DVD

under the tuscan sun
Under the Tuscan Sun, DVD

eats, shoots & leaves
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

great music:
Fruit tree, nick drake
Fruit Tree, Nick Drake CD

twentysomething, jamie cullum
Twentysomething, Jamie Cullum CD

songbird, eva cassidy CD
Songbird, Eva Cassidy CD

come fly with me, michael  buble
Come Fly With Me, Michael Buble CD & DVD

great reading:
Mystic River by dennis lehane
Mystic River
Dennis Lehane, 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


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