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 ...
30 june Totally silly ways to waste time:
fireworks! a million 20 questions
(bad) memory bee bopper dancing
it hurts! noctiluca rag doll
transform twang monkey word up
29 june Alphabet Soup: KFC at one time stood for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Until 1991, when dieting trends had made "fried" a dirty cuss, and the plan was to banish it from view. Voila: KFC is now "kitchen fresh chicken." (via j-walk)
BTW - try saying "kitchen fresh chicken" 3 times as quick as you can.
28 june Piazza San MarcoBeginning in the late sixteenth century, it became fashionable for young aristocrats to visit Paris, Venice, Florence, and above all Rome, as the culmination of their classical education. Thus was born the idea of the Grand Tour, a practice which introduced Englishmen, Germans, Scandinavians, and also Americans to the art and culture of France and Italy for the next 300 years.
27 june June Jackson created Hints and Things to provide some of the information that used to be passed down from generation to generation. There is a vast collection of hints and tips on a variety of subjects; explanations of basic cooking, knitting, sewing, and gardening terms; advice on cutting costs etc. In fact, these are the things you might ask your mum, dad, gran or grandad. Add to this games, brain teasers, daily quotes and, hopefully, it is a site that is not only useful and informative but also enjoyable.
26 june "They butchered me back there, I was in a lot of pain. They cut me in the groin; they cut me in the leg. I was bleeding profusely. This is not an execution, it is murder. " Last words of Bennie Demps, Executed by injection, Florida, June 8, 2000.
Botched executions
Last words at execution
25 june

Like shields, slowly polished by traffic and sunshine
they glow silently and show us the color of sky,
these who cover the access to the deep dark
to where we send what has to disappear of (our) life.

Old French manhole covers.

24 june Sure, you've been following the low carb hoohah that dominates our every waking minute. But do you really know your stuff?

Take the low carb quiz, and find out. (via Davenetics)

23 june "Fahrenheit 9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity, crudely disguised as an exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of "dissenting" bravery." - Hitch, telling it like it is, in Slate. It's a tour de force, and reminds me that Moore is beneath contempt. Meanwhile, Moore is threatening to sue anyone who criticizes his movie for libel. Shafer eggs him on." (via Daily Dish)
22 june

According to the Death Clock, my day of death is Friday, May 31, 2041.

I'm starting my list of 100 things to do before I die.

21 june

Today is Summer Solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere the longest day and shortest night of the year occur on this date, marking the beginning of summer. Summer Solstice and Midsummer Night are ancient holidays which are still celebrated in some parts of the world.

This might be a good day to read "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare.

20 june take a phoon pictureThe still pose is called a "Phoon." People from around the world send in Phoon pictures from their home towns and their travels. You can, too! Phoons from Around the World is in 9 languages and contains 1280 Phoon pictures from 48 countries.
19 june The Pepto Bismol Dance is probably the most disgusting commercial currently on TV. Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea. Hey Pepto Bismol!
18 june the devil in the white cityWe highly recommend The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. This is a true story of Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair's construction, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor during the period of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The book is full of well documented facts and nostalgia about Chicago the way it used to be.
17 june

On June 17th, every year, the Diego Golberg family goes through a private ritual: they photograph themselves to stop a fleeting moment, the arrow of time passing by.

This project is also featured in Kodak's Arrow of Time. (via grow-a-brain)

16 june

Sick, sick, sick ... Forget the convertible. A boob job is the latest must-have on your teen daughter's graduation list.

The number of 18-year-olds who underwent breast-implant surgery nearly tripled last year from 3,872 in 2002 to 11,326 in 2003, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. (NYPost) (saved text)

15 june A couple of comments about affairs in the Middle East:
Daddy, why did we have to attack Iraq?
My apology to the Arab world.
14 june Logee's GreenhousesLogee's Greenhouses super summer savings of up to 40% on popular plants for the garden, porch and patio. [We've ordered several times from this company and have been very satisfied with the quality of their plants.]
13 june Choose a sound and image experience to relax or work by. You can run iSerenity in a browser window while you are working on something else.
12 june Here's an idea: after cremation, you can have the ashes of your family member or pet incorporated into works of art. Eternally Yours even issues a Certificate of Authenticity to verify that the cremains in your frame are indeed those of your loved one.
11 june Leo Burnett is an advertising agency which produces some of the most memorable print and film ad campaigns of all time. I think "Snapshot" is my all time favorite. No, maybe it's "Sign." But this one is good, too.
10 june Ancient bodies collide with modern technology to produce a flabby, disease-ridden populace. The Way We Eat Now is an excellent article about human eating habits, why our society is so overweight and why it's so difficult to lose those pounds.
9 june Everyone complains when the price of gasoline goes up, but it remains one of the cheapest liquids available for sale. Here are 47 liquids and their prices, in order, from cheapest to most expensive.

3 june


8 june

Did you miss us? We've been away on a lovely Florida vacation!

We started in Coral Gables to visit family, then drove to Sanibel Island, stopping along the way to have lunch in Naples. One of our favorite places in the world, Sanibel Island is the best place anywhere to collect seashells, bird watch, and collect more seashells. At least once per visit, we drive to the neighboring island of Captiva to eat at the Bubble Room.

A visit to Cape Coral was one of the reasons for this vacation - we searched for several hours to find land we own there. Then, on to Orlando for business meetings and some excellent discount shopping at the outlet stores.

2 june Although not previously listed in our "When there's extra time" links, Apothecary's Drawer Weblog, an eclectic look at topics near the triple point of science, arts, and culture, is an excellent web site that deserves frequent visits.
1 june

The Shuar first came to worldwide attention in the late 19th Century for their custom of head hunting and shrinking the heads to the size of an orange. head-hunter.com explains who, why, where and how this unusual tradition came to be.

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

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

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When there's extra time:
apothecary's drawer
boing boing
tabloid 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
weird news
yahoo news

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The Master Book of the Water Garden: The Ultimate Guide to the Design and Maintenance of the Water Garden

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

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

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

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