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 january Frivolous. That was the word from many potential jurors during jury selection Wednesday about a $1.5 million lawsuit against the city of Escondido that was filed by a man with disabilities after a cat living in a city library attacked his assistance dog in 2000. (NCTimes) (saved text)
30 january Rank the presidential candidates based on keyword searches, Googlerace 2004. Search for keywords or two word phrases, for example, Wesley Clark wins the "worst hair" award, John Edwards wins the "mush brain" award and George Bush wins the "brain dead" award. (honest!)
29 january Add the I like! link to your browser "Favorites" bar and all you have to do is click the I like! button every time you see a web page that you find interesting. (via j-walk blog)
28 january Who was the first US President? The Norwich Historical Society believes the title rightfully belongs to Samuel Huntington, the Connecticut native and president of the Continental Congress when the Articles of Confederation were ratified in 1781.
27 january Perplexed by possessives? Tongue-tied by tenses? Hornswoggled by whose and who’s? Take a quiz to see if you are grammatically correct. (via weblog wannabe)
26 january This is a list of British monarchs, that is, the monarchs on the thrones of the various kingdoms that have existed on, or incorporated, the island of Great Britain. Royal titles are complicated because in some cases, names of kingdoms are used that did not officially come into existence until later, or came into existence earlier without immediate adoption of the royal title. Huh?
25 january Like the ubiquitous candy "conversation" hearts, "BitterSweets(tm)" are made of flavored, chalky-tasting sugar and sport a message on their face. But unlike other candy hearts, ours are stamped with bitter musings and mockeries perfectly suited to the dejected spirits of those who will spend the holiday alone, or wishing they were.
24 january escher artA place for browsing, learning, and becoming more familiar with Escher items. The pictures are zoomable & saveable for desktop images.
23 january R.I.P Captain Kangaroo

23 january


Charlie, Winston Churchill's parrot, is still alive 39 years after the great man's death. She's 104 years old and cursing Hitler and the Nazis. (mirror.co.uk) (saved text)

UPDATE 01/20/04: Churchill's daughter says 104-year-old parrot not her father's. (ananova) (saved text)

22 january One of our daily "must visit" web sites, the Presurfer, provides a nicely blended mix of current events, hot topics, and the latest Internet trends. The author's Blogosphere links are a handy way to waste a whole 8 hour work day!
21 january Songfacts is a searchable database of song tidbits such as what the song is about, who wrote it, and what makes it different. The website also includes unusual information about the performers.
20 january Meet Tiny Tim, the world's smallest dog. (SanDiegoChannel) (saved text)
19 january If you like Solitaire type card games, Speed is a must. Caution, this is very addictive!
18 january beautiful cemetery photography with animations and sounds The Four Seasons by Jonathan Clark contains unbelievably beautiful photographs with whimsical animation and sounds. The series was shot in Streatham Cemetery, Tooting, Broadway, London, England between the hours of dusk and dawn over a period of 2 years.
17 january "Chocolate contains pharmacologically active substances that have the same effect on the brain as marijuana, and these chemicals may be responsible for certain drug-induced psychoses associated with chocolate craving." Nah! It just tastes good!
15 january You step in, punch the button for your floor, turn to face the door and carefully look downward to avoid eye contact with the other passengers. Here's your chance to see what's really going on during those elevator rides.
14 january For people who have WAY TOO MUCH MONEY to spend on their pets, some of the more extravagant pet related paraphernalia available today, like the dog poop calendar, fake nails for dogs and diapers for pet birds.
13 january Language, philosophy, and science are interwoven into the design of words, which are manipulated to create surprising illusions. John Langdon's ambigrams are words that can be read equally well from more than one point of view.
12 january Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages contain information about 117 different spice [and herb] plants, their usage in cuisines, history, chemical constituents and last but not least, numerous photos featuring the live plants or the dried spices.
11 january Time Flies: An exhibit by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to explore the concept of time in works of art dating from 900 BC to the present. see Tempus Fugit
10 january Read the stories and see the pictures of retail establishments and malls past, and some present. The pictures of dead malls are especially poignant.
9 january Lebonze is a collective of design professionals based in France, Britain and the USA, who specialise in website design, interactive media and creative experimentation. Their website is chock full of awesome stuff such as: shake it babe.
8 january a week of self discovery. day seven:
Which classic movie are you?
Which famous leader are you?
Which fantasy / SciFi character are you?
Which cartoon character are you?
7 january a week of self discovery. day six:
Things other people accomplished when they were your age.
6 january a week of self discovery. day five:
How rich are you?
5 january a week of self discovery. day four:
What is the meaning of your name?
4 january a week of self discovery. day three:
On which day of the week were you born?
What does it mean?
3 january a week of self discovery. day two:
What happened on the day you were born?
Who else was born on your birthday?
2 january a week of self discovery. day one:
Who were you in a past life?
1 january low prices on pet supplies - free shipping to animal rescuesHelp homeless and abandoned dogs and cats at i-pets.com. Free shipping on any order delivered to a pet rescue, shelter, or animal welfare agency during the month of January 2004.

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great music:
stranger in town, bob seger
Stranger in Town, Bob Seger CD

closer, josh groban CD
Closer, Josh Groban CD

a rush of blood to the head, coldplay cd
A Rush of Blood to the Head, Coldplay CD

great reading:
fast food nation : the dark side of the all-american meal
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

a people's history of the united states
A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present

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

odd thomas by dean koontz
Odd Thomas
Dean Koontz, fiction

the lake house
The Lake House
James Patterson, fiction

the hobbit and the lord of the rings
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R.Tolkien, fiction

great movies:
the italian job, DVD
The Italian Job, DVD

pirates of the caribbean dvd
Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl, DVD

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water gardening magazine
Water Gardening Magazine



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