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Sunday, February 01, 2004
 

Swapped
to a Dutch version...
See here
Thanks for your visits!

Tuesday, January 27, 2004
 

Various

Cinema
Mona Lisa Smile

Animals & Plants
Real nice

Sport
Fanny Blankers Koen died; sportswoman of the century

Space
Mars Express
(Good English homepage of Deutsche Welle)

Another
Onion

Cuisine
Pasta Log Project

PBase Photo Albums
Some Pompei & lots of Venice
Rome "signals"
Spain, mainly Basque Coutry (pics are albums!)
Tons of Utah pics

Fossils
Another earliest primate again

Card decks
More card decks...
1
2
3

Sunday, January 25, 2004
 

Various

Flying Alphabet
here
More here

Music
Oldest instrument
Oldest song (More on that & other sacred music including downloads here)
Oldest surviving music including downloads (search for music)
Stradivarius & Ice Age
Musical hallucinations
Nano guitar

Madagascar
Pics
More Flora & Fauna
Music

Art
Knopff

Comment on a blog I linked to, sent by email

<<<
Best one was Voices Without Votes.
Apparently, we’re now assholes because we don’t let Bosnian peasants vote in our elections.
I suppose if they could, we’d have polices in place to send them better underwear...
And today’s piece with the New Zealand bitch criticizing American ‘democracy’ as a concept.
Let’s remove the nuclear umbrella protecting HER kiwi ass, and rejoice when the Jakartan Islamo-Fascists island hop over there for lunch...
If they’re fuc*in Marxists, come out and SAY it, that I could respect.
But these dainty little British tea room socialists turn my stomach...
>>>

Removed it after reading it again...

Saturday, January 24, 2004
 

Various

Berlusconi facelift

Before



After



Story
Don`t believe all that. I mean: he has seven palaces at Sardinia, & what do they eat in Sardinia? Casu marzu! (see last line of text)

Exploding
dog
pumpkin
cactus
penis (not Deetman`s!)

Congo
The Names
(In alphabetical order so you can figure the history out for yourself; nice thing for the weekend)
Kabila
Kasa-vubu (including funeral kind of music!)
Lumumba
Mobutu
Tshombe


All the Congo leaders
& very very shocking pics of Congo atrocities at Le Congo dans le Web (Congo on the Web); read about it in this book

Anyway, the whole thing started here

What else to say; see beautiful Shoowa raffia embroidery here; I have several and they are among my finest ethnic textiles

Music
Three related French composers
Lully (his biography is worth mentioning seperately)
Couperin
Rameau
What a pity that I cannot find a website on Elisabeth Jaquet de la Guerre

Cuisine
Thought it would work, & it did
New!
Buy a ting like this
Should contain, in this order, cherries without pips, water & sugar; no chemical sweeteners!
Best with sour-bitter cherries or with bitter-sour ones
All ingredients at room temperature
Drain cherries & save liquid
Dissolve yeast in liquid
Mix in flour untill nearly a dough (so: just still mixable with a whisker)
Add a pich of salt & mix in
Beat an egg with some sugar untill velvet & fold in
Oint oven dish with some sunflower oil, skoop in dough, spread evenly & let raise; height of dough/size of dish a bit under the diameter of a cherry
Push cherries in dough & bake for about 15 minutes in a hot oven; continue baking another 20 minutes in a moderate oven
Let cool & serve with whipped cream

Bit like Clafoutis

Friday, January 23, 2004
 

Various again

American elections
Facts

Don`t know if this should go under Museums or Computer
Apple

World Heritage
Angkor
Color
B&W
Infrared
Faces

Cuisine
Bebotok
Made that tonight so wanted to put a link here to a recipe in English
No recipe but I did find: myself...
Well, recipe then
In water with coco (milk, "butter", shredded), some salam and salt cook cabbage leaves until foldable
Add herbs & spices to ground pork (of half pork half beef), a bit like this
(I also add some cardamom, some red curry paste which you can buy ready made; preferable if no fresh ingredients can be found, & some ground cumin)
Forgot to mention that first I boil lontong in the coco water, but plain rice is OK too
Make packets with meat in cabbage leaves
Put in a stewing pan, loose side down
Mix a part of the coco water with curry paste, pour in, bring slowly to the boil & cook packets slowly for 20 minutes
Heat cubes of lontong around the packets or serve with plain rice or with nasi kuning

This recipe is from Java; on Lombok it`s made with goat meat, hence the local name, bèhbuttok...

Not to be found on the web
The text of Euler`s Euler`s Lettres à une Princesse d`Allemagne (Letters to a German Princess)

Art
Mondriaan
Mondriaan.net
Artfile pages
Mondrian`s [sic] Friends

Thursday, January 22, 2004
 

No Various today
Communism!

Well, some various first...

Churchill parrot
still swearing

More news
Jesus link shut down
Gamepad Kilowatt controller (more here)
West Virginia auction cancelled

Some PBase albums
Nairobi & Kenya
Moscow circus

Cinema
Rotterdam Film Festival

& before I start the communism thing, something else
I am very bizzy at the moment & shall be posting once in two or three days
Couldn`t have continued posting every day the year around anyway, being sailing a large part of the April - October period

Anyway,
Communism now, or better: it`s relics
Wanted to make a posting on communist embalmed ex leaders:
New suit for Lenin (also search for him in this blog!)
(Lenin alone there, still with company here; nice pic)
Then it became more difficult; only Mao found here
More difficult even; no Ho Chi Minh, no Kim Il-Sung...
(Why would it be that only communist ex leaders are embalmed?-)

Anyway again,
how about some North Korea propaganda?
Or some Mao propaganda or Mao clips
Or just some Mao pics

Talking China today, one cannot get away without talking
Chinese New Year
History
Calendar (site might be bizzy today...)
Superstition
Cards
Food
Parade

Monday, January 19, 2004
 

Various
What else?
(No post yesterday, being working on three websites...)

Web Fun
Remember Pong?
Pong
More Pong

Neighbours & such
Neighbours...
(home page)

Wacko
Wacko automated morph
Wacko quiz
Wacko catch the baby

Some lightning
Be God!

Some shooting
Shoot Buster
Alcohol & Ammo

Best one:
Clay Kitten Shooting (right game best)

Robots
Sony site (new one)
See dancing robots

PBase
Two new Lisbon albums
Belem
Various including modern architecture

Some more architecture
Brasil
Lighthouses

One more
Nordwest Argentina?
I know the Salar del Hombre Muerto there, the Saltlake of the Dead man...

Computers
First bug ever

Thailand, our queen being there to get someone out of jail (guy being declared innocent & after that sentenced for life) (I knew a guy in Bangkok that had been picked of the street by the police, spent 30 years in prison & got released as being innocent)
Bhumibol (good story)
Monarchy
Palace (the hundreds of century old "bonsai" Hortensias in their porcelain containers, all around the palace, are worth the trip)

Living in Indonesia, I spent half a year looking out of a window, seeing (& taking pics) of how a river bed, filled with lava, was cut open again. Near Jokya. On the other side was a small shop where one could have one`s clothings color changed. Shop was called Rimbo.
I did not go to ask what the name meant, I wanted to find out for myself. One day I got it:
Rainbow!
Physics
Pics
Supernumerary
(Searching found this & this)
I did want to find out for myself what Rimbo meant, just like Sammy wanted to find out by himself what the Fried Pimp in a Turkish restaurant was meant to be (can you find out without help?)

Snakes
"Circular snakes"
Ouroboros
From which: the Hoop Snake
Hoop snake explained
And yes, first time filmed

Super flower pic: Senecio cephalophorus





Succulent member of Dandelion family. Copyright (& thanks!) Wiebe Bosma, The Netherlands, 2004