Transitional Fossil

" The question isn't "who is going to let me"; it's "who is going to stop me".
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Monday, November 28, 2005

Planetary Lotion

Ok, allegedly there's a Mercury retrograde coming up around here sometime soon. And like all superstitious people I will be experiencing a wave of cleasing in my life (like when you eat a bran muffin topped with raw coconut and drinking a grape-prune juice mix). So in the spirit of this evacuation here are some interesting links may find interesting...

In case you have ever wanted to make soap like in Fight Club,
you can go to this interesting article on which describes their efforts in detail. Courtesy The Paper Street Soap Company

Whilst in the midst of another Internet wandering I came across the Lomographic Society International. In case you are unfamiliar with lomography it is defined [on their site] as "...the most interactiv, vivid, blurred and crazy face of photography worldwide. we heartily and most warmly invite you to dive into our unique online photo-features, to taste our cameras and -most of all- to become a lomographer. help us to simply build the biggest snapshot portrait of our planet and to revolutionize the picture communication from the hip. prost." Some cool things. Always fun to see other perspectives of the planet.

If cooking rather than lomography is more your forte, then perhaps this ancient Roman recipe site is for you. Hosted on the servers of Canegie Mellon's School of Computer Science [who knew??], there are some truly delightful and surprising concotions contained there in.

I have this thing about squirrels. I have no idea why. So whether it be Foamy from Ill Will Press or The Happy Tree Friends, I just like squirrels. Is that ok with you??!!?? And so I wanted to share my favorite online game Smacky. You have to wait for the game to load while an ad stares you down, but the game is SO worth it!! Basically, Smacky is a grumpy squirrel who doesn't wanted to be bothered by anyone. The object of the game is to beat the crap out of everyone. There are multiple moves and even an option to transform into a demon [it's complicated]. Still, my favorite online game at present.

If you're like me, you are always on the look out for alternative news services (i.e. AlterNet, IndyMedia, DailyRotten). So the newest edition to the list is Guerrilla News Network. Mission statement: Guerrilla News Network is an independent news organization with headquarters in New York City and production facilities in Berkeley, California. Our mission is to expose people to important global issues through cross-platform guerrilla programming. This, is G-N-N...

Perhaps you are interested in the progression of the art on cigar labels. I have nothing to say as it speaks for itself. Go here.
Play Me Cigar art many not exactly do it for ya. You may be the more sophisticated type who enjoys a shot of cocaine and a game of strategic intesity. For an archive of such games Abstract Strategy is the place for you.
There is a website that has a good concept, but bad products. It is Infidel Tees. They are self-describes as, “...We, at InfidelTees, decided to start a tee-shirt company with the highest quality, most affordable, solid cut and best of all, 100% American made tee shirts, thus proving a person can purchase cool tees without losing their shirt.” The word “cool” may be exaggerating it a bit. But I believe that they are open to new ideas.
Also listed under miscellaneous is the CIA Webpage for Kids. Subversion against the domestic population?? You be the judge.
And last, but certainly not least - Safe Sex. I am always a fan of people who have the patience, unlike me, to read to the bottom of a long-ass post. So in reward I give you the strange,, safe sex ad from some place other than here. It will shock you a little bit so either prepare yourself or go snuggle with Walt Disney. Remember Don’t Sleep With a Scorpion.
This concludes our foray into nowhere. I hope you’ve enjoyed your trip. If you have any suggestions, please leave them here. Thank you for flying TransFossil.

Oh and in case you want something incredible, Michael Brown, the former director of FEMA is starting a disaster preparedness firm. Yes, here's what NOT to do. Here's the article.


  • At 7:45 PM, November 28, 2005 , Blogger isis said...

    Before I read about Michael Brown, I just have to say...

    "...I am Jack's wasted life.

    I am Jack's inflamed sense of rejection...."

    Damn it, now I've got to go see that movie now.

    Btw, that squirrel cartoon looks a lot like Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. Wonder if Johann Vazquez had any part in it?

    oh and my word verification: anjbkvg....yeeeeah

  • At 10:37 AM, November 29, 2005 , Blogger Footprint said...

    "...I am Jack's colon."
    I am Jack's acid reflux.
    Johann Vazquez, who?? huh??
    Yes, bringing to life the world of squirrels is always my pleasure and delight.
    But there's always golf.

    oh and my word verification: xmshl...not as long, but powerful

  • At 6:08 PM, November 29, 2005 , Blogger isis said...

    JtHM is an awesome comic book about well... a homicidal maniac named Johnny [you should check it out, you might like it]. Johann Vazquez is the author and graphic artist. The squirrel has a very similar style.
    and my WV is eetrxz. sweet!

  • At 11:32 AM, November 30, 2005 , Blogger Lolita's Angel said...

    I have always enjoyed your light ramblings, or forays, as you put it. Mostly because it doesn't require me to overtly think, merely accept and digest. Hi, long time no see.

  • At 6:59 PM, November 30, 2005 , Blogger 1 said...

    This was a nice review of what you could find on the internet, if you wanted to burn employer's time.

    These posts are nice for a break. Nothing like my midget, not quite, but a distant match.

  • At 8:09 AM, December 02, 2005 , Blogger Footprint said...

    JO: Thank you. Yes, long time no see. How's school treatin' ya??

    G.D.: Yes, and they pay me for it. Isn't that wonderful?? Yea, I hate to be so heady all the time. No
    NOTHING compares to your midget porn post (especially the one with the bull). Though if she was dressed liek a clown that would have been a little more amusing.
    But you're right. This does not compare.

  • At 9:23 AM, December 02, 2005 , Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

    Great post. I want Jon for President and Noam for Vice. Peace.


  • At 10:18 AM, December 02, 2005 , Blogger Footprint said...

    KC:My List of Candidates are:

    Zod from Krypton
    Maynard James Keenan
    Crazy Horse
    Bill Hicks

    This is the short list...

  • At 12:54 PM, December 02, 2005 , Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

    Thanks for the link. I'll post an excerpt with credit to you later. Have a great weekend.

  • At 1:40 PM, December 05, 2005 , Blogger STP said...

    I'll be sure to pop a few exlax to help clear my system. Thanks for the heads up!

  • At 12:39 PM, December 06, 2005 , Blogger Footprint said...

    SWAYA: Good to see you.
    No problem. Just, don't, sneeze!!

  • At 8:04 AM, December 07, 2005 , Blogger Rae Ann said...

    It's funny you mentioned the Mercury retrograde. In each of the last three retrogrades my washer has broken. No shit. They say that Mercury retrogrades influence communication and mechanical things.

  • At 1:04 PM, December 07, 2005 , Blogger Footprint said...

    RAE ANN: Yea, i know whaty you mean. The tip of my gas-powered vibrator came off at the "wrong time". I am always wary of that happening.


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