Taking Stock 2008
It's the time of year to clear out the store, to offload stuff that hasn't sold or has no further use. So here are a variety of links which intrigued me at the time, but are of little value now.
Enjoy or not ~ it's up to you, lah.Indonesia StuffSuharto may be next MoneymakerNo matter how many times he characterizes himself as a donkey, Suharto is still well in the WSOP Main Event mix. And when it comes to his skill set, he's got the goods to go the distance.Although he's not the favorite to win, Suharto is good with numbers, good with people, and he's tight enough and lucky enough to take this thing down.Indonesia 1957-1958 War and PornographyA substantial effort was made
(by the CIA
) to come up with a pornographic film or at least some still photographs that could pass for Sukarno and his Russian girl friend engaged in "his favorite activity".SexViagraholics Anonymous is a group of men dedicated to helping each other overcome a common problem: abuse of Viagra. Ben's Story: "Looking back, I see how selfish and inconsiderate I was. Viagra can warp your thinking."ReligionsThe Brick Testament - the world's largest, most comprehensive illustrated Bible uses Lego.
- CONTENT NOTICE -
The Bible contains material some may consider morally objectionable and/or inappropriate for children. These labels identify stories containing: Nudity : Sexual content : Violence : Cursing.Muslim Restrooms and Etiquette“Let’s go!” It’s as easy as it sounds for some, but the common, everyday practice of going to the bathroom could be a world of complexity for others. The world presents requirements way beyond the so-called basic need. Culture, tradition, religion, superstition and feng shui are just a few of many influences that affect people’s everyday lives.Maps
showing distribution of religions.Good ReadsCabinet Magazine Online - A Quarterly Magazine of Art & CultureWebster Edgerly
, a self-help guru, a crank and a racist bigot
, is still read after 100 years. (Who?)
Will Jakartass still be remembered in 2108?Bored this Xmas?Here's
some download, print, cut out and paste models for you to while away the excruciatingly boring TV programmes.
And if you're REALLY bored, then join the Dull Men's Club
and visit a few online museums.
You could start with the World Famous Asphalt Museum
and, this being Holy month, end up in Jerusalem's Tax Museum
.The purpose of the museum is to:1. Centralize a collection about taxes in the ancient world and in Jewish communities of the Diaspora, and also about taxation in Israel, through its history.2. To be a "show window" through which the public can learn about the development of taxes, and about the routine work of the tax department.
Have a happy holiday.