Friday, November 04, 2005

Friday Round Up

If you are going to be doing some entertaining this week and have misplaced your favorite drink recipes neve fear, Droogle is here. What is Droogle? Droogle is a very large collection of drink recipes, cocktail recipes and more.

Stewart Kennedy, president of Kennedy Foods must have some imagination. He came up with Peanut Butter Slices. Who would have thunk? I haven't tried these, but I can't get over thinking this is just a bit weird. I was never thrilled with peeling the plastic off of orange cheese. Now peanut butter. Might have to investigate. If anyone has tried this let me know how it tastes.

Elmer Dressler, Jr. passed away on October 16, 2005. His name might not be familiar, but some of the characters he provided the voice for are. Mr. Dressler was the voice of the Jolly Green Giant (Ho, Ho, Ho), and Snap of Snap, Crackle and Pop the Rice Kripies boys. He was 80 years old. (via just

There are so many wonderful things that the Internet does, but one thing that it does so well is provide a venue of sorts for artists of all kinds. Tiny Showcase is an online gallery of "tiny works of art". Each week a different artist is showcased. There is a wide array of styles and each artist donates a portion of their proceeds to a charity of their choosing.

I think most people who are looking for information, all sorts of information Google it. We've even made Google a verb. What if you can't find what you are looking for on Google? No need to fret. Post your query on Can't Find It On Google. I think this sort of thing is fine, but there are people who are trained to assist other people that are looking for information. They are called LIBRARIANS folks. You don't even need to be near a public library to have your questions answered. There are numerous Ask A Librarian links that one can access right from their computer. You might have to wait a few days for a response. If you need your answer right away try a live reference librarian. I used this quite a few times when I was in school and it's really fun. I had never, and will never, experience a chat room, but this is sort of like a chat room I would think. You type your question, wait a minute or two and a librarian comes on and responds. It's great. Here is a partial list of collaborative live reference sites. Funny, I really was only going to mention the Can't Find It On Google site and then shut-up about. Sorry I got on my using librarians rant.

Have a great weekend.

"The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries".
— Cosmos

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