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Cool Site of the Day by American Elephant
June 13, 2008, 6:13 am
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Foreign Policy, History, Politics | Tags: ,

Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, Red Room, The White House, 1983

The official White House Museum website. Fascinating stuff for history buffs! History and pictures, paintings and illustrations of every room in the house, from the official residence to the private residence and both the East and West Wings — all as they were during different presidencies. Information about different visitors, foreign dignitaries and heads of state.

Lots of fun facts too. For instance, I knew the Bushes changed the carpet in the oval office when they moved in, but I laughed out loud when I learned that they put in new wood floors as well. From bowling alleys to bunkers, construction to conflagration. I knew there had been dramatic changes in the past, but there have been dramatic changes recently too. Lots of conclusions you can make about different presidents and first ladies based on what they did with, and to, and in, the White House, but I’ll let you draw those for yourselves.

Cool Site of the Day by Emerald City Elephant
June 3, 2008, 2:30 pm
Filed under: Art, Blogging | Tags: ,

Fun with kaleidoscopes! Create your own kaleidoscope right on your desktop. No, really, I know it sounds stupid, but it’s deceptively fun. Drag and drop the shapes into the circle on the left and see the kaleidoscopic effect in the circle on the right as the blue wedge sweeps past. Be an artist, experiment. Great timewaster! Newer, better version here, where you can pick your own colors and use different brushes to draw whatever you want.

Cool Site of the Day by Emerald City Elephant
March 27, 2008, 1:38 am
Filed under: Blogging, Pop Culture, Science/Technology | Tags: , , , , ,

They’re not your father’s Lego’s. (Be sure to scroll down and watch the video at the bottom)

Cool Site of the Day by American Elephant
December 15, 2007, 12:01 am
Filed under: Blogging | Tags:

Sure, fancy flash sites can impress, but for all their bells and whistles, they never hold a candle to simple stories of love, compassion, and gratitude.


Cool Site of the Day by Emerald City Elephant
November 26, 2007, 12:58 pm
Filed under: Blogging | Tags:

Cat on Keyboard

It doesnt take fancy flash graphics or big budget design to become our Cool Site of the Day. Sometimes all you need to do is make us chuckle.

And anyone who owns or loves cats should get a good chuckle from the universal truths found on this page of Cat Haiku.

You’re always typing.
Well, let’s see you ignore my
sitting on your hands.

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