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James Lileks does not consider himself as a journalist... although he has worked as one. He is a writer and chronicler of the humorous and strange.
He's also an internet icon.
Lilek's website features the humorous "Institute of Official Cheer" (http://www.lileks.com/institute/index.html) where you will find such oddities as:
The Gallery of Regrettable Food, in which you can find "The Core Sample from A Geological Age When Vegetables Ruled the Earth!" http://www.lileks.com/institute/gallery/vegetables/3.html
From Interior Desecrations:
It's the Nautilus, and a giant octopus has grabbed hold of the viewing port! (either that or a trio of shaved monkeys pressed up against the camera lens!
Don't miss The Art of Art Frahm (1950's) in which we learn of the mysterious Celery Effect that causes the elastic in ladies undies to fail (and mysterious breezes to swirl their skirts...).
Check out The Gobbler... The Grooviest Motel in Wisconsin! http://www.lileks.com/institute/motel/index.html
A chronicle of the odd and absurd, The Institute is a good way to distract yourself when you have that important term paper or grant to write!
Run along, Kids, and marvel at the wonderful world of (old) advertising!