Category: Da Kine Category
January 16, 2008
Wanna Know Who's Gonna Be Prez? Consult a Coconut. Well, Maybe.The Miami Herald reports that the oracles have spoken:
This article was a follow-up to a longer article from January 5th, which reported on the annual Santeria letras which said in part,
December 28, 2007
Former TV Star Drives Around w/ Coconut in Front SeatHey, whatever.
Elsewhere you wouldn't care to know. But here at the Coconut Blog, this is news.
Current has-been, former TV star / pinup girl reportedly drives around Palm Beach, FL, with a coconut in her front seat, simply because she loves coconuts:
From this news article.
Meet Harry S Truman, the CoconutIf you go visit the Harry S Truman Presidential Library between now and January 4th, one of the exhibits you'll be able to see is the coconut carved into the head of the former president himself. It's all part of the "Treasures of the Presidents" exhibit that ends on Jan. 4th.
Here's a news article with more details.
December 18, 2007
Scaring Kids with CoconutsThis one's pretty original . . . a newspaper story about making a kid believe that a coconut was a shrunken head:
October 28, 2006
Coconut VideosWhat does YouTube have to say about coconuts?
Da Coconut Nut by Ryan Cayabyab:
Here's a commercial. Only one problem. They're not coconut palm trees. Oh well:
More people trying to open coconuts, the wrong way:
Finally, someone who opens it successfully, sort of. She's scary with that knife, though!
Harry Nillson sings his song "Coconut":
July 16, 2006
The Question about the DomainEvery few weeks of every month of every year going back to the 1990s, I have received emails and the occasional phone call that goes something like this:
Always the same type of message. They want the domain. And I always reply with the same response.
Here is my response, for all future inquirers:
I have owned this domain since 1989, when I originally registered it with InterNIC. I have faithfully renewed it on a regular basis. It's even renewed years out into the future. I have never had any interest in selling the domain. But since everyone always asks how much I would sell it for, I have come up with a completely random figure: US $320,000.00. Yes, three hundred twenty thousand U.S. dollars. I came up with that figure in the 1990s. It hasn't changed and here it is 2007. I suppose I should increase it. But then, I have no interest in selling so, whatever.
June 04, 2006
Killer CoconutsSomehow I doubt this is true, but here's a quote from some bloggers on Travelpod:
"Again we have been told that the number one killer overall in throughout Africa is not the hippo or crocidile. It is actually the coconut. No I am not joking. More people die every year from coconut falling on their head than any animal attacks."
Meanwhile, here's a 2002 StraightDope article entitled, "Are 150 people killed each year by falling coconuts?"
June 03, 2006
Ok this is getting creepyI wonder if this Connecticut incident (here's an alternate link to the same AP wire story) is at all related to the UK incident reported on this blog.
More uses of 'Ccoonut' as pejorativeA Villiage Voice book review of Londonstani and the use of the term "coconut" to describe brown-skinned Asians who "act white".
Here's another review of the same book, with more references to the "coconut" term, from the Business Standard.
Shopper's Guide to Buying CoconutsThe Telegraph in the UK offers tips on smart shopping for coconuts.
May 13, 2006
More on the Cocotap at this New Inventors website.
The Mystery of the 12 Coconuts"Is the Canal Being Used for Strange Rituals?" a Bucks Free Press headline asks, in a UK story about a canal near the Thames river that was being cleaned up by volunteers when they came across "12 coconuts, 12 nails, and a package full of lentils."
Obviously a strange cult at work.
Or maybe not.
March 25, 2006
World's Largest Coconut OrchestraWell, sort of.
A little snippet of video from the actual event here thanks to Rocketboom.
January 05, 2006
The Coconuts ProblemA programming exercise in the Linux Journal to solve "the coconuts problem".
Don't Be a Coconut?This is good songwriting?
From a spin.com review of The Strokes' new CD:
Are we witnessing a change in the English language? I see more and more references to "coconut" used outside of its normal context.
January 04, 2006
Coconut: The InsultWe've seen this before -- using "coconut" as a hate term. Now there's a new controversy over some radio DJ for calling a Caribbean politician a "dumb coconut". Condemnations streaming in to have the DJ fired.
Man, don't be dissin' the coconut.
November 24, 2005
Lethal Yellowing of PalmsLethal yellowing disease is reported in Southern Florida. Here's a Marco Island Sun-Times story.
November 23, 2005
Coconut EventsThere's a new Coconut group on the Eventful.com website. Join the group and help add events that are going on in the tropical world!
November 06, 2005
Wilma No Match for the Coco-de-MerFrom a Miami Herald story on the recent Hurricane Wilma:
No messin' with the double coconut!
George Nelson's Coconut ChairGotta love it: the Coconut Chair, designed by George Nelson back in 1955. Available at Herman Miller. Here's the link.
I wonder how comfortable it is. And what was it about '50s furniture designs -- ever noticed how they're all standing on what amounts to steel toothpicks?
June 02, 2004
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