The Journal of Ephemeral Inspiration

The Journal of Ephemeral Inspiration promises a neverending spew of pointless minutae, brilliant yet useless ideas, troublingly cruel commentary and emphatic musings on whatever shiny object happens to catch our collective eye. Always remember, hate the game, not the playa.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The J.E.I. Seal Of Approval XI

Once again The Journal of Ephemeral Inspiration is proud to tap our gleaming sword on the broad shoulders of sites that have proven themselves worthy of our useless J.E.I. Seal of Approval.

"Prey tell, how doth one prove thineself worthy, m'lord?" you may ask? Well, for starters, knock off the punk-ass ye olde vernacular and we might tell you, Gandalf.

  • The Old Car Manual Project
    Featuring an impressive collection of scanned sales brochures and manuals spanning all makes, models and years of cars, this site isn't just a data dump or clearinghouse, it's a shrine; a temple for the purpose of worshiping old iron.
  • Spacecraft Films
    Spacecraft Films works with NASA and the National Archives, digitizing hours upon hours of uncut vintage film footage and television broadcasts, plus newly-created material to compile comprehensive records of each NASA mission. For example, is Apollo 15 your thing? Well belly up to a 6-DVD set just chock fulla super-rad video of the astronauts zipping around the moon in their lunar dune buggy. Cool stuff.
  • Vintage Tips
    We don't want to exaggerate, but it may indeed be that Sid Laverents has made the single-most important cultural and anthropological contribution to the entire history of the known universe with Multiple SIDosis. Download Sid's magnum opus from Vintage Tips and behold your new leader.
  • Brick Journal
    There are two types of people in the world: those who love Legos and women. If you're one of the former, you can download the first issue of The Brick Journal (as a PDF) and get your brick-geek on. If you're one of the latter, you can shake your head ruefully.

Well done, all. Insania Fragilis, Fectum Dubitabilis!

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