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July 26, 2014

Follies of the Madmen #225



Who ever knew that Snap, Crackle & Pop had villainous counterparts in Soggy, Mushy & Toughy?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jul 26, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, 1930's

Magnet Hat

Failed Kickstarter: Looks like only 3 people thought this guy's "magnet hat" was a good idea. Product page.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Jul 26, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Headgear

July 25, 2014

The Chewbaru

It's a Subaru to which 70 pounds of dentures (as well as 70 pounds of dental impressions) have been attached. It's also known as the Mobile Masticator. More info at ktvq.com or its own website.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Jul 25, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Pop Art, Cars

The Disembodied



If you like the snippet above, featuring the sensuous writhings of Allison Hayes (Attack of the 50-Foot Woman), then watch the full movie below.

Thanks, BMN!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 25, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Movies, Superstition, Sex Symbols, 1950's

July 24, 2014

Fading Email

A new email service allows you to send emails that fade away seconds after the recipient opens them. Though I assume, of course, that the NSA will still have a full, permanent record of it all.

Available at fade.li.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jul 24, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Technology, Internet

July 23, 2014

Urn for the Frugal


Archie McPhee via ohgizmo
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Jul 23, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Death

This Land Is Mine

This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.



So very very timely......
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 23, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Death, Destruction, Patriotism, Regionalism, Cartoons, Middle East

July 22, 2014

Fighting Ministers


Episcopal ministers participating in role-playing exercises in order to learn how to be more assertive and not always be "knuckling under to overbearing parish members." Here they're participating in the hostility exercise, acting out how an argumentative church group might behave. Source: Life - May 19, 1958
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Jul 22, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Religion, 1950's

A Snort History



The takeaway message? Drinking and driving is an eternal fun recreation of humanity, encoded in the genome of the species, and will never cease.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 22, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: History, Motor Vehicles, PSA's, Alcohol
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