Your Daily Loser - Henry Gasiorowski, of Greenwich, Connecticut probably feels like the biggest turkey after a recent hunting accident. Mr. Gasiorowski was sitting behind a turkey decoy, making turkey calls when a companion shot him. The Story. (Today's Daily Loser story brought to you by Bill_!)
Jury Duty - Did she think it was a crime to go to Disney World? Bonnie Sweeten from Pennsylvania called 911 to report that she and her daughter had been abducted and were trapped in the trunk of a car. Two hours later, Bonnie (and daughter Julia) boarded a flight from Philadelphia to Orlando, Florida, under a false name. She was found and later taken into custody inside the popular theme park. The Story.
1. It's from the Library of Congress -- it must be real, right?
2. Then I remembered Mary was executed several hundred years before film was invented.
3. I discovered on further examination that this is part of a catalogue of historical recreations.
4. If you haven't seen the movie "Seven", wait until the end of the movie and you'll get the connection. Heads up -- when I saw "Seven" I felt ill. I told friends in the line for the next show not to go see it!! But how can you resist Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman? I checked IMBD and my head was spinning -- I guess I had blocked out that Gwyneth Paltrow was the wife.
Designer Nils Völker, from Berlin, built a drawing Lego robot that tracks and records eye movement of it's visitors. Hanging from the ceiling and positioned over a pile of paper, the robot makes one dot wherever the visitor looks. It's an experimental exhibit that explores how different people see the same thing in a different way. The exhibit will be on display in Eindhoven, Netherlands until June 14th. Fabrik
June 2009 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Disneyland Monorail System. Let's all let out a lusty cheer for the mass-transportation breakthrough of the future which is always and forever just around the corner of feasibility. Maybe you'd even like to join THE MONORAIL SOCIETY to celebrate.
Early filmmakers like George Melies used the novelty of film to astound audiences with seemingly impossible tricks. This will still not prepare you for the second entry which I will post tommorrow. Check out the other early films created over 100 years ago -- some much more clever than our attempts today.
Hints for tomorrow -- it's not a Melies clip and is probably not safe for work.
Paul Di Filippo
Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.
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