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July 3, 2009

North Korean Beer Commercial

Benny-Hill-stye music, women with barely an inch of flesh showing-- The North Koreans have a lot to learn!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 03, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Asia, Alcohol

Forgotten and Unseen Electronics Part 27

If you sleep on the bus or train you can buy this. It's a sleep mask called the Noriko-san which has a scrolling display on it to tell people where your stop is so they can wake you up at the right time. It was made by Pyocotan (an inventor from Japan). I can't find a site where you can buy it but I did the find the site of the inventor:

http://www.pyocotan.com/



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Posted By: phantomspy1 | Date: Fri Jul 03, 2009 | Comments (3)
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Early Slapstick and Boxing Cats

The more of these early Edison clips I see, the more convinced I become that the great inventor was a prankster nerd.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 03, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Humor, Comedians, Pranks, Cats, Nineteenth Century

American Artifacts

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Here's a neat site that offers lots of strange gadgets from the past, such as this "Radio Disease Killer."
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 03, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Frauds, Cons and Scams, Medicine, Nineteenth Century

July 2, 2009

the Simpsons Psychedelia

A nice video collection of the 10 best Simpsons' trips:
Posted By: StanFlouride | Date: Thu Jul 02, 2009 | Comments (1)
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Vintage drug ads

Ahh, the good old days when you could buy dexedrine, opium, marihuana, cocaine, or heroin at the pharmacy.

Delightful collection of old pharmaceutical ads:
http://www.pharmacytechs.net/blog/old-school-medicine-ads

And for those especially fussy kiddies, there's Nembutol suppositories!

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Posted By: StanFlouride | Date: Thu Jul 02, 2009 | Comments (3)
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Celebrities Faces Upside Down

WARNING:
"Once viewed, the image cannot be erased from memory only over-written"

Definitely SFW but still assuredly highly unsettling, a photoshop contest to turn celebrity faces upside down:
http://www.freakingnews.com/Celebrities-Upside-Down-Pictures--2433.asp

Miss Thora Birch:

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Posted By: StanFlouride | Date: Thu Jul 02, 2009 | Comments (5)
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Breath-taking wave photography

The art of Clark Little, mostly taken from within the curl of waves, is amazing:
http://www.clarklittlephotography.com/gallery/

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Posted By: StanFlouride | Date: Thu Jul 02, 2009 | Comments (1)
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Atlas Obscura

A compendium of the World's Wonders, Curiosities, and Esoterica

Conveniently displayed with Google Earth:
http://atlasobscura.com/image

(shown) image from an Indian sculpture garden in Ireland
Posted By: StanFlouride | Date: Thu Jul 02, 2009 | Comments (1)
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Own your own Space Shuttle

Well, the replica nose of one anyway.
From Space Toys Inc., priced in the "if you have to ask..." range for sale or rent:
http://spacetoys.com/proddetail.php?prod=RFS13

Also available-
Mission Control cabinets
Full Scale Space Shuttle Mid Deck
Space Shuttle Exteriors

Get yours today!image
Posted By: StanFlouride | Date: Thu Jul 02, 2009 | Comments (2)
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