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July 2, 2009

Atlas Obscura

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

Conveniently displayed with Google Earth:
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(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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Biblical Re-enactments

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[From Life magazine for April 4 1949.]

Here Peggy Lee plays Salome and Dean Martin plays John the Baptist.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 02, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Celebrities, Food, Religion, 1940's

Bug Faces


Strange Faces Of Insects - These bloopers are hilarious
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 02, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Insects

Death on the Slopes

Even Homer Simpson on skiis was not this monumentally moronic.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 02, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Death, Sports, Stupidity

Tattoos, Telephones and Tabby-cats.

When Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere decided to have the Latin for "live without regrets" tattooed on her back, she was probably not expecting it to be a test of whether she actually would. Unfortunately her tattoo, which reads "vivere senza rimipianti" is misspelled, the correct phrase is "vivere senza rimpianti". Hayden is, to her credit, taking it all in her stride and told a reported from the UK's Daily Mirror "It is misspelled, whatever, vivere senza rimipiantic means live without regret in Italian. I just put my own spin to it." (Digital Spy).

Someone else who's - so far - taking misfortune in their stride are the family from Oldham in the UK who receive upwards of 60 phone calls a day from people hoping to reach the chart-topping rap artist Soulja Boy. This is down to the fact that SB's latest single, "Kiss Me Through The Phone", includes their 12 digit phone number as part of the chorus, causing many fans to try ringing out of curiosity. Given the near ubiquity of tie-in media in modern films and television programs (think of all the websites spun off from "Dr. Who" or "Lost"), this is perhaps understandable, if a little inconvenient for Gerry Matley and partner Catriona Smith. "It's easy to understand that, isn't it? When you look at me, I've got the perfect profile for a rapper," joked Matley, 54 (Guardian).

And surely if a 54 year-old Oldham man can make it as a rapper, a 1 year-old cat can be a political pundit? A woman whose cat had gone missing a few hours earlier was astonished find out that it had made an impromptu appearance on a weekly live UK political debate program. That week "Question Time" was being recorded at a community college in Newquay, close to where owner Jackie Ellery lives. She was wondering where Tango the cat had got to when he walked unnoticed into shot behind the host and his panel of MPs. "My friend phoned me to say, 'Have you seen your cat on the telly?' And there he was," said Ellery (Digital Spy).

Finally, it is with regret that I relay news of the death of the queen of the "pussy joke", Molly Sugden. Her most famous role was in the light-entertainment sitcom "Are You Being Served?" as the pompous, and frequently inept, shop assistant Mrs. Slocombe, who could not make an entrence without commenting on how the weather/busman strike/energy shortages were 'effecting' her pussy (BBC News).
Posted By: Dumbfounded | Date: Thu Jul 02, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Music, Pets, Cats, Tattoos, Goofs and Screw-ups

July 1, 2009

BBQ/Crematorium?

This in from the land of 'I Sh!t You Not". A Georgia man has what he thinks is a great business plan in the works. He wants to open a crematorium next to his exsisting barbeque stand. All that stands in his way are a few permits and possibly good sense. Dinner anyone? http://www.explodingcigar.com/article385.html
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Jul 01, 2009 | Comments (10)
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Kinetic Sculptures by Reuben Margolin

The music and kinetic sculpture combine to make this an interesting video. Reuben Margolin creates moving sculpture, and this "Magic Carpet" is 25 square meters with more than 50,000 pieces. This sculpture shows three characterisitics of a wave -- Wavelength, Amplitude and Frequesncy.



By looking at the next video, you'll see how the sculpture uses one motor to create the effect, but this time with 612 soda pop bottles.



Check out his other sculptures on YouTube!
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Wed Jul 01, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Art

Live Action Video Games: Donkey Kong

Posted By: mdb777 | Date: Wed Jul 01, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Humor, Video, Videogames

All Kinds of Everything

The 1970 Eurovision Song Contest Winner.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 01, 2009 | Comments (6)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, 1970's, Europe
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