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June 12, 2009

These e-cards are worth reading

With a motto like "When you care enough to hit send", the company "someecards" has some of the most clever electronic cards you'll find. There's bound to be one someone you know needs to see. There are more than 30 categories; I especially like the confession and flirting e-cards.

Here are a couple of workplace cards:



Some are NSFW (not the pictures) since they are mostly innocuous. Read the captions for the real entertainment.

Here's the link
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Fri Jun 12, 2009 | Comments (2)

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

So an Israeli woman buys her mother a new mattress as a suprise. What a wonderful daughter, right? She then throws out the old matress only to discover that her elderly mother was using it as a piggy bank. Mom's life savings, one million dollars, was inside the old mattress. I guess that's why it was so lumpy. As the trash had already been taken away, the saga continues with the family digging in several landfills. For the full story-
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Jun 12, 2009 | Comments (3)

Follies of the Mad Men #69


[From The Saturday Evening Post for April 29 1950. Two scans, top and bottom.]

This campaign uses what I like to call "the artificial linkage" method. You take something natural and inevitable and try to tie your product to it. In this case, the entire grand eternal season of Spring means nothing more than digging out your paintbrush and ladders and tackling your peeling house.

You gotta love the name of the paint, though: "Barreled Sunlight."
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 12, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Nature, 1950's

Dick Tracy Cartoon

When you read the down-and-dirty naturalism and noir in the early Dick Tracy strips, you have to ask yourself how the concept ever came to include a canine detective named Hemlock Holmes.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 12, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Comics, Cartoons, Dogs, 1930's

Forgotten and Unseen Electronics Part 16

Fans of Star Trek will like this one. A few months ago a company named Cherry made a Klingon keyboard. All the keys are written in the klingon language but it still types in English. You can buy one here:

Posted By: phantomspy1 | Date: Fri Jun 12, 2009 | Comments (2)

June 11, 2009

Missed Moon Shot 1965

We'll be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing next month, but we need to remember the feat was no easy task. On this day, June 11th in 1965 the Luna 6 passed the moon after a failed course correction on the 9th of June. Four years later, humans walked on the moon.

Here's a picture of Luna 6.


Here's the Wikipedia link:

I can't wait for the fake moon landing posts to start popping up. Check them out on YouTube.
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Thu Jun 11, 2009 | Comments (6)

Penis Tie

So, the office dress-code demands you wear a necktie....

Purchase yours here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jun 11, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Fashion, Genitals

Young Dancer

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jun 11, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Human Marvels, Children, Dance

Forgotten and Unseen Electronics Part 15

If you have trouble remembering your wedding anniversary than you'll want the Remember Ring. 24 hours before the anniversary it'll start to slowly burn your finger every hour for the whole day. I think this would teach people not to wear their wedding ring instead of remembering their anniversary. Unfortunately it's out of stock but you can read more about it here:

Posted By: phantomspy1 | Date: Thu Jun 11, 2009 | Comments (5)

June 10, 2009

The Cress Funeral Home

The Cress funeral home in Madison, Wisconsin offers modern facilities, ample parking, a pleasant environmentally comfortable atmosphere, and an on-site cremation center. Oh, and it's also got a gallery of taxidermied squirrels, including several albino squirrels, posed in various settings: playing poker, riding horses, dancing in a "topless girlie show," etc. has more info. Or check out the video below of the gallery.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Jun 10, 2009 | Comments (2)
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