January 23, 2010

Authentic Bus Jump



Reader Frank has good evidence that our earlier clip of a bus jump was staged by a business. But here's an authentic one.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 23, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Reader Recommendation, Europe

What Is Business?



With the global economy in shambles, perhaps we all need a refresher course....

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 23, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, 1940's

January 22, 2010

Squashed

Three hundred pound Mia Landingham was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 120 pound boyfriend. While they were fighting last August she sat on Mikal Middleton-Bey, the father of her three children, and killed him. That's right, she sat on him and killed him.
http://www.fox8.com/news/wjw-overweight-woman-sentenced-boyfriend-death-txt,0,2227632.story

Posted By: patty - Fri Jan 22, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category:

Bus Jumper



Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 22, 2010 - Comments (8)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Europe

Harold Lee’s Frog Farm

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Did you ever stop to think about those noble, hard-workin', gun-slingin', range-ridin', gal-kissin', rustler-huntin' ranchers who raise--FROGS?!?

I'm not sure what frog-ranching today is like. But one of the first guys to do it successfully was a fellow named Harold Lee, pictured to the right.

You can read about ol' Harold here, in this 1951 POPULAR MECHANICS article.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 22, 2010 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Farming, 1950's

January 21, 2010

Speed Cameras

Thank goodness for those speed cameras making our streets and neighborhoods safe. Except, of course, for the one in Jeff Buck's neighborhood in Great Britain. Jeff parks on the street in front of his home where there happens to be a speed camera. He has twice been ticketed for speeding while his car sat there. But I'm sure that's the only one that malfunctions and all the rest both there and over here are perfectly accurate. So just pay your fine.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7043325/Driver-parked-in-front-of-speed-camera-gets-tickets.html

Posted By: patty - Thu Jan 21, 2010 - Comments (2)
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January 20, 2010

Excellent Disguise for Robbery - Not

Using duct tape as a disguise for a robbery isn't so new, but the picture is worth a thousand words.

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The robbery took place in Kentucky, and rumor is, they pulled the duct tape off before he went to jail.

Posted By: gdanea - Wed Jan 20, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Stupid Criminals

Follies of the Mad Men #83

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 20, 2010 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Horror, Injuries, War, Weapons

January 19, 2010

Kids Will Love It—If They Don’t See This Commercial

I've actually given these to my kids and grandkids, but after watching the advertisement from the 80's, I'm not sure I will buy them again. These Kinder Eggs are made of a chocolate hollow egg with another capsule and the prize inside.



The toys are not as cool anymore either -- Any German translations? (besides "I'm creepy and I want you to eat this?")

Posted By: gdanea - Tue Jan 19, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Advertising

Play in the Snow



It's still winter, folks!

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 19, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Games, Seasonal, Children, Documentaries, 1940's, Weather

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