October 25, 2009

Black Sheep



In line with the WU theme of "dangerous domestic animals...."

Anyone actually seen this?

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 25, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Death, Movies, Parody, South Pacific

Follies of the Mad Men #74


[From Good Housekeeping for December 1949.]

"Subliminal" is not the precise word I want here. Not when the coded message is in big red letters.

"Subtextual?" "Off-topic?" "Suggestive?"

In any case, promoting the maxim "husbands beat wives" in a women's magazine was one way of keeping the girls in line, I guess.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 25, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Marriage, Food, Violence, Husbands, Wives, 1940's

October 24, 2009

Cheating





Obviously, Bernie Madoff and too many other prominent figures were never exposed to this video in their youth

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 24, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Education, Family, Juvenile Delinquency, Teenagers, Lies, Dishonesty and Cheating, Documentaries, 1950's

Live Like a Tsar

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The same armored car company that built cars for Tsar Nicholas, Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky are now offering the Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition armored car with whale penis leather seats. This SUV also comes with gold plated bulletproof windows, a tungsten exhaust, diamond and ruby encrusted gauges, a external Kevlar coating and three bottles of the most expensive vodka made (RussoBaltique). The asking price for this dorky SUV comes in at a whopping 1.6 million dollars. It's set to be showcased at next years Top Marques show in Monaco.
Sydney Morning Herald/Dartz

Posted By: mdb777 - Sat Oct 24, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Overpriced Merchandise, Foreign Customs

October 23, 2009

Microsoft and Burger King Team Up to Kill You

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In Japan, Microsoft and Burger King decided to celebrate the release of Windows 7 with a seven patty high burger. For only 777 yen (about $9) you can purchase this five inch tall, 2500 calorie burger. Daily Mail

Posted By: mdb777 - Fri Oct 23, 2009 - Comments (11)
Category: Advertising, Asia, Stomach, Eating

The Musical Doctor



This is one demented video. Please note how Mae Questal, the voice of Betty Boop, is like a living incarnation of that cartoon icon.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 23, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Humor, Medicine, Music, Cartoons, 1930's

October 21, 2009

Not So Cute Baby

When babies go robotic, they seem more creepy and less cute. Hopefully, these guys will figure out a better face!!



But I bet they would sell better if they looked like Chuckie!!

Posted By: gdanea - Wed Oct 21, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Babies

Wheelie Bin Stickers

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I'm very confused. A dead baby is found in a recycling center. That's happened before. But then the authorities issue "wheelie bin stickers" as a response. Did they look like this?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 21, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Death, Babies and Toddlers, Foreign Customs, Europe

October 20, 2009

Try Not To Laugh at This Serous Baby

There's a reason this clip has over 28 million views -- so if you've seen it before, I apologize for making you laugh again.



Just don't give me the evil eye!!

Posted By: gdanea - Tue Oct 20, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Babies

Work Out For The Brain

A UCLA study has found that internet use increases brain activity. A group of people between 55 and 78 years of age were split with half using the internet daily the other half barely ever going online. The frequent users showed increased activity in the language, memory and vision centers of the brain. The benefit was found to be attainable after only one week of steady internet use. The brains of all of us WUvians must really be jumpin' then.
http://www.switched.com/2009/10/20/the-internet-literally-changes-your-mind-study-shows/

Posted By: patty - Tue Oct 20, 2009 - Comments (4)
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