January 11, 2010

The Ministry of Silly Walks

Whether this is comedy for comedy's sake or political satire I'll leave up to you.

Posted By: Expat47 - Mon Jan 11, 2010 - Comments (3)
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January 10, 2010

How Much Affection?



When petting goes too far.....

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 10, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Sexuality, Teenagers, Documentaries, 1950's

Unclaimed Baggage


Did you ever wonder what happens to lost luggage? Most people eventually get their bags, even if there is a delay because the stuff travelled to a different destination and had to be shipped back. In some cases people don't get their bags back until they get home. But what happens to the ones that are never returned? What of the luggage that the airline is unable to find and so compensates the traveller for it. I mean it has to go somewhere, right? Well as it turns out there is just one place where unidentified and unclaimed luggage from all airlines ends up. The Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scotsboro, Alabama. It is a 40,000 square foot retail outlet full of nothing but items lost by travellers. Nearly 1 million items a year are bought and sold here. The usual items like cameras and laptops but some unexpected treasures as well. A 40.95 carrat natural emerald, a suit of armor, even some high tech equipment from NASA (returned) and the Navy (also returned). It sounds like shopping there is a cross between the Flea Market and a treasure hunt. One woman bought a Barbie doll for her little girl and discovered $500 dollars inside. Another person bought a painting for $60 that turned out to be worth $20,000. Not all the finds are good though, one bag contained a live rattlesnake. Still, it sounds like a fun way to spend a day.
http://travel.aol.com/travel-ideas/articles/weirdest-unclaimed-luggage?ncid=AOLCOMMtravdynlprim0761&icid=main|aim|dl4|link3|http://travel.aol.com/travel-ideas/articles/weirdest-unclaimed-luggage?ncid=AOLCOMMtravdynlprim0761

picture from Yahoo images

Posted By: patty - Sun Jan 10, 2010 - Comments (5)
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January 9, 2010

Once Bitten…


The Oatmeal web site has a zombie bite caculator. Input your information and it calculates how long it would take for you to become a zombie after being bitten. Of course this is just an estimate and real times could differ. As always it's best that you avoid all contact with zombies and those having been bitten.
http://theoatmeal.com/quiz/zombie_bite
For those of you who have already been bitten or turned there is a social site just for you! No more hunting for and eating brains alone. Find companionship and similar tastes here.
http://www.zombiefriends.com/?vi=5249

Posted By: patty - Sat Jan 09, 2010 - Comments (5)
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Royal Doulton Lucky Cat

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Is this Royal Doulton figurine particularly creepy, or is it just me?

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 09, 2010 - Comments (6)
Category: Horror, Statues, Monuments and Memorials, Cats

Tales of the Riverbank



No hamsters were harmed in the making of TALES OF THE RIVERBANK--or were they?!?

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 09, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Television, 1970's, Europe

January 8, 2010

Ice Sculptures

Submitted for your enjoyment. The 26th annual Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, China began on January 5th and will continue until some time in February. There are pictures at the link and they are all magnificent.
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/harbin_ice_and_snow_sculpture.html
updated-
Originally posted with a picture that turned out to be too large for the page. My apologies.

Posted By: patty - Fri Jan 08, 2010 - Comments (3)
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Be Bop Wino

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 08, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, 1950's, Alcohol

The Georgia Guidestones

America has its own puny version of Stonehenge? Who knew? The Georgia Guidestones, a large granite monument in Elbert County, Georgia, is made from six granite slabs. They were built in 1979 and are engraved with ten guidelines in eight different modern languages, as well as four ancient languages, that advise people to live in harmony with humanity and nature. The four outer stones are oriented to the Sun's yearly migration and each side of the tablet is perpendicular to one of the cardinal directions. Since the creation of the guidestones, there have been a number of controversies and conspiracy theories based on what the stones were really built for and what their message means. As of November 2009, the stones were covered in graffiti and splattered paint which has not been repaired as no one seems to want to accept the responsibility. You can find out more about this monument on Google or Wikipedia.

Posted By: Nethie - Fri Jan 08, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Buildings and Other Structures, New Age, Statues, Monuments and Memorials

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