October 16, 2009

Green Discount

Everyone is getting on the 'green' bandwagon. In Germany prostitution is legal but, as with most businesses, even the oldest profession is suffering due to the economic downturn. One brothel in Berlin has offered a discount to it's green conscious customers. Anyone arriving with proof of having used public transportation or a bicycle lock key to show they rode a bicycle there gets a 5 euro or $7.50 discount on their purchase of service. According to Thomas Goetz, owner of Maison 'd Envie (House of Desire), the offer has boosted the waining business. Goetz's discount is better thought out than another area brothel. The other business offered a flat rate for unlimited time and was force by officials to rescind the offer due to worker's rights issues. In Germany prostitutes have the same rights and benefits as other professions. Check out the story- http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/environment/2009-10-16-brothel_N.htm

Posted By: patty - Fri Oct 16, 2009 - Comments (4)
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Hair Dress Through the Ages

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 16, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: History, Hair Styling, 1950's

October 15, 2009

Fire Water

CAN YOU DO THIS WITH YOUR TAP WATER? from JOSHFOX on Vimeo.



Wow! I've never seen that before. I don't think it's supposed to do that. read the story-
http://consumerist.com/5381677/tapwater-catches-fire-after-natural-gas-drillers-move-in?skyline=true&s=x

Posted By: patty - Thu Oct 15, 2009 - Comments (7)
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Neon Boneyard

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Where else but in Las Vegas could one find a museum devoted to discarded neon signs? Sounds like a group outing for us WU-vies.

Here's a Flickr set from one person's visit.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 15, 2009 - Comments (1)
Category: Museums, Regionalism, Signage, Advertising

October 14, 2009

Hair Styles

Not the hair on ones head. Names of different styles along with descriptions of the style. NSW
http://www.examiner.com/x-1961-Sexual-Health-Examiner~y2009m10d14-Popular-pubic-hair-styles-for-the-modern-genitalia-enthusiast

Posted By: patty - Wed Oct 14, 2009 - Comments (9)
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Aussie Sensibilities

Australia does not seem to be governed by the same sense of political correctness that exists here in America. Recently there was an uproar about a talent show in which white performers in black face and Afro wigs impersonated the Jackson Five. Now Australian horse racing officials set up a race for entertainment at a meeting planning the Victoria state annual carnival. What could be wrong with that? The Midget Cup consisted of three men, each with a midget dressed as a jockey riding piggyback, running a 50 meter course. So now there is another hue and cry about insensitivity and offensiveness. I wonder who will next be offended in the spirit of 'harmless fun' .
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091014/od_nm/us_racing_australia

Posted By: patty - Wed Oct 14, 2009 - Comments (2)
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October 13, 2009

Car Talk



Is anyone else reminded of the callers on Coast to Coast AM?

Posted By: Salamander Sam - Tue Oct 13, 2009 - Comments (9)
Category: Technology, 1980's, Parody, Cars

Italian police motorcycle stunts

Just when you'd thought you'd seen it all, the Italian police demonstrate their considerable skill in a motorcycle display from the 1950's.



Groovy music adds to the effect. You will forget these are motorcycles!!

Posted By: gdanea - Tue Oct 13, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: 1950's

Forgotten and Unseen Electronics Part 44

A few months from now a new computer is coming out called the Spacebook which is a dual screen laptop. It's made by a company called Gscreen. It will be able to run Windows 7 (which comes out October 22nd). The price of it is expected to be under $3000.



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Posted By: phantomspy1 - Tue Oct 13, 2009 - Comments (5)
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Orange Blossoms for Violet



I don't think the Italian subtitles will stop you from enjoying this bit of monkey madness.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 13, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Cartoons, 1950's

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