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May 18, 2009

1959 Graduates receive diplomas 50 years late

If you look back 50 years, it's easy to see progress. What will the next 50 bring?

Posted By: gdanea | Date: Mon May 18, 2009 | Comments (2)

Weird Florida, part 1: Carrabelle

Carrabelle is a small town about 20 miles from Apalachicola. It is also home to the world's smallest police station

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Posted By: fyshstyxx | Date: Mon May 18, 2009 | Comments (7)
Category: Architecture, Buildings and Other Structures, Communications, Cops, Sightseeing

Follies of the Mad Men #67

[From The Saturday Evening Post magazine for November 10 1962.]

Does putting Listerine in a fancy decanter make it taste better? Isn't this like packaging Preparation-H in a golden snuff box?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 18, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene

Eurovision 2009

According to the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, this is the best music Europe is capable of producing.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 18, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Music, Europe

Drunk Drivers Can Hit Anything, And Will

Imagine the Sahara desert. A vast, arid sandbox with limited plant life. And the Tenere is a region of the southern Sahara with an extremely hot and dry climate and even more limited plant life. But up until 1973, there was a lonely acacia tree known as the Tree of Ténéré (L’Arbre du Ténéré). Being so isolated, the tree became a landmark on caravan routes and earned a place on most maps of the area. It stood for decades as a beacon for weary travelers, until a drunk driver knocked it down. Yup, the only tree in the entire region and the drunk managed to hit it. In remembrance to what was once considered to be the most isolated tree on Earth, a metal pole was put in its place. You'll need a translator for The Story but the pictures are fairly self-explanatory.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Mon May 18, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: History, Nature, 1970's, Africa, Alcohol

Your Daily Loser & Jury Duty for May 18th

Your Daily Loser - In case you were wondering, it's not really water inside Old Faithful. The Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park has a webcam. But viewers got a different kind of eyeful a few days ago when two summer employees were caught urinating into the geyser. The Story.

Jury Duty - Carl Cornelle Jr. has been in and out of court for the last ten years, since he killed Arlene Miske in a head-on car accident. Carl was under the influence of drugs and alcohol and was originally convicted for negligent homicide. But he's still not in prison, is still addicted to drugs and even applied for a driver's license recently even though it was revoked for life after the accident. The Story.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Mon May 18, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Crime, Your Daily Jury Duty, Your Daily Loser, Alcohol, Goofs and Screw-ups

May 17, 2009

Gamers Only

Get your own back for the swine flu scare.
Swine Fighter
Posted By: Expat47 | Date: Sun May 17, 2009 | Comments (5)

Professor Music’s Weird Links

Still no cure for cancer: The Project; the Study

I love a well-crafted hoax

It's a HOBBY, not an OBSESSION!

10 people who gave their name to food.

Posted By: Professor Music | Date: Sun May 17, 2009 | Comments (3)

A pilot, an Architect a Hotelier and a “prophet” all have some Orgonite…

Four men recently were arrested in Mozambique for polluting a water source. Apparently "In reality, the quartet didn't want to hurt anyone. They were only trying to keep the Illuminati from controlling the world through microwaves."

Well, I'm glad that's all they were really doing! It's a good thing there gentlemen are out there, "purifying" our water with fiberglass.

Posted By: dherlich | Date: Sun May 17, 2009 | Comments (5)

The Powers of Congress

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 17, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Dreams and Nightmares, Politics, 1940's
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