September 8, 2009

Drunken Monkeys

A study of Vervet monkeys shows a similar percentage of drinkers and non-drinkers as the human population, but the real entertainment is the monkeys stealing the drinks!!



This is from the BBC Worldwide animal show "Weird Nature".

Posted By: gdanea - Tue Sep 08, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals

More Dumb Criminals

"Wanna Go Out?"
Three men robbed a home in Columbus, Ohio Sunday night. One of them, Stephfon Bennett, was quite taken with the victim, apparently. He returned two hours later to ask her out, and she recognised him as one of the robbers. Well, at least she remembered him. Bennett was arrested in front of the home and is in the Franklin County jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090908/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_robbery_date

What Time Is It?
While at a Wilmington, Delaware restaurant Sunday a Delaware State trooper noticed a vehicle parked close to his own. After the Chevy Blazer left the trooper found that his car was broken into and his wife's wallet was stolen. He went after the Blazer and found a 54 year old man going through the glove compartment of an SUV. The man tried to drive away, and the trooper stopped him. At which point the trooper noticed the man was wearing a very distinctive watch. A 20th anniversary Delaware State trooper watch that had been stolen from a fellow trooper two years ago.
http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2009/09/08/3239025-del-trooper-nabs-man-wearing-colleagues-watch

Posted By: patty - Tue Sep 08, 2009 - Comments (2)
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Eurovision Winner:  1976



Time to make fun of Europop again! Here's the Brotherhood of Man, winners in 1976.

Don't be disconcerted when the video doesn't begin to move for a second or two after clicking PLAY. In just a while, you'll be experiencing all their funky dance moves.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 08, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Music, 1970's, Europe

September 7, 2009

Two Disneys

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Have you ever seen a bicycle-built-for-two where the riders sit side-by-side? Me neither! And the fact that this one is ridden by Walt Disney and wife Lillian makes the whole scenario even more tantalizing.

From the Life photo archives.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 07, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Celebrities, Couples, Transportation, 1940's

September 6, 2009

Vintage Canadian Anti-tobacco Ad



One of the more creative anti-smoking ads....

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 06, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Addictions, Death, Tobacco and Smoking, Advertising, Fantasy, 1970's, North America

September 5, 2009

I Declare A Thumb War

The banking system as a whole really didn't need any more bad press, but it just got some. Steve Valdez entered a Bank of America branch inTampa, Florida where he lives. He was there to cash his wife's check, as she has an account there. Bank of America requires non-account holders to provide a thumb print to cash a check. The problem is Steve was born without arms so he has prosthetic ones. The teller informed him of the requirement then stated, "Obviously you aren't going to be able to give us a thumb print." Ya think? Steve then produced two picture I.D.'s at which point he was told by the manager that he would have to open an account or bring his wife in to cash the check. The manager said it was bank policy. Steve just left the bank. Now Bank of America has apologised for the incident and stated that an alternative requirement should have been offered in such a situation. Again- ya think? Just another example of common sense not being all that common as well as the death of independent thought in this country. To quote comedian Ron White, "You can't fix stupid." http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/090904/oddities/us_banking_offbeat

Posted By: patty - Sat Sep 05, 2009 - Comments (7)
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Super Crazy Weird Trailers 2

In honor of Sir Christopher Lee being knighted and because it's a weird trailer, I present you with Rasputin: The Maaaad Monk.

Posted By: mdb777 - Sat Sep 05, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Movies, Europe

September 4, 2009

Deep Fried Butter

I don't have the calorie count, but I'm guessing this product can't be too healthy. Still, I want some. Here's the link:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32665106/ns/today-today_food_and_wine/

I really want the grape flavored one.

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Posted By: gdanea - Fri Sep 04, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Food

Tactical Canned Bacon


You now never have to worry about having bacon handy after the apocalypse with Tactical Canned Bacon. The bacon, which has a shelf life of ten plus years, is being sold over at Think Geek. The nine ounce cans contains fifty four slices of highly preserved crispy pieces of bacon.

Posted By: mdb777 - Fri Sep 04, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Food

Christian Shirts

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Lots of really stylin' imagery at this website.




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I'll be sporting my Rhode Island Customized Jesus Fish shirt soon!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Sep 04, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Fashion, Regionalism, Religion

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