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October 25, 2014

Bonus ONION Video for Saturday

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Oct 25, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Music

The Sincerity Machine

Artist Jesse England converted a typewriter to type in Comic Sans, "the most popularly despised font of modern times." He says that he hopes this will provoke thoughts about how we "create, consume, store (and fetishize) media." More info at his website.


[via Dial-a-Nihilist]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Oct 25, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Art

October 24, 2014

Coffee Creamer Hitler

Swiss retailer Migros has apologized for placing pictures of Hitler and Mussolini on some of the coffee creamers it sells, calling it an "inexcusable blunder" and promising that "in the future we’ll be sure to sharpen our controls."

However, they haven't really explained why they decided to use the Hitler/Mussolini photos in the first place. They simply said that, "We weren’t observant enough to notice the picture of Hitler. But in retrospect, we should have paid more attention.”

[swissinfo.ch]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Oct 24, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Goofs and Screw-ups

Getting Started

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Oct 24, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Bad Habits, Neuroses and Psychoses, Music, Cartoons

October 23, 2014

Battle of the Vintage Chocolate Drinks

Name your poison! Bosco, Ovaltine, Borden's or Tootsie V-M?










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Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Oct 23, 2014 | Comments (13)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Chocolate, 1950's

Smog Rings

Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde has come up with a plan to use "patented ion technology" in order to create the world's largest smog vacuum cleaner. He'll then place his smog vacuum in a Beijing park, start vacuuming up the smog, and turn the dirt and dust he collects into "smog rings." More info at his site.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Oct 23, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Art, Jewelry, Urban Life

October 22, 2014

Dagwood, the table-tennis-playing cat

From an AP story that circulated in August 1951 (example here):

PORTLAND, Ore. — This cat made such a pest of herself when Ted Matson tried to play table tennis that he finally put her on one side of the net and let her try the game on her own. That was six years ago, and the cat, Dagwood, has been playing ever since. She's adept at both the two-handed smash and the one-handed volley.

This cat was obviously born before her time. In the age of YouTube she would have been a global celebrity.



Update: Thanks to mindful webworker who found a video of Dagwood on YouTube. And as Cezar noted, it seems that Dagwood appeared on an episode of MASH. So I guess she kinda was a global celebrity.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Oct 22, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Sports, Cats, 1950's

Tarzan of the Canines



Original page here.

Do we dare to believe this Weekly World News article? Well, the case was reported a year prior in a reputable newspaper.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Oct 22, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Bad Habits, Neuroses and Psychoses, Children, Parents, Dogs, 1980's

Medical Reference Book

Handy in or out of the operating room.



Order Yours Here
Posted By: Expat47 | Date: Wed Oct 22, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Surgery, Books
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