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February 12, 2016

Follies of the Madmen #274



Horny beach bunnies switch instantly from thoughts of lust to thoughts of dental hygiene.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 12, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Children, Parents, 1960's, Teeth

September 10, 2015

Party Favors

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Delightful mother of the year planning her daughter's 18th birthday party didn't think a limo ride to London for an evening of partying was enough. To make sure they had a good time she got 12 baggies of cocaine for the trip. The party was to be in February but unfortunately for mom police stopped by on the 31 of January to talk to her and caught her with the drugs. Having had 6 previous convictions tends to get you extra police attention.

Posted By: patty - Thu Sep 10, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Drugs, Parents

January 30, 2015

The Fun That Builds Good Health




From an incredibly weird pre-internet, pre-cellphone, pre-cable-TV world! Limbs in actual motion--outdoors! Witness the horror of "free-range children!"

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 30, 2015 - Comments (15)
Category: Family, Children, Parents, Sports, 1950's

January 24, 2015

Baby Cage

Problem: It's hard to travel with a baby.

Solution: build a portable cage to carry your kid in. I wonder if the TSA would approve of these. Source: Illustrated World (Mar 1920).


Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 24, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Babies, Family, Babies and Toddlers, Parents, 1920's

January 23, 2015

Cheerful Dying Wish Fulfilled

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I regret that I did not have this story ready for you for Christmas. Nonetheless, its spirit lives on through every season!

Thank God the kid didn't wish for the whole world to follow her!

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 23, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Death, Children, Parents, 1940's

October 22, 2014

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 - Wed Oct 22, 2014 - Comments (6)
Category: Bad Habits, Neuroses and Psychoses, Children, Parents, Dogs, 1980's

June 15, 2014

Father’s Day Greetings

Happy Fathers Day

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 15, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Holidays, Husbands, Parents

March 18, 2014

The Rib of James V

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Wikipedia page.


Doctor Robert Honeyman of Scotland left his son a human rib from King James V. Why? Well, wouldn't you?

To son Robrt [sic] Bruce Honeyman, 900 acres whereon testator resides, negroes (men Bob, John, boy Lewis, deaf & dumb woman Celia & her children Murvin & Beck), 2 work horses, 4 work oxen, 4 cows/calves, 20 sheep, all hogs, farming/kitchen utensils, all furniture in house, all books (except 10 vol to each dau [sic]), watch, guns, all medicines/surgical instruments, microscopes (except best in shagreen case to son), thermometer, diploma, human rib (of James V, King Scotland) in small trunk in chest...


Source.

More information:

Among the early settlers of Lauderdale County were Dr. Samuel and Cornelia C. (Honyman) Oldham; her father, Dr. Robt. Honyman [sic], was a noted physician and member of the royal navy, for many years surgeon of the "Portland," a ship of the line, that was sent to St. Helena in 1771, to await Capt. Cook's expected arrival from his first trip around the world, and convey his ship to England. He was also a direct descendant of the Dr. Honyman, who extracted by command, the fifth rib from the side of James V, King of Scotland, which rib was transmitted to him by his ancestors, and he by will to his only son, with the request, "that he will carefully keep the said rib, and carefully transmit it to his descendants."


Source.

Finally:

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Source.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Mar 18, 2014 - Comments (6)
Category: Children, Parents, Sixteenth Century, Skulls, Bones and Skeletons

November 21, 2013

Googoosha



A music video from the daughter of the dictator of Uzbekistan. "We have ways to make you dance!"

Full story here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 21, 2013 - Comments (1)
Category: Music, Children, Parents, Foreign Customs, Asia, Europe

August 11, 2013

Life Before Cellphones

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Original story here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Aug 11, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Radio, Chindogu, Children, Parents, 1930's

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