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Destruction

This Land Is Mine

This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.



So very very timely......
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 23, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Death, Destruction, Patriotism, Regionalism, Cartoons, Middle East

Chimpnology

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jul 05, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Body Modifications, Death, Destruction, Dreams and Nightmares, Surrealism

Flameproof Playsuits

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Were children more prone to catch fire for no reason in the past during innocent recreational activities than they are today?

Original ad here. (Page 23.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 27, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Death, Destruction, Disasters, Fashion, Comics, Children, 1940's

Operation Ranger and Operation Buster-Jangle



What a crazy old world that was. "Mutually Assured Destruction." But we just thought it was normal at the time.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 22, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Death, Destruction, Dreams and Nightmares, Science, Technology, War, Armed Forces, Weapons, Documentaries, 1950's

Forest Fire Lamp

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Favorite illumination of arsonists everywhere!

Original ad here. (Page 25.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Mar 21, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Destruction, Appliances, 1940's

Destruction:  Fun or Dumb



Be sure to hang in at least long enough for the unforgettable theme song, starting around the minute-and-a-half mark.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Dec 03, 2013 | Comments (1)
Category: Destruction, PSA's, Juvenile Delinquency, 1970's

Federal Employee of the Year:  2011

2011 Federal Employee of the Year from Partnership for Public Service on Vimeo.



It takes a huge talent for boredom to make one of the worst disasters of the past decade seem vapid. "The pressure was somewhere between high and low." Duh....

If only this fellow had been in charge of TIMBER BRIDGE INSPECTION, life would have been perfect.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Oct 04, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Authorities and Experts, Boredom, Destruction, Government, Officials, Science

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #30

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[From the 1950 catalog. Click to enlarge.]

I can see this prank being really popular in the Middle East nowadays. "Gotcha, Ahmed [Isaac]! You really thought the Israelis [al Qaeda] had rigged your car!"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Aug 07, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Death, Destruction, Explosives, Fireworks and Pyrotechnics, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950's, Pranks, Middle East
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