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Jungle Yachts in the Belgian Congo



Holy cats! Look at those gorgeous weird trailers!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jan 15, 2016 | Comments (6)
Category: Design and Designers, Ethnic Groupings, Motor Vehicles, Foreign Customs, 1940's, Africa

Carnival in Trinidad:  Then and Now





I don't mean to sound like an Old Fart, but the 1957 Carnival just seems to me so much more charming and weird and ingenious--look at those bipedal seahorses with the mermaid--than the current version, which seems to be about nothing more than bare flesh. Maybe the 2015 videographer simply did not film the weird costumes--but then again, every other video of the 2015 carnival on YouTube features the exact same stuff. Now, I like bare flesh as much as the next voyeur, but I would really prefer to see a papier-mache Godzilla any day.

Midwest Furfest 2015







Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 12, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Eccentrics, Pets, Public Indecency, Fetishes, Foreign Customs

Texas Toilets

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Just in time for Christmas! Visit "Lone Star Western Decor" for all your cowboy-themed toilet gifts. Six pages of items here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Nov 18, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Hygiene, Regionalism, Foreign Customs, Interior Decorating, North America

El Santo vs. la Invasion de los Marcianos



I regret that I cannot find English-language versions for you. But the visuals are everything.

Complete film below. Wikipedia page for Santo.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 25, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Aliens, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Movies, Wrestling, Foreign Customs, Science Fiction, 1960's

Japan Blames It on the Heat



Summer's coming!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Apr 08, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Foreign Customs, 1950's, Asia

Strange Snacks

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You will certainly have fun browsing at the Taquitos snack site and reading their blunt appraisals. For instance, on the item pictured above.

Taste: Weird chemical taste. Crunchy and thick, but rather nasty.

Aroma: They smell like rancid oil.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Feb 13, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Foreign Customs, Junk Food

Blood is Money



Man, those are some weird-ass non-Western horror/fantasy tropes from Nollywood.

Caution: lots of fake gore and quick glimpse of the butts of naked corpses.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jan 20, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Horror, Scary Criminals, Surrealism, Foreign Customs, Fantasy, Africa

Wood Apple Marriage in Nepal



This page semi-coherently explains: "...a ceremony in the Newar community in Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are 'married' to the bel fruit (wood apple), which is a symbol of the god Vishnu, ensuring that the girl becomes and remains fertile. It is believed that if the girl's husband dies later in her life, she is not considered a widow because she is married to Vishnu, and so already has a husband that is believed to be still alive."
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 20, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Food, Children, Foreign Customs, Asia, Weddings

How To Improve Immigrants’ English

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 20, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Languages, Foreign Customs, 1940's, Asia, Europe
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