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July 10, 2015

Art Is Not Always Found In A Museum

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So often here on WU we see "art' displayed in museums or galleries that is anything but artistic. Well, here is some beautifully done, intricate artwork found just lying in the streets of Japan. Manhole covers.

Posted By: patty - Fri Jul 10, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Government, Utilities,

July 18, 2011

Get to Know A Water Industry Specialist

Get to know a Water Industry Specialist from Norm Friesen on Vimeo.



I did not think it was possible, but I have found an industrial video to rival in boredom the famed "Timber Bridge Inspection."

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 18, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Authorities and Experts, Boredom, Utilities,

October 21, 2010

Expensive electricity in Georgia

You thought your electricity bill was high, but a Georgia woman named Scarlett Hall was billed for a billion. With a B. As listed below, she does get a fifty million dollar early payment discount.

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Here's the link to the story. It sounds like the bill was actually delivered, but quickly adjusted to $287.

http://www.popfi.com/2010/10/19/woman-gets-billion-dollar-electric-bill/

Last one out turn off the lights.

Posted By: gdanea - Thu Oct 21, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Utilities,

February 20, 2010

Follies of the Mad Men #88





Promoting electricity consumption through the tale of a jailbait girl and a "book gook."

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 20, 2010 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Utilities, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Sexuality, Teenagers, 1950's,

April 21, 2009

Robo-mower!

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[From Look magazine for August 19, 1958. An ad from "America's Independent Electric Light and Power Companies."]

"Go, Robo-mower, and bring me the shapely form of my next-door neighbor's sunbathing wife!"

Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 21, 2009 - Comments (14)
Category: Business, Advertising, Utilities, Landscaping, 1950's, Yesterday's Tomorrows,

January 17, 2009

Follies of the Mad Men #52

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[From Life magazine for March 27 1944. Two scans, top and bottom.]

Yes, natural resources will never run out, power will be "too cheap to meter," the utilities love you, and winged cherubs will attend milady's bath.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 17, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Utilities, Domestic, 1940's, Natural Resources,

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