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Westphal’s Auxiliator

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Here's an old-timey hair tonic with a weird name. The strange noun just means "helper."

Composed of "55% grain alcohol," it went down many an alcoholic's gullet, I'm sure.

Believe it or not, the tonic was mentioned in a SIMPSONS comicbook. If you look at their ad below, you'll see why. The mutant female user resembles the famed Springfield three-eyed fish.

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Senior Citizen on a Bottle

I have no idea who this guy is, but his performance is impressive for his age. The youtube info only says that he's a performer in Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt. The video was uploaded in December 2006.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Oct 31, 2012 | Comments (7)
Category: Elderly and Seniors, Entertainment, Sports, Urban Life

Sit Down and Dance!

Warning! These video clips might want to make you boogie in your chair. The best parts are at the beginning, before the instructor decides to park herself in front of the camera.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Sep 27, 2012 | Comments (10)
Category: Elderly and Seniors, Exercise and Fitness, Sports

Weird Shorts: Bones, Boners and Boneheads!

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Popular UK tourist attraction The London Dungeon got a little creepier this week, when it turned out one of the skeletons on display at its “creepy crypt” exhibit was the genuine article. The skeleton, since nicknamed “Kate Moss” by staff, has been on display since 1975, but will now require a license to remain on show, at a cost to dungeon owners Merlin Entertainments of £2000 per year. In the short term at least, this will likely be more than made up for by the surge of visitors arising from this fortuitous publicity, occurring just before school break (The Telegraph).

Miss Moss isn’t the only famous beauty to have her image misappropriated this week, with German magazine Focus deciding a photoshopped image of the goddess Aphrodite giving the finger was an apt summation of the current financial crisis among “Eurozone” countries - popularly (in Germany) laid at the doorstep of member country Greece. However although the country is out of money, it is not without pride, and the provocative cover has led to questions being asked in the Greek parliament and widespread outrage. Now a party of six Greek citizens have started legal action against the journalists responsible. Soon to be a major motion picture, My Big Fat Greek Lawsuit (Orange).

Someone else who still has their pride, but only just, is the husband of 69 year-old Virginia Valdez of Palm Springs, California, who after 32 years of marriage, decided enough was enough and tried to cut off her husband’s penis with a pair of scissors. No motive for the attack has yet been released, but this close to Christmas, wives everywhere are sure to insinuate that it was possibly a seasonal condition brought on by lack of jewellery (NBC San Diego).

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Peg Leg Sam





A nice little documentary in two parts about a true eccentric for your weekend viewing!

The hard facts here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 11, 2011 | Comments (1)
Category: Body Modifications, Eccentrics, Elderly and Seniors, Music, Regionalism, Documentaries, 1970's
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