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Target Practice

Did she hit her target, or miss?

Grand Prairie Daily News - May 13, 1954



In Gutersloh, Germany, police arrested Friedelina Kleine-Beek after she followed her husband to a local tavern, watched through the window as he raised a glass of beer to his lips, then carefully aimed a rifle and fired, shattering the glass, but leaving her husband unscathed.

Posted By: Alex - Fri Mar 24, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Marriage, 1950s, Couples

Frog Protection

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It is always embarrassing when a credit card is declined, but one would imagine even more so when you are the leader of the free world. Good thing Michelle had his back. I guess he ordered the frog legs.

Posted By: patty - Sat Oct 18, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Retailing, Couples, Goofs and Screw-ups

Trophy Wife

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Statue of Stephanie Seymour commissioned by her husband from artist Maurizio Cattelan. Not brand new news, but missed by me certainly when it happened. And art is eternal.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 01, 2014 - Comments (10)
Category: Body, Celebrities, Couples, Pop Art

The Society of Disappointed Lovers

From the Lockport Daily Journal - Mar. 21, 1890. I can't find any mention of the existence of this society after 1890, so perhaps they all failed the requirement to "shun female society," and the society promptly ceased to exist.

Disappointed Lovers Form a Society
A society of disappointed lovers has been formed at Wilmington, Del. A dozen well known young men, including a lawyer, several politicians and a merchant, met in a hotel, where the nature of the organization was explained. It is designed as a mutual consolation society, and any man to be eligible to membership must have been engaged and the engagement must have been broken by the fair one. The constitution requires every man to shun female society at all times, and a violation of the rules is punished by expulsion. The men appended their names to the constitution and related their experiences in the courting line.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Sep 04, 2013 - Comments (7)
Category: Couples, Nineteenth Century

The Candy Kid and the Tiger Girl

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Here you see a touching encounter between the Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid, a couple from the 1920s.

Were they:

a) Socialites who eloped?

b) Tightrope walkers?

c) Bootleggers?

d) Dancers?

e) None of the above?

Answer after the jump.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 30, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Celebrities, Couples, 1920s

Two Disneys

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Have you ever seen a bicycle-built-for-two where the riders sit side-by-side? Me neither! And the fact that this one is ridden by Walt Disney and wife Lillian makes the whole scenario even more tantalizing.

From the Life photo archives.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 07, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Celebrities, Couples, Transportation, 1940s

Underwater Wedding

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June, the month of weddings, is practically around the corner. Why not plan for an underwater one, like this couple from 1954, courtesy of the Life Online Photo Archives...?

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 12, 2009 - Comments (8)
Category: Ceremonies, Weddings, Eccentrics, 1950s, Couples

Follies of the Mad Men #19

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[From Life for December 11 1964.]

Those darn males! We've already seen that they need to be spritzed regularly with Poo-Pourri, and now we find out that they make three times as much mucus as women!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Aug 31, 2008 - Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Domestic, Hygiene, Body Fluids, Gender, 1960s, Couples

Follies of the Mad Men #7

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[From Fortune for December 1936. Two image files, click separately.]

Sniffles = Death.

Not the most subtle or believable of Madison Avenue appeals. Sure, in that pre-antibiotic age, pneumonia was deadly. But I can't imagine that the proportion of cold-sufferers who contracted pneumonia--at least among the affluent audience for Fortune--was any higher then than it is today. In other words, miniscule.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 31, 2008 - Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Insurance, Death, Family, Hygiene, Medicine, Couples

The latest outbreak of “mankini”


I will definitely not be adopting this look on the beach.

Read the full story here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 12, 2008 - Comments (5)
Category: Celebrities, Couples, Fashion, Sexuality, Gender, Sex Symbols

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