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Europe

The Beachcomber Bar, UK



Anglo Hula: less is not more.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 11, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, 1960s, Dance, Parody, Europe, South Pacific

JFK as Angel




Source of text.


Regretably, the only image I could find has this watermark hiding some of the details.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 09, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Religion, Statues and Monuments, 1930s, 1960s, Europe

Egg Massage

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 29, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, 1960s, Europe

Yanks in the UK

This makes Brexit all the more mandatory!





Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 27, 2017 - Comments (6)
Category: Antisocial Activites, Culture and Civilization, Family, Sexuality, Foreign Customs, 1950s, Europe, North America

Doddy and the Diddymen



Apparently, the UK had their own version of Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Creator's Wikipedia page.

Live version of the act here, not embeddable.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 14, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Music, 1960s, Europe

Nuclear Bikini Contest



Want a job at a nuke plant? Hope you look good in a bikini.

Full story here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 03, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Body, Sexuality, Europe, Power Generation

My Italian Fun

Despite my posts appearing daily for two weeks, I have really been away from the internet and in Italy. I am now catching up on all the glorious comments from WU-vies and the posts of Alex and Chuck (*sniffle*). If you would like, for some bizarre reason, to learn what I did in Rome and Pisa and elsewhere, I have written up a trip report.

Here is a picture of some elderly Italian ruins, one organic.


Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 01, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Paul, Europe

The Empire of the Sahara




In June 1903 a French sugar millionaire, one Jacques Lebaudy, a dapper little man with a sharp nose and a shrill high-pitched voice who was said to have a personal fortune of some pounds 3m, recruited a dozen Breton sailors and landed them on the coast of Spanish Morocco, commanding them to go forth and establish an empire. Lebaudy then informed the French authorities that he was henceforth to be addressed as Jacques I, Najin-al-Den, Emperor of the Sahara, Commander of the Faithful, King of Tarfaia, Duke of Arleuf and Prince of Chal-Huin.


Full account here, including his inglorious death.

Wikipedia entry here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 12, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Bombast, Bloviation and Pretentiousness, Dictators, Tyrants and Other Harsh Rulers, Eccentrics, 1900s, Africa, Europe

St. Pancake Day

The Dutch cartoonist Jan Kruis, recently deceased, was responsible for proclaiming November 29th of every year to be the "Sint Pannekoek-feest," and getting the whole country to play along. The main tradition is to wear a pancake on your head.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 21, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Eccentrics, Food, Comics, Performance Art, Foreign Customs, 1980s, Europe

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