Category:
Holidays

Happy Halloween 2016!



Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 31, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Holidays, Butt, Fictional Monsters

Go Topless Day:  August 28, 2016



Needless to say, bare chestal areas of XX-chromosome carriers in video and at homepage.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Aug 28, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Body, Censorship, Bluenoses, Taboos, Prohibitions and Other Cultural No-No's, Holidays, Parades and Festivals

Skydiver lands on grandmother at 4th of July party

It's like the Fourth of July version of "Grandma got run over by a reindeer."

A 63-year-old grandmother has filed a claim against the city, seeking compensation for injuries she received when a descending skydiver landed on her at a city-sponsored July Fourth celebration...
Lilienthal said the sky diver kicked her in the head, tangled her in parachute lines and dragged her across a field as her family watched, horrified.

Ukiah Daily Journal - Aug 14, 1992

Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 04, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Accidents, Holidays, 1990s

Follies of the Madmen #284

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Reminding me of that old proverb, "If billfolds were neckties, publicists would be geniuses."

Scanned from Good Housekeeping for December 1953.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 09, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, Holidays, Surrealism, 1950s

Graves open on Memorial Day

Source: From an "unidentified Kansas Newspaper." Reprinted in National Lampoon's True Facts: The Big Book (1995).

Posted By: Alex - Mon May 30, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Holidays

Happy Easter 2016!

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Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 27, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Holidays, Headgear

Its A Jersey Thing


Even the Easter Bunny can't act right in New Jersey!

Posted By: patty - Mon Mar 21, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Destruction, Holidays, Public Humiliation

Frog Postcards

Please consider the usefulness and attractiveness of having frogs convey your birthday, Xmas, Valentine's Day or New Year's wishes.

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Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 02, 2016 - Comments (10)
Category: Animals, Holidays, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century, Postal Services

Weird Leap Year Facts

With February 29 coming up fast, About.com encouraged its writers to create some leap year-related content, so I did my part.

Definitely learned some new info from writing this — such as that February is shorter than every other month because the Roman Senate, in trying to suck up to Augustus, took a day from February and added it to his month (August) to make it longer.

Posted By: Alex - Tue Feb 23, 2016 - Comments (10)
Category: History, Holidays

Blood Red Valentine’s


Tired of the same old roses, chocolates and dinner out for Valentine's Day? St. Albans Sanatorium offers something a little different. Forever and Always: Tales of Love Gone Wrong is a haunted house attraction about lovers for lovers. Sounds like fun, but I still want the chocolates too!

Update: The link and video above are from 2013 but they have a 2016 attraction too.

Posted By: patty - Sat Feb 13, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Holidays, Love and Romance

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