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We ran across this at washingtoncitypaper.com, and it was too good not to share.
Is it the inclusion of Jabba the Hut in Episode 4? Is it Jar Jar Binks? Or is it Hayden Christensen’s less-than-stellar acting? No matter what, a Star Wars fan is sure to have some heartburn about one injustice or another. We love the original. But, when it comes to the remastering and, for some, the prequels, like Obi Wan, Anakin, Luke, Han, Leia, and C3-P0 we still “have a bad feeling about this.”
When you write a lot about weird diseases, you run into conditions that have a bit of a carnival sideshow feel – hypermobility of joints that allow people to bend themselves up like pretzels; hypertrichosis, which is also called the Wolfman Syndrome; and Microcephaly, the condition that “pinheads” have. While it is pretty awful that people have been exploited and mistreated because of their differences, it is also interesting to learn about things that have shocked and amazed for many years.
In this research, you can’t help but run across the famous Giants throughout history – those people who grew taller than normal and were therefore labeled Giants – first because of the mythological representations of extremely tall people, and later because of the condition (Gigantism) that explains why some people grow so much taller than others.
To sum up, almost every recorded culture has some mythology surrounding giants. Christian texts have them (Goliath), Islamic texts have them (Adam was sixty cubits – that means 30 meters – which means over 98 feet – tall), the Greeks had the gigantes, the Norse had Ymir, Balt legends tell of the giant child Neringa, and the list goes on and on. In mythology, Giants are often not human, they are closely associated with the Gods.
Gigantism refers to the condition where a human grows to above average heights because of an overactive pituitary gland, resulting in a proliferation of growth hormone. By above average in height, they don’t mean a little bit above average – they mean significantly above average – in the upper 1% of the world population in height, and there are usually other health problems associated with the condition.
We don’t mean the term “Giant” in any derogatory way. The people that I’ve ended up researching were all remarkable people with rich histories. I mean the most respect when I tell you about these people, and I need to give a shout out specifically to the TheTallestMan.com for lots of information, as well as a huge shout out and several hugs to J. Tithonus Pednaud at The Human Marvels who reports on “peculiar people” in the most respectful, sensitive way. His research is what interested me in creating this post, and I hope he sees it and approves.
Born 1895, died in 1922, Jane grew to a total of 7 feet, 11 inches, but because of an extreme spinal curvature that was the result of years of slouching to diminish her exceptional height she stood 7 feet 7 inches high. During her lifetime she was the tallest woman in the world, and twice she was actually the tallest recorded person in the world. She was tallest after Machnow died in 1914 until Bernard Coyne grew to surpass her height, and then again after Coyne died in 1921.
Jane didn’t start out as a giantess. She was tall for her age of 11 years at 5 feet tall, but not abnormally so. Then she had a terrible bicycle accident and cracked her head open. This accident injured her pituitary gland, which caused her body to release an abnormal amount of growth hormone, and her height soared.
I can’t find any pictures of Jane living. Apparently she was a kind woman who was willing to babysit neighborhood children. She was good friends with a lady dwarf who lived nearby, and she would stand on the street to clean the second floor of her house. It is likely that during her life she was also the person with the longest hair in Britain. She died a recluse at 27 years old, and her pallbearers remarked that her coffin was surprisingly heavy. As it turns out, her family likely donated her skeleton to science, and it received more attention in 1971, when the Guinness Book of Records published the photo seen above.
Born in 1918 and died in 1940, Robert Wadlow was, so far, the tallest man person in history (that we know of). He grew to an astounding 8 feet and 11 inches tall, a result of an overactive pituitary gland. He was still growing at the time of his death. At the end of his life, he needed leg braces to walk and had lost most of the feeling in his legs and feet (a sign of neuropathy).
He, unlike Jinny, was very open about meeting people and showing off his size. He was popular in school and participated in the yearbook committee as well as several other extracurricular activities. He didn’t find as much acceptance in college as he did in high school, and soon sought out the people who had been pursuing him since he started his rapid growth at the age of 4. He did a 1936 stint with Ringling Brothers, and a1938 tour with INTERCO. He was a Freemason, and made professional appearances all over the United States.
It was one of his leg braces that killed him – he got a blister that became infected, and the infection raged all over his enormous body, killing him in his sleep on July 15, 1940 at a young 22 years of age. Upon his death, his family had him interred in a secure vault because they feared that curious graverobbers would disturb his remains. A statue of Wadlow stands in his hometown of Alton, Illinois.
Anna Bates, nee Swan, was one of our shorter Giants. Born in 1846 and died in 1888, this Canadian lady grew to be 7 feet 5 1/2 inches and grew very quickly from birth. She was 5 foot 2 inches on her 6th birthday. She was an extremely bright girl who was also a talented actress, singer, and piano player.
At seventeen years old she began working at the New York Museum owned by P.T. Barnum. While employed there the museum caught on fire twice and after the second she went back to Nova Scotia for a time, only be lured back to the United States for a tour with Barnum and his circus. It was during this tour that she met Martin Van Buren Bates. Not only was he charming and sweet – he was also five inches taller than Anna.
They married in 1871 and were lauded as the “World’s Tallest Couple.” Queen Victoria gave the sizable wedding gown and diamond engagement ring as a gift to the couple. Unfortunately, the Bates’ befell tragedy in their attempt to have a family. Their first child died soon after she was born, and their second died 11 days after he was born. He was 24 pounds and each of his feet were 6 inches long.
Anna and Martin lived a quiet life after that. Anna became active in the local church and took care of their farmhouse – scaled to accommodate both of their larger-than-average bodies. Anna died in her sleep at 42 years of age and Martin commissioned a 15-foot statue of aa Greek Goddess to stand over her grave.
Johann Petursson, born in 1913, was a normal kid, until he reached the age of 15. Then he started growing very fast, and by the time he was finished he weighed 359.35 pounds and stood at 7 feet, 8 inches. He was the tallest man to come out of his native Iceland, and he eventually lived in Florida in a trailer custom made to accommodate his size.
Petursson moved to Denmark and decided to make a living just being himself- a very tall guy. He performed with dwarfs to offset his height, and they would all play the accordion. Petursson’s accordion was specially made for him. He had to take a break from show business to work in a German shipyard in Copenhagen during WWII (he was stranded there), but he started back to touring Europe with his act, and then was discovered by Ringling Brothers.
He worked with Ringling Brothers for a short time dressed in Edwardian clothes with a gigantic top hat. He left Ringling Brothers to join Glen Porter’s sideshow and Porter’s wife created the costume that would secure Petursson’s fame. He became the Viking Giant, and did several movies. He died in his hometown at the age of 69 – much older than most people with gigantism live, and a museum devoted to him sits very near the place where he is buried.
Chang Woo Gow was born in 1845 in China. At nineteen years of age he was 7 feet 9 inches and was a part of the Chinese emperor’s royal court. He visited England, and the reception was huge. He decided to stay in Europe and make the money that was rolling his way – people were paying lots just to see him in his traditional Chinese dress and hear him speak.
During his European travels Chang learned to speak English, French, and German and became a voracious reader. When he was 36 (in 1881), P.T. Barnum offered Chang $600 per week to travel with the Greatest Show on Earth. This made Chang one of the best paid attractions, but Barnum soon found it he was worth it. Not only did people flock to see him, but women practically threw themselves at him.
Chang met the love of his life in Australia – an English girl named Catherine Santley – and they married and had two sons together. They lived in China for a spell, and then moved to Bournemouth in England to live the quite country life. Tragically, Catherine passed away in 1893 and Chang simply couldn’t live without her. He passed away four short months after Catherine, aged 52 years old.
A close friend of Chang and renowned photographer said that Chang had “the kindest nature and a heart as true and tender as ever beat.”
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Throughout the ages, man has attempted to improve his standard of living through technology. In the beginning there was the wheel and now we have iPads (amongst hundreds of other inventions). Though our history is long, the age of new technology is very short and it all really started with the rise of steam-powered machinery. The first steam powered engine was created by Hero, an ancient Greek mathematician, in the first century AD which was called the aeolipile. This was a rocket like reaction engine and the first recorded steam engine. Since then, humans have managed to turn this idea into a practical machine by using steam for a number of uses such as to power boats or trains to Manchester and London allowing us to travel around. So here is a list of the best steam driven inventions to date:
Probably the most practical on the list, the steam train progressed throughout the 18th century and was originally created for track use, although many tried to use it for road functions aswell. William Murdoch was a Scottish inventor who built the original prototype for the steam engine in 1784. His invention of the time was very similar to those used in the more modern versions of the steam train. However, this model was not made on tracks. Though some of these locomotives are fuelled by water and oil, most were commonly fuelled by coal. They have since been replaced by our far quieter, faster diesel-electric multiple unit train, such as the Rail Class 220 Voyager.
Steamboats are usually powered by propellers or power-wheels which can be seen on rivers or lakes. Steamboats normally have the prefix S.S. before, such as the S.S. Natchez IX, which was used on the famous Mississippi river. Reports have stated that designs have appeared from as early as 1652 by John Thurloe, though this design was not completed before Thurloe’s untimely death. His idea was to create a boat, capable of speed and swiftness through water, without the use of a sail. This concept was adopted in the early 18th century and newer designs using steam pistons to power the wheel were implemented. In American culture, the steamboat was put on the map by Mickey Mouse, in his first cartoon from 1928, “Steamboat Willie”, which you can view here.
A Steam Cannon is a cannon which launches projectiles using only water and heat. It features a large copper cylinder which would have been placed into a furnace. Once the temperature reached a high enough level, a small water injection would be placed behind the projectile, theoretically shooting it out of the end. The original design was made by Leonardo Da Vinci and though he never made a prototype, this concept has since been explored by a number of television shows with varied results.
The steam aircraft always had a number of technical difficulties. Mainly, there was an issue regarding the power-to-weight ratio whereby the weight of the steam-propelled engine far outweighed that of the capability of the machine. In 1842, William Henson and John Stringfellow patented the Aerial Steam Carriage, which is considered the first real design, but it was never successfully flown. Though more conventional engines were later used, in the 1960’s designs were made to put a steam engine in a Hughes 300 helicopter, making it far more durable in the air.
Above is an image of Geoff Hudspith, inventor of the much desired Hudspith bicycle. Hudspith claims his love of motorbikes and steam drew him to creating this machine. As early as 1972, he set his heart on creating the machine, though it was not finished until 2001. It was put on show at the Great Dorset Steam fair and was recorded to do an average of 8mph.
Though the idea of many old biddies whizzing down the street in a steam clad chair is rather sublime, the truth is that this machine is a mere prop off the set of the Fresh-Prince flop, ‘Wild Wild West’ (1999). The steam wheelchair was the transportation device for the villainous Dr. Loveless, who tried to take down Jim West, played by Will Smith. The film centred around old guns, steam and buxom women. Despite this, it is still truly, truly awful.
Steam hammers are huge power driven structures, used to hammer forgings. They have pistons within a cylinder, which is filled with steam to raise the hammer. When the steam is removed, the hammer drops, but can be forced to drop faster with steam injected above the hammer itself. The first was created in Manchester in 1937 and has been stated as one of the most important elements for the industrialisation of Britain.
The Leyland Mower was one of the first motorised lawn mowers ever, being developed in the late 19th century. In 1893 the first steam powered device was created in Leyland by James Sumner, who was sick of simply rolling rotary blades around his garden. This original design can now be seen at the University of Reading. Though it meant that larger fields could be mowed quickly, it also meant a lot of expense for the purchaser, as it cost a lot to run and maintain the engine. The one in Reading University is the only known Steam Mower left.
Every kid dreams of building a rocket and flying it high into the sky. However, this device is a little bit out of reach for most children. The steam rocket is a thermal rocket working by water being held in the pressure vessel at high temperatures, then steam is released causing a hard thrust. Recently, more complex designs have been made, including nuclear fuelled rockets. Steam rockets are most popularly used to propel bikes and cars, like on Evil Knievels stunt on the Snake River Canyon.
Though the future of robotics is nearly here, Germany has decided to take it a step backwards and invent this nifty little fellow, the SteamBot. He is run simply on H2O and can waddle, waggle and spin his arms in a crazy fashion. Simply pop off his head, fill him up and set fire to his belly using an Esbit fire and wait for half hour whilst he gets going. That is, if you can find one. Only 300 were made and were originally sold off at over $600.
“Goth vs Gay – Even in the animal kingdom it is a cold war.” Wait…what? I’m sure the gay bird and the goth bird will get along swimmingly at some point. My question is where is the emo bird.
Oh, wait. Here is is.
One of the best reasons to see a movie in the theater (and subsequently pay exorbitant amounts of money for tickets and snacks and drinks and sometimes fancy 3-D glasses) is arriving early enough to catch the new trailers. Naturally, this is a perfect time to exercise one’s expert movie-judging skills (“Oh, that’s gonna rule.”), often to the chorus of other such avid film critics in the surrounding seats (“I bet that’s going to suck big time.”). Sadly, some of these trailers are wolves in sheep’s clothing, leading poor, innocent moviegoers to their entertainment demise. I’ve taken the liberty of highlighting a few such films that, after building up the hopes and dreams of the public, stomped all over our expectations.
Why It Should Have Been Awesome
The previews for this movie were absolutely mind-blowing. Replete with lovely damsels (Gwyneth Paltrow), dashing heroes (Jude Law) and a veritable grab-bag of big name stars, this film promised a little something for everyone. Perhaps its biggest claim to fame was as one of the pioneering films of computer-generated digital scenery.
Why It Sucked
What did this film ultimately give us? A good nap. This awkwardly-paced-post-Depression-era-wannabe-steampunk-meets-Indiana-Jones-but-not-as-cool snoozefest proved to be a major bummer. The filmmakers relied too heavily upon the special effects and the big names to cover up the fact that the whole plot line was a hairsbreadth away from absurdity – and not the ha-ha kind, the uh-oh kind. Not even Angelina Jolie could hussy this movie up enough to be palatable.
Why It Should Have Been Awesome
It’s effin’ STAR WARS. How can you ruin that? Nearly two decades after the release of “Return of the Jedi”, nerds and closet nerds across the world almost tossed their pocket protectors aloft in joy at the news that George Lucas was (finally) releasing a new episode of the legendary franchise. The build up for this prequel was so great that fans waited in line for weeks to get tickets – sleeping in shifts, taking time off work and ultimately cementing their own place in Star Wars history.
Why It Sucked
Jar-Jar Binks. Hands down, one of the single-most irritating computer-generated characters to ever plague the silver screen. Combined with the cheesy dialogue, most viewers were left with an overall feeling of “Eh.” Take, for instance, the scene immediately prior to the famous pod race. Everybody’s favorite pseudo-Rasta alien is assisting the young Anakin when a nearby beast of burden experiences some unfortunate digestive discomfort (read “a space camel farted on Jar-Jar”). Seriously, George? A fart joke? Lucky for us power nerds, Lucas redeemed himself with “Attack of the Clones” (watching Yoda lay the smack down certainly didn’t hurt).
Why It Should Have Been Awesome
Now, the creators of the Terminator films could probably throw mud at a roll of film and still win awards. Not a big fan of the franchise myself, I will admit to getting pretty excited when the previews for “Salvation” first aired. The special effects looked spectacular, the cast was promising, and no matter how far removed from the story you are, John Connor is tantamount to an American legend. Everyone wants to see humanity put up a fight against the big bad Skynet jerks.
Why It Sucked
What moviegoers experienced was something more like standing inside a giant bell and letting your most annoying friend beat on it with a hammer. Computer-generated Arnold Schwarzenegger couldn’t even save this film. (Apparently, he was too busy being the Governator to renew his role as the Terminator) Roughly twenty minutes into the film it becomes apparent that most of the budget went toward the explosions, because it certainly didn’t go to pay the scriptwriters (If it did, somebody deserves a refund). Christian Bale did his “Hi. I look angry all the time and speak in a gravely voice,” thing, while Sam Worthington tried desperately to make this movie not terrible. A valiant effort, sir, but I’m afraid the end of the movie sucked the last bit of good quality out of the experience. Of course, it was hard to see what was happening with the big block of cheese in the way.
Why It Should Have Been Awesome
The American public is a sucker for a good scary movie. They especially love a scary movie with lots of action and a good dose of humor. This Universal Studios release promised all of the above- Incorporating horror film legends including Dracula, the Frankenstein monster and werewolves, with a little dose of sexy thrown in (hello, Kate Beckinsale in leather pants). This film offered a talented (in theory) cast and an exotic spin on an old storyline. Any individual with a taste for classic horror had every reason to anticipate Van Helsing with all the excitement of a 15 year-old-girl before a Jonas Brothers concert.
Why It Sucked
It makes it an even bigger shame, then, that even with sexy (sort of) vampires and Kate Beckinsale’s leather pants, this movie was still terrible. It was like watching a really good idea dissolve into utter disaster, as actors who’d previously been considered very talented, exclaimed (!) their way through a cheesy and awkward script. Combined with the fact that the big plot twist was that Van Helsing was actually the angel Gabriel, this film was an extra large dose of WTF. The end of the film was the real kicker, as the aforementioned big block of cheese made its debut performance when the slain heroine and her family appeared in the sky (apparently that’s what happens when you go to Heaven). Frankly, if I started seeing giant cloud people after discovering I was a long-lost archangel (side note: How does God “miss” an archangel? Aren’t they pretty important?), I would need a good stiff drink, and possibly a CAT scan.
Why It Should Have Been Awesome
This fourth installment of the epic Indiana Jones franchise was anticipated with almost as much excitement as any episode of Star Wars. Harrison Ford was returning as America’s most awesome professor, complete with a dreamy protégé in the form of Shia LaBuoef (fresh off the fame that came with “Transformers”). The world could hardly wait to see what magic Lucasfilm would make combining the much-revered story line with the newest advances in filmmaking.
Why It Sucked
The worst part about this film is that it wasn’t really terrible, it was simply, and sadly, disappointing. The novelty and adventure that ran rampant in the first three films fell flat in “Crystal Skull”. It also didn’t help that previously mentioned dreamy protégé was sort of annoying (like Jar-Jar Binks annoying). If this movie were to be summed up using math: Soviet Bad Guys vs. Indiana Jones and that chick from “Raiders of The Lost Ark” vs. Creepy Glowing Alien Skull ≠ Awesome. I’m willing to bet that the Ark of the Covenant could totally beat up the Crystal Skull in a fight. Any takers?
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All is not as it seems in this animated gif of a juggler. “Stick” around for a few seconds to see the shocking reveal as a juggling man become something less.
After seeing this do you want to learn how to juggle? Yeah, me neither. But for the .02% that feels juggling is a serious career choice (but you probably need more than one arm), look to start your juggling career here: http://learnhowtojuggle.info/
This site provides an easy-to-follow method for learning how to juggle. Some people are natural juggles and will find they can juggle within a couple of hours of practice. Others might need a little more time (between 2 days to 2 months), but practice and persistence is the key to becoming a good juggler. Once you learn the skill of juggling, you will never forget it (like riding a bike).
Gold is rare and valuable. It is incredibly labor intensive and dangerous to mine for both mine workers and the environment. As such, the most obviously logical thing to do with it is rub it on your face and flush it down the toilet—in some cases literally.
To follow is a list of some of the most useless, most unnecessary things that are made of gold for sale today.
The Midas touch—gone WILD! I’m not confused about the practical use of a sex toy, right? In a traditional use of gold, like in a necklace or a ring, the purpose of spending the extra green to get something made of gold is so you can show it off and brag about your status without having to say a single word. In the case of a sex toy, who are you bragging to? It’s not exactly a mantelpiece. I guess it makes being alone seem in vogue.
And what does discovering a gold vibrator encrusted with gems in your wife’s sock drawer do to your ego?
“Honey? You know, I still drive a Hyundai, right?”
Of course it would be a better to use this valuable mineral to make yourself healthier than just to flaunt your wealth, but does rubbing hundreds of dollars worth of gold on your face really make a difference worth the money?
“I am certain that the poor children who mined this gold would rest a little easier tonight if they could only see these pores! It’s like ten-years washed off my face and into the sewage system—along with $200 of gold leaf…”
Then again, child labor for the purpose of glitz and glamour is no better, but it’s tradition so we can let it slide.
My qualm with rubbing gold on your face instead of salt water or Clearasil or olive oil–something more traditional–is that some business genius is making money off of rich peoples’ naïveté. What a great business model! Convince people that one of the most expensive things on Earth is the secret to eternally youthful skin. The best part? It worked! Cha-ching!
Gold is flavorless. In fact, professional tasters use golden utensils to make sure they get a pure taste of whatever they have to critique. But these utensils are reusable. Gold covered food is not.
My favorite gold food has to be the gold covered heart-shaped lollipop. A strawberry lollipop, just like the ones you get at the bank or the doctor’s, only it costs nearly $28.00 because it’s covered in flakes of gold. The same website offers pure edible gold and a gold flake shaker to evenly apply gold as a garnish.
Dear rich people:
This is why people resent you! They are NOT jealous. They are sick of the way you waste the money that they don’t have to make precious rare metals into ca-ca.
Probably the most popular ridiculous gold consumption method, alcoholic beverages with gold flakes floating within are a delicious a way to damage your esophagus, stomach, brain and liver—and it sparkles!
I know that it’s not even three-dollars worth of gold in a $30.00 bottle of goldschlager, but why not use that much gold to make a beautiful bottle that you can keep and not turn into the-morning-after runs?
The moral of the story is this: It’s not worth it–not that any use of gold is really worth it considering the rarity and danger involved in its discovery, mining and refining, but especially if you’re going to just put it in your body for fun so you can feel luxurious. That’s just plain selfish.
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A while back a girl named Cara posted a video featuring a girl named Debbie talking about herself for an eHarmony bio. It got over 12 million hits. This is the video:
A Fox affiliate, Fox 17 out of Whocaresville, Wherever, did a story about how the video is a fake. They’ve used their keen investigative skills and flair for drama to debunk the Mystery of Debbie. Here is THAT video:
So now that is cleared up, and we’re free to enjoy things like this:
And all is right in the world.
At first it looks like any other car for sale on eBay. It’s a bitchin’ Camaro for sale by some dude in New York. But, take a closer look at his advertising strategy.
The text says: “As much as this car & my wife are loved and will be missed. I am forced to part with both. So my loss is your gain here. The car has less than 10,000 miles on it, her – a little more – just saying. The car has never seen snow, she can be as cold as ice. The car was garage stored when not in use, she is making me move out to the garage. This car has extraordinary acceleration with the 6.2L VS, superior handling, excellent value, head-turning looks, unique interior design, great fuel economy, and a throaty boasting exhaust, which beats a bitchy mouth any day.” If that wasn’t enough, he actually made a list of specs comparing his car and his wife:
Devil horns and glowing red eyes? Where is the picture of that? I’d say, if he wasn’t on the heels of a bad breakup, he certainly is now.
Also doubles as a Halloween costume if your kid wants to be Billy Mays, Al from Home Improvement, Zach Galifianakis, Zac Brown, or Justin Theroux nowadays. Comes in white if your kid wants to be Michael McDonald, Kenny Rogers, or Sir Anthony Hopkins.
via: I Love Bacon
Why didn’t I think of this? And, how many more of these can we do? Did somebody make a picture for Apple Martin? Audio Science Sossamon? 50 Cent? Eminem? Where are all those pictures, you crazy Photoshop wizards?
He looks so sad. But all the little Ice Cubes look pretty happy. What’s up with that? Don’t they know they’re going to melt?
I have nothing snarky to say about this. If i found this tea set, I would buy it. No hesitation.
Both images via UberHumor
Nothing beats the look on the guy’s face. The guy at the checkout window, not the guy eagerly (too eagerly, creepy eager, even) grabbing the ice cream. Maybe it’s not ice cream. It looks more like frozen yogurt, doesn’t it? Or maybe it’s McDonald’s ice cream. Did you know that McDonald’s ice cream has carrageenan in it? It’s also known as Irish moss. Food manufacturers use it lots of stuff, so don’t be all down on McDonald’s. At least, no more than usual. Also, it’s not true that they put worms or eyeballs in their burgers.
So. Cindy here is a dancing dog. Maybe a Golden Retriever? She has a dress, which puts her a few points above El Willy since he’s dancing totally in the nude. Also, she can follow choreography, so that makes her, obviously, a smarter dog, but is she really a better dancer? Where is Bruno when you need him? Yes, I realize that this dancing dog has been all over the internet and TV for ages. But I ask you, does it ever get old?
Video via harapeno on YouTube
Also, “Fitter, happier, more productive. Comfortable. Not drinking too much. Regular exercise at the gym (3 days a week), getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries. At ease. Eating well (no more microwave dinners and saturated fats). A patient better driver. A safer car (baby smiling in back seat). Sleeping well (no bad dreams), no paranoia. Careful to all animals (never washing spiders down the plughole)….”
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Lyrics via Radiohead
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What is wrong with me that I find this so amusing? This artist, maneggs, does some really disturbing but funny stuff. I’d like to say I understand it all, but the horse one (one or two before the one you see above) flummoxes me. This above, this is just a masterpiece. Though I don’t know why Toad would care if Mario killed a Koopa. Enlighten me?
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While I think Firefox is getting a bad deal in this picture, I love, love, love the fact that IE is over in the corner eating glue. And he has to wear a helmet. Because he gets into accidents all the time. Bumps into stuff…you know. And Opera and Safari aren’t even there. They don’t even go to the same school.
“What do you want from me?” “We want Beggin Strips.” “Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?” Banana technology abused by dogs with jowls. Stay tuned for your local weather.
Have I mentioned how much I love allaboutchuba?
So, a while back we did a post on flash mobs, and many readers chimed in saying that the flash mobs posted were not “real” flash mobs. So, you guys provided some links, and I’m putting them up, because even if you call me a douchenozzle, I still care about what you have to say. So, here are the reader-submitted flash mobs.