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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday links

The surprisingly interesting history of toothpicks and the guy who tried to corner the market on them.

Because they never get old: a collection of signs from "The Simpsons".

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include putting a man in giant balloon, filling it until it explodes, and filming in slow motion, the story of "Hey Jude", all about radioactive toothpaste, and the Guinness World Record du jour: the guy who kicked himself in the head 134 times in 1 minute.

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Science of Dogs

A collection of signs from "The Simpsons"

For Simpsons fans, or to encourage you to become one, a selection of signs just hanging out in the background from various episodes. These are in no particular order, and there are many more available - follow the links at the bottom of the post.

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Signs from 'The Simpsons' are as clever as they are hilarious (25 Photos)




30 Brilliant Signs On The Simpsons

The Vast Waistband

There are, of course, many more of these - these are just some that caught my eye. Lots more are available here, here and here. Previous Simpsons posts and links:


Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, in 1969 film with sisters Maggie and Lisa, made by his father Homer.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday links

Here's a collection of dragon statues and sculptures from around the world.

The Radium Girls and the Generation that brushed its Teeth with Radioactive Toothpaste.

ICYMI, Monday's links are here, and include the anniversary of the 20th of July plot, the unsuccessful bomb attempt to kill Hitler in 1944, the Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel, weather on other planets, scientists decide there are 4 kinds of drunks, and lots about Sharknado Week.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

News anchor's rant on Chattanooga terrorism and Obama's half-baked policies

Apparently freedom of expression is controversial. Transcript below - any substantive or grammatical mistakes are mine:

Four United States Marines are now dead. Climate change didn't kill them. Lack of free community college didn't kill them. The income gap? Wage inequality? Nope, not those things, either. Gay marriage? Nope. White racism? Not that either. So what did? 

President Obama if you wanna say it I will - radical Islam. This is not workplace violence, this is not a criminal act with motives unknown, this is terrorism. The suspected shooter Mohammed Abdulaziz, was a devout Muslim. Do I care that he seemed like an all-American young man? Do I care that he was good at mixed martial arts or a smart quiet guy? Do I care that is high school friend wouldn't classify him as overly religious? No, I don't give a flying you know what about any of that. Was he linked to ISIS or al Qaeda or Hamas, or any of the other 15-plus offshoot terrorist groups? Does it matter?

I'm sorry, but radical Islam is becoming the rule not the exception. Yesterday's moderate is today's terrorist. I care that this SOB killed four United States Marines and I care that our Commander-in-Chief is more concerned with Muslim sensitivity then the honor and sacrifice made by these marines.

This is the 21st time our military men and women have been attacked here at home (caution - autoplay). This is not a middle East problem - this is an American problem, and I'm sorry but I can't sit here and let this go not anymore. I come from a family of Marines. My grandpa was a World War Two paratrooper, my uncle a Vietnam Purple Heart recipient, my cousins both Marine Corps officers, and I have some very close Navy SEAL connections as well. In fact someone very close to my heart is deployed to the Middle East right now, but the sad thing is that I was telling him last night that I think you're safer over there then you would be right here in the United States America.

I've had it with this failed strategy, this halfway, half-baked if we'll be friendly to Jihadis mentality pushed by this administration. Be a leader, someone! They, the radical Islamists, have brought the fight right here to the red white and blue and it's about time we bring it to them, full force. Let's show what the United States of America looks like up close and personal. Show them what a B-one bomber looks like flying overhead. Show what they're messing with. Put the fear of God in their desert, because clearly our lack of strategy isn't working.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Monday links

It's the anniversary of the 20th of July plot, the unsuccessful bomb attempt to kill Hitler in 1944.

Hellish Weather on Other Planets.

Syfy’s 2nd annual “Sharknado Week” is premiering 7 (seven!) new movies, including, of course, Sharknado 3 with President Cuban and VP Coulter.

Scientists decide there are 4 kinds of drunks.

Salamanders Get Into Groups And Go On Sperm-Release Raids. (and no, "salamanders" is not a fraternity)

ICYMI, last Friday's links are here, and include some really bad taxidermy, a Brooklyn superhero supply store, answering mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes, and a gallery of medieval armor.