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Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday links

Gallery: Pizza in the Wild

The other Captain America movie - this 1973 Turkish version in which he teams up with a Mexican wrestler and fights evil Spiderman.

Vintage creepy Easter Bunny Photosvideos of violence done against marshmallow peeps, including peeps vs. .50 Caliber Rifle, Parts 1 and 2, and 16 Delicious Facts About Marshmallow Peeps.

This photoessay wins my vote for blog post of the week: Victorian Prudes and their Bizarre Beachside Bathing Machines.

Excellent Rube-Goldberg-esque engineering: the ultimate wine bottle opener and pourer.

Fashions of the Future as Imagined in 1893.

ICYMI, Tuesday's links are here, and include dissecting the timeline of Paul Revere’s ride, the McDonald's Monopoly Fraud, and a gallery of extremely happy animals.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I finally located video of the Gilda Radner/Emily Litella skit on saving Soviet Jewry - seems apropos today

From Saturday Night Live, back when it was funny:

EMILY LITELLA: What’s all this FUSS I hear… about saving Soviet jewelry? Now… what makes Soviet jewelry so special? Will it be worth more in a few years? Why… prices what they are today… ALL jewelry will be worth more! now, if I recall correctly, Mrs. Kruschev didn’t wear very much jewelry… and her husband, the Premier, didn’t even wear a watch! Not the mickey mouse watch, anyway. Why, they wouldn’t even let him into Disney Land! And now he’s DEAD!! Well, I’m infuriated! 

Save Soviet jewelry?! Where are we going to put it? I say keep it over THERE, with all their ballet dancers! Let them keep their own jewelry AND their own ballet dancers! As a matter of fact, why don’t get the ballet dancers to save the jewelry?! Americans have more important things to save! And electricity! And what about our fuel? Now, THAT’S important! Not jewelry! 

CHEVY: Miss Litella. Miss Litella.


CHEVY: It’s Jewry. Jewry. Not jewelry.


CHEVY: Soviet Jewry. The editorial was about Jewry, not jewelry.

EMILY LITELLA: Oh! Well, that’s very important.


EMILY LITELLA: *smiling* Never mind!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Excellent engineering: the ultimate wine bottle opener and pourer

This video is from 2011, but I've never seen it. This is my go to wine opener, but if someone wants to build one of the contraptions in the video and give it to me, I'll be happy to switch.

Via Geekpress.

Tuesday links

The McDonalds Monopoly Fraud: from 1995 to 2001, there was only one real winner - Uncle Jerry.

Tax day quotes, songs, links and adviceDave Barry on preparing your own taxes, how to file an online extension, and the 1967 cartoon version of The Beatles "Taxman".

Dissecting the Timeline of Paul Revere’s Ride.

Remember these excellent Easter cards from The Onion?

If the speed limit were really “enforced by radar” like the signs say, the strength of the necessary signal “would also destroy the offender, car, police officer, road, and all other traffic for miles around”.

Gallery: The 30 Happiest Animals In The World.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, including early bands of (later) rock stars, handheld jet engines, and the tax implications of the zombie apocalypse.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter cards from The Onion

From The Onion, circa 2000, but no longer available there. If anyone has better pictures, or more, please leave the information in the comments.

They do still have this available: