From NYTimes: BRUSSELS — After months of complaints by European dairy farmers angry over low prices, protesters in Brussels on Monday poured milk onto the streets, hurled eggs and other missiles, and started fires that filled the air with black smoke.
This Brazilian model “lost” her belly button as the Playboy magazine editors were retouching her body curves. The mistake went unnoticed, and the magazine sold 605,000 copies that month… lots of readers got pissed off when they realized they were wasting money on fake pictures. Found at Bits and Pieces
Clip: Internet auction website eBay on Monday withdrew an unusual second-hand sale item, the country of Belgium, which had attracted an offer of 10 million euros (13.9 million dollars). "Belgium, a kingdom in three parts" was posted on the Belgian ebay site as offering "plenty of choice" despite the caveat that it comes with "300(…)
My favorite: What the heck is electronic mail? That’s the question posed in this Honeywell ad, which explains: “Simply put, it means high-speed information transportation. “One of the most advanced methods is terminals talking to one another. “Your mailbox is the terminal on your desk. Punch a key and today’s correspondence and messages are displayed(…)
Found at biggeekdaddy The Princes are practical jokers, here's one they played on the Queen when she asked for help with her new answering machine: From FoxNews: Princely pranksters William and Harry have been accused of recording a bogus message on Queen Elizabeth II's answering machine.
On a spring day in 1971, Charles Simonds packed several pounds of red clay into the steel box on his delivery bike and set out through New York City’s SoHo district. He had spotted a gutter curbstone there that he thought would make the perfect site for one of the tiny clay villages he had(…)
Mr. Brainwash aka MBW is a movie maker and street artist. With an art show funded by himself in the once abandoned CBS studio on Sunset, he created a sanitarium for the artistically inclined…and hipsters? Anywho, the show was packed up the A-hole as the lined curved around the building with the first(…)
I like that Ted Kennedy is 'Sunburn'! Secret Service codenames are a throwback to the period before electronic transmissions were encrypted. Although they serve no practical security function today, the US Army Signal Corps still assigns codenames (mostly out of tradition). John Anderson Miracle, Starburst, Stardust Keke Anderson Scarlet Howard Baker Snapshot (…)