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“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

NASA Airbrushed UFOs – Lunar Base Towers Link to YouTube 

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…stripped of their clothes were Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle…

…stripped of their clothes were Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle…

Photo: Alice and Indiana Jones Dublin, Ireland:  The theft of National Wax Museum figures will not stop next month's reopening of the tourist attraction, the museum's management insisted today. Dozens of models, including Bob the Builder, the Teletubbies and Frankenstein , were stolen from a warehouse in central Dublin last month. Replica uniforms from the Easter(…)

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“The Way Of All Flesh” — Fabulous found collection of photos documenting a woman over 50 years of her life

“The Way Of All Flesh” — Fabulous found collection of photos documenting a woman over 50 years of her life

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Nice collection of Chrysler related emblems

Nice collection of Chrysler related emblems

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Lost found art

Lost found art

Shown here: 8 vintage Art Deco styled microphones circa 1920's-1950's Link to more collections 

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Happy Birthday Billy Connelly! 67?

Happy Birthday Billy Connelly! 67?

“Can I have more butter in my bucket?” Real fans of Billy will thoroughly enjoy this early documentry: Billy Connolly was, in the 1970s, a sort of Scottish Lenny Bruce, who, with devastating humour, sliced through the hypocrisies he perceived. This 1976 documentary follows the singer-comic during his 1975 Irish tour. Made in a cinema(…)

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Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady, dies

Lady Bird Johnson, former first lady, dies

From Yahoo: AUSTIN, Texas – Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, Lyndon B. Johnson, died Wednesday, a family spokeswoman said. She was 94. Johnson, who suffered a stroke in 2002 that affected her ability to speak, returned home late last month(…)

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Space Colony Art from the 1970s

Space Colony Art from the 1970s

Cylindrical Colonies (Interior view)   Bernal Spheres (Colony construction crew at work) A couple of space colony summer studies were conducted at NASA Ames in the 1970s. Colonies housing about 10,000 people were designed. A number of artistic renderings of the concepts were made. These have been converted to jpegs and are available as thumbnails,(…)

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Sisters mail hot dog back and forth for 54 years

Sisters mail hot dog back and forth for 54 years

(Keenesburg, Co.) – Flora Zimbelman says it all started 54 years ago when she put an uncooked hot dog in her sister’s suitcase.  "I don’t know what made me do it. The devil I guess," she said. Flora’s sister, Rose, found the hot dog when she opened the suitcase back up in Idaho, where she(…)

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Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

From The Independant: They are said to produce unparalleled sound quality. Until now, however, no one has been able to explain why 300-year-old Stradivarius violins have never been matched in terms of musical expressiveness and projection. A study has found that the secret may be explained by the consistent density of the two wooden panels(…)

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Frank Zappa Day Declared

Frank Zappa Day Declared

Zappa, another brilliant unsung American talent, good for Baltimore I say. Thursday, August 9th is Frank Zappa Day in Baltimore, MD, as proclaimed by Mayor Sheila Dixon. Frank Zappa was born in Baltimore in 1940 and, coincidentally, wrote and recorded a song entitled “What's New In Baltimore?” Dweezil Zappa, his son, is bringing the ongoing(…)

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Happy Birthday Scrabble.

Happy Birthday Scrabble.

It is 60 years ago tomorrow that Scrabble was registered as a trade mark by Alfred Mosher Butts, an architect from New York state, and his businessman friend James Brunot. Scrabble AD by PES: Link to The Independent's article on the inventor and origins of Scrabble  

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Mystical San Francisco — Photography

Mystical San Francisco — Photography

    Link to SF Chronicle images

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The Graphic Design of the Larrea Brothers, 60’s and 70’s Chilean designers

The Graphic Design of the Larrea Brothers, 60’s and 70’s Chilean designers

Chilean designers of the 60's and 70's.           If anyone has any more info please email me at: peter(AT)puppiesandflowers.com

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Satchmo and Cash

Satchmo and Cash

Something about Louis Armstrong's demeanour, when he shakes his head and sings, makes even Johnny Cash (who's music I love) look like an amateur… but you have to watch this clip. Link Oct., 28, 1970 Johnny Cash Show clip Link to a classic version of "What a wonderful world"

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William Safire’s ‘Finest’ Unspoken Speech

William Safire’s ‘Finest’ Unspoken Speech

From Gawker: Columnist and presidential speechwriter Bill Safire was one of only three non-disloyal Jews President Nixon could name. Here is the speech he drafted for Nixon to read in case the Apollo 11 Astronauts became stranded on the moon! It is a wonderful piece of alternate universe American history, in which President Nixon had(…)

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