Feb
27
2008
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Sugar blocks

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Link 

Written by Peter C in: Design,Food,Humor |
Feb
24
2008
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1943 Guide to Hiring Women

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This is pretty ridiculous, but below is the transcript:

“Eleven Tips on Getting More Efficiency Out of Women Employees: There’s no longer any question whether transit companies should hire women for jobs formerly held by men. The draft and manpower shortage has settled that point. The important things now are to select the most efficient women available and how to use them to the best advantage.

Here are eleven helpful tips on the subject from Western Properties:

1. Pick young married women. They usually have more of a sense of responsibility than their unmarried sisters, they’re less likely to be flirtatious, they need the work or they wouldn’t be doing it, they still have the pep and interest to work hard and to deal with the public efficiently.

2. When you have to use older women, try to get ones who have worked outside the home at some time in their lives. Older women who have never contacted the public have a hard time adapting themselves and are inclined to be cantankerous and fussy. It’s always well to impress upon older women the importance of friendliness and courtesy.

3. General experience indicates that “husky” girls – those who are just a little on the heavy side – are more even tempered and efficient than their underweight sisters.

4. Retain a physician to give each woman you hire a special physical examination – one covering female conditions. This step not only protects the property against the possibilities of lawsuit, but reveals whether the employee-to-be has any female weaknesses which would make her mentally or physically unfit for the job.

5. Stress at the outset the importance of time the fact that a minute or two lost here and there makes serious inroads on schedules. Until this point is gotten across, service is likely to be slowed up.

6. Give the female employee a definite day-long schedule of duties so that they’ll keep busy without bothering the management for instructions every few minutes. Numerous properties say that women make excellent workers when they have their jobs cut out for them, but that they lack initiative in finding work themselves.

7. Whenever possible, let the inside employee change from one job to another at some time during the day. Women are inclined to be less nervous and happier with change.

8. Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. You have to make some allowances for feminine psychology. A girl has more confidence and is more efficient if she can keep her hair tidied, apply fresh lipstick and wash her hands several times a day.

9. Be tactful when issuing instructions or in making criticisms. Women are often sensitive; they can’t shrug off harsh words the way men do. Never ridicule a woman – it breaks her spirit and cuts off her efficiency.

10. Be reasonably considerate about using strong language around women. Even though a girl’s husband or father may swear vociferously, she’ll grow to dislike a place of business where she hears too much of this.

11. Get enough size variety in operator’s uniforms so that each girl can have a proper fit. This point can’t be stressed too much in keeping women happy.”

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Written by Peter C in: History,Humor,Sex,Weird News,Words etc |
Feb
22
2008
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Argument between couple over who is too drunk to drive ends… well, as you might expect it to

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From article:

Husband Gets DUI For Running Over Wife With SUV After Argument

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. — Authorities say a man accidentally ran over his wife after a drunken argument over who should drive near Cape Canaveral.

Florida state troopers say Richard Zubowicz thought his wife Becky was too drunk to drive. So they pulled into a grocery store parking lot to argue Thursday.

Richard Zubowicz allegedly pushed his wife to the ground, circled the parking lot in his sport utility vehicle and ran her over when he returned to the spot where they had been fighting.

Authorities found Becky Zubowicz still pinned beneath the SUV in Merritt Island. She remained in critical condition Friday.

Titusville resident Richard Zubowicz remains jailed on charges of drunken driving and causing a serious injury and domestic violence. Jail records did not indicate if he has an attorney.

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Written by Peter C in: Humor,Weird News |
Feb
21
2008
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Is the Blarney Stone fake? The history is interesting regardless

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From RTE:

Doubts over authenticity of Blarney Stone

Millions of tourists may have kissed the wrong Blarney Stone in an effort to get the gift of the gab, according to a new study.

The authenticity of the Blarney Stone, kissed by about 400,000 tourists each year, has been questioned by Mark Samuel, an archaeologist and architectural historian, and Kate Hamlyn in a new book.

According to legend, kissing the stone at Blarney Castle, Co Cork, endows the person with the gift of gab, but the authors say the present stone only came into use in 1888 for health and safety reasons.

Up until then, visitors wishing to kiss the stone had to be dangled from the castle by two people holding their ankles.

Today visitors lie on their back, holding on to an iron railing and lean backwards to kiss the stone.

Blarney Castle has dismissed the theory that the current stone is not the one with the claimed magical powers.

Marketing manager John Fogarty said the Blarney Stone is a piece of the Stone of Scone or 'Stone of Destiny', on which the kings of Scotland were crowned.

One legend says the Scone Stone is supposed to be the pillow stone said to have been used by the biblical Jacob.

Mr Fogarty said that the part of the stone that came to Blarney was given to an Irish king, Cormac MacCarthy, by Scotland's Robert the Bruce.

It was a gift in gratitude for 4,000 Irish soldiers said to have been sent to aid Scotland when Robert defeated the English at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

The Scone Stone was subsequently captured by the English and taken to Westminster Abbey in London where it was fitted into a chair on which English sovereigns were crowned. It was returned to Edinburgh Castle in 1996.

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Written by Peter C in: Europe,History,Hmmn. Interesting. |
Feb
19
2008
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Restaurant sorry over F word bill

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From BBC:

A restaurant owner has apologised after diners had their very own F word experience – without Gordon Ramsay.

Ten friends found the abusive and sexually-explicit message on their bill at Joe Delucci's Italian restaurant in Bird Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire.

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Written by Peter C in: Food,Humor,Weird News,Words etc |
Feb
15
2008
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Ghostbuster called in after sewage workers stalked by ‘zombie’ in underground tunnels

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From article:

It sounds like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster.

 

But staff at a sewage works have called in a ghostbuster because they are being stalked by a zombie-like figure who roams the underground tunnels.

Workers at Southern Water's treatment plant in Eastbourne, East Sussex, said they have been scared to enter tunnels after being followed about by a "humanoid figure" as they went about their jobs.

Mark Wey, a sewage treatment worker, got permission from his bosses to hire a paranormal investigator to launch an investigation into the sewage spirits.

Mr Wey hired parapsychologist Michael Kingscote who paid the tunnels a visit.

"It's not funny going to work and worrying that a zombie might be around the corner."

Link to Daily Mail

Written by Peter C in: Humor,Weird News |
Feb
14
2008
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Mao to Kissinger: “Do you want our Chinese women?” he asked. “We can give you 10 million.”

From SF Chronicle:

Amid a discussion of trade in 1973, Chairman Mao Zedong made what Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger called a novel proposition: sending tens of thousands, even 10 million, Chinese women to the United States.

"You know, China is a very poor country," Mao said, according to a document released by the State Department's historian office. "We don't have much. What we have in excess is women. So if you want them we can give a few of those to you, some tens of thousands."

A few minutes later, Mao circled back to the offer. "Do you want our Chinese women?" he asked. "We can give you 10 million."

After Kissinger noted Mao was "improving his offer," the chairman said, "We have too many women … They give birth to children and our children are too many."

"It is such a novel proposition," Kissinger replied in his discussion with Mao in Beijing. "We will have to study it."

But what did China want in exchange? 

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Written by Peter C in: History,Hmmn. Interesting.,Politics,Weird News |
Feb
12
2008
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Advertising : Vici Seafood — Laughing Bear

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Very funny commercial from Saatchi & Saatchi, Moscow, Russia

Link to YouTube

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Entertainment,Fishing,Humor,Video |
Feb
12
2008
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Armless Guitar Player

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Link to YouTube clip via Neatorama

Written by Peter C in: Entertainment,Music,Video,Weird News |
Feb
11
2008
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Puppies and Flowers : Pig born with love-heart pattern in fur

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Just in time for Valentine's Day… Link

Similar to the Chihuahua puppy born with love-heart pattern in fur

Written by Peter C in: *Puppies & Flowers,Weird News |
Feb
06
2008
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BBC apologizes for talking on-air about a plant known as a “black man’s willy”

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Quotes from article: 

Gardening author Bob Flowerdew admitted he had "only ever seen one close up – and not that colour".

Horticulturalist Anne Swithinbank added: "I've never seen one in my life. They don't really like the cold, as you can imagine. They shrivel up and look very unhappy."

Link to article 

Written by Peter C in: Entertainment,Humor,Sex,Weird News |
Feb
06
2008
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White guy arrested for rapping! Go Florida!

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Article: 

Brooksville, Florida – A 19-year-old was taken to jail Sunday evening for singing the profane words of a rap song when children were around.

The children's mother, Amy Churchill, called Hernando County sheriff's deputies and complained that Christopher Holder was yelling profanities as he walked with two juveniles on Gordon Loop in Brooksville. Churchill said that her two children did not need to hear such language, according to an offense report.

Holder told deputies he did nothing wrong and was actually singing the words to a song by rapper Lil' Boosie.

He even told deputies that “he did not believe children needed to hear [that kind of] language,” the report says.

Still, Holder was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Hernando County Jail.

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Feb
06
2008
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Carling iPint — Clever useless iPhone App

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Nifty little advertising gimmick.

Thanks Noah.

Originally posted 2008-07-28 10:39:18.

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Alcohol,Entertainment,Humor,Tech |
Feb
05
2008
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The Booze Bra

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Complete article: 

Could this be the reason Amy Winehouse seemed to have sprouted such a heaving chest when she left rehab yesterday?

For those occasions when booze just isn't allowed a wine-holding bra has been created for the ladettes of this world.

Be it a rock concert of simply a trip to the women simply need to fill up the sports bra device with their favourite tipple and then once inside suck the liquid out of the special teat.

The bra serves the double purpose of also making the wearer's (wine) rack look more full – until the alcohol is all drunk down that is and the woman goes from a big chested beauty to a big bellied Betty.

The £20 polyurethane bladder can contain 750ml of liquid (a normal wine bottle) and boosts a woman's chest by two cups.

It is not the first time Metro has reported on illicit booze drinking devices. In 2006 we brought you the polyurethane beer belly for men.

For more information go to www.firebox.com/product/2061?src_t=cat&src_id=party

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Written by Peter C in: Alcohol,Design,Humor,Weird News |
Feb
05
2008
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Grand Central Station Stunt — 200+ people ‘freeze’ for 5 minutes

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Link to YouTube clip

This is one of over 70 different missions Improv Everywhere has executed over the past six years in New York City. Others include the No Pants Subway Ride, the Best Buy uniform prank, and the famous U2 Rooftop Hoax, to name a few. Visit the website to see tons of photos and video of all of our work, including behind the scenes information on how this video was made.

Link to Improv Everywhere site

Written by Peter C in: Arts,Events,Hmmn. Interesting.,Humor |
Feb
04
2008
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Feb
04
2008
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Duck!

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Shortest runway in the world requires special license to land there. Not sure this pilot deserves it.

Clearing the vehicles below by the narrowest of margins, a plane swoops in to land at one of the world's most dramatic airstrips. 

Although the clearance is supposed to be 20ft, the scooter riders and car driver take no chances and duck for their own safety.

Pilots need a special licence to land at the strip on the island of Saint-Barthélemy, or St Barts, in the French West Indies. 

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