Monthly Archives: March 2008

Flickr set of decaying roller coaster

Flickr set of decaying roller coaster

Old roller coaster at Chippewa lake Ohio. Built in 1920's ended service1978.  Link to more photographs

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Notable Registrants of the World War I Draft

Notable Registrants of the World War I Draft

Shown here is J C Penney's, I like that he was 'self-employed'.  From the Gov Archives: The 24 million World War I Draft Registration Cards in the custody of the National Archives Southeast Region provide an invaluable resource for academic researchers and genealogists. All males in the United States, born between the years 1872 and(…)

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Hal Riney, 75, RIP

Hal Riney, 75, RIP

Hal Riney, the San Francisco advertising man whose iconic and memorable work helped establish the city as an important creative center for the industry and a magnet for major accounts, died of cancer in his San Francisco home Monday. He was 75. Whether his client was an automobile manufacturer, a company selling wine coolers or(…)

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“Starmageddon”

“Starmageddon”

Thousands of starfish wash up on the shores of southern England, the Environment Agency now believes that dredgers – the kind used to scrape the sea floor for mussels – were almost certainly to blame. Read more

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Arthur C Clarke, 90, RIP

Arthur C Clarke, 90, RIP

Legendary British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90. He came to fame when his story, 2001: A Space Odyssey, was made into a film by director Stanley Kubrick in 1968. Once called "the first dweller in the electronic cottage", his vision captured the popular(…)

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Photographer’s crazy leap in Grand Canyon

Photographer’s crazy leap in Grand Canyon

Came across these images on Flickr. Crazy images, the guy carrying his camera gear, tripod, makes the jump in his flip flops! Original image found here.   From reading the comments, I discovered someone else shot the same guy from a different angle, here and here. From one of these photos it looks like the(…)

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Camel beauty pageants become popular pastime in Saudi Arabia

Camel beauty pageants become popular pastime in Saudi Arabia

found photo From Seattle Times:  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — "It's just like judging a beautiful girl," said Fowzan al-Madr, a camel breeder from the Kharj region southeast of Riyadh. "You look for big eyes, long lashes and a long neck — maybe 39 or 40 inches." As he spoke, Madr was surveying the offerings at(…)

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George Bush’s tribute to Frank Zappa!

George Bush’s tribute to Frank Zappa!

I've long been a fan of Frank Zappa and I'm sure he'd be proud of this use of his music…  Previously on P&F about Zappa 

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“Can I have a napkin please?” — Improv Everywhere

“Can I have a napkin please?” — Improv Everywhere

Hilarious, yet elaborate stunt in a food court. Previously on P&F by Improve Everywhere 

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Jeff Healey RIP

Jeff Healey RIP

Blind rock and jazz musician Jeff Healey has died after a lifelong battle against cancer. He was 41. Healey died Sunday evening in a Toronto hospital, said bandmate Colin Bray, who was in the room with Healey’s family when the guitarist died. The Grammy-nominated Healey rose to stardom as the leader of the Jeff Healey(…)

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