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1975 J.C. Penney’s catalog

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Jancee Dunn has some amazing images posted from the 1975 J.C. Penney’s catalog.  My two favorites are:

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I am assuming that someone to the left of the camera just insulted 70’s porn mustaches.  If there’s any trouble, just bust out your J.C. Penney’s gun.

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See lots more here. [via BoingBoing]

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September 28, 2007 at 3:51 pm

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Top 10 Bizarre Disasters

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The List Universe has an article describing some of strangest disasters ever. Check out the Great Boston Molasses Flood:

On January 15, 1919, the workers and residents of Boston’s North End, mostly Irish and Italian, were out enjoying the noontime sun of an unseasonably warm day. Suddenly, with only a low rumble of warning, the huge cast-iron tank of the Purity Distilling Company burst open and a great wave of raw black molasses, two storeys high, poured down Commercial Street and oozed into the adjacent waterfront area. Neither pedestrians nor horse-drawn wagons could outrun it. Two million gallons of molasses, originally destined for rum, engulfed scores of people – 21 men, women and children died of drowning or suffocation, while another 150 were injured. Buildings crumbled, and an elevated train track collapsed. Those horses not completely swallowed up were so trapped in the goo they had to be shot by the police. Sightseers who came to see the chaos couldn’t help but walk in the molasses. On their way home they spread the sticky substance throughout the city. Boston smelled of molasses for a week, and the harbour ran brown until summer.

Read them all here. [via Mental Floss]

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September 27, 2007 at 10:08 pm

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Michel Gondry’s new RAZR commercial

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Michel Gondry, who most recently directed The Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, has a new ad for Motorola’s RAZR phone. If more commercials were inventive like this, I wouldn’t fast forward through them all.

Check out this brilliant Levi’s ad also by Gondry:

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September 26, 2007 at 9:50 pm

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Internet commenter business meeting

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What if real life was like posting on the web? Actually, this really makes me want to shout “pwn3d” during business meetings.

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September 25, 2007 at 10:45 pm

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Live action Donkey Kong

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This is pretty cool, but I wish it had flaming barrels.

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September 24, 2007 at 11:11 pm

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The new five dollar bill

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So pretty and purpley, should go into circulation in early 2008.

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September 24, 2007 at 11:09 pm

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40 Year Old Virgin – Age of Aquarius

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I just watched The 40 Year Old Virgin again recently, and the end credit dance sequence cracks me up every time.  Two cool things to watch for:

  • Romany Malco busts out an MC Hammer dance,  which he presumably learned when he starred as Hammer in Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story in 2001.
  • A very young Jonah Hill, who would go on to star in Superbad, dancing in the background in a poncho.  In the movie, he was the kid who tried to buy the glittery aquarium boots.

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September 23, 2007 at 8:57 pm

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