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September 30, 2009

Waiting for Adora

Hanan September 2009

Soon I'm going to start posting more at the new tumblr...

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Everything You Need To Know About Human / Cat Relationships

Summed Up In One Picture

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The End of Fish

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Waiting for Godot -

Act One

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Wikipedia find of the day:

Deleted articles with freaky titles

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From “Ask a Korean”:

Is Fan Death real?

September 30, 2009 in Odds & Ends | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Calling Mike Rotch

Tube bar

In the mid-1970s, two young men, John Elmo and Jim Davidson (later known collectively as The Bum Bar Bastards, or BBB), began calling a bar named the Tube Bar which was located in Jersey City, New Jersey. The Tube Bar was owned by Louis "Red" Deutsch, and most of the time, Deutsch was the person who answered the calls. During each call, the callers would ask Deutsch to call out fictitious names, which, when said aloud, sounded like something else entirely (for example, "Al Coholic" = alcoholic, or "Cole Kutz" = cold cuts). Most of the time, Deutsch would call out the names, unaware that he was being subjected to a prank. Sometimes, however, Deutsch would catch on to the prank, and when he did, he responded with extreme hostility, shouting at the caller with profanity, obscene sexual references, usually involving the caller's mother, and threats of physical harm.


In an act of apparent desperation, Red also claimed that he would reward the caller with $100 if they would "come on down" to the bar and show his face, or meet Red at a place of their choosing. Red eventually raised the reward to $500, in hopes of enticing the young men, however it is widely believed that the callers never collected their reward because of fears of having their "prick cut off", or their "belly cut open"….

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September 20, 2009

What the MC stands for

Jagger Escher

In 1969 Mick Jagger, who was a huge fan of M.C. Escher, wrote him a lengthy letter complimenting him on his excellent talent. He went on and on about how much he admired his work and how honored he would be if Escher would design the sleeve of the next Stones album. He went as far as to suggest a horizontal drawing so that they could have it as a long sleeve.

Escher’s reply was remarkably shorter than Mick’s letter. He sent a letter to Peter Swales at the Rolling Stones’ office saying:

Please tell mr. Jagger I am not Maurits to him, but very sincerely,

M.C. Escher

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September 17, 2009

Charlie Rose' by Samuel Beckett

Charlie Rose Something has happened to PBS favorite "Charlie Rose." The erudite conversations and sober intellectualism have been replaced by an absurd world where illogic, inane dialogues, and open hostility rule. The one-on-one interview between Charlie and his guest begins as usual but quickly goes awry, so much so that Charlie is warned that, somewhere, a man named "Steve" is "not happy." But who is "Steve" and why is he angry? And why does the mere mention of his name stop Charlie cold?

By Andrew Filippone Jr.

(From Dyna Moe Ho)

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September 13, 2009

Letters to the White House

JFK signature

In 1961, New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons contacted John F. Kennedy after seeing Presidential autographs for sale in a store. At the time, George Washington’s was priced at $175, Ulysses S. Grant's at $55, Franklin D. Roosevelt's at $75, Teddy Roosevelt’s at $67.50, and JFK’s at $75. <In the comment> is the response mailed to Lyons

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September 02, 2009

wikipedia's Find of the Day

Babe ruth shot

Babe Ruth's called shot was the home run hit by Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, held on October 1, 1932 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. During the at-bat, Ruth made a pointing gesture, which existing film confirms, but the exact nature of his gesture is ambiguous. Although neither fully confirmed nor refuted, the story goes that Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers during the at-bat. It was supposedly a declaration that he would hit a home run to this part of the park. On the next pitch, Ruth hit a home run to center field...

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