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  • How to Speak Italian in Under 2 Minutes (Philly/New Yawk/Newark,NJ-Style) by Comedian Dom Irrera

    08/23/2016 8:41:33 AM PDT · by HangUpNow · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | The 80s | Dom Irrera
    Comedian Dom Irrera shares a short primer with you (under 2 minutes) on how he learned to speak "Italian" along with certain mannerisms while growing up in South Philly as a child. Includes handy Italian-vowel "greetings" that were a must on the stoops and streets of Philly, Brooklyn, Newark, NJ, etc. Back in the day, these valuable techniques in mastering "Italian" could apply in nearly every city on the east coast. (bit is old, but funny from a Rodney Dangerfield Young Comedian's special on HBO years back)
  • Most Ordinary Americans in 2016 are richer than John D. Rockefeller was in 1916

    02/20/2016 9:40:43 PM PST · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 41 replies
    Cafe Hayek ^ | February 20, 2016 | Don Boudreaux
    This Atlantic story reveals how Americans lived 100 years ago. (HT Warren Smith) By the standards of a middle-class American today, that lifestyle was poor, inconvenient, dreary, and dangerous. (Only a few years later - in 1924 - the 16-year-old son of a sitting U.S. president would die of an infected blister that the boy got on his toe while playing tennis on the White House grounds.) So here's a question that I've asked in one form or another on earlier occasions, but that is so probing that I ask it again: What is the minimum amount of money that...
  • Unusual happenings with inactive radio stations, signaling something big about to happen?

    10/15/2015 6:33:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 125 replies
    On SKYKING (8992 or 11175 kHz USB) a call sign called “COLLAPSE” which has not been heard since 2001 has just broadcasted 4 messages to numbered stations/units in the last few minutes. “FUXEBOX” and “Reykjavik,” have also broadcast in the last few days and they haven’t been heard since 1991 (collapse of the Soviet Union). “COLLAPSE” has sent 3 messages in the last few minutes. COLLAPSE message one: Collapse message Two: Collapse message Three: Message Four from “FLATTOP!” (ANOTHER STATION NOT HEARD IN YEARS!): We do not know what these codes mean, but it considered These...
  • Naval Academy Reinstates Celestial Navigation: “After All, You Can’t Hack a Sextant”

    10/14/2015 1:30:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 72 replies ^ | October 14th, 2015 | Capital Gazette
    With regard to the statement below, about shutting down GPS during a national emergency: The U.S. can Via: Capital Gazette:Officials reinstated brief lessons in celestial navigation this year, nearly two decades after the full class was determined outdated and cut from the curriculum.That decision, in the late 1990s, made national news and caused a stir among the old guard of navigators.Maritime nostalgia, however, isn’t behind the return.Rather, it’s the escalating threat of cyber attacks that has led the Navy to dust off its tools to measure the angles of stars.After all, you can’t hack a sextant.
  • 55-57 Chevy Bel Air (a short break from all the other BS)

    05/21/2015 4:20:40 PM PDT · by ETL · 91 replies
    numerous sources | May 21, 2015 | self
    1) 1955 Chevy 2) 1956 Chevy 3) 1957 Chevy 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) This through 42 are 56s, inc a few pickup trucks and a B/W Nomad... 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38) 39) 40) 41) 56 Nomad 42) 43) 57 Sedan Delivery (differs from Nomad--rear window filled in, etc) 44) 45) 46) 57 Nomad 47) 48) 49) 55 Nomad 50) 51) 52) 53) 54) 55) 56) 57) 58) 59)
  • Top 10 Ways to Give Your Kid a 1970’s Summer

    06/13/2014 9:42:55 AM PDT · by grundle · 87 replies ^ | May 29, 2014 | 4 Boys' mother
    Thursday, May 29, 2014                Top 10 Ways to Give Your Kid a 1970’s Summer It is officially the end of May. The Pinterest pages, Facebook feeds, and family magazine features are loaded up with all the activities you should do with your kids summer. AS. IF.   As if we need more activities. MORE I say!  As if I am sitting here, ok, really lying here in my end of school year coma,  thinking, "OMG! I CANNOT wait to tackle that homemade moon sand recipe  we will dye ourselves with the skin of...
  • 7 Officers Arrested at the Gib Lewis Unit After Alleged Sexual Assault

    03/26/2014 4:33:41 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 12 replies
    Woodville, Texas - As of this afternoon 7 Texas Department of Criminal Justice Employees have been arrested and booked into the Tyler County Jail in Woodville in what is being described by an anonymous source to The Backgate as an alleged sexual assault against an inmate housed at the Gib Lewis Expansion Cellblock. The Gib Lewis Unit is a 2,200 bed prison facility east of Woodville and is home to some of over 850 of Texas' worse inmates who are housed in the high security expansion cellblock. The high tech expansion cellblock was built in 2000 next to the Gib...
  • 1960 Vintage Photo: Los Angeles Robbery Homicide Policemen in Drag

    05/18/2013 6:07:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1960 | Retronaut
    Circa 1960 - LAPD Robbery Squad officers dressed as women “as part of an operation to catch a purse snatcher who murdered an elderly woman while she was on her way to church.”
  • 1911: Chester E. McDuffee’s Patented Diving Suit (PHOTO)

    01/21/2013 6:12:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Rebreather Site ^ | The Rebreather Site
    1911: Chester E. McDuffee’s patented diving suit The suit of Chester E. Macduffee is a fantastic suit to see. Although Macduffee patented 4 inventions and pictures of the actual diving suit are still available it is very strange nothing could be found about the inventor. In the book from Hermann Stelzner there are some references to Macduffee. The name of the inventor is often written in different ways. Stelzner calls him Macduff. He is also called McDuffie – MacDuffie – MacDuffy – Macduffie but the true name of the man was Macduffee. Stelzner wrote: Macduffs ADS was tested in 1915...
  • "We Want Beer Parade" Vintage Photos - 1932 Prohibition Era Protest in New York City

    12/02/2012 5:56:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Retronaut ^ | May 14, 1932 | Retronaut
    "WE WANT BEER PARADE" It was a sign of the times when the Mayor is the one leading protesters down Fifth Avenue. On May 14, 1932 Jimmy Walker, then the Mayor of New York City, organized a daylong “Beer for Taxation” parade (later known as the “We Want Beer” parade) in objection to the Eighteenth Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages.
  • For Summer 2012 - U.S. Bikini Laws ... Circa 1920s - 1930s

    07/05/2012 8:20:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Retronaunt ^ | Retronaunt
    For Summer 2012 - U.S. Bikini Laws ... Circa 1920s - 1930s Bathing Suit Arrests, Chicago, 1922 “Women being arrested in Chicago for defying a ban on wearing brief swimsuits in public. Women were meant to cover-up when not in the water” - Australian National Maritime Museum US Bikini Laws, 1922 ‘June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrell, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.’ - National Photo Co. US Bikini Laws,...
  • Back in the day, Mickey Mouse attempted suicide and fought opium smugglers

    07/02/2012 2:01:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 22, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    Back in the day, Mickey Mouse attempted suicide and fought opium smugglers Intrepid readers will remember that one time Mickey Mouse and Goofy espoused the salubrious effects of amphetamine-laced soft drinks. The truth is, that helium-voiced cartoon rodent weathered many a dubiously family-friendly moment during his early years. Let's look at those occasions Mickey tried to kill himself and extolled the virtues of gigolos. Perhaps the most bizarrely bleak Mickey adventure was the story arc that ran from October 8 to October 20, 1930. According to cartoonist Floyd Gottfredson, Walt Disney was inspired by the 1920 Harold Lloyd comedy Haunted...

    12/01/2008 5:22:24 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 64 replies · 1,804+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | December 1, 2008 | Jeff Head
    I have been thinking back on my life and the changes I have seen in my 52+ years on this earth. Many, many technological changes have changed and enriched all of our lives, among other things. But I was especially struck by the social changes. Many for the better, but some decidedly for the worst. Clearly, in today's world, as opposed to the 1950s and 1960s when I was young, our nation has come to grips with itself and opened the door for opportunity to all people, regardless of race, or creed, or gender. Despite the fact that there are...
  • IL: Old-school politician mentored Obama

    03/31/2008 9:59:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 432+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/08 | Christopher Wills - ap
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The president of the Illinois Senate is sitting in his statehouse office, talking in gravelly tones about political strategies and counter-strategies. Out of nowhere, the theme from "The Godfather" begins playing. It turns out to be the ringtone on his cell phone — an appropriate song for the man who amounts to Barack Obama's political godfather. Emil Jones Jr. helped Obama master the intricacies of the Legislature. When Democrats took control of the state Senate, Jones, though he risked offending colleagues who had toiled futilely on key issues under Republican rule, tapped Obama to take the lead...
  • Honoring one of the 11th: 'Old school' soldier was a role model for others

    01/31/2007 4:48:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 562+ views
    Cpl. Victor M. Langarica of Company B, 86th Signal Battalion, was remembered Tuesday during services held on Fort Huachuca at the Main Post Chapel. He was killed in northeast Baghdad when the helicopter he was aboard was shot down. (Ed Honda-Herald/Review) Herald/Review FORT HUACHUCA — Army Cpl. Victor M. Langarica was remembered as an old school soldier, one who was dedicated to serving his nation even knowing he may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice. On Tuesday, the Main Post Chapel was full, with more than 400 people who came to honor Langarica for what Lincoln once...
  • School 1973 vs. 2006

    12/30/2006 4:26:28 AM PST · by sure_fine · 3 replies · 253+ views
    self | unkown
     School 1973 vs. 2006  Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.1973 - Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack's rifle, goes to his car and gets his to show Jack.2006 - School goes into lockdown, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers. Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.1973 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.2006 -...
  • PA. Man, 80, Admits Dealing Crack for Sex

    07/12/2006 6:49:01 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 71 replies · 1,776+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/12/2006 | AP
    An 80-year-old man acknowledged Wednesday that he dealt drugs at his house in return for sex with prostitutes. Felix Cocco of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said Cocco had been dealing drugs for nearly a year when he was arrested in November. Officers seized crack cocaine, a digital scale and packaging materials, police said. Authorities said they caught Cocco dealing again in February. When an Allegheny County judge asked Cocco why he chose a new profession so late in life, Cocco replied, "I...
  • Maryland official unapologetic after ogling young woman at a public meeting

    02/17/2006 6:28:43 AM PST · by Hemingway's Ghost · 301 replies · 5,999+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 16 Feb 2006 | AP
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – William Donald Schaefer, a former governor who is now state comptroller, ogled a young woman at a Statehouse meeting. And he made no apologies about it. “She's a pretty little girl,” the 84-year-old Democrat told reporters. “The day I don't look at pretty women is the day I die.” Schaefer stared intently at the woman – an aide to Gov. Robert Ehrlich – as she walked away after bringing him a beverage Wednesday during a Board of Public Works meeting. Then he summoned her back, as people waiting to testify watched and waited. The aide, looking puzzled,...
  • Sumo Fans Back Ban on Women in Ring (Your Rosie O'Donnell Joke Here)

    02/08/2006 9:17:53 AM PST · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 407+ views
    AP ^ | 2/8/6
    A majority of Japanese sumo fans support a tradition which bans women from stepping on the raised dirt wrestling mound, according to a survey released by the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday. The association conducted the survey, distributing 350 questionnaires at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on Sept. 12 for a response rate of 51 percent, Kyodo News Agency said. Fifty-four percent said the ban should be maintained, and 46 percent said the prohibition should be scrapped. A similar survey in 2004 also showed a majority opposed to lifting the ban. JSA officials were not immediately available for comment. The 2,000-year-old national...
  • Back in the day...

    09/16/2005 11:20:06 AM PDT · by Coop · 54 replies · 1,450+ views
    CNS ^ | 10/23/98 | Unknown
    Citizens To Rally In Washington, D.C. October 3123 October, 1998By Free RepublicCNS Information ServicesNews Release"March For Justice" To Feature Nationally Known Speakers Addressing Clinton Scandal and Corruption In GovernmentLOS ANGELES, CA (OCTOBER 22, 1998): The national March for Justice, sponsored and organized by website, will be held on the mall in Washington, DC, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 1998. The purpose for the march, according to Free Republic founder, Jim Robinson, is to call attention to the corruption in the White House and the Clinton administration. "The Constitution of the United States guarantees 'the right...