hitting the wall
I've stated many times before that the Internet is the last refuge of the obsessives, god love 'em. Yet another shining example is PicturesOfWalls.com which is a site devoted to... pictures of walls. Can you imagine! Well, actually it's devoted to pictures of writing on walls. And though many of them are rather witty ( and some are even profound in a Hallmark-y fashion ) I was a bit disappointed. I was ready for pictures of plain, unadorned walls. Hopefully containing hundreds of images of plain, white walls. Hey, if you're going to waste bandwith, then waste it.
Fashion with Bite
Nothing says pimp like a nice big set of gold teeth, the flashier the better. If you're looking for something special to send your favorite web reporter, I'd like to put in a request for Item #2002, 'All Princess Cut Diamonds Invisible Set, Sosa yellow diamond'. I'm not exactly sure what the 'Invisible' set is, but it must be good - the uppers alone will set you back 5G. But hey, that's nothing compared to the joy I bring into your otherwise dreary existence each week, right? Right?
Children of the Darned
Things like this give me nightmares for weeks. I'm not sure which is more frightening: the children, or the unfortunate food they're pictured salivating over. Foods like: Broncos Deep-fried Weiners, Ham Shortcakes with Pea Sauce, Luncheon Meat ( Spam ) Grilled in Butter and Pineapple Juice then Simmered in Barbecue Sauce, Peas in Potato Boats, or the piéce de resistance, Velveeta Golden Glory Casserole ( think Mac and cheese topped with deviled eggs ) . The trailer park princess in you is squealing with delight, ain't she?
now that's what I call DIY!
You can find out how to build anything on the Internet: spud guns, foil hats, duct tape apparel, iron lungs... well, wooden lungs might be more accurate. This blog features a reprint of a 1952 Popular Mechanics article on how to build your own respirator. It was 'intended for emergency use only until a commercial respirator could be obtained.' The article was so popular the magazine made blueprints available. We picture scads of high school shop classes taking this on as a project. Duck and cover!