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This Cuddly Robot Is Designed to Lull You to Sleep

How Your Grandpa Got His LOLs Stan: People also sent soldiers a lot of girlie-type boxes which contained an unclad young lady or tiny cloth panties inside. Mardi: Yeah, a lot of girlie things. But as time went on, as you got past World War II and started moving into the ’50s, like Stan said, the boxes got bigger and they featured very different things, like boobs. Boobs were big.

The key conceptual innovation is that prestige is replaced by capability as a unit of negotiating power.

Lately I find that the choice before those who populate the former Christendom is reduced to two paths: 1. To go Christian. 2. To go mad. The only game in town for the sane is the old Christian one. But look around: not everyone is playing.

Vending Machines in the U.S. Once Dispensed More Than Chips and Cookies Americans in the ‘40s, for instance, could get a fully cooked hot dog from a vending machine known as a “Speedy Weeny.” Machines in the United Kingdom dispensed hearty fare, such as potatoes and eggs, in the 1960s. Models in Germany provided clocks. Flight insurance became so popular in the United States that airports installed vending machines where people could purchase it ahead of their trips.

The Dutch “Tulip Mania” Bubble (aka “Tulipomania”) By the peak of tulipmania in February of 1637, a single tulip bulb was worth about ten times a craftsman’s annual income.

Rare Aztec Map Reveals a Glimpse of Life in 1500s Mexico

Vintage Transistor Radios of the 1950s and 60s | The Sony radio that seemed to change the entire electronics world forever was the TR-63. Released in 1957, it was considered the world’s first, truly pocket-sized radio and was the first to utilize all miniature components.

It’s 2017. Why does American medicine still run on fax machines?

Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society ‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.

“Each new generation born,” says the great Thomas Sowell, “is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.”

Hate Hoax Map We have done an analysis of recent hate-crime hoaxes with a particular concentration on the period beginning June 2015—the month Donald Trump announced his candidacy—and ending December 2017.

Can We Be Honest About Women? Obviously not.

Net neutrality is dead. Good riddance. Has this country ever seen a more simperingly childish mob than the one responsible for the outcry over this boring prudential question concerning the allocation of hertz?

The FBI’s Ship of Fools If it is true — as seems increasingly likely (maybe even reasonably likely) — that a cabal inside the Justice Department conspired to prevent Donald Trump from being president and then, once he became president, did their best to make sure he did not succeed in office, then we are all in a horrifying pass until we sort this out.


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  • jrod December 16, 2017, 12:23 PM

    Cuddly Robot, for all the Pajama Boys out there.

  • Mike G. December 16, 2017, 1:02 PM

    In regards to the article about fax machines, guess how your prescription is called into the pharmacy, if not hand delivered by the patient to the pharmacist.

  • BillH December 16, 2017, 1:50 PM

    … cabal inside the Justice Department hell, it’s a cabal inside the whole damned Federal Government.

  • Rob De Witt December 16, 2017, 4:16 PM

    The baby-boomer collectors of toilet gags are apparently deaf to the clanging irony of their but-of-course dismissal of the uptight ’50s as the reason for the downfall of silly gags like joke boxes, almost in the same breath as their dismissal of much of the corny humor as being “in poor taste,” “racist,” etc. They and their generation are the source of the most boring and straitlaced era in American history.

    As a wise man once said, “Good Taste Is The Last Refuge Of Those With No Sense Of Humor.” I think it was me.

  • ghostsniper December 17, 2017, 6:27 AM

    “…uptight ’50s…”

    Victorian era Part Deux?

  • Sam L. December 17, 2017, 12:48 PM

    The FBI seems to have willingly covered for Hillary, so I’m seeing them as the Augean Stables and hoping Pres. Trump will go all Hercules on them.

  • Snakepit Kansas December 18, 2017, 5:42 PM

    Trump should go one step further. He should go full George Zimmerman on their ass.