Carvings using peach, cherry, and other pits.
If you are in Texas and are a Christian Republican (I know, I know, that is redundant), you may want to eat at the Freedoms Tavern.
If you search for it you may be able to find their menu on the site.
(Found on Metafilter where you should definitely check out some of the comments that were pretty funny.)
Published in Paris in 1945 by the ‘Information & Education Division’ of the US Occupation Forces. Here is a sample:
This always startles Americans – at first.
Kissing on both cheeks is the traditional French greeting between old friends.
For their love-making, the French prefer privacy, if available – just as we do.
The more they stay the same:
Officials Cite 83% Turnout Despite Vietcong Terror
by Peter Grose, Special to the New York Times
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3– United States officials were surprised and heartened today at the size of turnout in South Vietnam’s presidential election despite a Vietcong terrorist campaign to disrupt the voting.
According to reports from Saigon, 83 per cent of the 5.85 million registered voters cast their ballots yesterday. Many of them risked reprisals threatened by the Vietcong.
I would love to see an umpire do this someday. Not gonna happen though:
Andy Wain decided he had to go following a run-in with a goalkeeper in the Sunday League match.
The incident happened during a contest between Peterborough North End and Royal Mail AYL.
North End keeper Richard McGaffin was unhappy with a goal that put the opposition 2-1 up, inisting a player had been fouled.
But instead of giving McGaffin a ticking off, Wain lost his temper.
The ref hurled down his whistle, untucked his shirt and marched up to eyeball the player, before realising the error of his ways.
People who drive corvettes
White guys who say “kick ass” and “Yo, [first initial]” to all their friends.
Yes, it is their “likeness” that makes people do a double take.
(Thanks again to Jabberwocky)
(via Cosmic Fishbowl)