McGee finally answers the challenge and sends in a picture of Gidget (on the left) and her brother Rascal.
This guy’s lucky. If there were LEDs attached to his bottles he’d be in jail by now.
FedEx guy: Nope. You can’t ship these either.
Me: But… they’re empty! It’s just air. And… nitrogen? It’s, like, almost 80% of the atmosphere. There’s nothing dangerous about nitrogen, even if it were pure.
FedEx guy: They look too much like bomb-making materials.
Me [going into dumbfounded mode]: Bomb… Neon? What? Is there anything here I can legally ship? How about this bottle of tap water?
I hand him a bottle of Certainty (tagline, “For when it’s preferable to think you know more”), which looks like this:
FedEx guy: Nope. It still looks too suspicious, too much like bomb-making materials.
Me: But it’s “Certainty.” That’s not even a thing. I just made that up. [That's not strictly true. It's a scientific term/idea, and we sell it alongside bottles of "Uncertainty." But it's like having a bottle labeled "Friendship."]
FedEx guy: It’s just too suspicious.
Danny decided that he wanted to have some fun with his hair before he cut it. He asked me if I would make the mohawk for him. Danny shaved his hair all but the middle inch and a half or so and I brought out the glue. Danny had tried jello before, but that hardly worked at all. This time I would use regular Elmer’s Glue.
(via this Metafilter thread)
This is Moxie Crimefighter wearing a beanie I made for her!
So that’s where Penn Jillette got his daughter’s name!
This is Pooky as a kitten, ca. 1994.
Now she’s living comfortably at about 18 lbs. and has left her scrawny
devil-cat past far behind her.
I hope you will like my contribution to Friday Cat Blogging Only the black cat (Skip) on the right is mine, the other live somewhere in the neighbourhood.
The Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers group that appears in this soundie was also known as the The Harlem Congaroos.They were the undisputed stars of all the groups of Whitey’s dancers. After completing the filming of Hellzapoppin’, the group had a contract to do a second film for Universal Studios. However, Whitey received an offer for them to perform in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and decided he did not want his dancers to wait around for a script that was offbeat enough to incorporate the Black dancers.Such scripts had proven to be few and far between in the past. In order to break the contract, Whitey agreed to make this soundie, which was an enormous hit throughout the United States. The bombing of Pearl Harbor took place while the Harlem Congeroos were in Rio, and they were unable to get back home to the United States after their 6-week engagement was over.
They spent 6 months working to make enough money to secure their safe passage back to the USA and finally managed to fly back to Florida, where they arrived with no money in their pockets to make the trip back to New York. In Miami they discovered that the soundie of Hot Chocolates was a big hit and was on every jukebox! They found employment with a nightclub owner who capitalized on the popularity of this soundie by advertising that he had the “Hot Chocolates in Person!”
SOUNDIES were short musical filmclips that were played in jukeboxes in the thirties and forties.The device that played them used a mirror. The films were made in reverse and then their mirror images were projected to the viewers.