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Saturday, 16 February 2019

Goofy 1980s Video Aspirin’ technique might just give you a headache

quote [ In the 1980s, the widespread availability of VCR technology represented a palpable opportunity for some. Porno peddlers, schlock horror directors, and innovating game designers all saw new possibilities in VCR distribution. But they were not the only ones. There was also a wave of direct-to-video holistic health merchants looking to improve the lives of middle-class TV viewers all across the country. ]

Looks like aspirin tonight
[SFW] [health] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:42amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 15 February 2019

Assman strikes back: Denied licence plate, Saskatchewan man emblazons 'offensive' last name on tailgate

quote [ The Melville man had an oversized decal designed to replicate the plate in question. 'Well I just wanted to go big!' ]

Yeah; I'm an Ass man
[SFW] [people] [+5]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 14 February 2019

America's Pistachio Industry Came From a Single Seed

quote [ A “plant explorer” helped establish the crop in California. ]

Keep it crackin' like pistachios
[SFW] [food & drink] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Archive shows medieval nun faked her own death to escape convent

quote [ Archbishop’s register reveals how Joan of Leeds crafted a dummy of her body that was buried, while she pursued ‘the way of carnal lust’ ]

By carnal lust possessed
[NSFW] [people] [+3 Classy Pr0n]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Historic Watercolors Document How The World Was Before Photography

quote [ Before there were cameras, people documented how the world and its inhabitants looked like through paintings. Oil on canvas was the medium of choice because of its vivid colors and the durability of the medium itself. But starting from the 18th century, many European artists—both professional and amateur—began to prefer watercolors, especially those who liked to paint outdoors. ]

Help me taste the flavors still unknown
[SFW] [art] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [0 comments]



Monday, 11 February 2019

In Total Control

quote [ From the arcades to the living room, how the controller has evolved—and why one tech historian, Benj Edwards, started building his own. ]

You say your controller's broken
[SFW] [games] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 10 February 2019

In Elkhart, Indiana, Another Conviction Gets Tossed. The Star Witness Was Hypnotized, a Fact the Prosecutor Concealed.

quote [ The prosecutor who failed to disclose the use of hypnosis is now a judge. He knew the hypnotist from the Kiwanis Club. ]

Sometimes your words just hypnotize me (hypnotize)
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [7 comments]

Saturday, 9 February 2019

HP’s Ink Subscription Has DRM That Disables Your Printer Cartridges

quote [ Printer ink is expensive. HP promises to help with a subscription service for ink, complete with cartridges that stop working when you cancel your subscription. But HP makes you count pages, and I’d rather print as much as I want. ]

And the darkness amplifies the sound of printers' ink
[SFW] [business] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [18 comments]

Friday, 8 February 2019

Actor Albert Finney dies aged 82

quote [ The Oscar-nominated star appeared in Tom Jones, Murder on the Orient Express and many other films. ]

He's not the Tom Jones that lives
[SFW] [obituaries]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:07pmGMT] [0 comments]

Filling in the Blanks: A Prehistory of the Adult Coloring Craze

quote [ Its dizzy heights may have passed, but the fad for adult coloring books is far from over. Many trace the origins of such publications to a wave of satirical colouring books published in the 1960s, but as Melissa N. Morris and Zach Carmichael explore, the existence of such books, and the urge to colour the printed image, goes back centuries. ]

For those who fancy coloring books
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:02amGMT] [0 comments]



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