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Friday, April 8, 2016

Bollywood does so much better with Superman than we do (plus he gets Spiderwoman as a girlfriend!)

Want some inspiration? Watch this 70 year old Japanese woman pole dancing

In, apparently, the Italian version of _____'s Got Talent, a 70 year old woman named Tomoko, who told the judges she came to Italy 43 years ago to study opera, didn't reveal what she was up to before she stripped off her robe to reveal a red bikini.

She wraps herself around the pole as more modern music kicks in, showing incredible strength and flexibility, to the astonishment of the judges and audience.

Tomoko finishes her dance to the sound of thunderous applause and the impressed judges give her a standing ovation.
'Who are you?' Littizzeto says afterwards, thoroughly stunned, 'What about sciatica and osteoporosis? You have a very beautiful body too.

'These days we are obsessed with that in a bad way and we believe that when someone is old they shouldn't show off their bodies any more, but your body is beautiful and full of harmony,'
Includes English subtitles - watch full screen:

Advice from 1658: How to Give Up Wine

A Warning-piece to All Drunkards (1682)
So, are the old ways always the best? I tend to think so, being a grandma. I don't know, offhand, whether any of my ex-alcoholic friends have tried the decomposing eel method, but it sounds as if it would be pretty effective. 
There are many who when they have drank much Wine, that is the worst thing in the world for them, fall sick, and die of it. Now if you would refrain, and abhor Wine and strong drink... let three or four live eels, put into the Wine, stay there till they die. Let one drink of this Wine, who is given to drunkenness, and he will loath Wine, and always hate it, and will never drink it again: or if he do, he will drink but little, and with much sobriety. Another way: wash a Tortois with Wine a good while, and give one of that wine to drink privately, half a cup full every morning for three days, and you shall see a wonderful vertue.
~ Giambattista della Porta, Natural Magick

Previous posts:

How to Prevent Pregnancy, c. 1260 (the weasel/scorpion method), plus other dubious medical advice.

Advice from 1380: How to Tell if Someone Is or Is Not Dead, with bonus Monty Python.

Via Ask The Past (blog)

Friday links

Death and Taxes... and Zombies: a well thought out treatise on the tax implications of the zombie apocalypse.

That Time the British Developed a Chicken Heated Nuclear Bomb

UPS Trucks Don't Turn Left, Saving Them 10 Million Gallons of Gas/Year.

ICYMI, Tuesday's links are here, and include a 1938 film demonstrating how dramatic sound effects were made for old-time radio shows, tales of real-life castaways, why we have toes, and a supercut of the 100 best one-liners just before the kill.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tuesday links

This 1938 Film Shows How Sound Effects Were Made for Old-Time Serial Radio Shows. (Note how the dress code has changed since then.)

Photos of the Skinniest House in the World  - it measures 5 feet at its widest point and 3 feet at its narrowest.

10 Incredible Tales Of Real Life Castaways.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include lots of April Fool's Day stuff: history, best and worst pranks and hoaxes, and tricks to play on your kids (and vice versa).

Monday, April 4, 2016

Supercut: 100 Greatest One-Liners Before The Kill

I love these supercuts - one of my favorite things about them is that they remind me of movies I want to see again (or, is a few cases, for the first time), or that I want to share with my grandkids.

Full list of the included films is below. NSFW language.

Film List (in order of appearance):

Predator (1987)
Scarface (1983)
They Live (1988)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Terminator (1984)
Cobra (1986)
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Action Jackson (1988)
True Grit (1969)
Stargate (1994)
Friday The 13th (2009)
Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984)
The Mummy Returns (2001)
Star Trek (2009)
Evil Dead II (1987)
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)
Air Force One (1997)
Commando (1985)
Die Another Day (2002)
Die Hard (1988)
The Rock (1996)
Leon: The Professional (1994)
The Heat (2013)
300 (2006)
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984)
GoldenEye (1995)
Moonraker (1979)
Robocop (1987)
Tremors (1990)
Wolverine (2013)
True Lies (1994)
Casper (1995)
Judge Dredd (1995)
The Lion King (1994)
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
The Matrix (1999)
The Boondock Saints (1999)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Batman (1989)
Batman Begins (2005)
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)
Death Wish 2 (1982)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Stone Cold (1991)
Army Of Darkness (1992)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Big Game (2014)
Con Air (1997)
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Dr. No (1962)
The Dead Pool (1988)
Equilibrium (2002)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Jaws (1975)
Last Action Hero (1993)
Live And Let Die (1973)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
RoboCop (1987)
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010)
Scream (1996)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Wars (1977)
Terminator (1984)
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (2003)
WALL-E (2008)
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
The Princess Bride (1987)
Transformers (2007)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Unforgiven (1992)
Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)
Blade (1998)
Clear And Present Danger (1994)
I Come In Peace (1990)
X-Men (2000)
Sudden Impact (1983)
Eraser (1996)
Heist (2001)
Highlander (1986)
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian (2009)
The Condemned (2007)
Child’s Play (1988)
The Rookie (1990)
The Running Man (1987)
The Running Man (1987)
The Running Man (1987)
V For Vendetta (2006)
The Thing (1982)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1986)
The Karate Kid II (1986)
Iron Man 3 (2013)

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