Monday, November 24, 2014

Goodstuff doing Macy's Parade


Spider-Man And Uncle Sam Get Intimate Before Macy’s Parade

 

In 1924, Macy's hosted its first parade, then known as the Macy's Christmas Parade. Macy's employees participated in the inaugural event, and the company borrowed live animals from the Central Park Zoo to accompany the floats. The parade's success was encouraging, and as a result, Macy's decided to make the event an annual occurrence. 

 

Giant balloons made their debut in 1927. The floats featured contemporary characters and cartoonish creatures and were filled with helium. Notably, the organizers released the balloons and let them float above the city as part of the parade's grand finale; however, they did not anticipate that the balloons would burst soon after clearing the skyline.



 

 

A hippo and a clown pass by the west side of Central Park during the 1941 parade. The parade would take a hiatus from 1942-44 during World War II. Because of helium and rubber shortages, balloons were deflated and donated to the government for the war effort. (The Red Cross War Fund of Greater New York received a check for $12 for the 650 pounds of rubber.)


 

Obscure Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons from years past



 

A clown shakes hands with kids at 63rd Street as they watch the 1946 parade, the first to be televised locally. A year later, the parade would be broadcast to a national audience.





 

At the 1951 parade, a Mighty Mouse balloon floats over a crowd of nearly 400,000





In 1957, a downpour caused the hat on the Popeye balloon to fill up with rain. The added weight made the balloon veer off course, and eventually the cap could hold no more water and dumped gallons and gallons on surprised spectators. I think it’s rather fitting for a man of the sea, myself.


 

Since its inception, the parade has featured marching bands; as it has grown, performances by university ensembles and even high school bands have been featured alongside professional marching bands. Above, an all-female marching band, backed by a float commemorating landmarks in New York City history, joins the parade in 1961.


 

In 1963, the parade was nearly cancelled because of JFK’s extremely recent death. It ended up carrying on, but all of the flags in the parade were adorned with seven-foot black streamers.


 

New York's Radio City Rockettes, now a holiday staple, march in the 1966 parade




 

Macy's parades also feature vocal and dance performances. Here, singer Diana Ross greets the crowd at the 53rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from atop the Daily News' Big Apple float in 1979.(she looks scared)


 

A Bugs Bunny balloon is inflated on Central Park's Great Lawn in preparation for the character's first parade, in 1989.


 

In 1993, the Sonic the Hedgehog balloon hit a lamppost and basically exploded. Part of the lamppost fixture fell and broke the shoulder of an off-duty policeman standing below. Kathleen Caronna might want to think about buying a lucky horseshoe or something. First, in 1997, she was the victim of the infamous Cat in the Hat incident. When the Cat balloon got swept astray of the parade route by high winds, it ran into a lamp post and knocked it down – right in to Ms. Caronna, who was in a coma for a month afterward. She sued the city, Macy’s, and the lamp post manufacturer for $395 million and settled for an undisclosed amount. But that’s not all. In 2006, a plane carrying Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor crashed into the Belaire Apartments building. Caronna’s apartment was one of the ones hit, although she wasn’t home at the time. Still: weird.

 

Despite a helium shortage that reduced the number of balloons in 2006, the variety of balloons has continued to grow, with new cartoon and pop-culture characters making their debuts every year. The Thanksgiving Day parade now draws a television audience of more than 50 million viewers nationwide; more than 4,000 volunteers participate in the event.

 

The Snoopy the Flying Ace balloon floats down Central Park West during the 85th Macy's Thanksgiving day parade in New York, November 24, 2011



 

How They Make Those Thanksgiving Day Floats 

 


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Lots of Thanksgiving photos and the like 

Friday, November 21, 2014

GOODSTUFFs BLOGGING MAGAZINE (165th Issue)

This week I have been spacing out with Sunny Leone... 

  
Karenjit Kaur Vohra (Sunny Leone) parents are so proud of their little cupcake. After directing 42 adult films and staring 41 adult flicks, Sunny Leone has gone from Ballingwood to Bollyboobs

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Sunny Leone at The Camp of the Saints 

  

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Stuff Girls Can Learn From the role model Sunny Leone

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Randy's Roundtable has some pre boob job photos of Sunny Leone 

 

A Public Service Announcement
How to put a condom on a banana by Sunny Leone 



I was doing to do a Brigitte Bardot thing, but she not what I would call goodstuff.


However, Mocho Dude has a huge photo NSFW Brigitte Bardot photo collection 

Brigitte Bardot,s affectionate nickname was Bichette


Original Pin-Ups From Brigitte Bardot’s First Playboy Pictorial Appearance In April 1969
  


 

Millions tuned in to watch Alan B Shepard (the first American in space) being strapped into the the Freedom 7 spacecraft.

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Rear Admiral Alan B Shepard was cool. As delays took hold – and his space suit filled with his own urine – he told Mission Control: “I’ve been in here more than three hours. I’m a hell of a lot cooler than you guys. Why don’t you just fix your little problem and light this candle?”

Before leaving the lunar surface, Alan B Shepard, an avid golfer, unfolded a collapsible golf club and hit two balls. The first landed in a nearby crater, but according to Shepard, the second flew for "miles and miles."



The Pioneer plaques were placed on board the 
1972 Pioneer 10 and 1973 Pioneer 11 spacecraft

 

What are the planets in the solar system? 
Starting with those closest to the Sun, the planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. (Pluto)



 Dr. Frank Drake conceived an approach to bound the terms involved in estimating the number of technological civilizations that may exist in our galaxy. The Drake Equation identifies specific factors thought to play a role in the development of such civilizations. 


I was late-night channel-surfing and caught the tail end of Moonraker, the campy old James Bond flick in which Agent 007 both saves the world and enjoys zero-gravity sex with Dr. Holly Goodhead.  I realized something very important: I wanna do that!

Ephemera from the Second James Bond Movie – From Russia with Love



#ShirtGate Rule 5: Chicks in Space!

Femen Protests Pope, Putin and ISIS 

Rich Kids of Tehran Rule 5

Smokin Rule 5 with American Power

Rule 5 with the Wombat Dude


The epic flight of gams, when velocity removes the clothes! 



Big Boob Friday with Miss Demi Rose

Emma Watson... Ten points for Gryffindor! 



NSFW Fred Dude has posted some neat and groovy stuff this week 

A Whole Katy...



"shaka" - Sunny Leone


"Use the source Goodstuff" - Princess Leia