Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Miss Nerdy Pageants

Today we have pageants like Miss Universe and Miss America. We’ve come a long way since the first modern day pageant took place in Scotland in 1859. Along the way though, some quite strange pageants popped up.

Miss Slide Rule 1958 

 Miss Real Cool and Miss Plumbing 1958

 Miss Los Angeles County Fireman's Ball 1958

Miss Out Of This World 1960 Flying Saucers Convention Los Angeles 

 Miss Atomic Energy gets a traffic ticket 1951

Atomic-Themed 1950s Beauty Queens

Hat Tip Atomic Samba

Miss Muscle Beach 1954 

Miss T-Square 1952 (Los Angeles convention of architects and engineers)


 Queen of the New York Press Photographers Association, 1951

Catfish Queen, 1954

 Blueberry Queen, 1955

Miss Magic Marker - 1954

 Frankfurter Queen, 1956 
(Sausage queen would be a really awkward title) 

 Hebrew National, the brand featured in the first picture, still exists 

 International Posture Queen, 1957

NYC Donut Queen, 1957 
"Mmmm, donut queen." - Homer Simpson.

 Laugh Queen, 1961

Queen of Anti-Triskaidekaphobia, 1963 
Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number thirteen

Queen of the Pet Festival, 1964 

 Queen of Candy, 1964

Outdoor Health Queen, 1967 

Miss Pussycat 1965

Monday, August 22, 2016

Awww Monday with Puppies

"On a photoshoot in Spain, I found a little homeless dog looking for food. I gave him the Name “Tschikko Leopold von Werner” and took him back to Germany. From day one I noticed that he looks like a lion with his bright eyes and the color of his hair. I made him a mane and I started to portrait him in various landmarks around Hamburg, my adopted home. Now, Tschikko Leopold von Werner, is conquering the city as the famous Grossstadtlowe (english translation: big city lion)" - Julia Marie Werner 

 This is great feel good mini flick
I just want to be with you 

My first Awww Monday post

Friday, August 19, 2016


Fan Bingbing ( 范冰冰 ) stars in this revolutionary meta blog post with Hunter S. Thompson

Actress Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) has been the undisputed queen of the Chinese cinema for nearly the entire length of her 12-year movie career. After her breakout role in Feng Xiaogang’s thriller Cell Phone back in 2003, she has appeared in dozens of films that have earned big profits for the filmmakers who cast her. Over the three year period from 2012 through 2014 her films grossed 3.4 billion RMB ($541 million) in mainland Chinese theaters, more than any other actress.

Fan Bingbing has been ranked number one on the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list for the past three years, and she’s ranked among the top 10 every year since 2006. There has never been a time during China’s modern movie era when she wasn’t the biggest female star in the industry. 

More photos of Fan Bingbing


 SyFy’s Metal Hurlant Chronicles – Awesomeness for a Quick Mental 

We expect more from technology and less from each other 

Cultural Marxism ver Cultural Imperialism

Ray Harryhausen’s Amazing Drawings Of Incredible Creatures
“People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson 

Monkey, An Ape And A Man: The Anatomy of A Pygmy Race (1699)

Post Darwin: social Darwinism, degeneration, eugenics 

Sword Swinging All-Upskirt Action

Cool infographics about the Greek Gods 

Slow motion video of military weapons being fired - 16 GIFs

Cult Siren Halle Berry
Well, here we are again, and I am obliged to remind the Loyal Readers that while most of the links to follow are quite artistic and tasteful, others are eminently Not Safe For Work. Clicking on the latter could lead to a serious pollution of your precious bodily fluids, among other unfortunate eventualities. On with the linkagery!

Big Boob Friday with Antonella Kahllo

Friday Night Babe is  Lucy Lawless

Friday Femme Fatale

Friday Hotness

BeCos(play) It's Friday

Beware Sirens - Maritime Hazards

Rule 5 - Meghan McCain

Sultress - Gemma Atkinson

Allison Stokke Is the Most Popular Pole Vaulter in the World that did not qualify for the Olympics

(no watermarks)

A photo collection of young Eva Perón before becoming first lady of Argentina.

Vintage Babe of the Week is Sherry Jackson

Girls of the Redheaded Rebellion

We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear—fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer." - Hunter S. Thompson 

"The best posts I have seen this week" - Proof Positive Dude

What is happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere?

Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CXCXII)

Rodney's far out space

NSFW Fred Dude the super duper blogger

Hunter S. Thompson's Entertaining 1970 Run for Sheriff

The world is like a ride at an amusement park. It goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. 

Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question, is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, "hey - don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride..."