I have no idea where this is at. If anyone knows, let me know. I just found this picture and thought it was a super shot. Or maybe it is photoshopped? Click on the picture to see the full size.
A woman’s garden is growing beautifully but the darn tomatoes won’t ripen. There’s a limit to the number of uses for green tomatoes and she’s getting tired of it. So she goes to her neighbor and says, “Your tomatoes are ripe, mine are green. What can I do about it?” Her neighbor replies, “Well, it may sound absurd but here’s what to do. Tonight there’s no moon. After dark go out into your garden and take all your clothes off. Tomatoes can see in the dark and they’ll be embarrassed and blush. In the morning they’ll all be red, you’ll see.” Well, what the heck? She does it.
The next day her neighbor asks how it worked. “So-so,” she answers, “The tomatoes are still green but the cucumbers are all four inches longer.”
In the 1970s, Jean-Paul Goude made so many iconic and popular album covers for his then-partner Grace Jones that he would eventually become known as the man who “created” Grace Jones. Working with basic tools and without computers, Goude anticipated the current era of photoediting. The above photo of Grace Jones holding a microphone while nearly naked was published in New York magazine in 1978, and was so loved by Jones that she used it on her 1985 album Island Life. See Iconic Photos.
“It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.”
Another picture that makes you think. Taken from this site, which is a site you should check out often as they have black and white pictures that make you wonder why they were taken. Black and WTF.
This picture was taken in 1864 near Petersburg, Virginia. Pictured is a telegraph wagon from the Civil War. Interesting to note the”ghost like” figure in the left of the image. These old photographs required very long exposure times, so faint image was probably from a person who was standing there, and then walked out of the field of view during the exposure. Go to Old Picture of the Day.
Sue Lyon in 1960. If you remember her.
The radical Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir America (HTA) will host a conference in Chicago on July 11 to hype the virtues of an Islamic state ruled according to the strictest interpretation of Islamic law. The group launched an online social media campaign to promote the event; one that serves as a prime example of how extremists are able to expose the mainstream to their ideology. Read more at Huffington Post.
This weekend will mark 35 years since the movie Jaws made us all afraid to get in the water. Johnny Cat takes a look back at what a groundbreaking movie it was.
Have you ever dreamed of being attacked by a swarm of South African vuvuzelas? Those who are attending the World Cup games can’t get away from them.
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture finds that a middle-income family with a child born in 2009 can expect to spend about $222,360 ($286,050 if inflation is factored in) for food, shelter, and other necessities to raise that child over the next 17 years. – Provided by The World Almanac 2010
Early in the Civil War, Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his family fled their Virginia estate. Shortly thereafter, Arlington National Cemetery was established there. More than 290,000 people are now interred in Arlington, a privilege that is limited to active, retired, and former members of the armed forces, Medal of Honor recipients, high-ranking federal government officials, and their dependents.