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Blade Runner: The LEGO Edition

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I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I’ve watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die. I loved LEGO as a kid, could play with it for hours on [...]

The Sooner The Better

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I couldn’t agree more – Ted Images found at “Advertising is good for you” Filed under: Advertising, Humour, Posters, Strip-tease, Tackieness Tagged: Stripping

The Mymsa

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The Mymsa was inspired by the German Tempo with front engine and three wheels. The van was built by the Catalan company of motorcars and motorcycles "Motor Bikes, SA" in Barcelona. It was also made in Rana (means ‘frog’) 3R versions with 175 cc to 650 cc engines. Even a small number of 4-wheel trucks [...]

Berlin in the Year of the Olympic Games – 1936

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German complete colour documentary from 1936. An outstanding portrait of everyday life in Berlin in this rare, well preserved film, with the magical feeling of the pastel colours of Agfa chrome. Text and movie posted by “UnknownWW2InColor” on YouTube Filed under: Movies, The thirties Tagged: 1936, Germany, Nazi Germany, Olympic Games, YouTube

The Beatles This Week

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April 23, 1964 – John Lennon was the guest of honor at a Foyle’s Literary Lunch in the Dorchester Hotel, London. April 24, 1964 – The last movie scenes for “A Hard Day’s Night” were filmed in West Ealing. April 25, 1964 – Peter and Gordon’s “World Without Love,” a composition by Paul McCartney and [...]

Pascale Petit – French Actress

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In the late 1950’s actress Pascale Petit (1938) formed serious competition for Brigitte Bardot as the sex symbol of the French cinema. Before becoming an actress, Pascale Petit worked as a beautician. Her cinema debut was in Les Sorcières de Salem (1957, Raymond Rouleau), based on the play by Arthur Miller. Her role as a [...]

Imogen Hassall – English Actress

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Imogen Hassall (25 August 1942 – 16 November 1980) was an English actress who appeared in 33 films during the 1960s and 1970s. Early life Named after Shakespeare’s Cymbeline heroine, she was born in Woking, Surrey, to a family of artists and business people. Her grandfather, John Hassall, and her aunt, Joan Hassall, worked as [...]

Meanwhile At The Bar

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I’m not quite sure if this is my kind of bar to be honest, but on the other hand these guys don’t look dangerous at least. And from a quiet table in the corner I’m pretty certain you wouldn’t risk ending up with an eventless evening, if these guys is anything to go by – [...]

The Y125 Moegi Concept Bike

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Back in 1955, a little company called Nippon Gakki unveiled a 125cc 2-stroke motorcycle known as the YA-1. It won a couple of races and started selling at the blistering pace of about 200 units per month. Fast forward 57 years, and the company — better known as Yamaha — has gone back to its [...]

Tina Aumont – American Actress

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Maria Christina Aumont (14 February 1946 – 28 October 2006), best known as Tina Aumont, was an American actress. She was of French Jewish and Dominican descent. She was born in Hollywood, California, the daughter of actors Jean-Pierre Aumont and Maria Montez. She married actor and film director Christian Marquand in 1963, at the age [...]

World’s Smallest Solar Movie Theatre

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Why It’s Unique: Sol Cinema is the world’s first mini mobile movie theatre powered entirely by the sun. It only accommodates 8 adults but patrons are greeted by a smiling usherette who guides them into Sol Cinema on a red carpet. The mobility of Sol Cinema allows it to travel around the UK showing movies [...]

How To Keep Jehova’s Witnesses From Knocking

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I’m so absolutely in the marked for one of these – Ted Image found at “fritz ißt pommes frites” Filed under: Humour, Tackieness Tagged: Jehova's witnesses, Scares

Bastert Scooters

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Helmut Bastert’s factory in Bielefeld, Germany built bicycles, mopeds and light 48cc-248cc motorcycles, but is best remembered for unusual Das Einspurauto (one-trace-car). These expensive and sophisticated scooter-like bikes had 150cc ILO [JLO] engines with three-speed transmission or 175cc with four-speed transmission. Some sources mention a 200cc ILO. The body was fabricated from aluminium built up [...]

Zappa Wisdom

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I did none of that. So all right, I’m not stinking rich, but I’ve had fun all my grown life – Ted Filed under: Music, People, Quotations Tagged: Boring, Frank Zappa, LIFE, Miserable

Alice Denham – American Model, Writer and Scholar

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Alice Denham (born January 21, 1933 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American model, writer and scholar. She was Playboy magazine‘s Playmate of the Month for the July 1956 issue. Her centrefold was photographed by Mike Shea and Lawrence Tirschel. Denham posed for other men’s magazines during her modelling career, but she was as well known [...]

The New Woman

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Magazine caricature by C. E. Jensen 1890’s caricature of gender role reversals (satire of the New Woman), with a smoking woman aggressively pursuing a coy man. “The New Woman.” From Punch, Vol. 108. I cant see what’s wrong with this, I like women like this – Ted Images found at “The Fin De Siècle” Filed [...]

NSU/FIAT Autobianchi Panorama type D

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NSU started out as a manufacturer of knitting machines in 1873. Then came bicycles, and not only complete bikes, but also parts for other companies. At that point the name NSU was created, just taking three letters from the name Neckarsulm, the town they were located in. In 1905, the first NSU cars were built, [...]

Limca, Indian Lemon-Lime Soda

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Limca is a lemon and lime flavoured carbonated soft drink made primarily in India and certain parts of the U.S. In an interview in 2008, Ramesh Chauhan of Parle revealed that he had approached the owners of Duke’s Lemonade, requesting them to share the formula for the drink with the promise not to market it [...]

William Mortensen – Hollywood Photographers

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William Mortensen (1897–1965) was an American art photographer, primarily known for his Hollywood portraits in the 1920s-1940s in the pictorialist style. Early life He was born William Herbert Mortensen on January 27, 1897 in Park City, Utah, the son of Danish immigrants, Agnes and William Peter Mortensen who had immigrated from Copenhagen, Denmark in 1883. [...]

Cool Bottle Opener

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Designed to look like an Ace of Spades, this bottle opener is as cool as it gets. Small enough to fit in your wallet or light enough to go up your sleeve yet strong enough to open a lifetime supply of beverages. Manufactured with stainless steel by Kikkerland®. Text and images found at “Dave and [...]