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1974 Norton Commando

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By most accounts, owning a vintage Norton Commando can be a quixotic experience. For many, it’s the romantic ideal of a classic motorcycle—but you’re likely to need good spanner skills to keep the bike going. The alternative is to locate a Commando that has been subtly upgraded as well as restored, by someone such as [...]

Bunny Burkett, Drag Racing Competitor

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Bunny Burkett of Spotsylvania, VA, has grown accustomed to beating the odds. She has been among the most respected and beloved competitors in drag racing for over three decades. Despite a modest budget throughout her career, Bunny was the first woman ever to win both IHRA and NHRA National Events, and in 1986 she was [...]

Louise Arner Boyd, American Explorer

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Louise Arner Boyd (September 16, 1887 – September 14, 1972) was an American explorer of Greenland and the Arctic, who wrote extensively of her explorations, and in 1955 became the first woman to fly over the North Pole privately chartering a DC-4 and crew that included aviation pioneer Thor Solberg. Biography Born in San Rafael, [...]

The Difference Between A Dog And A Cat

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By the way, I’m a dog person – Ted – Image found at “Alligator sunglasses” Filed under: Quotations Tagged: Cats, Dogs

Sunbeam S7

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Around 16,000 Sunbeam S7, S7 Deluxe and S8 motorcycles were produced and it is thought that around 10,000! of these still exist, mainly due to the fact that since production started in 1946 there has never been a time when spares were not available, even when the Sunbeam was not a classic motorcycle and production [...]

Rectal Dilators

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Anal dilation, or stretching of the anal canal (Lord’s operation) has fallen out of favour in recent years, primarily due to the perceived unacceptably high incidence of fecal incontinence. In addition, anal stretching can increase the rate of flatus incontinence. In the early 1990s, however, a repeatable method of anal dilation proved to be very [...]

Must See Tea Ad

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What a charming lady – Ted – Video uploaded on YouTube by “antonfosh” Filed under: Advertisments Tagged: ads, Tea

Erich Sokol – Austrian Caricature Artist And Illustrator

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Erich Sokol (31. March 1933 in Wien -  20. February 2003 in Mödling) waas a Austrian caricature artist and illustrator. Sokol is most famous for his work in Playboy Magazine. Sokol had a splendid sense of light, color and atmosphere. He was far more talented than traditional pin up artists such as Vargas, whose uninspired [...]

Cynthia Jeanette Myers (1950 – 2011) – RIP

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Cynthia Jeanette Myers (September 12, 1950 – November 4, 2011) was an American model and actress, and Playboy magazine‘s Playmate of the Month for the December 1968 issue. Myers was the first Playboy Playmate born in the 1950s when she appeared in the magazine in December 1968. The pictures were shot in June 1968 when [...]

Barbara Allen & The Tennessee Hotpants

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Middle sitting down: Barbara Allen (keyboard), top l-r: Jean Callaway (bass), Donna Atkinson (guitar), Kathy Burkly (drums) Chas Kit over at GarageHangover has a great post on Jean Callaway where she tells about among other things her days with The Tennessee Hotpants. Dont miss out on it, it is a great read. Filed under: Music, [...]

Komfort Travel Trailers

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Started in Riverside, CA in 1966 and later moving to Clackamas, OR, the Komfort brand has established itself as one of the most recognized and best selling product on the west coast. It is a name that exudes quality, innovation, and customer service. Thor Industries, who identified the tremendous value of the Komfort name, bought [...]

Hank Williams – RIP

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Gone 59 years ago on the first Midnight in Montgomery, silver eagle, lonely road I was on my way to Mobile for a big New Years Eve show I stopped for just a minute to see a friend outside of town Put my collar up, found his name, and felt the wind die down Then [...]

Coolest Camper Ever

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This is the most unique camping and travel trailer you’ll ever find. The GO was designed from the frame out to be a one-of-a-kind mobile adventure trailer that’s even more versatile than a Swiss Army knife. It’s lightweight and easy to manage in the parking lot, garage or on the road. Weighing in at 800 [...]

Fads That Never Caught On…

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Nude Dinosaur-Themed Weddings, for one, never caught on I can’t for the life of me see why not – Ted  Image found at “The invincible edge” Filed under: Humour, Tackieness Tagged: Dinosaurs, Nudism, Weddings

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) is a narrow gauge heritage railroad that operates 45 miles (72 km) of 3 ft  (914 mm) track between Durango and Silverton, in the US state of Colorado. The railway is a federally designated National Historic Landmark and is also designated by the American Society of Civil [...]

Clicquot Club Ginger Ale

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The Clicquot Club Company, also known as Clicquot Club Beverages, pronounced "Klee-Ko" and sometimes spelled "Cliquot", was a national beverage company that sold several varieties of soda. After 80 years of operation, the company was bought and shut down by Canada Dry in 1965. Founded in 1881 in Millis, Massachusetts, the beverage company was built [...]

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 – Video found at “RetroYouTube” Filed under: Architecture, Movies, Traveling Tagged: 1936, Berlin, Color documentaries, The Olympic Games

Jim Henson – RIP

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By Joe Lanzisero and Tim Kirk, Disney Illustrators upon hearing of Jim Henson’s death. Image and text from “Jeanfi Vintage Cooking Co” Filed under: Art, Illustration Tagged: Disney, Jim Henson, Joe Lanzisero, Tim Kirk

Isle Of Wight Festival 1970

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Paul Rodgers of the band Free performs in front of the crowd at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, screenshot from Message To Love I am somewhere out there in that sea of human beings. It was my first trip abroad on my own and I was seventeen. Looking back at it it may have [...]

Vespa Scooters

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Piaggio sold some 2,500 Vespas in 1947, over 10,000 in 1948, 20,000 in 1949, and over 60,000 in 1950. The biggest sales promo ever was Hollywood. In 1952, Audrey Hepburn side-saddled Gregory Peck‘s Vespa in the feature film Roman Holiday for a ride through Rome, resulting in over 100,000 sales. In 1956, John Wayne dismounted [...]