Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vlad and Kim

Editor's note -- The Washington Post feted our Dear Leader's death with a stunning pictorial of his treacherous life during possibly the worst Sunday Night Football on NBC in weeks.  

Aug. 23, 2002 Vladimir Putin and KimJung Il "party down" in Vladivostok.

 k. a. gardner 

NEWSFLASH:  with horribly overprocessed hair dies.  wants us to take a look at his life. Much better than 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

En L'an 2000

Editor's note -- SAD AND USELESS the most depressive humor site on the net found "Illustrations by French artist Villemard in 1910 of how he imagined the future to be in the year 2000". Unfortunately, Boing Boing already ran a Villemard post on Wed. Sept 12, 2007. 

S&U's post wasn't entirely useless as it featured more than one postcard but, sadly, the blog does not have "BB's Paris liaison, Alex Boucherot, editor of

Spy Helicopters

Wars will be fought by “combat cars”.

 k. a. gardner 

World in 2000 as Predicted in 1910 | : via  - 2011 Best  blog

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Gentleman's Folly

Editor's note -- Broadway Tower was designed by English architect James Wyatt as a folly for Lady Coventry in 1794. She wondered if she could see a pretend castle 22 miles away from her homeYes. By 1799, Lady Coventry could see it clearly. 

A folly is a building so extravagant that it transcends the normal range of garden ornaments. 

A Gentleman's Folly, Broadway Tower by Andrew Lockie

Editor's note -- Today, Broadway Tower is an English tourist attraction located on Broadway Hill, one mile southeast of the village of BroadwayWorcestershire, at the second highest point of the Cotswolds after Cleeve Hill.


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