The Nuttiest Things Ever

21 February, 2011
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Leo Tolstoy Finger Puppet (They have Chekhov and Dostoyevsky, too, so no worries --everyone's treated the same.) :P~


Zimbabwe’s inflation:

What $100 billion will buy you in Harare


The teacher union “Fair Share” program. It’s an “either-or” situation. There is no compromise, no discussion, no negotiation and no open lines of communication — crucial activities on which many unions are built and in which they take great pride. Hypocritical? Nah. “Join us and pay, or don’t join us and pay” — yeah, that’s the ticket. Whatever. Join your union and be proud, or choose not to join it and be proud. Anything else is extortion.


Double cigarette holder from 1955. Although, with the price of cigs today...maybe not so nutty.




Lucky Break Wishbones. Just $8.50 for ten in a package.


I triple-dog dare you to drink this.

And on that note, I’ll go make the coffee. The non-predigested kind, thanks. :P

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21 February, 2011 9:14 am

Hahahha, the Tolstoy finger puppet. I look at it every morning I make the coffee. Helen has about 15 of these finger puppet magnets on the fridge; Joan of Arc, Twain, Shakespeare, Ghandi, and many others I can’t think of. Good stuff…


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No way! I’ve never seen the puppets — only lots of cool magnets. I’d love to see the Joan of Arc one, LOL (And no, I will not ask if she appears to be on fire)


21 February, 2011 9:23 am

Yeah, it’s one thing to dream up nutty things (my mom’s classic: Asparagas ice cream), and it’s quite another to actually invent them. I first heard about that coffee in ‘The Bucket List’ – Jack Nicholson’s character drank that kind of coffee all the time, but didn’t know about it’s – shall we say “unique” origins until Morgan Freeman’s character brought it to his attention. They have composers in those finger puppet things too. Hope you’re feeling better! PK ReplyRat Fink Reply:February 22nd, 2011 at 5:29 amUnique origins indeed! And aspara-gag ice cream..girl… I am struggling to get over this… Read more »

21 February, 2011 12:37 pm

LUCKY BREAK® WISHBONES are Proudly Made in the USA. And that is a good thing cuz I imagine that only Americans know what to do with a wishbone. I’d drink that coffee but I am saddened to see those poor animals in those cages (don’t get me started!!! ) ReplyRat Fink Reply:February 22nd, 2011 at 5:35 amAw man I know. The SPCA is doing its national campaign with commercials like this that I cannot get through without bawling. ReplySuzanne Reply:February 22nd, 2011 at 10:16 amI can’t bear to watch it There are ads here that I have to turn off… Read more »