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~

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Zimbabwe’s inflation:

What $100 billion will buy you in Harare

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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.

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

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This.

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

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I triple-dog dare you to drink this.

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

B & W photos: Getty Images/LIFE
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Lars
Lars
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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PKPudlin
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

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Suzanne
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!!! :P )

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Suzanne
22 February, 2011 10:16 am
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I can’t bear to watch it :( There are ads here that I have to turn off or look away…and then I go and hug Chevy, The Famous American Cat. :)

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