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  • lczarnik 17:16 on March 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Neat Cork Trick 

    Forwarded message
    From: Bill
    Date: 3 September 2008 at 11:11
    Subject: FW: Neat Cork Trick

    This is neat….

    This is amazing & simple. This is for all those out there who make
    their own wine, end up with the cork in the bottle and have no way of
    getting it out so the bottle
    can’t be used again.
    And for those of you who don’t really care, it’s still cool to watch.


  • lczarnik 19:46 on February 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    thursday diversion 

    Forwarded message
    From: Bill
    Date: 12 September 2009 at 03:20
    Subject: FW: thursday diversion

    Wizardsof Winter-hb.wmv — Shared securely with Kloudless

    pretty cool

    Had enough summer yet? Time to get in to the holiday shopping mood? Shop now, evade the rush and help out the economy.

  • lczarnik 16:05 on March 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    WWII 3rd Reich Photos 

    Forwarded message
    From: Bill
    Date: 20 February 2010 at 10:45
    Subject: FW: Fw: WWII 3rd Reich Photos

    Here’s some history

    Photos taken during the 3rd Reich. Most are of Hitler and his cronies.


  • lczarnik 15:26 on December 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    internet 1981 

    Forwarded message

    From: Bill
    Date: 19 July 2013 at 01:00
    Subject: internet 1981
    To: Lawrence Czarnik <czarnik>

    Here’s a news item from 1981 about newspapers on that new thing called the Internet.


  • lczarnik 04:03 on March 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    “Oilfield Dodge 1920” 

    Forwarded message
    From: Bill
    Date: 29 March 2014 02:03
    Subject: FW: "Oilfield Dodge 1920"

    Want to try this on a modern car? Not mine, that’s for sure.

    You will not find a car today that can do this.

    Oilfield Dodge


  • lczarnik 02:40 on July 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    More Historical Photographs 

    Forwarded message
    From: Bill
    Date: 24 July 2013 09:20
    Subject: Fwd: More Historical Photographs

    How about those Russian Nightwitches? They were something else!

    Subject: More Historical Photographs


    Miss America 1924


    Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin


    Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford’s Theater on the night of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at the cuffs.


    Phoebe Mozee (aka: Annie Oakley). Famed for her marksmanship by 12 years old, she once shot the ashes off of Kaiser Wihelm II’s cigarette at his invitation. When she outshot famed exhibition marksman Frank Butler, he fell in love with her and they married. They remained married the rest of their lives.


    Very Young Lucy Lucille Ball around 1930


    This is one of five known X-rays of Hitler’s head, part of his medical records compiled by American military intelligence after the German’s surrendered and declassified in 1958. The records also include doctor’s reports, diagrams of his teeth and nose and electrocardiograms. He had bad teeth, lots of fillings and crowns.


    Two Victorian sideshow performers boxing – the fat man and the thin man.


    Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot’s licence, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to fly for The Women’s Auxiialry Air Force in WW2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed.


    Prison Garb 1924. Belva Annan murderess whose trial records became the musical "Chicago."


    Female photojournalist Jessie Tarbox on the street with her camera, 1900s.


    Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole. At approximately 3pm on December 14, 1911, Amundsen raised the flag of Norway at the South Pole and named the spot Polheim — “Pole Home.”


    The extraordinary life of Maud Allen: Seductive US dancing girl who was sued for being too lewd, outed as a lesbian, and fled London after being branded a German spy who was sleeping with the prime minister’s wife.


    John Fitzgerald Kennedy


    Caroline Otero, courtesan, the most sought after woman in all of Europe. She associated herself with the likes of Prince Albert I of Monaco, King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, Kings of Serbia, and Kings of Spain as well as Russian Grand Dukes Peter and Nicholas, the Duke of Westminster and writer Gabriele D’Annunzio. Six men reportedly committed suicide after their love affairs with Otero ended. Two men fought a duel over her. She was famed for her voluptuous breasts.


    Wedding day photograph of Abraham and Mary taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement. Their love had endured.


    Billie Holiday at two years old, in 1917


    Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Walter Reed Hospital flu ward." One of the very few images in Washington-area photo archives documenting the influenza contagion of 1918-1919, which killed over 500,000 Americans and tens of millions around the globe. Most victims succumbed to bacterial pneumonia following influenza virus infection.


    Filming the MGM Logo


    Amelia Earhart


    Mae Questel ca. 1930’s, the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl, Minnie Mouse, Felix the Cat (for three shorts by the Van Beuren Studios), Little Lulu, Little Audrey and Casper, the Friendly Ghost


    Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) (1922-2009) SSgt. USMC 1943-45 WW II. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".


    In 1911, Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel. Fourteen years later, in New Zealand, he slipped on an orange peel and died.


    Emily Todd was Mary Todd Lincoln’s half-sister. In 1856 she married Benjamin Helm, a Confederate general. After Helm’s death in 1863 Emily Helm passed through Union Lines to visit her sister in the White House. This caused great consternation in the Northern newspapers. Emily Helm took an oath of loyalty to the Union and was granted amnesty


    Three days before his 19th birthday, George H.W. Bush became the youngest aviator in the US Navy.


    Market Street, San Francisco after the earthquake, 1906.


    All-American Girls Baseball, 1940s


    c. 1943 : Breast Protectors for War Workers


    Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.


    Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.


    Zelda Boden, circus performer, ca. 1910.


    A Confederate and Union soldier shake hands during a celebration at Gettysburg in 1913. Image from the Library of Congress. July 1-3, 2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.


    Geraldine Doyle, who was the inspiration behind the famous Rosie the Riveter poster.


    Vintage Baked Potato Cart. A legitimate fast food lunch option back in the day.


    Black physicians treating in the ER a member of the Ku Kux Klan


    Cyclists ride in the first running of the Tour de France, in 1903.


    Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – April 4, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. America’s first war dog, Stubby, served 18 months ‘over there’ and participated in seventeen battles on the Western Front. He saved his regiment from surprise mustard gas attacks, found and comforted the wounded, and even once caught a German spy by the seat of his pants (holding him there til American Soldiers found him).


    Nightwitches – Female Russian bombers who bombed Germany during WW2. They had old, noisy planes & the engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid-flight to restart the props. To stop Germans from hearing them & starting up the anti aircraft guns, they’d climb to a certain height, coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair & get the hell out of dodge. Their leader flew 200+ missions & was never captured.


    Marilyn Monroe meets Queen Elizabeth II, London, 1956 Both women are 30 years old.


    Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson plays “Going Home” as FDR’s body is borne past in Warm Springs, GA, where the President was scheduled to attend a barbecue on the day he died. April, 1945.

    • jon 19:08 on July 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Fascinating photos. If someone asked, ‘How do we know they’re what they say they are?’ is there anywhere that they could be referred to for authentication?

    • lczarnik 09:46 on August 19, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      We check out text style posts in http://www.snopes.com/, but don’t know of any way to validate the photos. If you find any way, let us know by reply and we’ll post here.

  • lczarnik 11:43 on July 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    News Alert: Detroit files for bankruptcy 

    This is amazing when your home town (heck it’s was one of the largest cities in the USA!)


    Forwarded message
    From: Bill
    Date: 19 July 2013 06:24
    Subject: Fwd: News Alert: Detroit files for bankruptcy

    Sent from my iPad

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: “The Washington Post”
    Date: July 18, 2013, 4:21:20 PM EDT
    Subject: News Alert: Detroit files for bankruptcy

    Detroit files for bankruptcy
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    The Washington Post Thursday, July 18, 2013 4:20:43 PM

    National News Alert


    Detroit files for bankruptcy

    Detroit has become the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy.

    State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr on Thursday asked a federal judge permission to place the city into Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.

    Read more at:

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  • lczarnik 06:26 on April 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Thursday fun 

    ———- Forwarded message ———-

    From: Bill
    Date: 5 February 2010 04:21
    Subject: FW: thursday fun

    Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 12:04 PM
    Subject: Fwd: thursday fun


    Is our education system going down hill or what.  I had a gentleman tell me that he'd personally met several recent high school graduates in the past few months that could not sign their name.  Talk about being left behind.

    Of course this video probably only shows the funniest of the dumb, but still…

    ———- Forwarded message ———-

    Subject: Jay Walking


     These are funny!

  • lczarnik 22:26 on May 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    You could have talked about this in Cozumel – “What gender is ‘computer’?” 

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Bill 
    Date: 18 May 2012 05:27
    Subject: you could have talked about this in Cozumel

    A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. House for instance, is feminine: ‘la casa.’ Pencil, however, is masculine: ‘el lapis’.

    A student asked, "What gender is 'computer'?" Instead of giving the answer the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether ‘computer’ should be a masculine or a feminine noun.

    Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.

    The men's group decided that ‘computer’ should definitely be of the feminine gender ‘la computadora’ because (1) No-one but their creator understands their internal logic, (2) The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else, (3) Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval, and (4) As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your pay cheque on accessories for it.

    The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be masculine ‘el computador’ because (1) In order to do anything with them you have to turn them on, (2) They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves, (3) They are supposed to help you solve problems but half the time they ARE the problem, and (4) As soon as you commit to one you realize that if you had waited a little longer you could have got a better model.

    The women won.

    (I copied this from the Digital Equipment group in FaceBook)

  • lczarnik 08:27 on May 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Wednesday offering 

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Bill 
    Date: 5 May 2012 04:59
    Subject: FW: wednesday offering


    Subject: Revising Songs of the 60's…..

    Some of the artists of the 60's are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate aging baby boomers who can remember doing the "mashed potato" as if it were yesterday.


    They include:
    Bobby Darin —

    Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' A Flash


    Herman's Hermits —
    Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Walker


    Ringo Starr —
    I Get By With A Little Help From Depends




    The Bee Gees — –
    How Can You Mend A Broken Hip?


    Roberta Flack—
    The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face




    Johnny Nash —
    I Can't See Clearly Now.


    Paul Simon—
    Fifty Ways To Lose Your Liver


    The Commodores —
    Once, Twice, Three Times To The Bathroom


    Procol Harem—
    A Whiter Shade Of Hair


    Leo Sayer —
    You Make Me Feel Like Napping


    The Temptations —
    Papa's Got A Kidney Stone


    Denture Queen

    "You haven't seen my teeth have you Wilma?

    Tony Orlando —
    Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall


    Helen Reddy —
    I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore


    Leslie Gore—
    It's My Body,
    and I'll Cry If I Want To


    And Last but NOT least…
    Willie Nelson —

    On the Commode Again




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