Archive for July, 2010

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ROFLrazzi
Sadly it is true ROFLrazzi and if it’s on the internet, it must be true.

I can’t think of anyone with a laser pistol who is more of one.

Picture Is UnrelatedLlamas Love The Shagging Wagon

Picture Is Unrelated

College HumorBill and Ted’s Excellent Inception (video)
College Humor

The Crew Cut

They just never saw hair to hair.

(submitted by Claire)

Inception Ending Extended

“If you can read this, you’re dreaming…or are you?”

Uploaded by CH Staff

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Time To Make the Bacon

funny food photos - Time To Make the Bacon

I got my meatcase, where you want me to set up fer some bacon makin’?

Tagged: bacon, how it’s made, meat, meat case

Learn From sanddros’ Fail

If people are asking the difference between your twin nieces, don’t tell them that niece #1 has bigger breasts. #LFMF

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sanddros

Learn From neverbabysittinghimagain’s Fail

If you laugh while drinking milk it will come out your nose. Same applies to apple sauce. Except its not funny when the 4 year old your baby-sitting thinks its brains and won’t stop crying for 3 hours. #LFMF

Submitted by: neverbabysittinghimagain via Submit Page

Historical Thursday: Memento Mori

This week we will be delving into a topic that may seem morbid, but has had a significant role and effect in our perception of death in modern life. Post-mortem photography was popularized in the mid to late 19th century as a continuation of the ancient art of remembrance of the dead. While one could see these photos as macabre, they certainly have a role as mementos of the past, and a way of preserving the image of the deceased in way that their loved-ones choose. Although understandably tragic, the photographs’ role allows families a beautiful memory of their deceased loved ones.

white trash repairs - Historical Thursday: Memento Mori

Many of the subjects of the photos were young children, which reflects a definite change in regards to the decrease in the infant mortality rate in developed nations. Being the great equalizer that death is, people of all ages were memorialized this way. The bodies were preserved following certain procedures that are still practiced today with regards towards physical preservation (embalming with arsenic salts, alcohol, and formaldehyde) and dressed in their finest clothes.

white trash repairs - Historical Thursday: Memento Mori
Keep in mind that photography in the 19th century was an elaborate process; both time consuming and certainly expensive. For many people this was the only photo that would be taken of them. Typically the deceased are depicted as sleeping following through on the notion of death as permanent state of sleep, but also because generally people died asleep in their beds.

With the increasing ubiquity of camera technology this practice has fallen wayside, but there are still concepts and ideas which arose from these rituals such as the (now defunct) website Deathspace which in a certain way acts as a way of using technology to remembering the deceased.

Information courtesy of: Dan Meinwald, Art Of Mourning

Images courtesy of: Mr.Fox: Post Mortem and Wikipedia

As always, if YOU have an idea for a future Historical Thursday, please email it to me at thereifixedit@gmail.com.

YO MAMA SOOO FAT…

demotivational posters - YO MAMA SOOO FAT...

YO MAMA SOOO FAT…

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The Internet Animal Orchestra

This is just too awesome for words.

Autotune + Animals = WIN!

Secret Ingredients

Every Iron Chef secret ingredient. And GO!


via Delete Yourself

Tagged: iron chef, secret ingredients, video