Yes, he's discovered something amazing! Or, grown up fun with baby shampoo. Enjoy!
I remember watching the movie Coogan's Bluff, which is a 1968 Clint Eastwood action flick set in San Fransisco, as an adolescent kid in the 80's. When I watched it, it was the height of Nancy Reagan's"Just Say No" campaign, and the War On Drugs was in full swing. It was a pretty typical crime-action film, and then . . . this scene appeared on the screen. Needless to say, I was a bit confused. First of all, what is a Pigeon Toed Orange Peel? There's the lights, the naked chicks, the song - which is the same name as the club, Pigeon Toed Orange Peel - the spooky images. What in the hell? My parents took the opportunity to tell me that this is what drugs do to you - you end up dancing wildly at a club with a crazy name, to a song of the same name, where half the girls are naked (nothing wrong with that, my 14 year old brain thought), and images of tarantulas and skeletons were flashed everywhere so you could start to feel really groovy.
Needless to say, my parents were on the War on Drugs bandwagon, and thought this a prime moment to school me on the rather deleterious effects of drugs. In retrospect, this movie snippet was nothing more than a badly produced anti-drug PSA, late 60's style. After all, this is what those crazy hippies were up to. So, lock your kids indoors, lest they should escape and end up tripping the light fantastic at the Pigeon Toed Orange Peel!
Due to copious shots of topless go-go girls, probably NSFW.
Pictured below is the ultimate guide to highfalutin putdowns, courtesy of the Bard. Just match one word from each of the columns, precede with "thou" and you are on your way to the Shakespearean insult, thou mammering doghearted nut-hook!
John, Paul, George and Ringo . . . John, Paul, George and Ringo . . . John, Paul, George and Ringo . . . John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Ah, the 1950's. It was a far more innocent time than now. A small house with a white picket fence. I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners on TV. Ike was president. And there were whiskey dispensers in the cafeteria at work. As this picture below demonstrates, the 1950's really did have the kind of "man's world" elements depicted on Mad Men.
Linguists have long labored to construct a hypothesis about an original, or mother "proto-language" that humans used in East Africa some 50,000 years ago. For quite some time these linguists have believed that this proto-tongue was the original language spoken by humans, and that all language can inevitably be traced back to this place and time. Now two specialists in the evolution of human language argue in a new paper written for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that this original language sound like Yoda. That is to say that the arrangement of the words "I like you" that we are familiar with would have been uttered as "I you like". And while this makes for an imperfect analogy - given the subject and object agreements, for intent I think Yoda would have said "You I like", it is a useful illustration of how we began to speak to each other
More on their discovery about the origins and gradual evolution of language here.
The video below, created by Max Gilardi, is funny, educational, terrifying, and definitely NSFW. So pay attention kids - this is what happens when you get addicted to "______" (insert drug, food, substance of your choice). Enjoy! Via The Mary Sue.
Below is a list of the 20 strangest sex laws from around the world. Most of them must be outdated, and all of them leave you wondering what could have possibly prompted their creation in the first place. Case in point: #13 - "It is illegal for any member of the Nevada Legislature to conduct official business wearing a penis costume while the legislature is in session".
Some very brave souls decided to find one of the highest bridges in Europe, scope out the territory, and then suspend some two dozen people from this very tall bridge . . . in a jacuzzi. These folks attached ropes from one side of the bridge and then rappelled down these ropes to build a platform to hold the jacuzzi. After several days of training and building, the entire crew, one by one, lowered themselves from the relative safety of the bridge down into the heated waters in the jacuzzi. The full, fascinating document of these intrepid adventurers and their love of jacuzzi induced thrills in the sky can be found here.
Below is a collection of 100% completely wrong but undeniably, side-splitting funny Photoshops of children's Science Fair projects. Just make sure your mother isn't looming nearby when you look at this. Also may be NSFW, dependent on whether or not your boss has kids.