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Letty
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jul, 2011 04:04 am
@hamburgboy,
hbg, did you know that a picture of Jesus recently appeared on a Wal-Mart receipt?

http://newsserve.net/i/20110717/1027-Jesus-Appears-On-Walmart-Receipt-Photo.jpg
roger
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jul, 2011 04:47 am
@Letty,
Sure 'nuff. Look Raul Castro to me.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 04:08 pm
Vampire Killing Kits were all the rage in the 1800's (after Dracula was published). One was sold a few years ago at auction for almost $15,000:
http://antiquesandthearts.com/Archives/2008/11-November/images//2008-11-11__14-01-03Image1.GIF

http://antiquesandthearts.com/Antiques/AuctionWatch/2008-11-11__14-01-03.html

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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jul, 2011 10:22 pm
Did you Flipper's laugh was a recording of a kookaburra tweaked by the sound guys?
http://headsonhinges.tumblr.com/post/8317741322/hey-does-anyone-born-after-1980-know-what-this

And that Flipper was always played by a female dolphin, except for that 'going backwards on your tail' trick?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2011 05:49 pm
The original title of the album “Cheap Thrills” was “Sex, Dope, and Cheap Thrills.”
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 14 Aug, 2011 01:05 pm
Did you know that Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (the maternal grandfather of Albert, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom) chose a special kind of tea/coffee cup for his wife when he wanted to have sex?

http://i53.tinypic.com/dvo8eu.jpg
[own photo, taken at the porcelain and earthenware collection in the castle museum of Friedenstein Castle, Gotha]

Well, that might be true - or not. Goethe called the duke "angenehm und widerwärtig zugleich": "agreeable and disgusting at the same time".
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sun 21 Aug, 2011 12:42 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
did you know ... ... ...

that an early ( 1922-23 ) version of a LEICA was just auctioned
for EURO 1.2 million ?

better check the attic and old trunks ... ... ...

 http://www.faz.net/m/%7B8EAAB03E-624F-4E2F-B4EB-ECE83364FE49%7DPicture.jpg
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 21 Aug, 2011 02:23 pm
@hamburgboy,
hbg, Somebody "out there" is crazy to pay 1.2 million Euro for that camera.

What's the "market value" for such a thing?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 21 Aug, 2011 02:52 pm
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:

What's the "market value" for such a thing?


Quote:
The camera had a starting price of €200,000, with an estimated value of at least €350,000 according to WestLicht. After a tough 20-minute auction, the camera was sold to an Asian bidder, becoming the "most expensive camera ever sold worldwide," claims WestLicht.
Held on 28 May, the auction featured 721 lots. A Leica MP2 was sold for €528,000, a Carl Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar 0,33/40mm lens fetched €60,000 Euro. In total, 94% of the lots were sold, fetching €4.429m, making the auction "the most successful in the history of WestLicht".
Source
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 21 Aug, 2011 03:40 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Holy cow! That's real money, and people complain about inflation.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 23 Sep, 2011 08:09 am
Did you know that the (British intelligence agency) MI5 used to have special kettles kept solely for steaming open envelopes? (Source)
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2011 09:03 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
did you know that a HAMBURGER and HAMBURG really have no connection ?

when i grew up in hamburg there were no hamburgers - except as citizens .

we ate FRIKADELLEN ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frikadeller ) or DEUTSCHES BEEFSTEAK - ground sirloin .

roger
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2011 09:17 pm
@hamburgboy,
That almost makes me wish I had kept mine.

No, wait. What I had was one that used the 110 cassette. It was SLR with interchangeable lenses. Might have been Fuji, or something like that. It was kind of a novelty, but it was also a pretty good camera. Very good considering there were no electronics.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2011 10:47 pm
@hamburgboy,
As a child, I especially liked the "Hamburger Bratenschnitte"
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2011 08:25 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Quote:
As a child, I especially liked the "Hamburger Bratenschnitte"


walter , was that a slice of hackbraten/meatloaf ?

 http://www.reisen-speisen.de/images/hackbraten-an-rotweinsauce.jpg

Wink
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2011 12:26 am
@hamburgboy,
And there's no ham in a hamburger

What's your position on leberkase?

http://feastcraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/leberkaese_stil-500x375.jpg
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2011 12:31 am
@hamburgboy,
Hey, I think in Australia we would call frikadellen 'Rissoles'

http://cdn.taste.com.au/images/recipes/sfi/2004/04/7547.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2011 02:18 am
@hamburgboy,
hamburgboy wrote:

walter , was that a slice of hackbraten/meatloaf ?
No, roast pork with a fried egg and gravy on dark bread.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2011 06:03 pm
Did you know that today is National Poinsettia Day?

Quote:
At this time of year, we begin to see more and more Poinsettias available in nurseries, grocery stores and anywhere you buy plants. This is thanks to a gentleman named Joel Roberts Poinsett, who was the first United States minister to Mexico from 1825 to 1829.

Poinsett found the plant growing on a Mexican hillside and sent samples back to his greenhouse in South Carolina. The plant became known as the Poinsettia, and Dec. 12 was named National Poinsettia Day by Congress in honor of Poinsett, who died in 1851.


(Tomorrow is National Suckling Pig Day. I'll be celebrating with bacon!)
spendius
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2011 06:08 pm
@Irishk,
I'll be nostalgically reminiscing.
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