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  • Florida: The Punchline State

    09/08/2016 6:54:46 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 2 Sept 2016 | Dave Barry
    These interviewers are not always calling from states that have a lot to brag about. I have been interviewed on the wrongness of Florida by people who live in, for example, Illinois, which constantly has to build new prisons just to hold all of its convicted former governors, who form violent prison gangs and get into rumbles with gangs of convicted former state legislators.... ...How did this happen? As far as I have been able to determine without doing any research, the turning point was the 2000 presidential election. On election night, almost all of the other states were able...
  • Just thought we needed some fun.

    07/08/2016 3:40:18 PM PDT · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 16 replies
    Youtube | A youtube channel.
    Just thought we all need a good laugh, enjoy.
  • Dads compete to stack Cheerios on babies' heads because ...dads

    06/19/2016 5:33:58 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun June 19, 2016 | Saeed Ahmed, CNN
    So, about a week or so ago, Patrick Quinn felt trapped. He was sitting on the couch, afraid to move -- lest he woke up Maxton, his 3-week-old son who was sound asleep on his lap. Then he spotted a bowl of Cheerios by the couch. His older son had left it there because he never puts anything away. Hmm, thought Quinn, let's see if I can get one to balance on Maxton's nose. It worked. Hmm, let me see if I can get two.
  • Why do annoying #NeverTrump Freepers still posting articles around the clock?

    05/20/2016 3:33:12 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 272 replies
    May 20 2016 | Vanity
    I see some NeverTrump Freepers are back, posting articles almost like clockwork. Is this some paid trolling going on? Is it some psych-op for the GOPe Uniparty? Using FR as a place to foment conflict/hone the Establishment's arguments against Trump and real conservatives and/or Christians? No one has the time to be posting as many articles in a day these people are posting without getting paid. Sorry. I think it's an "op" against FR.
  • Elderly Michigan woman skips chemo to see the world

    03/12/2016 2:08:47 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies ^ | 1 Mar 2016
    She's living life and not in an end-of-life mentality," said Ramie. "She's in the present moment. We see a spark in her eye that we haven't seen in a very long time. She's up for most anything." The family also said that Norma's cancer symptoms have lessened and she is in no pain or discomfort during her travels.
  • RedLetterMedia: Top 10 Things YOU Didn't know about Darth Vader's Suit! [HILARIOUS]

    02/20/2016 6:04:48 AM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 6 replies
    Red Letter Media ^ | 12/31/2015 | Red Letter Media
    From video summary: "Rich and Mike learn lots of new things about Darth Vader's iconic suit! CLICKBAIT!" Rich and Mike read canon info about Darth Vader's suit, which is basically a giant coffin designed to annoy him to death. Watch and laugh your butt off for twenty four minutes and thirty four seconds in the year of our Lord stardate 45BBY, won't you?
  • A Moment of fun .. Narcoleptic Squril

    02/17/2016 3:36:54 PM PST · by Bidimus1 · 15 replies
    As FR has become some what unhappy.. here is a moment of fun..
  • Fun With Hillary Choking On Her Own Words

    02/10/2016 6:20:01 PM PST · by Gigantor · 6 replies
    Some backwards fun with Hillary choking on her own words.
  • Music Video - In support of TRUMP

    12/24/2015 12:41:43 AM PST · by Hanna548 · 3 replies
    @C4Constitution and @BoudicaRides ^ | Dec 23, 2012 | @C4Constitution
    We just wanted to do something fun that everyone could enjoy. My friend C4 has a beautiful voice so we made use of her God given talent:)
  • My Story, Pets, Family, Back-Yard Fun

    12/04/2015 7:39:42 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/04/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Yard fun with family photo, pets feeding and playing and then I sing the short hymn, “Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine”, by Phoebe P. Knapp . The starting flower of this video, what we believe is a spider plant produced this wonderful 3-petals layered flower only showed up once in the five years. This video has more in it than the previous one. Thanks for viewing. Merry Christmas!
  • GUEST COLUMN: How to Talk to Your Pansy Marxist Nephew at Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 12:03:12 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/24/15 | Uncle Strickland
    Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for publishing my column. I'm a big fan of this holiday because few things are more American than boozing up and chowing down 'til your ankles swell and your corduroys pop. In between, you get to watch some football and share your thoughts on the trainwreck presidency of Barack Hussein Obama (hint hint). I consider myself a knowledgable debater because I read up on the blogs and I'm typically one of the most "liked" commenters on the articles. The reason I'm writing this is because my brother's dumb kid likes to get chatty with me. I've...
  • What If The Best Cars To Drive Have Already Been Made

    11/03/2015 11:23:56 PM PST · by Cowman · 71 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 11/03/15 5:58pm | Freddy "Tavarish" Hernandez
    Not only are cars becoming more safe, feature-rich and efficient, but engines have never had more output, whether it’s an econobox Hyundai Sonata churning out a torque curve that would literally twist the swiss-cheese frame of a Mk. I Golf GTI, or the more insane Dodge Charger Hellcat, with its ticket-to-the-pearly-gates 707 HP supercharged V8. *** However, as with anything in the known universe, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, no matter what ‘80s John Travolta will tell you. With legislation putting forth mandates for increased complexity in cars over the last three decades, automobiles have become, on...
  • Megyn Kelly pokes fun at lengthy GOP debate terms; how about a foot massage?

    11/03/2015 6:48:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 73 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 11/03/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Fox News host Megyn Kelly read through a specific list of debate demands that most Republican presidential candidates signed as a result of the CNBC debate debacle, and wondered what else they wanted — maybe a foot massage? Kelly read through some of the demands, which included a 67 degree room temperature and approval of on-screen graphics, with Fox News digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt. “Can you imagine having to submit our graphics for approval to the candidates?” she asked. “Good luck with that.” Stirewalt noted that some “candidates started peeling off” on signing the demand letter, “because they have...
  • South Elgin High team races to disassemble, reassemble car engine

    10/31/2015 4:39:31 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 47 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | 31 Oct 2015 | Dave Gathman
    Their teacher, Steve Schertz, said that during the contest, teams of five high-schoolers have to take apart an engine and put it back together while judges time them. The fastest team wins, though each team is penalized certain numbers of seconds if members drop a part on the floor, start tightening something with a wrench before starting it by hand (which can cause engine damage) or commits other mistakes.
  • White House: Obama Preparing More Executive Actions on Gun Control

    10/05/2015 11:51:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-5-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House confirmed that President Obama was preparing a series of executive actions on gun control to match his recent passion on the issue after the latest mass shooting in Oregon. Its a high priority and will continue to be until we start to see more progress on this issue in this town, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters today at the press briefing. Earnest said he would quibble with anyone who criticized the president for not voicing any specific gun control proposals during his press conference, asserting that the White House was working behind the scenes...
  • Hillary Clinton:We Really Need ['Time Outdoors'] Camps for Adults("Fun deficit")

    03/21/2015 5:00:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/15
    The likely 2016 presidential candidate who believes it takes a village to raise a child is now proposing camps for adults. Hillary Clinton is worried about Americas fun deficit, not our deficit-deficit, and told a group gathered for a speech that We really need camps for adults.
  • Because Nothing Says "Fun" Like Hillary Clinton

    03/20/2015 10:42:24 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 20 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 20, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    Satire is nearly impossible with stories like this, from ABC NewsWhy Hillary Clinton Thinks America Has a Fun Deficit".... Well, her husband certainly knew how to have fun in the White House. Hillarynot so much. Its even worse than you thought...

    03/06/2015 12:47:33 PM PST · by greeneyes · 100 replies
    freerepublic | 3/6/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Tribute to Jim Thompson (now that the Freepathon is over)

    12/05/2014 4:47:59 PM PST · by Vendome · 71 replies
    Vanity | 12/5/2014 | Vendome
    So, I was searching for who knows what the other day and up pops this pic of Jim Thompson. For those in the know, you'll understand why just this picture made me laugh. So, let's hear for it Jim and celebrate his life
  • Pope solemnly defines evolution as article of the faith (Note: this is satire)

    10/29/2014 3:23:51 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 20 replies
    Self | 10/29/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    For only the second time in history since it was formally defined, Pope Francis has invoked papal infallibility in order to restate the Catholic Church's two most ancient, unchanging, and distinctive doctrines: evolution and a non-literal interpretation of Genesis (which was totally written by stone age savages, by the way). Invoking the apparations of Our Lady Queen of Higher Criticism, the Pope stated: While the ordinary magisterium from the very day of the Church's founding 1,981 years ago this past April has been most clear and constant, nevertheless we are most grieved at the dissemination of the "Errors of Alabama,"...
  • Too soon? How about not at all for Halloween costumes making light of Ebola

    10/14/2014 2:08:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | Updated: October 14, 2014 - 2:46 PM | LEANNE ITALIE
    NEW YORK No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween. So what's the costume flap of the year? It might just be Ebola, as in Ebola zombies, bloody Ebola patients and faux protective gear. Twitter and other social media were abuzz leading into the holiday with talk of hazmat suits and respirators. Too soon? How about just no, said Philadelphia physician's assistant Maria McKenna. One of her own, a Dallas nurse who at 26 is exactly her age, was diagnosed with the virus in the United States after she had helped care for a Liberian man who died...
  • Texas Dad Invents a Simple Way to Fill 100 Water Balloons - In Less Than A MINUTE (Video)

    07/26/2014 8:16:14 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 40 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-26-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsWhere was thisfor my son's pool party last weekend?We must have spent 3 hours making water balloons for the kids, and my fingers were sore afterwards.Very soon, I'll be able to do it in mere minutes. My fellow Texan and inventor Josh Malone, along with his kids, developed a much faster way to replace the time-consuming process of filling water balloons.Malone's device, which can fill 100 balloons in a minute, attaches to the hose directly for one-time use. He calls it "Bunch O Balloons" and launched aKickstartercampaign for the manufacture-ready project. It's called the"Bunch...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 18 July 2014

    07/17/2014 5:56:32 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 106 replies
    July 17, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • The Muslims War Against Fun Is Killing Them

    05/25/2014 5:56:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/24/2014 | Michael Ledeen
    We all know the Muslim world is a political and cultural disaster zone.All you need to know is the spectacularly low level of book sales in the Arab world, and a similarly miserable record in winning Nobel prizes, whether in literature or hard science. A dozen years ago, a group of Arab scholars did a report for the United Nations [1] that ascribed the failure of Arab society to a lack of freedom, knowledge and womenpower. And things have gotten considerably worse since 2002; the authors could write that there were no ethnic conflicts then. That’s long gone.Never mind...
  • ...Bobby Jindals wife rappels down a building with Robertsons from Duck Dynasty

    05/12/2014 11:53:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5/11/14
  • Eggstravaganza promises family fun on Saturday

    04/10/2014 9:01:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Adam Curtis
    SIERRA VISTA Parents and families with young children are invited to the Mall at Sierra Vista Saturday morning to hunt for some of the 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. I cant find them all by myself, said Ken James, who coordinates Sierra Vista Leisure and Library Servicess annual Easter Eggstravaganza. He recommends parents bring an Easter basket or something to carry the prizes and treats offered at free carnival games and Easter egg hunts, which start at 9 a.m. Otherwise mom and dads hands get full real quick, James said. In its third year at the mall,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 28 March 2014

    03/27/2014 5:59:32 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 111 replies
    March 27, 2014 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Giant snowman named 'Olaf' built in Wisconsin by Jim Smith of Wabeno

    03/15/2014 6:19:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    WPTV-TV ^ | 3/4/14 | Paige Hulsey
    A snowman is the talk of the town in a Wisconsin town because of its size and the cause behind it. Way out in the town of Wabeno, the giant snowman is standing tall. "It's just right there. You can't miss it," said Kodie Erickson of Wabeno.
  • Minute Physics [on youtube]

    09/05/2013 8:53:22 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies ^ | 9-4-13 | minute physics
    Smart people and lots of great 1 minute videos
  • Secret Ruler of the World David Rockefeller turns 98 today

    06/12/2013 7:58:44 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 31 replies
    Self | 6/12/'13 | Zionist Conspirator
    As everyone knows, David Rockefeller is the Secret Ruler of the World (he fired Khrushchev and hired Brezhnev back in '64). Only he's getting kinda long in the tooth now (he turns 98 today!). He is the last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller, who ghost wrote The Communist Manifesto for Marx and Engels when he was eight years old. Question: Has he delegated his powers as Secret Ruler of the World to someone else? Has Soros conducted a coup? How much longer is the old coot gonna be around? And most importantly: Who will secretly rule the world when...
  • Um, This is IT !

    04/29/2013 6:01:15 AM PDT · by Revski · 25 replies
    Jimmy's Youtube ^ | 4-29-2013 | revski
    Animated video. The voices are grandchildren; Elijah, Megan, Taylor, Jamee and myself.
  • Afternoon Fun

    03/31/2013 4:07:29 PM PDT · by SolidRedState · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/31/13 | Me
    Been waiting for a good day for this. After Easter dinner we decided the weather was just right. Range to target: 25 yards. Delivery device: Winchester Model 74 Ammunition: Remington .22 cal "Golden Bullet" hollow points. Ordnance: Star Targets.
  • HAPPY EASTER, Traditions, History, and Great FReeper Recipes

    02/25/2013 3:41:27 PM PST · by carlo3b · 40 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 2/25/13 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author
    THE HISTORY OF LENT.. For our traditional Italian Roman Catholic family, Lent is a very special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter.. I have searched the internet researching the various ways that this wonderfully religious season is celebrated from it's earliest biblical beginnings.. Since the earliest times of the Church, there is evidence of some kind of Lenten preparation for Easter. It starts with Ash Wednesday, when Catholics had their foreheads marked with ash crosses, a symbol of penance signaling the start of Lent. During the 40 days leading up to...
  • Pickup Lines for the Ultimate Dave Ramsey Fan

    02/14/2013 11:44:30 AM PST · by CSM · 16 replies
    Dave Ramsey Website ^ | 2/14/2013 | Dave Ramsey Fans
    Our Valentine's Day tradition continues There are quite a few things in life that are more foolish and desperate than using the Dave Ramsey pickup lines to woo someonetaking an interest-only mortgage, going within 50 feet of a payday loan store, and buying lotto tickets, just to name a few. But while all of these actions are avoidable, February 14 is not. And if its Valentines Day, it must be time for Dave Ramsey pickup lines, that is. So without further ado, here they are: the sixth-annual list of Dave Ramsey pickup lines. If I had a dollar for...
  • (VANITY) Went to the pistol range today and put some rounds downrange

    02/13/2013 5:20:41 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 28 replies
    2013 | Yerz truly
    Being of sound mind (*?*), I stocked up on ammo before that nitwit got reelected so I can go put holes in paper and not have to hunt for ammo. I took my daily carry piece and an older handgun that hasn't seen the light of day since my first CHL class.
  • How Gun Culture Won Over Liberals

    01/17/2013 11:55:53 AM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | January 17, 2013 | McKay Coppins, CJ Lotz
    On a Sunday morning a couple years ago, Brooklyn journalist Foster Kamer and a few of his "particularly liberal" blogger friends decided to skip brunch and hit the shooting range instead. "We said, hey, let's do something ridiculous," he recalled. "Let's go shoot guns." They chose the nearest site they found, a range that operated out of a basement in midtown Manhattan. "The first thing that happened when we got there was we heard some guy hammering away at a target with what sounded like a cannon. It was just in such tight quarters. It kind of freaked us out."...
  • Redskin Rule (They are losing)

    11/04/2012 12:26:15 PM PST · by BushCountry · 30 replies
    WTOP ^ | 11/2/12 | George Wallace,
    ... It's known as the "Redskins Rule." In the team's 75 years in the nation's capital, covering 18 presidential elections, the Redskins' final home game prior to Election Day has correctly predicted the election's outcome in 17 of the 18 elections. A Redskins loss in that final home game before the election has meant a victory for the challenging party. ...
  • Romney Foreign Policy Zingers - What do you want to come up?

    10/08/2012 4:20:13 PM PDT · by dila813 · 29 replies
    Today | Freepers
    My Vote is for when Obama begged Iran to return one of our drones.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday ~ 28 September 2012

    09/27/2012 6:00:42 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 80 replies
    September 27, 2012 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. MUSIC NIGHTTo get you all in the moodfor the Saturday music threadFabulous FRiday presents THE TEMPTATIONS The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success in the 60s and 70s at Motown Records. The group's repertoire has included, during its five-decade career, R&B, doo-wop, funk, disco, soul, and adult contemporary music. Formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1960 as The Elgins (not to be confused with another Motown group...
  • Welcome to Yahoo! Sports Pro Football Pick'em.

    08/06/2012 2:48:03 PM PDT · by STD · 11 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8/06/12 | STD
    Welcome to Yahoo! Sports Pro Football Pick'em. Last season, I played along with a group of 25 other FReepers each week in a contest to see who could select the NFL's winners and losers. It was my first season of NFL Pick'em, but I won the league title, but lost in the final minutes to our eventual champion. If I can do this well, so can you. Stay Safe & Pray Folks, The Comish
  • Join, or Die 2012 NFL Pick'em's Finally Here

    08/04/2012 11:49:34 AM PDT · by STD · 9 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | August 4 2012 | STD
    If you don't have time for Fantasy Football, if your ability to concentrate longer than ten minutes has expired, because BHO's busy ruining America; I have the hobby that's right for you! Boy, oh boy do I have the entertainment that's perfect for you. Join the Pick'em weekly league made up of like minded FReepers who think just like you. Don't let that POS steal your joy!
  • Yahoo Freeper Fantasy Football

    07/21/2012 3:11:34 PM PDT · by STD · 10 replies
    Yahoo fantasy Football | 07/21/12 | STD
    Join up for our fifth successive season. Join at Yahoo Fantasy Football. Free Republic Football League 2 (ID# 211856) Password cowboys
  • Where do single conservatives meet nowadays?

    05/12/2012 6:05:12 PM PDT · by fabian · 116 replies
    me | 05/12/12 | fabian
    Where do attractive and single middle aged, conservative people meet? I am so busy in my life with a new sales career and such, that I barley have time for events and gatherings. Any attractive late 30's 40's conservative gals in so. Ca. that would like to befriend an honest and nice guy of 50 that looks 40? Hah! I am aging youthfully, actually. Thank God.
  • Forward?--Calling Ken Kesey

    04/30/2012 9:19:30 AM PDT · by sonrise57 · 31 replies
    I couldn't help but think of this when I heard Obama's new campaign slogan.
  • FL can make this the most "fun" Election Year ever. (Vanity)

    01/28/2012 7:30:30 AM PST · by no dems · 5 replies
    January 28, 2012 | no dems
    O.K. Here's the deal. There is already talk, and I've read articles that if RINO-Rom doesn't win FL, the Establishment GOP is ready to throw him under the bus, get a new "boy friend" to put in the race and possibly have a brokered GOP Convention. That's a "for real" folks. So...... If Florida will give Newt a victory this Tuesday, it will be more fun than watching Matt Drudge try to convince us that he is not gay, to see the Pubbie Elitists scrambling like the city councilmen and mayor caught during a raid at the local whore house....
  • ATR Presents Obama/State of the Union BINGO!

    01/24/2012 8:20:57 AM PST · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-01-23 | [Staff]
    Americans for Tax Reform once again presents these handy Bingo cards which you may use to check off terms and phrases likely to be used during President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday. As a bonus, print out the different versions of the card and watch the speech with your friends or family. There are five different versions! How to Play: 1) Make sure you "like" ATR on Facebook and follow ATR on Twitter. 2) Print out as many of the Obama Bingo cards listed below as you'd like. 3) Watch the ATR Facebook page and Twitter account...
  • New Rifle Project

    12/06/2011 10:50:55 AM PST · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 26 replies
    So earlier this year, I came across a great deal, two late '60's Winchester model 94 30-30's, one was in decent shape and had an octagon barrel (unfortunately not the collectable one) and the other a total rust bucket I was just going to use for a wall piece. Paid $50 each for them, great deal! I got thinking last night that I should just do something crazy with the rust bucket it since it will never be a valuable rifle so I stripped the old blue off and started working on the pitted rust and it came to me....
  • Holiday Movie Homes

    12/05/2011 3:44:58 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 6 replies
    CNBC via Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2011 | By Colleen Kane
    The holiday season generates thoughts and memories relating to families and the home, so its no wonder many holiday-centric movies so prominently feature a home. Some of these beloved homes are figments of set designers imaginations. The mundane two-story suburban home of National Lampoons Christmas Vacation was a set, and even the lovely stone farmhouse from the 1945 romantic comedy Christmas in Connecticut was a set.
  • A friend in mead is a friend indeed.

    11/29/2011 7:56:30 PM PST · by Lowell1775 · 6 replies
    As I mentioned in a previous entry, I went experimental on this batch of mead. I was concerned that fermentation was stuck and I honestly was afraid I might have to start over. My curiosity finally got the best of me last evening so I decided to sample and bottle it, if it was any good. Here is a list of what you need to bottle your mead. Getting ready for a cold winters night. EVERYTHING MUST BE STERILIZED! Bottles (20-24 per 5 Gal) Corks A container of water big enough to hold the corks Press to place the corks...
  • The 8 Most Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Toys

    10/25/2011 6:38:17 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 51 replies
    cracked ^ | October 19, 2011 | Tracy V.
    These days, if a stuffed animal's plastic eye so much as wiggles, that toy is recalled faster than you can say "class action lawsuit." Back in the day, though, child safety consisted of just getting out of the way and letting natural selection do its thing. If a kid was too dumb to play with a toy the right way, well, he'd just have to learn to get along with one less eye. That meant molten glass, molten metal, hazardous chemicals -- all were included in toys back then ... on purpose.