Friday humour - January 10, 2014


Interesting Old Vehicles
Strange old vehicles. . . . .Someone really reached down into the archives 
to retrieve some of these pictures:
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Telling time on New Year"s Eve: Why the first ball was dropped in Times
Square by Carmen Nigro

On New Year's Eve all clocks are synchronized for the epitome of countdowns.
The clinking of champagne glasses and the first kiss of the New Year will
all be coordinated to the descent of a 12-foot-wide glowing geodesic sphere 
stationed on top of One Times Square. When all of its 11,875 pounds
reach the bottom of its pole, we will know that the New Year has officially
begun.

It wasn't always that way. But thanks to a time-honored tradition involving 
a lowered ball, a one-shot opening celebration has morphed into a spectacle 
that attracts one million revelers to Times Square each year.

One Times Square, formerly the headquarters of the New York Times, stands 
on an isolated triangle of land at Broadway, Seventh Avenue, and 42nd Street.
It has been the site of a major New Year's Eve party every year since the
building opened in 1904, the same year the first subway line opened in
Manhattan. The inaugural celebration was to f=EAte the opening of the
brand-new Times Building, which at the time was the second tallest
skyscr*per in Manhattan. However, the New Year of 1905 was kicked off with 
a display of more traditional fireworks set off from the top of the
imposing building.

The great success was the party itself. Times Square instantly replaced
downtown's Trinity Church as the new go-to place for New Year's jubilation.
But shooting fireworks off the building ended only two years later when the 
city banned them, forcing the Times to find a different symbol for starting 
the New Year.

In an era of wind-up time keeping, a daily adjustment was needed to keep
your clock in harmony with real time. The Western Union Company on Lower
Broadway dropped a metallic ball from a spire atop their building every day 
at noon so that people on the street and in ships in the harbor could
synchronize their watches. Similarly, a ball drop happened every day at
England's Royal Observatory in Greenwich.

Therefore, in 1907, the association of a dropped ball with time-keeping was 
commonplace. The Times adopted the custom and even took it a step further
by adorning its ball with 100 20-watt bulbs so that it could be seen at night
from the ground far below.

Since 1907, the ball drop has signified the start of the New Year in all 
but two years, 1942 and 1943. During those war years, New York was subject
to a "dim-out" of lights intended to protect the city from Axis bombings. 
But even in wartime, enormous crowds still gathered in Times Square to usher
in the New Year.

The New York Times no longer occupies the building at One Times Square, but 
the tradition they started now extends far beyond the geographic boundaries 
of the square or even the Eastern time zone. It is estimated that over one 
billion people around the globe watch the ball drop each year.

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From: Arfermo
Odd Oz
Amazing what happens down under
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Thought we poms wer odd but........................

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From: Burnout
Enchanted BBQ for Sale!
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From: Burnout
Not just the Pilot, but the sh*t little chopper too!
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From: Burnout
The Cardboard Box Office

Lilly, Leon and baby Orson aren't your normal family. In fact, they may be
better than the average family. These three make their own fun by creating
their favorite movie sets out of cardboard and other household items they
deem their best "domestic junk." This project, now named the
Cardboard Box Office all started because Lilly and Leon amassed a lot of
boxes during their move from New Zealand to Australia and also from the
birth of their son. So, what does one family do when they have a lot of
boxes?
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From: Sack
Vaseline survey
A man doing market research knocked on a door and was greeted by a
young woman with three small children running around at her feet.

He says, 'I'm doing some research for Vaseline, have you ever used
the product?'

She says, 'Yes. My husband and I use it all the time.'

'And if you don't mind me asking, what do you use it for?'

'We use it for s*x.'

The researcher was a little taken aback, 'usually people lie to me
and say that they use it on a child's bicycle chain or to help with 
a gate hinge'.

But, in fact, I know that most people do use it for s*x.

And I very much admire you for your honesty.

Since you've been frank so far, can you tell me exactly how you use
it for s*x?'

The woman says, 'I don't mind telling you at all...

My husband and I put it on the door knob, and it keeps the kids out.

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From: Seasoldier
The Weather Report
I think that this explains it fairly clearly

Native American Indian weather broadcast straight off of a reservation TV 
station in North Dakota: Finally, a weather report that doesn't take
20 minutes to explain with multiple graphics and words that you have no
clue as to what they mean. This is direct and to the point!
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From: Whizzbang

I was in a pub on Sat*rday night when this really brutal ugly girl came up
to me, squeezed my ar*e and said "Give me your number s*xy."

I replied "Have you got a pen?"

She smiled and said "Yes"

I replied "Well you better get back to it, before the farmer notices you're
missing."

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From: Whizzbang

IS THIS BLOKE THE REAL DEAL OR WHAT?
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From: Burnout
Ninety nine ways to make life easier.....
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From: Sack
World Class Christmas Decoration .......
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How do you get an F-104 for a yard art display?!
The site is near the Oak Creek Bridge on the St. Michael's Road, on the
eastern shore of Maryland (down the road from Delaware). The folks who own
the property always have eye-catching displays celebrating various holidays 
through the year..
This year  they have certainly outdone themselves!

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From: Sack
Zeldzaam
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From: Seasoldier
A true love story.
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From: Seasoldier
Latest Posters to Motivate You!
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From: The Great Gussius
Fire season - you need this
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From: The Great Gussius
a couple of new year resolutions
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From: The Great Gussius
Juggle Bells
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A belated, but welcome christmas greeting

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From: The Great Gussius
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From: Wally
4 X GIF's
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From: Wally
Calls to 911
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VANCOUVER -- A list of the most "jaw-dropping" calls to Vancouver's 911
service in 2013 was released to raise awareness about the importance of only calling in case of a real emergency.
The list was compiled using submissions from 911 operators, who receive more than 2,500 calls each day.

1. "I'd like to speak to someone about renting a fire truck to block off a 
street for a party."

2. A caller phoned to get their date's contact information, so they could
confirm details of their plans.

3. A caller phoned to report a missed newspaper delivery.

4. A caller asked if they can get the "OK" to drive in the bus lane because
"traffic is backed up and they are late for an important meeting."

5. A caller wanted to activate voicemail on his mobile phone.

6."I threw my phone into the garbage can and can't get it out."

7. A caller requested a morning wake-up call.

8. A caller asked how to call the operator.

9. "Can an officer come over to tell my kids to go to bed?"

10. "My son won't give me the remote control."

Reaching out today, to remind the public that 911 is not an information
line, it's a lifeline.

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From: Wally
Who Rules the Roost?
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From: Wally
All Better
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From: Wally
 Video Links & 8 X Photos
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Austria - 
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(Full screen is best)

12,400 Gallons of Beer Fermenting -
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(Time Lapse)

Balloon Guy - 
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(Gets inside)

London Christmas Day 2013 -
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(Deserted)

Making Life Easier -
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(99 ideas)

Bed Sheet Battle - 
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(Funny)

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From: Wally
Spiders
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From: Wally
 Little Bug Robot
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From: Wally
3 X Video Links & 17 X Photos
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GEICO - 
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(Hump Day Camel)

Double Magic - 
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(World Magic Awards)

Lynx Helicopter -
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(Rough Landing)

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From: Whizzbang
What if she wants s*x ? [XXX]
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SCARES ME AND I AM FEARLESS !

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From: Whizzbang
Memorable class photo
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My, how they've all aged.
Class photos bring back so many fond memories

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From: Whizzbang
Helicopter Landing.
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In this video clip a Lynx Mk.80 of the Royal Danish Navy attempts to 
land on the offshore patrol vessel Ejnar Mikkelson (P571).
This patrol vessel weighs in at 1720 tons, which is relatively light 
compared to frigates and destroyers, and thus it is quite lively in
the rough North Sea waters.
The patrol vessel is of the Knud Rasmussen Class and has been in
service with the Danish Navy since 2009.
The Lynx is the export version of the Royal Navy HAS.3 and regularly 
operates in the harsh conditions of the North Sea and the pilot,
Well what can one say about him? One thing is sure, he definitely has
Viking blood in his veins!
He takes a while, but when he finally puts her down, note the
excellent placement of the helicopter in its designated landing 
area after touchdown.

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