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Bizarre Vintage Ads That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head…

…Or shaking it in disbelief:

‘The intriguing advertisements were compiled by All That Is Interesting and range from confusing to controversial, from hilarious to offensive. Yet, they are curious to scroll through, as they reveal past-time trends and attitudes which were socially acceptable just a handful of decades ago….’

Via The Mind Unleashed

I have a different take on this. Instead of showcasing how far we’ve come in only a few decades, I see these as testimony to how primitive and backward we still are. 

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Choosing A Dog

 

William Stafford from The Way It Is, Graywolf  Press (1998):

 

“It’s love,” they say. You touch

the right one and a whole half of the universe

wakes up, a new half.

 

Some people never find

that half, or they neglect it or trade it

for money or success and it dies.

 

The faces of big dogs tell, over the years,

that size is a burden: you enjoy it for a while

but then maintenance gets to you.

 

When I get old I think I’ll keep, not a little

dog, but a serious dog,

for the casual, drop-in criminal—

 

My kind of dog, unimpressed by

dress or manner, just knowing

what’s really there by the smell.

 

Your good dogs, some things that

they hear they don’t really want you to know—

it’s too grim or ethereal.

 

And sometimes when they look in the fire

they see time going on and someone alone

but they don’t say anything. 

 

Via 3quarksdaily

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Woman who accused Roy Moore is homeless after her house burned down

Fire investigated as arson:

‘Tina Johnson accused Roy Moore of sexually assualting her in 1991, when she was 28, making her a rare adult to be preyed upon by the delusional pedophile mall-crawler.

Last week, her home in Gadsden, Alabama burned down. Now, the fire is being investigated as a possible arson by the Etowah County Arson Task Force….’

Via Boing Boing