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Throwback Thursday: Fad Diets — “Fletcherism”

You’re just in time for another installment of Throwback Thursday — a popular meme re-imagined.

Today’s Throwback Thursday: Fletcherism, a late 19th-Century Dietary Fad

Horace Fletcher (1849-1919) known as “The Great Masticator”

“food should be chewed about 100 times per minute before being swallowed: “Nature will castigate those who don’t masticate.” He made elaborate justifications for his claim.” (Source: Wikipedia)

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Museum of Curious Toys & Games: “13 Dead End Drive” a 3D Board Game (1993)

Museum of Curious Toys & Games

Hello and welcome to another view into this one-of-a-kind collection celebrating the bizarre world of  creepy or unusual toys & games. Each item featured in this collection represents a questionable moment in the development of toys and games throughout history.

Today’s Featured Item: 13 Dead End Drive, A “3D” Board Game

Billed as a “3D board game” — 13 Dead End Drive is clearly inspired by the successful board game, Clue.

13 Dead End Drive is a murder mystery board game from Milton Bradley. Released in 1993, and showing a graphic style very in line with the times, the original was followed by a sequel in 2002.

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God-Jesus Robot (1984)

Museum of Curious Toys & Games: God-Jesus Robot (1984)

Museum of Curious Toys & Games

Hello and welcome to another view into this one-of-a-kind collection celebrating the bizarre world of  creepy or unusual toys & games. Each item featured in this collection represents a questionable moment in the development of toys and games throughout history.

Today’s Featured Item: Bandai’s God-Jesus Robot

The God-Jesus Robot was a Bandai creation, sold in Japan in 1984. Similar to the Magic 8-Ball, though much more silly, players would ask God-Jesus Robot a question to help them find answers to perplexing questions of life.

God-Jesus Robot - Bandai

god-jesus3 God-Jesus Robot - Bandai

Know of a game or toy that belongs in this collection? Please feel free to get in touch and let us know!

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#SochiProblems at the Winter Olympics: The Bob Costas Pink Eye Edition

The 2014 Winter Olympics will go down in history as one of the funniest. Snarky comments from Western journalists, athletes, tourists and far-away bloggers alike can’t stop going on about the deplorable conditions of the Sochi hotels, including rumors that one too many photo of a shirtless Putin abound as decoration of choice for said accommodations. On top of this, signage that best lost in translation and a slew of technical problems make armchair quarterbacking this shindig deliciously funny.

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#SochiProblems at the Winter Olympics: The Funniest / Most Poignant Tweets (Part II)

The other day, I posted; some of the funniest or most impactful #Tweets (as judged by yours truly) from the Winter Olympic celebrations in the city of Sochi. Here’s Part II. Enjoy!

 

 

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#SochiProblems: The Funniest / Most Poignant Tweets About the 2014 Winter Olympics So Far (Part I)

With relatively little fanfare when compared to Olympic Games of the recent past, and under a cloud of heavy worldwide condemnation over the oppressive policies of (an often shirtless) Putin — I think it’s fair to say that the Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014 is off to a bumpy start.

There have been numerous calls to boycott the Olympics because of Putin’s hard-line anti LGBT stance — a policy that has caused enormous violence and unrest towards Russian citizens — creating a climate of fear, intimidation and multiple human rights abuses.

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