Philosophers of this Century…


 ~ John Glenn...
As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.

 ~ Desmond Tutu...
When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land.
They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes.
 When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.

 ~ David Letterman...
America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked.

 ~ Howard Hughes...
I'm not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. God dammit, I'm a billionaire.

~ Old Italian proverb...
After the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box.

 ~ Betsy Salkind...
Men are like linoleum floors. Lay 'em right and you can walk all over them for thirty years.

  ~ Jean Kerr...
The only reason they say 'Women and children first' is to test the strength of the lifeboats.

Three Women [via David Adashek]

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Three women go to Mexico to celebrate their college graduation.

They get drunk, and wake up in jail, only to discover that they are to be executed in the morning, though none of them can remember what they did the night before.

The first one, a redhead, is strapped in the electric chair and is asked if she has any last words.
She says: "I just graduated from Trinity Bible College and believe in the almighty power of God to intervene on the behalf of the innocent.."

They throw the switch and nothing happens.

They all immediately fall to the floor on their knees, beg for forgiveness and release her.

The second one, a brunette, is strapped in and gives her last words. "I just graduated from the University of Illinois School of Law, and I believe in the power of Justice to intervene on the behalf of the innocent."

They throw the switch and again, nothing happens. Again, they all immediately fall to their knees, beg for forgiveness, and release her.

The last one, a blonde (you knew it), is strapped in and says: "Well, I'm from Ohio and just graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and I'll tell ya right now, y'all ain't gonna electrocute nobody if you don't plug this thing in."

Argentine Dinosaur Was an Estimated 130,000 Pounds, and Still Growing [via Nina Reznick}


Eighty-five feet long, 30 feet tall, 130,000 pounds and still growing when it died, a newly described dinosaur is among the largest land animals that ever lived — so big its discoverers are calling it the Dreadnoughtus.

Its skeleton, unearthed in the Patagonia region of Argentina, is the first of this species and the most complete ever found in the group of gargantuan dinosaurs known as titanosaurs, scientists reported on Thursday. An international team led by Kenneth J. Lacovara, a paleontologist at Drexel University in Philadelphia, describes the fossil in the journal Scientific Reports.

“What we can say with certainty is this is the biggest land animal that we can actually put a number on,” Dr. Lacovara said.

Read more at the New York Times

More Old Photos [via Cacciatore]

The Statue of Liberty's torch is parked in front of the western side of Madison Square in 1876.
Women welders at Lincoln Motor Company in 1918.
Greyhound in 1923.
The attack on Pearl Harbor taken from one of the attacking Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941.

A balancing act atop the Empire State Building in 1934.