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Shitty Jobs

Was thrifting the other week and noticed a novel set during The Great Stink. I left the book but made a note to read up on the historical event, which was pretty interesting. My favourite part of the Wikipedia article, though, was this list of Sewage Related Occupations of the Era, which includes some fantastic […]

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Rat Zoo: Collect Pond Park – Downtown Manhattan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhK9wWJTRkA I thumb this up not for the video showing how rat-infested this NYC “park” is, but for the exasperation of the concerned (and disgusted) citizen filming it: “No drinking, no bicycling, no dogs, no skateboarding – you will disturb the rats.”

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Op-Ed Contributor – This Bedbug’s Life – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/opinion/08berenbaum.html?_r=1&src=me There have been a rash (ahem) of bedbug alerts in Toronto recently – one of the side effects of globalisation and inexpensive travel options, I suppose. I was swarmed in a hostel on my 2007 trip, and it’s an experience I don’t wish to recreate. Every time I read an article like this, I […]

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Rat king – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_king Wow. Here’s your disturbing image of the day. Or possibly year – it’s definitely a contender.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081111/en_nm/us_bond_moore_1 Roger Moore’s in need of some validation, as well as some book sales, so he’s getting all yappy about how violent the Bond films have become: Moore, 81, recalled being appalled at the violence in “A View to a Kill,” the 1985 movie which was the last of the seven in which he played […]

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http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,20620744-953,00.html The United States has slapped a ban on Vegemite, outraging Australian expatriates there. The bizarre crackdown was prompted because Vegemite contains folate, which in the US can be added only to breads and cereals. Finally the Department of Homeland Security does something to improve the safety of America’s citizens. That Vegemite is scary, scary […]

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Custom Portraits

http://www.hauntedmemories.com/custom_portraits.htm Family portrait time for me was always this unpleasant, but for those who want a memento that doubles as a creepy gross-out, this page is for you. The guy responsible for the antique-photograph-subjects-go-zombie now accepts commissions. Perfect for any Goth family album!

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Luther Burger – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_Burger Oh my God. Have you ever experienced something so horrible that the memory of it can turn your stomach, even years later? I’ve never even seen one of these burgers, but I think I’ll be needing some therapy after reading this: A Luther Burger, also referred to simply as a doughnut burger, is a […]

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Hotel Surplus Outlet: Artwork & Mirrors

http://www.hotelsurplus.com/mirrors_art.html I have a store like this right next to my building. It’s always fun to look through, as there are the occasional pieces that don’t look garish or beaten up. The artwork section is particularly fun – given that no one ever buys it, it has encroached further and further into the store each […]

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http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y266/branica/wigglingass.gif Herald insists on bumping and re-bumping his disturbing Bonjour Sexy pic, knowing full well that it (as they said in olden times) creepeth me out. How else can I retaliate (re-tail-iate?) but with the Bouncing Bum? In truth, I find this almost as creepy, but since I rarely visit my own page I can […]

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