http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_06/bachmann_looks_to_emulate_seri030542.php http://newpapyrusmagazine.blogspot.com/2011/06/miss-america-on-evolution.html This one's kind of a twofer: Michele B's slew of history gaffes and Miss America on evolution in Schools. Member reactions:
Possible caption: "Of course I believe American History should be taught in schools...but only as one theory."
Maybe Miss America's right. With all this B.S., how can we possibly be evolving.. Nice chop
Correction: John Wayne parents lived in Waterloo before he was born. Gacy lived in Waterloo for 6 month. Let's spin everything Obama says for a change.
Links are not as prescribed-check procedure. Cute chop-good luck.
The ice bucket challenge (IBC) has gotten so big, that most of us even have friends who took it (and some of us were even challenged too). The reason why the IBC grows so fast is that it was designed to grow in a geometric progression - each person taking it challenges THREE more people who have to take the challenge withing 24 hours and donate $10, or donate $100 if they refuse the challenge. The ALS Association reported over $100 million in donations pouring in since the IBC got viral in July. We could only wonder how popular the IBC it could be if it started years, decades, or centuries ago.
Show how the ice bucket challenge could be taken in the past - by historical figures and celebrities (old paintings characters are also accepted).
With the introduction of smart phones selfies became increasingly popular. Sometimes, they are even annoyingly popular if you look at the "duckface selfies" trashing the net. The first selfie ever taken was actually long before the invention of the smartphone. In 1839, Robert Cornelius, an American pioneer in photography, made a photo of himself with a primitive camera box. Because the photo process was slow, he was able to uncover the lens, run into shot for about a minute, and then replace the lense cap. The resulting selfie was also one of the first photos of a human ever produced. In the beginning on the 20th century, as photography advanced and the photo process got faster, it became possible for photographers to take selfies placing the box cameras in front of a mirror.
Photoshop how selfies would look through history if modern smartphones were available back then. You are welcome to use any celebrities in any historic times, up to the year 2000. The themepost provides a good example as well as this chop. Many thanks to hidreley for both of them.
Past weekend was the time to reset the clocks again as Daylight Saving Time begins. Each year we lose an hour of sleep as we "Spring Forward" and turn the hands ahead one hour. Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins each year at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March in most of the United States and its territories. However there are some places that have not bought into this campaign - it is not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands nor the state of Arizona except for the Navajo Indian Reservation, which does observe DST.
Since the Daylight Savings Time campaign has its roots in history, let's design some unusual historic clocks - take any clocks (or watches) and change hours for years in the history of any country or celebrity. You are welcome to use any range of years (and the items of the clock face don't have to add up to 12 either) and preferably show some pictures next to the years that signify some important (or not so important) events in the history of any country or celebrity.
Many thanks to TheNutter for the themepost.
This Monday is Presidents Day in the U.S. We have so many past presidents that were great men and contributed much to the world we now live in. Although Monday was actually the anniversary of George Washington's birth, many businesses choose to honor four past presidents. Those highly revered presidents can be found on the $1, $5, $20 and $50 bills.
Let's mix the US History and US Presidents - take any US President and show how he could have served in the office in different times. Obama Crossing the Delaware river, Nixon invading Iraq - these are just some examples. You can also show private lives and hobbies of the "presidents out of their times".
From ridicule to ubiquity, the bikini has come a long way over the past 66 years.
On July 5, 1946, French fashion designer Louis Réard hired an exotic dancer to sport his two-piece creation after the runway models he approached refused to wear it.
But despite provoking controversy - centering around everything from morality to skin cancer to liposuction - it is clear that the teenie weenie suit is here to stay.
To celebrate the birthday of the bikini, put bikinis into famous art works - use bikinis in paintings or dress statues in bikinis.