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"Germany is the War" -- French WW1 poster

“Germany is the War” — French WW1 poster

From the Trailer Park — Space Station 76

It looks like a mashup of Space Balls, Anchorman, Space:1999 and Love, American Style. Could be good if they get the tone right.

Monday Night Mashup — Wednesday Edition

In honor of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun hitting #1 on the Billboard chart, a first for the “Weird” one, eight of parodies side by side with their originals.

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I Don’t Think That Smell is Elderberries


France is about to receive some measure of payback for the dishonor its knights showed to Arthur,  King of the Britons.

Colin Furze, a plumber and inventor from Stamford, Lincolnshire, has begun building the biggest fart machine ever, which he plans to place on top of the cliffs of Dover and aim across the Channel towards France. His hope is that the French, 21 miles away, will hear the blast.

The machine, which Furze will house in a pair of specially constructed buttocks, is a giant pulse valveless jet engine – as used in Nazi V-1 bombs during the Second World War – that creates a plume of fire to go along with its deafening roar. Furze hopes to mount the contraption on the cliffs of Dover on July 24, between 6 and 7pm.

No word yet on a cross Channel taunting or a trebuchet for livestock bombing.

Wednesday Open Thread

British WW1 poster

British WW1 poster

R.I.P. — Robert Newhouse

Former Dallas Cowboys fullback (a local legend) has died at age 64. The above is his most well known play — an option pass for a touchdown to Golden Richards in Super Bowl XII. WFAA has the story:

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Robert Newhouse has died at age 64.
His death was confirmed to WFAA by former teammates.
Newhouse, the all-time leading rusher at the University of Houston, was drafted by the Cowboys in 1972 and spent his entire NFL career — including three Super Bowls — with Dallas until retiring in 1983.
He was the first running back to throw a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl game.
As of last season, Newhouse ranked fifth on the Cowboys’ all-time rushing list with 4,784 yards.
Newhouse suffered a stroke in 2010.

After Earl Campbell, #44 had the biggest legs ever — Newhouse was a powerhouse, just without the speed of Campbell. He was a great fullback and called upon to be the main rusher in the years between Calvin Hill and Tony Dorsett he did a great job. Prayers and condolences go to his family, friends, and former teammates. Thanks for helping to provide a childhood of great sports memories. RIP Robert Newhouse.

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