This week’s Monotony Breaker begins with some “fascinating photos” — most of which, I guarantee you have never seen — but yet, will find of interest — and of course continues w/ some other “entertaining bits.”
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And Now — on to today’s Monotony Breaker — “rarely seen photos in USA’s history”. . .
Burnt District Coffee House in Chicago after the Fire, 1871. Chicago entrepreneurs quickly reacted to establish or reestablish businesses in the fire district.
Hanging of a stagecoach robber in Texas, c. 1890-1900
Wood-plank prison in Wyoming, 1893
Chinatown Squad of the San Francisco Police Department posing with sledge hammers and axes in front of August Pistolesiâ’s grocery store at 752 Washington Street, 1895. They were specialized in opium dens and gambling rooms and their method was simple.
Alice Huyler Ramsey (November 11, 1886 – September 10, 1983), the first woman to drive across the United States from coast to coast, 1909. Only 152 miles out of the total 3600-mile trip were made on paved road.
North American native Chilocco Indian Agricultural School basketball team in 1909.
Originally, the swastika is a sign of good fortune.
A horse-drawn fire engine of Engine No. 39 leaving Fire Headquarters at 157 East 67th Street for the last time after being replaced with a motorized fire engine, New York City, February 19, 1912.
Log motor home by Wade, 1922
Log motor home by Wade, interior
Three friends take a joyride on their new vehicle, Ohio, c. 1924
Drive-In restaurant on West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles,1932
A life guard and a doctor attempt to save a swimmers life on Coney Island Beach, 1940.
The woman in the center chose the worst moment for a smile.
Coney Island, NY, 1940
Victure Mature, Marilyn Monroe and Queen Elizabeth (both 30 at the time) meet at a movie premier in London. October 1956
Elvis Presley joins the Army, 1958
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev eating a hot dog in Des Moines, Iowa, on which he commented it’s excellent. We make good sausages but yours are better, 1959
Couple and friend being abused in a restaurant for the latter being black, USA, 1963
Arnold Schwarzenegger on his first time in New York, 1968
New York City sidewalks filled with trash during the 1968 strike of sanitation workers.
US President Richard Nixon jumps down from the trunk of a limousine which carried him and Pakistani President Yahya Khan (left, background) in a motorcade to Government House after Nixon’s arrival in Lahore on August 1, 1969
Children play a game on the Xerox Alto, one of the first personal computers with a graphic user interface, 1973. Its monitor was switchable between portrait and landscape mode.
President Carter with engineers and solar panels newly installed on the White House, 1979.
President Reagan had them removed in 1986, to be reinstalled by President Obama in 2010
GOOD INVESTMENT ADVICE…….
On their wedding night, the young bride
I had a power outage at my house this morning.
My PC, Laptop, TV, DVD, IPad and new surround sound music system were all shut down.
Then I discovered that my iPhone battery was dead.
To top it off, it was raining so I couldn’t go for a walk, bike, or run.
The garage door opener needed electricity so I couldn’t go anywhere in the car.
I went to the kitchen to make coffee and then remembered this also needed power, so I sat and talked with my wife for a few hours.
She seems like a nice person.
And finally — some of the wisdom often derived when one combines some hops, some barley, a little malt — and some cool Mountain Spring Water. . .
“Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, “It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.”
“When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let’s all get drunk and go to heaven!”
George Bernard Shaw
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.”
Beer: Helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C.!
W. C. Fields
Remember “I” before “E,” except in Budweiser.
Professor Irwin Corey
To some it’s a six-pack, to me it’s a Support Group. Salvation in a can!
One night at Cheers (TV Sitcom), Cliff Clavin said to his buddy, Norm Peterson:
“Well, ya see, Norm, it’s like this…
A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members! ; In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine! That’s why you always feel smarter after a few beers.”