Archive for July 10th, 2015

Pretty Tough To Re-Gift

Friday, July 10th, 2015
¿Dónde diablos voy a poner toda esta mierda? (Where the hell am I going to put all this shit?)

¿Dónde diablos voy a poner toda esta mierda? (Where the hell am I going to put all this shit?)

When you’re Pope you get all sorts of ceremonial gifts wherever you go.  It’s almost as annoying as being asked to bless every goddam thing people thrust at you from plastic Jesus bobbleheads to used Big Mac boxes. The Vatican donates junkie gifts to orphanages and other Italian charities. If they’re eyesore paintings or pictures that really suck, it gives them to Associations for the Blind and Visually-Impaired.

President Evo Morales gave Pope Francis a “Communist crucifix” as a gift during His Holiness’s visit to Bolivia.  The Pope was underwhelmed and clearly rolled his eyes when Morales tried to explain the significance of the garage-sale sculpture. Part of the story included the fact that Bolivia is a very poor country and would not be offended by a Papal loan.

Obama’s seedy gift to the Pope:  www.presentationsunplugged.com/

‘Oh Hell No!’ (2015) Sharknado 3 Trailer

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Formerly Dead

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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“LUAP DEIRUB I” (Backwards)

 Strawberry Fields Forever

Paul is dead hoax: https://www.google.com/

Porn’s Silliest Titles

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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Most Ridiculous Porn Movie Titles: https://www.google.com/

Prohibition And The Italians

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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When waves of Italians started pouring into America at the turn of the last century, they didn’t have a lot going for them.  The Irish were here first and in greater numbers.  Better, they were lucky enough to speak English which was a tremendous advantage in the new world. 

Italians for the most part were poor, rural, uneducated, and crowded into tenements.  They brought with them some old country traditions like strong family values, a healthy work ethic, and a unity that did not assimilate well.  Many had small, crude, moonshine stills in their basements to make the wines they missed from home. Their future looked bleak.

And then on January 17, 1920, Prohibition was born and many lives were changed for the better.  Soon Italians started selling their alcohol to friends and then to friends of friends. The more ambitious young men began creating an industry complete with manufacturing and ready distribution through speakeasies which were usually legal saloons before the Eighteenth Amendment. Marketing was hardly necessary because “white” Americans had an unquenchable thirst to live their private lives the way they chose rather than be dictated to by authoritarian prigs.

In 1933, Prohibition ended.  Some called it a “noble experiment” but that was just a face-saving phrase for “complete government fuckup.”  Prohibition was our history’s biggest catalyst for more graft, corruption, Mafia violence, and a larger alienation of the American people from their government.

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 Prohibition: www.google.com/