History Schmistory: August 17. Moving stick-people? One please!

1908: Fantasmagorie by Emile Cohl, debuts as the first animated film in history. Try it with your own soundtrack! … …Or don’t.

A word from Marco: GUILTY!

Hey, Gerard! We know traveling is fun, but we all must remember to use the restroom before our descent.










He was probably preparing for his upcoming role in ‘Mistakes on a Plane’

HAHAHA! C’mon!

Ludicrous Latin: Integrare in hoc

“Merge this way”

Deadword of the Day: Yeepsen

Yeepsen: As much as you can hold in two hands. A double-handful.

As in: I’ll take a yeepsen of baby owls, please.

Ludicrous Latin: fiat frigidus

Cool off.

-The Hamburg Water Woman

History Schmistory: August 16. Can you hear me now?

1858: The United States exchanges overseas greetings with the United Kingdom for the first time through the transatlantic telegraph cable.

See page for author [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

See page for author [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Which was destroyed 4 weeks later by this guy…











[Portrait of Wildman Whitehouse, 1856-1865, Maull and Polyblank, Science Museum, 1856-1865. Object No. 1980-2/50. © This image is available for use under the following license: CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0]

His complaint was it didn’t work fast enough, so he turned up the juice too high and fried the thing. Way to go, Wildman.

He tried to make it up to everybody with a communications device of his own…








No one was amused.

Ludicrous Latin: Id oppidum circumfusis

Bring it around town!

History Schmistory: August 15. I see ridiculous pants in your future…

1519: Panama City is founded. A super great rock song is prognosticated shortly thereafter.

History Schmistory: August 15th: Where do those yellows bricks lead?

1939 – Hollywood

The Wizard of OZ premieres! And the stereotype of the Witch is born! (You know, they were never green!)




Ludicrous Latin: Perge porro

Go Long

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