Pageant Of Pulchritude

Posted in Library of Congress, The Internet, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on January 27, 2015







The fun started when PG clicked on the link to Can You Answer 11 Basic Intelligence Questions? Like many internet trolls, PG fancies himself a fart smeller smart feller. The quiznation clickathon (spell check suggestion:quantization catholic) sort of confirms this.

As the title suggests, there were 11 questions. The first one is typical … 1- How many 10 cent stamps are there in a dozen? 120, 12, 10, 20. 9 were multiple choice, and 2 were true/false.

Number 6 was true/false, and it caught PG. Do flammable and inflammable mean the same thing? PG thought of mobile and immobile, and said that the f words have opposite meanings. In one of those delightful english language quirks, those two words mean the same thing. Question 7 … What does JFK short for? … makes you wonder if this quiz was written by an engish speaking human.

The questions were sponsored by a facility selling 75% Off Drug Tests. “75% Off Drug Tests 5 panel: $1.17 & 10 panel $2.50 w/ Free Cups, FDA 510K, Free Shipping.” In a big brother moment, Amazon drops by the advertise Joni Mitchell product.

Two words that apparently mean the same thing were responsible for missing a question on Can You Use 11 Commonly Misused Words Correctly? “Our family _______ from Ireland twenty years ago. emigrated, immigrated.” “Emigration is the act of leaving one’s native country with the intent to settle permanently or temporarily elsewhere. Conversely, immigration describes the movement of persons into one country from another.”

You may get the impression that somebody does not have much to talk about. You may be correct. The last item is an edited selection from the comments at Peach Pundit. Here is the soundtrack.

January 26, 2015 at 9:51 am More American heroes! Gotta like it! Can’t wait for the disgraceful, bed-wetting libs to bust their chops like they did Chris Kyle’s. By the way, remember when the bed-wetters criticized Chick Filet’s founder for his beliefs? The next couple of days made Chick Filet’s earning for that week the biggest in the company’s history. Their insults are doing the same for Clint’s movie, too! Way to go, weenies! LMAO

January 26, 2015 at 11:27 am Doesn’t hurt me. My point is that your insults aren’t any more palatable than anyone else’s, and that you’d be better served saving your anger to defend something more important than a public entertainment. Of course you’re free to spend your time as you wish and I don’t have to read your comments so we’ll both get by.

The pictures today are from The Library of Congress. These details are from picture #06666, documenting “First Internation[al] Pageant of Pulchritude & Seventh Annual Bathing Girl Review at Galveston, Texas.” It was taken in 1926.







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