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Scarier Than Bless Her Heart

Posted in GSU photo archive, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on August 28, 2017


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A Sad Event

Posted in GSU photo archive, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 27, 2017

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It is with the saddest heart that I must pass on the following news. Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection, and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs.Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours. Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded.

Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he was still a crusty old man and was considered a roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, two children, John Dough and Jane Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly dad, Pop Tart.

I am not clever enough to compose the above piece. Credit is hereby given to whoever wrote it. This is a repost. Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. The spell check suggestion for Doughboy is Doughnut.

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Rhetoric Over History

Posted in Georgia History, GSU photo archive, History, Race by chamblee54 on August 25, 2017


The symbolic fight today is over Confederate monuments. The high octane rhetoric is heard loud and clear. There is even historic revisionism. “…the real motivation was: to physically symbolize white terror against blacks.” PG finds this reasoning tough to believe. It sounds like another argument, from another symbolic battle. History likes to repeat herself.

In 1993, a movement emerged to change the Georgia state flag. At the time, the Saint Andrews cross, aka the Confederate flag, was on one side of the flag. Many people were offended by this flag, Many people liked this flag, and wanted to keep it. The argument went on for a few years.

In 2001, a new flag was adopted. The 2001 flag was even uglier than the old flag. The 2001 flag was rammed through the legislature. Part of this change was a law, protecting state monuments. “When Georgia took the Confederate battle symbol off the state flag in 2001, part of the compromise lawmakers struck was a new state law that protected Confederate memorials and monuments from being removed, relocated or even altered.” This law did not apply to the state flag, which was changed again in 2003. The current flag is similar to another Confederate flag.

When the flag change movement got started, a bit of historic revision was introduced. The story was that the legislature changed the state flag as a protest against desegregation. The first page of google does not have any of the 1993 rhetoric. This article sums up some of these arguments. The talk was louder, and angrier, in 1993.

PG never did believe the argument that the flag was changed as a protest. PG accepted that the flag was offensive to many, and did not object to changing it. However, he does not like to be lied to. If the flag was offensive to a large part of the state, why would you need to rewrite history? The 1956 legislature was a gnarly bunch… crooked, alcoholic, racist, and overwhelmingly Democratic. If anything else, they were not smart enough to change the flag as a protest. In 1956, protest was not the national pastime. Not everything had a hidden meaning.

Microfilm may wear out, but it does not lie. PG found an article announcing the change in the Atlanta Constitution. There was no mention of protesting integration. The fishwrapper, and the politicians, spoke about honoring the Confederacy.

The argument over changing the state flag was totally symbolic. The issues that affect communities of color, and communities without color, were not affected. Economic opportunity, equitable justice, access to housing and education… none of these life or death issues were affected by having the Saint Andrews cross on the state flag. The squabbling over the state flag was a proxy fight over black vs white. Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. Most of today’s photos are from 1954 – 1956.

She Always Carries Jonquils

Posted in Book Reports, Georgia History, GSU photo archive by chamblee54 on August 24, 2017






PG found Archival Atlanta: Electric Street Dummies, the Great Stonehenge Explosion, Nerve Tonics, and Bovine Laws : Forgotten Facts and Well-Kept Secrets from Our City’s Past at the Chamblee library. There are always more stories to be heard. This repost has pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. It is written like Margaret Mitchell.

In the 1840s, the Western and Atlantic railroad wanted to hook up with the Central of Georgia railroad. The spot for the meeting was called Terminus. One idea was to name the town for William Lumpkin, a former Georgia Governor and a railroad executive. Lumpkinville sounded bad in the mouth, and the new town was named “Marthasville”, after the daughter of the Governor. (Martha is buried in Oakland Cemetery.) Few people liked this name, and someone decided that the feminine form of Atlantic was Atlanta. Unlike the state flag, this is unlikely to change.

The new town prospered, and recovered from the unpleasantness of 1864. In 1875, there was a problem with stray cows. The answer was the “1875 Cow Ordinance”. The law required that cows be kept in a pen at night. A fine of two dollars was assessed for every stray cow that was caught.

About this time, there were a few very busy railroad tracks going through downtown. People were getting tired of waiting for the trains to go through. One by one, viaducts were built over the tracks, creating a forgotten ground floor. This was built up into Underground Atlanta in the sixties, which was red hot for a while, then cooled off, and is now so so.

In 1897, J.W. Alexander was the first person in town to own a “horseless carriage”. One day, he decided to take a ride to East Point. A mule objected, and kicked man and machine into a ditch.

It is a rule that all history books about Atlanta have to discuss Coca Cola and Gone With The Wind. There are only so many stories to go around. This book tells of an Alpharetta farmer who bought the Tara set from MGM. He stored in a barn, the location of which was a secret. Betty Talmadge wanted to buy it, and the price went from $375k to $5k. After a while, the sale was finalized. There was only one problem…the farmer died, and never told anyone where the barn was. Mrs. Talmadge got the money from her husband’s overcoat, went to Alpharetta, and found the barn. The set was moved into another secret location, where it was in 1996, when Archival Atlanta was published, at an undisclosed local location.

Sam and William Venable owned Stone Mountain, and had a quarry there. (The Ku Klux Klan held meetings on the mountain.) (The spell check suggestion for Ku Klux is Kook Klutz.) Sam built a large granite house at 1410 Ponce de Leon Avenue, and stocked it with ammunition. He thought a race war was on the way, and wanted to be prepared. One night, a chimney overheated. The roof caught on fire. The explosives in the attic exploded, and took the roof off. The house was repaired, Mr. Venable died, and the house became part of a Lutheran church.

One of the few ante bellum houses in Atlanta is near Grant Park. It was once owned by Lemuel Grant, who donated the land for the park. He stays in a large marble house in Oakland Cemetery now. The Grant Park house was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. John Marsh, in partnership with Boyd Eugene Taylor. After the death of Mrs. Marsh (also known as Margaret Mitchell), she was known to visit the house.
“Margaret just wanders through the house, looking things over. She never talks, and she always carries jonquils. The first night she came I was very shocked. I went out to her grave at Oakland Cemetery the next day. I’d never been to the house before. But I was almost certain of what I’d find. The plot is covered by a bed of jonquils.”






Who Ran The Slave Trade?

Posted in GSU photo archive, History, Race, The Internet, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 22, 2017


PG was just hanging out, minding his own business, when he saw a bit of twitter synchronicity. This is when you see two tweets together, with no apparent causal relationship, but that seem to make a statement. The two tweets were: @iamduanus The best lies are the ones so despicable people get ostracized for questioning their validity…..or so I’ve heard @brolykogan_ Jews started and monopolized the slave trade, Jews have always been the archenemy of African people. @iamduanus did not reply. @brolykogan_ did.

@BrolyKoganHotep Are you saying that the Jews who wrote of this in their own histories were lying? Wouldn’t that be antisemitic?
@chamblee54 do you have a link for that? this was twitter synchronicity, not a judgement of truth
Dr. Tony Martin – The Jewish Role in the African Slave Trade
@BrolyKoganHotep The Dutch West India company was a Jewish venture. Christopher Columbus was a Jew, Jews owned the sugar plantations and rum distilleries
@BrolyKoganHotep Slave auctions were never held on Jewish holidays, Jews manufactured the shackles and ships, Jews worked in tandem with Arabs throughout

Speculative history is a sketchy affair. When Jews are involved, it gets sketchier. PG found an item about the Rothschild bank recently, Why Was The War Fought? The concept here is that the Rothschilds made money on the War Between the States. This may, or may not, be true.

Did Jews “monopolize” the slave trade? A bit of research shows that while some slave traders may have been Jewish, the overall operation was not run by Jews. One claim may have a bit of truth to it. Some evidence suggests that Christopher Columbus was a Jew who converted during the Spanish Inquisition. As for slave auctions and Jewish holidays, who knows? (These two tweets provide a bit of information. Unfortunately, no source is shown.) Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

Those Clowns In Virginia

Posted in GSU photo archive, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on August 21, 2017


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Hit that then click on the names of those in your list and it will send to them Chat Conversation End Type a message… ~ “What else do you need?” Maybe an arrest warrant from the Charlottesville Police. ~ KimKierkegaardashian‏ @KimKierkegaard To be a genius on twitter is to be misunderstood ~ Thomas Jefferson did more than own slaves. ~ @ChrchCurmudgeon If you need to know something about the history of candles, you can look it up on wickipedia. You could burn up hours. ~ @chamblee54 @GlennLoury @JohnHMcWhorter between taping & broadcasting this comment, two policemen were shot dead in Florida ~ both DJT and BHO enabled the Saudi slaughter in Yemen ~ Hitler was a good entertainer/motivator, but a lousy military strategist. Hopefully, we won’t get to make that comparison. ~ On a related note, whatever rude things you say about the Germans in WW2, they were a tough army. It is preposterous to call these alt-right clowns nazis. And very few people make that distinction. And to take antifa throwing urine at the alt-right, and say that is the same thing as the D-Day landing, is an insult to the men who fought there, on both sides. ~ @dadtellsjokes Did you hear about the Italian chef who died? He pasta way ~ @datassque yall tired of boiling water every time you make pasta? boil a few gallons at the beginning of the week and freeze it for later. ~ That is a bad comparison. The soldiers in that picture were greeted with machine guns, and suffered heavy casualties. Antifa was greeted with clubs and angry talk. That meme is an insult to the fighting men, on both sides, of that landing. ~ pictures for this waste of time and bandwidth are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. ~ selah

Why Was The War Fought?

Posted in Georgia History, GSU photo archive, History, War by chamblee54 on August 20, 2017


Last week, this slack blogger found a tweet. The tweet said that Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy fought the Federal Reserve, and both were killed. I did a little research, and found something that questions the conventional wisdom about the War Between the States.

Before getting to the quote, a disclaimer is in order. 100777.com is a sketchy website. What is says cannot be taken as literal truth. However, the statement about WBTS does raise some questions.

“One point should be made here: The Rothschild bank financed the North and the Paris branch of the same bank financed the South, which is the real reason the Civil War was ignited and allowed to follow its long, and bloody course.”

Maybe it was not the Rothschild Bank that financed WBTS. Somebody did. War is a profitable enterprise. People are going to egg on the combatants, knowing that there is money to be made. Someone encouraged the southern states to secede. Others encouraged the north to take a hard line on slavery, knowing that it would lead to a profitable war. Was slavery the reason for this war, or the excuse? Follow the money.

Rhett Butler was a central character in Gone With The Wind. He was a blockade runner, bringing in supplies to the south. He said this: “I told you once before that there were two times for making big money, one in the up-building of a country and the other in its destruction. Slow money on the up-building, fast money in the crack-up. Remember my words.”

It should be noted that slavery was a big money operation. “But I think we think of it differently when we realize that the value of slave property, some $4 billion, enormous amount of money in 1861, represented actually more money than the value of all of the industry and all of the railroads in the entire United States combined. So for Southern planters to simply one day liberate all of that property would have been like asking people today to simply overnight give up their stock portfolios.”

When the thirteen colonies declared independence, they were not creating a union. The idea was to kick out the British. The concept of a federal union, made up of more-or-less independent states, was fairly new. States had conquered other states, and formed empires, for a long time. A federal union of states was a new, and controversial, idea. Many European states wanted to see this federal union fail. These states encouraged the south to secede. Some people say the War Between the States began the day the British left.

Pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. “… a collection of images of downtown Atlanta streets that were taken before the viaduct construction of 1927 – 1929. Later, some of the covered streets became part of Underground Atlanta.”

Was Mae West A Real Girl?

Posted in GSU photo archive, History, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 17, 2017

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August 17 is birthday 124 for Mary Jane “Mae” West. Of course, she died in 1980, so the party is off. PG saw a note on facebook, and made the comment “She was rumored to be a man.” One right click google search later, this post started to take shape. This is a repost.

There is a blogspot site, maewest.blogspot.com. It is still published, with a birthday post today. Five years ago there was a post, Mae West: Penis Rumors. It seems as though Miss West liked to say, to the press, “When I die, you are going to be very surprised!”

A hollywood gossipmonger had a story, Was Mae West…A Man?! Much of her information comes from the tasteful findadeath site. The story here is that Mae West died in 1950, and the death was kept quiet. Her brother made appearances in her place, until the final death in 1980. This would have been quite a feat, considering that John Edwin West died in 1964. That doesn’t stop people from talking.

“…the real Mae West died somewhere around 1950, give or take a couple years, and rather than let the show stop, it was announced that not Mae, but her brother, died. Of course, the brother then became Mae West and carried on until November 1980. If you look carefully at photos from around 1950 on it definitely looks like a different person not to mention the big hands and masculine features, bone structure, etc. I may not have all the details 100% correct but I would almost put money on the fact that the ‘Mae West’ ‘who died in 1980 had a weenie!!”

The hands were mentioned by Raquel Welch. The two were in Myra Breckinridge, the first movie Miss West had made in 27 years. (Miss West appeared on Mr. Ed in 1964.) Miss Welch appeared at a film festival in 2012, and had stories to tell.

“When I went over to say hello to her (one day) I said, ‘Hi, it’s Raquel, remember?’ She sort of extended her hand to me and I went to kiss the ring and one false fingernail painted silver fell to the floor. I looked at the hand and I thought, ‘Oh, I’m getting a vibe.’ I really think she’s a man! At this point in her life all bets are off and you’re not going to be able to doll it up that much. I would say it’s pretty accurate that she resembled a dock worker in drag.” …

“I had this beautiful dress and it was black with a big white ruffle around the neck and a black velvet hat … Apparently Mae got wind of the fact that I was wearing this exquisite dress and I went to the studio that day for our scene together. I got coiffed, got my hair done and went to the closet to get the dress and it wasn’t there. I asked my dresser what happened to the dress and she said, ‘It’s been confiscated. Mae does not want you to wear that dress. You can wear the red dress that you wore in the last scene!’ … Welch was so outraged that she stormed off the set and refused to return until the dress was back in her closet. … “For the scene, we never appeared in a two-shot together. She left after she did her lines and I had someone off-camera reading her lines and I had to pretend she was there.”

Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.


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Tiki Torch

Posted in GSU photo archive, Politics, Race, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 15, 2017


There was a wild weekend in Charlottesville VA. You probably heard about it. The media… corporate, social, anti social … is not known for restraint. The click bait happy datamongers go crazy when a racial conflict emerges. Social media swarms with virtue signalling, as the insecure/insincere masses leap at the opportunity to be seen “on the right side of history.”

The tiki torch boys enjoy bad press, and see it as as proof that they are cool. People see negative reaction as an affirmation of their virtue. One example is this purple prose headline: Procter & Gamble Release an Ad About ‘the Talk,’ and White People Respond With the Wettest, Saltiest, Stupidest White Tears Ever. A soap company decides that the hardships faced by black people are a good marketing gimmick. It is assumed that some white people will not like it, and will make stupid comments on facebook. It is all part of the game.

The white people parade friday night was breathlessly reported. The alt-right children were routinely labelled nazis. The original nazis almost conquered Europe, killed twenty million Soviets, and were one of the fiercest war machines ever created. The star performer saturday flunked out of the US Army because he could not meet their standards. Why do people routinely label these obnoxious children nazis? The Germans had standards.

Let’s do a bit of speculation. What if the tiki torch parade had been ignored? Let the idiots have their parade. Surround them with law enforcement, and keep antifa away. Repeat this on Saturday. Keep the alt right far away from antifa. Have a media blackout… don’t give these clowns, both alt right and antifa, the attention that they crave. Let the counter protesters have their sign waving party. When the rally is over, James Fields will get in his Dodge Challenger and drive back to Ohio. Everyone can go back home, eat hamburgers, and be happy. White idiots will get less attention.

Which brings us to Donald Trump. The democrats made racism a campaign issue. The slimy crookedness of DJT was ignored, and replaced by screaming racist, racist. When he won, anything perceived as racist is suddenly his fault. The black people feel more alienated than before. The lingering liberals blame anything they don’t like on the bottle blonde butthead. People are blaming the tiki torch antics, of the slobbering mob, on Donald Trump. Critical thinking is called for.

America loves to talk about police brutality. The police had a slow day Saturday. Deputies shoot, kill man who lunged at them with knife, official says. A non African American, Hispanic, man, Eduardo Navarrete, was beamed out on meth. He lunged at police with a knife, with fatal results. This was the only officer involved shooting reported on Saturday.

The role played by antifa, or anti fascism, is uncertain. Apparently, they wanted to give the alt right a fight. Since this makes the alt right seem virtuous, the offer the fight was accepted. When you wrestle with a pig, you get dirty, and the hog has a good time. The alt right is taking the blame for this mess, along with DJT, the police, and, of course, racism. Antifa is getting a free ride. If antifa had not been there on saturday, the alt right would have had to fight with themselves. Maybe antifa, whoever they are, and whoever is funding them, needs to be held accountable.

This too shall pass away. Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.” The spell check suggestion for antifa is Tiffany.

The Toxic Drama

Posted in GSU photo archive, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on August 14, 2017

display of a link here does not indicate approval of content ~ U.S. Supreme Court ruling leads to offensive trademark requests ~ I’ve had it with The Walking Dead over how it portrays Black men ~ media bias fact check ~ The Toxic Drama on YA Twitter ~ “Sanders Democrats” Don’t Own the Left ~ LEMME PICK YOU UP: RuPaul with Ts Madison ~ KFC’s Comeback Story Takes Flight ~ Rich SF residents get a shock: Someone bought their street ~ The Most Common Error in Media Coverage of the Google Memo ~ If Hillary Clinton is so smart, why was her campaign slogan “Stronger Together” while calling Trump supporters “deplorables”? ~ @existentialcoms Oh really? You are a fan of skepticism? Name your top five favorite things that you don’t believe exist. @chamblee54 1. liberal media bias 2. fair 3. don’t take this personally 4. white allies 5. accurate labels for people ~ MORRIS COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES SALE OF NEWSPAPER PUBLICATIONS TO GATEHOUSE MEDIA ~ Here’s Why the U.S. Hasn’t Brought ‘Fire and Fury’ to North Korea ~ Sex, Politics, Meth and Death in West Hollywood ~ Beautiful Photos from America’s Six Least-Visited National Parks ~ Georgia Recording Law There was a comment on twitter by @Scaramucci about being recorded unethically. It turns out the both NY and DC are “One party consent” states. Only one party of a conversation has to, legally, agree to the conversation being taped. GA is another “One party consent” state. ~ Marked For Death: The Nazi War on Homosexuality ~ Discourse on the Full Awareness of Breathing ~ Hunter S. Thompson Interviews Keith Richards – 1993 Keith Richards: A painter has a canvas. A writer has reams of paper, which he is going to fill with wonderful words. A musician has silence. Hunter S. Thompson: Poor Baby. ~ Exclusive: Here’s The Full 10-Page Anti-Diversity Screed Circulating Internally at Google ~ Delightful Definitions: 8 Words and Phrases We Should Use Again salad days, swivet, oleaginous, dorbellist, schadenfreude, politicaster, struthious, gruntle ~ The Braves’ New Ballpark Is An Urban Planner’s Nightmare ~ Quiz: We Will Tell You Your IQ Based On These 15 Tricky Questions MAGNIFICENT! It’s abundantly clear that you have an IQ of 160 because you aced all the questions! We might actually be looking at the next Einstein here! Way to go on a phenomenal score! ~ White House adviser says people should stop criticizing white supremacists so much ~ The Places of Athens throughout the Decades ~ Taylor Swift’s Sexual Assault Testimony Was Sharp, Gutsy, and Satisfying ~ American Authors Are Swearing More. So What? ~ The Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television: Increases in the Use of Swear Words in American Books, 1950-2008 ~ @ConnerHabib Great short article on moralizations against swear words posing as science. ~ funny story ~ 7 words you can’t say on tv starts 4:44 ~ Shocking figures: US academics find ‘dramatic’ growth of swearing in books ~ @WillKremer “It is very clear that I am not a candidate that can be bought off.” – @williamsforga #gapol #gagov #FearlessGov ~ Taibbi: Is LIBOR, Benchmark for Trillions of Dollars in Transactions, a Lie? ~ 5 buddha truths ~ @DOEDoobs Tiki torches? LMFAO! Please tell me y’all not taking this Shit seriously.. ~ The Club and My Shame ~ don’t crash it ~ James Alex Fields, Jr. ~ James Alex Fields Jr: Full Story & Must-See Details Of Suspect ~ white dude Sidenote: all Chads I know are seriously woke-ass dudes. Sorry to use y’all name as a generic white douche placeholder ~ Did Nietzsche really say “we have art in order not to die of the truth?” If so, where? ~ Charlottesville: What we know about James Alex Fields ~ James Fields ~ splc/fields ~ Organizer Of Charlottesville Rally Jason Kessler Speaks On The Aftermath ~ CHAOS erupts when cops disappear during illegal Antifa/BLM march ~ UNR Student Talks After Marching in Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally ~ Hate in Charlottesville: The day the Nazi called me Shlomo ~ if you can’t say it in 140 characters don’t say it ~ @dailyzen Don’t label yourself a buddhist. Simply practice mindfulness and compassion. ~ Having sex, on a porch, in a thunderstorm, is a close second. ~ this may be obsolete already ~ mooch mooch did turn on bannon, by saying that bannon was turning on himself @robertwrighter ~ the spell check suggestion for booberry is robbery ~ @WernerTwertzog Mistah Twertzog. He dead. #My4WordObituary ~ Translated from Estonian by Bing Could not translate Tweet ~ Gore Vidal once said that bi-sexuals were the second largest minority, after males. ~ It is a poor strategic choice to call your opponent, and those who support him, racist. An election is not a teachable moment. ~ You cannot get involved in every *controversy* that comes along. This is a weakness in the “neutrality aids the oppressor” narrative that I see. Many people will try to drag you into quarrels that you do not need to be in. ~ a lot of people either did not vote, or voted for a fringe candidate, because their state was obviously going to go either blue or red. where things got weird is where states that were assumed to be safe for hillary, like PA and MI, went for trump. in states like GA, it was painfully obvious that DJT was going to win big ~ For some reason, FB has chosen this as the *top story* on my timeline. I have seen it several times already. It is not that funny ~ @dadtellsjokes What did the buffalo say to his son when he dropped him off at school? Bison. ~ @SethFromThe716 Whoever is still holding his beer, you can put it down now #AbsurdObituaries ~ ‏ @loustweet Wanted man found in concrete vat. Called a ‘hardened criminal’ by police. ~ I have not read the memo. I wonder how many of the people commenting on it have. ~ De-moralize diversity. As soon as we start to moralize an issue, we stop thinking about it in terms of costs and benefits, dismiss anyone that disagrees as immoral, and harshly punish those we see as villains to protect the “victims.” ~ why is donut sometimes spelled with ugh in between do and nut? ~ actually, the w in sjw is a tribute to President Bush ~ @dailyzen It doesn’t matter if you’re a liberal, conservative, atheist or catholic. 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We are NOT READY for even a small action size of Libya much less Korean War 2.0. This talk of Locked & Loaded is irresponsible madness. 5. Every command in world will have to deploy all assets to Asia. It will take months and by then NK could hold peninsula or nuke Guam/Tokyo 6. Trump’s rethoric is out of control. Mattis, McMaster & Kelly need to brake or bet there will be no NK HE, Chem, Bio or nuke response. ~ If you live in the state of Georgia, you voted for Donald Trump. ~ Account suspended This account has been suspended. Learn more about why Twitter suspends accounts, or return to your timeline. ~ You are blocked from following @noplasticshower and viewing @noplasticshower’s Tweets. ~ did anyone ever consider ignoring tiki torch boys? Why did they have to get all of this media attention? Why was a counter protest needed? ~ Why did the media… both corporate and social … give so much free publicity to the tiki torch boys? Maybe the auto incident would not have happened if the situation had not been so inflamed by publicity. ~ You and I know the same Chad. I have a different opinion. ~ The alternate title was “Don’t Give HBO’s ‘Confederate’ more publicity. ~ a black website posted a piece saying they were not afraid of a nuclear war… now they are having a hissy fit because of tiki torches ~ Tom Watson was an unsavory character. However, there was a certain ironic value to having his statue on the west side of the capitol. This was the side where the rallies were held. It was always fun to have this huge green man shaking his fist at the crowd below. The fact that the statue was of Tom Watson, a really terrible person, gave this a certain morbid fascination. ~ pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. ~ selah

Religion And Perfume

Posted in Commodity Wisdom, Georgia History, GSU photo archive by chamblee54 on August 13, 2017

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Religion and perfume have several things in common. They are both fun to smell, but dangerous to swallow. A tasteful drop behind the ear is pleasant. Too much, and you will run from the room gasping for breath. Both are cheap products, sold in a fancy bottle, at a steep markup.

Before easy access to water, people did not bathe every day. To cover up the aroma of human existence, many used fragrances. This too is similar to the function of religion.

Perfume has been considered a feminine product. In a clever marketing move, a masculine scent was called cologne, and sold to men. Religion is gross to many people, so it is sold as faith.

Smell is a driving force in animal behavior. Ants used smell to communicate, and perform feats in numbers which would be impossible as individuals. Smells go directly to the brain, without filtering and processing like sounds, sights, and tastes. Religion is the emotional equivalent of odors. This is a repost. Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

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#AbsurdObituaries

Posted in GSU photo archive, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 12, 2017


@Swalter255 He died in a freak accident, he and another freak ran into each other
@shellbell_xo Her stubborness killed her- She should have never said “Over my dead body.”
@farrfoxhake He died in most unusual circumstances: He was winning an argument with his wife. She’s now serving 20 for manslaughter.
@JennifersEyebr1
Nobody liked him, he was a grumpy selfish man and won’t be missed. – Love, your family

@JordanISaBEAR
She is survived by her pet hamster that subsisted on her flesh for ten days after her death.
@ESCapeditiea
When attending, we will offer complimentry wooden stakes and chainsaws. Just in case.
@ShotoDan2016 He was a dedicated bomb defusal expert. Even his Parkinson’s diagnosis couldn’t keep him from his job.
@loustweet Wanted man found in concrete vat. Called a ‘hardened criminal’ by police.

@twitsnotnice
Joe is survived by two cats, who at the time of his death, weren’t on speaking terms with him.
@TayBar80 Due to technical issues, the funeral has been moved next door to McDonalds parking lot.
@iwputt19 Restaurant in piece
@rhealyrhealy John had plenty of supplies to survive being trapped in his home for 7 days, but unfortunately, forgot to buy cat food.

@An_Enigma_2017 She died a horrid death when the green alien she coughed up and drank back down ate her from the inside out.
@NowhereManChild Local t-shirt printer falls into inking machine and dyes
@ShotoDan2016 He dyed, doing what he loved. He was a great hairstylist.
@Ollie_Llama …unfortunate beginner juggler decision to use weighted chopsticks…

@dragi_d It wasn’t his fault. He was left unsupervised at the strip club
@rllyfunnydragon R.I.P to a beloved Husband and Father. He used to drive us crazy telling Dad Jokes. Now all he can make is Dead Jokes.
@JohnJTerrible He died peacefully in his sleep, unlike his passengers, who died screaming.
@MajorChaotic666 His pronouns we’re zee and zeer

@atch00s She always wanted to be tall and thin. Unfortunately it took a sausage machine to make her dreams come true.
@Halloweeja Died texting while driving. A-hole always needed to have the last word.
@JohnJTerrible
Burial services end at 2pm. An additional hour is set aside for all who wish to piss on his grave
@EpicBngeWatcher He wanted everyone to comment, like, and subscribe to his funeral livestream.

@nosympathy82 Extreme sports athlete cheated death everyday slipped on a banana peel
@Megatallica118 26-year old male lost his head while brutally headbanging to Pantera. Parents are really concerned.
@silkysoul She died dyeing her dying cat’s fur
@abtsag He was born he drank he was boring

@PwrFulWmn She accidentally read “topical” as “tropical” and chugged the bottle.
@SethFromThe716 Whoever is still holding his beer, you can put it down now.
@yabbahead Died from a lack of retweets. God rest his tweety soul
@xcdntlcsmnt Sad he’s gone, but glad he got the answer to his question ‘How much ice cream is needed for brain freeze to be fatal?’

@JeFiggins1987 He died doing what he did best. Did I ever tell you what a great drunk driver Dave was? Well, up until that last time!
@JeFiggins1987 102yo Jerome Figgins died bedding his 18yo 7th wife. It took plastic surgeons 2 hours to remove the smile from his face.
@SethFromThe716 He once said, “YOLO”, and that was all he did.
@BeatusVon “He died peacefully in his beautiful mansion, which is now for sale. Further informations below.”

@robstewart100 You really can’t have Bacon at every Meal
@SethFromThe716 Oh well. The worms will eat a nice meal.
@lordtiddington After a life time of hard work and community dedication, John was found with a bowling ball protruding from his rectum.
@RanNewMan77 the family requests that no one bring tuna casserole or fidget spinners to the wake

@kenny_whiteman Thought that the Kardashians could use a little more mainstream media coverage
@thewritetbkeys You can find his official obituary on MySpace
@FrankRLax61 in death, as in life, he lies here doing nothing while other people do the work, and get stuck with the bill
@JoeCook80543637 died in mid sentence, while writing his final tweet. ” The secret to life is…..”

@BeverleyShaw17 Mother wishes her funeral to be held two weeks before she’s dies as she can’t bear to miss out on anything.
@hulga_hopewell Yesterday, some ugly annoying bitch died. On Saturday; main street will be blocked off for a block party, all are invited.
@in_the_ruins He is survived by some grass clippings and an unopened packet of instant oatmeal.
@ActionRation Went around shooting horses for a while, then ate the insides of a clock and died.

Pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. “This item is part of a collection of images of downtown Atlanta streets that were taken before the viaduct construction of 1927 – 1929. Later, some of the covered streets became part of Underground Atlanta.”