Friday, June 06, 2014

June 6th, outsourced

Famous actresses who are also bilingual! I already knew about many of these, but Sandra Bullock and German caught me off guard.

I was obsessed with the 1964 Good Friday earthquake in Alaska when I was a kid, but there was only one photo of it in our set of children's encyclopedias. Therefore, I enjoyed this photo collection (the one in my old encyclopedia was similar to #18).

These moms and dads are so funny.

The Washington Ballet's hardest dance moves (in slow motion!).

Female-named hurricanes kill more than male-named hurricanes because people don't respect them. This is one of those "are you sure this isn't The Onion?" headlines.

I believe this was later exposed as a fake story, but suspend your disbelief for a moment and enjoy the possibility that a toddler defaced his dad's passport so badly that he was not allowed to leave a foreign country to travel back home.

Jeremy and I have been giggling at this all week: a garage owner in Scotland played a joke on Google Street View. He saw the Google Street View car coming and knew he "had one minute to rush back inside the garage and set up the murder scene." A year later, someone noticed the pictures on Street View and called the cops.

If we were Syrian, we'd expect better.

These photos of iconic D-Day places, then and now - amazing. [HT Jeremy]


Susanne said...

I think I'd heard about Sandra Bullock speaking German, but didn't realize it was because her mom was a German opera singer.

That Syria thing was interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Liz Johnson said...

That Google Street View thing is HILARIOUS. If there is one thing about the internet I love (besides the ability to buy coyote urine), it's that I get to see so many funny people do so many funny things. Seriously. So good.

(also the parents photos. Ha!)

I just spent ten minutes looking at all the Syria possibilities. It's disgusting to me that this is happening and everyone is just turning a blind eye.

Kathy Haynie said...

I remember the tsunami in California after that 1964 earthquake. We were evacuated from our coastal home in the middle of the night - my dad was already down at the harbor because he was harbor manager of Morro Bay, so Mom took my brother and me to high ground. The tsunami affected the harbor, but not our housing tract. I was haunted by photos like #25. One of the women that died fell into a crack that closed over her - all during the earthquake. I had tsunami nightmares for a long time after that.

Kathy Haynie said...

…one of the women that died in Anchorage...

Bridget said...

This same earthquake affected us much the same way, but 20 years apart! It's probably better I did not have access to more pictures of it when I was a kid.


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