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10 Photos Of A Retro Classic Arcade Before Video Games. Rewind back to the late 1960’s, before the arrival of video games with their flashing screenings and wide range of monotone bleeps & blips and you’ll find that arcade halls were an entirely different proposition. Not a Pac-Man in sight, just literally dozens pinball machines, pop gun stands, photobooths, recording devices, games of skill and even mini bowling alleys. Most impressive of all, occasionally there was even fortune teller on hand if you were lucky! All that and more is on display in these wonderful photos from the Kansas City Wonderland Arcade , shot back in 1968. Makes you wish you could just swing by now for a couple of games doesn’t it? Source Alex Wain View all posts by Alex Wain Blogger & pop culture addict, lover of good web design & photography, writer for So Bad So Good and Nothing Cooler , gin & tonic drinker, dedicated Arsenal & Sydney FC supporter, wannabe Pug owner.

The Star Wars Saga: Suggested Viewing Order » Absolutely No Machete Juggling. Brace your­selves, what follows is an amaz­ingly long blog post about Star Wars.

The Star Wars Saga: Suggested Viewing Order » Absolutely No Machete Juggling

I'm not a huge fan of the various mod­i­fi­ca­tions made to the orig­i­nal Star Wars trilogy, so it's rea­son­able to assume I'm not a big fan of the prequel trilogy either. There are many people who dislike the prequel trilogy so much that they don't even con­sider watch­ing them. On bad days, I'm one of those people, but on good days I see some value in the prequel trilogy, even though I con­sider them in­fe­rior in vir­tu­ally every way. For people that couldn't care less about the prequel trilogy, I suggest Harmy's De­spe­cial­ized Edi­tions. They are 720p blu-ray discs (AVCHD discs ac­tu­ally) that are the result of "Harmy" from The Orig­i­nal Trilogy forums painstak­ingly re­con­struct­ing the the­atri­cal re­leases of all three films uti­liz­ing a wide variety of video sources as well as custom mattes. But what can you do if you do wish to involve the prequel trilogy?

So neither order really works. Heritage USA. Heritage USA Fort Mill, SC (1978-1989) Heritage USA is located in Fort Mill, SC.

Heritage USA

It's about 2 miles down the street from Paramount's Carowinds. This Christian Theme Park has been closed and abandoned for well over a decade, so we wanted to check out how the place looks now. The Heritage Grand Hotel and Partner Center has recently been pruchased by a new ministry called Morningstar. Part of the Heritage USA Resort may now have a chance at a new life after being closed since 1989.

For those who are not familar with it's story, this place was created by the PTL Ministry which was ran by Jim and Tammy Bakker. This complex was over 2000 acres, but a lot of the land has been sold and subdivisions and golf courses have been built on the undeveloped portions. This 500 room hotel was never completed and now sits abandoned. This was what is was suppose to look like. This is the elevator shaft where glass elevators were going to be installed.

As you can see bricks are now falling off. 48 Pictures That Perfectly Capture The '90s. Urine color chart. Log in or Become a Member Job Opening Research and Data Visualization Associate - National Journal for Atlantic Media See more openings on the FlowingData Job Board Data Underload Urine color chart February 17, 2012 | Infographics A Boy Scout is always prepared. See also: Bristol stool chart. Related Posts 17 Comments Stobio — February 17, 2012 at 6:26 amSo topical for flowing data Damon — February 17, 2012 at 7:51 amyou laugh about it…we post those in the bathrooms at summer camps and the naitonal jamborees….very needed and really helps combat dehydration isssues. About FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better — mainly through data visualization. As for me, I'm Nathan Yau, and I have a PhD in statistics, with a background in eating. More... Books Follow Twitter • Facebook • Email • RSS Miscellaneous Contact • Sponsorship • Shop Unless otherwise noted, graphics and words by me are licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC.

The Ultimate Oral History of Wet Hot American Summer: Movies + TV. WhenWet Hot American Summer hit theaters a decade ago, the film—a sketch-based comedy set in 1981, on the last day of the fictional Camp Firewood—came and went faster than a hormonal teenage boy.

The Ultimate Oral History of Wet Hot American Summer: Movies + TV

But then something amazing happened: Thanks to the movie's ahead-of-its-time absurdist humor, a cast stocked with relative unknowns who blossomed into marquee names, and the magical word-of-mouth power of DVDs and Netflix, Wet Hot became a cult classic. For this complete-ish oral history in celebration of Wet Hot's 10th anniversary, we asked director and writer David Wain, his cowriter and creative partner, Michael Showalter, and stars including Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Elizabeth Banks, and Amy Poehler to reminisce about the shoot, the living conditions, the kids, the notoriously horrendous weather, and the hilarity (and debauchery) that took place off-camera.

DAVID WAIN, cowriter-director: Michael [Showalter] and I met at NYU. MICHAEL IAN BLACK: David was kind of a cock. Creating Remarkable Poetry Through Subtraction. TIME magazine recently revealed its 30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs which includes the highly creative, user-generated Newspaper Blackout.

Creating Remarkable Poetry Through Subtraction

This blog is the brainchild of Austin-based artist and writer Austin Kleon. The main objective of the Tumblr is to display poetry through the omission of words in already printed text. Essentially, it is poetry by way of censorship, executed with the aid of a black sharpie. Taking published works in the form of newspaper articles, novels, and even horoscopes, this style of "blackout poetry" reveals only carefully selected words to create a new, shorter composition of expression. Often, the poems produced offer a sense of hope and inspiration. If you're interested in keeping a collection of the blackout poetry on hand, there is a book inspired by the blog by the same title, Newspaper Blackout, on sale. Newspaper Blackout's website via [Jay Mug] Handmade Houses to Blow Your Modern Mind. We’re up to our ears in modern, accessible design.

Handmade Houses to Blow Your Modern Mind

No offense CB2, West Elm, or IKEA. Really, you’re great. You helped us furnish our first apartments, and we love you for that. But, we’re a little older, a little wiser, and we want more. More substance. It’s not the first time we’ve resolved to roll up our sleeves and make more of our world. We’ve rounded up the best of what these two tomes have to offer thanks to Mr. Image credit: Art Boericke and Barry Shapiro, The Craftsmen Builder, via Mr. Is vintage clothing passé? Vintage clothing pop-up market, London.

Is vintage clothing passé?

Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Successful rummages for vintage clothes seem to be few and far between these days. Charity shop rails are full of old St Michael, C&A and shoulder-padded sequinned pieces, all priced higher than non-clothing cast-offs. Online stores such as Asos Marketplace throw up vintage items that I, in my late twenties, can remember the first time round - and didn't much like then. And finding genuine vintage pieces on eBay requires you to decipher 'the code' to avoid mistaking a Primark copy for a 1960s original.

The increased demand for vintage pieces in recent years has resulted in higher prices for the raw goods. But with fierce competition from other sellers, many vintage traders are being forced to swallow the rising costs rather than pass them on to customers who could choose to cut out the middleman. "Everyone is after vintage now," says Audrey Taylor, one half of the Kate & Aud vintage boutique. 7 Amazing Stories of Lost and Re-Found Wedding Rings. If you’re married, you’ve almost certainly misplaced your wedding ring at one place or another and even if you’ve never actually lost it, you probably know someone else who has.

7 Amazing Stories of Lost and Re-Found Wedding Rings

After all, a little band of gold or platinum is pretty easy to lose track of, even if it is important to hold on to. But while many people lose their rings, it’s pretty rare to actually find them again. Even so, it has been known to happen. Here are some of the most amazing stories of people who have lost their wedding or engagement rings, only to find them again. Image Via Jason Pier in DC [Flickr] Hidden in Some Weeds Anthea Capewell lost her wedding ring and engagement ring in 1976, when they fell off her finger as she closed her garden gate. In An Old Toilet In 1974, a year after Donna Claver was married, the pregnant woman set her engagement ring on the tank lid of her toilet while she put lotion on. In a Dog Food Bag In a Garbage Truck On a Carrot At the Bottom of Some Sea Baths In the Mud of A Dirty Harbor. The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance.

Do you enjoy having time to yourself, but always feel a little guilty about it?

The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance

Then Susan Cain’s “Quiet : The Power of Introverts” is for you. It’s part book, part manifesto. We live in a nation that values its extroverts – the outgoing, the lovers of crowds – but not the quiet types who change the world. She recently answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook. Cook: This may be a stupid question, but how do you define an introvert?

Cain: Not a stupid question at all! It’s also important to understand that introversion is different from shyness. Cook: You argue that our culture has an extroversion bias. Cain: In our society, the ideal self is bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight. In my book, I travel the country – from a Tony Robbins seminar to Harvard Business School to Rick Warren’s powerful Saddleback Church – shining a light on the bias against introversion. Cook: How does this cultural inclination affect introverts? Cain: Yes. Cook: Are you an introvert? Brilliant Ideas Inspired by Mundane Tasks. If you haven't had your big breakthrough yet, try one of these simple strategies: Toolmaker Ermal Fraze was on a picnic in 1959 when he realized he had no way to open his beverage.

Brilliant Ideas Inspired by Mundane Tasks

At the time, drinking from a can required a triangular tool called a "church key" to punch two holes in the top. Because no one had thought to bring one, Fraze tried to use a car bumper to pierce the container. The result was a foamy mess. Several nights later, while suffering from insomnia, Fraze went down to his workshop. Although he'd written extensively about the evils of capitalism, King Camp Gillette still dreamed of getting rich.

As a traveling salesman, he understood that the key to financial success was to create something that people would have to buy over and over again. At the time, Gillette was using a traditional safety razor, which had to be sharpened after almost every use. Gillette's razor patent, dated November 15, 1904. The World's Worst (and Ugliest) Cars. "QUANTUM SHOT" #749Link - article by Daniel Butler & Avi Abrams "What we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down.

The World's Worst (and Ugliest) Cars

" (Russell Baker). Here at Dark Roasted Blend we normally celebrate weird and beautiful... except when we equally celebrate weird and ugly. Both "beautiful" and "ugly" sides of things are worth mentioning when they are brought to extremes. We already covered the ugliest architecture, the worst roads, and even the ugliest facial expressions.

(this is the LADA, Russian SUV concept that we hope will never see the light of day - via) Officially, the World's Ugliest Car - looks like it's melting The Aurora monster was built in 1957 by an eccentric New York priest trying to make the ultimate safety vehicle. (images via Gatsby Magazine) Safari Car (left) and 1968 Ostentatienne Opera Sedan, made by Mohs Automobile - no side doors here; entry is from the rear door, what a bright idea: (images via 1, 2) Overland OctoAuto (1911): perfect for Doctor Octopus' garage! Social Media Marriage Proposals: 10 Clever Ways to Pop the Question. The 20 best job-quitting scenes of all time (with video) These characters are mad as hell, and they're not going to take it anymore. Quitting one’s job can make for some great drama (and comedy) in the movies. Here are some of the best moments of deciding to embrace a life of unemployment — or rather, in most cases, a life of freedom from The Man. 1.

“Fight Club” (1999) This is, for many, the best scene in David Fincher’s ode to masculinity in a hopelessly emasculated society, as the Narrator (Edward Norton) goes to physical extremes — on himself — in blackmailing his boss (Zach Grenier). 2. When Kevin Spacey takes on that smarmy, self-righteous tone he’s so good at, there’s no actor more intimidating — or scathingly funny. 3. John Mahoney makes for one of the worst movie bosses of all time as the host of an intolerably cheesy talk show, with Winona Ryder playing his emotionally abused assistant. 4.

“You dig?” 5. Watch as a young Rorschach from “Watchman” literally punches the clock! Pages: 1 2 3 4 Powered by ZergNet. Every Presentation Ever. The Beginner's Guide to the Paleo Diet. Get the Paleo eBook free! The Paleo Diet is an effort to eat like we used to back in the day…WAY back in the day. If a caveman couldn’t eat it, neither can you.

This means anything we could hunt or find – meats, fish, nuts, leafy greens, regional veggies, and seeds. Sorry, the pasta, cereal, and candy will have to go! Instead, you’ll be making things like chicken stir fry and paleo spaghetti. You see, I hate counting calories. I don’t like keeping track of how much I’ve eaten or obsessing over how many grams of a particular nutrient I’ve had. Fortunately, if you can expand your horizons and remove certain types of food from your diet, you can stop worrying about counting calories FOREVER (sorry, the Count – ah ah ah). I know, that sounds like an ad for some really shady supplement or diet book that you’d see on TV at 4 AM. I’m talking about the Paleo Diet. Cue the Baltimora! So how does the Paleo Diet work?

Oh lord, another “diet.” So what the hell happened? Clearly something’s not right. Mechanical Iris Greeting Card. If you, like me, are not lucky enough to own a digital cutting machine or laser cutter, you've got some quality time with an x-acto knife ahead of you. Add any text and images you want printed on the card to the template. Print the template onto cardstock. Start cutting out all the pieces. For the piece that forms the back of the card you'll need to leave a thin flap to connect it to the front piece. Which side you leave the flap on will depend on which way you want your finished card to open.

Seriously consider the benefits of getting robots with lasers to do the cutting for you. Missed Connections Illustrated: Visual Paeans to Modern Love. 5 ways to make your naps blissful and awesome. Creepily Realistic Beavis and Butthead Sculptures. Cozy Podhouses to Pass the Winter Months In.