Straight out of the pages of The Fargo Forum and Daily Republican, November 2nd, 1907, the story of "Two Brothers Filled With Peas." (Click to enlarge the old news article, or scroll below it to read copied text.)
Farmer Beaton's Sons Treated To A Warm Reception By Irate Farmer On Hallowe'en Night -- A Double Barreled Shot Gun Did The Businss
Two Small boys, the sons of a farmer named Beaton, who lives just outside the west part of Fargo, were shot at by an irate farmer on Hallowe'en and as a result they came to Fargo yesterday and had about a handful of peas picked out of them by a physician.
The Boys had greatly annoyed a neighboring farmer last Hallowe'en, and this year he waited for them with a double-barreled shotgun loaded with peas. The boys approached his place and he let fly with both barrels, and his marksmanship was excellent.
In future Hallowe'ens these particular boys will probably remain a long ways from that particular farmer.
Ahhh, Halloween in 1907, when kids could be shot just for being annoying, good times...
Note that people don't shoot people, "double barreled shot guns do the business."
It's getting to be that time of year: you put some logs in the fireplace, get a comfy blaze going while the wind whips the snow outside your window, you pop open a bottle of wine and pull your lover close, curling up on the animal-skin rug in the middl-wait, holy crud, that's not the kind of rug I'm talking about:
That crocodile-skin rug is part of a taxidermy auction, guaranteeing that you'll be the only person who owns one. All I want to know is, who kills a gator and thinks, "that'd feel great on the bottoms of my feet when I hop out of bed on chilly mornings". I mean, other than a Predator or whatever Lou Gossett Jr. was in Enemy Mine. From the looks of the collection, it certainly could be the estate of a Predator. Maybe the have the skull of Jesse "The Body" Ventura on the auction block, too.
I nearly bought this old kitschy piggy bank. It wasn't the padlock sans key that made me decline it (hubby has plenty of old keys -- and should his hundreds fail, my dad has thousands more); it was the fact that I'd already loaded my arms with books and spent my allowance. In hindsight, a locked piggy bank might have been more wise?
Seventies italian rap is, surprisingly, much cooler than you might think - with a huge case of the 'trippy' tossed in:
It's actually an edit of two other videos, the sum of the two is far awesomer than each individual piece. If there's one thing to take away from this video, is that there's something missing from the choreography in modern musical performances. There's no way you'll see dozens of undulating, throbbing dancers waving their hands around unironically like that on today's television, and the world is a little sadder because of it.
From the June 28, 1910 edition of The Fargo Forum and Daily Republican, a regular bit called Daddy's Bedtime Story, an uncredited column featuring quaint stories for little ones; this story is titled "The Little Kitten That Came Back."
Sadly, I believe the only logical place to use one of these bandages is on the upper lip, and I can only think of, like, ten different ways to accidentally injure that part of the face (and, of course, right in the center of the lip, otherwise the moustache will be off-center). Oh, well; maybe I'll just wear it on my upper lip, without any covered injury - nobody will know anyways, they're so realistic!
Etsy is a great place to find hand-made folk and fine arts, but - as you'd expect pretty much anywhere that people can post things without supervision - sometimes the products are a bit...off the wall:
According to Regretsy, the home for horrible Etsy products, the squirrel-fish taxidermy above could be purchased for the low, low price of $350.00. I'll bet, if I comparison-shopped, I could buy a freakin' crate of non-fishy taxidermied squirrels, which I could then superglue fish heads on to. And I realize, well, if I am going through so much work to try and reproduce, en masse, the insane work of art above, I should probably just pay the guy $350.