Monthly Archives: April 2012

Most unusual place to find a penpal

With the tagline “even beautiful people make mistakes,” is a website which links up the USA’s “most eligible prisoners” with whoever’s interested.

The website describes itself:

Do you know that there are thousands of male and female inmates sitting in prison, just waiting for someone to write and share life experiences? All of the inmates who are listed enjoy getting letters. Especially those letters which build their confidence within themselves.

These incarcerated female and male inmates are paying a price for crimes they have committed. These inmates are very real and are seeking penpals! He/She will get excited when their name is called to receive a letter from you. Just think how lonely it must feel at mail call to never hear your name being called, especially after being locked up for several years and family and friends have deserted you. These inmates have nothing but time on their hands and can’t wait to hear from you! Don’t be shy, give it a try! Make the day of a lonely inmate!

Even though these men and women are in prison, it doesn’t mean that they are bad individuals. The majority of these inmates are fun, loving, clever, reliable, sexy and very passionate. It can be a lot of fun communicating with these inmates. They enjoy sports, music, arts, etc. just as you do. However, they are convicted felons and caution should be used.

It has hundreds of photographs of the decidedly best-looking criminals in the country looking for friendship, and possibly intimate relationships. They actually paid to be listed on the website, and are given 250 words to describe themselves to attract a penpal. Usually they’d provide a photo of them being at their best looking, posing with anything available as props, including perhaps stanchions, and describe the usual things like their height, religion and release date, but rarely the reason why they’re in jail.

As most of them are not allowed access to internet and phonecalls are expensive, the traditional snailmail is the preferred method of communication.

First ever photo of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards together

While the number of photos in which rock legends Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones are together is probably in the millions, the following photo is probably the first.

It was taken at Wentworth Primary School, Dartford, on 19th January 1951. There were both 7. Jagger is circled on the left, while Richards is circled on the right.

jagger richards 1951

They met for the first time at that school, and the photo was released by the school 50 years after the Stones’ formation. The photo originally belonged to a former classmate.

Their names as they appeared in the school’s register, the columns on the right bearing their birthdates

jagger richards 1951 - register

The primary school’s hall floor has become a pilgrimage spot for Stones fans.

After completing primary school, they went to different secondary schools.

In 1961, they bumped into each other at a railway station. What happened next, is history. The Stones played their first gig in London on 12th July 1962.

Dail Mail, 27 Apr 2012

Was perfectly acceptable at one time

For 50 years, until the US Congress officially replaced it with the hand-over-heart salute on 22nd December 1942 due to its striking resemblance to the other infamous salute, the Bellamy Salute was in common use all over the USA, used by American school children every morning in classrooms.

The following photo was apparently taken in Hawaii in March 1941.

Bellamy Salute 1

I suppose if the photo had been taken in a lighthearted manner eg, the kids were wearing funny shirts perhaps it wouldn’t so much as raise an eyebrow.

Most over the top drummer

According to Steve “The Mad Drummer” Moore’s website, he started on the drums at 9 years of age.

Steve Moore - Mad Drummer

After going through years of serious drumming – including perhaps utilizing every tool available out there like Toontrack EZdrummer drum samples – and still unable to earn enough to do so full time:

Steve had learned at a very young age, that most people hear with their eyes and was not too proud to use this to his advantage. He also noticed that people often associated with spectacles, or characters, much like Ringo Starr. He decided against the cookie cutter approach, and tried to be as OVER THE TOP as possible. One way or another, he WAS going to be noticed.

In 1997, he joined a group called “Rick K and The Allnighters” and he finally realised his dream of touring the country as a pro musician.

On 1st June 2010 someone uploaded to youtube one of the band’s performances, focusing on Steve Moore, with the linkbait title “This drummer is at the wrong gig” – it garnered 5 million views in less than 1 month. Even top drummer Mike Portnoy, 26-time award winner from the Modern Drummer magazine and the second youngest person to be inducted into the Modern Drummer’s Hall of Fame tweeted:

O MY GOD…..This guy RULES!!

Needless to say, he became well-known in the drummers’ fraternity.

This is the video, which at the time of writing, has had more than 16 million views:

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Most unusual obituary published in a major newspaper

The following is an actual obituary published in the Denver Post on 12th April 2012, the Colorado newspaper which has been around for more than 100 years, has won 7 Pulitzer Prizes, and has a daily circulation of more than 300,000.

Michael Flathead Blanchard obituary 600

Probably he liked looking for good bargains using hp coupons too.

Here are some photos of the man himself:

Blanchard (middle) in his earlier years:

Blanchard (middle) in his later years:

Daily Mail (UK), 14 Apr 2012

Worst swimwear design

Well it depends on your point of view – some would think this is impressive. Still, I think this is even worse than the infamous mankini made famous by Borat.

In the 2012 movie The Three Stooges, which as one would expect is a slapstick comedy based on the old TV comedy shorts with the same name.

One of the characters in the movie is Sister Bernice, played by Kate Upton, 19, a Sports Illustrated model.

One would either gasp in horror or shout with joy as she makes her appearance in a nun bikini, or a nunkini, as the outfit comes complete with headdress and crucifix.

Worst parents’ pictures

The following photos speak for themselves – shining examples of how not to raise kids. If you’ve had enough playing with them children it’d be better to put them to sleep on their bunk bed rather than doing the following.

Keep that magazine to yourself

She’s like 20 years too early for that kind of drink!

Not funny!

One wrong move and he/she might become the raccoons’ food instead

Eating cake mix straight off a whisk which is apparently still plugged in!

I hope he’s not a real cannibal

pole dancing and toddlers do not mix

Perhaps the father didn’t see the sign

Preschool shooting club?

This is no place for a tricycle

Daily Mail (UK), 3 Apr 2012