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50's Pin Up - Si Cranstoun / Bernie Dexter - Official Video Enjoy!

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Absolutely incredibly adorable!


Wish You Were Here ... Heck Wish I Was There -- Pink Floyd Reunion

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The surviving members of Pink Floyd — Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason — have sworn they will never reunite to tour again after breaking up in the mid-'80s, but at Roger Waters' show last night at London's O2 Arena (part of his current The Wall Live Tour), the three reunited for a rare on-stage collaboration, their third in as many decades. Watch fan-shot footage of them performing "Comfortably Numb" and "Outside the Wall" below.

The reunion was months in the making. Last summer, Waters and Gilmour, who had a falling out during the making of 1983's The Final Cut, buried the hatchet to perform at a benefit concert for the Hoping Foundation. (It was the first time they played together since 2005's Live 8 show in London, which was their first show in 24 years.) Gilmour promised to join Waters for one of his Wall shows if he participated in the charity show.

"How could I refuse such an offer?" Waters wrote on his Facebook page…

Jackie Cooper, Former Child Star, 'Superman' Actor, Dies at 88

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Jackie Cooper's death largely went un-noticed ... One of the great actors of the 30s, 40s and 50s.  He could make you laugh and make you cry.  Jackie Cooper, who went from Oscar-nominated child star to TV executive and director while amassing scores of acting credits — including playing Perry White in the four Christopher Reeve Superman films — has died. He was 88.


Cooper died Tuesday at a convalescent home in Santa Monica. “He just kinda died of old age,” his attorney Roger Licht told Reuters. “He wore out.”

Cooper enjoyed a 60-year acting career. Before Shirley Temple won the world’s hearts, he was the most popular and widely recognized child star of the early 1930s and the first kid to shine in “talkies.” His pug nose, crinkly smile and pouty lip endeared him to a nationwide audience, first as Jackie in Hal Roach’s Our Gang comedies. Cooper was so popular, he was known as “America’s Boy.”

"Pat the Zombie" ... An Adults Spoof on Pat the Bunny : )

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A macabre mash-up of the children’s classicPat the Bunny and the present-day zombie phenomenon, with the tactile features of the original book revoltingly re-imagined for an adult audience.


In the hemorrhagic vein of other zombie parodies, Pat the Zombie presents trusting toddler Judy playing peek-a-boo with a putrefying Paul. Grownup fans of Pat the Bunny (seven million of them) will find their favorite touch-and-feel features disturbingly re-created: Judy reaches for Zombie’s decaying jaw instead of daddy’s cheek; Paul caresses Mummy’s empty eye socket instead of her wedding ring. Ximm’s twisted wit, Soofi’s sick artistic sensibility, and clever packaging that mimics the original book will bring the undead lurchingly to life in this camp popculture romp.

Egg-stra, Egg-stra Read all about it! Terrific Easter Dessert!

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Candy, Peeps, over indulgence ... why not add a little cake to the mix? 

A cute retro Easter dessert is none other than an egg shaped cake.  And you don't need Wilton's help!  Simply stack and trim the cake on this one.  Everything is held in place with icing.  Although the recipe calls for "Swans Down Yellow Cake Mix" you can easily use whatever flavor and brand you like.  Chocolate icing works as well as the vanilla (which is more in line with an egg) : ).
Kids and adults will love this adorable vintage cake!  And that's no yolk!

Larger picture and source found here.

The Last Doughboy Has Died ... Frank Buckles

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Check the story out in the Washington Post.  It's touching and interesting.  A wonderful biography of a man who was the last surviving World War I veteran.  He died on Sunday in his own bed on his farm. His name was Frank Buckles. He was 110. He faked his age to join the army at 16, and drove an ambulance behind the Western Front.

In 1917 and 1918, close to 5 million Americans served in World War I, and Mr. Buckles,  was the last known survivor. "I knew there'd be only one someday," he said a few years back. "I didn't think it would be me."

Mr. Buckles, who was born by lantern light in a Missouri farmhouse, quit school at 16 and bluffed his way into the Army. As the nation flexed its full military might overseas for the first time, he joined 4.7 million Americans in uniform and was among 2 million U.S. troops shipped to France to vanquish the German kaiser.


Ninety years later, with available records showing that former corporal Buckles, serial No. 155…

The Godfather of Fitness Jack La Lanne has died at age 96

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I thought he would live forever.  Jack La Lanne has died ata his California Home due to complications of pneumonia at the age of 96; 1/23/2011.   I remember sitting under my mother's ironing board while she ironed and worked out when I was a kid. 



From the NNDB Site (taken in it's entirety):  

Jack La Lanne was a juvenile delinquent, once attacking his brother with an axe, and setting his family's house on fire. In adulthood, he blamed his youthful misbehavior on being fed too many high-sugar foods. At 15, his mother dragged him to hear a speech by nutritionist Paul Bragg. Inspired, La Lanne reformed his eating habits, eliminating everything made with white flour or white sugar, and instead ate almost nothing but fruits, vegetables, and fish for the rest of his life. Healthy foods were hard to find, so La Lanne concocted his own recipes, and by the age of 18 he owned a health-food bakery.

At 21, he opened his first gym in Oakland, California. It was 1936, and most docto…