This Just In (Like 70 Years Ago): John Dillinger Didn’t Have A Huge Wang But A Bunch Of People Thought He Did.
Thursday May 31st 2007, 12:34 pm
Filed under: bizarre,brain exploders,chicago,media,old timey stuff

In our increasingly media-savvy (not to mention human anatomy-savvy) culture, could this mistake ever be repeated again? When we catch Osama Bin Laden (yeah right) and autopsy photos inevitably get leaked, is there any chance that a rigor mortis-stiffened arm could possibly be mistaken for a 2-foot-long wang? Did anyone watching the videos of Saddam Hussein being hung think it was a double entendre? I think not, but I would love to be proven wrong on this one.

Click the image for the full story if you haven’t already. Oh, and if anyone has a clip of the Wonder Years episode where Kevin Arnold and his friends apparently talk about John Dillinger’s legendary penis, please let me know.

(thanks Joel!)

Oh, The Humanity… In 3D!
Thursday April 26th 2007, 11:42 am
Filed under: art,bizarre,old timey stuff,things that rule

See, this is what I love about the internet. You’re just sitting there, minding your own business, and then someone says “check this out.” Next thing you know you’re looking through a gallery of stereoscopic images of zeppelin crashes. Personal favorite here.

(via mefi)

My Bloodline.
Tuesday March 20th 2007, 9:55 am
Filed under: old timey stuff

I went up to my parents’ house last night and ended up digging through a huge bin full of old pictures for a while. I came across some gems. Two of them were scan-worthy. Here they are.

See that guy on the right? That’s Sam Geskin. He was a junk collector in Chicago. He was also a raging alcoholic. The guy on the left is Julius Geskin, who owned a chicken farm in Iowa.

I don’t know who these people are. All I know is that I’m related to them and that they’re almost painfully ugly. Check out the one on the left. Ouch.

These are my people.