occasionally fully formed thoughts by bernie mcginn


Cherry Bomb Gift Wrap

It’s getting to be that time of year again. I’m hoping I get my junk together and get cool gift wrap from French Paper instead of Target or Walgreens. Do you think Santa wraps in Stranger Manger?

bolster the pipes!

Internet Could Max Out in 2 Years, Study Says: “The Internet could run out of capacity before 2010 unless backbone providers bolster the pipes, researchers warn.”

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Ron Paul’s record in Congress

This list of Ron Paul’s record in congress is few weeks old, but worth sharing widely considering how frequently I hear people speak highly of him – or maybe that’s just their enthusiasm for his stance on the war.

Military Asks Wounded Soldiers To Return Portions Of Signing Bonuses

Filed under: Brutal. Military Asks Wounded Soldiers To Return Portions Of Signing Bonuses: The U.S. Military is demanding that thousands of wounded service personnel give back signing bonuses because they are unable to serve out their commitments. To get people to sign up, the military gives enlistment bonuses up to $30,000 in some cases.”

Keep Your Teeth Clean

Nothing better than a little hygiene propaganda: Found at : :: Vintage Photography Prints

FAC51-Y3 – The Hacienda

For only $700, you can have the Adidas shoe memorializing The Hacienda, the Manchester nightclub run by the people who created Factory Records. The shoe and package was designed by Peter Saville, Ben Kelly, and Joy Division/New Order bass player, Peter Hook. The 250 pair limited edition contains an original slab of metal plate from […]

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Ethel Shumate, Cigarette Girl

Via Shorpy: June 1911. Ethel Shumate. Has been rolling cigarettes in Danville (Virginia) factory for six months. Lives at 614 Upper Street. Said she was 13 years old, but it is doubtful.

If It Was Torture in Mississippi…

Is That Legal?: If It Was Torture in Mississippi, Then It’s Definitely Torture, Right?

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