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Charlie Chaplin’s Cell-Phone-Using Time Traveler

Hoax or not, the recent video showing a ‘time traveling woman’ using a mobile cell phone is fun to think about. We know his movies were genius; Chaplin directed, composed, acted, and wrote most of his films. Was he also a mad-scientist who wanted to let everyone know he knew how to time travel?

Unless first hand-proof (very unlikely) comes through with an explanation, Mr Charles Chaplin will have a video circulating the internet with viewers stumped for a long time.

The picture below, followed by the video shows a woman (or Marty Mcfly in woman’s clothing) walking with what looks like a mobile telephone up to her ear and talking out-loud.

Click to buy the 2011 Charlie Chaplin Wall Calendar

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Top 4 Best Calendars for the Current $2 Sale

With the 2010 calendars on sale right now, I thought it would be cool to show give you some hints into certain hidden gems, each priced at only $2.00. The sale goes until September 14th, 2010. You can check out all of the $2 calendars in our Bargain section.

1. Magnetic Poetry 2010 Wall Calendar

Why is it awesome?

Even after the 2010 year finishes, you still get 200 magnet words for your fridge along with a magnet board.


2. Magic of the Clouds 2010 Poster Calendar

Why is it awesome?

It’s huge, and will be pretty even if the dates are wrong next year. The calendar is 19inx18in and for 2 dollars, it’s a steal.


3. African Wildlife 2010 Poster Calendar

Why is it awesome?

For the same reason as the Magic Clouds calendar, but this one is even bigger.  The calendar is 24inx18in with a small grid on it.


4. All of the Puzzle Desk Calendars

Why is it awesome?

From Hangman, to Ken Ken, to Scrabble, to Sudoku…All of the 2010 desk calendars that have a puzzle on each page are only $2. It’s cheaper then going out and getting a Sudoku or Ken Ken book at the store.

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Ansel Adams Proofs Worth $200 Million

Rick Norsigian purchased 65 photo-negatives from a garage sale 10 years ago at the quaint price of $75. Today, those same prints are worth over $200 million. So what’s so special about those negatives? Answer: They were created by Ansel Adams, possibly the most prolific photographers the camera has ever been held by.

Ansel Adams & Camera

These “lost” negatives were thought to have been lost in the 1937 darkroom fire that destroyed over 5,000 plates of his work.

In an interview with CNN, Richard Alt, a photography expert said:

“It is my belief that he brought these negatives with him for teaching purposes and to show students how to not let their negatives be engulfed in a fire,”… “I think this clearly explains the range of work in these negatives, from very early pictorialist boat pictures, to images not as successful, to images of the highest level of his work during this time period.”

Side note: With the sheer amount of calendars ranging from dogs doing yoga, to top-of-their-field artists, I find it personally fun to know we have a calendar for almost every celebrity or artist news article. I find myself saying, “we have a calendar of him/her” very often.


Ansel Adams 2011 Deluxe Wall Calendar


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Betty White 2011 Wall Calendar

We’ll be selling the Betty White 2011 Wall Calendar!

Available now for pre-order! Check it out here.

For a career that has spanned 70 years, our favorite Golden Girl with a ridiculous sense of humor now has her own calendar. We received some proofs about what her calendar will look like, and it’s such a classic.


Betty White’s 2010 Comeback

In early January of 2010, a Facebook group called “Betty White to Host SNL (Please)” urged NBC to have the 88 year old host the show. NBC heard the call, and Betty White hosted on May 8th, 2010.

Her monologue and appearance is an important cultural statement from who many young’ins would call an “elderly person”. By all means, she is far from exuding what that word has come to mean. Here is a quote from her monologue which has piercingly fresh humor and can only be pulled off by a few people:

“I really have to thank Facebook … I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time. I would never say the people on it are losers, but that’s only because I’m polite…People say ‘But Betty, Facebook is a great way to connect with old friends.’ Well at my age, if I want to connect with old friends, I need a Ouija board. Needless to say, we didn’t have Facebook when I was growing up. We had phonebook…but you wouldn’t waste an afternoon with it.”

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“Posing For Pink” Calendar – Controversy and Awareness For a Cure

Every so often a calendar pops onto the scene that stirs the emotions of different groups. Posing for Pink does just that.2010CalendarCover

What is Posing For Pink?

Posing for Pink is a breast cancer group that put out a self-titled calendar with the sole purpose of celebrating the female body and raising money for the Susan G. Komen foundation. According to their website, they have raised over $7,000 for the foundation.

From their website:

Net proceeds from the calendar sales benefit the Twin Cities Breast Cancer 3Day Walk, Susan G Komen for the Cure, and The National Philanthropic Trust funding important breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment.

What is the Controversy?

According to an article in the Pioneer Press:

Kristine Holmgren, founder of the discussion salon Dead Feminists Society of Minnesota “I have daughters, and I hope when they think of making money, they do not go first to their breasts,” she said. “I hope they go to their talents and skill sets…Laura Barclay, president of the Etiquette Centre of Minneapolis says, “I don’t think it’s in good taste at all.”

What Do You Think? Post a Comment Below:

Which side do you agree with? What do you think about the  methods used to raise money?

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