Archive for Serendipistickity

The Reclusive Peeping Tom Photographer and his Cardboard Camera

The Reclusive Peeping Tom Photographer and his Cardboard Camera

Charming eccentric or tolerated local boogyman? The townspeople of Kyjov in Czech Republic could never quite decide. Miroslav Tichý took nearly a hundred photographs a day with his homemade camera, wandering around the streets of his hometown, often spotted at bus stops, the main square, the park and the swimming pool, although he was frequently arrested for lingering around the local pool taking pictures of unsuspecting women.
When he returned to his chaotic and cluttered home after a day of shooting, he would develop and print his pictures, sometimes crudely frame and decorate them, but ultimately cast them aside into a mess of untitled, undated and unseen photographs. For more than twenty years, his work would remain secret until a childhood friend and neighbor discovered his prints amongst the chaos of undeveloped rolls and cardboard cameras. His work has since been celebrated at museums and galleries across the world including London, Paris and New York.  . . . Read Complete Article with many of his original photos

Our Strange World: Russia’s Got Talent Accident & Mondo Cane (It’s a Dog’s Life) FULL MOVIE

Featured Image: Mondo Cane poster CREDIT: ©-Copyright 1962 Cineriz. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (Fair Use) 

youtube by Jerry Nieglowicz

Uploaded on Feb 21, 2012

Russia’s Got Talent (Fatal?) Accident:

Two guys get really dizzy and one tries to shoot a can off the others head.
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Claim:   Video clip shows a Russia’s Got Talent contestant accidentally shooting his partner in the head with an arrow.  True or False?


The above story reminds me of

Fall Rerun: Mondo Cane  (It’s a Dogs Life) full movie. If you missed this 1962 classic here’s a chance to see it. Better hurry before they take it down again (updated: 9/28/14) . . .EDITOR

More Lego Coolness, Solves Rubik’s Cube in under 3 Seconds

More Lego Coolness – This Time Talking to A Cell Phone and Setting Records for Real World motion: Solving Rubik’s Cube

From Electronic Products

At LEGO World 2014 in Copenhagen, the third edition of the CubeStormer robot was unveiled, solving the Rubik’s Cube at a lightning pace.

The LEGO Mindstormes kit bricks are intelligent and programmable, powered by AA batteries. It runs a Linux operating system on an ARM-centered processor. The screen on the blocks is a monochrome LCD. There is an added SD card slot on all Mindstormes to expand the memory capacity and a USB port to add Wi-Fi connectivity.

Editor’s Note: What is basically a child’s toy manipulating a another child’s toy and solving a puzzle that most humans (adults) can’t solve at all. I had a really tough time deciding which category describes this story, Robotics, Distractions, or Sorry to Hear that, the latter category usually being reserved for stories of situations detrimental to society or the loss of a notable person. In this case, all apply, the notable person being the American worker.

As things tend to happen around here, my other half was editing pictures of a grandchild’s birthday party earlier today to post to Facebook. One of the children at the party, a particularly photogenic girl of almost 3, happens to have her own Facebook account and Brenda “tagged her” for the photos of her. Well, in the same photo album on Facebook is another photo that was taken in the early twenties and showing a women and three girls aged about 2, 4, and 6. It was posted by Brenda (my other half) to try to identify some of people in it, possibly relatives since the print was in her mothers photos. Facebook picked up on the youngest child in this nearly century old photo and wanted to tag the account of the current almost 3 year old. And, by golly, there is a bit of a resemblance, at least enough to make the Facebot image system notice it. Then, we realized there is at least an even chance the birthday party girl is related the “old” girl. All of which adds both a haunting feeling for how strong genetics can be and a haunted feeling that Facebook can make that kind of a connection. They aren’t perfect at recognizing faces, though, it also wanted to tag one of the teenagers as the fuel oil tank. So another category is being added, Serendipistickity, where somebody drew a good conclusion based on really bad science..

At the same time, a PBS documentary was running in the background about the The New York shirtwaist strike of 1909 also known as “The Uprising of the 20,000”. Workers, mostly Jewish women, led by Clara Lemlich and supported by the National Women’s Trade Union League of America (NWTUL), the strike began in November 1909. In February 1910, the NWTUL settled with the factory owners, gaining improved wages, working conditions, and hours. The end of the strike was followed only a year later by the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which exposed the plight of immigrant women working in dangerous and difficult conditions. Hence, now that ecen toy robots can solve complex movement tasks at lightning speed, garment workers can begin their traing as robot maintenance personnel, and a few will even still work. Watch the video and tell me this thing can’t be taught to make shirts 24/7.

Santa Claus Riot: “Ho! Ho! Ho! Take that you @%&$”

Featured Image: Santa Claus Background CREDIT: Petr Kratochvi SOURCE: (Public Domain)

Like the man said, you can’t make this stuff up. . . EDITOR

From The (NY) Daily News BY / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS


SEE IT: Men in Santa costumes, possibly part of SantaCon, fight near Union Square 

It was a brou-Ho-Ho.

A group of men wearing Santa suits got into a brawl near Union Square that was caught on video Saturday night, cops said. . . Read Complete Report with photos.

From youtube uploaded by Chris Lau

Santapocolypse NYC 2013

Published on Dec 14, 2013

Uploaded on the holiest of holidays, Santacon 2013.

Three Arrested, One Shot In Reported Rogers County Sasquatch Hunt

Featured Image: Photograph of an alleged Skunk Ape. Taken by David Shealy in Florida’s Big Cypress Swamp. SOURCE: The Shadowlands 

From News 9 ROGERS COUNTY, Oklahoma Posted: Nov 03, 2013 11:10 AM ESTUpdated: Nov 03, 2013 10:58 PM EST

Rogers County Sheriff’s Department arrested three people in what appears to be an accidental shooting. One of the men told deputies he’d shot his friend while the two were on a Sasquatch hunting expedition. . . .
Read Complete Report – Oklahoma City, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Dig a Little Deeper ~THEI Archive “Sasquatch”


Top Secret CIA Bank Robbing Operation (Video Report)

From youtube uploaded by The Young Turks

Published on Apr 26, 2013

Ana Kasparian ( and Cenk Uygur ( discuss a mysterious story about a man in Fairfax County Virginia who was hired by the “CIA” and paid $25,000 to rob banks. The massive scheme including Target, hacking and a sugar daddy is laid out and discussed by The Young Turks.

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Featured image: Marijuana bud. CREDIT: Cannabis Training University. SOURCE:Wikipedia Commons (Public Domain).

From The Blaze Sep. 1, 2013 4:43pm 


Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbansk

BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — A backyard marijuana grower is dead after being nearly decapitated by wire he’d strung on his property to protect his crop from intruders.

The 50-year-old man was driving an all-terrain vehicle in his backyard Saturday afternoon when he ran into the heavy-gauge but nearly invisible wire, said Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple. . . Read Complete Report/w Video.

Man torches $400 million nuke sub; Navy’s budget struggles for air (With Video)

Featured Image: USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the first nuclear-powered submarine. CREDIT: US NAVY SWOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain).

From CNN News By Emily Smith, CNN updated 7:18 AM EDT, Fri August 9, 2013

(CNN) — Casey James Fury simply didn’t want to be at work, and in the process cost the Navy nearly a half-billion dollars and one attack submarine.

Fury admitted to setting fire to the USS Miami, a nuclear sub, in May 2012 while it was in dry dock. He was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison in March and ordered to pay $400 million in restitution — roughly the cost of the damage.. . . Read Complete Report


Featured photo: Benidorm Twin-Towers. 47 story high-rise In Tempo, Spain. Designers forgot to include an elevator. SOURCE: youtube.

From The Blaze  By  Aug. 9, 2013 9:32am

At 47 stories, the In Tempo skyscraper in Spain is set to be the tallest residential building in the European Union.

But anyone living on floors 21 through 47 has a problem: to get any higher than the 20th floor, you have to take the stairs. . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded by Javier Rullan Ruano

Benidorm Twin Towers HD

Published on Apr 16, 2012

The highest residential building in Europe (200m)
Video of the construction of the tallest residential building in Europe to be called Intempo (200 m)


Retro: Obama Doesn’t Know His Own Birth Date! (Video Report)

Featured Image:Obama Hawaii. LOL. SOURCE:

LOL.  This reminds me of when I was 17. A friend had lent me his ID (No pictures in those days) so I could go out drinking with my buds. I spent a whole day learning my new “birth date”, then when I was carded at the door and the bouncer asked me the date of my birth I gave him my real birthday and changed only the year. Needless to say I didn’t do any partying at that bar that night. My point? Nobody forgets their real birth date. But then again, maybe Obama just didn’t have his current birth date at that time on his teleprompter. Or maybe it was just short turm memory loss due to all the weed he smoked. . . EDITOR

From youtube uploaded by amy2x . on Jul 17, 2011