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Tue
18
Dec '12

Fairy Tale Casualty

SUBMITTED BY: Peter and Nancy B.   LOCATION: Glen, New Hampshire (2012) “Police described the vehicle as plump and orange with no license plates…”  (Sorry, we can’t be any more clever than that. Vehicular homicide and drunk driving jokes don’t play well with our demographic).

Fri
6
Jan '12

I dare you to bite my finger!

SUBMITTED BY: Allison Scott    LOCATION: Orlando, Florida (2012) Allison’s father, David, looks more like he is mocking the facial expressions of the T-Rex than he is acting terrified. (David Meerman Scott is the author of “The New Rules of Marketing & PR.”)

Mon
16
May '11

Puritan Justice

SUBMITTED BY: Darren Garnick   LOCATION: Plymouth, Mass. (~1978) Why is it that so many “living history” theme parks glorify the hazing and humiliation of the past? Sticking your kids’ wrists between two slabs of wood was the 17th Century equivalent of taking away video game privileges for a week. Yesterday’s torture is today’s charming nostalgia… [...]