Monday, January 30, 2012

If Today's News Has Taught Us Anything

  It's that having a group of young, naked dudes standing in front of an old, fully-clothed dude is probably not such a hot idea.

"Hey, is it cold in here or is it just me?
And, how 'bout you get your frikkin' hand off my shoulder?  This is creepy enough as it is."

I mean, it's not like it's the 18th Century anymore.


  1. It makes you wonder what was going on at the Mint Factory, if this is the type of handiwork they produced, eh!

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  2. It is amazing how some things haven't changed since 1805. They don't put it currency anymore though, they just post it to Twitter.

  3. Man, that caption actually killed me, hilarious stuff Al. I'm not sure what news it is you're referring too, but you're right that being naked in a group around a clothed old dude certainly doesn't sound too hot an idea to me.

  4. @Anne - right?!

    Maybe it was an audition for the porn industry. That started around 1801, didn't it? ;)

  5. LOL hmmm maybe it was some tribe where only the old dudes could wear clothes, right of passage?

    They do seem to be posing for him though, scary.

  6. It’s not the type of coin I would want to call heads or tails for that matter....

  7. @Jenny: Yeah, especially since they have nowhere to put their mints. Maybe that's what the old guy is handing out. By the way, I just signed up-thanks for the reminder!
    @Anne: They had naked dudes on money? I guess they stopped doing that because if you rubbed the coin hard enough, it got bigger. Talk about inflation.
    @Yeamie: Read Eva's comment. That kinda news. Plus, there's been some icky stuff done by some priests.
    @Eva: I'll be honest-that's what went through my mind. Interestingly enough, this was a commemorative plate from the University of Pennsylvania.
    @Bea: Oh's much longer than that (pardon the pun). The Romans in Pompeii had a mural of some guy plunking his little gladiator on a scale of fruit.
    @Pat: Yeah, if you can guess the magic word, slay a wolf, and do a card trick, you get a pair of britches.
    @BL: On the other side of the coin, the old guy is naked. Ewwww....

  8. What exactly was he inspecting anyway?! Weirdo...hahaha.

  9. Short arm inspection. Oh...ah...ewwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. What's worse, there's another one right next to it. Plus, I saw one at a middle school. Yeesh! What were the designers thinking?? You may sorta recognize the old dude as Benjamin Franklin. Funny, I read that he liked the French ladies.

  11. That's Ben Franklin? I thought it was a Catholic priest. Silly me.

  12. Homosexual orgies were common back in the day I guess.

    Either that or old men had some interesting kinks.

  13. Might have been even worse if the old dude had been naked too.

  14. Nice photo of you at the top, though ! :)

  15. Someone at the Mint's fantasy, maybe? What's he looking for? Is that a ruler he's holding?

  16. Yeah, and he should maybe back up a little too, depending on how ...

  17. @Robyn: You say Catholic priest, Eva says Sandusky. Yep, that's the news to which I refer.
    @DWei: I guess they had to do something before they invented football.
    @Jenny; Oh...ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
    @Valentina: I think he's just happy to see them.
    @Anthony: At least he wasn't sitting on that chair upside-down. Come to think of it, he may have dug it.

  18. I can't really tell what's going on there. Is the man in the chair holding a magnifying glass in his left hand?

  19. His eyeballs ARE making a beeline to the first guy's junk, huh?

  20. At first I thought the image was supposed to be Judgment Day or something, but that would mean God is wearing an 18th century coat and stockings. So what the hell IS that scene supposed to be anyway?

  21. It was struck by the University of Pennsylvania as a reward for winning some sort of athletic event (I think a track thing because football players of necessity need to wear clothes). The old guy looks like Ben Franklin (which makes sense since it's Pennsylvania), but the whole thing just skeeves me right the frik out.

  22. I'll never look at coins and awards the same way again.

  23. Come on, there's nothing gay about a naked man shaking an old man's hand while another naked man rubs his shoulders. Winning an award is stressful.

  24. @Beer: What's missing is the word balloon above the old guy's head: "Hey, I didn't want to shake your HAND."
    Or a thought balloon above the third naked guy's head: "I wish they'd hurry up. I want a turn."
    @AC: I know. At least Canadian coins have pictures of loons on them. Naked loons. Hey, wait a second....

  25. Great blog! Just stumbled across it, following you now and going back to read older posts!

  26. Thanks! Hope you like what you see (well, except for the naked dudes above). Back at'cha!

    1. Hey Al, I've been away and I missed your humor. I think the old dude is Barney Frank.

  27. Ha! That's on the 21st century version!

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