Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Year 2000 As Imagined In 1910

The National Library of France (BnF) has an amazing collection of prints from 1910 which depict life in the year 2000. They are credited to Villemard.

Back in 1910, Villemard started predicting the future on paper. With each brush stroke, an elegant picture of the future came to life. It is amazing how accurate these paintings are. Sure, we don’t have personal wings or flying machines (individual ones that is) just yet, and the cars are a bit different as well. However, the overall look of 2000 pretty much made perfect sense.

The accuracy of these images is not in the way they are drawn but in the toys, gadgets and gizmos that are depicted therein. I wish someone today would do the same thing and predict the future in a hundred years from now. That would give our children a chance to see how lame we were, and how off we were in predicting their future. I can’t stop looking at these masterpieces. They are just… oddly beautiful in so many ways.

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25 Hilarious Anti-Abortion Billboards

When the anti-abortion television commercials were broadcast first in the spring of 1992, one editorial writer warned that a new era for national political advertising had begun. Since that time, pro-life candidates for federal elective offices have broadcast political commercials that contain pictures of abortion or late-term aborted fetuses.

While many people may think that the controversy surrounding abortion has been only a recent moral issue, abortion has always been a hot topic among even ancient societies. Abortion can be traced to as far back as the ancient Romans and Greeks who were actually great proponents of it; some of the most famous philosophers of the day actually wrote about it positively.

Here is a selection of interesting, sometimes ridiculous billboards and signs.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

30 Funniest Lost and Found Pet Signs

It's always sad when your pet runs off, especially if he is a rodent masquerading as a cat. While we hope all the pets found their ways to safe homes, we're pretty sure these people shouldn't be in charge of anything that is alive and completely understand why they ran away.

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