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What was the power source?
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The problem of high speed has always been keeping the damn thing on the tracks
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Invention of the selfie stick, late 40ies:

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Selfie rope (it activated the shutter)
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If you look even more closely, its obviously a selfie-penis.

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Slept with the enemy. It's from Sancheville, 1945 I presume.
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Pairs well with Billy Beer:

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1951, circumstances unknown.
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It's About Time, that's Imogene Coca and Joe E. Ross. Created by the late great Sherwood Schwartz, who also gave us Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch.
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1951, circumstances unknown.
Perhaps related to the Orange Bowl and/or Orange Bowl Parade.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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It's a toss up. On one hand that. On the other hand no smoking or crashing.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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If you think about what rich people (really rich) have on their private planes, the future actually is pretty amazing

Then consider Air Force one

It’s the cattle cars for common people that suck
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For example

https://www.executivetraveller.com/insi ... ts-own-spa

There are chefs, massage therapist, and more on flights
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To follow Anaxagora's lead about luxury flight, some pictures from the Hindenburg:

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Dining room

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Lounge

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Cabin

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Bar

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Source: https://www.boredpanda.com/inside-hinde ... otographs/ (more pics)


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You would definitely need diapers then
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I know my point will never be acknowledged, but certainly the wealthy (who the airlines were courting) travel in even better style than the fifties
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I mean they have saunas and and a jacuzzi on the jet
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But is it a joke or a serious rule?
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:52 pm But is it a joke or a serious rule?
Serious rule.
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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At the Democrat Convention in 1956, Sinatra was greeted by Speaker of the House, Sam Rayburn, who had the audacity to place his hand on Sinatra’s shoulder.

“Hands off the threads, creep.”
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Don't know about Rickles. Heard the story from Steyn last night.
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Soviet population density map, 1926:

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Very very slightly
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