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    Check this out. I am not sure which one is worse, the golf champ or the guy stole the driver. Even FedEx can not help...
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081112/...4UQhLxQfOs0NUE

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    Default Lunch on the Skyscraper - Once Upon A Time in America, Circa 1930s

    No Harness, no problem...But BOY AM I GLAD THAT I WASN'T INVITED FOR LUNCH !!
    Don't know if kwun is up to the challenge if he were Mr. Ebbets..

    (Some of you have probably seen these or a couple of these pics)..
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    The photos in this presentation, are real. Some of them are historical photographs and were made by Charles Ebbets in the early 1930’s. Most of them depict daily scenes of the workers who participated in the construction of the skyscrapers between 1920 and 1935.As you will see, the safety measures were somewhat peculiar and the photos were done trying to play down that situation.

    I title the first of the following photographs "Lunch atop a Skyscraper" or "Lunch at the top of a skyscraper". The author is Charles C. Ebbets. He is one of the more solid photographers of the world. The photographs were taken in New York, on September 29th 1932, and published in the New York Herald Tribune in the Sunday supplement of the Oct. 2nd of that year. It was taken on the 69th floor of the 70 floors that is the GE building in the Rockefeller Center.


    This is Charles Ebbets while taking some of these photographs

    And this one, is another mythical photo "Resting on the girder" of 1932


    Many of these images comprise the Bettmann file, founded by Otto Bettmann in 1936. It contains a collection of 11 million photographs and includes some of the best historical images of the United States. At the present time the file belongs to the Corbis company, property of Bill Gates.





















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    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    Check this out. I am not sure which one is worse, the golf champ or the guy stole the driver. Even FedEx can not help...
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081112/...4UQhLxQfOs0NUE
    Is it me or the did the article states that the golfer stole his driver(which had been stolen?)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hahahalol View Post
    Is it me or the did the article states that the golfer stole his driver(which had been stolen?)?
    It also means Poulter arranged to have it stolen

    "...Ian Poulter has pulled out of the Singapore Open after being unable to replace the driver he had stolen at the HSBC Champions Tournament in Shanghai..."

    Take out the 'he had'... and the sentence reads right

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
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    I title the first of the following photographs "Lunch atop a Skyscraper" ....
    Some of them fellas are smoking!!
    Don't they know that's dangerous?!?

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    Default warning to younger viewers

    be happy of what u have
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    Hang Mioku, now 48, had her first plastic surgery procedure when she was 28; hooked from the beginning she moved to Japan where she had further operations - mostly to her face.

    Following operation after operation, her face was eventually left enlarged and disfigured, but she would still look at herself in the mirror and think she was beautiful.

    Eventually the surgeons she visited refused to carry out any more work on her and one suggested that her obsession could be a sign of a psychological disorder.

    When she returned home to Korea the surgery meant Hang's features had changed so much that her own parents didn't recognise her.

    After realising that the girl with the grossly swollen face was indeed their daughter her horrified parents took her to a doctor. Once again the possibility that Hang had a mental disorder was raised and she started treatment.

    However, this treatment was too expensive for her to keep up and she soon fell back into old ways.

    Amazingly, she found a doctor who was willing to give her silicone injects and, what's more, he then gave her a syringe and silicone of her own so she could self-inject.

    When her supply of silicone ran out Hang resorted to injecting cooking oil into her face.

    Her face became so grotesquely large that she was called "standing fan" by children in her neighbourhood - due to her large face and small body.

    As Hang's notoriety spread she was featured on Korean TV. Viewers seeing the report took mercy on her and sent in enough donations to enable her to have surgery to reduce the size of her face.

    During the first procedure surgeons removed 60g of foreign substance from Hang's face and 200g from her neck.

    After several other sessions her face was left greatly reduced but still scarred and disfigured.

    And it would seem that even Hang can now see the damage she has done; she now says that she would simply like her original face back.
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    Curious of what her original face look like???
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    The Korean lady's tale reminds us of another wacko's story!
    Michael Jackson

    Think of the ridiculous lengths to which he went to create a 'better' face

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    Can You Read the truth lies behind this misplaced words...................................


    I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dato Asbullah View Post
    Can You Read the truth lies behind this misplaced words...................................


    I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
    Hnoselty, I tohuhgt tihs was one of tohse rgeluar pstos by our goegre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhand View Post
    Hnoselty, I tohuhgt tihs was one of tohse rgeluar pstos by our goegre
    ho, si ti?
    I tohuhgt fi I psto tihs, 1 merbem nmeda odhland iwll dleete tihs psto ofr em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post

    It's funny how you see some flooring on the lower floors, yet they're still having lunch on the beam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hahahalol View Post
    It's funny how you see some flooring on the lower floors, yet they're still having lunch on the beam.
    lucky he didnt go hahahalol or he'll fall off, hahahalol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhand View Post
    The Korean lady's tale reminds us of another wacko's story!
    Michael Jackson
    well, MJ looks a bit better than her because his face was wrecked by professionals She was just a DIY'er

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    Thumbs up Double Harmony

    Magical voices

    Koreans Sumi Jo and Lee Ah-Kyung performing The Flower Duet (from the opera Lakmé by Léo Delibes)... truly amazing!

    And I thought no one did it better than Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhand View Post
    Magical voices

    Koreans Sumi Jo and Lee Ah-Kyung performing The Flower Duet (from the opera Lakmé by Léo Delibes)... truly amazing!

    And I thought no one did it better than Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne
    That's some right pretty singing.
    But their facial expressions could scare a boatful of Somali pirates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fidget View Post
    That's some right pretty singing.
    But their facial expressions could scare a boatful of Somali pirates!
    what kind of wine would u suggest to go with that video?

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