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    • August 20, 2013 2:24 PM CDT
    • Anyone wanna try this and report back how well it worked?

       

      Originally posted here.

       

      Glassware can get pretty expensive especially if you’re in college and always getting sh*t faced and breaking your glasses. Start just using your empty beer bottles and turning them into your new glasses.  Look dope, easy to make and cheap! Follow these 5 easy steps.

       

      Step 1 – Grab a beer bottle preferably with thick glass such as corona bottles.  Tie a string just above the label on the empty bottle.
       
      Step 1 – Grab a beer bottle preferably with thick glass such as corona bottles. Tie a string just above the label on the empty bottle.
      Step 2 – Keep the string tied and soak it in lighter fluid.
       
      Step 2 – Keep the string tied and soak it in lighter fluid.
      Step 3 – Put the string back on the bottle and hold it horizontally.  Light the sting rotating the bottle so the flame spreads.  You should hear the bottle crack slightly in about 10 seconds.
       
      Step 3 – Put the string back on the bottle and hold it horizontally. Light the sting rotating the bottle so the flame spreads. You should hear the bottle crack slightly in about 10 seconds.
      Step 4 – After you hear the crack, pour cold water on the string and the top of the bottle will fall off.
       
      Step 4 – After you hear the crack, pour cold water on the string and the top of the bottle will fall off.
      Step 5 – Now grab sandpaper and sand the edges of the bottle till it is smooth.
       
      Step 5 – Now grab sandpaper and sand the edges of the bottle till it is smooth.
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      Some interesting comments on that article. Read them. Here's one:
       
      This is a fun idea for crafts and "party tricks", but not for something you are going to put to your lips like drinkware. Due to the way you "stress " the glass apart, small chips can pop from the lip long after you are done making them- cracks too :( Use a bottle cutter, or a tile saw instead:) Want to see what else is possible w/ recycled bottles? Go to http://antiquitaglass.com/

      Someone else recommended NOT putting these in the dishwasher for the same reason (micro cracks along the edge of the glass).

      Anyway, I haven't tried this, so be careful out there! Maybe we'll see this on Mythbusters sometime soon.

    • August 20, 2013 11:12 AM CDT
    • Dammit. Some of the pics in this thread got lost on the import from Ning to SocialEngine. Sorry about that, guys. Feel free to post them again, though. Lovin' these! :)

    • August 19, 2013 2:29 PM CDT
    • There's some really shitty articles on Cracked, and sometimes really great.  Today there was a terrific one and this thread reminded me of it: http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-reasons-news-looks-worse-than-it-really-is/

       

      When it comes to politics, religion and conspiracy theories, trying to convince somebody why they're wrong never works. It doesn't matter how wrong they are...THEY think they're right, and they'll also think that you're an asshole...which means your correct points will never get through to them. You're better off just posting what you'd like to say and  never returning to the thread,  hoping that at least one person gets something out of it...because reading peoples replies will just be infuriating and ruin your day. It's the exact reason why I hid 85% of my facebook friends from the newsfeed section. I was so sick and tired of reading peoples stupid political opinions...I had to just eliminate them completely from my view.

    • August 15, 2013 4:55 PM CDT
    • ......Lewis , of course , DID prove himself as a serious actor in "King of Comedy".

      "There are only TWO Kings of Comedy. Redd Foxx and me." Rudy Ray Moore.

      "Lenny Bruce , Jackie Mason , Jack Benny , Phil Silvers, Joe E.Ross .....and Jerry Lewis , not so much." me.

    • August 12, 2013 11:31 PM CDT
    • "The Day The Clown Cried" , the unreleased 1972 Jerry Lewis production , in which he playes a washed - up German or Polish (?) hasbeen circus clown in The 30's , who's overheard by a Member of the SS , drunkenly running down Hitler and his regime. He's arrested , thrown in a prison camp , and forced to entertain the children , in an effort to get their minds off their own impending doom.  Does'nt sound like a terrible epremise for a film , but , by all accounts (The pitiful few who've seen it), IT WAS.   Lewis said that he believed so strongly in the project , he went so far as to say it was the film we was born to make. A handful of critics saw the film , and all agreed it was tasteless , and that Lewis' ego kept it from showing any credibility , even if , possibly , he really believed he should shed aside his comic image (Itself bordering on washed up status , by then. I  guess I'm just being kind.) to do a serious picture to give the public an idea of what his people went through , what would have been only some 35 YEARS EARLIER. Even if the movie had to be about a clown. The clown in question is forced to lead the children into the ovens , then follow them to his own death. How many movies , up to that point , dealt with the Holocaust so directly? Even in such an unlikely manner?

      It just had to be Jerry Lewis who'd make that early attempt .

       

      About 8 minutes of production footage (From Flemish TV) just turned up on You Tube. It's largely of Lewis directing himself in his celebrated psuedo - Emmet Kelley Bum makeup. But , Lewis owns the only known existing copy of the entire film , and has sworn he will not let it be seen in , or after , his time. The dialogue from the documentary footage is in French , with German subtitles , but Jerry Lewis , of course , speaks in English (He mutters "Shit"at 6:00! ).Sorry I could'nt post it here , myself , but your brief search will pay off , particularly with a brief appearances by Serge Gainsbourgh and Jane Birkin , visitors to teh set. This , and another brief behind the scenes clip , just under one minute long , are all we're likely to ever see. 

    • August 12, 2013 8:07 PM CDT
    • Tersicore said:

      Oh, i didn´t know she died! Shot down by cancer, terrible!
      I think she was a beautiful lioness, and liked a lot her intriguing eyes with a slight squint.

      beside from the classical i still remember how i got impressed with Trilogy of Terror as a kid!.
      rest in peace, Karen.

       

      Well said . John. Thank you for the cool picture.

      Karen Black

       

    • August 12, 2013 8:06 PM CDT
    • Lutz Vipinderwoman said:

      THAT! is very weird, I just watched Trilogy of Terror last Saturday (Aug 3) and was intrigued by her, so I watched a ton of other Karen Black movies the rest of last week.  I got into a Karen Black kick actually. What a strange coincidence?!

       

      Strange , but sad. : ( 

       

    • August 12, 2013 2:17 PM CDT
    • Probably everyone's favorite of the Trilogy (my favorite anyway):

    • August 12, 2013 3:52 AM CDT
    • Oh, i didn´t know she died! Shot down by cancer, terrible!
      I think she was a beautiful lioness, and liked a lot her intriguing eyes with a slight squint.

      beside from the classical i still remember how i got impressed with Trilogy of Terror as a kid!.
      rest in peace, Karen.

      Karen Black

    • August 12, 2013 3:05 AM CDT
    • THAT! is very weird, I just watched Trilogy of Terror last Saturday (Aug 3) and was intrigued by her, so I watched a ton of other Karen Black movies the rest of last week.  I got into a Karen Black kick actually. What a strange coincidence?!

    • August 11, 2013 6:39 PM CDT
    • OK , maybe you all knew this , but , I had'nt heard much about it , myself.

      Karen Black , who starred or co - starred in everything from Cult Classics , "Five Easy Pieces" and "Easy Rider" , Mainstream hits like"The Great Gatsby",and Hitchcock's swansong , "Family Plot" to 70's Horror like the reviled "Burnt Offerings" and the celebrated "Trilogy of Terror" , not to mention countless , largely forgotten , B-pictures , passed away after a brutal bout with Cancer , for which her Husband tried to raise funds online to cover her medical expenses.  Black never became the big star her fans thought she should have been , but her detractors were rarely satisfied , either. Unconventionally pretty , perhaps she was'nt regarded as the Hollywood ideal of a modern sex symbol (An extremely silly notion). A band was even named after her , The Voluptous Horror of Karen Black , best known for full frontal nudity on stage (And,, um , no, I never saw them.).

    • August 11, 2013 4:09 PM CDT
    • VERY SAD . IT'S THE END OF AN ERA , THOUGH KITTEN'S STILL WITH US. I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE MET RUSS MEYER AND TURA SATANA , AND THEY REALLY WERE LARGER THAN LIFE PERSONALITIES. HAJI SEEMED TO BE MORE LOW KEY , THOUGH CERTAINLY NOT BECAUSE SHE HAD'NT RETAINED HER EXOTIC BEAUTY. SHE HAD.  SHE WAS ALSO A GREAT SUPPORTER OF  RIGHTS FOR DOGS , DOMESTICATED AND IN SEARCH OF HOMES. AND , LIKE PAM GRIER , HER APPEARANCE IN "BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS "WAS CRIMINALLY BRIEF. STILL , IT TURNS OUT , SHE APPEARED IN MORE OF MEYER'S FILMS THAN ANY OF HIS CELEBRATED STARLETS.

    • August 10, 2013 5:32 PM CDT
    • And then there were none....

    • August 10, 2013 3:58 PM CDT
    • Damn...

      http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2013/08/haji_russ_meyer_faster_pussyca.php

       

      RIP Haji

    • July 11, 2013 10:54 AM CDT
    • Thanx!

    • July 11, 2013 8:51 AM CDT
    • GO Here:

      Guitar Wolf's SPACESHIP GUITAR ---> whenever it lands in your orbit, the vending machine at dock #W-ZERO should have some, right next to the JET BEER dump. *Manufactured on the planet of the Wolves, by Gakulan laserEYE Co. Heat resistant up to 5.000.000 degrees, outgoing and incoming.

      Seriously though, no idea. Could be any biker thing. They must be still in production, as I can't see them being the same ones from 20 years ago, with all that wild moving and grooving' goin on. The jackets are Schott 613's though. There's even a special "GW" model.

    • July 10, 2013 4:52 PM CDT
    • Where to find them?  Those sunglasses are iconic. 

    • July 4, 2013 11:10 AM CDT
    • Genesee Cream Ale is gross. I buy a cheap 30-pack of it and keep it in the shed in case my bandmates stop over. I will admit that when the Packers won the Super Bowl the last time, i had been on the wagon for about 8 months, and fell off with some big cans of Genessee Cream Ale and Ice, because it had just made its way to Wisconsin at that point and i hadn't had it yet. The price is right though, and, as the Ross the Boss of the Dictators once said, "sometimes quantity IS quality!" ((i think it was Ross the Boss, anyway!))

    • July 3, 2013 10:15 PM CDT

    • if your ever passing through rochester, ny, the home of harmonica lewinski, the chester field kings, pig banshee, the priests, teenage junkies, bad taste, the televisionaries, st philips escalator, the absolutes, bad taste, and flip shit, grab yourself a genny. genesee brewery is a local brewery to rochester, ny. our favorite kinds of beers they offer are: genny red eye, a genesee cream ale, or if in spring season, a genny bock!

    • June 27, 2013 4:00 AM CDT
    • DAMN, look at this whacked out piece of Videogame trash art called KILLER IS DEAD: 

      Insane stuff by the people that brought you NO MORE HEROES & SHADOWS OF THE DAMNED. Japanese gangster overdrive action is sure to take place. Go to about 1:50 of the trailer for some in game bits and loads of crazy shit. Sorry Kopper, there's no Wii version planned... 

      WEBSITE: http://www.loveandkill.com/us/index.php

    • June 21, 2013 12:53 AM CDT
    • What did I watch? Hmmm"Mothra Vs. Godzilla" (aaka "Godzilla Vs. The Thing.") , the Japanese version. "A FACE IN THE CROWD " with Andy Griffith , Patricia Neal and Walter Mathau. Andy is OVERTHE TOP !!!!  i THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO START LAUGHING AT HIS OWN JOKES !  

      I CAN'T RECOMMEND THIS FILM HIGHLY ENOUGH.

      JUST FINISHED THE AB FAB box set. YEAH , I'M STRAIGHT.  AND I LOVE AB FAB. WHAT OF IT?!       BUT , TO ASSERT MY MACHO DEMEANOR , I ALSO JUST WATCHED THIN LIZZY , LIVE AT ROCKPALAST , '81. THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY OUT BY THEN , BUT , IT'S A  GOOD PERFORMANCE. PLUS , THEY DO "TRoUBLE BOYS" by Dave Edmunds. 

      A while back , I watched "Elvis , Prince From a Another Planet" , a DOCUMENTARY OF , AMAZINGLY , HIS ONLY NYC APPEARANCE (Barring TV spots.) AT mADISON SQUARE GARDEN. HE REALLY PEAKED , EARLY , IN HIS POSTROCK COMEBACK. '69 and '7O WOULD HAVE BEEN THE TIME TO SEE HIM , IF YOU HAD A TIME MACHINE MADE IN vEGAS. IN '72 , HIS MARRIAGE WAS FALLING APART , HE WAS PUTTING ON WEIGHT, HE WAS SELF - MEDICATING , BUT , HE LOOKED AND SOUNDED GOOD IN THE RESTORED FAN FOOTAGE FROM THE MSG CONCERT. LENNY KAYE , WHO ATTENDED THE SHOW , IS BROUGHT IN AS A CONSULTANT , AND WROTE THE LINERS.....TOO BAD NOBODY GOT FOOTAGE OF ELVIS MAKING SNIDE REMARKS AT HIS NEW LABELMATE , DAVID BOWIE , IN FULL ZIGGY CARB (WHAT WAS HE THINKING?!) . THE SET INCLUDES THE TWO COMMERCIALLY RELEASED CDs OF THE SHOW , WITH CLEANED UP SOUND.

    • June 10, 2013 1:44 PM CDT
    • Fuggin' HEMLOCK GROVE on Netflix is excellent, complex, gory and obviously not made by or for the usual idiots. Also I like GIRLS, NURSE JACKIE, GAME OF TITS...err...GAME OF THRONES

      (tons of gore and nudity) 

    • June 10, 2013 1:40 PM CDT
    • Lords of Salem was incredibly psychedelic and cryptic--the kind of film that they don't make anymore and that rubs a lot of modern audiences the wrong way without everything being predicable and spelled all out for you. Definitely a cut above the rest and goes right where almost all modern horror films since the 80's have gone wrong.

    • June 7, 2013 1:25 PM CDT
    • Thanks. You see , "In Flame" had , I believe , an extremely limited run in the states when it came out , but , if it did , at all , it was too British and too bleak, even for their American fans (Of which my Brother was one. He had all but their first two LPs , which were VERY hard to find ,here. i DON'T EVEN HAVE "BALLZY' , and people say it's just as well......).....They'd have probably done better with subtitles , HA HA (I UNDERSTAND MOST  OF IT.) . I remember hearing so much about Slade around 73 - 74 , I thought they'd already made it here. "Jane " and "Noize" made the top 100  and I remember them both getting moderate airplay. But , like most people , here ,I finally saw the movie when it was released on DVD. i , TOO, WAS SURPRISED TO FIND IT WAS not HUMORLESS , BUT NOT REFLECTIVE OF THE NUTTER PERSONALITIES THEY , ESPECIALLY DAVE , CONVEYED. Still , their acting abilities are  surprising.

      Noddy's portrayal of a Screaming Lord Sutch type character is telling (as well as fun.). It's like he's saying , I will not become an Oldies or Cabaret act like the early English Rockers , I will ride out into the sunset. How D'you Ride?

      But , that would never happen. You don't think the REAL Slade would get half a million Pounds , or more , to do a one - off reunion gig? They don't even know how huge it'd be.I heard they were offered Reading , but Noddy refused to do it , unless they were following , not preceding , Bon Jovi. You  know the Jersey Boys would have jumped in the ocean and swam home , rather than follow even an underrehearsed Slade. Well , when they were still (Barely) together, I'd hoped they'd do one club tour of The US.....Andy Scott's Sweet already had. They packed the place in '89 OR '90 , WITH JUST TWO ORIGINAL MEMBERS.
       
      Andy Climax said:

      Yer spot on there John. Watched it last night (again). Big thing over here about Slade and their influence, over the Christmas period last year and I recorded it all. Very very bleak movie but definitely worth anyone's attention. Mama we're all Crazeeeeeee Now!
       
      John Battles said:

      Got to mention "Slade in Flame". What was hoped to be a Beatlesque/Marx Bros. if they were Geordies comic romp is a BLACK comedy , often BLEAK. BUT VERY WORTHY OF YOUR ATTENTION.

    • June 7, 2013 6:12 AM CDT
    • Cant get the embedded for reasons that will become obvious. This caused a real stink in Britain a few years back. Chris Morris at his very very dark best. If you don't understand irony and are easily offended, don't watch. Morris takes a very sideways swipe at how media can often enflame very passionate subjects and throws it right back in their faces. Genius!

      http://youtu.be/N-lroPLKs58