Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Thinker's true origins...

That's right, it's a history lesson people, so pay attention, will ya?! Natuba member skysmile has shed some light on the true origins of Rodin's "The Thinker" sculpture.

This masterpiece, originally titled "The Poet," was meant to represent Dante at the gates of hell, pondering his poem, "The Divine Comedy."

Today, "The Thinker" is synonymous with Philosophy. So that's the history, right? Sure, of his adult life... what about when he was a kid?

Enter skysmile's photo:

In his younger and more vulnerable years, The Thinker apparently still did a lot of his thinking on the can.

If those tiled walls could talk, they'd probably say, "He just wasn't sure if he was finished 'making.' "

Thank you, skysmile, for enlightening us all. Now we must do our part and correct history.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

That's a huuuuuuuuuuge disk!

This monstrosity comes to us courtesy of Natuba member jgiardina.

When it comes to technology, size does matter... but smaller is better. The Michael Jackson thumb drive surely holds a few billion times more information.

Chances are this disk could house important documents like your name, phone number, and if you're lucky your full address. Sure, sure, with time comes better technology, but let's be honest - this thing is massive, and might as well be an LP. Thomas Edison managed to fit much more on his version, and it played music... 100 years prior!

Thanks for sharing, jgiardina. I expect to see a 200 pound abacus next week.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's a tie!

We have two pictures of the week. They both come from Natuba member xmdan. First up, we have a "redneck engagement ring."

The state of Florida proudly presents this beautiful rock that you won't find in your local jewelry store, but you are likely to find one on top of your favorite canned beverage.

Don't want to dish out the dough for the fancy shmancy wooden box nor a 6-pack? No problem; check the ground of your local trailer park. Boy is this lucky gal's brother gonna be jealous of their father!

Next, comes what appears to be the world's first pole dancer.

While prostitution might be the world's oldest profession, stripping must've been a close second. You would think it'd be the other way around, but the hieroglyphics shed some light on this ancient enigma.

The two buildings, sombrero, and eye clearly state the facts: back then, installing poles were more expensive than finding a dark alley in a shady part of town. Some things never change.

Thankfully, we finally have an answer to the age-old question, "Which came first, the stripper or the prostitute?" Now, we can all rest easy knowing it was indeed the prostitute. And you heard it here first at Natuba!

Thanks, xmdan, those are great finds. Keep 'em coming!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Busty Vegas dealer

This week's Picture of the... uhh... Week is brought to us by Natuba member corywright. Here, we see a ridiculous 10-card bust by a Vegas blackjack dealer.

This amazing feat included 5 straight aces. While the dealer may have lost the hand, I'm pretty sure that's still a sign to get up and slowly back away from the table.

Thanks for sharing, corywright. We hope you didn't stick around that table too much longer.

Honorable mention goes to Natuba member rakesh.

That's right, it's a Michael Jackson USB flash drive. Who would've thought the "Thriller" album cover would have made it all the way to a USB drive packaging cover?! Let the shameless marketing commence (as if it hadn't already).