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We owe the colorful Americanism â€œjerkwaterâ€ to the invention of the steam engine â€” an advancement that significantly accelerated travel by rail but also had its drawbacks. One drawback was that the boilers of the early locomotives needed to be refilled with water frequently, and water tanks were few and far between. As a result, the small trains that ran on rural branch lines often had to stop to take on water from local supplies. Such trains were commonly called â€œjerkwatersâ€ from the motion of jerking the water up in buckets from the supply to the engine. The derogatory use of â€œjerkwaterâ€ for things unimportant or trivial reflects the fact that these jerkwater trains typically ran on lines connecting small middle-of-nowhere towns.
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This is a documentary (yeah, so I’ve been on a kick lately….get off my back) on the cocaine trade starting in the early 70’s.Â Focusing on Miami, FL where the fun began.Â Interviews from cops, smugglers and some of Miami’s most dangerous criminalsÂ coupled with newstories of the day tell the horrific events that made Miami the murder capital of the world in the early 80’s.Â
Â Remarkable footage from local news archives along with evidence photos and real life accounts from theÂ gunmen themselvesÂ brings life to the cocaine wars of the 1980’s.Â Stunning to see theÂ escalation of the drug trade, the ignorance (andÂ corruption) of the US government and theÂ economic boom (and fall) of Miami.Â Puts a whole new spin on Miami Vice.Â Â Trailer after the jump. (more…)
Come out for your chance to win at the Derby Girl Double Date Auction With:
Juanna Rumbel & Angel Dustt
Athena DeCrime & Coco Bang Bang
Malice With Chains & Tori Adore
Gun Show Poe & Sonya MouthShut
and Riley Coyote and Gigantor
Dress up in your BEST costume and get your picture taken with our mascot Skella Tory!!!
Guarantee yourself a view from the front row and stroll in before everyone else with your VIP ticket! Choose one of the limited cushion seats reserved for VIPs! VIP Tickets Only Available Online – $25
Don’t forget about the party bus!
Be at the Cobra Lounge by 4pm.
To whom it may concern.Â I have some very sad news to relay to all of our friends.Â One of our favorite Milwaukee watering holes has closed.Â I am speaking about Bryant’s Lounge.Â Sadly our friends closed their doors this past week.Â Please see the artcile below for more details.
Although I have no intention of ever purchasing a Washlet, I have made more than oneÂ visit to this website over the past few days.Â A friend of mine pointedÂ me to it.Â If you view the site, be sure to view with sound.
The WashletÂ website is beautifully designed.Â Â In going to the site you will find that there are six artificially intelligent personalitiesÂ toÂ supply informational testimonials on the merits this new toilet technology.Â Â The characters are contstantly in motion as if they are living on your computer screen in an anxiously happy state…TheirÂ one purpose in life?…Â to give you the good news about the Washlet.Â I have developed a crush on the gal second from the left.
The guy third from left takes me laugh, and laugh…and laugh.Â Oh lordy… starving actors.
The Washlet is a toilet straight out of the 23rd century, and apparently they are already very common in Japan…go figure.Â
My brother Luke made a funny comment: “i know they’ve tested this on a the affluent and well groomed japenese.Â have they tested it on lazy, chilli eating, 300 pound americans?” Perhaps Luke’s Washlet will need a trip to the Monster Garage.