After Oregon’s ‘Slightly Exaggerated’ campaign that I wrote about previously, here’s a few more out-takes and additions.
Lot #375 – This Ford Station Wagon re-creation is based on the car in the movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. It’s powered by a 5.0-liter 8-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission.
And lest you forget the source…
The nonprofit Mental Health America recently ranked Oregon the worst in the country for mental illness rates and how little access to help for it we provide. That study says we have some of the worst rates for homelessness, high school graduations, and child abuse. All of which link to mental illnesses.
Sadly, it is not surprising when you see the masses of homeless camps, mentally ill, and drug addicted wandering the streets in downtown Portland. The famous movie ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest’ was filmed in Salem Oregon – which some said was one of the big nails in the coffins for state-sponsored mental health services.
Read some of the sad history of Oregon’s Mental Health services here:
Saki is a great author – I think he’s due for a re-discovery. He’s a humorist author that wrote around the turn of the century, but his biting wit and description of high society social foibles is timeless. Here’s a clip:
Clovis continued, “My mother is thinking of getting married.”
His host responded, “Again!”
“It’s the first time.”
“Of course, you ought to know. I was under the impression that she’d been married once or twice at least.”
“Three times, to be mathematically exact. I meant that it was the first time she’d thought about getting married; the other times she did it without thinking.
Have you ever wanted to see what’s behind doors that were locked in your favorite games, or see where that monster came from down the tunnel that you could not go?
Slippy Slides has a YouTube channel which is super cool. He plays all your favorite games, in noclip/fly mode and reveals all kinds of secrets. Mario Cart, Resident Evil, The Evil Within, Alien Isolation, Grand Theft Auto, and others. Check it out!
You might have seen videos or guides online about the propane or MAPP gas gun. It emits a tiny fireball that goes through a tube before diffusing with a loud bang. The man who came up with the idea is Al Stahler, and now he’s taking orders for custom made Plasma Poppers.
Buy one from Al for only $395 (though they’re shockingly easy to make)
Listen to user feedback to discover where there are user pain points; but DON’T listen to their solutions. Look at the deeper truth of what is causing pain and fix that.