A Little Friday File Fun (08/07)

August 7, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand worth:

Arthur S Mole and John D Thomas have taken some incredible pictures of thousands of soldiers forming icons of American history. Arthur’s great nephew Joseph Mole, 70, says: “In the picture of the Statue of Liberty there are 18,000 men: 12,000 of them in the torch alone, but just 17 at the base. The men at the top of the picture are actually half a mile away from the men at the bottom.

MORE at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/5940073/Mole-and-Thomas-living-pictures-formed-by-thousands-of-US-soldiers.html

The Onion reports: “We’ve Got Some Great News For Those Employees Who Hate Our 401(k) Matching Program”

p.s. if you’re not familiar with the publication, the Onion is a satirical publication – this is NOT a real story.

MORE at http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion/weve_got_some_great_news_for

And then there's pictures accompanied by music....providing something you don't see (or hear) every day - Shakespeare meets heavy metal.

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You know those marvelous clips of building demolitions? Where these massive structures just seem to fold in on top of themselves?

This isn't one of those. And if you can't view the video below, try


You know those marvelous clips of tall buildings being demolished in such a way that there's nothing but a pile of rubble left waiting to be hauled away?

This isn't one of those, either. If you can't view the below video, try


How not to wash your car.

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...and here's a couple of thousand more...

- - - Somewhere in the UK, a group of ducklings took a rest on a floating log - - - but one couldn't quite work up the courage to jump off and rejoin his (her?) brothers (sisters?) - - - setting in motion a water rescue that will make you saw "awwwwww…"MORE at http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?CUTE_PICTURE_ALERT:_Hero_mum_rescues_her_stranded_duckling&in_article_id=715667&in_page_id=34

TRIVIAL PURSUITSWhile "Camaro" is a word with a meaning, when it was unveiled journalists were said to have asked Chevrolet product managers "What is a Camaro?"

Their response was classic:

In announcing the Camaro, Chevrolet General Manager Pete Estes reportedly said that Chevrolet chose the name in keeping with other car names beginning with the letter C such as the Corvair, Chevelle, Chevy II, and Corvette. He claimed the name, "suggests the comradeship of good friends as a personal car should be to its owner" and that "to us, the name means just what we think the car will do... Go!"

However, perhaps not finding that to be a compelling rationale, when journalists asked "What is a Camaro?" - they were told it was "a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs (1) ."

(1) the Ford Mustang, of course, being the vehicle that GM hoped to "dethrone" with its new entry).

Today happens to be "Middle Child's Day" - a day set aside to for those whose birth order places them squarely in the "middle."

MORE at http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/August/middlechildday.htm

p.s. not sure how official this is, however - it doesn't even seem to be a "Hallmark holiday."