Strange Inventions From the Past

 

Here is an ice mask from 1947 used to cure hangovers. Looks kind of pleasant

 

This fancy baby carriage from 1931 might not be so stylish but you can go for a stroll without worrying about gas attacks!

A single wheeled motorcycle from 1931 kind of looks like that one thing from South Park…

 

Protect your face from snow storms in 1939!

 

Protect your cigarette from the rain with this handy device. (1939)

Is this brilliant or is it just me? You wear these and can read laying down, I need some for my laptop. (1936)

 

This gun takes a picture when it is fired from 1938.

 

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A few movies and series have stuck with me over the years and many of them my friends haven’t seen. Some of these movies are really great that you might not have heard of. I think everyone should watch them.

 

 

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

This movie is about a couple getting their minds erased. It stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. It’s sad and very gripping for people who have had broken hearts. The movie is abstract and requires your full attention to truly be appreciated.

9/10 on my personal scale

Donnie Darko

This movie is a dark drama about a boy who starts to see things. It’s a series of events that all tie together. It’s kind of out there and a little disturbing but very interesting concepts.

7/10

Momento

Momento is a fantastic movie about a man with anterograde amnesia. (AKA the same disorder Dori from nemo has) He can’t put short term memories in to long term but this doesn’t stop him from a quest of trying to avenge his murdered wife. It is very artistic and really puts the viewer in the mind of someone with a memory disorder.

8.5/10

 

The Man From Earth

This is a trippy movie that is just about dialogue. I didn’t think I could ever sit through a movie of just boring talking but I loved it and would watch it again.  It’s about a professor who gathers his academic friends to reveal to them that he has been living since prehistoric times and does not age. Obviously his claim is met with skepticism which leads to very interesting conversation topics.

8/10

 

 

A Very Long Engagement

This is a French film that has some of the most fantastic use of imagery I have ever seen in a movie. It is about a woman’s quest to find out what happened to her lover during WW1 after he was sent to the front lines. It has mystery, drama, action and that “make-your-heart-ache” romance.

10/10

 

Amelie

This also stars the same actress Audrey Tautou and also in French. It is about a very shy girl who secretly dabbles in people’s lives. It’s very interesting and whenever I watch it I am reminded to appreciate little things. It’s a great movie.

9/10

 

 

The Fall

I love love love this movie. It’s based in the early 1900′s and is about a stuntman who is in the hospital after a stunt gone bad. He forms an unlikely friendship with a young girl. Together they tell a perhaps not so imaginary story. The imagery for this movie is amazing.

10/10

 

Garden State

This movie has sort of become a classic for my generation. I’ve never heard anyone say they don’t like it. It has an amazing sound track as well. Even though the characters are quite odd, the movie is very relateable.

8/10

 

Ponyo

I am not big on anime but my sister forced me to watch this and it’s one of my favorites. You could say it’s the Japanese version of The Little Mermaid but with children. It’s kind of odd but if you aren’t hung up that it’s a cartoon, you might like it.

8/10

 

Generation Kill

This is an HBO series that is fascinating. It is about the first Marine Recon troops entering Iraq. It based off of a true story written by a Rolling Stones journalist. It gives a real look on the first weeks in Iraq and how difficult adjusting to war can be for even some of the toughest soldiers.

9/10

 

Game of Thrones

Another series, that is simply amazing. It is described as fantasy for people who don’t like fantasy. It is simply amazing. If you haven’t watched it yet, get on it.

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