This 1949 Cadillac has an awesomely shiny $382.95 paint job. That is, it’s been covered in exactly 38, 295 pennies. Affectionately called “Penny,” she was customized by and belongs to the Thompson family. The pennies were affixed to car one at a time using silicone glue over a 6 week period during the summer of 1999. Altogether they add over 200 lbs to the vehicle’s weight. All but four of the pennies were attached head side up. They’re all American pennies and include one 1817 Large Cent coin, 2 error pennies and 4 1943 steel pennies.
We love that the Thompsons display their Penny Caddy with a sign that reads “Please Touch the Car!” We’d certainly want to.
6987) it really fucking sucks living in the south.
ARE you alright? I THINK YOU may have a SMALL VIRUS?
I’ve got to admit, this is pretty funny. But, I don’t mind the admittedly unoriginal, uninspired costume that Wonder Woman was given. I’m just glad that she’s finally going to be in a movie. I just hope that this will be the first DC Comics movie post-Batman Begins that’s not fucking depressing.
Seriously, there’s a line between dark and just plain depressing. I understand why people love “the Dark Knight, ” The Dark Knight Rises” and “Man of Steel,” to a degree. But for me, they were just depressing and I really didn’t get any sense of satisfaction watching them. They’re just depressing and completely fantastical (in a bad way as they force you to suspend your disbelief way too far) in their über-realistic ways.
Dark movies can ask unresolved questions, play with your emotions and then of the characters and end in ambiguity and not be depressing and are still satisfying: LOTR: Two Towers (especially), The Empire Strikes Back, X-Men 2, Schindler’s List, The Color Purple (say what you will about Spielberg, but he has an understanding of balancing darkness with light)… I hope this new movie breaks the cycle of dark-for-the-sake-of-darkness tradition. I want to be able to enjoy it.
It sucks though, that Wonder Woman is being shoehorned in to a “Man of Steel” sequel that even Batman can’t stay away from, rather than getting her own movie.
The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy have spoken out against a disturbing wave of violent anti-Semitic attacks across Europe in the wake of the Gaza crisis.
In Berlin, police had to step in to protect an Israeli tourist couple at the weekend after protestors turned on them when they spotted the man’s yarmulke. Demonstrators reportedly charged towards the couple shouting “Jew! We’ll get you!”
In Paris, hundreds of protestors have attacked synagogues, smashed the windows of Jewish shops and cafes, and set several alight, including a kosher grocery store which reportedly burned to the ground.
In the Netherlands, the home of the chief rabbi has been attacked with stones twice in one week.
There have been reports of protestors in Germany chanting “Jews to the gas chambers”, and police in Berlin have banned protestors from using another popular slogan: “Jew, Jew, cowardly pig, come out and fight alone”.
This won’t end well.
It rarely does. :(
The badass costume’s a start. Now how about a badass franchise?
Okay I was expecting a good article here to begin with but then it turned out all five of them are women and EVERYONE GO READ THIS ARTICLE RIGHT NOW