1. Lobsters Are Now Ruthless, Cannibal Savages

    As an experiment, Noah Oppenheim, a marine biology graduate student at the University of Maine, attached a waterproof, infrared camera to the head of a young lobster. As evening set in, he saw sights that cannot be unseen (but can be seen by you in the video below). Lobsters eating lobsters.

    Oppenheim says this is the first time that researchers have seen lobster cannibalism so rampantly in the wild. Lobsters are known for chomping on each other while in captivity (that’s why they wear those stylin’ rubber bands around their claws as they paw at the glass in grocery store tanks). Basically, they have been around for approximately 139 million years, so they know how the fuck to survive. They will eat their closest friend and only companion.

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  3. Carry On Cruising (1962)Carry On Jack (1963)

    Don’t ask, don’t even start…

    Miss Monkey’s British beau strongly encouraged her to watch this series of filmssome time ago. Good Times were guaranteed. After 30 minutes or so of one of these hallucinogenic horror dreams, I hit the kill switch with extreme prejudice. I think it was supposed to be about the French Revolution, I have tried earnestly to force it from my mind.

    I would have gladly, no — Delightedlyleft them out altogether except a certain someone “threw his teddy out of the cot”, “pitched a wobbly” and was otherwise being a mardy git, which in the land of pervy, warm-beer-drinking, bare-knuckle fighting, malnourished pygmy people means “had a shit fit” and insisted I include them.

    carryonjackThe Carry On series was a long-running sequence of 31 low-budget British comedy motion pictures produced between 1958 and 1992, all made at Pinewood Studios; often cleverly shot on the same sets and using leftover props and costumes from major Pinewood productions. While many of them parodied more serious films, the series’ humour relied largely on innuendo, double entendre, and the sending-up of British institutions and customs.

    Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas were the sole producer and director respectively and mostly employed the same crew and a regular group of actors. Next to the James Bond films, they are the second-longest continually-running UK film series.

    Penelope Gilliatt opined, “The usual charge to make against the Carry On films is to say that they could be so much better done. This is true enough. They look dreadful, they seem to be edited with a bacon slicer, the effects are perfunctory and the comic rhythm jerks along like a cat on a cold morning. But if all these things were more elegant I don’t really think the films would be more enjoyable: the badness is part of the funniness.”

    These movies are just plain moronic. Second only to Half Man, Half Biscuit, the Carry Onfilms are the single worst form of entertainment ever exported from the UK.

    Maritime Monday for July 22nd, 2013:
    Summer Movie Guide, Part II: Romance and Adventure on the High Seas!

     
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  5. Sealed Cargo (RKO, 1951)

    Based on The Gaunt Woman, a novel by Edmund Gilligan.

    Really interesting plot! Read the wikipedia page.

     
  6. Northern Pursuit (Warner Brothers, 1949) Italian movie poster

    Flynn is cast as a Canadian Mountie assigned to track down and capture downed Nazi pilot Hugo von Keller (Helmut Dantine) in the frozen Hudson Bay region.

    Once Wagner and fellow Mountie Jim Austin, (John Ridgely) catch up with Von Keller they pretend to be on his side, hoping he’ll reveal his espionage plans.

    Taken in by the ruse, Von Keller leads the mounties to a secret Nazi hideaway where the Germans have hidden a huge bomber they plan to use against North America… +

     
  7. Run Silent, Run Deep (United Artists, 1958). Three Sheet

     
  8. vintagegal:

    Mack Sennett bathing beauties as “sirens of the sea.” c. 1920s

    Left to right, featured are Connie Dawn, Betty Byrd, Thelma Parr, Nancy Hellman, Marion MacDonald.

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  9. Run Silent, Run Deep (United Artists, 1958)

    Run Silent, Run Deep Lobby Card

    Starring Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden

     
  10. Undersea Kingdom (Republic Movie Serial; 1950 re-release)

    This Flash Gordon imitation was the second serial from a then newcomer in the field, Republic Pictures. Not to be outdone by Universal’s blond superhero, Undersea Kingdom had Ray “Crash” Corrigan, crash-helmet and all, diving into the ocean in a fantastic super submarine.

    Corrigan and his passengers are headed toward the legendary sunken continent of Atlantis. Upon arrival, the surface people discover that the recent rash of undersea earthquakes are the work of Unga Khan (Monte Blue), the leader of the evil Black Robes (dressed like something out of a Wagnerian nightmare) whose nefarious goal is to destroy America. Republic threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Saturday matinee crowd this time around. +

     
  11. ristoshofficial:

    RMS Berengaria (Left) and RMS Olympic (Right)

    (Source: mightysteamers, via architecturalarbiter)

     
  12. valscrapbook:

    vintageeverydayThe tide comes in on a woman at Barry Sands who has fallen asleep in the sunshine. 1938.

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  13. heracliteanfire:

    Hermit Crab. Tim Jerman, 2000. (via Smithsonian American Art Museum)

     
  14. colortransparency:

    Landing on the Moon - July 20, 1969

    A picture someone took of their television on July 20, 1969 during the Moon landing.

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  15. "Old Ironsides" in Winter Quarters at San Diego

    San Diego has been exceptionally honored
    by the Department of the United States Navy
    because of the selection of this city as the
    temporary ‘home port’ of the famous frigate
    Constitution.

    This living tradition of our country will
    be berthed at the Navy Pier, foot of Broad-
    way, until March 15th and may be visited any
    day between the house of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00
    p.m. including Sundays. No charge for admission.

    The history of the Constitution is replete
    with heroic exploits. Conceived by George
    Washington, the keel was laid in 1794 and ship
    launched in 1797. Participated in 42 battles,
    winning every one of them.

    Reconstructed in part by money freely
    given by American school children the Con-
    stitution is a national shrine. She has been
    visited by 4,512,299 persons. 1,542,423 in California alone.

    This will probably be the last opportunity
    to visit ‘Old Ironsides’ at a Pacific coast
    port, according to her Commander, Louis J.
    Gulliver. See this gallant ship restored exactly as she was in her fighting glory.”

    Old Ironsides" was in San Diego in the winter of 1933.

    (Source: adventures-of-the-blackgang, via thingsihappentolike)