Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Handcuff Day

On this day in 1912, George A. Carney was issued a patent for a new style of handcuff that was lightweight and easier to use than previous handcuffs.


These new easy-to-use handcuffs became the industry standard and are still in use today.

Have you Bitches ever been in handcuffs?

Monday, February 19, 2018

Home Slideshow Parties

1962 saw the introduction of a new brand of slide projector: the Kodak Carousel: a popular way to view photographic slides in large-scale full colour.

A circular tray (see above) was filled with slides and mounted on a base that would then invert and project the images onto a large screen.

For those born too late, this is what the 35 mm slides looked like...

Each slide was about 2"x2", including the mount so the image below is much larger than the actual size...

Slideshows were a fixture for classroom teaching and professional meetings.

Home slideshow parties were all the rage, especially from the 1950s through the 1970s. This woman can hardly contain herself...

Hosts ran the risk of boring their guests to death with slides of their vacation in Sheboygan.

More often than not, the fun was interrupted to fix a slide that had accidentally been inserted the wrong way, resulting in an upside down image of Uncle Fred posing by The Big Nickel.

Alcohol helped...

With the rise of digital media, slide projectors gradually declined in popularity until Kodak discontinued their product in 2004.

How about you, Bitches? Did you own a slide projector or attend home slideshow parties? Do you still have any old slides in the closet?

Sunday, February 18, 2018



What do you think the youth of 2018 will be nostalgic for when they're older?

And are you Bitches nostalgic for any particular year or era?

Saturday, February 17, 2018

How Do You Poop?

In a previous post, describing her toilet tank lid, Mitzi said, "Mine has a push button centrepiece with dual flush so it's clutter free, except for the occasional spare toilet roll, which is a good thing really, because when I'm feeling a bit worse for wear or dealing with a difficult boulder, I like to sit facing the cistern."

(click pic to enlarge)

What about the rest of you Bitches...

Which image best illustrates how you poop?

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Year of the Bitch

Chinese New Year begins today and 2018 is the Year of the Dog...

Or as we here at Infomaniac like to call it, THE YEAR OF THE BITCH.

Chinese people believe that what you do during the Chinese New Year festival will affect your luck for the entire following year. You should avoid crying children, don't do laundry, don't sweep the floor, and don't wash your hair. Can you manage that?

We hope the dog in the photo (above) has purchased his book prior to the new year because buying books during the festival will make you lose your luck. Book (书 / shū ) is a homonym for lose (失去 / shīqù).

Happy Chinese New Year, Bitches!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Toilet Tank Decor

Which of these images most closely resembles the top of your toilet tank?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day Meets Ass Wednesday

This year, Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day.

We here at Infomaniac like to think of it as Ass Wednesday.