I, for one, relish the idea of old vaudeville performances. The variety, the strangeness, the kitsch, it all seems like a blast. Mental Floss has a great article detailing some of the strangest vaudeville acts to ever tour, from the painless tooth extractor to the motorcycle performer who carried a lion in her cart to the farting musician to Hellen Keller, these acts are all bizarre and entertaining in a way that modern television just can’t match.
Quote of the Day:
“The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it’s just sort of a tired feeling.” -Paula Poundstone
Fact of the Day:
French maids never wore mini-skirts, stiletto heels, and fishnet stockings while cleaning house; that image originated in the U.S. on the vaudeville stage. –Source
Burmese Martyrâ€™s Day -rough, seriously rough.
Link of the Day:
13 Strange Last Requests from Cracked