"Like almost everything in the game, the guinea pig's function as a disease vector was carefully simulated, Mr. Wright said. For example, the guinea pig only spreads the disease if a Sims player neglects to clean its cage, and only if a player reaches into the cage to pet the software animal and is bitten will he get sick. Someone who has gotten sick sneezes and coughs and will infect other human characters in the game who come within several 'tiles' distance."Read the rest
Alpo - Taken from the dog-food brand and used to describe sausage topping. Other words for sausage include Kibbles n' Bits, Puppy Chow, dog food and Snausages. Blood pie - A pizza with extra sauce. Also called a hemorrhage. Carp - Term for anchovies. Also called guppies, chovies, flippers, penguin food, smellies.Read the rest
"In the early 1950s, pinstriping on cars was all but non-existent. Pinstripes hadn't appeared on an American production car in about 20 years. And the last time they were seen, they were usually slavishly following the contours of the car's body.Read the rest
And then along came Von Dutch. Working from a shop in Southern California, Von Dutch almost single-handedly revived the art. His freestyle pinstriping method had lines shooting out in all directions, with sharp angles, evoking a feeling of frenzy and speed. His smooth lines could suddenly erupt into a sharp point, making intricate 'spider web' designs and images like faces and animals. By 1958, pinstriping had become a bona fide craze. Von Dutch's designs were so popular, that people would bring their cars from all over the country just to be 'dutched.'"
"I absolutely cannot abide that airplane smell - that fusty, funky, contagious stench, reminiscent of a couch that has gotten used as an ashtray for cheap cigars, thrown up on by the entire Limburger Cheese Appreciation Society, and left out in a driving rain composed of condensed bad breath - and it had permeated my clothing, so I stripped down and fumigated myself with a cloud of CK One."Read the rest