“Radio’s latest surprise, talking pictures in color, will soon be available to every home. Artists are now to literally stage performances in your living room.”
This handsome young lad could easily have been my grandfather (same era and part of the country). How unimaginable our world would be to this little fellow.
Another great Shorpy. Love this shot because, in my living room, I have a picture of Times Square from this angle and just about at this same time.
Warning Red (1956) portrays the atomic odyssey of suburbanite Martin Dale who, while on his way home from buying some ice cream, sees the bright flash of the Bomb. Once he gets up from the rubble and puts on his charred fedora, the thirteen-minute film moves forward with its agenda to convey all of the clichéd civil defense lessons about remaining in one’s shelter, avoiding contaminated food and staying tuned to CONELRAD.
, According to the Washington Post, the United States is now experiencing the worst drought conditions that it has seen for over fifty years. The scariest thing about the above map: those red areas, that’s where most of the food is grown. Hope you like Florida oranges, cause that’s all that will be left to […]
Daniel Kane writes that Serge Belongie, at the UCSD Computer Science Department, has used Google Sets to properly label segmented images in pictures. Google Sets takes a list of items and returns a longer list or related items. For example, entering: ball bat diamond Returns: ball diamond bat baseball base glove sports athletics uva field […]
So if you don’t get me that thought helmet for Christmas, Amtrak is running some very cool luxury trains now (from $750 to $2000). Service starts (in October) on the Silver Meteor, which travels a route from Washington to Miami, the Southwest Chief, which runs from Los Angeles to Chicago, and the California Zephyr from […]
Here’s an interesting article in Money that recapitulates exactly what I have been saying all along about the Darwinian, natural selection characteristics of really good businesses and business models. In a very real sense, failure is good (as long as it’s not catastrophic failure). An excerpt: Since its launch, Dogster has indeed failed, repeatedly, […]
I did a search for a dear friend of mine from Brown–––really my best, or one of my best, friends there. We met in a Psych class my first semester. I had signed up for it at the last minute, while sitting in my bed late at night going through the course catalog, a few […]