A few years ago, comments I read on IMDb led me to believe that one of the convicted killers of Hollywood star Ramon Novarro was commenting on the very murder he had committed — in a Ramon Novarro forum! At the time, he was in year 20 of a 60-year prison term (for an unrelated crime). It kinda creeped me out. He’s typing from inside the house!
Another look at historical “stand pipes” (or water towers) from picture postcards from the late-19th and early 20th century. From basic and utilitarian to surprisingly ornate.
In celebration of American Independence Day, I give you Uncle Sam shilling for the National Cycle Manufacturing Co.
A supine genius who had accomplished more by age 24 than… almost everyone.
Check out the forgotten world of stand pipes — tall, cylindrical water towers often the pride and joy of cities and towns.
It’s a cool and quirky Swiss-designed pen. And it comes with its own launch pad and robot. (…And if you have to ask the price, you absolutely can’t afford it.)
What looks like a ghostly apparition was, in fact, a handy-dandy rubberized portable darkroom with which one could drape oneself whilst processing photographic plates. Read more….
This is not the Stan Lee you’re used to seeing — see the Valentine’s Day installment of the rather obscure, short-lived comic strip at the link.
Self-taught architect Charles Deaton said this about his futuristc-looking bank in, of all places, Casper, Wyoming: “It’s got everything it needs, no more or no less. It’s a complete composition. It has not been modified or changed in the construction or by the bank. It could not have been done if I did not have in the bank a client that wanted a creative effort. […] I have no apologies … no excuses. I like it.” Click to see more photos of this cool building (which, hallelujah, is still standing).
Interested in a step-by-step illustrated tutorial on how a telephone call was completed in 1911, when operators were needed to place all calls? Look no further! Click to read more…