Saturday Open Thread

Arnold Schwarzenegger and then President George Bush go for a sled ride, 1991.

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Thursday Open Thread

World’s oldest surviving aerial photo. Boston in 1860 from 2,000 feet. H/t: Smithsonian Magazine

Wednesday Open Thread

Battle of Gettysburg survivors drop flowers on battlefield from plane, Memorial (Decoration) Day, this week 1938

Saturday Open Thread

On this date in 1927, Charles LIndbergh completed the first transatlantic flight landing in Paris.

From The Trailer Park - The Nice Guys

Good old school look to the trailer…made me feel like I was in the 70’s.

Geek Alert!

So the Emerald City Comic Con is going on in Seattle this weekend (I could tell because my commute home last night took even longer than normal and the people on the bus were dressed even weirder than usual.) And while the cosplays at ECCC tend not to be as good as the ones at […]

Holy Retro Awesomeness, Batman!

Imagine if the comic book movies coming out now had been made during Hollywood’s golden age, with the biggest stars of the 1940s and ’50s. Artist Joe Phillips has designed some fake movie posters that give us a fun idea of what they would look like.

Here are a few of my personal favorites:


RIP — Chief Joe Medicine Crow

RIP chief and warrior Joe Medicine Crow..

According to Crow tradition, a man must fulfill certain requirements to become chief of the tribe: command a war party successfully, enter an enemy camp at night and steal a horse, wrestle a weapon away from his enemy and touch the first enemy fallen, without killing […]

By Their Hairdos Ye Shall Know Them

A series of YouTube videos titled “100 Years of Beauty” shows the evolution of a country’s fashions over the last century in about a minute each. It’s a fascinating window into each nation’s history, and Iran’s is particularly illuminating. Note the sudden change after the 1970s:

You can see more videos in the series […]

From the Trailer Park - Loving Vincent

A film about the life of Vincent Van Vogh, made entirely with oil paintings (animated at the rate of 12 paintings per second).

Voice actors include Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Aidan Turner (The Hobbit), Helen McCrory (Harry Potter) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids).

Not sure how entertaining the movie will be, but the trailer is […]