Category Archives: Yesteryear

The New Deal was partly motivated by a desire to kill the fake news epidemic of the Gilded Age

by  CORY DOCTOROW at Boing Boing / 6:15 AM TUE JAN 7, 2020 100 years ago, wealthy people bought up newspapers as fast as they could, then used them to smear progressive reformers, inventing lies (“Congressmen don’t pay taxes!”) to discredit the entire … Continue reading

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The Institute of Official Cheer

It’s been forever since I last perused the pages, nay, plumbed the profundity of James Lileks website, The Institute of Official Cheer. Check it out: http://lileks.com/

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The Ghost Ship SS Baychimo

Interesting story in the Vintage News https://www.thevintagenews.com/2015/10/16/it-sailed-the-seas-unmanned-for-38-years-one-of-the-strangest-ghost-ship-tales-on-record/?fbclid=IwAR2XdM396oSmhBz0YEQ1RFc8rVasemJuhpAgYfBdVpxKPI7hCCD2-EMVeo0

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8 Reasons Children of the 1970s Should All Be Dead

The way things are going, every kid is going to go to school wearing bubble wrap and a helmet.  Back in the 1970s (and earlier), parents didn’t stress about our health and safety as much as they do today… READ.FEEDLY.COM … Continue reading

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How did our linguistic ancestors talk?

  Did the lost common language Proto-Indo-European sound like this? Listen to a linguist’s reconstructed fables about sheep, horses, and a king. Read this article by Tim Hornyak on CNET.   How did our linguistic ancestors talk? Listen in NEWS.CNET.COM

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R.I.P. Uncle Carol Taylor

R.I.P. Uncle Carol Taylor. You lived an interesting life, and inspired me to approach technical problems with curiosity and inventiveness. I will always remember the crystal radio set you patiently helped me build as a wee guy in the 60’s, … Continue reading

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Remembering Joseph Campell

Remembering something from what seems to be from two lifetimes ago… As a young Psychology student in 1982 (and attending a C.G. Jung Society of Montreal – sponsored Joseph Campbell seminar), I exited the auditorium to get a drink, and … Continue reading

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How to “gain flesh”

“A SKINNY man hasn’t a chance.” A chance to what? To make it with the delectably curvy woman shown here? On the contrary! She’s says “I’ll tell you how to gain pounds quick!” See, this woman digs skinny guys. She … Continue reading

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Avocado Memories

A site that superbly documents growing up in the 60s and 70s. Posted Mon Jun 26th, 2006

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Lileks.com

Lileks.com Humiliating defenseless ephemera since 1966. Posted Thu Jun 22nd, 2006

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