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NewFish contains my commentary and random thoughts about music, counter-culture, technology, faith, wretched excess, art, questionable government, and the ultimate interconnectivity of all things.
NewFish: Providing mediocre blogging since 2005!
- New Photograph Series – “Winter Oceans”
- From the 35mm vault
- The St. Valentine of Valentine’s Day never existed
- The Curtain is Falling on Conservative Talk-Radio
- New Series: Windows and Walls of Québec
- Find the Place You Love. Then Move There.
- RIP: Tony Rice (1951-2020)
- Alexa, Hypnotize Me
- When QAnon Came to Canada
- Project Northmoor
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Category Archives: Yesteryear
Andrew Liszewski | Gizmodo | February 11, 2020 It comes as no surprise that the guidance computers aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft were impossibly primitive compared to the pocket computers we all carry around 50 years later. But on his website, … Continue reading
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
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/
Pirate Maria Lindsey Cobham sent waves of fear through sailors in 1700s Canada. Written by Paul Dalby in Canada’s History — Posted January 9, 2016 The sleek sailing ship emerged suddenly like an apparition from the shroud of dense fog hanging over … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
“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
A site that superbly documents growing up in the 60s and 70s. Posted Mon Jun 26th, 2006
Lileks.com Humiliating defenseless ephemera since 1966. Posted Thu Jun 22nd, 2006
Someone has uploaded a 7 minute reel of amazing 1970s toy commercials — for Bing Bang Boing, SSP Pee Wees, SSP racers, Smash Up Derby, Screen-a-Show, Slip n’ Slide/Water Wiggle, Bug Out!, Screech, and Masterpiece. These are commercials from an … Continue reading