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Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Steve Allen on the set of the Tonight Show during Paar’s era as host (1957 to 1962).

(via broadcastarchive-umd)

  • riker: perhaps the real monster is... humanity
  • picard: perhaps the real monster is blah bluh blah pppppppth [hurls a water bottle at riker's head]
  • star trek the next generation theme music: [blaring horns]


Shaft (1971)

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Posted by: @Moloknee


A limited number (10) of signed and numbered prints are now available for purchase by clicking the button below the images or emailing me here.



"Elektro the Moto-Man" is the name of a robot built by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in its Mansfield, Ohio facility between 1937 and 1939. Seven feet tall (2.1 m), weighing 265 pounds (120.2 kg), humanoid in appearance, he could walk by voice command, speak about 700 words (using a 78-rpm record player), smoke cigarettes, blow up balloons, and move his head and arms.

Elektro’s body consisted of a steel gear, cam and motor skeleton covered by an aluminum skin. His photoelectric “eyes” could distinguish red and green light. He was on exhibit at the 1939 New York World’s Fair and reappeared at that fair in 1940, with “Sparko,” a robot dog that could bark, sit, and beg.

Elektro toured North America in 1950 in promotional appearances for Westinghouse, and was displayed at Pacific Ocean Park in Venice, California in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He also appeared as “Thinko” in the  movie Sex Kittens Go to College (1960).

In the 1960s, his head was given to a retiring Westinghouse engineer. Elektro survived the scrap pile and is currently the property of the Mansfield Memorial Museum.

Chick-fil-a promo cows being transported somewhere. Temporarily parked in front of a Burger King as the driver grabbed some burgers. No really.


The Varsity

June 20, 1982—Patrons at the Varsity, an Atlanta landmark founded in 1928.  The Varsity was the brainchild of Frank Gordy, a Georgia Tech dropout who thought students needed more cheap places to eat. He opened a short-order place on North Avenue in 1928 and kept adding on over the years until it accommodated 630 cars and 800 people inside. His daughter and grandson, Nancy Simms and Gordon Muir, now run the business. Today there are six Varsities in the metro area and Athens.

This Friday, our annual Sping Dining Guide will be released and we are divulging some of our picks, chef’s and reader’s favorite. So here’s our question to you: What go-to dish do you order at your favorite restaurant? We want you to share your photos via Instagram or Twitter so we can include it in our photo gallery. Include your name, restaurant and dish and tag photos with #AJCWheretoEat.


Great Atlanta fire

May 21, 1917—This may be the only photo of the fire that has survived. Newspaper caption attached to print verso: “Flames jumped from roof to roof across blocks of wood-shingled houses. More than 4,000 Atlantans were homeless before the wind changed and the fired died.” The fire was centered in the Old Fourth Ward.

Photo by Kenneth Rogers


Cincinnati Reds captain Pete Rose sits dejectedly with his son, two year old Pete Rose Jr. in the Reds dressing room after their 3-2 loss to the Oakland As in the World Series, Sunday, Oct. 22, 1972, Cincinnati, Oh. (AP Photo)

You can “bet” he was bummed. Heh. 

Never in our 50-minute conversation did Aaron suggest anyone critical of President Obama is racist. Never did he compare the Republican Party to the Ku Klux Klan.
USA Today piece on Jackie Robinson Day—and in defense of a recent Hank Aaron interview that has resulted in racist letters to the Braves organization.
AC/DC have not worked 17 of the past 22 years. It’s not like they have a 9 to 5 job and four weeks annual leave and are counting down to their 65th birthday
Paul Cashmere of music website Noise 11 on the prospect of AC/DC ending.

Love what I find sometimes on Twitter: A 1971 Johnny Winters/Genesis ticket.

C’mon how long before Goofus OD’s on heroin?

Man, the pope does not seem happy to be carting that bigass palm around.


1925; dir. Carl Th. Dreyer [my review of the Criterion release]
Cover art by Beatrice Coron


1925; dir. Carl Th. Dreyer [my review of the Criterion release]

Cover art by Beatrice Coron


Classic books recycled into brooches by House of Ismay

(via openbookstore)