Shorpy October 14, 2016

Ken: This is my mom, Dorothy Porter, and my two older sisters, Madge and June, on a family vacation trip to Folly Beach, South Carolina in the summer of 1950. Not sure if the old carousel was at Folly Beach or if this was perhaps taken at the Myrtle Beach Pavilion. 35mm Kodachrome slide.

Ken: This is my mom, Dorothy Porter, and my two older sisters, Madge and June, on a family vacation trip to Folly Beach, South Carolina in the summer of 1950. Not sure if the old carousel was at Folly Beach or if this was perhaps taken at the Myrtle Beach Pavilion. 35mm Kodachrome slide.

 

April 20, 1965. "Vending Machines, Cigarettes." 35mm negative by Marion S. Trikosko for U.S. News & World Report

April 20, 1965. “Vending Machines, Cigarettes.” 35mm negative by Marion S. Trikosko for U.S. News & World Report

Music October 14, 2016

 

 

Videos October 13, 2016

 

 

FYI October 13, 2016

By:  Ron Charles, Geoff Edgers and Brian Murphy‘Poetry for the ear’: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

 

Maddie Stone: Try Not to Cry While Watching Earth Rise From the Moon in HD

 

Andrew Liszewski: Your Eyes Can’t Unsee Sulfuric Acid Poured on Toilet Paper

 
Andrew Liszewski: This NES Controller Notebook Is the Perfect Place to Jot Down Cheat Codes

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKv8AaHqsNY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-UteGmI7eE

 

 

 

Quotes October 13, 2016

Some people just have a way with words, and other people … oh … not have way.
Steve Martin

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.
Gore Vidal

I think I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. Part of it is just learning what makes me happier and doing more of it, and learning what makes me unhappier and doing less of it.
Mark Frauenfelder,
writer and illustrator

Hate to break it to you, Facebook, but the entire Internet is already a Dislike button.
@JoshGroban

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Edmund Burke,
statesman and orator

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”
Unknown

Never trust someone who takes hours to text you back, but when you hang out with them they check their phone every minute.
Anonymous

Nature abhors a vacuum, but not as much as a cat does.
anonymous

We need a 12-step group for compulsive talkers. They could call it On Anon Anon.
Paula Poundstone

At what age do you think it’s appropriate to tell a highway it’s adopted?
Zach Galifianakis

Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it’s broken, but you can still see the crack in that Mother Fuc@@’s reflection.
Lady Gaga

A Canadian psychologist is selling a video that teaches you how to test your dog’s IQ. Here’s how it works: If you spend $12.99 for the video, your dog is smarter than you.
Jay Leno

“99% of all problems can be solved by money — and for the other 1% there’s alcohol.”
Quentin R. Bufogle

What’s best way to build upper arm strength? Take lots of selfies.
Anonymous

“Generally speaking, I try not to generalize.”
Addison C. Arthur

907 Updates October 13, 2016

Nathaniel Herz: Westlake declared winner as Alaska Supreme Court reverses lower court in Northern Alaska legislative election

 

Nathaniel Herz: Senate candidates square off in Kodiak at lively debate

 

wiki: Cold Bay, AK
Chris Klint, Jerzy Shedlock:  American Airlines jet flying from Shanghai to Chicago makes unexpected landing in Cold Bay

 

What are the cost recovery  charges for 911 calls where you live?  Is it considered  a standard fee such as municipal taxes for street maintenance, etc.?
Devin Kelly: Berkowitz administration proposes to charge more on Anchorage telephone bills to pay for 911 system

Understanding Your Telephone Bill
911, LNP, and TRS charges
911 – To help local governments pay for emergency services such as fire and rescue.

Seventh Annual Report to Congress on State Collection and Distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 Fees and Charges

 

 

Shorpy October 13, 2016

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. office boys football team." National Photo Company glass negative.

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. “Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. office boys football team.” National Photo Company glass negative.

 

 

Washington, D.C., 1936. "Dept. of Interior exhibit -- kitchen at all electric farm." An early manifestation of the government's push for rural electrification, three years after the Tennessee Valley Authority was created by act of Congress. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Washington, D.C., 1936. “Dept. of Interior exhibit — kitchen at all electric farm.” An early manifestation of the government’s push for rural electrification, three years after the Tennessee Valley Authority was created by act of Congress. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Music October 13, 2016

 

Images October 12, 2016

Great Halloween Costume!!

Great Halloween Costume!!

economywheels

catfight

 

 

Design flaws

Bad Design This radiator coolant that looks like beer.

Bad Design This radiator coolant that looks like beer.

 

Bad Design this floor cleaner that looks like an energy drink.

Bad Design this floor cleaner that looks like an energy drink.

 

Bad Design The charging port on this wireless Apple mouse.

Bad Design The charging port on this wireless Apple mouse.

 

Bad Design This billboard layout.

Bad Design This billboard layout.

 

Bad design or maybe it’s just a brutally honest Venn diagram.

Bad design or maybe it’s just a brutally honest Venn diagram.

 

Bad Design The CGI burger in this Carl’s Jr. commercial.

Bad Design The CGI burger in this Carl’s Jr. commercial.

 

Bad Design This faucet.

Bad Design This faucet.

 

FYI October 12, 2016

 

 

Airport wifi passwords map

 

Harry McCracken: Shyp Goes Nationwide By Letting You Comparison-Shop Shipping Services

 

Tootsie at Snow's BBQ in July 2016. Photograph by Wyatt McSpadden

Tootsie at Snow’s BBQ in July 2016.
Photograph by Wyatt McSpadden

By Daniel Vaughn:  Snow’s Queen
On Saturdays Tootsie Tomanetz cooks barbecue the old-fashioned way for legions of loyal fans. That doesn’t mean she’ll ever give up her day job.

 

 

biker

Andrew Liszewski: This Guy Does Impossible Things on a Mountain Bike

 

 

carwash

Auto body shops must love this car wash in the winter  ca-ching ca-ching
Jason Torchinsky: This May Be The Saddest, Stupidest Exit From A Carwash Wreck Ever

 

 

bridge

Hudson Hongo: Explosion-Proof 93-Year-Old Bridge Refuses to Die