Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Real "Great Escape"

The movie "The Great Escape" that featured James Garner and Steve McQueen was based on the real escape of 76 men from the Nazi POW camp Stalag Luft III.

Nova has explored the legendary escape on a special microsite that features the articles:

Inside Tunnel "Harry"
A Prisoner's Sketchbook
The Three That Got Away (although 76 made it out of the camp, only 3 made it to freedom)
and History's Great Escapes

Enjoy, "Great Escape" fans!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Performance Tetris, et al

Here's an unusual performance of human beings portraying the iconic 80's video game Tetris. The construction, man hours, and patience...There's more at the production website Game Over, including Pole Position, Space Invaders, and Pong.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

1968's View of the Future Woman

Even in the "future," women (wearing spacesuits) will still be expected to clean the damn house.
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Monday, July 21, 2008

Sweepea-TV©: Psychedelic Furs!

Dyno and I went to The Justice Ball on Saturday. We were in the VIP Lounge where they had hosted bars and food. There was also a silent auction. Best part was The Psychedelic Furs performed!
I snuck some videos of the Furs performance. About 10 seconds in you can make out the song, and about 20 seconds in you can hear Dyno whistling along...
video
And here's the rest of the song. This song finished the set for the night.

video
I am still recovering from the hosted Vodka bar. Vodka/cranberries, good...hangover, bad....

Added 12:15 p.m. I just found this other video I took on my phone. You can hear just how drunk I was, as the transcript goes a bit like this:

My friend: "What are you taking a picture of?"
Me: "I'm taking a video."
My friend: "Oh..."
Me: "Psychedelic Furs!!"
(People around going 'Whoo!' then laughter, at me prolly)
Me: "Now I'm on video all like 'Psychedelic Furs!!!'"

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Monday's This & That

Things are really ramping up around here... I'm getting ready for a well-deserved 2 1/2-week vacation, and that means cranking away at work to get all my shtuff done so I can get the hell outta Dodge! As a result, I haven't found much time to do anything fun lately, but I have found a few choice tidbits of frivolity here and there...

Lighters, handbags, coasters, and other goodies featuring pin-up girls, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, and more retro characters are for sale at PinupgirlLighters.com. They're enough to make smoking cool again!

Go back in time by checking out these WWII posters...

And Wired provides us with Air Hostesses of Yesteryear. Fly the friendly skies with an air of nostalgia!

Well, back to my march... And remember, VOTES FOR WOMEN!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Don Knotts: Weatherman Sketch

From 1959, Don Knotts on Steve Allen's show, doing a routine that he wrote himself.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

"May Be"? Ya' Think??

This Cruella DeVil-wanna be can barely keep her eyes open. She's definitely trouble. And she's definitely a bag.
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