Thursday, November 8, 2012

Will the "real" Jackie O please stand up?

In remembrance of beloved Jackie O. becoming First Lady November 8, 1960, here's a bunch of Jackie O. look-a-likes.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Nuggets of Note - October 31 - November 6, 2012

The first wonderful link I saw was a great list of silent movie posters at Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.  Very cool posters of some films I would love to see.  I have seen the Sheik, of course, but the others I haven't.  I will have to check if they even exist anymore.

On the book front, Mental Floss has a great article about the 10 Most Difficult Books to Write.  One of the books mentioned is Gadsby, a book which was apparently written without one "e" in the entire book.  A feat that is darn near impossible.  I'm tempted to read it for that feat alone.

Are you bored with traditional holidays?  Then check out some unconventional ones for November.  I'm definitely celebrating Clean Out Your Fridge Day on November 15th.

Hurricane Sandy has prompted some interesting blog posts: pictures from other historic hurricanes, what you need to survive a grid-down disaster,  and emergency preparedness.

Humphrey Bogart's last words; Art of Manliness

On the morbid-front, you can meditate on death or read famous last words of 16 great men.

Errol Flynn's last words; Art of Manliness

VaVoom Vintage has a great article on corset safety.  I've always wanted to try a corset.  After wearing a brace for many years, I miss a bit of the support.  Of course I could never just buy one because I can't imagine they would be easy to alter.  I suppose that might be one of those things I'd have to make from scratch.

I've always been fascinated by the World's Fairs, and the above video is a fun look at the future, circa the mid-1960s.  I'm not sure if I would like this future, but it's fun to think about.


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