Friday, November 16, 2012

Nuggets of Note November 8 - 15, 2012

Jessica over at Chronically Vintage has a delightful post about her vintage glove collection.

Ever wonder what doing the laundry in 1912 was like?  Adored Vintage features some 1912 advice to a bride from her grandmother about laundry.

Mother Goose Playroom - Vanderbilt Hotel

Daytonian in Manhattan, a wonderful blog about historical buildings in New York, has two interesting stories this week - the first is a fun history of the Vanderbilt Hotel and the second is a tale of the 1950s destruction of the Thomas Paine home.  So many amazing buildings were lost for the sake of "progress" it just makes me sick.

This pig film above starts out silly and turns out super creepy.  All over the place they are saying this is the first meme.  I don't know about that, but it certainly is nightmare worthy.  Yikes!

With Skyfall coming out, I read a great piece about the difference between the film and literary James Bond. I had no idea there was so much difference.  I have not read a James Bond book, but it is definitely on my list of to-dos.  Seeing Skyfall is a to-do as well.  It's one of the few films that look worth seeing this year.

For those of us who have wondered why we didn't think of that, I read interesting article about accidental inventions.  Hopefully I'll stumble across something myself one of these days.

For those of you celebrating Movember (like my hubby) here is a great mustache choosing guide.  I love the idea of Movember.  You go guys!

Telemedicine Prediction of 1925

Smithsonian talks about Telemedicine predictions of 1925.  I really hope this is not the way of the future, but unfortunately I believe it is.  It's difficult enough to get a doctor to understand you in person.

I've always liked the image of John Wayne.  I'm not a huge fan of westerns so I wouldn't put any of his films on my best-of list, but he is definitely a star.  Movie Morlocks had a great story about the little known facts of John Wayne which is definitely worth the read.  I found it fascinating.

Albert Einstein Chilling

Cracked has some great photographs of famous people being totally out-of-character.  Very funny!

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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