11:35 am - Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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madddscience:

Future San Francisco, as depicted in 1950 by Alexander G Weygers, inventor of the discopter.

madddscience:

Future San Francisco, as depicted in 1950 by Alexander G Weygers, inventor of the discopter.

11:33 am
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A London bookshelf, part 13

leftoverlondoner:

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London’s Glory - 20 Paintings Of The City’s Ruins was published in 1945 and features various images of destruction across the city painted by exiled Polish artist Wanda Ostrowska. They make a striking and somewhat eerie record of London at its lowest.

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If you find a copy (and there are plenty online) it’s likely to be around £8.

even thinking back to the early 1960s I can remember parts of London which were ‘bomb-sites’, often a row of buildings abruptly terminated and buttressed with great wooden beams

8:39 am
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8:37 am
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notstevencurtis3:

Franklin D. Roosevelt || “Let Me Warn You” (1936)

FDR on Republicans’ “Stealing Democratic Thunder:”

"Let me warn you, and let me warn the nation, against the smooth evasion that says ‘Of course we believe these things. We believe in social security. We believe in work for the unemployed. We believe in saving homes. Cross our hearts and hope to die.

'We believe in all these things. But we do not like the way that the present administration is doing them. Just turn them over to us. We will do all of them, we will do more of them, we will do them better and, most important of all, the doing of them will not cost anybody anything'

My favorite quote from the entire PBS, “Roosevelts: An Intimate History” (Ken Burns et al.) film series

just as relevant in the UK when the Tories claim they support the NHS

10:58 pm - Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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magictransistor:

The Thames Tunnel & The Great Eastern; Peep Egg, nd.

magictransistor:

The Thames Tunnel & The Great Eastern; Peep Egg, nd.

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10:57 pm
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magictransistor:

The Thames Tunnel

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10:47 pm
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ghost in the machine

ghost in the machine

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10:26 pm
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dubdobdee:

i loved bleep and booster as a kid: it was broadcast as a segment in blue peter (which i didn’t always see: we only had our own tv from 1967)

Another B&B fan - IIRC episodes consisted of a single camera gliding across a series of illustrations, one at a time, while a comforting voice related the story

dubdobdee:

i loved bleep and booster as a kid: it was broadcast as a segment in blue peter (which i didn’t always see: we only had our own tv from 1967)

Another B&B fan - IIRC episodes consisted of a single camera gliding across a series of illustrations, one at a time, while a comforting voice related the story

9:59 pm
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inkhornterm:

20th Century Music, Vol. 1 (from last week’s Locust St. 10th anniversary Twitter marathon: links to songs on tweets)

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9:27 am
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true dat

true dat

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