Sparked by a generation of Great War survivors, the "we live for today, for tomorrow we die" zeitgeist took hold in the early 1920's. The "flapper" was one of the most obvious expressions, as they symbolized the young woman of the post-war rejecting conventional feminine behavior
Coined in Great Britain after World War I, the term "flapper" was used… Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on June 29, 2009 at 3:00pm —
The National Geographic Channel built what may have been the first stealth fighter, the Horten Ho 229. Built from a wooden design that included a layer of carbon material sandwiched in the leading edge to defeat radar.
Northrop Grumman, experts at stealth technology from their Tacit Blue and B-2 programs, have built a full-size replica of the airframe and tested it at their desert facilities where they determined that… Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on June 26, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Katie Jane Garside first hit the scene in 1989 as the front woman for Britain's alt-rock riot band Daisey Chainsaw. Drawn into the band by guitarist Crispin Gray, Katie Jane was soon commanding crowds with an uncompromising sound and an equally raucous stage… Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on June 25, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Cartoon showing what happens to a drop of gasoline from the time it flows into the gas tank to when it is exploded in the engine cylinder. This "fantastic voyage" through a glisteningly clean Chevrolet engine is an excellent example of the soft-sell industrial, where the product that's promoted is hardly ever mentioned by… Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on June 25, 2009 at 1:00pm —
This car was built in 1922. I repeat: in Nineteen-Twenty-Two.
The body was designed by Paul Jaray, a former Zeppelin Luftschiffbau employee who is often called 'The Father of Streamline'. Introduction of aviation principles and technologies to car industry was not easy, but things that looked futuristic in the 20s became common in the mid-30s. Revolutionary Tatra 77, streamlined German Wanderers and Auto-Unions, pre-war Austrian Steyr cars - they all owe much to… Continue
Added by lord_k on June 21, 2009 at 11:30am —
These two words—long distance—represent more than the activities of switching and routing. They refer, first of all, to the routes themselves. These routes are special ones. Supplied, with equipment, for making "far speaking" possible however great the distance.
By connection with the local systems of every area in the land, they form the unified network that puilses with the flow of talk, expressing the activities of industry, agriculture, government, and the home life of the… Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on June 21, 2009 at 1:00am —
A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be.
Young Charlie Newton not only shares a name with her favorite uncle, but a special bond. At times she feels the charming man is the only one who understands her need to be extraordinary and that she is better than the tiny town she lives in. So, when life is too dull she calls on him to visit. However, upon the arrival of two detecitves, one of whom becomes very close to young Charlie, and… Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on June 20, 2009 at 1:00pm —
A man dreams he committed murder, then begins to suspect it was real.
Bank teller Vince Grayson wakes from a nightmare in which he and an unknown woman murdered a man in a strange, mirrored room. Only a dream...but Vince finds that he has physical objects and bruises from his "dream." His cop brother-in-law dismisses his story...until the family, on a picnic, takes shelter from a thunderstorm in a deserted mansion containing that mirrored room. Is doom closing in on… Continue
Added by Tome Wilson on June 20, 2009 at 1:00am —
Weegee, one of the most distinguished American reporters, was born Arthur Fellig in Złoczów (Galicia, Austria-Hungary). When he was ten his family moved to the States.
He is best known as a candid news photographer whose stark black-and-white shots documented street life in New York City. Weegee's photos of crime scenes, car-wreck victims in pools of their own blood, overcrowded urban beaches and various grotesques are still shocking, though some… Continue