Entries Tagged as 'History'

Colour Really Sucks the Vintage Out of Vintage Photos

Sometimes they just look like people in funny historical outfits. Which makes costume history seem really strange. I mean, what if we could see colour photographs of a dude in full Elizabethan getup? The people staying the same (if shorter) but the trappings keep evolving. I mean, that kid with the gas tanks is wearing […]

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And Aren’t WE At War??

I love this and I want it for MY important Defense Highways. Curtsy: @rosiesWWII.

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I Like This Mister Lister

From Friday’s London Times, by way of the iPad app (so no linkage):

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Watching the Titanic Sink (In Fast Forward)

Titanic 100: New CGI of How Titanic Sank James Cameron and his team pull together a new CGI of how they believe the TItanic sank and reached the ocean floor. Fascinating, but: I’m not sure about the peppy music. (File under #historychannel) Btw, I saw this on Twitter this morning, from one of The Times’(of […]

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Oh Julian, Make Everything Good Again

News to warm RC2′s heart: Daily Mail – Hollywood’s Titanic got it all wrong, says Julian Fellowes as he attacks film’s factual inaccuracies Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has attacked James Cameron’s blockbuster movie Titanic for its factual inaccuracies. He says that his own four-part TV mini series about the 1912 disaster will ‘set the […]

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Allies

There’s a new Twitter account (since the Pearl Harbor anniversary), @rosieswwii, which is going through WWII through the experiences of a recently married woman living in Seattle in 1941 (now 1942). There are a couple of these but this one is the most fictionalized. Or I think it is. I have no idea if this […]

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Svetlana’s School Chums

Uh, jeez: Telegraph – Obituary: Lana Peters Lana Peters, who has died aged 85, was better known as Svetlana Stalin. She spent a lifetime trying to escape the notoriety of being daughter to the man who vies with Adolf Hitler for the title of most vicious tyrant of the 20th century; ultimately, and perhaps inevitably, […]

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The Battlefield Arts of Wolverhampton

So cool: BBC – The only living master of a dying martial art I feel like, as much as the world loves a battle-hermit, that maybe, as a means of passing on your battlefield art, living as a hermit until your 80s when you notice not many kids have come past your mountain top seeking […]

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I Would Like a Sign To Hang Above My Gate

The entrance to casa ninme is a gate opening onto a small patio. I would like one of these but we don’t send kids into guild arts anymore do we. Spitalfields Life – The Signs of Old London

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British Airways

Headphones, a large viewing size, and a darkened room are nicely conducive to a lovely little welling-up in the eyeball area: It’s a brilliant ad, given the current wave of, if not quite nostalgia, then at least respect for All That Which Happened Before Us As Portrayed On Downton Abbey. And anyway, as I’ve said […]

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When Men Were Men and Life Was Cheap

/delete rant about modern sensibilities Two stories: WSJ – Violence Vanquished We believe our world is riddled with terror and war, but we may be living in the most peaceable era in human existence. Why brutality is declining and empathy is on the rise. Quoting briefly, but read the whole thing: A look at the […]

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River/Sewer

This is very interesting (apologies if an ad starts auto-playing; I’ve taken to preemptively muting my speakers whenever I hit the Daily Mail): Daily Mail – Going underground: Mile after mile of ornate brickwork and labyrinthine tunnels which reveal the beauty of London’s hidden River Fleet In true tabloid fashion, the photos are lifted from […]

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A Decade of 9/11: John and Joe

John Vigiano Sr. is a retired New York City firefighter whose two sons followed him into service—John Jr. was a firefighter, too, and Joe was a police detective. On September 11, 2001, both Vigiano brothers responded to the call from the World Trade Center, and both were killed while saving others. Here, John Sr. remembers […]

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History’s Greatest Badass

A romping great account of the life of Teddy Roosevelt makes us all wish our presidents still fought bears and practiced judo in the White House basement under Japanese masters. Even if they do still, technically, win Nobel Prizes. Quora – Who is history’s greatest badass, and why?

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Somebody Made Me a Tumble Blog

I post this by and large for Half’s benefit. My Tumblr widget shall henceforth be more or less exclusively reblogging from this site. Cooler Than Before

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