Mad about the '60s
Alarm clock. The midcentury go-getter stepped smartly on time to his first meeting of the day thanks to an actual alarm clock. He made sure to wind it the night before. Today's cellphone does the same job with a beep, but it can't equal the bed-stand ...
April 11, 2015
The 101 Best Kanye West-Produced Songs That Don't Feature Kanye
But every now and then, he'll still offer a beat to a worthy (or occasionally less so) contemporary without speaking on the track, just to remind us that even if he can change the musical conversation with a single line, he hasn't forgotten which half ...
March 31, 2015
The Electronic Composer in the Modern Age
low wooden rumblings, crunchy metallic percussion, ringing cymbals, high triangle pings, patterned rhythmic mini-motifs, dissonant harmonic juxtapositions, pseudomelodies that keep getting interrupted by drum clanks, plinks and plunks all over the ...
March 22, 2015
A completely subjective rating of college basketball coaches in five arbitrary ...
Note: All lists must include coaches who were active in the "modern era" of college basketball, dating from the 1986-87 season, when the shot clock and the 3-pointer combined to revolutionize the game. Greatest coach -- Just "1K" has "only" four ...
March 17, 2015
Living With Ghosts: My Time At the Butler Goodrich House
I also employed a few old-fashioned tricks no longer in fashion (including some picked up from former MCLA professor and parapsychologist Ali Allmaker), things like laying very simple machines — old windable alarm clocks, piles of coins, and a ...
March 30, 2015
First look: Mondaine's Helvetica fitness tracker has separate day and night modes
Mondaine's new watch offers undercover activity tracking (Image: Chris Wood/). Image Gallery (6 images) The design falls in line with the company's Helvetica line that made its debut last year, combining touches of modern style with the ...
March 19, 2015
Ballyfin: the best hotel in Ireland?
Laois, she would collect the brittle chips that broke away from the wooden floor panels as she vigorously swept the priests' quarters. The brothers were unperturbed by the pockmarked boards, but still she felt compelled to stash each splintered ...
March 17, 2015
Did you know that today 70% of the sold beds a box spring is. Box springs are popular. We understand why … 1. box spring always fits in your interior A box spring is made up of boxes, which are lined with textile or leather. As with a sofa set offer these substances more possibilities than wood or metal, such as a […]. Actually, it’s the most boring ceiling space in a bedroom. Anyway you look every day to your ceiling in the bedroom. Last month, at the helm, with the bedding shop owner Mark Vincent, will be opened. ” Mark Vincent let us be […].
Sue : I love this version of the theme music. Sue : Don’t be daft, Neil. Me : I had a trumpet when I was at school, and yet I never tried to play the Doctor Who theme on it. Sue : Why not. Sue : Oh, do shut up. This is brilliant. It takes Sue all the way back to Saturday March 26th 2005 – the last time she saw this episode. For some inexplicable reason, she didn’t watch it over and over again on an endless loop like some people I could mention. Me : Do you remember the first time. Sue : I remember you were an over-excited child for about a month. Do you remember that time you made me pull over on the way to work so you could photograph a billboard on the side of the road. I remind her that we watched the leaked version of Rose a couple of weeks earlier. Sue : Did I watch this episode twice, then. Sue : And how many times did you watch the other version before it was on TV. Me : Oh, not that many. Me : Do you get this reference to Spearhead from Space , Sue.
Something will have to change, radically, as later this week will be an occasion when we have to be up and about at seven in the morning, but more of that later. We started our week at our normal time and managed to leave home at about ten o’clock. We had two places to visit, both of which, we had been told were well worth the trouble. The first was the medium sized town of Rieupeyroux, about twenty five kilometres north east of us. As is so often the case, the central, old section of the town has been left pretty much as it would have looked in the Middle Ages, although people... Beyond what would have been the town walls are modern new houses, shops and supermarkets just like any other medium sized town. We found our way to the Tourist Office and picked up a handful of information as well as some useful tips – such as, most shops and restaurants were closed because it was Monday – which we had forgotten about. The road took us down, down, down into the Aveyron Valley where we suddenly came upon what I like to think is probably one of the most beautiful villages we have ever visited.
Mad about the '60s
Westclox ad, midcentury • Alarm ... Clock Co. in Fountain Valley, Calif. The web site, www.kit-cat.com tells more than 80 years' history of the kind of product that never needed big advertising: one that sells itself. • Window blinds and wood paneling.
April 10, 2015
REKINDLES HALL OF FLAME: Superintendent James Braidwood
One of the most influential and progressive-thinking fire officers in modern history, James Braidwood ... he entered the building alone and carried out two wooden casks filled with gunpowder and placed them in an area of safety. With the brigade running ...
March 30, 2015