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'Thirst' by Ivo Andric

Thirst by Ivo Andric, 1934

The magic trick:

Employing a brilliant structure that allows the reader to consider several different thirsts caused by the war… 376 more words


Now... A Millionaire's Pen that You can Afford to Carry: 1930s & 40s Parker Pen Ads

How cool are these old Parker adverts?!

A guy on eBay is selling loads of ads from old Life Magazines and I found a couple of Parker Pen ones that I thought would make good prints to put up in the house.   155 more words


August 19

August 19, 1938 – The Mickey Mouse Short Film The Whalers is Released to Theaters

“Very distressing. Not a whale in sight. Ho hum.”

On August 19, 1938, the Mickey Mouse short film… 421 more words

Replacing the Irreplacable

I break a lot of stuff – glasses, plates, terracotta pots. Mostly I think, “Cool, I can go buy something I like better!”

But sometimes what is broken isn’t replaceable. 41 more words


Bourbon & Branch

501 Jones St. San Francisco, CA 94102 • (415) 346-1735 • bourbonandbranch.com

I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been in a cooler bar- er, speakeasy. 123 more words

5 Knives

The very last in Texas

For a minute I had no words. Then slowly slowly I reached up and removed my pink sunglasses, folded one side in, then the other, placed them on the desk and pushed them forward to rest there like a trump card between the flight of Mayoral pens and the overflowing Mayoral ashtray. 472 more words

In Texas

Bing Crosby, early 1930s

Bing Crosby deserves a particular mention among modern artefacts. He was a genuine innovator who  brought a modern approach to popular music. A key modernisation that Crosby utilised was the recently developed technology of electric recording. 710 more words