Slate.com often features interesting historical “slide shows” that both entertain and educate. I really enjoyed today’s about What the First Moviegoers Saw”, especially the hand-tinted “Serpentine Dance”.
This makes me happy. There’s a whole blog, Paleo-Future.Com, that focuses on images of the future that people in the past have held. Lots of Disney stuff, of course, but other very fascinating pictures, videos, and other resources.
Forty-six years ago today, a human being first went into space. And it was this guy:
Вы хлынулись, Comrade Gagarin!
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” – Theodore Roosevelt
I’m not sure why, but this image keeps haunting me. Doesn’t help that there’s a globe in the background that looks like top-secret plans for the Death Star. And the photo was taken in 1975!