Normally I don’t like to talk shit in a public forum, but this direct mail piece I just got, well, you decide for yourself. From what I can tell, it’s from a photo-illustration rep or something to that effect. I’m just not quite sure what I’d ever need this specific set of talents for, but you never know. And just for the record, was Texas in the Civil War thereby justifying the use of a Confederate flag? Those legs remind me of something from that movie Legion.
We’re working on publishing a few eBooks right now and I happened across a file that had an ISBN number in it. So I typed it in on Amazon to see what came up, and it was The Crack Book. I thought to myself, “Oh cool, I didn’t know that was up on Amazon, awesome.” But then I scrolled down a little and noticed the “Frequently Bought Together” section. See that book that other people buy at the same time as Crack? It’s called Sprinkle Brigade, which is a group of people in NYC that find other people’s dog’s shit and poke it, prod it, prop it and photograph it. Seriously? Pictures of butts where the crack falls in the gutter—that’s funny. Pictures of you playing with other people’s dog’s shit—that’s just gross.
As if I don’t post enough galleries of vintage stuff, here’s one more to add to the list: vintage children’s games and art supplies.
National Geographic has some nice vintage national park posters up from the 1930’s. Which makes me think, these images that National Geographic has up are from the Library on Congress. So I went to the LoC site and tried to do a search for any of the posters to see if I could find hi-res versions thinking I’d love to print one or two of these out to hang in my house. But either I’m an idiot or the LoC site kinda sucks and isn’t very user friendly because I definitely couldn’t find anything. So if any of your research types out there are handy with the LoC site and can find any of this stuff on there, email me. And in the mean time, can someone contact Google and let them know the Library of Congress really needs their help?
But back to the original intent of this post, vintage national parks posters on the Nat Geo site.
This is a great way to waste quite a bit of time. Well over 2,000 scans of Meiji-era Japanese postcards. These 3 I’m posting here were just in the first 8 pages or so and there was about 160 pages all together. So be warned, this might monopolize your afternoon, but I highly suggest checking them out. Click here for the Flickr page and click here to learn more about the Meiji period.
In my Monday morning internet perusing, it’s now clear to me that just about every time you see a newspaper on a television show, it’s the exact same prop newspaper. Makes sense when you think about it because this way they know that it’s a rights-cleared thing to be using if everyone is using the same one. But still pretty interesting. Check here for a gallery of the paper in use. (via Boingboing)