What every man and girl should know

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Here is a small collection of vintage coffee ads. Not surprisingly, they mainly show smiling people holding a cup of coffee, but there are variations to the theme. Also, they tend to emphasis the aroma over the taste. There are a few more samples after the jump.

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The Metabolically Challenged

Saturday, April 19, 2014

We Will Live Again from Brooklyn Underground Films on Vimeo.

Considering the whole 'Rising from the Dead' vibe this is probably an incredibly inappropriate video for Easter weekend, but man... is this odd or what?
 

Eccentric Stomp

Monday, April 07, 2014


Monday morning, start of the work week blues by Albert Nicholas.

Close encounter with a meteor

Friday, April 04, 2014


Anders Helstrup, a Norwegian skydiver, had a couple of GoPro cameras mounted on his helmet when he did a jump. When he reviewed his video (seen above) he saw something zoom past him as he fell. Slowed down, and studied by a geologist, it appears he caught a meteor whizzing past him at 300ph.

You can read about it in the Universe Today article Norwegian Skydiver Almost Gets Hit by Falling Meteor — and Captures it on Film (via Slashdot).

I wonder how many meteors have almost bonked me and I just haven't been playing close enough attention?
 

Accordion Boogie

Monday, March 31, 2014


Monday morning, start of the work week blues by the Mojo Blues Band.
 

Vintage quakery

Sunday, March 30, 2014
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These days for our quakery we have spiritual crystals, aroma therapy and the like -- in the old days I think they were rather more creative. Certainly more entertaining as these old patent medicine ads, and the ones after the jump, demonstrate.


Whatever Lola Wants

Friday, March 28, 2014


Get ready for a possessive weekend with The Gotan Project and Sarah Vaughan.