Wings don’t fail me now.
Did Kinja change the editor? It’s terrible. Opium appropriate. Poppies, poppies. My introduction to opium dens was of course Sherlock Holmes.
And beyond. Watching Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979).
Impulse buy. We dared someone to try it when we were kids but this was the first time I had the original formula. Talk about an eye-opener.
What happened to the nose? Wiki page said there were signs rods and poles were used to remove the nose. One legend was it was shot off with a cannonball by Napoleon’s men. In the very earliest photos and drawings it was mostly just the head sticking out of the sand.
1936 Maine. Carl Van Vechten.
Library of Congress images were down again for a while.
250 of them in this collection.
Dominoes. I have an old travel pack of dominoes I found while dusting in a carrying case.
Library of Congress. Vintage magic posters. Trying to skip those I’ve used before elsewhere. There was enough good material to do just posters.
AV Club Wiki Wormhole today is a magician I heard of from Orson Welles. Magic posters, ads, etc. from Library of Congress.
Toot-A-Loop. Panapet was the ball and chain.
Found via the ThrillingDetective site. Mr. Pierce also has a cover art blog in addition to editing The Rap Sheet. Nice overview of the genre covers.
1895. My Wiki Wormhole last night was early flight experiments. Once you got a certain height off the ground (50-60 ft.?) crashes were almost always fatal. In the very early days people would jump off towers with homemade contraptions with no basis in science and would invariably kill themselves. Otto Lilienthal…
Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger. Pepsi.
Lot of cheap toy comic ads, etc.