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Archive for December, 2007

Fireworks can be dangerous

This is one of a funny series of Dutch fireworks-saftey ads. Effective and, even better, they make fun of Arab terrorists. Nice to know that the Dutch still have some backbone.

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Another wonderful Christmas has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy some vintage Christmas cheer. Merry Christmas!

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This was the first Weird Al song I ever heard, listening to the Doctor Demento show late one night on my radio. What a crazy fluke!

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Connecting

Title:Connecting
Artist:Wellington Lee
Date:c. 1964

Photographs from the Museum’s Permanent Collection

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Here’s a bit of Christmas cheer from Radio Shack. The computer Santa is enjoying is the original TRS-80 Color Computer. It had a lot of quirky aspects but was a surprisingly powerful little machine for the time. The game displayed is Castle Guard, inspired by the popular Atari arcade game Warlords.

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Frosty the Snowman

The original cartoon. And in this one Frosty’s got rhythm!

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Do you have worms?

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Comcast.net News – Science – SKorean Scientists Clone Cats That Glow

South Korean scientists have cloned cats that glow red when exposed to ultraviolet rays, an achievement that could help develop cures for human genetic diseases, the Science and Technology Ministry said.

And the video here. After glowing cats, can Laser Cats be far behind?

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But, hey, we’re time travelers. So we can just fire up the flux capacitors and hop back a day!

The Volokh Conspiracy – Today is “Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day.” has some excellent suggestions for observing this special day. My favorite:

 “Walk up to random people and say “WHAT YEAR IS THIS?” and when they tell you, get quiet and then say “Then there’s still time!” and run off.”

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Remember Pearl Harbor

Today is Pearl Harbor Day.

YouTube – Remember Pearl Harbor by Dick Robertson And His Orchestra

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