Posts tagged ‘History’

Thinking About No Regrets

Lately I’ve been watching Friday Night Lights, which is a well-crafted if ordinary show about a small Texas town and its obsession with football. In recent…

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An Alternative History of Rock and Roll

Andy linked to this delightful alternative time line for the last forty years of popular music. It imagines what might have happened if the Beatles stayed…

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Are There Fewer Gas Stations Than There Used to Be?

It’s been my impression that, at least in West Van and downtown Vancouver, there are fewer gas stations than there used to be? Is this true?…

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A Signature From 1914?

We just moved into a heritage house that was built in 1912. I recently noticed something carved into the glass of one of the windows in…

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Renting CDs From Flicker’s Video

Today I was walking and listening to a song performed live. I think it was Neil Young’s “See The Sky About To Rain” from 1971 (from…

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What is the Culinary History of Serrated Carrots?

First off, what’s the correct term for those kind of ribbed carrot slices? Is there a charmingly-named cutting technique? You know, something like ‘julienned’. You often…

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What If All Web Sites Displayed Their Makers?

Here’s a little thought experiment for you. What if, in the early days of the Web, it became a uniform, standard practice for websites to include…

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Machinima From Malta

A while ago I wrote about the story of Faith, Hope and Charity, three bi-planes who protected Malta from the Italian air force in the early…

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