Luncheon Report.

Luncheon Report.

Our Legends Luncheon on Friday was an amazing success. Here are the people who made it a great day: Trevor Roberts and the wonderful Barbara Roberts, Big Den Grover, Mister and Missus Kevin Stack (hyphenated) Neale, Bob Downs (ankissmyass), Ellen Krueger, Madam Marianne Hunn, The Flacks, Helen and Jack (Globetrotters), Tony Fitzsimmons, Ian (handbinder and … Continue reading

Tashirojima, ‘Cat Island’.

Tashirojima, ‘Cat Island’.

On the island of Tashirojima, the cats outnumber people, and the people like it that way and it’s no accident. The cats n Tashirojima, or what has become known as “Cat Island,” in Japan have come to be the island’s primary residents. Cats have long been thought by the locals to represent luck and good fortune, … Continue reading

Peterloo, the bloody clash that changed Britain, 1819.

Peterloo, the bloody clash that changed Britain, 1819.

The Peterloo Massacre published by Richard Carlile in 1819. Photograph: Courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives On the morning of 16 August 1819, an immense crowd poured into Manchester, perhaps the largest the town had ever seen. They came in an orderly and peaceful fashion. Banners bearing slogans such as “Liberty and Fraternity” and … Continue reading

Car Culture in the 1920s-1930s.

Car Culture in the 1920s-1930s.

Pictured: A Washington DC filling station in 1924. I get the feeling that a number of the onlookers were invited along for the photograph. Image Credit: Shorpy. Pictured: A Car Crash in Washington DC, circa 1921. Pictured: A wonderful photograph of life around a country store and filling station in Gordonton, North Carolina, circa 1939. … Continue reading

World’s Highest Sandcastle, Duisburg.

World’s Highest Sandcastle, Duisburg.

People stand around the world’s highest sand castle before a judge from Guinness World Records confirmed the new record height of 16.68 meters, in Duisburg, Germany, September 2017. Image Credit: Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters. Source: Photos of the Week: 8/26–9/1 – The Atlantic