March 1, 2008

And There Is The Argentine Family Through The Years

A similar site shows the Argentine family evolution. It's a bit different than the Brown Sisters documents. It is more about the evolution of a family through out the years, rather than showing all siblings growing up together from a specific point in time. It starts with the parents, Diego and Susy in 1976. Then in 1978 their first child, Nicolas is born. In 1978 Matias is next in line, following by Sebastian in 1983. The photos continue until 2005.

Argentine Family

The Browns Sisters Revisited

Like many other people, I saw the famous Brown Sisters photographs several years ago. This was an exhibition called "25 Years of the Brown Sisters and New Work" and it was featured at the Zabriskie Gallery in 1999.

The photographer, Nicholas Nixon, documented the years of the Brown sisters in the same pose year by year beginning in 1975 until 1999. You get the sense of how time flies by watching how four women have grown so much in 25 years. Anyhow, I just visited the site again. I hoped that maybe there are new photos, but there aren't any. However, revisiting the site was a remainder for me what life is all about, and how true is it is when we say "time flies by"

Their 70's clothes was a trip to the past..

Nicholas Nixon - 25 Years of the Brown Sisters and New Work

February 29, 2008

I Need To Stop At The Underwater Post Office

How about dropping off your mail at the Vanuatu Underwater Post Office?

Vanuatu Underwater Post Office

Flickr - Great Laker's Roadside Attractions Sets

Great Laker has several "roadside attractions" sets. One of his sets - "roadside attractions" (my fave), according to him or her, has "offbeat, wacky and odd images". Other Great Laker Roadside Attractions sets include motels, gas stations, postcards, mini-golf, and signs.

In addition to these sets, there are a few other non-related "attractions" sets, such as the light house set.

Great Laker Roadside Attractions

February 28, 2008

eBay - Matchbooks!

Boy, talk about a matchbook collection for sale! This eBay has 85 pages of 2522 items (as of now) of match books! I've never seen so many matchbooks before, nor vintage ones. I love that it's all categorized. There are just too many! But it's fun.

Matchbook eBay Store

Brussels 2008 World's Fair 50th Anniversary

Yet, another expo site. This one is from Brussels, Belgium. You can view the site in three languages, English, French and Dutch. Their first World's Fair was held on April 17, 1958, also called "Expo 58". It is now the 50th anniversary of the World's Fair. There is good a information and a link to the Atomium site, that specifically targets the World's Fair. The best part of this site, is of course, is the Expo '58 photos gallery.

Brussels Expo 2008

A YouTube video of the Expo 58.

February 26, 2008

Larry Moss - An Air Shaper

Larry Moss has a unique art of "shaping the air with the use of balloons" (according to his bio page). Not only his art is so unusual, but he is also in the Guinness Book Of World Records and Ripley's Believe It or Not! In addition to performing, he is also a teacher, and writes about his balloon folding art.


February 25, 2008

Hey! It's A Wood Surfboard!

There is a short of history for the different types of the boards. These are, as you can tell from the name of the site, all wood boards that include the following types: Ancient Wood Surfboards, 1900 Wood Surfboards, Tom Blake Hollow Surfboards, Multi-Wood Surfboards and the Balsa Surfboards. Also shown, are the different styles of the early wood surfboards.

I have not checked their links' page though. So I can't verify for their validity or safety (I use SiteAdvisor for that).

Surf History Preservation Collection

I didn't know that yesterday! - blog

The blog is all about learning trivial facts. The author presents some interesting questions with equally interesting factual scientific answers. Some examples:"How did David Copperfield make the Statue of Liberty disappear?" (july 19, 2007), "Why do most UFO sightings happen in the United States?" (nov 20, 2007) and "Why is the letter "E" on top of all eye charts?" (Jan 12, 2006). For those of you who like trivia facts, I think you'll learn a few things here. At least, I did.

I've always wondered how Copperfield did it, but couldn't figure it out until now. Now I finally got the answer!

Oddly enough, I've never thought of the "E" question, even though I have had the honors to read the chart way too many times. So, there are definitely some thought provoking questions.

I did not know that yesterday!

February 24, 2008

Classic 1970's Starkist Charlie Tuna TV Ad

Oh, yeah! I loved those old Charlie Tuna commercials. It has been so long since I've seen one. He was one cool fish, I'd say!

Cover Browser

I'm sure this site is well known around the net. Nothing new. For you who have not seen this before, there are plenty of well known comic book covers.

Thank you, Antje.