September 5, 2009

YouTube - 60's Fashion (In London)

Wow, this is an interesting video about the fashion in 1960's London's King Road. You'll see a lot of fashion at the trendy stores back then. A lot of young people wearing fashionable clothes trying on the "in" clothes. I was fascinated with this video, and I'm not one of those people who have patience watching a 9 minutes fashion clip. The video is an excellent representation of the 60's fashion in London. The poster's description about the video is: "Trendy fashion shops in London's King's Road as shown in the Look at Life series for cinema audiences. This is really swinging!!"

Hey, That's My Seat!

I don't really have much to say, it's a forum from "flyertalk". There are pictures of modern airplane seats from different airlines. Some of these seats are pretty weird looking and are high tech. They sure are worth your money. I wouldn't mind have seat-bed myself and my own big tv screen. It's almost like a scene from a futuristic sci fi movie. I think I saw some computers, but I'm not sure.

The images from top to bottom are Singapore Airlines, Delta Airline and Air Canadia.

Flyer Talk - Photos of Airline Seats and Cabin Interiors

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Flyer Talk - Photos of Airline Seats and Cabin Interiors

September 4, 2009

And Then There Were The Bookmobiles

I have never used the bookmobile and have seen them only a few times. I don't think there are too many of them around anymore. It's interesting to see those old ones.

Collectors' Quest - Bookmobiles

September 3, 2009

This Is How You Write "Jules Verne" in Greek: Ιούλιος Βερν

This is a page from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. I am a big fan of Jules Verne. As a kid I loved to read his stories and watch the movies that are based on his stories. I'd read them again and again. In this particular page you can find out how to write the name of the author Jules Verne in other languages!!! The list is incomplete though. There are languages that I've never heard of. Here are some translations.

Armenian - Վերն
Russian - Жюль Верн
Lithuanian - Žiulis Vernas
Turkish - Ժււլ Վէրն
Polish - Juliusz Verne
Arabic - جول فيرن
Hebrew - ז׳ול ורן
Japanese - ジュール・ヴェルヌ
Chinese - 儒勒·凡尔纳
Korean - 줄 베른

The titles of Jules Verne’s works in 93 languages

Dagobert Krikelin stands for Dagwood Bumstead

This one is a Swedish comic magazine site with many images old and recent comic magazines in Swedish. There are many comics in Swedish, I don't know if there are actually any comics that are Swedish in origin. Many of them are obviously American and British also non-Swedish European magazines. It was fun to see the Swedish translation for the magazine names. Such as "Apornas Planet" for Planet of the Apes and Helgonet for The Saint. You can enjoy the site even if you don't know Swedish like me.

In the main page, just under the light blue navigation bar at the far left, you'll see at the bottom an option to scroll down for various magazine sets. It leads you to the magazine you opted for to its page. For example, If you opted for Spindelmannen (Spider Man) you'll arrived to a Spiderman magazines page.

As for "Forstanummer", I may be wrong, but I think the word refers to First Edition magazines that are common. Apparently the translation is "First Number". In that page there are single images each represent a different magazine. These are not set images. A pretty cool page I'd say.

If there anyone who is influence in Swedish, I'd love it if the person can verify the meaning of "Forstanummer" in regard to this site.

One last thing, this site has frames (I have not seen frames in a long time!).


September 2, 2009

The Mysteries Of Bad Movies.

Do you remember a tv show called "Mystery Science Theater 3000"? It first ran on KTMA then it was on the SciFi channel. The show ran from 1988 to 1990. They'd showed bad movies. There was a host and a robot called Crow T. Robot who made comments about the movies. They always sat at the first row. You'd see their backs in the dark. I hadn't realized that they have a web site. I totally forgot about this show 'till now. It is a nice site. Some good stuff. It was a bummer when the show got canceled, but it's nice to see that they have a web site.

Mystery Science Theater 3000

If you want to learn more about the show check out Wikipedia. There is an extensive review of the show. Here is a short excerpt with a short description "The series features a man and his robot sidekicks who are trapped on a satellite in space by an evil scientist and forced to watch a selection of bad movies, especially (but not initially limited to) science fiction B-movies." The introduction goes further on. I'm afraid I'll be accused of plagiarism if I continue it.

Wikipedia Mystery Science Theater 3000

August 31, 2009

The Steamboat Museum (Don't Forget Willie!)

A Virtual Online Steamboat Museum with many steamboat related topics under Photos, Delta Queen & Delta King Collection, Ancestry Stories, Model Boats, Steamboat Art, Steamboat Mysteries, Various Collection and Research History.

I found the site to be entertaining and educating at the same time. For some reason whenever I see the word steamboat I think about the little Steamboat Willie with Mickey Mouse. Not as these majestic steamboats. ;-) Gosh, I have not seen it in ages! I used to love Mickey Mouse. That's some nostalgia.

Above the top steamboat is the Washington after it was converted, and the one below is the same boat but prior to the conversion. It was called the Sidney.

In short, the boat was originally named Sidney and was built in 1880. Then in 1901 it was bought an rebuilt in 1921 converting it into a excursion boat called Washington and was in use until 1937. It was dismantled in 1938. The info and the images is under "The Streckfus Excursion Boats".

Online Virtual Steamboats Museum

Steamboat Willie:

August 30, 2009

How About This Logo?

This is a good one for graphic designers and people who enjoys learning about logos.

Logo Design History