This is the story of a long-lost building, the Marble Bank Building (1893), in Spokane, Washington. Its history is well-documented here, it was a building of small size but amazing opulence. The bank that constructed it failed mere weeks before it was to move into the building, the Old National Bank ultimately bought the building … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of the Marble Bank Building.
I decided to try a new product called Pepsi 1893. Apparently its supposed to be how Pepsi was in its founding year (made from "sugar, water, caramel, lemon oil, nutmeg, and other natural additives"). Its all pretty hipsterish, but how can I say no to old-timey Gay Nineties Pepsi? Tastes good and refreshing, less tart … Continue reading My Review of Pepsi 1893.
In memory of a great cartoonist. http://www.madmagazine.com/blog/2016/07/27/mad-remembers-jack-davis-artist
A couple more historic buildings in Wallace. On the left, the Arment Building, built in 1911, just a year after the town barely escaped complete annihilation in the Big Burn of 1910. On the right, a more unusual landmark, the old Oasis Bordello, which opened in 1895 and operated for 93 years before being shut … Continue reading Historic Wallace, Idaho: Part III
The majority of Freberg's recordings were made between 1951 and 1961, after which he focused more on work in advertising, but there are a few later outliers such as "The Conspiraski Theory" (1998). It's a rare chance to hear Freberg's take on events of the 1990s rather than the 1950s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSIlWUrG0-Y
I actually haven’t seen a SkyMall catalog on a plane since 2011, but for many years it was the most entertaining thing to read on flights. All the other in-flight magazines are just thinly veiled advertisements for the airline, the new in-flight Wi-Fi is, like everything else about air travel, exorbitantly expensive, and in-flight movies … Continue reading RIP SkyMall: 1989-2015.