Posts tagged with ‘USA’

Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon

This is a grim but fascinating book. Obviously I knew that black people in the southern states of the US had a pretty rough time of it in the period between the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement, what with disenfranchisement and segregation and lynching. But I didn’t appreciate that slavery re-emerged and continued […]

England vs USA: my diagnosis

My overall feeling was that there just wasn’t a critical mass of players in that team whose game lends itself to composed possession football. Gerrard and Lampard can’t do it on their own. So for example, I’m a big fan of Aaron Lennon, and I think he could be an important player for England at […]

World Cup food blogging: USA

Well, that was a bit depressing: not so much because of the result, but the tendency to revert to long balls hoofed up the front, the lack of involvement of England’s wingers, the lack of controlled possession in midfield… all the usual England failings, in fact. Not to mention the further undermining of confidence in […]


Hauling the Nets: 1904 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive 'Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1904. "Young's Pier. Hauling the nets." 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.' Worth looking at the larger version. ( tags: Shorpy USA 1900s photos )


Night Skate: 1919 | Shorpy Historic Photo Archive A truly wonderful photo at Shorpy today. As ever, worth viewing at full size. ( tags: Shorpy skating 1910s USA )


text-o-possum…the future! 'Bluetooth laser virtual keyboard encased in elegant possum.' ( tags: computers possums ) That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stranger – New York Times via Mind Hacks, an extraordinary article about an ultra-long distance cyclist: 'The craziness is methodical, however, and Robic and his crew know its pattern by heart. Around […]


::: Early Advertising of the West, 1867-1918 ::: Endless amounts of fascinating ephemera. Check out some of the sample searches on the right. via Coudal, I think. ( tags: advertising USA C19th )