May 15

Sanborn Maps

Sanborn maps are a great window into the past. Penn State has a collection open to the public online

Apr 15

Deer Hunting With Jesus.

You owe it to yourself to read this article about Joe Baegant, who I would best describe as a Southern Hunter S. Thompson.  The now deceased Baegant’s writings were a significant part of my political awakening.  Via Metafilter.  Joe’s website is here.

Apr 15

Harmy’s Star Wars Despecialized Editions

If you find the George Lucas special editions affronts to you childhood, I recommend searching out Harmy’s Despecialized Editions [Facebook].  Read all about it at the Atlantic.

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He hasn’t completed ROTJ yet, but ANH and ESB are done, at 17GB+ each.  You’ll need to use Bittorrent.


Apr 15

Star Wars Reaction Shots

Matthew McConaughey, some babies, and a Catholic priest walk into a bar watch the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer…

Mar 15

Cookie Cutter Tropes

Don’t know what it says about modern television quality that your prime time lineup can be replaced with clips of stock videos