I just leave a soul patch on the front. It's like having a little Hitler in my pants
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene

quote [ Biill Graham, Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia—half a century on, these names still evoke the sound of San Francisco in the late 1960s. To be sure, the city’s greatest concert promoter, singer, and guitarist all deserve their status as cultural icons, but it was another guy whose name you might not immediately recognize, Marty Balin, who drew the world’s attention to San Francisco in the first place. ]

enjoy...acid rock
[SFW] [music] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@4:46amGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 16 October 2017

The Forgotten White City Amusement Parks

quote [ They called it the city of dreams, a series of white stucco buildings that surrounded a pool of glistening water. As the sun rose above the sky, the buildings would be illuminated in hues of peach, gold, and lavender. ]

Let's take your car and mess around at the park all day

[SFW] [history]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:35amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 15 October 2017

These gritty pictures show Times Square’s journey from porn mecca to family friendly

quote [ 42nd Street went from ’The Deuce’ to the dud in 20 years ]

Take a walk around times square
[NSFW] [history] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@4:38amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 14 October 2017

An unlikely triumph

quote [ In its first century the American higher-education system was a messy, disorganised joke. How did it rise to world dominance? ]

The student body got a bad reputation
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:16amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 13 October 2017

How the Real Madame Tussaud Built a Business Out of Beheadings

quote [ Marie Grosholtz sure loved to make death masks of freshly executed criminals. ]

It's the middle of the night at the London shrine
[SFW] [people] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:12amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Race and the White Elephant War of 1884

quote [ Feuding impresarios, a white-but-not-white-enough elephant, and racist ads for soap — Ross Bullen on how a bizarre episode in circus history became an unlikely forum for discussing 19th-century theories of race, and inadvertently laid bare the ideological constructions at their heart. ]

With tiny eyes, and great big trunk
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:23amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

How a network of citizen-spies foiled Nazi plots to exterminate Jews in 1930s L.A.

quote [ A Jewish-led resistance disrupted Nazi plans to murder Hollywood stars and exterminate Jewish families in Boyle Heights. ]

Nazi punks, fuck off!
[SFW] [history] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:12amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer (Official)

quote [ Watch the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and see it in theaters December 15. ]

The long-term contract that I had to sign
Says I'll be making these movies till the end of time
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:26amGMT] [40 comments]

Why English is such a great language for puns

quote [ Gamers now even take part in world champunships ]

There's a joke or two,
A pun or three
[SFW] [people] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:24amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 9 October 2017

His Name Was Larry

quote [ The offbeat stylings of Larry "Wild Man" Fischer, an outsider icon with ties to Frank Zappa and a wild voice who generated a cult audience against all odds. ]

Larry is the white guy people think he's funny
[SFW] [people] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:00amGMT] [1 comment]

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