I’m just re-watching Blade Runner for the nth time (captions on) and I noticed the quote from when Roy first meets Sebastian. “Gosh, you really got some nice toys here.” “Gosh, you really got some nice toys here” is what the subtitles say, at least in the Final Cut edition. I haven’t checked elsewhere, but Google… Read More Bishop to King Seven, Checkmate
I just tried go visit a bunch of sites I used to look at before I found reddit. I was disappointed to see that worth1000 has been subsumed into another site, but I was pleased to see that fark.com and somethingawful.com are still at it. One of my favorite SA forums from back in the… Read More Costanza
As I’ve mentioned before, one can spend quite a bit of time lost in the digitized photography archives hosted by the digital library at the University of Southern California. It’s the single best resource I’ve found for large- and medium- format Los Angeles photography. Wherever possible, I try to look for ways to group photographs together. I… Read More Venice Beach, 1940
I’ve been searching some time for this map. It’s only half the picture (literally, and figuratively), but it’s a big step forward in my quest to document “Old Venice.” 31821.jpg (2300×2304).
Some urban stories turn out to be true. Here’s one you hear all the time: San Francisco has more dogs than children. That’s no myth. The census estimates that 20 percent of the city’s population – or about 161,975 people – are younger than 18. The SPCA estimates that the city has approximately 178,000 dogs.… Read More San Francisco, city of myths – are any true? – SFGate
I’ve seen this photo numerous times, but I just realized (I’m pretty sure) that the Western Union storefront in the photograph is where Mao’s Kitchen is now located. I had lunch there yesterday, and I guess it just clicked. Pretty cool to see how the infrastructure was once built around the Pacific Electric cars.
Ansel Adams’ ‘lost’ LA photos to go on display at drkrm and LA public library. http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2012/01/ansel_adams_lost_la_photo.php
Which one is from real life? And which one is the still from MGM’s X-15 film. This week’s quiz involves NASA’s experimental manned space plane, the X-15. One of these photos is from the Dryden Flight Research Center archives. Check back tomorrow for the answer.
In the late spring of 1995 I was returning from my freshman year of college. At 19, I’d made good marks and even gotten on the dean’s list my first semester. So, when I returned from New England after that first year I had earned some credibility with dear-old-dad and figured I might be able… Read More My First V-8 (part one)
If you’ve used Google Maps in a major metropolitain area, you may have noticed one or two “neighborhood labels” that seemed bizarre and new to you even though you know the area quite well. Here is a link to Home Junction on Google Maps. As best as I can determine, some of these names go… Read More Home Junction