Archive: October, 2006
Tell your tale in six words? Wired enlisted 38 writers and designers. They were inspired by Hemingway's briefest. ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.) So Star Trek's Captain Kirk wrote:
Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket.
- William Shatner
Pretty fond of this one too:
I'm having a flashback. A List of Things Thrown Five Minutes Ago has linked directly into my boyhood, finding a site dedicated to that smart, indigestible food of the early '60s known as Space Food Sticks.
You remember or you don't. If you do, your mouth may be watering for Tang and some ice cold Zarex.
The Space Food Sticks Preservation Society has collected three TV spots and this original newspaper ad on their site, including the news that these highly compressed snacks were some sort of energy food. I just remember the caramel, chocolate and peanut flavors, wrapped in beat-those-Ruskies foil.
Talk about fowling the nest. This post about the Eagles, from InstaPunk, reminds me of the ad campaign for 1965's "The Loved One" -- "The Motion Picture With Something To Offend Everyone:"
we want to comment today on the state of the Philadelphia Eagles, which is at least as important as the nuclear firecracker North Korea is clutching to its pigeon chest. Five weeks ago (an eternity in NFL time) we had this to say about the team coached by Andy Reid:
Here's the big picture for the long-suffering, oh-so-patient and oh-so-deluded Eagles fans. The Eagles are a mediocre team, Reid is a loser of a coach, McNabb will NEVER win or even play in another Super Bowl..
Life just not the same without Howard Stern? Sign up for two free days of the King of all Extra-Terrestrial media on Sirius Radio's site. It's a promo for the launch of the satellite provider's Internet Radio, a $12.95-a-month CD-quality, Web-only service that includes the now-orbital raunch jock and 75 or so channels. Stern's freed this Wednesday and Thursday morning. Red Herring quotes an analyst who sees Sirius using its biggest draw to lure to the Web those uninterested in jumping to satellite radio players. Rival XM Radio has had Internet Radio since Oct. '04. Sirius has has non-CD-quality Web radio since January, 2005, observes reader Tim Leithead.
An homage to Helen Leicht on the occasion of her 30th anniversary on the radio in Philadelphia. From Kiko's House, where Shaun Mullen fondly remembers her support for local artists. She's having a party tonight.
Do Philadelphia music audiences have a reputation for being loudmouths? Grizzly Bear thinks so.
yearsmonths weeks of counting down its listeners' 885 All Time Greatest Artists (what, no Van Gogh?) WXPN-FM has eight to go before ending with a party, broadcast from the World Cafe Live this afternoon.
Number nine is playing now - Pink Floyd. Joni Mitchell was No. 10.
Some of the posts in the uber-snarky guide to the glitz that is Philadelphia now have comments at the bottom.
Say farewell to the former Flin Flon Bomber.
Bobby Clarke, who resigned as Flyer's GM in a weekend blood-letting that also saw coach Ken Hitchcock fired, has long been the love-him-or-hate-him face of Flyers hockey, leading the team as a player to back-to-back Stanley Cups in the mid-'70s, and, for the last 10 seasons as general manager, building a squad that always made a run but never reigned.