I like this story, but only because I can imagine the kids as grandparents, saying “you think YOU have it tough? Why, if *I* wanted to get to school…”
From the department of awesome: Edwardian Drunks Rogue Gallery. The occupations are killing me. What is a “Japanner and Charwoman”? And how exactly does one get a job as a “Bedstead Polisher”?
A few weeks old at this point, but the original screenwriter on Battlefield Earth apologizes for the movie being such a stinker. “It wasn’t as I intended — promise. No one sets out to make a train wreck. Actually, comparing it to a train wreck isn’t really fair to train wrecks, because people actually want to watch those.” Best. Quote. Ever!
Here’s one for Jacquie – a series of photos making San Francisco appear flat.
Wow. A man beaten into a coma develops a rich scale model town which helps him both heal the emotional scars of the beating and recover physically from the event. Absolutely stunning.
A fascinating post on good character development. I’d have to say that I agree with pretty much everything there – and my eyes lit up when he started talking about FlashForward and Mark Benford, who I really just want to punch in the face every time he’s on screen. I agree 100%!
Here goes the rest of my morning: Sepia Town. Use Google Maps to browse and upload old photos to locations.
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A Japanner is a lacquerer. “Japaned tin” is a 19th century term for black lacquered enameled metal, hence Japanner as lacquerer. A Charwoman is a cleaning lady.
Yeah, you KNOW I’m the 19th century idiot…