Category: Science

February 15, 2013 /

Meteor shards hit Russia after explosion in the sky – video | World news | The Tunguska Event – 1908 Hollywood pales in comparison. And as scientists tried to piece together the chain of events that led to Friday’s disaster — on the very day a small asteroid passed…

February 9, 2013 /

At the Ambassador Hotel, February 16th, 1931: .

February 3, 2013 /

Wow… They really were the greatest generation.

January 21, 2013 /

MR. OBAMA: Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this…

January 17, 2013 /

Once upon a time I had a friend whose great-granny invested in little Tommy Edison’s electric company… That’s neither here nor there, but, in his time Edison’s became a multifaceted company and he ran an East Coast syndicate that extracted fees from filmmakers – the very thing that made Cecil…

January 12, 2013 /

Coached by Dean Cromwell of USC – who came up with the flying finish… Charley Paddock (center) and Frank Wykoff (far right) cross the finish line at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Paddock won gold in the 1920 Olympics, in 1924 (in the film “Chariots of Fire” as portrayed by Dennis…

January 12, 2013 /

Athletes in motion at the Coliseum: 1932 an unidentified high jumper at the Olympics 1956, Photographer Art Warden, Charlie Dumas clears a seven foot jump 1964, Hal Connelly

January 3, 2013 /

I thought I recognized one of my father’s friends in this picture from 1968. But, who did I spy in the right hand lower corner but director Doug Liman? Betcha you didn’t know he was a time traveler… One of his films in the pipeline, “Everest”, about George Mallory’s ascent…

December 25, 2012 /

No worries, no responsibilities, no deadlines, no appointments, no meetings, no agenda, no obligations, and I think I can handle it for just about a week… Christmas week. How about you? Wishing you a New Year of civility, accomplishment, profound good humor, and love.

December 6, 2012 /

That’s the standard line, anyway. Disney’s animation was happy and Fleischer’s was hallucinatory. Frankly, when I was a kid early animation freaked me out. Only when I was older did I appreciate what innovators both these men were – and by then my dad had stopped grousing about Walt, possibly…