Tuesday, October 20, 2009

This is looking interesting

The new ebook reader from Barnes and Noble will run on Google's Android OS and appears to have access to Google Books as well as what you'd get from B&N. Definitely worth a look.

Now that the official intro is over we see it does WiFi, handles PDFs, MP3s and lots of graphics formats although the latter is kind of wasted on a monochrome screen. Unfortunately we'll have to wait until Nov 30 to see it in the flesh^H^H^H^H^Hplastic.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ed Wallace's Backside of American History

The first two volumes of Ed's fantastic history lessons. Things you didn't know about American history.

Backside Of American History Vol 1

Backside Of American History Vol 2

Thanks to Dennis Adair for providing a handful of Ed's stories captured off the net.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Chad Mitchell Trio

Back in the day when I was a high school folk singer these guys were my favorites. Here's why I sang a lot of these in the 60s.

As you'll recall we had our own right wing wackos back then and the CMT had a little something to say about The John Birch Society. Of course like plagues of locusts things run in cycles and the CMT is still around to comment. The CMT also covered this little ditty but I didn't find their version.

As always there's lots of fun and games to be had on YouTube so check out Lizzy Borden, The Great Historical Bum and Super Skier. Don't miss a young Jim McGuinn playing backup for them.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Did You Know 3.0

I posted version 1.0 here back in 2007 by its AKA, Shift Happens.