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April 25, 2008
is a collection of images of over 1000 antique silver bookmarks. They can be browsed by category (e.g. shape
) all of which are divided into myriad sub-categories (e.g. Art Deco
has pictures of the famed bookmarks made by the firm of silk weaver Thomas Stevens as well as other products. Among my favorite Stevengraphs are Ye Faire Ladie Godiva and Peeping Tom
, The Apostle of Free Trade, John Bright, MP
, Assassinated at Washington 14 April 1865 - The Late Lamented Lincoln
, Speed Well Remember Me
and for cheap laughs there is the glorious duo of Ride the Cock Horse
and I Love Little Pussy
posted by Kattullus at 10:01 AM PST - 2 comments
, Del Torro is on board for the new Hobbit move and it's...um..sequel.
Anyway, he seems to be adamant in keeping the as much as the original creative team
on board which is a encouraging sign, roll on 2010?
posted by Mintyblonde at 8:35 AM PST - 91 comments
Steve Carrell on how to act brilliant:
I've learned to appear scintillatingly intellectual by asking people questions ("Do you like pizza?"). Then I just look at them, nodding and saying "Hmmm" and "Um hmmm" every few seconds. Try and keep one or two things in your head to regurgitate later. After all, what is knowledge, really, but high-resolution regurgitation?
posted by beaucoupkevin at 8:29 AM PST - 64 comments
With the grounds it was built on having hosted the first demonstration of airplane flight in 1909, Tempelhof International Airport
, the world's second-oldest working commercial airport, was officially opened in 1923. Also known as City Airport, it takes its official name from the Tempelhof neighborhood of Berlin, itself named for the Knights Templar
who owned its land in the Middle Ages. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks at 5:12 AM PST - 36 comments