Simpson is in Lovelock because he was convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery in Nevada in 2008; he's serving a sentence of up to 33 years, with the possibility of parole in 2017. He will turn 67 next month, but the O.J. personage who remains a cultural touchstone is much younger. That one was born 20 years ago this week, on June 17, 1994, a day that spawned a series of events that are as ingrained in Americana as anything that happened at Valley Forge or in Dealey Plaza. Sports Illustrated tackles Orenthal James Simpson.
posted by porn in the woods
on Jun 13, 2014 -
In all the discussion over gun collections, one subset is often overlooked - the few, the rare, the heavy armament collectors. With a television presence
, they are beginning to get more notoriety - but among them all, one stood out - the eccentric Jacques Littlefield
. He passed away in 2009
, but his estate has now listed several of his tanks for sale.
If you've got a cool 3 mil, you could pick up this fully restored Panzer tank
. On a budget? Try this Sherman tank
instead, for only $250,000.
posted by corb
on Jun 3, 2014 -
is a website packed full of evocative, interesting and historical pictures of old ships from A
. It's a feast of all kinds of other vintage maritime images
, including ports
, docks, ferries
, harbors, paintings
, canals, rivers
, maritime scenes, onboard pictures
, shipboard menus
, lots of great postcards
and other old historical nautical memorabilia
(even the ship's cat
). [more inside]
posted by nickyskye
on Aug 24, 2012 -
Surely one of the most memorable musician photos ever is this one: Johnny Cash
, making his feelings known with customary aplomb. But did you ever notice he was wearing a jumpsuit in that photo, and not his more standard black shirt/trousers ensemble? Well, that very jumpsuit
just went for a handsome $120,000 at auction. Someone else just paid $300,000 for one of Elvis' peacock-emblazoned jumpsuits
. And remember that little necklace
John Lennon wore on the cover of Two Virgins
? Yep, the only
thing he wore. Fetched a cool $528,000. Meanwhile, in Japan, a bunch of grapes
just went for $910. What a bargain! [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Aug 11, 2008 -
: Bill Graham
, of Fillmore
fame, was born Wolfgang Grajonca in Berlin. He grew up to invent, more or less, the modern rock 'n' roll promotion industry. He also had an eye for the future, stashing away posters
, backstage passes
, and photography
for posterity (us).
Now, 15 years after his death, you have him to thank not only for $350 Rolling Stones tickets
but also for $3800 Rolling Stones posters
Satan at a crossroads
Clear Channel a few years back, the vault also contains a bunch of audio and video that Clear Channel didn't know it had
and which we may or may not ever get to experience.
posted by bigmike
on Jan 6, 2006 -
Own a piece of national tragedy.
Rehnquist's original signed decision on the 2000 election recount, throwing the country over to the loser of the popular vote (and, quite possibly, the loser of the electoral college) is up for auction.
posted by jonson
on Sep 10, 2005 -
Find old family photos. Slap them on greeting cards with hilarious captions. Sell them. Make many people very happy and entertained. MikWright rules.
posted by Ufez Jones
on Dec 9, 2002 -
Show and Tell Music - Thrift Store Vinyl.
There are lots of vinyl sites out there, but some of the items in this collection had me floored.
And the quantity is just as impressive as the quality -- several pages of unintentionally funny Christian vinyl you have to see to believe. MP3 samples too! Via BoingBoing
, but got lost under a lengthy EFF post (which was also good).
posted by condour75
on Dec 5, 2002 -
- Martha Cooper began her love affair
with photography when her dad gave her a Kodak Baby Brownie sometime around 1946. A professional photographer, for the last 25 years she's also been an avid collector of photographica. Her focus is on images of women
with cameras. Browse through more than a century
of historic photos, quirky memorabilia, advertising, toys, comics, movie stills and figurines - it's a fascinating site!
In her own photos, Ms. Cooper favors art, anthropology, and urban folk culture. Her colorful work can be viewed at NYCity Snaps.
posted by madamjujujive
on Sep 29, 2002 -
Here’s a nice addition
to your movie memorabilia collection. Would that I had the spare £15,000 lying around. If you could owe one little piece of a favorite cult film, what would it be?
posted by Fenriss
on Mar 12, 2002 -