Mental Floss examines the history of the Trapper Keeper
, the de rigueur
school accessory of the 1980s, on its 35th birthday.
— an open classroom in book design, experimental typography, and professional practices. Popular posts include : The Olivetti Typewriter
, in 1911 Olivetti produced Italy's first typewriter. One hundred years later we continue to celebrate the smart promotion. Early 20th Century Trademarks
, pages of trademarked names from the Trade Mark Title Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1910-1913. Czechoslovakian Stamp Designs
, the variety and styles of the hand lettered text on these stamps is stunning. [more inside]
— How medical supply behemoths stick it to the little guy, making America’s health care system more dangerous and expensive. [more inside]
One more for the stationery fetishists: Office Supply Geek
In case of Soviet attack, head to the Brooklyn Bridge
Anti-sanctions group sanctioned.
Anti Iraq-sanctions group Voices in the Wilderness is being sued
by the U.S. Department of Justice for bringing relief supplies to Iraq before the war. ViTW has issued an initial response
and filed an answer and counterclaim
. Does the DoJ have a leg to stand on? What moral and legal obligations do we have to refrain from giving aid and comfort to "enemy" civilians? How about if they live in sunny Cuba
"hey mom and dad"
a word from the front - i feel horrible for this guy and his family. why isn't he getting food, water and being rotated? where are all our taxpayer dollars going anyway
All brought to us courtesy of the Wall Street Journal Weekend section (published on Friday). No, I dont feel one bit paranoid.
I used to go to Edmund
for my neato geek hack supplies, but then I discovered American Science And Surplus
(formerly JerryCo). Between them and All Electronics
, my geek needs are satiated.