Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Optical Illusion

Once you see it, you can never again unsee it!



Give up?

Here's a strong hint:



Monday, April 25, 2016

Rail transit, then and now

I stumbled upon a transit map recently that showed rail transit in the Bay Area in 1937.  Think no Bay Bridge, trolleys, Key System, the Oakland mole, ferry boats. It was a pretty intricate system, and some of the rails led to places far outside the Bay Area.


Now this map, drawn in the style of today's BART map, is far too condensed for me to read carefully. It does reference a source and a date, however, that has piqued my interest. If I find out anything interesting to my piqueness, I'll post it here.

For now. . .

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hains Point, Washington D.C.

Here's an old aerial photograph of Southeast Washington D.C., featuring Hains Point and its (then)golf course in the center, and the National War College on the right. The Washington Monument is at the top.
The picture was taken in 1935, when I was a mere one year old. After World War II, when I was 11 years old, and my brother was about 9, our Dad, who was then teaching at the War College, would drop us both at the golf course to hack our way around for a few hours while he entertained the military students.

I fear I learned little about the finer points of golf, but I did find a few lost golf balls and enjoyed the nice river views.

Good times.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Smart Phone

This is the Radio Shack smart phone of 1991:


Effective, no doubt, but a bit pricey, and rather clumsy to tote around.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

#30 goes for a long 3.


This man can do anything!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Oscar Awards on Sunday

Thanks to the U.K. Daily Mail, we have a puzzle:


Your task, should you accept it, is to find the gilded Oscar statue among all these C3PO's.

Good luck!