Monthly Archives: July 2013

Fleeing Shanghai, August 1937: the demise of a Tin Goose

Continuation of the stories of the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) fleeing Shanghai at the outbreak of the Battle of Shanghai, August 1937. This one tells the tale of Joy Thom and a Tin Goose Ford Trimotor Continue reading

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Weekend rockets

Launching model rockets with Ryan and Marianna Continue reading

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Only in America: The Wheels of Freedom–a monster truck at the California State Fair

You can’t make this stuff up. The Wheels of Freedom. A monster truck at the California State Fair, replete with the American flag, MIA flag, and the flag of the United States Marine Corps. Only in America. Continue reading

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Savage Continent by Keith Lowe, NPR Fresh Air interview

Link to NPR Terry Gross “Fresh Air” interview with Savage Continent author Keith Lowe Continue reading

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The Douglas DC-3 in China, a photogallery

Photos of Douglas DC-3s, C-53s, and C-47s in China and flying the Hump during World War II Continue reading

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You can’t make this stuff up

“Specifically your health care rants were a huge turn on.”

Mr. Weiner must be awesome on health policy. Continue reading

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Another pair of wine floozies

I stumbled across these two wine floozies in the Safeway wine aisle and found them… irresistible. Continue reading

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The Backyardigans… aka The Invasion of Troop 67

Epic: 40-odd boy scouts from my friend Leesl Herman’s Troop 67 spend the night in the backyard… Continue reading

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Only in San Francisco

Only in San Francisco: So, this guy meets this girl in a hacky-sack circle in early February. They get engaged two weeks later. They got in a fight on March 25, and the guy moves out–he moved into a tree … Continue reading

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Link to story on the mechanics of how China censors the internet

“No system in the world has been remotely as large in the number of details it attended to or in the number of people devoted to the work.” Continue reading

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