Thursday, January 19, 2006
- Happy Birthday, "Brain" - the world's first PC virus, launched January 19th, 1986. Thanks for nuthin'. [via MeFi]
- Whee! It's Vitamin C! EphemeraNow holds a treasure trove of Mid-Century color magazine advertising graphics from the 1930's through the 1960's
- Gapers Block's "Rearview" image of the day - a highrise photo of the Chicago waterfront near Navy Pier, circa 1979
- The Chicago Sun-Times says Evanston, Illinois - the town that gave the nation Tinkertoys™ and the Temperance Movement - is the new "hotbed [of] hip-hop." Read that sentence again. [via ChicagoIST]
- 30 Years of Canadian Pop Chart listings, from 1957-1986: if you were an American living near the Candian border for nearly twenty years (like I did), this is a quite a find for pure research and completing record collections, as well as tracking down obscure radio tunes played on the "C".
- Grammar be damned: like a good pretzel (or a liquorice stick, but I don't care for liquorice), the Bunny Suicides illustrations are delightfully dark and twisted. [Fans of Red Meat©, The Far Side©, or P.S. Mueller should love these]
- Americans love shrimp more than ever, but we've become bearish on the once-trendy salmon.