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September 19, 2017

World's first 35mm film, shot in San Francisco in 1906 — four days before the Great Earthquake that leveled the city

This film (I recommend muting the modern day sound track) shot in San Francisco on April 14, 1906 — just four days before the Great California Earthquake of April 18 — was shipped by train to New York for processing.

The first 35mm film ever made, it was taken by a camera mounted on the front of a cable car traveling down Market Street.

Note (the still working) clock tower at the end of Market Street at the Embarcadero Wharf.

The movie for many years was believed lost.

September 19, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

New York Times Mini Crossword Puzzle


Free, the way we like it.

FunFact: the full daily Times crossword puzzle, which debuted in 1942, has over 300,000 paid subscribers.

Apply within.

September 19, 2017 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pokémon Monopoly


From websites:


In this special Pokémon:Kanto Edition of Monopoly you'll travel through all eight gyms and battle Gym Leader Pokémon.

Trainer Battle and Professor Oak cards might reward you for Pokémon encounters — or bring an unexpected surprise.


Features and Details:

• Buy, sell, and trade with other Pokémon Trainers to get a powerful Pokémon team and win the game

• Sculpted Poke Marts and Pokemon centers replace traditional houses and hotels

• 6 Metal Tokens: Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Eevee, Jigglypuff




September 19, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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