B-25 Mitchells in Kansas City, 1942

A few months back, I ran across this awesome web site called Shorpy; it bills itself as the “100-year-old photo blog” and it posts nothing but old pictures; most of them are from the early 1900s and the vast majority of them are in black and white.

However, occasionally there’s a color picture; like this amazing shot from 1942 of a great many B-25 Mitchell bombers fresh off the assembly lines in Kansas City, Kan. I built several models of B-25s with my dad when I was younger; I never thought it was quite as cool as the B-24 Liberator and wasn’t even in the same ballpark as the B-17, but I still have plenty of fond memories of plastic reproductions of the B-25.

I love seeing pictures like this, connecting something real with memories from 30 years ago based entirely on small plastic facsimiles and spending time with my dad.

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I managed to skip the entire month of August. That’s awesome. I was having a miserable month at work (which today subsided under the crushing wave of the best single morning I’ve had on the job in a good long time), and clearly didn’t feel much like blogging. We’ll see if that has passed. After all, college football season starts this weekend and there should be plenty to talk about…

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Beastie Boys: Doublecheck Your Head

One of the many sites I follow with my RSS reader served up this nugget of awesome today; a seven-track remix of songs from The Beastie Boys’ “Check Your Head.”

It’s fantastic. It’s free. You really have no reason to not go download it immediately. Then, if you don’t already have it, buy the original and get your fill of how great the Beastie Boys are.

Go get it.

Doublecheck Your Head

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