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The Globalism Notebook

Endless curiosity about people, culture and commerce in a flat world

In 1970, Ernie reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the timeless hit “Rubber Duckie.”

mentalflossr:

Some green-thinking locals want New Orleans to recycle the tons of plastic necklaces that go flying during parades. But skeptics say it’ll never happen.

(via poptech)

Useful…
ilovecharts:

Tea Time

Useful…

ilovecharts:

Tea Time

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nevver:

Pleated Jeans

Tonight.

Ha! So true…

ilovecharts:

nevver:

Pleated Jeans

Tonight.

Ha! So true…

motherjones:

coolchicksfromhistory:

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, 1961.
Joan, a 19 year old Freedom Rider, was sentenced to two months in prison for her involvement in the integration of a Jackson, Mississippi bound train.  She served more than the required two months because each addition day reduced her $200 fine by $3.
In the Fall of 1961, Joan transferred from Duke University to historically black Tougaloo Southern Christian College because she felt integration should be a two way street.  
Today Joan is a retired teaching assistant living in Virginia and mother to five sons.  After the 2008 election she brought her Obama pin to the grave of Medgar Evers.  

Everything about this.

motherjones:

coolchicksfromhistory:

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, 1961.

Joan, a 19 year old Freedom Rider, was sentenced to two months in prison for her involvement in the integration of a Jackson, Mississippi bound train.  She served more than the required two months because each addition day reduced her $200 fine by $3.

In the Fall of 1961, Joan transferred from Duke University to historically black Tougaloo Southern Christian College because she felt integration should be a two way street. 

Today Joan is a retired teaching assistant living in Virginia and mother to five sons.  After the 2008 election she brought her Obama pin to the grave of Medgar Evers.  

Everything about this.

Year of the dragon, that is. Interesting how this story ties culture and economics into one tidy knot.

11 Sounds Future Generations May Never Get to Hear

Flash cubes! Wow, that takes me back. I also remember my grandfather’s then-advanced camera from the 80’s that had an onboard talking light meter that would chirp “too dark, too dark”.

mentalflossr:

From the flash cube to the TV channel selector, how many of these sounds are you familiar with?

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paris wanderings, part one

My friend reinasaur's delightful sketches. Paris is so awesome. I can't wait to go back again someday. :-)

A selection from the journal that kept me company in Paris.

Fascinating though somewhat disheartening article from The Economist warning us that “Japanese firms face a demographic catastrophe. The solution is to treat women better.” The author seems to suggest that exploiting “cheap” immigrant nannies is part of the answer, which mars the overall argument for equitable treatment of (white collar) working women.

dadsaretheoriginalhipster:

Your dad wore Warby Parker glasses before you did and he has the dog tags to prove it. His eye wear swag was government issued sex appeal, which made him the Marine Sergeant of style. The moniker “BCG’s” never applied to his frames because ladies formed lines to let him take a look. From Virginia to the Viet Cong, he showed the world a new kind of street style – his enlisted swag. 

So hipsters, when you’re trying on your box full of frames in Photobooth on your Mac and you’re trying to decide which pair makes you look most ironic, remember this…

Your dad earned his style from being bad… at seeing that is. 

Thank to all the Veterans today for your service and sacrifice. Special thanks to Frank too (pictured above). 

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