Startup: Might Be History

phonograph-listening-boothSome hipsters competing to see who’s ska ukelele vinyl is the most underground, as photographed by another hipster with one of those camera filter apps for his smartphone.

Or possibly listening booths at an HMV store in London in 1955. I can’t tell any more.


  • skitter

    This needs to come back, to a place near me.

  • sawermassey

    Now youtube has replaced it all. 🙁
    I used to feel subconscious about the amount of time I spent "sampling" a potential purchase at the local record store with the clerk standing there tapping his foot, but now I just give them the *are you serious* look right back

    • Nuclearspork

      going to a store to purchase something? Why would anyone do that?

    • Felis_Concolor

      "You're still listening to this crap?"
      "Yes; you're still making less than $300 a week?"

  • It's an early Manchurian candidate conditioning session.

  • Here's some thing to start you up off topic! A nifty write-up and image dump of the lost art of cutaway drawings!

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    A lot by by Frank Soltesz from The Saturday Evening Post. (Whose style was lampooned in MAD Magazine frequently.) but none of the automobile cutaways from repair manuals and magazines.
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    • I've been in that bubble on the left. It was fascinating. The 9000 lb. blast door that could be closed with a single finger was especially awesome.

  • Here's some more fun you can have!

    Re-Invent the Chemistry Play Set!

    "The Science Play and Research Kit (SPARK) competition challenges participants to reimagine the chemistry set for the 21st century and generate a new set of experiences and activities that encourage imagination and interest in science, recapturing the spirit of the chemistry set.

    To be clear, we’re interested in science beyond chemistry. We borrow this term to capture the spirit and magic of what the classic chemistry set spawned in the 1940s – 60s. We’re looking for ideas that can engage kids as young as 8 and inspire people who are 88. We’re looking for ideas that encourage kids to explore, create, build and question. We’re looking for ideas that honor kids’ curiosity about how things work."

  • "…at an HMV store in London…."

    I'm still disappointed every time I see a reference to these institutions.

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    Every single time.