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It Was 40 Years Ago Today: Cars by Gary Numan

It Was 40 Years Ago Today! Cars by Gary Numan I was but a mere twelve-year-old kid in a small town when Cars was released on August 21, 1979. It's a mystery where I may have heard it for the first time, but it changed my perspective on music permanently. The striking intro of warbly synth sounds abruptly broken by a snare drum, followed by the unforgettable sound of the Polymoog's Vox Humana patch still has such a deep impact on me even after 40 years!While I recall having heard synthesizers used in music and soundtracks prior to Cars, this......

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Mildly Interesting: Another Antique Pencil Sharpener

Chicago Automatic Pencil Sharpener #2 My grandmother-in-law is 101 (soon to be 102) and stopped driving at around the age of 99. When she moved in with my in-laws, I was given a workbench that used to belong to her late husband. The bench had an antique pencil sharpener attached to it. This is the second antique pencil sharpener I own. You can read about the first one HERE. It does a great job considering the age. The insides could use a bit of cleaning to say the least, but it is interesting to see the various colors on the......

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Fall Foliage 2013

Fall Foliage 2013 It's that time of year in Cincinnati where we generally have a beautiful display of fall foliage. Over the last few days, the colors have been very vivid and the weather quite good. I decided to grab my camera and head out for my annual leaf shoot. I have been shooting fall leaves almost annually for years and really enjoy it.  Ohio is a great place for those who enjoy leaf peeping and photography. On my short list of places to visit was Ault Park.  Ault Park has a great garden/arboretum worth checking out. The park is......

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Mildly Interesting: The Antique Pencil Sharpener

Chicago Automatic Pencil Sharpener Before I tell the mildly interesting (boring?) story of how I found the antique Automatic Pencil Sharpener, I should explain something first. When we met the agent to have a look at the house we live in, we couldn't help noticing that it was like a time machine back to the 50's.  From the remaining pieces of furniture and antique appliances to the old paneling, tiles, and decor, the place was somewhat like a museum. The little old lady who had previously lived here didn't seem to change things very often. Even after moving in six......

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3 Reasons Why Cincinnati Is Photogenic

Architecture - From excellent French Art Deco like the Carew Tower to beautiful engineering like the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, you could spend all day walking around downtown filling up memory cards (or rolls of film). If you have a moment, visit the Cincinnati Museum Center and check out the largest semi-dome in the western hemisphere. If you go inside, you should be warned. I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the hip of Orion, c-beams covered with glitter in the park, but I’ve never seen so many screaming children (one of them being......

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