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    A Little Shep' ... For The Road

    .. well that may or may not have worked. Try this
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    Alex Is Old Enough To Vote...and Them Some!

    All the best Alex! Hope it was a good one! ... Chris
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    Ultimate Automotive Motion Picture

    .. did we miss "My Mother The Car" or those that appeared on "The Munsters" or Beverly Hillbillies"?
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    Mostly Roadside Attractions
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    Madel A Pickup

    From the album: eyerobic

    Memorial Day Parade 2010 - Hightstown, NJ ... Go USA!!!
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    1919 Hudson in it\'s natural element!!.jpg

    A beautiful thing Alex! Wish I were there, ... Chris
  7. The 10 Most Collectible Photography Books of All Time Browse the list ... I think i can find room in my library for all of these. ... Chris
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    Kudos On New Forum Format

    That's real nice. Unfortunately in the Forum area, the AR Logo in the top banner gets covered up a bit by my member flag thingie. I'm running Firefox in Mac OS X.something. ... Chris
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    Donation Of Vintage Maps And Guides

    Dave, I think your aside is the most interesting part of this question. You want Anthropological study, rather than the aforementioned Engineering Department. I for one, enjoy the Library of Congress' collection of hand-drawn Panoramic maps. But that's me. I often Google the text ... "library.edu" ... then after a few days, I come up for air with a big grin on my face and a few extra creases in the old gray matter. Good times! ... Perhaps you want to try "maps library edu" and then contact your favorites from those results? "This might seem, to the uninitiated, a close approximation to work." ... Chris
  10. A Castle in Every Heart: The Arto Monaco Story PBS - 1 hr - Biography The life and work of Arto Monaco, the theme park pioneer and Adirondack legend behind the creation of Santa's Workshop and The Land of Make Believe. ______________________________________ I just saw the end of this program on PBS and will have to catch the repeat. There are a couple clips I found here ... ... Chris
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    Dirty Jobs

    Dirty Jobs TDC-HD - Tue, 11/10, 7:00 PM 1 hr (check your local listings) "Bridge Painter"Repeat, 8/07/2007, Reality, Documentary Mike and the crew stop at the 5-mile-long Mackinac Bridge in Michigan to film the refurbishing project to prepare the bridge for its 50th birthday. The crew dons hard hats to paint the bridge's cables, which are more than 500 feet above the water. Anyone know "Stan the Man"? ... Chris
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    Dirty Jobs

    Hi Dave, The marker lights should be CFL's or LED's these days. Not that giant fish-bowl! Mike used a big paint brush when he had to climb down through a series of man-holes to paint the inside and very bottom of one of the towers .... guess what color! Tough gig!
  13. COLUMBUS, OH—According to a statement released by the Ohio Department of Transportation Wednesday, highway maintenance workers are so deeply moved by the elegant pothole located in the westbound lane of Route 50 that they have decided not to defile its pure and powerful form by attempting to fill it in. "This natural jewel of concrete displacement on an endless stretch of barren highway is too aesthetically pristine to be disturbed," said Ohio DOT director James G. Beasley, . . Who'da thunk? ... Chris
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    Great American Road Trip

    Thanks Alex, seems to be over on Hulu as well. http://www.hulu.com/great-american-road-trip It's inspiring to say the least! ... Chris
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    “the Food Of A Younger Land,”

    Indeed! I hope to dig into those lost WPA files for more. That stuff always piques my interest. http://memory.loc.gov/wpaintro/wpahome.html ... Chris
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    “the Food Of A Younger Land,”

    Here's a story from the lost WPA files, that mixes two of my favorite things – Anthropology and food, … another choice interview by WHYY's Radio Times' Marty Moss-Coane. Thursday 5/14/2009 – Hour Two Author MARK KURLANSKY takes us back to the days before we relied on a highway system, chain restaurants and refrigeration to get and prepare our food. His new book "The Food of a Younger Land," relies on writings from the Federal Writer's Project of the 1930's to describe the nation's food when it was seasonal, regional and traditional. Listen to the mp3 www.bn.com
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    Car Show Weekend

    Great stuff as usual Dave, Do you by chance subscribe to the "V Line" e-newsletter? Within it, or on the web site http://www.vscc.co.uk/vsccweb/ are some terrific event poster images for download. You might print those miniature posters for decoration around a certain miniature race course we know of. I collect those images and the free previews from AllPosters.com, then print and attach them to the magnets that they sell at the big red box office supply store for use on business cards. They make terrific refrigerator art. Drive on ... Chris Moore
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    Punkin Chunkin 2008

    Punkin Chunkin 2008 Thu, Nov 27, 9:00 PM (EST) Run Time: 60 min. SCIENCE - CHANNEL Genre: Science Teams gather in Delaware for the annual pumpkin-launching competition. This is one of my favorite TV programs all year!!! Well worth a road trip someday. ... Chris
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    Indeed, Happy 71st! Tell your daughter, the Fire Department said thank you.
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    Are We There Yet?

    Really good NPR "Radio Times" program I heard yesterday, via Podcast. "With record-high gas prices the family road trip may be a relic from the past. We take a trip down memory lane and look at the history of the middle-class family summer vacation when the parents and kids piled into the car and traveled along the hiways and byways of a post-WWII America. Our guest is SUSAN SESSIONS RUGH author of "Are We There Yet? The Golden Age of American Family Vacations." . . . " Listen to this show via Real Audio
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    Are We There Yet?

    During the call-in portion of the show, I noticed people reminisced about taking trips in everything from a brand new 59 Buick wagon, to a late model Ford Exploder. So no, family road trips are not dead. Just snuffed out a bit, with the current gas prices. My vacation plans were altered quite a bit this season. Who'da thunk I would ever be excited by gas at $3.58/gal here in Joisey! ... Chris
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    Das Awkscht Fescht

    I agree with you on the simplicity. Not too disimilar from other cars of the late 40's and early 50's. I'm fond of the late 30's myself. Specifically 1937 for some reason. . . . but I'll save that topic for another day. I can share 3 more pictures of that Nash, from a gallery I made a few years ago. The massive scale of this thing is what impressed me the most. Also the paint scheme and general condition are terrific! Thanks again, ... Chris
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    Das Awkscht Fescht

    Thanks for those, I enjoy seeing them. The photo labeled "Bathtub", is a 1951 Nash Statesman. The owner has brought it to our local cruise night a couple times. I think it is a beautiful thing. And a very rare piece, IF you've got the garage to hold it. That car is just HUGE!!! . . . I once helped guide him as he backed into a tight parking space. There is just no seeing out the back of that car!
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    Das Awkscht Fescht

    Got that right Dave, I know exactly where it is. Used to drive up or down Rt 100 from Exton to Upper Macungie, to visit customers for work. That show has been on my to-do list for a couple years now. A dream "Guys night out" with by pal Bill. He & I go to Car Shows and Stockcar Races together, (when our wives let us out). I could easily handle "Double Duty". Macungie all day Saturday and Grandview Saturday night for some Dirt Track fun! ... Chris