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About xl5er

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  1. Posted this other day before site recovery from backup but don’t see it now.
  2. Nice, Eric, thanks. Good sense of the monumentality.
  3. HO Scale Amusement Park Opens

    Pretty boss Temple Beth Shalom model under guise of Indonesia pavilion! Where did you get that? The Frank Lloyd Wright store? And I bet I’m not the only one looking for the monorail itself, beyond the track and sign.
  4. Came across this footage on Instapundit whose Glenn Reynolds worked there as a youngin. I assume you afficiandos have seen it but just making sure. From collection of James Wright. Audio is interesting. Sounds like WKRP theme but is Big Freada’s Sunsphere, from her EP of World’ Fair themed songs.
  5. Is there anything Moses can’t do? With baseball season upon us, here’s a story behind the myth that forged 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Batter up! https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/12/bernies-grudge-against-capitalism-is-rooted-in-a-baseball-myth-about-greed/?utm_source=The+Federalist+List&utm_campaign=0174053f64-RSS_The_Federalist_Daily_Updates_w_Transom&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cfcb868ceb-0174053f64-81168121

    Happy Birthday Bill!! Thanks for all you do. Your efforts are appreciated in this corner of Utah. Mom said when she turned 50 she started counting backwards. Feel free to follow that protocol. Whenever you get there.
  7. Anyone hungry? These folks were!

    Beat me to it! That stand looks like every shore power connection my RV ships hooked up to. Land line phones and big honking high voltage w enough juice to run a 300’ vessel.
  8. A happy surprise tonight!

    You know, I saw the same guy in Caesar’s Palace in Vegas in the fall of 2008 or 2009 or was it 2017? He would not recognize me but I recognized him from pics in PTU. He was w a jovial bunch of people in Forum Shops and I didn’t want to intrude. Maybe it was contestant in Trey Callaway look alike contest. Always wondered though. Trolling for invite to see his T&P model. Trey interviewed about Manhattanhenge ep of CSI, and NICE shot of a Life Magazine open to the undersea diorama of Futurama, in this 2017 Underground Home story: https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/is-the-1960s-worlds-fair-underground-home-still-there-an-investigation
  9. Recorded at the RCA Pavilion

    This post is basically for Wayne Bretl and any other RCA fans. Searched for RCA and got zero results! So appended this here. Apparently a Nipper outtake.
  10. Waiting for the fireworks, June 1964

    Perfect time of day!
  11. Interesting! I think of him more from Steely Dan. Olatunji was a big deal, at least on NYC radio, w a hit in 1960 later covered by Santana. Before satellites, only place Pocaro heard and saw exotic cultures was in travelogues and... world’s fairs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drums_of_Passion
  12. Spectacular quality early moving pictures on 68mm nitrate film, the IMAX of its day. MOMA film archives. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Bonus clip shot from under rail monorail! Ocean liners! (Anyone know where monorail is or name of ships?) https://aeon.co/videos/our-ideas-about-what-early-movies-looked-like-are-all-wrong
  13. Short piece on Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses

    Her NYC apt was right down from the White Horse Tavern of Dylan Thomas fame. When she died her former doorstep was full of flowers and tributes. Your wish for her to be remembered was fulfilled.
  14. Happy New Year! T&P RARE

    Great shots Eric, thanks. Happy New Year to you too!
  15. Wow! Eric really sustained the suspense with that reply! Maybe he was doing end of the year computer cleanups and squeaked that one out before the statute of limitations expired. Happy New Year.