Recommended reading

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Welcome to the first Saturday in December, Roadies!

๐Ÿ’ป Old TV shows sometimes depict mores and morals that seem strange and even repugnant to us now. TV writer Ken Levine considers “The Honeymooners” and why he doesn’t have a problem with Ralph Kramden’s suggestions of domestic violence against his wife. Read Weekend Post

Canon PowerShot S95, 2018.

๐Ÿ’ป The Century of Progress International Exposition happened in Chicago in 1933, and it featured five futuristic houses. After the expo they were moved to Indiana, where they still stand on the shore of Lake Michigan. Susie Trexler shows them to us. Read The House of Tomorrow Today

๐Ÿ’ป I haven’t been to Louisville in a long time — not since before they tolled the I-65 bridge over the Ohio River. That was part of a massive, 1.3-billion-with-a-B dollar project to build new bridges over that river to link Indiana and Kentucky. Aaron Renn was against the project from the start, and now that it’s done it appears to have actually caused harm rather than done any good — and Renn is saying “I told you so.” Read Louisville Bridges Project Is the Biggest Transportation Boondoggle of the 21st Century

๐Ÿ’ป At my age (51), retirement is starting to feel far less abstract. I’m not financially on track to be able to retire. So Mr. Money Mustache was timely with this post about how it’s possible to live off a reasonable investment if you manage your lifestyle expectations carefully. Read How to Retire Forever on a Fixed Chunk of Money

๐Ÿ“ท Josh Solomon reviews Fujifilm Professional 400H film for Casual Photophile. I’d never given the stuff a look before — good heavens, what stunning color! Read Fujifilm Fujicolor Professional 400H Film Profile


11 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Nancy Stewart Avatar
    Nancy Stewart

    Just finished the blogs about The Honeymooners ( which I always liked) and the Century of Progress houses. I enjoyed both …. thank you for recommending them.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Always my pleasure!

  2. Nancy Stewart Avatar
    Nancy Stewart

    Incidentally, I also enjoyed Fawlty Towers, and Archie Bunker. Didnโ€™t feel offended at all.

  3. Michael Ray Avatar
    Michael Ray

    Will try to visit those houses as our Scout troop is heading to the Dunes in 19. I’ve never been there. I’m guessing since there were no interior shots that they can’t be toured, which is a shame.

    I also didn’t know the 65 bridge is toll now. Guess we’ll be taking 74 to 75.

    1. Dan Cluley Avatar
      Dan Cluley

      In general, they are not open, but there is an annual tour day in the Fall. Not sure how you get notified, but I suspect if you contact the Park Service they know.

    2. Jim Grey Avatar

      I bought an EZPass transponder to make the tolled roads and bridges easier to cross. The charges are usually reasonable.

  4. Marcus Peddle Avatar
    Marcus Peddle

    The Fuji 400 film looks very nice, but it’s very expensive here in Korea. 1.5x the price of Portra 400 and just a shade cheaper than slide film. I use mostly digital these days, but when I feel like using film I think I’ll stick to something like Ultramax 400 or Fomapan 400. Cheap, and nice results if you don’t enlarge too much.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Iโ€™m a fan of cheap film that delivers decent results. Fomapan 200 is a favorite of mine.

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  6. Dan Cluley Avatar
    Dan Cluley

    Thanks for sharing the piece on the House of Tomorrow. Beverly Shores is one of my absolute favorite places to visit. The Lustron houses she mentioned are also interesting and there is quite a cluster of them in the Indiana Dunes area as well.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      We have a few Lustrons here in Indy. They are so cool!

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