Blogosphere

Recommended reading

Welcome to the first Saturday in December, Roadies!

💻 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

Antiques
Canon PowerShot S95, 2018.

💻 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

💻 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

💻 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

📷 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

Advertisements
Standard

11 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Nancy Stewart says:

    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.

    Like

  2. Michael Ray says:

    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.

    Like

  3. Marcus Peddle says:

    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.

    Like

  4. Pingback: Recommended reading — Down the Road – Jaso.nig.ltd

  5. Dan Cluley says:

    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.

    Like

Share your comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.