I grew up in Louisiana and Texas and now live in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I read, enjoy music and movies, and pay attention to current affairs.

 

Front stoop #notinyplanet #crownheights #brooklyn #nyc  (at Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York)

Front stoop #notinyplanet #crownheights #brooklyn #nyc (at Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York)

historicaltimes:

A French pilot makes a forced landing after a failed attack on a German Zeppelin over Brussels, 1915.

historicaltimes:

A French pilot makes a forced landing after a failed attack on a German Zeppelin over Brussels, 1915.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

September 14, 1901: Theodore Roosevelt is Sworn in as President After William McKinley is Assassinated
On this day in 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as President of the United States upon William McKinley’s assassination.  Roosevelt was 42 at the time, making him the youngest President until John F. Kennedy.
McKinley, who had been extremely resistant to accepting security measures, was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz about a week earlier in Buffalo, New York.  Afterwards, Congress assigned the Secret Service the duty of protecting the President. 
Explore the significance of this event with a preview video of McKinley’s assassination from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.
Photo: Assassination of President McKinley. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

pbsthisdayinhistory:

September 14, 1901: Theodore Roosevelt is Sworn in as President After William McKinley is Assassinated

On this day in 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as President of the United States upon William McKinley’s assassination.  Roosevelt was 42 at the time, making him the youngest President until John F. Kennedy.

McKinley, who had been extremely resistant to accepting security measures, was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz about a week earlier in Buffalo, New York.  Afterwards, Congress assigned the Secret Service the duty of protecting the President.

Explore the significance of this event with a preview video of McKinley’s assassination from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.

Photo: Assassination of President McKinley. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Front stoop #tinyplanet #crownheights #brooklyn #nyc  (at Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York)

Front stoop #tinyplanet #crownheights #brooklyn #nyc (at Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York)

yewknee:

Star Wars Minus Williams - Throne Room

Perfection

flavorpill:

Starting with Star Trek: The Motion Picture back in 1979 (the same year the Happy Meal rolled out), Disney hits, superhero smashes, and other family favorites have used the cardboard panels of the Happy Meal and the toy inside to hawk their cinematic wares. But what if Happy Meals were used to market slightly more adult fare?

Wickedly Inventive Happy Meal Tie-Ins for Cult Movies

In case you’re unfamiliar with his music, Tom Waits is what you’d get if Bruce Springsteen spent the first 20 years of his life locked in an attic with a pack of wolves.

Steve Jobs unveils the iWatch

jkottke:

Steve Jobs Keynote

The analysis of the weak parts of Apple’s recent introduction of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch at the beginning of this piece is good, but the real gem is the complete reworking of the presentation as Steve Jobs might have approached it.

Jobs: It’s not easy being an engineer at Apple….