Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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  • On the eve of Arrested Development‘s big comeback, a fond look back at Soapthe 1970s primetime satire of daytime dramas that paved its way. (Flavorwire)
  • Who had any idea that during World War II, there was an American unit known as the Ghost Army? And that it was composed of creative types like artists and  set designers, whose job it was to stage the presence of troops—which they accomplished with inflatable Sherman tanks and the sound of soldiers projected out of 500-pound speakers—to throw the Nazis off course? Bill Blass was in the unit, and Ellsworth Kelly too. Nuts! (Smithsonian)
  • This footage of a lady who survived the Oklahoma tornado discovering her dog underneath the wreckage of her home right in the middle of a TV interview is serious crybaby material. (Time)
  • The French (and Japanese, Chinese, etc) have a word for a lot of really excellent situations and things. (Mental Floss)
  • Behold! Racked New York’s new list of the top 38 indie boutiques in New York. (Racked New York)
Posted on May 22nd, 2013 5 Comments

5 Responses

  1. kathyj says:

    Oh, that lady and the schnauzer! What a wonderful story. I watched the video twice yesterday and bawled (at my desk) both times.

  2. lorimac says:

    My teenage son and my elderly mother both told me I should watch “The Ghost Army” and so I did last night. Completely and utterly amazing!

  3. tarap says:

    I went through three tissues with the woman and her dog. Amazing, wonderful and miraculous. And the two prayers part–wow!

  4. Brett says:

    The “Soap” reference made me love & appreciate your site more!!

  5. Suz says:

    Aw, loved Soap. My parents watched it 🙂 Bat 😀 heh.

    And I knew about the Ghost Army! – particularly Bill Blass who was just the coolest ever. Can you imagine?

    *I should note that I am a history and art geek….so…yeah.