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Vintage Maps: Trace the Meandering Mississippi
Just beautiful; I really should download the full set.
america  cartography  design  rivers  maps 
august 2015 by infovore
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: America: A Review.
"It has some unique perspective every once in awhile, but honestly, America can be super derivative. Most of the stories have already been on The Simpsons."
satire  reviews  mcsweenys  america  tv 
july 2013 by infovore
Decades later, a Cold War secret is revealed
"The film was shot back through the earth's atmosphere in buckets that parachuted over the Pacific Ocean, where C-130 Air Force planes snagged them with grappling hooks." You cannot make this stuff up. Hexagon sounds phenomenal.
coldwar  hexagon  spysatellites  america  surveillance  espionage 
december 2011 by infovore
Tell My Mom Not To Worry (Maine) : Ben Benvie Photography
Ben Benvie hiked all 2000miles+ of the Appalachian Trail, and took his camera. These are his pictures from Maine, the final state of the trail, and it just looks brilliant. I am not sure I could do this, but the appeal is enormous.
hiking  walking  america  mountains  appalachiantrail  photography 
november 2010 by infovore
The Best of Journalism (2009) - Conor Friedersdorf - Metablog - True/Slant
Strictly speaking, "The Best of *American* Journalism", but there's lots on here I'd like to read sometime.
writing  america  journalism  list  bestof 
february 2010 by infovore
Ghosts of Shopping Past - The Morning News
"Landscaping overgrows, walls develop mildew, ceilings cave in—a building can be shut down, but that doesn’t make it go away. Brian Ulrich’s photographs of closed-down malls and big-box retail stores reveal the potential ghost towns lying inside successful shopping complexes all across America." Wonderful pictures; striking, strange, and sad all at once. And: all a little bit "Dead Center".
photography  malls  america  us  architecture  abandoned  shopping 
december 2009 by infovore
Captured Photo Collection » Ian Fisher : American Soldier Photos
"For 27 months, Ian Fisher, his parents and friends, and the U.S. Army allowed Denver Post reporters and a photographer to watch and chronicle his recruitment, induction, training, deployment, and, finally, his return from combat. A selection of photos from Ian’s journey are posted below." The link to the full project page isn't working at the moment, but the pictures alone are striking.
photography  america  military  photojournalism  narrative 
november 2009 by infovore
Nixon's Undelivered Moon Disaster Speech [1969]
"For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind." Bill Safire's speech for Richard Nixon, on the event Armstrong and Aldrin were marooned. A glimpse of alternate history.
history  space  speech  rhetroic  america  alternatehistory 
april 2009 by infovore
A daily diary of Depression-era life, told on Twitter.: The Social Path
"Late last year, my family found a line-a-day diary maintained by my great-aunt from 1937 to 1941. She was in her early teens, living on a small farm in rural Illinois with her two brothers, one of which was my grandfather." Now it's being syndicated, one line per day, on Twitter.
twitter  america  depression  diary  socialhistory  rurallife 
january 2009 by infovore
Twitter / Genny_Spencer
"This is the real line-a-day diary of a young farmgirl in 1937. It is maintained by @griner."
history  twitter  america  depression  gennyspencer  diary  socialhistory 
january 2009 by infovore
Chrome Cow » US Democracy Server: Patch Day
"Reputation with various factions are being rebalanced. The gradated reputation scale was erroneously being overwritten by the binary For Us/ Against Us flag." Entertaining explanation of the changes in the White House in the style of World of Warcraft patch notes. No, really.
wow  humour  politics  america  patch  barackobama 
january 2009 by infovore
'The best perk in the White House' | Film | The Guardian
Lovely article about the White House cinema, the first occupant of which was Eisenhower. I came upon this post-"If Gamers Ran The World" if only to find out who the first film-literate (ie: willing to have it inside the White House) president was. The article is a gem.
america  politics  cinema  film  twentiethcentury 
december 2008 by infovore
World of Warcraft polled on Obama and McCain : The Metaverse Journal - Australia’s Virtual World News Service
"Obama polled 62% across the whole Azeroth population, with McCain been favoured by Alliance whilst Obama is the pick of the Horde." Oh. That *is* interesting.
politics  wow  democracy  survey  mmo  games  election  america  mmorpg  worldofwarcraft 
november 2008 by infovore
Announcing the New York Times Campaign Finance API - Open - Code - New York Times Blog
"The upcoming presidential election has seen record fund-raising by the candidates and a host of new donors. Now we want our users to be able to analyze and reuse some of the data we’ve been looking at while reporting on the campaign."
api  election  campaign  politics  america  newyorktimes  nyt  webservices 
october 2008 by infovore
pastebin - collaborative debugging tool
"Very recently an anonymous poster on /b/ claimed to have hacked Sarah Palin's Yahoo e-mail account." 4chan members get into Sarah Palin's barely-disguised Yahoo mail accounts which she used for business.
4chan  sarahpalin  politics  america  hacking 
september 2008 by infovore
Flickr Photo Download: 4chan breaks down our economic downfall
4chan /b/ thread on the American economic deficit, which explains things quite well, and has stick-man-anon illustrations to boot.
economy  debt  deficit  4chan  illustration  america  finance 
september 2008 by infovore
Running for Office: It's Like A Flamewar with a Forum Troll, but with an Eventual Winner
"My name is Sean Tevis [photo]. I'm an Information Architect in Kansas running for State Representative. I’ve decided to “retire” my current State Representative. I'm going to win." Bold. He might just Howard Dean on us, but he deserves $9.
politics  america  kansas  representations  crowds  comic 
july 2008 by infovore
Running the Numbers - An American Self Portrait
Remarkable series of images by Chris Jordan depicting rates of consumption in America through exhaustive diagrams. Staggering when you see them in close-up.
numbers  statistics  art  photograph  composite  imagery  america  society  via:lightsurgery 
march 2008 by infovore
Penny Arcade! - "My Grandpa"
Mike Krahulik finally puts up a transcription of an interview with his grandfather about his time in the Navy during the Second World War. it's interesting, notably when Krahulik asks him how he feels about WWII videogames. Also, it's just a great story.
history  oral  interview  wwii  navy  games  america 
december 2007 by infovore

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