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The Lost Lingo of New York City’s Soda Jerks - Gastro Obscura
Foppiano was a “soda jerk,” one of half a million employed at tens of thousands of soda fountains across the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. They had white coats, swift fingers, and even swifter tongues—indeed, their linguistic concoctions were as much of a draw as the sweet treats they served up. Foppiano himself, the paper reported, got a special shout-out in a university English course on American colloquialism after a professor ordered a large cherry coke and heard him shout back: “Stretch one, paint it red!”
food  history  language  nyc 
6 days ago
Inside the facility where Kodak brings film back to life | Popular Science
Paul Simon never wrote a song about Kodak Ektachrome, so you’ve probably never heard of it. But you have seen pictures shot on the film: The astronauts brought it to the moon in 1969, and National Geographic photographers have carried it around the globe.
photography  kodak  film 
9 days ago
Why Is It So Hard to Paint Lightning? - Atlas Obscura
William Nicholson Jennings, of Philadelphia, spent most of his days photographing wrecked or damaged infrastructure for the Pennsylvania Railroad. When it got dark and stormy, though, he pointed his camera up and tried to record bolts of lightning as they crackled across the sky.
art  weather 
9 days ago
Why Canadian milk infuriates Donald Trump | World news | The Guardian
In the midst of what appears to be a full-blown trade war between Canada and the US over steel and aluminum, and with Donald Trump taking his first steps on Canadian soil for the G7 summit, a familiar bugbear reappeared to haunt the negotiations. Canada charges the U.S.
food  politics  donaldtrump  canada 
12 days ago
Crown Shyness Phenomenon Materializes as Cracks in Tree Canopy
If you look up toward certain types of towering trees—including eucalyptus, Sitka spruce, and Japanese larch—you may notice a unique phenomenon: the uppermost branches don't touch.
science 
22 days ago
Weegee the Famous, the Voyeur and Exhibitionist
The secret of Weegee’s photography was his ability to operate as both the giver and the getter of attention. Photograph from ICP / Getty Photography, at its…
weegee  photography  from instapaper
26 days ago
A Moment with Kodak – by Laurence Von Thomas, Founder of Reflex
The word Rochester can be seen stamped and painted on the metal of a million cameras and rolls of film. It’s the famous town in which George Eastman founded The Eastman Kodak Company back in 1888, and both Rochester and Kodak expanded hand in hand following the brand’s many successes of the 20th century.
photography  from instapaper
28 days ago
Are Jordan Peterson's Claims About Bill C-16 Correct?
The U of T professor has made claims about going to prison for his beliefs and criminalizing free speech. Here's what the legislation says.
jordanpeterson  sociology  from instapaper
28 days ago
This is why Fujifilm and AgfaPhoto stops making film despite the fact that demand is higher than ever - Finegrain. - ENGLISH VERSION
Apparently Fujifilm decided to stop making analogue material years ago. Some say that about a decade ago. What certain sources say - some quite reliable - is that the Japanese giant took advantage of the last years when its film factories were in full swing to mass-produce rolls and industrial rolls of each type of emulsion so that these were kept frozen during years and, progressively and depending on the demand, they only had to worry about cutting and packaging them in different formats. An intelligent way to eliminate the most cumbersome part of the process - the emulsified one - while ensuring that they can continue to sell that type of product for many more years.
fujifilm  photography 
29 days ago
Jens Krauer: On Realizing You're a Street Photographer; Not Becoming One
I started shooting with a Sony and exchanged it for a Fuji x100s after a few months, then I bought a used X-Pro 1 with several lenses from a french photojournalist. Once I laid hands on the Fuji X-T series I was hooked.
fujifilm  photography 
29 days ago
WTF
A personal information dashboard for your terminal.
dashboard  apps 
4 weeks ago
senorprogrammer/wtf
A personal information dashboard for your terminal.
dashboard  apps 
4 weeks ago
Film Review: Kodak Portra 400 (35mm and 120, Various Formats)
Years and years ago, Kodak announced something that would endure for quite a while: Kodak Portra 400 . Available in the 120, 35mm, and large formats, the film…
photography  kodak  from instapaper
4 weeks ago
The night Captain Beefheart drove me into the hills in a red Corvette
New electric ride: Captain Beefheart.Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images I n 1974 I was working for a music paper. They were reckless days: a record…
beefheart  music  from instapaper
4 weeks ago
If Trump Is Laundering Russian Money, Here’s How It Works
For Donald Trump, there was the purchase of the $12.6 million Scottish estate and the $79.7 million for golf courses in the United Kingdom, not to mention the…
donaldtrump  politics  from instapaper
5 weeks ago
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