For the first time, I got a visitor for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
I am currently staying up late for my favorite activity: watching election returns in well documented races. Right now, it is in Alabama, in the contest for the Senator to replace Sessions.
Anyone else do this at all? I know plenty do, I’m just fishing for your recollections of memorable past counts. I’ll start with mine:
There is a song, “Sitting on the Dock” that has the line about “watching the ships roll in”. I always think of that when watching the returns “roll in”.
Again with the late in the year ads. This one is from December 13, 1902, right below an ad for a “manly” boarding school:
From December 13, 1902, an un-subtle suggestion for a Christmas present:
If you live in the United States, or are familiar with United States policy disputes, you are probably aware that the (US) FCC is collecting comments on their Internet regulatory policy known as “network neutrality”.
Unsurprizingly, people are accusing other people of astroturfing by making fake comments on the proposed changes. I checked to see if my name was so (mis)used and found that there was someone of the same name – and same views – living on the other side of the country!
I know I promised a post a day, and kept that up for far longer than I thought I could.
As someone who got a degree in the middle of a serious ecomonical downturn – the Great Recession, so called – this dated cartoon has significance to me.
From the April 2, 1899 edition of the New York Times, we get an article about “nasology”.
I was born far too late to have lived through either of the “Red scares”, but that doesn’t mean their detritus isn’t available for me to find. Here is one example:
The publisher of this one is far from “lost”: The American Bar Association is still around, probably as strong as ever. Their “Standing Committee on Education against Communism”, however, appears to no longer exist.
Do note the “bar” in the ABA’s logo, though.