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  • In the Trump era, Obama nostalgia is a booming industry (Barf Alert!)

    06/23/2017 11:50:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/23/17 | Michael Memoli
    Pat Cunnane spent six years in the White House helping to promote Barack Obama’s message. From the outside, he still does: On Tuesday, Cunnane became the latest Obama alumnus to land a contract for a book on his experiences. While much of the world obsesses about the more impetuous musings of President Trump — or perhaps in reaction to that obsession — a new market for Obama nostalgia is manifest in the growing number of books, podcasts and TV and film treatments by or involving young veterans from the Obama stable.
  • Route 66, America's 'Mother Road,' revs back to life, begins attracting tourists(T)

    06/01/2017 5:49:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies ^ | 5/31/2017 | unknown
    For 30 years it has been a 2,400 mile ghost town, but experts now believe the iconic Route 66 is experiencing a turnaround. The two-lane highway established in 1926 and coined the 'Mother Road' by John Steinbeck seemed to encompass the essence of America, threading through eight states from Chicago to Santa Monica. But after it was decommissioned in the 1980s in favor of larger and faster thoroughfares, Route 66 appeared headed for the dustbin of history as the mom and pop stores, kitschy motels, diners and petrol stations that lined the road gradually shut down. 'Entire towns folded up...
  • Fathers and Sons

    03/09/2017 9:43:47 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/9/2017 | self
  • Huh? NPR Blames ‘White Nostalgia’ for Trump on Classic Rock

    03/07/2017 8:24:01 AM PST · by rktman · 110 replies ^ | 3/6/2017 | Christian Toto
    Did you know your tax dollars support articles that all but label President Donald Trump racist? And suggest the same of your favorite singers, too? Consider a new pop culture “think piece” from NPR. The headline alone is all you need to read: “White Nostalgia Didn't Start With Trump — Just Look At Classic Rock” Suddenly, the soundtrack to our lives has been thrown under the bus, and we helped fund it. It begins, of course, with calling Trump’s signature appeal racist. For more than a year, Donald Trump has harped on white nostalgia. A hearkening back to a rosy,...
  • All or Nothing at All by Father & Son

    02/09/2017 1:48:14 PM PST · by sodpoodle
    youtube ^ | 2/9/2017 | self
    We lost Jr. last year. Of course, Hillary would love all men to just disappear. Frank Jr. had a great talent and a sweet personality - he was both a beneficiary and second fiddle to his Dad. This video is poignant.
  • Proposed bill would require Nevada students to learn cursive writing

    02/01/2017 7:15:16 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 36 replies ^ | 02/01/2017 | By MEGHIN DELANEY
    State Sen. Don Gustavson is using history as his guide as he again attempts to require Nevada students to learn cursive handwriting by the end of third grade. Gustavson, R-Sparks, has even included the Founding Fathers in his cursive cause, which began with the 2015 legislative session and continued last week when he filed essentially the same bill draft that previously died in committee. This time around, he believes testimony from history and education experts will propel SB86 into law. “All of our original founding documents and letters from our Founding Fathers were almost all done in cursive writing,” Gustavson...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 1/22 7-11pm est

    01/22/2017 1:31:29 PM PST · by Vision · 20 replies
    WAMU ^ | 1/22/17 | Murray Horwitz
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread:
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 7-11 PM Eastern

    12/25/2016 2:45:26 PM PST · by WXRGina · 12 replies
    WAMU ^ | December 25, 2016 | Murray Horowitz
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen Live Info *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow. Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread:
  • Maricopa County Cold Case Posse Facebook Page Will Live-Stream Final Obama Birth Certificate

    12/14/2016 10:36:44 AM PST · by JimGlove · 164 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | Sharon Rondeau
    Phoenix, Arizona – Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio will hold a press conference this Thursday, December 15th at 4pm MST at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Training Center to provide an update and a final conclusion to the Barack Obama Birth Certificate investigation. This event will be closed but publicly streamed for all to view. If interested, please feel free to re-share this post on your own timeline. You can tune into the live stream by visiting the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Official FaceBook page at the following link: Thank you, Cold Case Posse Administration ~
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 11/27 7-11pm est

    11/27/2016 2:17:55 PM PST · by Vision · 19 replies
    WAMU ^ | 11/27/16 | Murray Horwitz
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread:
  • Vanity - Remember, remember the Freep of November (2000)

    11/09/2016 2:17:43 PM PST · by FateAmenableToChange · 8 replies
    Vanity | Vanity-FateAmenableToChange
    I'm nostalgic today for the first time I realized that FreeRepublic and JimRob represent a real political force. Had to drive regularly past the vice-presidential mansion after the November 2000 election, wondered the first time what all those people were doing standing on the sidewalk outside. The next time, they were still there. And a week after that. Chanting. Shouting. "Get out! Get out! Get out of Cheney's house!" Couldn't stop or help because of work but always honked for you awesome few. Now I'm just anxious and want to join everyone there tomorrow until January 20, "get out! get...
  • The rise and fall of Halloween trick-or-treating

    10/31/2016 8:08:29 AM PDT · by Borges · 68 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/31/2016 | Christopher Borelli
    Is trick-or-treat over? Is it a tradition in decline? Or evolving? This may sound like a horror story to contemporary parents and helicopter parents, or simply parents, but: When I was 8 years old I went trick-or-treating with a group of friends and no one else came along. We would walk up to strangers' homes. We would ask for candy. We would know some of the neighbors, though we would meet far more. We were 7, 8, 9, 10 years old. It was the late 1970s. Not a single parent tagged behind, or even stood on the sidewalk, waving. We...
  • Happy Broderick Crawford Day (2016)

    10/04/2016 3:12:25 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 39 replies
    Highway Patrol TV ^ | 10-4-2016 | NonValueAdded
  • Nike’s self-lacing shoes are our latest self-destructive nostalgia trip

    09/30/2016 3:32:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2016 | Sonny Bunch
    It was with an odd mixture of amusement and horror that I read Wired’s piece on the making of the HyperAdapt 1.0—better known as Nike’s power-lacing shoes. You know, like the ones we saw 27 years ago in “Back to the Future Part II.” For approximately 12 seconds of screen time. And what did that 12 seconds of screen time lead to? “After 28 years of brainstorming and 11 years of R&D, after many false starts, delays, and blown deadlines, after the vanquishing of internal skepticism, after innumerable prototypes, iterations, and redesigns, Nike’s automatic electronic self-lacing shoe is scheduled to...
  • Classic American Muscle Cars & Customs (several 100 photos!)

    09/25/2016 11:29:21 AM PDT · by ETL · 80 replies
    many different sources
    1)2) 3) (plastic or diecast model)4)5) 6)7) 8) 9)10) 11)12) 13)14)15)16)17)18)19)20)21)22) 23) 24)25) 26)27)28)29)30)31)32) 33) 34)35) 36)37)38)39)40)41)42)43)44)45)46)47)48)49)50)51)52)53)54)55)56) l '39 Ford Coupe 1) 1955 Chevy 2) 1956 Chevy 3) 1957 Chevy 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) This through 42 are 56s, inc a few pickup trucks and a B/W Nomad... 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38) 39) 40) 41) 56 Nomad 42) 43) 57 Sedan Delivery (differs from Nomad--rear window filled in, etc) 44) 45) 46) 57...
  • Songs of 1970,what was your favorite?

    08/20/2016 12:03:08 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 352 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/20/2016 | me
    This was mine,The Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun (Live 1970)
  • The Wife Of The Big Broadcast's Late Ed Walker Passes

    06/27/2016 3:25:40 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 9 replies
    Nancy Elizabeth Murphy Walker, wife of the late Washington DC prominent radio personality Ed Walker, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 due to complications from surgery. She was 82. Nancy was a beloved schoolteacher in Montgomery County Public Schools for 40 years, teaching at Bradley Elementary, Westbrook Elementary and finally Somerset Elementary before retiring in 2004. She was active as a deacon and volunteer at her church, Fourth Presbyterian in Bethesda, and was also a volunteer at Sibley Hospital. Born in Frederick, MD, Nancy attended Towson University before moving to Bethesda.
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 6/19 7-11pm est

    06/19/2016 2:32:38 PM PDT · by Vision · 28 replies
    WAMU ^ | 6/19/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread:
  • The Big Broadcast Gets a New Host

    06/10/2016 4:01:49 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 13 replies
    WAMU 88.5, American University ^ | June 10, 2016 | Staff
    WAMU welcomes Murray Horwitz as new host for The Big Broadcast. For over 50 years, The Big Broadcast has kept old time radio alive for Washington audiences, airing shows like Gunsmoke, Dragnet, The Jack Benny Show, The Lone Ranger, Suspense, and Fibber McGee and Molly. Murray will take the mic as host of The Big Broadcast on Sunday, June 12. He will be joined by co-producer Jill Ahrold Bailey. While he has big shoes to fill, Murray has a great deal of experience in radio and theater. He helped to create several entertainment shows while at NPR, receiving three Peabody...
  • Farewell to John Margolies, who glorified the diners and motels of roadside America..

    06/09/2016 11:39:42 AM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies ^ | June 8, 2016 | Christopher Reynolds
    Full title: Farewell to John Margolies, who glorified the diners and motels of roadside America and left us 13,000 photos>Travelers, let us now raise a glass--or perhaps a curvy old Coca-Cola bottle, freshly pried from a vintage service station fridge--to John Margolies, author, photographer, lecturer, road-trip royalty. Before Margolies came along, there was a little less love in this country for drive-through doughnuts and neon sombreros. But Margolies, 76, who died of pneumonia on May 26 in New York, spent most of his adult life seeking, snapping and celebrating the commercial imagery of America’s Main Streets and blue highways....