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I’m Not Sure What This Instrument Is…But This Dude Can Shred It

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If you live in a big city, odds are that you’ve seen a street performer with a harmonica in his mouth and a drum at his feet. And while that seems like some pretty epic multitasking, it’s nothing compared to what this guy can do. The instrument he’s playing is an American Fotoplayer. Primarily used between the years of 1912 and 1925, it was specifically designed to create sound effects and live scoring for silent films. Using a series of foot pedals, organs, whistles, drums, …

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11 Classic Celeb Snapshots From Vintage Photo Booths

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One of my favorite family photos is the one wheremy mom, dad, brother, and I all crammed into a photo booth when I was only about three or four years old. I was a little too young to understand exactly what was going on with the rapid snapshots, but my confused little face only makes it all the more fun! That’s alsowhy I love looking back at stars from the past who had their own silly photos taken inside one of those vintage booths. You can still find boothsat malls and arcades, and they …

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Stunning Vintage Photos Exhibit 1920s Flappers And Their Cars

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… capture the days of the very first road trips, gorgeous vintage fashion, and, of course, some fascinating old cars. But they also show us how the roles of women were changing in society, as they became more independent, and gained more and more rights. Today, we still have issues that affect women, such as the constant, tiresome pressure to look a certain, often unrealistic way. These photos show us not only how far we’ve come, but also remind us to celebrate the ladies who made the first …

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PJ O’Rourke says blame the elites for Trump and Brexit and vote for Clinton

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… a net good, has diffuse benefits. The problems that it causes are concentrated and easily seen and the benefits are the incremental such as lowering the prices of consumer goods. Its a disturbed period so then you have the comical situation where someone like Trump rises. For a humourist, political watcher and journalist, 2016 must feel like a vintage year albeit a bitter one. ORourke is sanguine hes seen manifestations of this before. Ive seen times like 2016 before and it was a good thing the …

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‘There’s a Rattata in my bathroom’: how Pokmon Go can take over your life

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… message about my cleanliness. The public art installation down the road is an in-game PokStop called Silver Lean Thing. And in a crushing metaphor for generational disaffection, I spent five minutes outside the local Centrelink, trying to catch a Caterpie. In truth, I was only ever loosely invested in Pokmon. Like most people of a certain vintage, I enjoyed the Nintendo 64 game Pokmon Stadium and the long-running anime, but I was never a Pokmon trainer; I didnt own a Game Boy and I found …

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We threw it back to the future with Rise9 at VidCon 2016

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Image: Rupert Thorpe What do the biggest social media influencers and creators have in common? They reigned supreme at VidCon 2016. Oh, and they were also in attendance at the second-annual, invite-only, Back to the Future-themed Rise9 bash. Rise9 and Diply, with Mashable by their side, took guests back in time. The #ThrowBacktotheFuture party boasted a real-life DeLorean, a 50s barbershop quartet, and Ring Pops galore. Hosted at Highway 39 Events Center, a vintage car museum in Anaheim, CA, …

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Silly Vintage Photos Capture The Lighter Side Of The Victorian Era

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When we think ofphotography from the 19th and early 20th centuries, most of us picture people posing stiffly, without a smile, and looking wholly dour and unreachable not at all like the living, moving people of today. But of course, they were. Even the stiffest and most humorless-looking person in those old photos was a real person with a life full of smiles and laughter just like anyone else’s. The Victorian period gets kind of a bad rep today thanks to its rigid morality and some …

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While You Were Offline: Kanye Wasnt Kidding When He Said He Called Payless

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… The Takeaway: However strange the West’s monologue might have seemed, we can at least thank it for provoking this headline for the ages: “Payless Shoes Confirms That Kanye West Did Call Its CEO”. Baby Got Backlash What Happened: Blake Lively quoted a vintage rap lyric on social media. Where It Blew Up: Instagram, Twitter, media think pieces What Really Happened: So, here’s the thing. Blake Lively posted the following on her Instagram this week: A photo posted by Blake …

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Mr Ed’s straight man Alan Young dies aged 96

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… werent rolling, the human and four-legged co-stars were friends, according to Young. If Ed was reprimanded by his trainer, Young said, He would come over to me, like, Look what he said to me. Like many series of its vintage, Mister Ed won new fans in later decades through near-constant cable TV syndication and video releases. Young also appeared in a number of films, including Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, Tom Thumb, The Cat from Outer Space and The Time Machine, the latter the 1960 classic in …

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