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Vintage Photo Wednesday: A Pair of Football Kicks

Vintage Photo Wednesday: A Pair of Football Kicks

Vintage Photo Wednesday
Via the Smithsonian American Art Museum, here's a pair of outstanding vintage stop-motion photographs by Harold E. Edgerton. They both capture the moment when a player kicks a football on a tee, and I love the effect of the feet pushing in the football. Here's a black and white from 1934: And a nifty color one from 1938. I love the shiny gold pants almost as much as the shot of the football. Related articles Vintage Photo Wednesday: Labor Day Parades and Celebrations of the Past (grayflannelsuit.net) Vintage Photo Wednesday: Back to Old School (grayflannelsuit.net) Vintage Photo Wednesday, Vol. 4 - Baseball Images of Yesteryear (grayflannelsuit.net) Vintage Photo Wednesday, Vol. 6 - The 1912 Summer Olympics (grayflannelsuit.net)
Damn Gumby, you scary!

Damn Gumby, you scary!

TV & Radio
Today is the celebration of Gumby creator Art Clokey's 90th birthday. If you check out the Google home page today you can see a Gumby-inspired doodle. There's also a new site called Gumby World that has a wealth of information on everyone's favorite little green slab of clay. I loved Gumby growing up -- still do -- and I especially cherish the classic 1950s episodes. They were kid's stuff for sure, but some of them had a really trippy and slightly creepy side to them. Take, for instance, this 1957 episode called "In the Dough." It starts off in typical fantastical fashion as Gumby and Pokey are invited into an oven to see how baked goods are made. But when the dough seems to turn on the pair, shit gets real. Check it: Related articles Google Celebrates Art Clokey's Birthday ...