While browsing the photo and print collection at the Library of Congress, I found this really cool photo of a telescope set up in New York City. I wish they had a higher resolution version: it’s very cool.
You can find all sorts of cool stuff in the Library of Congress print collection, much of it public domain.
When it comes to most things, I’m about as geeky and gonzo for gizmos as you could possibly imagine, but in some things, I’m a bit of a purist. It’s hard to argue with a charcoal fire for cooking salmon and steaks. It’s hard argue with roses and diamonds for an annivery gift. And baseball needs nothing to jazz it up.
That’s why I read this Kansas City Star article with genuine horror. The first two innings of the July 16th game between minor league teams the Kansas City T-Bones and the Schaumberg Flyers will be played on Xbox. Inning three will begin with the real teams taking the field to play the rest of the game.
The T-bones director of community relations:
“Everybody in the world is going to want to do this after us,” Williams said.
Truly, the Apocalypse cannot be far away.
My best was
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Does playing this make me a bad person?