Sunday, May 29, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Gallagher’s steakhouse and speakeasy was founded in 1927, by Ziegfield Follies dancer Helen Gallagher.
That year Babe Ruth was the highest paid in baseball, earning an astronomical $70,000 a year.
After the cash in 1929, gamblers, sports figures and Broadway stars gathered nightly for legal alcohol and prime aged beef.
During WW2 Government mandated “meatless Tuesdays” led Gallaghers to close each Tuesday, “If we have to go meatless, we will go eatless.”
In 1964 their famous meatlocker on 52nd street opened a window to the public.
Every steak is aged to tender perfection for 21+ days in the ideal, humidity-controlled environment.
Friday, May 27, 2016
We tend to break the contiguous 48 into regions based on geography.
But what if we assigned “Nations” based on politics and history?
Trump clinched today.
Notice he owns the Far West, part of El Norte and the Midlands, all of Greater Appalachia, the Deep South and New France.
If we elect him, this is where we’ll live.
Have a thoughtful and relaxing holiday weekend.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Looks like an ordinary storm drain, right?
This one was cast right after Christmas, 2010.
But look closer and you can see the fish.
It reminds New York whatever we pour down there winds up with the fishes, so be careful.
But New Jersey thinks this symbol means the sewer is a good place to fish.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
While waiting for the train the other day I studied a Lyft ad’s graphic design.
Notice how the entire story is summed in a single image.
And how the design is “cleaned up” for the eye by
aligning the hand and the car roof.
The driver is cleverly indicated in the window.
The thumbnail does double duty as the wheel.
And all is done in Lyft’s signature pink.
Pretty good work. Train’s here.