Tag Archives: 1960’s

1965: It Was Always Saturday

He was Walt. He owned a Jaguar XXB sports ship with a flat-out velocity of fifteen thousand miles an hour. His shirts came from Italy and his shoes were made in England. As he opened his eyes he looked for … Continue reading

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1963: A Colour Guide to Clouds

Each time you look at the sky, try to identify the clouds in it and test whether the explanations given in the book could be true for them. Gradually you will come to know the important clouds and the circumstances … Continue reading

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1964: Oh, My Mangled Head!

In his book Alice in Many Tongues (1964), Warren Weaver spends the last chapter using a curious method to evaluate various translations of Alice in Wonderland. He takes the same passage from each translation—a portion of the Mad Tea-Party—and asks … Continue reading

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2017: Huge Jelly Blobs

  From Live Science: Huge Jelly Blobs Spotted Off Norway Coast: What Are They? Giant, jelly-like blobs have been sighted off the western coast of Norway, but the identities of these mysterious objects have scientists stumped. The blobs are about … Continue reading

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1960: Fasten Your Seatbelts

Based on a novel by Stanisław Lem, the 1960 East German/Polish film The Silent Star is set in the future of 1970, when explorations in the Gobi desert unearth an strange crystalline object containing a fragmentary message from Venus. It … Continue reading

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1966: I Am Your Greatest Fan

   I grew up in musical theater. To me, the highlight and the epitome of my life as a singer and actor and a dancer/choreographer was to star on Broadway. And as my popularity grew once [Star Trek] was on … Continue reading

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1969: The Door Said

The door refused to open. It said, “Five cents, please.” He searched his pockets. No more coins; nothing. “I’ll pay you tomorrow,” he told the door. Again he tried the knob. Again it remained locked tight “What I pay you,” … Continue reading

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