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by sky
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft v
Replies: 104
Views: 36855

Only 44 more days until MCMFD V! We still need 12 suggestions for positions. I'm only entitled to pick one (unless no one else helps get us to 12), so to show you how this works, I'll make my position pick: Spy Meaning that each participant should draft one fictional spy for their team. ... need 11 ...
by sky
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Real Estate
Topic: Lautner's Elrod House
Replies: 6
Views: 3673

http://elrodhouse.org/ The house was open to tours this weekend - today was sold out as is tomorrow, but the more expensive lunch tour is still available for Sunday. There are much better photos than I took on the site link above, so I won't post mine here ... except this one: http://bigdogwebpages....
by sky
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft v
Replies: 104
Views: 36855

Due to a scheduling conflict, the start date for MCMFD V has been moved April 8. Note that some of the draft will now overlap with the observance of Passover, making it altogether fitting to ask "Why will this Fantasy Draft be different than all other Fantasy Drafts?" I'm glad you asked. I...
by sky
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: preservationists ... put a ring around it
Replies: 0
Views: 1509

preservationists ... put a ring around it

So ... for your next big conservancy effort, you could try preservation by matrimony. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV8ew4aafN4 A Seattle woman recently exchanged one-side wedding vows with an abandoned warehouse she "married" to save from demolition. In December, Babylonia Aivaz and 16 f...
by sky
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm fantasy draft v
Replies: 104
Views: 36855

mcm fantasy draft v

by sky
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: lawrence welk resort and museum in escondido ca
Replies: 12
Views: 6409

For S & G, not a lot of notice for you, but you never know ... I saw this advertised in a local fish wrap today: http://www.welktheatersandiego.com/default.asp?idno=28714 Guy & Ralna : of the "Lawrence Welk Show" Playing: February 4 - 11th Guy & Ralna's live concert is fun for ...
by sky
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: google doodles
Replies: 19
Views: 9101

Charles Addams 100th birthday!
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by sky
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LACMA, Living in a Modern Way, 2011.10.01 to 2012.03.25
Replies: 16
Views: 7802

Here's a random thought, Chris: you could make a big name for yourself - I don't mean like Nicholoskovorovanovich, I mean like Worldwide Ask Chris, if you became the guy that ends the first sentence of every column, article or blog like the old fortune cookie game, by ending it in the words "in...
by sky
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: LACMA, Living in a Modern Way, 2011.10.01 to 2012.03.25
Replies: 16
Views: 7802

Nice review in the NYT, with good photos. Same thing, but with my terrible photos: http://tinydancer.bigdogwebpages.com/tinydancer.php?path=uRNGUrCMa8CTgWvP825GtX9Q7dqM/AO61apFtDU/Htc=&ratings=345&type=lounge&music=100 The antithesis of the old joke about the food being bad and such sma...
by sky
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Happy Holidays plus share your MCM holiday cards
Replies: 3
Views: 3683

I guess my card was MCM ... if a monkey in a palm tree is MCM! http://bigdogwebpages.com/bdfoto/collections/drib/christmas/0000_00_00_christmas_cards_sent/medium/02011_000054746_monkey_in_a_palm_tree_card_4.jpg It didn't scan very well - it should be very bright and glossy. Anyway, it was created by...
by sky
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LA Times: Hot Property, Celebrity Homes on the Market
Replies: 3
Views: 1908

What is the Twilight kids' soft contemporary? (Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart). Do they own it together? I should have given you more than 100 points for that one - I didn't even know who they were. But there is more information about it in the LA Times article. (Or are you just very strict a...
by sky
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LA Times: Hot Property, Celebrity Homes on the Market
Replies: 3
Views: 1908

What the heck; let's make it a game. http://lrd.bigdogwebpages.com/qcheck.php?quizno=6 For example, I'll take the first one: What is Farrah Fawcett's condominium? (Note that scoring is automatic; you just have to say the magic matching name, spelled correctly.) The answers are all pretty obvious but...
by sky
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: LA Times: Hot Property, Celebrity Homes on the Market
Replies: 3
Views: 1908

LA Times: Hot Property, Celebrity Homes on the Market

Several of these are MCM: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-re-hot-property-gallery-pg,0,4985863.photogallery I don't know how long that link will be available. Maybe the photos links will be there longer, so here goes: http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2011-12/66803002.jpg http://www.l...
by sky
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: ModCom holiday get together?
Replies: 5
Views: 2750

Yes! It will be held at a special location on the UCLA campus on Monday, December 19th. Stay tuned for details. Details: http://modcom.org/images/ModcomParty11.jpg Also this link: http://www.laconservancy.org/issues/issues_ucla.php4 Sorry to usurp but it's less than a week away, so I though it shou...
by sky
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: UCSB Cliff May Exhibition
Replies: 24
Views: 6347

Does anybody have any good suggestions of places to stay, things to see? I've never been to California before. As to the Santa Barbara part of your trip, you would probably get more out of staying near downtown State Street than in Goleta just to be close to campus. (I have a lot of experience on t...
by sky
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Cherry Capri out of retirement?
Replies: 5
Views: 4405

Well, first of all, there's a small amount of irony in what you wrote, bananabobs! As to Miss Capri, you should subscribe to her YouTube channel, because if you did, you would have known there was a new video there: http://www.youtube.com/user/CherryCapri In any event, for whatever reason you straye...
by sky
Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Happy Felix Unger Day!
Replies: 16
Views: 11228

by sky
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Ennis-Brown House in Trouble
Replies: 69
Views: 23846

Re: The need to get it right

Yes folks believe it or not he went to a PUBLIC high school right at the end of when schools were still good ... I agree with you that students in public schools back then, me included, had a better education than those today. But I think a large part of that was because a lot of the female teacher...
by sky
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Who knew: Steve Jobs lived in an Eichler
Replies: 5
Views: 5090

by sky
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: where in the world is sky not in san diego?
Replies: 14
Views: 7549

Re: The one above the scooter

The one above the scooter ... Kinda has that look of Gaudi. That one is the American embassy in Dublin designed by John MacL Johansen, although I can certainly see the Gaudi in the design too. It's a terrible photo from a moving bus, but here's a better look: http://archiseek.com/2010/1964-united-s...
by sky
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Liverpool (UK) MCM Diner
Replies: 15
Views: 6624

by sky
Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Liverpool (UK) MCM Diner
Replies: 15
Views: 6624

by sky
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: mcm acronyms, a game
Replies: 27
Views: 16121

by sky
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: are you smarter than an architect?
Replies: 14
Views: 7807

Point values are now doubled! "A time will come when men will stretch out their eyes. They should see planets like our Earth." "Architecture is the reaching out for the truth" "Be truthful, nature only sides with truth" "Only work which is the product of inner comp...
by sky
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: new name that tune - show tunes
Replies: 7
Views: 4383

by sky
Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: google doodles
Replies: 19
Views: 9101

Gumby is not in the archive yet, but I did see these recent ones that I liked for Lottta Living: This one is for Lucille Balls's 100th: http://www.google.com/logos/2011/lucilleball.html You have to go to the above for the full effect, but here's the tv image: http://www.google.com/logos/2011/lucille...
by sky
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern Cal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

Re: The Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern

Our website hosting is donated; approximately 5 years ago our host 'broke' our email address and was unable to fix it. We will not have email without switching hosts. There should not be any email links on the website. So do you have access to the site at all? Changing the link to any working email...
by sky
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: The Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern Cal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

I can't answer your question, Dave, but I'll add my 2 cents anyway because it might be of interest. I was on the Isle of Man (in between Ireland and Britain) last summer, and one of its claims to fame are their working electric railways. I saw two of them, but I think there are more, and then there'...
by sky
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: google doodles
Replies: 19
Views: 9101

Quick! Click this before it disappears: http://www.google.com/ Today's doodle is for Art Clokey's 90th birthday ... that is if you keep counting after he died. But, in any event, it's a cool interactive doodle with Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, Goo and a couple of Block Heads. ======= posted 11/5/11 ======...
by sky
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Houses and Homes
Topic: Survey on Midcentury Modern Buying Decisions
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Jennifer, the board doesn't permit you to use html in your posts. (In the wrong hands, html could be used for evil instead of good!) Instead, you can use BB code. (When you open a text box for reply or new post, there should be a link with an explanation of BB code on the left ... below all the smil...

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