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December 25, 2011
10:21 // 2 years ago
December 7, 2011

The Washington Post has a great slideshow sampling the various ways newspapers played Pearl Harbor on that fateful day in 1941. Here are two; there are a bunch of others, too. (images via the Newseum collection)

10:49 // 2 years ago
10:41 // 2 years ago

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Listen: Seventy years ago today.

A word to listeners, your city station WNYC will remain on air for an indefinite period tonight, to bring New Yorkers news, emergency public service messages, and special announcements and orders from Naval and Army authorities in the city area. This is New York City’s own station, WNYC

In case you didn’t hear, today is the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Here’s WNYC’s take on the incident. We’ll post a couple other things like this before the morning’s out.

10:37 // 2 years ago
March 6, 2011
The real fault with (Transformers 2) is that it ran into a mystical world. When I look back at it, that was crap. The writers’ strike was coming hard and fast. It was just terrible to do a movie where you’ve got to have a story in three weeks.
Michael Bay • Blaming the writers’ strike for the awfulness that is “Transformers 2.” Bay has previously taken credit for how bad the movie was, but he’s never gone so far as to call the film crap. Next up: Bay will atone for the sins of “Pearl Harbor.” Or not. source (viafollow)
21:34 // 3 years ago
February 28, 2011

Frank Buckles, last living American to serve in WWI, has died

Here’s to you, sir: America’s last living man to have served in World War I has died. Frank Buckles, born February 1st, 1901, not only served in the first World War (where he fervently wanted to be on the front lines, but never made it), but also survived three years of imprisonment in a Japanese camp, captured while working for a U.S. shipping company just weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. What benefits did he receive for his service to his country? According to him, he received free membership at the YMCA. That’s all. Frank Buckles was 110 years old. source

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14:21 // 3 years ago
December 5, 2010
Pearl Harbor, in train form (minus the bombs … and the island): Pearl Harbor happened in Hawaii, on an island. Yesterday, near Los Angeles, on a train … they tried to relive the moment, complete with actors. Fascinating. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Pearl Harbor, in train form (minus the bombs … and the island): Pearl Harbor happened in Hawaii, on an island. Yesterday, near Los Angeles, on a train … they tried to relive the moment, complete with actors. Fascinating. source

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10:34 // 3 years ago