You sit down to figure out the Petraeus scandal, and the next thing you know you haven’t blogged in a couple of days. Who did what now?
Anyway, on to more pleasant things. Lately I have been enjoying getting the Retronaut emails because old photos of odd and interesting things from ye olden times have been far more enlightening and delightful than CNN’s headline news.
|from WWII, when donuts were … healthier?|
|1951 Donut Queen Kris Nodland and the Gingerbread Donut Boy|
|another WWII poster, which frankly contradicts the donut one, if you ask me|
|the very first McDonald’s in 1948|
But of course, you can also find photos of a teenage Morrissey, Robert Smith’s wedding, the time Cleveland set a world record in balloons, exotic dancers from the 1890s, David Bowie playing ping pong in a kimono (although all photos of David Bowie are pretty much fascinating), and this are-you-kidding-me pro-draft-dodging poster.