Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Vintage Coin Operated Fortune Tellers,Arcade Games, Digger/Cranes, Gun Gamesand other Penny Arcade games, pre-1977
Ever wonder what it was like to work at the Disney Studio during the Golden Age of Animation? Think it was the "happiest place on Earth"? Think again. This 1943 booklet, given to all new employees, spelled it out for you. Gals ain't allowed in the Penthouse Club, personal phone calls will be charged to you, and if you need to leave the studio, you cannot do so without an "Off the Lot Pass". Oh, and "Any violation of the U. S. Espionage Act" will get you discharged.
Warner Music Group has signed a deal to allow its entire catalogue to be played over the fast-growing social networking music service Last.fm, the innovative site that links music fans to new and old hits.With more than 15 million active users per month, Last.fm has earned glowing praise for its system which recommends songs by tracking a listener's music-playing habits and automatically linking them to fans with similar tastes.
Michigan's white-on-blue license plates are being replaced with blue-on-white plates meant to be easier to make and easier to see at night.But a faulty die, used to cut the plates and stamp the holes, has made it so two of the holes on some of the new plates don't line up with the mounting holes in vehicles.
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First it was cell phones in cars, then trans fats. Now, a new plan is on the table to ban gadget use while crossing city streets.We all seem to have one -- an iPod, a BlackBerry, a cell phone -- taking up more and more of our time, but can they make us too distracted to walk safely? Some people think so.If you use them in the crosswalk, your favorite electronic devices could be in the crosshairs.Legislation will be introduced in Albany on Wednesday to lay a $100 fine on pedestrians succumbing to what State Sen. Carl Kruger calls iPod oblivion.