The Cardboard Gods blog

Matthew Specktor Reader Find

By Matthew Specktor in Cool Websites on Wednesday 30 September 2009

Whether or not you give a damn about baseball cards, you should read Josh Wilker’s captivating blog, Cardboard Gods. Using vintage Topps imagery — the stagey, shaggy and strange captures of forgotten ballplayers in the 70s — as a launching pad, Wilker takes off on flights about everything from memory to athleticism to middle-aged failure. The guy’s such a great writer it hardly matters. Post after post after post is a winner.

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1970s and 80s Soviet Union buildings

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Architecture on Wednesday 5 August 2009

Cambodian born photographer Frederic Chaubin is the editor of French magazine Citizen K. His photo series on bizarre buildings built in the former Soviet Union during the 1970s and 80s is absolutely fascinating.

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Google Life

Francis Andrews Reader Find

By Francis Andrews in New Trends on Monday 15 December 2008

Google recently demonstrated their ability to predict flu outbreaks across America weeks in advance of the outbreaks themselves. It would seem that they are more than just a pretty search engine. And as if that wasn’t enough, they’ve now teamed up with Life Magazine, what was the cornerstone of photojournalism for the Twentieth Century, to digitize 95 per cent of their image bank that never saw the light of day. Now millions of photos stretching from the 1750s to the present day are available on Google Images at the click of a button.

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Tiny Tim

Francis Andrews Reader Find

By Francis Andrews in Video on Monday 10 November 2008

This guy just freaks me out, plain and simple. There’s something so eerie about him that almost sends a shiver down my spine. Maybe it’s his falsetto voice, the sort of thing you’d hear whistling down the wind on a dark night in a graveyard; or maybe it’s his appearance, the last thing you want […]

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Growing Up Star Wars Flickr pool

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 10 June 2008

Long before the franchise destroyed our fond childhood memories like Aunt and Uncle Beru on Tatooine, many of us born in the 70s were proud to own the many products associated with the Star Wars movies.

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