This Week in Geek 3/05/08
Yesterday was a little traumatic for myself and Green Bay Packers fans everywhere as our hero Brett Favre announced the end of his 17 year football career. It was a day of reckoning that every cheese-head knew would eventually come to fruition. Thanks for everything Brett, we’ll miss you. However, that wasn’t the only farewell of this past Tuesday.
How to Care for Old Flags
HOW TO CARE FOR OLD FLAGS
Flags manufactured before the age of synthetics were generally made whole or in part from wool, cotton and linen, all natural fibers.
French World War One combination coffee grinder and mess kit
During the First World War, the French soldier was required to carry great deal of equipment inside or attached to his field pack. The type of gear carried by an average soldier today has changed from the equipment carried 90+ years ago. The weight on the other hand has remained about the same at roughly 75 pounds.
Pasaje la Defensa
Stepping through the entrance of the quiet arcade-style Pasaje La Defensa is like stepping a hundred years back into history. Once a grand bi-level estate of the influential Ezeiza family, the mansion is now a crumbling, though still stately, grid work of rooms, passageways, staircases, and courtyards, housing a gallery of antiques and curiosity shops.
Cuban 1897 Contribution Issue
The Junta Or Delegation of the Cuban Revolutionary Party established in New York City in 1892 decided to issue coins besides bonds and stamps. In 1897 the designs were created by Philip Martiny in conjunction with the Gorham Manufacturing Company. Because of the urgency the words “un peso” were replaced by “souvenir” as patents were being awaited.
This Week in Geek 2/26
Hey hey, it’s new comic Wednesday… Well actually it’s Thursday and I’m a little late. I was busy ok! Please don’t tell my Worthpoint bosses, the beatings… Oh the beatings, and my wrists are so sore from the chains that hold me at my desk. Please send help…
Fund Your Retirement Years With Fine Art & Antiques. I’ll Show You How.
Will you have enough funds set aside for your “Golden Years?” You know, those years that you can finally kick back a little, maybe do some traveling, or indulge your grandkids a bit. What’s the magic number you’ll have set aside to lead a flourishing life in those years? Experts say you should be able to live on 70-80% of your current income. Will that be enough for you?