Simanaitis Says

On cars, old, new and future; science & technology; vintage airplanes, computer flight simulation of them; Sherlockiana; our English language; travel; and other stuff

GREAT CAESAR’S FATHER-IN-LAW’S GHOST

A NEAT APPLICATION of archaeology, tomography and computer science has virtually unrolled a fragile 2000-year-old scroll. In today’s title, I invoke the memory of Superman/Clark Kent’s boss, Perry White, editor … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

A BLUE HORSE AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE

RESEARCHING ONE OF our flock of miniature sheep, I came upon Marco Cavallo, a blue horse that played an important role in Italian mental health care. Then, independently of this, … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

HURRAH FOR HOJO’S

LET’S CELEBRATE ORANGE roofs, fried clams, onion rings and developing one’s 1950s avatar. These first three clues may be a giveaway that I’m referring to Howard Johnson’s restaurants. The avatar … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

THE M.G. K.3 MAGNETTE AND THE MILLE MIGLIA

WHAT WOULD 1950s’ high-school car-nuts sketch in their study-hall notebooks? Look no further than an M.G. And a highpoint of this British marque’s long history is the 1933 Mille Miglia. … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

JUST GIVE HOLMES A HAND

WE CAN THANK the world’s first consulting detective for conceiving manual forensics, identifying criminals (and the rest of us) by examining the person’s hands. In The Sign of Four, one … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

PIPE ME A BREW, DUDE

I ALREADY KNEW BRUGES had the prettiest girls in Belgium. See formosis Bruga puellis here at SimanaitisSays. New, however, is a 2-mile underground pipeline of beer, a 21st-century approach to … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

FIE ON AUTO-CORRECT!

I’VE DISARMED THE auto-correct on both sides of my PC/Apple machine. I’ve had enough of fighting with its opinions on what I really mean. More often than not, it’s wrong; … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · 6 Comments