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Monthly Archives: October, 2016

DOEST THOU KNOW?

ENGLISH HAS CARELESSLY mislaid its intimate second person. The French language still maintains tutoyer, its intimate tu versus vous. German still differentiates among du, ihr and Sie. Yiddish carries these … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

HOLMES PEDALS HIMSELF INTO A CORNER

HOW DID HOLMES deduce a cyclist’s direction of travel? This continues yesterday’s discussion here, ”Pedaling It All Over (Victorian) Town. ” In “The Adventure of the Priory School,” Holmes says … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

PEDALING IT ALL OVER (VICTORIAN) TOWN

SHERLOCK HOLMES CLAIMED he could identify the direction of Victorian bicycle travel merely by examining its tire er… for him, tyre tracks. What’s more, as recently as December 2014, this … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

SWINE STUDIO’S FORDLANDIA

A FASCINATING exhibition Fordlandia is taking place through December 10, 2016, at the Fashion Space Gallery of London College of Fashion in London’s West End. It showcases the work of … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

BUGATTI VISES AND VICES

ETTORE BUGATTI WAS an artisan as well as engineer as well as automaker. It’s part of Bugatti lore that each prospective workman at the Molshiem factory was confronted with a … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

HUBBA HUBBA HUBBA FOR THE B-17 AND THE BREN

OURS ISN’T the first era in which offensive matters of one sort or another have been expressed. Yet, I would argue that the examples I offer here were considerably less … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

A MUSEUM OF EARLY AMERICAN TOOLS

BY WAY OF CONTRAST, my recent item on additive manufacturing, ”Directions in 3D Printing,” led me to Eric Sloane, American artist and admirer of early Americana. Eric Sloane, 1905–1985, was … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

HOKUSAI–A MASTER OF MANGA

MY FAVORITE MANGA has no zombies, no mutants, nor other creepy stuff. I mean this genre in its traditional sense, a wonderful depiction of an earlier era in Japan. Hokusai, … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

DIRECTIONS IN 3D PRINTING

3D PRINTING, also known as additive manufacturing, is the layer-by-layer fabrication of a product done under computer control. Science magazine, published weekly by the American Association of Science, offers an … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

A MAGNIFICENT YOGI’S RIDE

WHEN LAST WE encountered Pierre Arnold Bernard (yesterday here at SimanaitisSays; 1929 in his lifetime), he had just ordered a car from Belgian automaker Minerva. But not just any car, … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment