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Friday Follies: We’re All in This Together

But please, no more touching. And six feet. I’m guessing late ’70s but I bet one of you will know.

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“the greatest thing in years”, 1975 and 2000

One of the minor silver linings of this coronavirus mess is that Willy’s Pub was spared the ignominy of an enforced shutdown for the rest of the semester. Here it is in happier times, all decorated for its 25th anniversary … Continue reading

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“Neely Twins Reunited,” 1953

A Houston Press April Fools gag: Shockingly, people bought it! Bonus: I went Social Distancing again this afternoon.

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Fresh Air, 1921

There are so many people walking around my neighborhood these days that sometimes it almost looks like a parade. We’re all desperate for some exercise and fresh air, the feeling of sun on your back, but yesterday when I stood … Continue reading

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It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time, 1960

They were certainly on the right track: But in retrospect the basement might not have been the best choice. Sorry for the short post, I’ve been in zoom meetings all day! Bonus: Yikes.  

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Friday Follies: The Only Thing I’m Worried About Is Running Out

I believe psychology professor Ken Laughery was studying warning labels: Bonus: Missy says “wake me when it’s over.”

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Social Distancing, 1915

Our first biology professor, Julian Huxley. It’s labeled “standing in a field near Houston.” I did the same thing today except the field was a golf course.

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“You Think it Will Go In If I Kick it?,” 1985

Here’s something from the inner depths of my laptop, a scrapbook that records the 1985-86 Central Plant Expansion. I was mainly interested in this because of the list of names of people who worked on it, both from Brown and … Continue reading

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Brennan’s Gate, 1940 and 2019

Finding myself with some time on my hands I’ve started trying to organize all the pictures I’ve saved in various places over the ten years of this blog. It’s not going well, mostly because I keep getting interested in things … Continue reading

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“It is really splendid!,” 1925

This is, I suppose, really a post about the University of Texas although it started with one of the letters Radoslav Tsanoff wrote to his wife during the summer he spent teaching in Austin. During those six weeks Tsanoff spent … Continue reading

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