Remember The 80’s? Michael Jackson

One day I was researching looking at pictures of Michael Jackson’s 1984 Victory Tour which launched in Kansas City and then I saw this:

This piece of art was published in a special issue of the Billboard Magazine where everyone from Michael’s accountant to the company which made his tapes took out ads to

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Misty Water-Colored Memories…

Photos of Odessa, Ukraine, taken in 1970 by a Western Tourist

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Another One Bites The Asbestos Dust

Previously: World’s Most Expensive Billboard and How Many Years Can A Building Exist…

I can’t say I have any nostalgic feelings for this Stein Mart building currently being demolished on the Northeast corner of 95th St. and Quivira, or its previous tenant Shepler’s Western Wear. I can’t recall buying anything at the former and even

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Old Newspapers: Remember the 80’s?

Previously: Remember the 80’s?

While staring at women doing research for my previous (and future) post at the Johnson County Central Resource Library – home of the new amazing microfilm readers, I couldn’t help but save a few unrelated pages. Going through the old newspapers with the benefit of a hindsight is a bit strange;

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Old Photos: Kansas City Severe Local Storm Warning Center SELS

One of my favorite scenes from the movie Apollo 13 is when a bunch of engineers remap the spaceship’s trajectory with nothing but a pen, paper and a slide rule. This almost seems impossible in this day and age, when we delegate all of our calculations to a computer. I may be a part of

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