Fun fact: Ursula Andress was not the first Bond Girl. CBS aired an adaptation of Casino Royale in 1954. Barry Nelson played Bond while Peter Lorre played Le Chiffre. The story was tweaked for the American audience; Bond is presented as an American, and some of the other characters call him Jimmy Bond. Linda Christian… » 9/20/14 9:03am Saturday 9:03am

I bought an iPhone 6 today, selling my 4S back to AT&T. It's a nice phone and I like it well enough, but the 4S was breathtaking at the time. It looked futuristic, like something that had fallen through a time warp from fifty years in the future. It looked exactly how we thought things would look in the 21st Century… » 9/19/14 10:02pm Friday 10:02pm

Reader's guide for non-radioactive people: the lead photo shows an a-bomb test in the Nevada desert (specifically, a shot called Plumbbob Boltzmann, October 1957) being observed by tourists, mostly from Las Vegas. Hotels ran bus tours to the edge of the test site, where bus, happy tourists and all were coated in a… » 9/19/14 1:38pm Friday 1:38pm

The important part of this story is not just that Buzz cold-cocked the jerk, but that the State of California declined to prosecute him, even though this film was available as evidence. Sometimes there is actual justice in the world. In a later interview Buzz said he was a little worried about getting in trouble with… » 9/19/14 4:22pm Friday 4:22pm

Wow, talk about your First World Problems of privileged people! I grew up in West Virginia and Maryland in the '50s in un-air conditioned homes, as did most people; air conditioned cars were simply unknown at the time. The first air conditioned house I lived in was the one I bought for myself as a married adult in… » 9/18/14 5:15pm Thursday 5:15pm