Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Steve Jobs, RIP

Stories on the web on the passing of the man who made the web rock harder than it would have otherwise..... redesigned their site in homage to Steve.... striking

President Obama:

Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.
By building one of the planet's most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last.
Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.
The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve's wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.
-- Barack Obama
NPR on Jobs' death:

in his own words...

Monday, October 03, 2011

The Remarkable Case of the Dapper Mexican Bandit

This new auction at Heritage has to feature the best dressed, nicest coiffed "Mexican" bandit in the history of Hollywood. Click the image to make it HUGE--click here for the auction.

Oops, update.... that MAY be a Mexican "agent"--the uncle of Mike Vargas from Touch of Evil?

Seven Machos! Los Siete Machos | Cantinflas, Mexican Film Poster via Heritage Auctions


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