New York Jets

New York Jets

Oct 22

I admit it, I’m a New York Jets fan. A long, long, LONG suffering New York Jets fan. But what most people don’t know is that the team was originally chartered as the New York Titans. When the American Football League was incorporated in 1959, the New York City franchise was granted to Harry Wismer, a well known sports personality and broadcaster on the then active DuMont Television Network....

The Shuttle

The Shuttle

Oct 11

Ah, modern technology, it is changing everything about our lives. Or is it? Is it possible that the foundations of our modern world are really built on pillars from the past? What of the space shuttle, the epitome of, and culmination of, our advances in propulsion! Or again, is it? The shuttle itself, with those three giant engines in the tail, was not strong enough for the initial push to escape...

What do the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower have in common?

What do the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower have in common?

Oct 02

You could point out that each has become the symbol of the city in which it is placed. But essentially, it is the fact that they are both really tall, and whatever the reason for their height, they were rescued from destruction (The Eiffel Tower) or irrelevancy (The Empire State Building) by Radio. The Eiffel Tower was conceived as the centerpiece of the Paris Exposition of 1889, an exposition...