Waitress by Adrienne Shelley

This is a good, but disturbing, movie. The cover makes it look like a comedy, and, while there are funny moments, it’s dark. There’s a lot of threats of domestic violence, and as I watched it, I wanted Russell’s character to leave the area and get to safety. Continue reading Waitress by Adrienne Shelley

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Facebook Logo Coffee Mug

Every once in a while, I make a bad purchase. This was one of them. I thought this mug would sell quickly, but it turns out, despite being the most popular website on the planet, demand for Facebook branded product is low. Continue reading Facebook Logo Coffee Mug

Hughes & Pacific Supermarket  Japanese Newspaper Ads

These two stores don’t exist anymore. Pacific Supermarket was sold to Marukai, which then was sold to Tokyo Central.  Pacific was way better than TC. I feel like the quality isn’t there anymore. Continue reading Hughes & Pacific Supermarket  Japanese Newspaper Ads

Vintage Addresses and Government Cartoons: 1963, When Los Angeles 6 Became Los Angeles 90006

I’ve used ZIP codes all my life, but didn’t know they didn’t exist until 1963.  Looking at all the old papers that we had hoarded, I noticed all the old addresses didn’t have zip codes. Continue reading Vintage Addresses and Government Cartoons: 1963, When Los Angeles 6 Became Los Angeles 90006

David H. Keller Sex Education Books

These are sex education books from the 1920s. Originally, I thought they were some kind of way to cover for pornography, but they are not. Rather they are like “marriage manuals” by a psychiatrist. He was an avid supporter of sex education. However, he was not progressive in the least, except about talking about sex (for heterosexuals, within a marriage). Continue reading David H. Keller Sex Education Books

SI Hayakawa at SF State

This was an interesting find. A 1968 Time magazine article on SI Hayakawa who was appointed to president at SF State during the student strike that gave birth to ethnic studies.

They used his liberal credentials (what was then considered liberal) and his skin color to push a reactionary (conservative) agenda to stop the student strike. They still do things like this today, but do not say it as explicitly as they would in this article.

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Time 1968