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I personally think having a moon named “Bogie” after “Humphrey Bogart,” would be perfect.“Earth has 7 strange quasi-moon...
07/07/2024

I personally think having a moon named “Bogie” after “Humphrey Bogart,” would be perfect.

“Earth has 7 strange quasi-moons — and you could name one of them.”

It would probably be like getting one of those tiles in the Game of Life.

Imagine finding this gem on your way to either Delhi or Pankot…“The Little Easy Brings Prohibition-Era Charm to Andheri ...
07/06/2024

Imagine finding this gem on your way to either Delhi or Pankot…

“The Little Easy Brings Prohibition-Era Charm to Andheri - Entering The Little Easy feels like stepping into an exclusive world, where visitors become part of a sophisticated society. Inhibitions melt away as guests enjoy dishes paired with a selection of daring cocktails. As day turns into night, the atmosphere transforms into a vibrant playground, blending local and global flavors with music and dance.”

https://www.indianretailer.com/restaurant/news/the-little-easy-brings-prohibition-era-charm-to-andheri.n11433

Happy INDYpendence  Day! [Sorry for "cross-genre" posting!]“Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will ...
07/05/2024

Happy INDYpendence Day! [Sorry for "cross-genre" posting!]

“Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world.

And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind.
Mankind; that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests.

Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 4th of July and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist.

And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: ‘We will not go quietly into the night!’ ‘We will not vanish without a fight!’ ‘We’re going to live on!’ ‘We’re going to survive!’

Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”

Serious 1:30AM vibes: woke up extra early for some training for my next job/career. When I say that I use a lot of Indy ...
07/03/2024

Serious 1:30AM vibes: woke up extra early for some training for my next job/career. When I say that I use a lot of Indy costume elements for work I really mean it. In the first picture I have my daily Hufvud LEIFUR fedora, Wwhat Price Gglory, bag, and strap, Korellian drygoods belt, and Coyote Leather cellphone holder.

The next two photos were from my window.

Fortune and Glory.

Al Landron does it again with his latest product: “Jaguar Totonac Hacha” Wall Relief.  “Landron Artifacts proudly presen...
06/30/2024

Al Landron does it again with his latest product: “Jaguar Totonac Hacha” Wall Relief.

“Landron Artifacts proudly presents this highly detailed wall-mountable relief replicating a genuine Totonac "Hacha" sculpture. - Measures approximately 6 1/2" tall x 4 5/8" wide. - Hand cast solid in statuary-grade gypsum cement (NOT a 3D print!) from a hand-sculpted clay original by Al Landron, using photos of the original archeological piece as reference, and meticulously hand-painted with a beautiful ancient stone-like finish. Features sturdy wire loop on the back for easy wall hanging.”

It looks amazing all by its lonesome, but it looks even better with the other artifacts I have on the wall. It has some serious haft to it, and looks exactly like something that either belongs in a museum or something that you liberate from an archaeological dig site from a long lost Mayan settlement from centuries ago.

Fortune and glory, kid… fortune and glory !

I finally got my jacket back from my tailor here in Peterboro, New Hampshire. She also did an excellent job in mending t...
06/29/2024

I finally got my jacket back from my tailor here in Peterboro, New Hampshire. She also did an excellent job in mending the jacket flaps, and all the other places where the stitching was coming undone.

It’s still looks like a 25 year old jacket, but it’s not falling apart anymore and it looks like it could last me another 25 to 30 years.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this is not the last we’ve heard of Indiana Jones and I hope that they’re able to ke...
06/23/2024

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this is not the last we’ve heard of Indiana Jones and I hope that they’re able to keep the franchise going through video games for long time to come.

If the folks had any brains, they would put the people from the clone wars series to work on something for Indy as well! A limited series would be nice.

“If Not for 1 Unfortunate Bit of Red Tape, We Would Have Had Todd Howard’s Indiana Jones Game 15 Years Earlier…”

The Indiana Jones game has been highly awaited by fans. And Bethesda’s Todd Howard is bringing it to us sometime in 2024. Howard has promised a new setting

Imagine driving to work and seeing these three gentlemen on their way to a World War II reenacting event.Now imagine bei...
06/22/2024

Imagine driving to work and seeing these three gentlemen on their way to a World War II reenacting event.

Now imagine being one of these three guys pumping gas and seeing somebody wearing mostly vintage style safari /adventure attire. I think there were just as curious of me as I was of them!

Ford Finger Friday at some of my favorite stops in this exotic territory while on my regular mission For the super top s...
06/22/2024

Ford Finger Friday at some of my favorite stops in this exotic territory while on my regular mission For the super top secret government agency performing my tasks with the latest state of the art equipment and the latest off-road vehicles that are in perfect working order and always performs the way you would expect vehicles to perform that are paid for by the United States federal government.

This news item feels like it could be the first five minutes of a new action-adventure movie. if any organization can co...
06/21/2024

This news item feels like it could be the first five minutes of a new action-adventure movie. if any organization can collect these items over the centuries, it would be the Vatican!

“Angels or aliens? Some researchers say Vatican archives hold UFO secrets - Some scientists believe the Vatican's historic archives might hold key insights into "unidentified anomalous phenomena" and paranormal activity. Their efforts highlight an intersection of historical records, religious studies, and scientific inquiry into the unexplained.”

Some scientists believe the Vatican's historic archives might hold key insights into "unidentified anomalous phenomena" and paranormal activity. Their effort...

One of the are the things that I feel called to do is to study other religions from around the world and take the time t...
06/20/2024

One of the are the things that I feel called to do is to study other religions from around the world and take the time to observe their traditions and holidays. I would also like to use The Fedora Chronicles as a platform to not just encourage you to explore new parts of our world, but to experience what other cultures have to offer us in our quest to explore and expand our horizons. Today is Guru Purnima…

If you know of other cultures and their holidays that we should observe and celebrate, please be sure to let us know, and we would be happy to oblige.

“Guru Purnima (goo-ruh pur-nee-MA) is traditionally celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists, to pay their respects to their teachers (gurus) and express their gratitude. For Hindus, they honor Sage Vyasa who is honored as the compiler of the Vedic literatures. Buddhists honor Lord Buddha and Jains acknowledge it as the day Mahavir made his first follower, Gautam Swami. This is the day to recognize the many teachers who have enlightened you in some way or another.”

More Information:

Here are some of the more widely celebrated Hindu holidays and days of significance to Dharma traditions for accommodation, observation, and celebration.

Life in the second decade of the 21st Century… its a SF world and we’re all just trying to survive in it!“…Having mutate...
06/20/2024

Life in the second decade of the 21st Century… its a SF world and we’re all just trying to survive in it!

“…Having mutated in the extraordinary (and extraordinarily isolated) environment of outer space, the microscopic oddity is thus genetically distinct enough from its terrestrial counterparts to develop resistance to drugs…”

“In other words, the mega bug’s existence and incredible resistance to earthly medicine pose a stark health risk to astronauts.”

NASA researchers discovered something on the International Space Station that is straight out of a horror movie.

How I handle working on Sundays and dealing with snarky people!We are told that we can dress however we want on Sundays ...
06/17/2024

How I handle working on Sundays and dealing with snarky people!

We are told that we can dress however we want on Sundays within reason. This is my “Romancing the Stone/uncharted” variant.

Why work Sunday? An opportunity for me to take some photographs of some 3-D chess-level, passive-aggressive, self entitled bull on a Sunday morning when I’m dressed like this? Sign me up.

Eric

I know its Father's Day and this picture was taken last Christmas… but the message is appropriate. The best part of bein...
06/16/2024

I know its Father's Day and this picture was taken last Christmas… but the message is appropriate. The best part of being a dad for me is passing down one of my hobbies down to one of my boys, and then seeing him taking it in new directions. Kylo Sven/Coppertop Fisk isn't into collecting prop and set replicas from The Indiana Jones series, his passion is HP Lovecraft and some specific Egyptian items, too. We might start an entire wall of Norse mythological artifacts someday too.

I love the way we light up together when we get a new item or see a new documentary. When he was born I got more than I bargained for, he’s one of my goddamed partners!

Archaeology Saturday: grab your Fedora, passports, and other stuff; we have a real mystery on our hands!“The engraving w...
06/15/2024

Archaeology Saturday: grab your Fedora, passports, and other stuff; we have a real mystery on our hands!

“The engraving was carved on an exposed marble bedrock and shows an elevated view of the facade of a temple building with at least five columns.”

“Snaking around the building is an inscription in the Old Attic alphabet that reads: “τὸ hεκατόµπεδον [–]Ε[–] Μίκōνος ⇄”, interpreted as “the Hekatompedon” and was produced by an individual named “Mikon”.”

A 2,000-year-old engraving on a marble outcrop near Vari, Attica, might point to an Archaic temple on the Acropolis of Athens.

Archaeology Thursday! I personally couldn’t care less about what this means for a new airport. This could completely rew...
06/13/2024

Archaeology Thursday! I personally couldn’t care less about what this means for a new airport. This could completely rewrite the history of mankind in the Mediterranean region.

“Greece's Culture Ministry said Tuesday that the structure is a “unique and extremely interesting find” from Crete's Minoan civilization, famous for its sumptuous palaces, flamboyant art and enigmatic writing system. Resembling a huge car wheel from above, the ruins of the labyrinthine, 1,800-square-meter (19,000-square-foot) building came to light during a recent dig by archaeologists.”

A big, round, 4,000-year-old stone building discovered on a Cretan hilltop is puzzling archaeologists and threatening to disrupt a major airport project on the Greek tourist island. Greece's Culture Ministry said Tuesday that the structure is a “unique and extremely interesting find” from Crete'...

Strange Space News: “Women may be more resilient than men to stresses of spaceflight, says study - US study suggests gen...
06/13/2024

Strange Space News: “Women may be more resilient than men to stresses of spaceflight, says study - US study suggests gene activity is more disrupted in men, and takes longer to return to normal once back on Earth.”

You are now out of excuses, Carol. So the next time we’re invited to explore the outer limits of the solar system grab your Fedora and protein pills - we’re going!

US study suggests gene activity is more disrupted in men, and takes longer to return to normal once back on Earth

I could listen to stories like his all day!“Keegan, who recently turned 100, served as a combat medic in the 78th Armore...
06/12/2024

I could listen to stories like his all day!

“Keegan, who recently turned 100, served as a combat medic in the 78th Armored Medical Battalion in the 8th Armored Division during World War II, driving an ambulance to take wounded soldiers to get care.”

William Keegan enjoys sitting in his easy chair, doing puzzles and watching the day go by. It’s a pastime not unearned for the 100-year-old WWII vet.

I never get tired of movies, books, or miniseries shows the cover the topic of World War II and the first half of the 20...
06/12/2024

I never get tired of movies, books, or miniseries shows the cover the topic of World War II and the first half of the 20th century

“When Georgia Hunter first pitched her 2017 book, “We Were the Lucky Ones,” about her Polish ancestors’ fight for survival during the Holocaust, she was told World War II literature was a “saturated” market. This wasn’t meant to dissuade her from pushing forward with their harrowing story, but rather acknowledge that there is never a shortage of novels, films and series trying to reckon with the everlasting wounds of the war.”

This awards season, there are multiple series around WWII — and it’s more relevant than ever.

  - at my horse barn at 7 AM getting ready to head in to work at the super top secret government agency performing my ta...
06/07/2024

- at my horse barn at 7 AM getting ready to head in to work at the super top secret government agency performing my tasks with the latest state of the art equipment and the latest off-road vehicles That are in perfect working order and always performs the way you would expect vehicles to perform that are paid for by the United States federal government.

This movie was almost as influential to me as “Raiders of The Lost Ark” in the 1980s. “The Right Stuff” is based on Tom ...
06/03/2024

This movie was almost as influential to me as “Raiders of The Lost Ark” in the 1980s. “The Right Stuff” is based on Tom Wolfe's book and Philip Kaufman's screenplay, who also directed. Mr Kaufman is also credited with creating the basic storyline and McGuffin for “Raiders…”

  dresser for success while out on the road, making deliveries and cabbage.
05/31/2024

dresser for success while out on the road, making deliveries and cabbage.

A word on an aspect of The Fedora Chronicles I was talking about last night with another member. One of the aspects of t...
05/31/2024

A word on an aspect of The Fedora Chronicles I was talking about last night with another member. One of the aspects of this group that I want to highlight more is the spirit of adventure and exploration. Not just focusing on the style from the past but also the spirit of adventure and the boldness strong men and women possessed decades ago.

The fedora is a symbol. It harkens back to a time when being a good man meant something. A fedora represents the kind of man your niece calls at 2:30 AM because she's in the kind of trouble she doesn't want her parents to know about. A fedora is a sign that says you know what wine pairs with what kind of meal, you can change your tire, and you'll choose violence to protect your friends and family as necessary.

A fedora is like the Bat Symbol and a Bow Tie at the same
Time.

I want everyone else here to be the best man or woman they can be: being the kind of person who can dress up like Patrick Swazey in a “King’s Solomon’s Mines” remake on the weekend and be ready to climb aboard a rocket and explode abnormalities on the moon Monday morning.

I want us to be timeless, the best of the past, present, and future.

“The Saturn V launch vehicle carrying the Apollo 11 spacecraft arrived at launch pad complex 39 at the Kennedy Space Center on 20 May 1969. On 16 Jul. 1969, the 363-foot tall rocket lofted the spacecraft into Earth parking orbit and then placed it on a trajectory to the Moon for man’s first lunar landing.”

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This is why it’s often best to go it alone and make the best out of every situation. “Detectorist unearths bronze age ho...
05/31/2024

This is why it’s often best to go it alone and make the best out of every situation.

“Detectorist unearths bronze age hoard after getting lost on treasure hunt. John Belgrave, 60, uncovered rare sword, axe head and bangle in Dorset after becoming separated from group.”

John Belgrave, 60, uncovered rare sword, axe head and bangle in Dorset after becoming separated from group

Prof Barry Kemp (1940-2024)“The Department of Archaeology is deeply saddened to report the death on 15th May 2024 of Eme...
05/30/2024

Prof Barry Kemp (1940-2024)

“The Department of Archaeology is deeply saddened to report the death on 15th May 2024 of Emeritus Professor Barry Kemp, Director of the Amarna project and one of the foremost Egyptologists of his generation. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1992 and appointed a CBE in 2011.”

The Department of Archaeology is deeply saddened to report the death on 15th May 2024 of Emeritus Professor Barry Kemp, Director of the Amarna project and one of the foremost Egyptologists of his generation. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1992 and appointed a CBE in 2011.

Archaeology Thursday: Say it with me now, that belongs in a museum!“As a mother and her child were gardening in Poland, ...
05/30/2024

Archaeology Thursday: Say it with me now, that belongs in a museum!

“As a mother and her child were gardening in Poland, they filled a bucket with dirt.

“They brought it inside, and as they dug through the soil, discovered an odd-shaped rock. Curious as to what it might be, they brought the perplexing find to an archaeologist with the Masovian Voivodeship Conservator of Monuments.”

The only thing I ever discovered while gardening with my mother when I was a kid was how to run away to do what I wanted to do!

The discovery is thousands of years old, Poland archaeologists said.

And what did you do this year so far for archaeology?“Bronze age burial mounds, Roman roads and deserted medieval villag...
05/28/2024

And what did you do this year so far for archaeology?

“Bronze age burial mounds, Roman roads and deserted medieval villages are among almost 13,000 previously-unknown ancient sites and monuments that have been discovered by members of the public in recent months, it will be announced this week. Truck drivers and doctors are among more than 1,000 people who participated in Deep Time, a “citizen science project” which has harnessed the power of hobbyists to scour 512 sq km (200 sq miles) of Earth Observation data, including high-resolution satellite and lidar – laser technology – imagery.”

Exclusive: Bronze age remains and Roman roads among 12,802 sites discovered using latest technology

Archaeology Friday: Don’t these idiots know anything? All that stuff belongs in a museum!“Grave robbers looted lavish 1,...
05/24/2024

Archaeology Friday: Don’t these idiots know anything? All that stuff belongs in a museum!

“Grave robbers looted lavish 1,800-year-old tombs in China — but missed this one. Archaeologists think the people in the tombs, dated to the Han dynasty, were all from the same wealthy family. Although the two looted tombs are now in poor condition, the other tomb is untouched and contains more than 70 artifacts, including an iron sword and a bronze mirror, placed there as grave offerings.”

Archaeologists think the people in the tombs, dated to the Han dynasty, were all from the same wealthy family.

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