PaleoFuture: The Trench Destroyer (1917)

Via The design of this mobile dreadnaught, with its steel-tired, spoked wheels, suggests that its inventor may have been influenced by agricultural tractors or perhaps an amusement park Ferris wheel. The trench destroyer also embodies the common goal of military visionaries: maximum offensive power with total defensive security.


An article run by BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News on February 9th, 2010 read “Obama: I Don’t Begrudge JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs their multi-million dollar bonuses”, quoting Obama as saying “I, like most of the American people, don’t begrudge people success or wealth. That is part of the free-market system.” This of course led the…

“In event of moon disaster”

Gawker posts today “a wonderful piece of alternate universe American history, in which President Nixon had to explain to a nation that Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were going to die on the moon.” The post includes an image of William Safire’s original text for the contingency speech, titled “In event of moon disaster”: