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11467_top2I’m TidiousTed and I run this blog. I post about things that interests me, mainly retro and vintage oriented stuff, things that makes me laugh or whatever tickles my fancy at the moment. Enjoy your stay and it would be nice if you rated a post or two or maybe a page while you’re here and maybe hit that little “I like” thingie at the bottom from time to time. And, oh yeah, a comment or two would be very welcome as well.

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Visit my new blog “RecipeReminiscing” Click the image above to go there and enjoy a gastronomic trip down memory lane!
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Hercules Poirot Says

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BBC has produced their final episode of “Hercules Poirot” based on Agatha Christie’s master detective. Luckily they have produced enough episodes to keep us in reruns for years on end – Ted

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Inger Munch: In the summer of 1929 my brother, Edvard Munch suggested that I’d take some pictures of the different houses we had lived in at "Grünerløkka". I did so, and went up to "Brekke" and "Kjelsås" farm where we lived during the summer of 1875 and 76. While doing this I got the idea of taking pictures along the whole of the "Akerselva", from where it starts to where it runs in to the Oslo fjord. As my brother spent some years of his youth in no 7 "Fossveien" some of his earliest paintings are from this part of Oslo.

The two pictures above is the first and last of the pictures Inger Munch took that summer. You can see the rest of the 68 picture HERE Ted

644_shannon_01Shannon Maureen McNally (born March 17, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter.

Biography

McNally was born in Hempstead, on Long Island. While studying anthropology at Franklin and Marshall College, she began singing and playing guitar in clubs. After graduating and honing her skills on the streets of Paris as a busker, McNally secured a deal with Capitol Records in 1997. McNally was intent on making an acoustic record and entered the studio with studio professionals including Jim Keltner, Benmont Tench, and Greg Leisz. The resulting 644_shannon_02album Jukebox Sparrows was not released at the time.

In the interim, McNally opened for Stevie Nicks and Ryan Adams, and was part of the 1999 Girl’s Room tour with Tara MacLean, Kendall Payne, and Amy Correia. She also modeled for Urban Decay cosmetics. In 2000, McNally issued the holdover EP Bolder Than Paradise. When Capitol finally issued Jukebox Sparrows in January 2002, it did so into a market that had already embraced such roots-flavored material as Ryan Adams and the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack. McNally embarked on a press tour, and spent the summer of that year supporting John Mellencamp. In late 2002, she released the Ran on Pure Lightning EP, a collaboration with songwriter Neal Casal.

In 2005, McNally returned with the country, blues, and soul influences on the album Geronimo. The album’s June release was accompanied by a summer’s 644_shannon_03worth of live dates. Early 2006 saw the release of McNally’s third album, North American Ghost Music. Tour dates with Son Volt also coincided its release.

McNally took off most of 2008 and 2009 after the birth of her first child. She has resumed performing and recording and toured with Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women. In 2009 she released the album Coldwater with her band Hot Sauce. McNally currently resides near Oxford, Mississippi.

In 2013, McNally released Small Town Talk, a tribute album to the songs of Bobby Charles. In an interview, McNally said that she was a longtime friend of Bobby Charles and Small Town Talk was inspired by Charles’ first, self-titled album from 1973.

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1928 Omega-Six

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If it had been better financed, the Omega-Six from Boulogne-sur-Seine could have been a rival to the Hispano-Suiza. Beautifully made, the Omega-Six had a single camshaft engine of great refinement. Early examples, the marque made its debut at the 1922 Paris Salon, had a 2-litre engine. By the time this 1928 model appeared, the Omega-Six had acquired a 2914cc engine, developing over 120bhp enabling the car to reach 106mph. By 1930, however, Omega-Six were out of business.

 

1928 Packard’s Fifth Series Six

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Packard’s Fifth Series Six Convertible Coupe first went into production on 1 January 1928. This particular example is fitted with the optional side-mounted spare wheels and cowl lamps which made this car a smaller replica of the contemporary eight-cylinder Packards. During the 1928 season, Packard sales reached a total of 50,000 for the first time.

 

1928 Packard Sixth Series Eight 645 Phaeton

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The introduction of the Sixth Series Eight, on 1 August 1928, saw Packard committed to an eight cylinders-only policy. Typical of the breed is this 1928 645 Phaeton, which came with a choice of seven different final-drive ratios and a wide range of options from an onyx horn button at $1.85 to a monogrammed lap robe at $115. The gold-plated cloisonne enamel radiator emblem carried the pelican crest of Samuel Packard, who landed in America in 1638.

 

1928 Pierce-Arrow Series 81 Runabout

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‘By their headlights shall ye know them", was the implicit marketing policy of Pierce-Arrow, whose distinctive fender headlamps were an instant identifying feature. But for the 1928 Series 81 Runabout, stylist James R. Way threw conservatism to the winds and not only went in for Art Deco colour schemes, but also committed the appalling solecism of putting the Pierce name on the radiator. Poor sales soon forced the Series 81 off the market.

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As I mentioned my own woodwork plans are only in pdf format as I prefer to check my plans on a flat screen hooked up to one of my laptops rather than on a lot of loose drawings on paper. You’ll find the plans for the shelf HERE

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Don’t wait, order to day. Get your Cockroach racing set now! Direct from Europe – First time in America! Get your track and 10 special racing roaches!

Just admit it visitor, you have always wanted to breed racing roaches – Ted ;-)

Image from Weird-vintage

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For a private Africa expedition (London to Capetown) Riley needed a trick to cross the rivers on his journey. The inflatable pontoons did the job but the holding rack was so close to the wheels that steering was impossible when the pontoons where in place. The brand name of the car is Riley too, if you are wondering where Riley got the money for his expedition.

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Text and images from amphebiousvehicle.com

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