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15 Of The Rarest Photographs In History

One wonders what this gentleman is thinking as he gazes down upon the newly constructed Transcontinental Railroad in Nevada in 1868.



ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first computer ever made. The 1946 machine was hailed as a “Giant Brain” with a speed of one thousand times that of electro-mechanical machines. ENIAC used common octal-base radio tubes and it her early use would burn a few of these out every day causing the machine to be inoperable much of the time. After a memory upgrade in 1947 ENIAC was moved to Maryland where it was in continuous operation until 1955. Philadelphia City proclaimed February fifteenth 2011 as, “ENIAC Day” to celebrate this famous machine’s sixty-fifth anniversary.



After the German defeat in Berlin, this was one of the first photographs taken of the dictator’s hidey hole, Führerbunker. It is reported that in the months that Hitler lived underground he was almost pathologically afraid to go outside. The man became thin and emaciated and some of the final military decisions made by him were catastrophic disasters for Germany. His proclamations and orders were contradictory and confusing for his commanders in the field. Hitler had the bunker constructed to withstand the wholesale bombing of Berlin by the allies. It had thirteen feet of concrete in the roof alone.



This 1899 photograph shows the last Russian Tsar horsing around with a friend. In 1917 he and his entire family were butchered by the Bolsheviks. His full inherited title was, Emperor of Russia, Grand Duke of Finland, and titular King of Poland. Shortened it was officially, Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias. During his reign Russia experienced many defeats, most notably against Japan, and much civil turmoil causing economic and military collapse. The alleged incompetent handling of Russia’s involvement in the Great War by the Tsar, which cost the lives of more than three million Imperial Soldiers, is believed to be one of the main causes of the fall of the Romanov dynasty.



This rare picture depicts New York’s Times Square in 1911.



Quoted as being, “The only surviving authenticated portrait of Billy the Kid. This tintype portrait sold at auction in June 2011 for USD $2,300,000.


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Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Thu Apr 2, 2015, 12:17 AM (22 replies)

JD McPherson: "Let The Good Times Roll" - David Letterman

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Wed Apr 1, 2015, 12:12 AM (0 replies)

Hoo-ah-eeh-ah-hoo-ah



Now, I've been happy lately
Thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be
Something good has begun

Oh, I've been smiling lately
Dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be
Someday it's going to come.

'Cause out on the edge of darkness
There rides the Peace Train
Oh, Peace Train take this country
Come take me home again.

Now, I've been smiling lately
thinking about the good things to come
and I believe it could be
something good has begun.

Oh, Peace Train sounding louder
Ride on the Peace Train
Hoo-ah-eeh-ah-hoo-ah
Come on the Peace Train.

Yes, Peace Train's a holy roller
Everyone jump on the Peace Train
Hoo-ah-eeh-ah-hoo-ah
Come on the Peace Train

Get your bags together
Come bring your good friends too
Because it's getting nearer
It soon will be with you

Come and join the living
It's not so far from you
And it's getting nearer
Soon it will all be true

Peace Train sounding louder
Ride on the Peace Train
Hoo-ah-eeh-ah-hoo-ah
Come on the Peace Train, the Peace Train

Now, I've been crying lately
Thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating?
Why can't we live in bliss?

'Cause out on the edge of darkness
There rides the Peace Train
Peace Train take this country
Come take me home again

Oh, Peace Train sounding louder
Ride on the Peace Train
Hoo-ah-eeh-ah-hoo-ah
Come on the Peace Train

'Cause Peace Train's a holy roller
Everyone jump on the Peace Train
Hoo-ah-eeh-ah-hoo-ah
Come on, come on, come on
Yes, come on Peace Train
This is the Peace Train.

Hoo-ah-eeh-ah-hoo-ah
Come on the Peace Train
The Peace Train

Hoo-ah-eeh-ah-hoo-ah


Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Mar 27, 2015, 02:08 AM (7 replies)

even when you're high you can be low

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Mar 27, 2015, 01:59 AM (0 replies)

Woh woh woh woh



A thought in my head I think
Of something to do
Expressions tell everything
I see one on you

Woh woh woh woh my love she comes in colors
You can tell her from the clothes she wears

When I was invisible
I needed no light
You saw right through me, you said
"Was I out of sight?"

Woh woh woh woh my love she comes in colors
You can tell her from the clothes she wears

Woh woh woh woh my love she comes in colors
You can tell her from the clothes she wears

Woh woh woh woh my love she comes in colors
You can tell her from the clothes she wears

When I was in England Town
The rain fell right down
I looked for you everywhere
Till I'm not around

Woh woh woh woh my love she comes in colors
You can tell her from the clothes she wears
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Mar 27, 2015, 01:50 AM (6 replies)

I heard a funny thing ... somebody said to me



Yeah
Said it's alright
I won't forget
All the times I've waited patiently for you
And you'll do just what you choose to do
And I will be alone again tonight, my dear.
Yeah
I heard a funny thing
Somebody said to me,
"You know that I could be in love with almost everyone,
And I think that people are the greatest fun."
And I will be alone again tonight, my dear.
And I will be alone again tonight, my dear.
Yeah
I heard a funny thing
Somebody said to me
"You know that I could be in love with almost everyone;
I think that people are the greatest fun."
And I will be alone again tonight, my dear.
And I will be alone again tonight, my dear.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Mar 27, 2015, 01:40 AM (6 replies)

... not so starry-eyed anymore ...



I want you, thin fingers
I wanted you, thin fingernails
And when you bend backwards
I wanted you, I needed you
Oh-oh, to make me better

I'll love you in springtime
I lost you when summer came
And when you pulled backwards
I wanted you, I needed to
Oh-oh, to make me better
Oh-oh, to make me better

But we're not so starry-eyed anymore
Like the perfect paramour you were in your letters
And won't it all just come around to make you
Let it all unbreak you to the day you met her
But it'd make you better
It'd make you better

I sung you, your twinges
I suffered you, your tattletales
And when you broke sideways
I wanted you, I needed you
Oh-oh, to make me better
Oh-oh, to make me better

But we're not so starry-eyed anymore
Like the perfect paramour you were in your letters
And won't it all just come around and make you
Let it all unbreak you to the day that you met her
And it'd make you better
Did it make you better?
Make you better

And all I wanted was a sliver to call mine
And all I wanted was a shimmer in your shine
To make me bright

'Cause we're not so starry-eyed anymore
Like the perfect paramour you were in your letters
Won't it all just come around and make you
Let it all unbreak you to the days you met her
But it'd make you better
It'd make you better



Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Tue Mar 24, 2015, 01:15 PM (0 replies)

!!! I got The Job*

*Pending background clearance which will be confirmed @ 2pm EDT


Thanks everyone for the vibes, good wishes, prayers and support

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Tue Mar 24, 2015, 12:48 PM (176 replies)

Job Interview tomorrow. Could use some good vibes. Thanks.

Could be a good break for me which would be different, I must say.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 07:32 PM (86 replies)

BamBamBamBam BamBamBamBamBam BamBamBamBam Bambam doodeedoo



I know there's nothing to say
Someone has taken my place
When times go bad
When times go rough
Won't you lay me down in tall grass
And let me do my stuff

I know I got nothin' on you
I know there's nothing to do
When times go bad
And you can't get enough
Won't you lay me down in the tall grass
And let me do my stuff

One thing I think you should know
I ain't gonna miss you when you go
Been down so long
I've been tossed around enough
Couldn't you just
Let me go down and do my stuff

I know you're hopin' to find
Someone who's gonna give you piece of mind
When times go bad
When times go rough
Won't you lay me down in tall grass
And let me do my stuff

I'm just second hand news
I'm just second hand news





Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Mon Mar 23, 2015, 05:52 PM (5 replies)
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