The Baseball-and-Opera Building

  Once upon a time, a little pig lived with four geese on a rooftop farm high above the streets of New York City. The little pig’s name was Nanki-Poo. All of the information above appeared in a news story […]  More

The Motion-Picture Inventor (a baseball & opera story)

  In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, originally a radio series broadcast in 1978, hyper-intelligent beings create a supercomputer to answer “the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.” After 7½ million years, the delivered result is 42. […]  More

The Met's First Telecast

Here are some images from the Met’s first telecast, om March 10, 1940. First, the program: Next, NBC’s write-up, from a publication called Television’s First Year: Next a letter about the show to FDR: And, finally, some photos from the […]  More