Monthly Archives: April 2012

Soviet “electro-garland” (Xmas lights)

Check out these strings of Soviet-era christmas lights for sale on eBay by magnety222 (who’s always selling awesome USSR-related stuff). Of course, these weren’t called “Christmas” lights — the big yuletide holiday in the USSR was New Year’s. Instead, these are called електрогирлянда (in Russian) and електрогірлянда (in Ukranian) — elektrogirlanda, or electro-garland, and the two styles are “астероид” (asteroid) and “космос” (cosmos).

Munster, North Dakota



Munster, North Dakota, originally uploaded by afiler.

flickr Doomsday Clock Moves 1 minute closer to midnight

With the announcement of 2000 firings, and the statement that 2000 firings was “a drop in the bucket“, the Union of Concerned Photographers moves the flickr Doomsday Clock one minute closer to midnight. “Every round of indiscriminate firings at Yahoo! increases the possibility of the extinction of flickr, or worse yet, the possibility flickr might be bought by Microsoft and turned into Windows Live Photos 8.”

Soviet Erector/Meccano Set


From an eBay auction.