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A while back I picked up an old 1940s Zenith radio.  It uses vacuum tubes unlike radios today.  Of course when I found mine it didn’t work and was well worn.  Here’s a pic of it when I bought it.  The wood veneer had been damaged in multiple places and it appeared that the edge had suffered a little water damage.  The wooden “feet” that are supposed to stick out at the bottom had both been broken.  One of the knobs was missing and the other damaged.  The translucent yellow wheels rotate separately from the black knobs.  The knob’s function on the left is on/off and volume.  The wheel on the left adjusts the tone of the radio which seems to just increase the treble slightly.  On the other side, the knob adjusts the tuning frequency and the wheel adjusts the band.

Here’s a close up of the right hand…

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This Sunday, April 22nd will mark the 42nd observance of Earth Day. According to Earth Day Network, “More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.”

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Birdlightwind.com

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Drawandshoot.me

Beingmark.com

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Theblondecoyote.com

Lookingatthewest.com

So, how will you celebrate Earth Day 2012? Maybe Picnic for the Planet, or plant a tree? Whatever you do, be sure to share it on your blog! And don’t forget to tag your post with Earth Day to make it easier for others to find.

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Justcook NYC

cookbooks

I had a great time at the James Beard Foundation cookbook, broadcast and journalism awards last night. No winners this year for me — as they say, it’s an honor just to be nominated out of the hundreds of cookbooks published every year. Speaking of which, you might be wondering how you can get your own cookbook published. There’s no one easy answer, but

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Sometimes, getting drunk is just too much workThank goodness someone has finally invented a product that allows you to sit back, spray some liquid into your mouth and bam! — instant drunken stupor.

French American scientist David Edwards has unveiled WA|HH Quantum Sensations, a spray that causes brief intoxication with no aftereffects, Gizmodo reports. Each dose consists of just 0.075 milliliters of alcohol, but according to Edwards, when aerosolized by the spray’s unique mechanism — housed in a stylish, Philippe Starck-designed aluminum tube — it’s enough to make you feel fully intoxicated, though quite briefly. Once the effects wear off, you won’t experience a headache and can even pass an alcohol test.

The product, which goes for about $26, will soon hit European shelves, but no word yet if an American release is in the works. Fingers crossed, though — just think of all the time you…

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I’ve been going to the NSRA Street Rod Nationals South for as long as I can remember. It’s always held on the first weekend of May and it was once a happenin’ event with more than 4,000 cars in attendance. However, the crowd has dwindled as of late, due to a number of factors, including the age of the participants and their willingness to sit out in the sun (or rain) the entire weekend. Regardless of that, I still go because it’s a great place to find vehicles to photograph, whether it’s for my magazine side work or for use in Coker marketing materials.


Normally I just drive a regular vehicle to the Nats South, and this was definitely the case when the NSRA regulated its participants to 1948 and older vehicles. I don’t have anything that old. So, now that NSRA lifted the age requirement and replaced it with…

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