$25,000 GIF – Superman socks – ephemera 4

What Are You Paying for When You Buy a GIF for $25,000?

San Diego City Councilman Joe LaCava wants to change the city’s official seal to remove traces of conquistador history and instead feature native Americans.

Sure, why not? The city has had the same seal, featuring conquistadors, for more than 100 years. Time to give somebody else a turn.

Toronto restaurant renames its burgers as office supplies, so you can expense them. The Mini Dry Erase Whiteboard with USB Wired Mouse looks delicious.

NFTs are conspicuous consumption—demonstrating to the world that you’re rich and fashionable. They’re valuable because they’re worthless.

Ben Thompson analyzes this famous viral video the father on BBC being interrupted by his children. It’s a wonderful essay, but the video is even better.


The 2-year-old(?) girl in the yellow shirt knows how to take over a room when she walks in, and her younger sibling is a close second in skills.

We should just watch the video every day.

Meanwhile in the Suez Canal

Superman socks [1949]


Sailor getting a tattoo, 1930s.


“GIRLS!-BOYS!! Get This New BEANIE ‘COPTER”, Tootsie Rolls, 1948


Chief John Smith, a Chippewa man who lived in the Cass Lake area of Minnesota until his death in 1922 — reportedly at age 137. Though modern scholars claim he was “only” about 100 at his death, Smith insisted he was born in 1784, meaning he lived to 137.


Jackie the MGM lion, 1928. He’s actually the second lion. I expect they went through camera operators even faster than lions.


Originally tweeted by (▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿) #BLM #StopAsianHate he/him/his (@MitchWagner) on March 25, 2021.

Putting candy in a hydraulic press.


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