In 1946, Disney made an industrial short for General Motors called "ABC's of Hand Tools". While the whereabouts of that movie, which must have been entertaining, are unknown, the handbook is still with us. Cartoon Brew has the details in this post, along with a link to a PDF of that book. This is funny … Continue reading ABC’s of Hand Tools
I did a search for ComeAcross on Google today, and stumbled upon an old folktale printed in Bagdad in the early years of the 20th century. It's recorded on the website of Allan D. Corre of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, where it's part of a collection of popular Arabic literature of the Jews. … Continue reading The story of Comeacross and Doublecross
Chris Seibold of Apple Matters has a great series of posts going on at his site -- to which one can subscribe -- called "This Day in Apple History". For May 5, he had a post about the iTunes Music Store, which on 5/5/03, less than one week after its launch, announced it had passed … Continue reading Yesterday in 2003, iTunes Music Store passed 1 million download mark
ComeAcross is live and well, thanks to a few days of feverish work! I am deeply grateful to my beautiful wife, for helping me sort through all of the content and helping me link and categorize it! Love ya, sweetie! 😉 Those of you wondering why I'm calling this site new when it's chock full … Continue reading Hurrah!!! ComeAcross is alive!
Just saw "One in a Million" (1936), and was amazed by the harmonica players. Found out they're called Borrah Minevitch's Rascals. The movie is worth watching just for them. They play in the party scene, when Adolphe Menjou, as Tad Spencer, throws a party for Greta Muller, played by Sonja Henie, before the Olympic Games. … Continue reading One in a Million (1936)
About.com has a biography of Elie Wiesel, the author of "Night", the best-selling novel about the Holocaust. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 for speaking out against violence and oppression. And, he's Romanian, from my native Transylvania nonetheless! 🙂
A-HAA! has a post about Cliff Sterrett, who was once dubbed "the finest cartoonist of them all". His comic strip, called "Polly and Her Pals", is shown there. Here's the link.