Photo of the Day postsThursday December 12, 2013
Photo of the Day
This is from last summer but I just came across it via @TheKansan on Twitter. It's the Harlem Globetrotters living up to their name:
Love the expression on the girl's face.
Not much that's still going reminds me of my childhood more than the Harlem Globetrotters. I don't know if they were at their pinnacle in the early 1970s but they were close to it. They were a Saturday morning cartoon, then a live-action “popcorn machine” show. ("And now ... Rodney Allen Ripey, take a bow!) They toured the country and the world and kept popping up on TV. We knew them by name: Meadowlark Lemon (who had his own song), Curly Neal (and his half-court shot), Geese Tatum, Marcus Haynes (to show you how).
Has anyone done a serious history of them? There's this George Vescey book but that's from back then, June 1970. Such a history has got to be fascinating. Particularly for the players who bridged the gap in the Civil Rights era: who were touring in the 1950s and still in the 1970s. I saw them once, I believe at Met Center in Bloomington, Minn. in the early 1970s.
Since nothing ever dies online, here's the opening to their cartoon show:
Photos of the Day: No Public Mooring
Here are two photos from recent walks on different days in downtown Seattle. They just seem to go together.
The Rainbow Warrior in Seattle
On my walk to work the other day—First Hill to lower Queen Anne, mostly along the waterfront—I saw a harbor seal swimming in Elliott Bay off Myrtle-Edwards Park. On my way back, I saw this docked off one of the piers. Did a doubletake, then returned to take this picture:
Apparently there are tours.
First Sign of Autumn
Seen on the way back from the Harvard Exit this afternoon.
Attention Green Bay!
My nephew Ryan takes a defiant stand at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.
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