Month: December 2011

Dec. 5, 1951: ‘Your Car Is on the 12th Floor, Lady’
1951: The first Park-O-Mat parking garage opens in Washington, D.C.

Operated by Parking Services Inc., this unique garage had no ramps, aisles or lanes. Instead, two 16-story elevators were deployed to store up to 72 automobiles. It was simplicity itself, requiring a single attendant and taking up very little space (a 25-by-40-foot lot did the trick).
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Hubert Sumlin, guitarist for Howlin’ Wolf, dies at 80

Hubert Sumlin put the bite behind Howlin’ Wolf.

And he then influenced a new pack of electric blues and rock guitarists.

Mr. Sumlin died Sunday in a hospital in Wayne, N.J., reportedly of heart failure. He had turned 80 on Nov. 16. Mr. Sumlin was best known as lead guitarist for Howlin’ Wolf (Chester Burnett) from 1953 until Wolf’s death in 1976.


Interveiw — Harlan Ellison

by John Krewson September 16, 1998

“Goddammit! The world is just filling up with more and more idiots! And the computer is giving them access to the world! They’re spreading their stupidity! At least they were contained before—now they’re on the loose everywhere!”

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