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Its not about winking in the judging area.

It's about having a good hard wink in the back.
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The lyrics are a reference to the many "dancing girls" who performed in the bars, concert-hall dives, and brothels of the Buffalo, New York, Canal district, which at that time was the western terminus of the Erie Canal and the site where canal and freighter crewmen received their wages.[1]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Gals
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https://i.imgur.com/6iJg3AS.jpg

1950s economy class. (Groucho in the front seat?)
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College Notebook (MS Add. 4000)

Add. 4000 is a small notebook that Newton appears to have begun using in the winter of 1663-4. He continued to write in it extensively over the next two or three years, mostly jotting down personal annotation of his mathematical discoveries. It contains notes on his mathematical and geometrical reading, drawn from Frans van Schooten’s Exercitationum mathematicarum (Leiden, 1657) and from his edition of the works of François Viète (Leiden, 1646), as well as from the writings of William Oughtred and of the Oxford mathematician, John Wallis. Newton was particularly interested in Wallis’ Arithmetica infinitorum (included in his Operum Mathematicorum Pars Altera (1656)), in which problems of mathematical methods of reasoning about the quadrature of areas and volumes through consideration of their indivisible elements of line and surface were set out. This notebook also contains evidence of the development of Newton’s own mathematical skill in this period, especially his study of infinite series and development of the binomial theorem, the evolution of the differential calculus, and its application to the problem of quadratures and integration. Although Newton had been inspired in his mathematical work on curved lines and surfaces by reading Wallis and most likely by listening to the lectures that Barrow delivered in 1664, his knowledge of Descartes’ geometry was also critical in these discoveries. This notebook also contains Newton’s investigation of the musical scale in ‘Of Musick’ (c. 1665) [fols 138r-143r]. Musical theory was at the time considered as part of the mathematical sciences.
You can read Newton's personal notebook here: https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-04000/1 (image server temporarily unavailable as I post)


Update, here's a page. Very legible hand for the times!

https://i.imgur.com/kpRr2yJ.png
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1929: The 'George Bennie Railplane System of Transport' experimental railway in Scotland
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What was the power source?
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The problem of high speed has always been keeping the damn thing on the tracks
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Invention of the selfie stick, late 40ies:

https://i.imgur.com/eF5bHNF.jpg
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Selfie rope (it activated the shutter)
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If you look even more closely, its obviously a selfie-penis.

No wonder she's smiling.
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Slept with the enemy. It's from Sancheville, 1945 I presume.
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Pairs well with Billy Beer:

https://i.imgur.com/UqFaJsq.jpg
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1951, circumstances unknown.
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It's About Time, that's Imogene Coca and Joe E. Ross. Created by the late great Sherwood Schwartz, who also gave us Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch.
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Witness wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:11 am https://i.imgur.com/mJwTCeK.jpg

1951, circumstances unknown.
Perhaps related to the Orange Bowl and/or Orange Bowl Parade.
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It's a toss up. On one hand that. On the other hand no smoking or crashing.
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If you think about what rich people (really rich) have on their private planes, the future actually is pretty amazing

Then consider Air Force one

It’s the cattle cars for common people that suck
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For example

https://www.executivetraveller.com/insi ... ts-own-spa

There are chefs, massage therapist, and more on flights
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To follow Anaxagora's lead about luxury flight, some pictures from the Hindenburg:

https://i.imgur.com/vMJZMrl.jpg
Dining room

https://i.imgur.com/w3SBNMo.jpg
Lounge

https://i.imgur.com/rR6rZgZ.jpg
Cabin

https://i.imgur.com/KGgfubj.jpg
Bar

https://i.imgur.com/eXjyAlo.jpg
Kitchen
https://i.imgur.com/18UluSE.jpg
Source: https://www.boredpanda.com/inside-hinde ... otographs/ (more pics)


We should invest some helium. :|
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You would definitely need diapers then
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I know my point will never be acknowledged, but certainly the wealthy (who the airlines were courting) travel in even better style than the fifties
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I mean they have saunas and and a jacuzzi on the jet
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But is it a joke or a serious rule?
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Before CGI.
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