Knock it off!

Or, don’t. Because you really don’t have to (… settle for knock-offs, we mean). We know that plenty of folks think of us as the source to find cars, machinery and lots of other humdrum stuff, but what lots of people don’t realize is that we’ve got a pretty thriving Clothing category. Even better? We’ve…

Good Vibrations!

We woke up this morning feeling pretty good. Despite the cloudy weather and slightly chilly temperatures, we felt upbeat. It occurred to us that we were the direct recipients of some good vibrations. And when we checked the calendar, we knew exactly why: today’s the anniversary of the release of one of the most groundbreaking…

What happens in Vegas …

… creates quite a stir on The Milton Berle Show! On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley shook things up when he appeared on TV to perform “Hound Dog”. It was the first time The King performed the song for a television audience, and his now-famous gyrations – very shocking at the time – created…

Missing

It’s funny how you get when you’re missing something, especially when it’s something very specific. If you’re a collector, you know the feeling well; in fact, hunting down those hard-to-find parts of the collection is a huge part of the fun. If nothing else, the internet has taught us that whatever strange or unusual collection…

License to Collect

On April 25, 1903, New York became the first state to issue automobile license plates. Don’t let that little bit of trivia mislead you, though: while the first plates were issued 110 years ago today, they weren’t the first required ones. Starting in 1901, Massachusetts required that all vehicles carry identification plates; the difference, however,…

Play Ball

48 years ago today, the world’s largest air conditioned room (as it was called by The New York Times) was put into use for the first time. Players experimented with the use of orange balls for the sake of visibility. And there was a President among the spectators. On April 9, 1965, the Astrodome opened,…