At first glance, the cover of last week’s issue of The New Yorker, by longtime magazine illustrator Bruce McCall, seems like a fun but weird image of hockey players fighting in a boxing ring. Okay, hockey is violent, there’s that old joke about going to a boxing […]
A few nights ago, the Tugboat Captain and I were watching reruns of The Office when a commercial for Dewar’s Scotch came on. It featured some really good-looking leatherhead-era football uniforms, and also some nice soccer kits from that same time period. Naturally, I perked right up.
Ticker-submission maven Kary Klismet recently pointed me toward a tweet that featured the late-1980s two-page Diet Coke ad shown above. “It opened up a floodgate of memories for me and is too good not to share,” he said.
Reader Benji King recently told me something I hadn’t been aware of: From 1937 through 1961, missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints used basketball as a tool to share the gospel in Australia. These missionaries became known in Australia as […]