Fighting Air Pollution in 1959 (Historical Document Images)

This is an Operating Certificate for the Hercules Cement Company in Stockertown, issued in 1959 by Lehigh Valley Air Pollution Control and signed by one R. Emmet Doherty.  Since 1970, the R. Emmet Doherty Clean Air Award has been presented to a regional air quality leaders in recognition of their service and of Doherty's considerable … Continue reading Fighting Air Pollution in 1959 (Historical Document Images)

Infographic: Blockbuster For Sale, How Netflix is Like NATO

Blockbuster went up for sale today.  For a while now, I've been seeing some funny hacked-by-bankruptcy Blockbuster signs as embattled locations have had neither reason nor resource to change old lights or fix broken letters. My favorite of these is one that simply says BLOC.  It's not that the rest of the letters are burned … Continue reading Infographic: Blockbuster For Sale, How Netflix is Like NATO

The End of the Cold War as Summated by “Brands of the World”

When deep space exploration ramps up, it'll be the corporations that name everything: the IBM Stellar Sphere, the Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks. - Fight Club We all know that companies (and specifically, the economic polices set forth by mercantilism) played a huge part in the founding of European America.  It's probably safe to assume with … Continue reading The End of the Cold War as Summated by “Brands of the World”