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Jim Nolan
New York
Jim grew up in Buffalo, NY. He likes Duff's wings.
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Screengrab from Trending Buffalo Buffalo historian and storyteller Steve Cichon writes a fantastic article that points out how incredibly multifunctional our mobile phones are. Virtually every item featured in a 1991 Radio Shack ad he found in an old stack of Buffalo News has been replaced by his phone. If you haven't discovered Steve's Staff Announcer website, you're missing something great. Better than great, really. It's an amazing collection of Buffalo history. You can easily spend days reading it. Thanks to my friends Jon and his brother Eric for the heads up about Steve's Trending Buffalo article. It is viral... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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A little worse for wear and tear. For more Stikman Robot tile photos, see this flickr page. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Great article by Jackie Lupo in Rivertowns Enterprise about Isabella's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in the Newspaper Comic Strip Category from the National Cartoonists Society. Yay, Isabella! Click here to read. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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These ones are in various states of decomposition, perhaps because it's summer. 5th Avenue and 48th Street 49th and 6th (Avenue of the Americas) 51st and 6th 51st and 6th 51st and 6th. This is a Stikman Robot Tile. For more info on tiles, see my category on it here. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman You can see more Bannerman and Six Chix cartoons by subscribing to Comics Kingdom for a mere $19.95 a year. You'll have access to all KF's cartoons, including Zits, Rhymes with Oranges, Mutts and Tina's Groove. They're all delivered in an email every morning, simple as can be. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo: Jim Nolan The Wurlitzer pipe organ at Radio City is the world's largest in a movie theater; it was built in North Tonawanda, NY (just outside Buffalo on the Niagara River). It was restored in 1999. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo: Jim Nolan Photo: Fred W. McDarrah, Albright-Knox Collection The terrific shot above is of George Segal working on his wonderful "Cinema" sculpture, taken by Fred McDarrah in 1964. "Cinema" is one of the many amazing works from the 1960s in the Albright-Knox. Both the photo and the sculpture were given to the gallery by, who else, Seymour H. Knox, Jr. Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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A great one from Isabella. Ran yesterday in Six Chix. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Adam Gibson, master BFG restorer, recently completed his second project, which is already sold (the one in the back). Nice job, Adam. That's going to give someone decades of enjoyment. I used my Broil-Air last night for some dogs. Unfortunately, we can't get Sahlen's where I live. Clearly, Adam had some help with the restoration: Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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A shot sent to me today from Adam Gibson. Life doesn't get any better than that. Thanks for sending, Adam! Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Jim Kaleta sent me these photos of his once rusty Buffalo Forge grill now looking beautiful. Really nice, Jim! Keep us posted! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Adam Gibson is an excellent Buffalo Forge grill restorer. He is working on two right now, and if his past work is any indication, they will be pretty darn great. These grills don't come on the market too often. Only 500-1,000 were ever made, and many of them rusted and were tossed. The example above may be a blacksmith's forge, I'm not completely sure. The blower is the same, and it will make an excellent grill. If you are interested, shoot Adam a note at agibson1623@hotmail.com Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo credit: Brenda Lo Collection Great dress, great shot. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screenshot from music.lifeinablender.net/ My friend and recording engineer Ken Meyer is an amazing drummer. I urge you to check out his band's new album. The question about Life In A Blender Is, why aren't they famous? Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo credit: Brenda Lo Collection Most if not all of these dresses are Brenda's. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo credit: Brenda Lo Collection I believe this shot is from the 1940s. You can see my short film about Brenda here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo credit: Brenda Lo Collection. Click to enlarge. Winner's dress by Brenda Lo. Also dress to winner's left. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo credit: Brenda Lo Collection. Click to enlarge. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo credit: Brenda Lo Collection. Click to enlarge. Contestant #1. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo Credit: Brenda Lo Collection. Click to enlarge. Contestant #8. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo credit: Brenda Lo Collection More cheongsam dresses from a 1950s Narcissus Festival Beauty Contest in Honolulu. Most if not all were designed by Brenda Lo. Click to enlarge. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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The design on the dress that's second from the right is hand-painted. Thanks to Brenda's son, Cy Lo, for the scan of the original photo. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Huge thanks to: Alessandra Lacorazza for the wonderful edit, Ronen Sberlo for the camera work, Ken Meyer for recording me, and Zoë Keating for the fantastic music. Most of all, thanks to Brenda for sharing her inspiring story. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo: Jim Nolan Jeff Koons has the best spot of many artists displaying their Easter egg creations here. Eventually they will be auctioned off and the money donated to protect elephants. In addition, there are 260 eggs hidden around the city. You can "collect" them with this app. By doing so, you may win one of three Fabergé Eggs. Good luck! Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Jim Nolan's Blog