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Jim Nolan
New York
Jim grew up in Buffalo, NY. He is married to Isabella Bannerman.
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Yesterday's "Six Chix" cartoon by my wife, Isabella Bannerman. I love the way Isy drew the woman's head going back and forth in the last frame! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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My dad's cousin Peter Nolan just sent me this superb memoir. I read it in two sittings. If you are interested in the history of broadcast journalism, or want to know what Chicago was like in the 1970s and '80s, this is the book for you. Peter writes like he is sitting next to you, telling you a story. And they are always good stories. What it was like to watch the teletype when JFK was assassinated. How he found JFK's sister Rosemary when she became lost in Chicago. A Jimmy Hoffa press conference after he was let out of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Emily Brontë was born on July 30, 1818. Of course, she is famous for writing the immortal Wuthering Heights. To celebrate, buy yourself a present, one of these stickers (for $5.95, free shipping) at LiteraryLocations.com You can learn more about Emily and the people she's influenced, including Margaret Atwood, in this article on bbc.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Besides being extremely knowledgable about Plains, PA history, and a retired educator, my friend Bob Corcoran is a word maven with a Master of Science from the University of Scranton and his own print shop. His father, a Latin teacher, had his own printing machine in the basement of their house, and Bob would "sit on the floor and turn the big wheel" when the motor wasn't working. If there were any doubt that Bob loves words, printed or otherwise, it would be put to rest by two books he recently sent me, written and printed by Bob as a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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I love the way Isabella drew this. I'd hate to know how many hours a day I spend looking at my phone. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screengrab from HumorOutcasts.com You can read the piece here. You will learn about astrochronology and how the Moon is drifting away from the Earth. Thanks to my wife Isabella Bannerman for the great cartoon and thanks Donna Cavanagh for Humor Outcasts. All eight of my HO pieces are archived here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Passed with flying colors. Today's "Six Chix" cartoon from King Features Syndicate. You can follow the strip on Facebook and Instagram, by the way. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Photo credit: Christopher Miller for the New York Times Terrific article by Jenna Schnuer in the July 16 NYT. She visits and describes the beauty of the place, made famous by Richard Proenneke at Twin Lakes. Proenneke was in favor of the Park's creation, as you'll hear his friend, editor, and National Park Historian John Branson discuss in an interview I did with him a few years ago, titled "Not So Alone in the Wilderness." You can see all my posts about Proenneke here, as well as read some amazing Dena'ina poetry kindly sent to me by cultural anthropologist and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screengrab from HumorOutcasts.com You can read it here. Thanks Isabella for the accompanying cartoon! You can see all seven of my pieces at HumorOutcasts.com here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Above, today's July 16 "Six Chix" cartoon by Isabella. I just love this one. Below, yesterday's Sunday panel, showing one of the new circles of hell. Those poor people. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Howie put this video together from photos he took before he transformed his Broil-Air into "like new." You can see the "After" here. What a craftsman. And check out his restored Buffalo Forge drill press. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screengrab from HumorOutcasts.com You can read the piece here. Thanks Isabella Bannerman for the 'toon. And thanks Donna Cavanagh for running it. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Isabella Bannerman, HumorOutcasts.com, Game of Thrones, Buffalo NY, Night King, Ice Boom, Lake Effect Snow, Ice Dragon, Drogon, Westeros, Winter Is Coming, A Dream of Spring, George R.R. Martin Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's "Six Chix" cartoon. I love the symmetry of the two drawings. Notice the "DH" on the skin care products. A nod to our friend Diane Higgins, and her amazing skin care line. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Bob Corcoran of Plains, PA is a retired educator and has contributed so much to my understanding of my great uncle, Lieut. John V. Curry. His son Bob recently traveled to France where he met the editor of the magazine "L'Echauguette de Fismes." I believe "l'echauguette" means watchtower. Lieutenant Michael J. Duddy of Plains was killed in action in Fismes on August 12, 1918. You can read about the Battle of Fismes and Fismette here. Ninety percent of Fismes was destroyed. Two thousand American lives were lost in the first two days. The editor was aware of Lieut. Duddy, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screengrab from HumorOutcasts.com. You can read the piece here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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For young hermit crabs, even the mobile home market is out of reach. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's "Six Chix" cartoon, syndicated by King Features. I suspect most artists can relate to this one. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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The family legend of Dad's Red Barn Rage has delighted his grandson, George. Next week, Dad turns 89. And he is indeed the world's greatest dad. Click here to hear The Red Barn Incident Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screengrab from HumorOutcasts.com You can read my latest at HumorOutcasts.com by clicking here. What would your personalized door handle be? Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screenshot from The Gadgeteer Portable barbecues are nothing new, and were even manufactured in Western New York. See here and here. But this Mon Oncle barbecue from RS Barcelona takes the idea to a whole new place. It comes in several colors, and sells for $400. Okay, so maybe it's not the perfect Father's Day gift, but it sure is handsome looking. Hat tip to my friend Ron for bringing it to my attention. Screenshot from RS Barcelona. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's timely Six Chix cartoon by Isabella Bannerman. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screengrab from USA Today What happened to the Stockholm? Lots. (Besides transporting my mom from Gothenburg to NYC in 1955, and ramming the Andrea Doria in 1956, sinking it off Nantucket with 52 lives lost). Today it's called Astoria, and it's "the world's second-oldest sea-going cruise vessel." USA Today has a terrific article about it here, written by Gene Sloan. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screenshot from HumorOutcasts.com I'm really excited to have a piece in Humor Outcasts. You can read it here. Thanks to my wife Isabella Bannerman for the accompanying cartoon. To Donna Cavanagh for running it. And to David Attenborough for being the coolest guy on the planet. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's Monday "Six Chix" cartoon. I think Isabella has invented a new pose. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog