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Jim Nolan
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Jim grew up in Buffalo, NY. He likes Duff's wings.
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iPhone movie, May 23, 2017 Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Jim Nolan's Blog
iPhone movie from May 23, 2017. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Jim Nolan's Blog
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I found this in an box of old photos the other day. I love the little envelope the luggage sticker and Via Mail Mail stickers came in. I don't think they had every been removed, until I scanned them. You can watch a short video about my parents' life in 1950's Hawaii here. You can watch a short video about my friend Brenda Lo's experience as a fashion designer in 1950's Hawaii here. And see photos of her drop-dead gorgeous Cheongsam dresses here. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Jim Nolan's Blog
Thanks, Alice. It's such a New York-y shot.
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A photo of a porter with my parents' luggage on their return from their wedding in Sweden. You can see the stickers on the luggage here. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Inflated nylon sculpture by Jeff Koons at Rockefeller Center. Looking north. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Click to enlarge. There you go. It doesn't pay to be the early bird. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Gorgeous, isn't it? This panel, in the olden days, would have run in the papers next to the strip. Few newspapers run them anymore. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Click to enlarge. This cartoon may have been inspired by the Flamenco Festival performance we attended in March at New York City Center. The dancing, singing and music were unbelievably good. Plus, I learned you put the stress on the "O" of "Olé." Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
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This is a never-assembled Broil-Air being sold by by Peter Wettlaufer on ebay. The image is from the repair parts list originally included with the grill. If you've always wanted a Buffalo Forge Grill, here's your chance. It's like new. Bidding ends May 27 at 6:00PM. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Jim Nolan's Blog
I tried the coloring myself, Alice, and I actually kinda liked it. Relaxing, even without the whisky. But alas the habit didn't last...
Toggle Commented May 17, 2017 on New Piece in Feb. Funny Times at Jim Nolan's Blog
Thanks, Alice! I am so glad you liked it! I can't wait to read your new piece later tonight! Best, Jim
Toggle Commented May 17, 2017 on New Piece in Funny Times at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Reflective, inflated nylon sculpture by Jeff Koons. Hopefully the ballerina won't get burned by Prometheus, whom she towers over. Through June 2. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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A mashup between Godzilla and Lay's Potato Chips. By the way, one of the world's largest solar panel plants is being built in, you guessed it, Buffalo. It is owned by Tesla/SolarCity, and will be run by Panasonic. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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This ran in ChicagoModMagazine.com. I think Isabella really captures him. I saw him recently sitting down near Le Bernardin, his friend Éric Ripert's joint. He is very tall and well dressed. His writing is exceptional, it's great journalism with unexpected insights on the worlds he visits. If you are unfamiliar with his CNN program Parts Unknown, check out his 2015 visit to Budapest with legendary cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (who has since passed away). I believe it's on Netflix. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Posted May 14, 2017 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Peter Wettlaufer has stored this beauty in his garage attic for 40 years, and believes "it's time for this turbo-charged wonder to find a new home." Peter continues, "It is complete and in perfect condition." It's all there: the blast pipe, the fire pan, the fire shield, the grill, the blast plate, the large disk (lower shelf), the front shelf with supports, the three legs, axle, cotter pins, wheels, hub caps (sweet!), lifter rod, notched bracket, and of course the blower head and crank handle. It even includes the original assembly instructions, which is really cool. I have never seen... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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When the cyber hackers are finally done with us. Click to enlarge. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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photo: Adam Gibson Sent to me by Buffalo Forge aficionado Adam Gibson. Adam intends to put it on his in-progress Canadian Forge tribute grill, which he's making to celebrate when Buffalo Forge opened its Canadian factory. You can see an old sketch of the Kitchener, Ontario factory here. Canada was an important market for Buffalo Forge. Here are two quotes from a 1952 speech describing the history of the company, that can be found at the awesome VintageMachinery.org website: "In 1905... a Canadian company was formed at Montreal the Canadian Blower & Forge Company, Ltd., to manufacture similar lines for... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Click on image to enlarge. And, on the same page, a cartoon by Isabella Bannerman on the same theme. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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An excellent strategy. From this week's Six Chix strip by King Features Syndicate. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Thanks, Alice! I will tell Isy you like it!
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2017 on Monday Bannerman Cartoon at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Also condemned to shovel the driveway, only to have it plowed in. Great one, Isabella! Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Thanks, Mike. Hope you find that thumb drive! I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge on these guys.
Thanks, Mike. I suspect my father-in-law may have re-painted some of these. He was a talented artist, even as a kid.