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As you can see, I am ready for the Agents of AEGIS/Quantico crossover, about young agents in training who are caught up in an international conspiracy when AEGIS is suspended by Mysterious Political Forces!
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What's everyone's favorite reference for daily life (and the Resistance) in Vichy France?
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Paxton definitely looms large over this field, for sure!  Thanks for the movie references, hopefully I can find subbed versions. :)
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Men in your games wear shoes, right?

My guy is Hustler, all the way
Tagline: "Rise On!" Published in Ebony, March 1972 - Vol 27, No. 5 Fair use/no known copyright. If you use this photo, please provide attribution credit; not for commercial use (see Creative Commons license).
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I remember certain boys wearing these to school.
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20th Century Fox has been putting out these throwback trailers and they're lovely. Here's a trailer for an adaptation of a song, which was something that used to happen a lot.

The song "Alexander's Ragtime Band", created by Irving Berlin, is written in African-American dialect and, naturally, ragtime's pioneer, Scott Joplin, was black, though the actual Alexander was Alexander Watzke; he and his band were white. Even as early as 1911, white musicians and composers were raiding black culture for whatever they could get their hands on. Although the song had a tepid release originally, eventually it caught on and became a worldwide sensation. George Gershwin called it "the first real American musical work".  Even in Tsarist Russia it became a hit; visitors to a ball in that time frame remembered young nobleman Prince Felix Yusupov wriggling around the ballroom shouting for "more ragtime and more champagne."  (Yusupov, the attentive reader may recall, would later be the chief conspirator in the assassination of Rasputin.)

The 1938 film advertised here corresponded to the release of the Bing Crosby/Connee Boswell #1 version of the song that was released that same year. There had already been two previous versions of the song that charted, both by black artists: Bessie Smith in 1927 and Louis Armstrong in 1938.

Enjoy the trailer...it's remastered so might be of use in your period games as well.
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Tucson Custom Move:

When you need a ride, get over to the Food City parking lot and roll with Mortality.

On a hit, you get to your destination.
On a miss, you and your ride and that other guy end up hanging out with that lady and having fun instead of going where you're going. 

On 7-9, pick two:
* You're late.
* You're stoned.
* You owe your ride a Debt. 

Tucson City Move: Put off to tomorrow what should have been done yesterday.
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Flawless! 
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Here's a real cool article about William Dunning, human pile of garbage
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Good morning everyone. Here's a post I wrote about a song recorded in the mid-1920s, along with a modern cover of that song that sounds more like it would have in person than a historical recording.

"Well, prohibition has killed more folks
than Sherman ever seen.
If they don't get whiskey, they'll take to dope,
cocaine, and morphine.
This ol' country it sure ain't dry,
and dry will never be seen.
Prohibition is just a scheme,
a fine money-makin' machine."
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So I've posted a bunch about early-recorded music, here's a cover of an early white country blues song performed by a modern outfit with modern recording techniques. This is definitely a lot closer to what a performance would have sounded like in person.  One of the key factors in early recording was that their methods would almost entirely wipe out the bass line. Compression in recording is still a major point of contention and difficulty, but as you can hear, the actual music when performed lacks the tinny quality we associate with 1910s-1920s recordings. That tinni-ness was one reason that steel guitars and slide guitars became so popular among country and blues outfits during this time frame; you could hear them better! 

This is a cover of a Clayton McMichen song. McMichen was best known for his fiddle-playing, though on "Prohibition Blues" he played a guitar. In the 1920s, when "Prohibition Blues" was recorded, he played with a band called the Skillet Lickers; they broke up in 1931.  His most famous song was recorded by Jimmie Rodgers: "Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia."  In the thirties, he was part of the Georgia Wildcats with Merle Travis. Eventually McMichen had enough of the rambling country-band lifestyle and he settled in Louisville where he led a larger dance band that also included pop and jazz performances. He retired in 1955, but enjoyed a second career during the folk revival of the 1960s  He was one of the performers at the famous 1964 Newport Folk Festival that debuted Jose Feliciano.  He can be seen briefly to the far right in this recording of Appalachian folk dancers there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvbnqNZwfZg

McMichen continued to perform until his death in 1970. A tribute album led by his former bandmate Merle Travis was released in 1980.

I'll tell you brother and I won't lie
What's the matter in this land
They'll drink it wet and vote it dry
And hide it if they can
They'll pitch a party and all get drunk
And call it "society"
But if they catch you with a pint,
Good morning, penitentiary
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Delightful viral fiction with a very cool premise.
 
I’m typing this on February 27, 2016. Today was my last day at Facebook. I turned in my badge and my laptop and I walked onto Willow Road with a flash drive containing the images you’ll see below.
This saga appeared in my secure dropbox late last month, along with a plea to post it on Facebook today in exactly the format you see here. I gather I'm not the only one to have received those instructions. I can't vouch for the authenticity of the story, but I thought it was certainly weird and ...
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Sooo...yea. Let me find this Enchilada
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This is the Variety Radio Guide for 1937-1938. It lists every radio station in the country, what they play, what new shows are on the air, and what the most popular ones were, who the sponsors are, how you go about sponsoring a radio program, has essays by pros about the current state of radio, talks about the establishment of radio networks like MBS. It's great.
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Thanks!  This'll be great in a pulp game! 
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Remember....women love that DUKE look.

From Ebony magazine, 1966.
Tagline: "The Best Dressed Men Use Duke, the greaseless hair pomade for men that trains and holds your hair in perfect place all day long. Remember... women love that DUKE look!" Published in Ebony, October 1966 - Vol 21, No. 12 Fair use/no known copyright. If you use this photo, please provide attribution credit; not for commercial use (see Creative Commons license).
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Print this sucker out the next time you have a game set in 1966!  Period ads show off styles, which is useful for characters who have hair or clothes.
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Just wanted to let everyone know I haven't forgotten about this project; I just got a whole bunch of other gaming projects launched into my free time in the New Year (which is good), but it means this one is a bit on the back burner for me for now. It might be a few more weeks until we really start. In the meantime, page back through the community to reacquaint yourself and discuss (on this post or on your own post) any character holes we still need to fill.
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