Archive for the Miscellania Category

Happy 100th Dino!

Posted in Miscellania, Westerns with tags , on June 8, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

Lightsaber in Godzilla (1954)!

Posted in Kaiju, Miscellania, The King of Monsters with tags on March 26, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

Well sort of. When Gojira first appears we see a fellow with a Graflex camera and flash. Luke’s lightsaber was fabricated out of a vintage Graflex light flash, which are now hard to come by.


Graflex Cameras

Article on Fan-Made Lightsabers

Troll

Posted in Miscellania with tags on March 26, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

Riverview Amusement Park

Posted in Amusement Parks, Miscellania with tags , , on March 14, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

While digging around on some aerial photographic archives I found an image from 1938 showing Chicago’s now defunct Riverview Amusement Park (1904-1967).  You can see some of the amusement park rides (the Chutes and the Bobs) and other features. That’s the north branch of the Chicago River on the top of the image.  I also pulled an old map off Pinterest showing site attractions.

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Map of Riverview

Map of Riverview

 

Image Source

1937-1947 Aerial Photos of Illinois

Zombie Poison

Posted in Miscellania on March 12, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

I was cleaning up a bit and found this on one of my book shelves. Of course this was the basis for the Wade Davis best-seller and film “The Serpent and the Rainbow”. However, this is real.

Fireplace Simian

Posted in Miscellania, Weird Science with tags on March 12, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS

Here’s an example of the “pareidolia” effect where the mind connects the dots and sees faces in random space. Here is a Planet of the Apes gorilla in a burning fireplace log.



Pareidolia

Ant-Man!

Posted in Collectibles, Miscellania with tags , on March 12, 2017 by MONSTERMINIONS