[Click on image above to watch video] The Santa Claus we all know and love — that big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard — didn’t always look that way. In fact, many people are surprised to learn that prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt […]

One of my favorite illustrators is Richard Johnson. If you search on his name on my blog site, you will see several different examples of his work I have highlighted before. Richard most recent infographic is titled Weapons and Mass Shootings. Here are Richard’s thoughts about creating this infographic. I’d like to say this one […]

As of Dec. 29, 2013, the number of homicides recorded for New York City for 2013 stood at 332. It’s a drop of 20% below the homicide rate of 2012 (419 murders) and the first time in over half a century that the city saw less than one murder a day on average. The historical data […]

The drive-in theatre celebrates its 80 year anniversary this year. The first ever drive-in theatre was opened in New Jersey on June 6th, 1933 by Richard Hollingshead. He created a unique outdoor cinematic experience which, by the late ’50s, had grown to more than 4,000 drive-in theatres. However, today it is a much different story with only […]

Thirty years ago, on July 23rd, 1983, I ate the 72 oz Steak at The Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas. There have only been about 4,800 people who have ever been able to do this feat and I thought I would use today’s blog to tell you my personal story about this. After all, us […]

Here is another one from Charles Apple’s blog. [SOURCE] Charles says: “What a scream. I don’t know for sure who designed it, but my old pal Doug Jessmer — who works there now — tells me: I’m fairly sure that was Thomas Marcetti Jr. I know it was on his screen a bit the last […]