Science Elektro, the “Westinghouse Motor Man” filmed inside the Westinghouse Pavillion at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. Elektro can not only smoke, he also has a giant ego. User commands are given through a telephone with some kind of a voice recognition system. The whole presentation might look like a kitschy hoax from our eyes, but for the folks back in 1939 this technology was most likely orgasm inducing. Taken from an excerpt from the 1939 movie The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair. ( continue reading... )
Episode 292 Dec 2nd 2013
A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of speaking to the great comedian ‘Shelley Berman’. Well, he’s back on the show to talk about a book of poetry he’s has written along with extraordinary ability to adlib. I’ve got a free vintage online magazine to check out, and a nice box set for you in time for Christmas.