With Hat Tip to Catch Her in The Wry - one of the rabbit's favourite bloggers and link to the left - here is a Kodak 1922 Kodachrome Film Test - one of the earliest clips of colour film you will see. It almost, but not quite, seems modern while at the same time drawing the viewer back to a bygone age. It is 88 years old after all.
The rabbit is hopping down to London for the weekend to see his younger bunnies and do a few other things so here are a few more odds and ends, starting with two from the indefatigable Mahal. After all the American politics stuff, here is a bit of British politics. Hazel Blears was Secretary of State for Being An Annoying Dwarf (okay Communities and Local Government technically) in the last Labour Government before resigning having had an embarrassment over a £13,000 expenses claim our heroine found herslf obliged to pay back. Anyway, Blears has denied describing the last Labour government as sometimes 'wicked and malicious' at a fringe meeting, saying that she was referring to her Conservative successor as Secretary of State for Being Stupefyingly Fat, the jaw-droppingly corpulent Eric Pickles. However, the above tape reveals Blears to have been - erm - a touch confused in her denial. Below is Pickles practising being jaw-droppingly corpulent.
Talking of weight, the rabbit is pleased to report that he has lost 8lbs in three weeks of the sort of diet reported here recently. Meanwhile in Australia, all is well as is apparent from the report here. One is however constrained to ask that if this is what Australians are like at breakfast, how do they conduct themselves by dinner time when they have had the chance to wake up properly and perhaps even partake of strong drink.
The rabbit was sad to learn of the death from lung cancer of Johnny Edgecombe, the subject of a White Rabbit posting late last year, aged 72. On learning of his condition, he is reported as saying 'I'll get high till I die'. He no doubt did too. The above pic is from the early 60s and shows Johnny in a cab with 'Lucky' Gordon.
Very finally, the rabbit has discovered a sort of British Shorpy, except more narrative and thematic. It is called Another Nickel in The Machine and describes itself as 'a blog about 20th century London, its history, its culture and its music'. I know already I'm going to be back and back again for goodies. It's where I found above pic of Johnny Edgecombe.