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Help me figure out how old this sign is?

Approximately how old is this sign, and what font is it? The stucco facade could date from as early as the 1920s, but the lettering on the signs looks to my untrained eye to be from the 70s or later.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Sep 13, 2013 - 20 answers

What is this tool for?

WeirdToolFilter: What is this tool for? [more inside]
posted by bullox on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Who is this sky?

I found this framed photo at a thrift store. The subject looks very familiar, but I can't place him. Who is he? http://imgur.com/yl6nW
posted by wsg on Sep 18, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me identify an obscure video game from the early 90s!

An old RTS game from the early 90s, took place in space. Controlled mother ship, collected blobs of stuff. More info inside. [more inside]
posted by Tachoh on Oct 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Identify comic

Can anybody help me identify a comic I read around 30 years ago (yes, I know, but it was really good, hence this request). It was one of those American “fantastic tales/stories” (don’t remember the actual title) and as I remember the stories were from the 1950’s -1960’s. The strongest story was about a somewhat put upon geeky chap, a genius scientist whose life is dominated by an alpha male type. This man steals his ideas and become successful on the back of the scientists groundbreaking theories. Anyway, for some reason, the alpha male is not able to care for his newborn son, and our scientist offers to care for the boy. The twist is that the scientist uses the infant as a guinea pig to test his theories on nature/nurture, and the infant ends up looking exactly like the geeky scientist and not our obnoxious alpha male. Ok, ok, this may not sound that great a story but it had a big impact on me as a kid, and would love to find the comic if I can. Any ideas?
posted by ricardo on Jul 30, 2008 - 2 answers

Help indentify this reggae song.

reggaefilter: Can someone identify the old reggae song excerpt at the beginning of the video of Rancid's Ruby Soho? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Sep 25, 2006 - 4 answers

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