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Ingram MAC M-10 submachine gun

Designed by Gordon B. Ingram c.1964 and manufactured in Stephenville, Texas for the Military Armament Corporation c.1970-73 - serial number A604801.
.45ACP 30-round M3 Grease Gun detachable box magazine, open bolt blowback full automatic, folding skeleton stock.

For all your deadly phone booth shootouts.
The MAC-10 had a short barrel and an even shorter effective range, less than an a hundred meter - that’s usually a good standard for barrels but not so much for range.
 Part of this was due to the difficulty of keeping the gun stable under the intense recoil of its blazing 1000+ rounds per minute fire rate, which was made easier when fitted with its partner Sionics two-stage suppressor.

Disney Films

Aries: La isla del tesoro (1950), Cupido motorizado (1968), Mulan (1998), Bichos (1998), Cars (2006), Un gran dinosaurio (2015)

Tauro: Blancanieves y los siete enanos (1937), El jorobado de Notre Dame (1996), Ratatouille (2007)

Géminis: Pinocho (1940), Hocus Pocus (1993), Las locuras del emperador (2000), Los increíbles (2004), Chicken Little (2005), Frankenweenie (2012)

Cáncer: Bambi (1942), La bella durmiente (1959), La Película de Tigger (2000), Lilo & Stitch (2002), Enredados (2010), Marte Necesita Mamás (2010)

Leo: Los tres caballeros (1945), La dama y el vagabundo (1955), La bella y la bestia (1991), El rey león (1994), Valiente (2012)

Virgo: Fantasía (1940), Los rescatadores (1977), Tron (1982), Oz: un mundo fantástico  (1985), Jimmy y el durazno gigante (1996),  La Familia del Futuro (2007)

Libra: Cenicienta (1950), 101 Dálmatas (1961), Robin Hood (1973), Hércules (1997), Dinosaurio (2000), Frozen: Una Aventura Congelada (2013)

Escorpio: La Espada en la Piedra (1963), Atlantis: El imperio perdido (2001), Tierra de osos (2003), Ralph, el Demoledor (2012), Intensamente (2015)

Sagitario: Alicia en el país de las maravillas (1951), Peter Pan (1953), El Libro de la Selva (1967), Tarzán (1999), Buscando a Nemo (2003), Bolt (2008)

Capricornio: Mary Poppins (1964), Los aristogatos (1970), Pocahontas (1995), Vacas vaqueras (2004), Up: Una Aventura de Altura (2009), La Princesa y el Sapo (2009)

Acuario: El dragón chiflado (1941), El zorro y el sabueso (1981), Toy Story (1995), Monsters, Inc. (2001), WALL·E (2008), Big Hero 6 (2013)

Piscis: Dumbo (1941), La Sirenita (1989), Los tres mosqueteros (1993), Goofy, la película (1995), Tinker Bell (2008), Zootopia (2016), Buscando a Dory (2016)



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Kinfauns (and a cameo by Jostick, it seems!), photographed on 8 August 1969. Photos © Tracksimages.com/Alamy Stock Photo

More photographs and information about Kinfauns, the home in which George and Pattie lived from 1964 until their move to Friar Park in early 1970, can be found here.

“We were painting everything at that time; we were painting our houses, our clothes, our cars, our shop! Everything.” - George Harrison, The Beatles Anthology [x]

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Top Gear followed a half-hour magazine programme called The Teen Scene. The edition broadcast the previous week – 9 July 1964 – featured New Musical Express writer Chris Hutchins interviewing John about acting in the new movie [A Hard Day’s Night]. ‘We’re satisfied, but we’re not self-satisfied. There’s a lot which is embarrassing for us, you know. For instance the first bit, which is a drag as far as we’re concerned, because that was the first sort of acting we had done and it looks it. It stands out more than the rest of the film… We know that we’re dead conscious in every move we make… we watch each other. I know Paul’s embarrassed when I’m watching him speak and he knows I am.’

— Kevin Howlett, The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970. (2013)

Scan - Ringo and George, and the obligatory jelly beans (as The Beatles found out, the harder American equivalent to jelly babies), Washington Coliseum, 11 February 1964

Photo: Dezo Hoffmann

“It was terrible. They hurt. They don’t have soft jelly babies in America but hard jelly beans like bullets. Some newspaper had dug out the old joke which we’d forgotten about, when John had once said I’d eaten all his jelly babies. Everywhere we went I got them them thrown at me.” - George Harrison, quoted in The Beatles, the authorized biography by Hunter Davies

“Yeah. I did - I really, there’s that whole dopey Beatle bit where the audience, even though they, I mean they were conditioned to think that what we liked when we went out there was people throwing flashbulbs and jelly beans at us. It was really terrible. We used to step out in front of 20,000 people who’d all throw things at us, out of their love of The Beatles, which was the biggest put-off ever, you know.” - George Harrison (in reply to Alan Freeman’s question, “Is there any kind of response throughout your career so far that you’ve never liked, from an audience?”), Rock Around The World, December 1974

Recommendations - Hindi Movies (1940′s - 80′s).

@myluckyerror privately asked me for a few movie tips between the 40′s and 60′s. I thought this could be interesting for more people, so I decided to make an offical post out of this. I will add more movies to this list if I find them recommendable after watching.

1940′s

  • Aag (1948)
  • Mahal (1949)
  • Andaz * (1949)
  • Barsaat (1949)

*Andaz is a visually beautiful and fast-paced film with an interesting storyline. But there is a lot of misogyny in the second half. You should be aware of that before watching it.

1950′s

  • Awaara (1951)
  • Albela (1951)
  • Tarana (1951)
  • Baaz (1953)
  • Shree 420 (1955)
  • Pehli Jhalak (1955)
  • Devdas (1955)
  • Mr. and Mrs. ‘55 (1955)*
  • Chori Chori (1956)
  • New Delhi (1956)
  • Jagte Raho (1956)
  • Pyaasa (1957)
  • Ek-Saal (1957)
  • Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958)
  • Kala Pani (1958)
  • Dilli Ka Thug (1958)
  • Parvarish (1958)
  • Dil Deke Dekho (1959)

*Mr. and Mrs. ‘55 was a wonderful movie, that supported strong women and the choices they made independently, until all of that was crushed and turned into misogyny about 30 minutes before the movie ended. Keep that in mind before watching it.

Movies I haven’t seen yet, but definitely want to watch: Anari (1959), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Parineeta (1953), Naya Daur (1957), Miss Mary (1957), Madhumati (1958), Baazi (1951), Amar (1954), Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957), Taxi Driver (1954), Paying Guest (1957), Mother India (1957)

1960′s

  • Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
  • Barsaat Ki Raat (1960)
  • Chhalia (1960)
  • Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960)
  • Junglee (1961)
  • Half Ticket (1962)*
  • Naughty Boy (1962)
  • Mujhe Jeene Do (1963)
  • Teesri Kasam (1966)
  • Amrapali (1966)
  • Jewel Thief (1967)
  • An Evening in Paris (1967)
  • Padosan (1968)
  • Prince (1969)

*Half Ticket is a bit stupid from time to time, but it is a good and simple comedy with Kishore Kumar and Madhubala. So if you don’t search for an epic movie and just want a little bit of light comedy, this is the one for you.

Movies I haven’t seen yet, but definitely want to watch: Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962), Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1961), Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963), Teesri Manzil (1966), Aradhana (1969), Woh Kaun Thi? (1964), Gumnaam (1965), Guide (1965), Sangam (1964)

1970′s

  • Mera Naam Joker (1970)
  • Purab Aur Pachhim (1970)
  • Khamoshi (1970)
  • Haré Raama Haré Krishna (1971)
  • Seeta Aur Geeta (1972)
  • Raja Jani (1972)
  • Sholay (1975)
  • Kala Sona (1975)
  • Dharmatma (1975)*
  • Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
  • Kaala Patthar (1979)

* Dharmatma is Feroz Khan’s remake of the Godfather. Especially the scenes with Hema Malini (who is playing the pendant to Apollonia Vitelli) are visually stunning and include great songs. If you watch Dharmatma as a single project, you probably will like it. If you see it as a remake of the Godfather, you will be extremely disappointed.

Movies I haven’t seen yet, but definitely want to watch:  Pakeezah (1972), Koshish (1972), Majboor (1974), Chupke Chupke (1975), Abhimaan (1973), Kati Patang (1970), Khel Khel Mein (1975), Guddi (1971), Laila Majnu (1979), Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Bhumika (1977), Deewaar (1975),  Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977)

1980′s

  • Shaan (1980)
  • Umrao Jaan (1981)
  • Kranti (1981)
  • Arth (1982)
  • Ashanti (1982)*
  • Namak Halaal (1982)
  • Razia Sultan (1983)

*Ashanti isn’t necessarily what you would call a great movie, but I enjoyed it anyways. And there are two reasons for it: Shabana Azmi - Zeenat Aman - Parveen Babi in one movie and the chemistry between Parveen Babi and Mithun Chakraborty. So if you like the actors you will probably enjoy it, otherwise there isn’t really a reason to watch.

Movies I haven’t seen yet, but definitely want to watch: Silsila (1981), Mirch Masala (1987), The Burning Train (1980), Nagina (1986),  Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988), Chandni (1989)

Teaware for Sale

Clockwise from L:
Wawel Pattern #121 // Poland // Unknown date // £4.50 (1 available)
Royal Daulton “Chateau Rose” // England // 1964-1970 // £5.50 (2 available)
Colclough “Coppelia” // England // 1960s // £5 (3 available)
Arcoroc green glass // France // 1960s // £6 (2 available)
Royal Daulton // England // 2004 // £3 (2 available)

Free tea sample (10g) with each purchase. Postage details under the cut:

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Skankin Hits III (1964-1974)

My christmas mixtape is here, and it’s been a while since my last Jamaican Music playlist, the third in the series, twelve tracks featuring a selection of 1st wave Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae hits from Jamaica (35 minutes). Photo Credit: “West Indian Community Center, photo Vanley Burke, Birmingham,1979″

Tracklist:

  • You Make Me Happy - Alton Ellis (1970)
  • You Don’t Need Me - The Melodians (1967)
  • I Won’t Let You Go - Byron Lee and the Dragonaires (1964)
  • On That Day - The Conquerors (1968)
  • You Mean The World To Me - The Paragons (1968)
  • Little Girl - The Hi Tones (1968)
  • Girls Like Dirt - The Uniques (1968)
  • Lets Go To The Dance - Prince Buster (1964)
  • Garden of Love - Don Drummond (1964)
  • Joy In The Morning - The Gaylads (1967)
  • It Must Be True Love - Toots & the Maytals (1970)
  • Everything I Own - Ken Boothe (1974)

Play it here!!

Previous Mixes in the series

John Lennon photographed by George Harrison, presumably on a flight during The Beatles’ World Tour, 1964; screen capped from Living in the Material World

“I know with John Lennon, John Lennon’s an amazing person who is brilliant, is brilliant. There is no question about it. John Lennon is a saint and he is heavy duty and he is great and I love him. But, at the same time, he is such a bastard. But that’s the great thing about him.” - George Harrison, 1975

“I think probably so much has been said about [John] already. But occasionally, you know, you miss him, because it would be fun to hang out with him. But at the same time, what I’ve got to be believe in over the years is the spiritual thing, that death is only like changing your suit. So now you’re in your physical body, and you’re in your astral body…” - George Harrison on John Lennon, 1987

“[John] was great, he was brilliant, and he was a great soul. Still is.” - George Harrison, Guitar World, April 1988

In case you need an idea of what that looks like, Kentucky basketball has:

NCAA Tournament champions: 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012

NCAA Tournament runner up: 1966, 1975, 1997, 2014

NCAA Tournament Final Four: 1942, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1966, 1975, 1978, 1984, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2012, 2014

NCAA Tournament Elite Eight: 1942, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen: 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

NCAA Tournament appearances: 1942, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

Conference tournament champions: 1921, 1933, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1984, 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011 (Note: There was no SEC tourney from 1953–1978.)

Conference regular season champions1926, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012