So, Gremlins is a Christmas film - or should I say critique of America's economic system??? I've never seen it before, but it's in the background as I'm doing other work. References to domestic vs foreign automobiles, "exotic" Chinese gifts, greed-is-good type characters ("I want your dog!"), must-have Xmas toys, down on their luck small-time townies, Xmas as a TV mediated mass-media experience, the YMCA pool as a dangerous thing, drunk cops, "I told you we should have got a Zenith!"
“Glowing Rooms” 1954 https://danismm.tumblr.com/post/184776962479/glowing-rooms-1954
Helicopters fly over (and under) the orbital city of the future. Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed on a 1982 postcard. https://humanoidhistory.tumblr.com/post/184757780274
Jumping into the world of chopped and screwed remixes of rock songs on youtube! It's a thing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGedBaLQ2yY
#1yrago Western Illinois coroner will hold your family's ashes hostage for $1,000, won't produce a death certificate without payment https://boingboing.net/2018/05/04/james-keller.html
If you really want to see cherry blossoms, satellite may be the *worst* way to do it actually. It's all about how the pink of the blossoms mingles with the blue of a the sky as you look up. Lose that pink-blue juxtaposition, and you lose the pink.
“Plot of Gold”, 1953 ill. http://danismm.tumblr.com/post/183978834099/plot-of-gold-1953-ill
Artist. Washington, DC.
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