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Start Spreading…

A reference to Sinatra perhaps, or the fact that I’ll finally join my peanut-minded brothers in arms in approximately 12 hours: either way I am New York bound today. And while I could have posted a whole gallery of strawberry-hued images of the string-lit Brooklyn Bridge, or a shopping list of places I might want to go and eat (Dunkin’ Donuts for a hazelnut filter: you’re up first), I’m settling for a photo of Celine Dion, from the upcoming issue V Magazine. Less a nod to my new location, more a complete photographic presentation of my excitement level – currently at fierce. See you on the other side (of the Atlantic).

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Cool Rider

I’ve seen these pictures doing the rounds recently, and though it’s always nice to post something you can half claim was your discovery, I thought they were too cool not to share. Taken by Life magazine’s staff reporter, Bill Eppridge, in New York in 1965, they capture the fun, and spontaneity of the then-growing sport – between 1960 and 1963, a total of fifty million were sold in the United States. I’m all for skaters like Clueless’ Travis, but the elegance of both the man above – note the tie clip – and the white-shirted young guns further down, is so sharp and fresh, it makes me not-so-secretly wish more of them carved up the pavement or slid rakishly down the centre of the street.

{Pictures from Honestly WTF and The Retronaut}

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