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Yesterland, the Discontinued Disneyland

Yesterland, an individual effort affectionately provided by Werner Weiss, is a nostalgic trip through a Disneyland that no longer exists: rides that have been discontinued. Most of the discontinued rides are from "Tomorrowland," although some are from other sections of one of America's oldest and most beloved theme parks. Each "Yester-attraction" contains a photograph, details of the experience,...

https://www.yesterland.com/
License Plates of the World

Whether you're interested in collecting license plates, or are just moving to Andorra and wonder what your car will be wearing when it gets there, this site provided by collector Michael Kustermann can be a handy reference. A winner in the "labor of love" website category, this frames-based directory contains pictures of and descriptive information about a dizzying range of automobile license...

http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/
Electronic Urban Report (EUR)

The Electronic Urban Report (EUR), a service of Rabercom, presents "factual, online infotainment" daily. It presents African American entertainment news, along with an EUR Web site of the day. The report is also available via e-mail.

https://eurweb.com/
The Merchants of Cool: A Report on the Creators & Marketers of Popular Culture for Teenagers

The companion site to this week's excellent Frontline explores the symbiotic relationships between teens, the media, and the creators and sellers of popular culture. In the program, Frontline correspondent Douglas Rushkoff interviews marketers, media executives, cultural/media critics, and members of the teen market that the former are so desperately trying to reach (and create). Among other...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/
Paint by Number

Only in America, one might say, would artistic self-expression be so successfully mass produced, commodified, and regimented. Nevertheless, in a brave attempt at recuperation, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History offers this new Website on the popular 1950s' hobby of painting by number from the perspective of "the artists and entrepreneurs who created the popular paint...

https://americanhistory.si.edu/paint/
What's Cooking? Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian

In November 2001, after leaving her Massachusetts home of forty-two years and relocating to California, Julia Child -- the renowned cooking artist -- gave her kitchen to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Behring Center. Designed by her late husband in 1961, the kitchen has become somewhat of an icon after being viewed for seven years by millions of people on three public...

https://americanhistory.si.edu/kitchen/
City Lore

Based in New York, the City Lore organization is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting the cultural heritage of the city through a variety of programs and events. Two online exhibits dealing with the Puerto Rican Day parade and the making of lace highlight some of their more recent work. A resources link on the site leads to several helpful articles that highlight the study of urban...

https://citylore.org/
Bob Hope and American Variety

One of the most enduring legends of American film, stage, and screen receives an excellent tribute on this online exhibit from the Library of Congress, dealing with his 70 year career, and more broadly, the enduring legacy and history of vaudeville in the United States. Different sections of the site include an essay on the early life of Bob Hope, the story of American vaudeville in the first...

https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/bobhope/
British Research Leads to World's Funniest Joke

Under the direction of Dr. Richard Wiseman at the University of Hertfordshire with assistance from the British Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's funniest joke was revealed on October 3, 2002. The study, which asked Internet users to submit their favorite jokes and rate the jokes of other contributors, amassed over 40,000 jokes and an amazing 2 million comments. The study also...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/1004
The Franklin County Publication Archive Index

Researching and documenting local histories can be difficult work, as any genealogist or amateur historian can attest to. Barbara Stewart and her colleagues at the University of Massachusetts have created a valuable Web-based resource for people interested in researching Franklin County in Massachusetts. Essentially, the Archive Index allows users to search for articles (organized by subject) from...

http://www.publicationarchive.com
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