Image of the Week #53

ibm_redhead_360

For all of you who like to bitch about your phone or tablet not doing enough, or being fast enough, etc… I think you forget how truly amazing they are.

This my friends is an IBM 360. Produced 50 years ago this year. This is the primordial soup from which your phone and tablet arose. This was “THE” computer in the late 60’s to have. This is the stuff that made a moon landing possible in 1969. To put it in perspective to the phone you hold in your hand. These on average ran 256k to a megabyte of memory. Average smart phone these days is running about a gigabyte of memory. For those that don’t know, that gigabyte is 1024 megabytes. That’s right your phone is running a 1024 times more memory than this room full of computer. And that washer and dryer over her left shoulder, is a pair of hard drives. Each one capable of storing up to 28 megabytes of information. That’s right, a whopping 28 megs.

So stop complaining.

Masto.

Sunset #26

Classic Comic Covers #18

No, open wheel, windshieldless,  dirt track racer was ever that clean. Ever. Really. I do like that they have his helmet flying off and didn’t bother to even put one on her because, let’s face it, nobody looks good in a helmet. My favorite title on this is “Hate+Speed=?”. Which is funny because when I did the math it came out Hate+Speed=the 10 just outside of Blythe.

Masto.

Beauty Queens #34

Cow Queen 1951

Off the top of my head I can’t think of one woman who would want to be known as Cow Queen. I am sure it was a prestigious accomplishment back in 1951. The week long figurehead of some state or county fair. Getting a sweet spot in the fair parade. The envy of all the other girls. The attention of all the boys and the local newspaper. Now, troll bait on social media.

Masto.

Romance #54

Now I know the context here. It’s a soldier returning from war going to playfully surprise his bride to be. Except for some reason this one panel by itself with no text comes off rather menacing. Just the back of her framed in the doorway. Unaware of the figure coming up from behind. Only part of him coming into the frame. Moving toward her. If the next frame had shown a close up of his hands popping open a switchblade I would not have been surprised. Maybe it’s time to cut back on the Hitchcock movies.

Masto.

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