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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri May 18, 2012 10:34 am

Intrepid Eskimos of the far north had thier own solution to snow Blindness, they made what is known as Yupik snow goggles.
Eskimo Snow Goggles are often used in wildness Survival in arctic environments because they are easy to make and affective.

They where often made from various materials such as wood or Animal bone.

You can also make them from Birch bark or even card as a quick solution in an Emergency.

I gave making a pair ago my self.

I used a birch wood branch so I could take advantages of the curve in the Branch.

I had cut the branch down to size using my folding Saw then I split it into two halfes with my knife using another peace of wood as a baton to hit the blade throgh wood.

A good tip is to blacken the inside of the goggles to reduse any reflection,this can be done using charcoal or soot from your fire.


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri May 18, 2012 6:45 pm

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Protective eyewear dates back to prehistoric times when Inuit people created snow goggles out of flattened walrus ivory. The accessory, before it was an accessory, also made its way through the ancient Roman and Chinese cultures as unique visual tools. It wasn’t until the early-1900s when tinted eyewear stepped unto the style scene, thanks in part to matinee idols and one gentleman named Sam Foster who set-up shop in 1929 on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, Neu Jersey.

The next two major eyewear booms came as a result of WWII and can be attributed to aviator sunglasses developed for U.S. pilots as well as high-altitude goggles worn by the 10th Mountain Division in Italy. In 1936, the Army Air Corps approached optical experts Bausch + Lomb to create highly protective spectacles to shield pilots from the dangers of high altitude glare.

They developed a dark-green tint to absorb yellow light, built a brand around this sun-banning technology dubbed “Ray-Ban’, and then coated the oversized teardrop-shaped lenses with a polarized film created by Edwin H. Land — who would go on to found Polaroid as well as launch the 3D movie “Golden Age” of the 50s. Aviators were made available to the public in 1937, and this optical progression, turned accompanying fashion statement, hasn’t looked back since.

After the war, soldiers from the 10th brought their mountain expertise and specialized gear back to the states. They developed ski resorts, designed ski lifts, wrote and published ski magazines, became ski patrollers and racers, and improved upon the equipment they used in battle — like goggles. It’s no secret that their goggles were flawed. They were prone to fogging, and soon one orthodontist in Idaho set out to fix that.

Bob Smith created the first double-lens, breathable ski goggle while sitting around his kitchen table using his dental tools, foam and glue. He and his friends would trade these first-generation Smith goggles for lift tickets until inking a manufacturing deal. Smith quickly became the skier’s eyewear brand, pushing innovation around goggle ventilation, interchangeability and polarization.

From 1989 to 1998, Smith Optics developed exclusive polarized lens technologies, in addition to numerous international patents, — including the V3, an all-time bestseller with the first wrap-around-lens, and Warp, the first ski goggle designed to be worn with a helmet.

Ray-Ban's popularity waned in the Seventies as the disco era ushered in more extravagent eyewear, and designers like Dior and Yves St. Laurent entered the eyewear market.

In the mid-70s, Ray-Ban introduced a line of "disco" inspired sunglasses in the mid-seventies, but it fell flat. However, a resurgence in popularity was just around the corner. In 1982, Ray-Ban appeared to be on the cusp of a revival. Their sunglasses made a not-so-subtle appearance on John Belushi and Dan Akroyd in the The Blues Brothers movie.

Despite wearing Ray Bans for nearly all of the movie (Belushi actually only removes them once -- when Carrie Fisher has a rocket launcher aimed at him), sales were still a paltry 18,000 pairs in 1980.

That all changed in 1982 when Ray-Ban signed a $50,000 a year contract to place Ray-Bans in movies and TV shows. Between 1982 and 1987, Ray-Ban had placed their sunglasses in more than 60 movies and television shows.

The investment paid off when Ray-Ban received their first big return thanks to Tom Cruise donning the classic Wayfarer in the 1983 coming-of-age movie Risky Business.

Suddenly, Ray-Bans were cool again and the company could hardly keep its Wayfarers in stock.

In 1983, the company sold an amazing 360,000 pairs of the sunglasses. In the coming years, Ray-Bans would appear in a series of 80s hits, including Miami Vice, Moonlighting, and The Breakfast Club. Sales reached 1.5 million.

In the Eighties, Ray-Bans and Ray-Ban Wayfarers could be seen on everyone from Michael Jackson to other people.

Ray-Ban was back with a vengence.

By the 1990s, Ray-Ban once again faced a slump as Grunge ditched the trends of the 80s and wrap-around sunglasses from manufacturers like Oakley became in-vogue. The company tried to kick-start sales by updating the frame's styling, but again they fell flat."

In 2007, Ray-Ban re-introduced the original Ray-Ban Wayfarer design, but expanded the color options beyond the traditional palette to include patterns like checks and camouflage and colors like navy, white, turquoise, red, and blue.

They also created a line of multi-colored Wayfarer frames that combined colors like gold on black, white on black and red on tortoise-shell.

The strategy worked, and once again, Ray-Ban and Ray-Ban Wayfarers seemed to stare you in the face every time you opened a fashion magazine or a copy of People.

After a 10 year hiatus, Ray-Ban was cool again and even the original Aviator-style, longtime associated with cops and pilots, began showing up on celebrities.

As the Ray-Band revival took hold, other designer eyewear manufacturers took notice and tried to rush out their versions of the classic aviator and Wayfarer.

While their efforts brought a clearly retro-flair to 2009 eyewear, the real thing that was started back in 1937 and epitomizes the classic sunglass style persists.

While styles come and go ... Ray-Ban never stays gone for very long.

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Post  Guest on Fri May 18, 2012 10:38 pm

Milestones:
1300c Chinese judges wore smoke-colored quartz lenses to conceal their eye expressions in court.


Emperor Nero apparently enjoyed watching gladiator fights with emeralds over his eyes!


Protecting children’s eyes from direct sunlight is just as important as protecting adult eyes. However, many sunglasses that are marketed for children are very low quality and provide little in the way of actual protection from the UV rays of the sun that can cause damage. Finding the best sunglasses for children takes a bit of time but you can have the peace of mind in knowing that you are helping to protect your child’s vision now and in the future.




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Post  Guest on Fri May 18, 2012 10:39 pm

...it's an eskimo wearing an eye guard carved from the bone of a walrus affraid


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Post  Guest on Fri May 18, 2012 11:10 pm

cheers cheers cheers

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat May 19, 2012 4:20 am

Emperor Nero apparently enjoyed watching gladiator fights with emeralds over his eyes!







Elvis Presley's sunglasses have become an iconic part of rock and roll history. Whether they are his Aviator style glasses or his neo-nautic style glasses, Elvis tribute artists everywhere (and Elvis fans too for that matter) all want to have "that look,". The glasses with the look everybody is looking for, were made by Dennis Roberts of the Optique Boutique in LA. Most of these glasses made for Elvis incorporated his initials (Aviator Style) and/or the letters "TCB" with a lightning bolt (Aviators and Neo-Nautic). These moulds are the original moulds used by Dennis to create the gold and silver emblems that adorned Elvis' glasses. The "EP" was typically placed on the bridge of Elvis' Aviator glasses, and the TCB logo with the lightning bolt adorned the temple arms of both styles of glasses. This is such a UNIQUE piece of history! Acquired from the Estate of Dennis Roberts. Very good condition. Comes with a Gotta Have Rock & Roll™ Certificate of Authenticity.

Shutter Shades are a design of slatted sunglasses commercially available since the 1980s. Instead of having lenses, the design is characterized by its "shutter" motif, which is part of the frame. The shades are marketed as suitable for both men and women and are available in an assortment of styles and colors.

Depending on the design, Shutter Shades may not function as sunglasses; although some models contain UV resistant lenses, many do not, and only feature a series of horizontal plastic "shades," which neither provide protection for the eye from UV light nor prevent a substantial amount of light from entering the eye.


First available in the 1980s, nicknamed "Venetian Blinders," a then-popular design of louvered eyewear were featured in the music videos for "Glittering Prize" by Simple Minds in 1982 and "Obsession" by Animotion in 1984. Alain Mikli made a contemporary custom design for Kanye West, again influenced by the fashion of the 1980s.

West popularized the glasses in the music video for "Stronger." In 2007, Shutter Shades Inc emerged, patented the current sleeker plastic design and coined and trademarked the term "Shutter Shades".

Over the remainder of the year and the next, several celebrities publicly embraced the style of the shades, quickly establishing this new design of eyewear as a pop culture staple.During the 2010 FIFA World Cup many fans were seen wearing shutter shades with the design of their respective flag pictured on the glasses.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun May 20, 2012 10:58 am






By the sleigh, did you ever see that Nick Ray Cinemascope number what has James Mason as a cortisone addict? He goes from kindhearted school-teacher to a dude who really wants to murder his family. It's being redis-covered, currently making the rounds on The Shark Battle Network etc.

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Post  Guest on Sun May 20, 2012 10:03 pm

I haven't seen that movie.Your plot summary interested me. I googled. "Bigger than Life". A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity. Bigger Than Life was based on a 1955 The New Yorker article by medical writer Berton Roueché entitled "Ten Feet Tall". James Mason loved cats enough to write a book about his favourite felines with his wife.The very interesting director Nick Ray: recurring motifs...extreme empathy for society's young outsiders. Sympathetic eye to rebels and criminals. empathy for social misfits. Himself a heavy user of drugs and alcohol.


"The catalyst for Ed’s transformation is a bunch of jagged little pills, namely cortisone, which have the potential of saving his life. But the side effect is Ed’s Jekyll-and-Hyde makeover into a nightmare version of patriarchy. In the Eisenhower decade of Father Knows Best and Leave It to Beaver, Ray makes room for Daddy all right, exposing him as a doppelganger father, a tragically diabolical cross between Vince Lombardi and the Biblical Abraham.

Not only does Ed deliver one of the most acrid speeches ever on the American education system (on P.T.A night, no less), he also devotes quality time to terrorizing his son, at one point turning an all-American glass of milk into his version of Capt. Queeg’s stolen strawberries. Always cowering in the background is Lou, fearful as much for preserving middle-class appearances as saving her own life."


Shocked Shocked Shocked ...wish we had a dvd shop in town.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat May 26, 2012 11:19 am

Some Guatamalans call BIGGAR THAN LIFE the REBEL WITHOUT CAUSES for the mid_life suburban set. Does Ray really care much about cortisone per se? Proby not, the cortisone serves as the agitator_enzyme for mildmanner milquetoast Mason to become the ubermensch and attempt to devour Midville, Ohio. The extreme shadows cast by Mason as he tortures Timmy with an evening mathematics kwiz... at first these shadows make James Mason seem monstrous...but then we notice the shadow begins to resemble King of the Charts Elvis Aaron Pressly...compleat with sinister pompa-dour. Is Walter Matthau the P.E. coach a closeted homotron and is his 'tiger's milk' concoction of yoggurt and black strap molasses... is this metonymy and a contrast to the dairy milk which becomes the war spoils and knight to rook four of the open plan living daymare? Note that James Mason gets murder in his eyes when the milk-man clanks the bottles too much. The maps on ground floor of James Mason's house are aged olde worlde maps of the new worlde.

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Post  Guest on Sat May 26, 2012 9:13 pm

...strangely, user, the pictures I've posted are behaving badly and rearranging themselves or vanishing from the page. Maybe they're taking too much space or else are they are revolting. Anyway, I'm keeping the visuals to a minumum now...freaky. Actually your last post evoked strong visuals...brilliant!
I'm chuffed to report I know what "metonymy" signifies

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:37 pm

Trish would call that a "ten-cent word on sale for a nickel," LROF



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Post  Aladdin on Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:43 pm

Are you preparing us for the imminent arrival of "Trish"?


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:49 pm

no, Trish wouldn't be caught alive or dead on this msg board




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Post  Aladdin on Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:53 pm

What about in disguise then?


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:01 pm

No, it's very doubtful Trish would sign up for this message board as "Trish" or any other pseudonym- Trish mostly does Twitter, with actual acquaintances or quasi-celebrities






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Post  Aladdin on Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:06 pm

Trish tweets Cynthia?


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:11 pm

ejghh, who knows?  I'm not much into the Tweets scene... as if the sad, mad world needed more banal, snarkish soundbites , or textbites as it weres, eeesh;  i reelly prefer 339-character bullshit blurbs anyhow

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Post  Aladdin on Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:25 pm

'Snarkish Soundbite'...fabulous username for Trish should she weaken.

I know no snarkish soundbites, unless this qualifies:

FROHSINNSFASCHISMUS: the god-awful mediocrity of organised fun.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:29 pm

some organized fun is OK, like "UFC 5: The Return of the Beast" the mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on April 7, 1995, at the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina


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Post  Aladdin on Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:32 pm

Most of the fun I've had has been random, unplanned and disorganised.



Here's a snarkish soundbite that should adorn the twitterbird.

PLAUSCHPLAGE: the pressure to make bantering small talk with people you interact with every day. (prattle-plague)

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