Screenshot (955)Collaboration between A.P.C. and Kanye West. Very loose T-shirt in Egyptian cotton. Short sleeves. Ribbing at neckline. Reinforced neckline and shoulders. ‘A.P.C. KANYE’ silkscreened inside neckline. Washed Egyptian cotton jersey. 100% cotton.

$120.00 Item is sold out.”

The Hackney Helicopter: Selected Tweets

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Residents of Hackney are accustomed to a Metropolitan Police helicopter hovering over their borough. @MPinthesky even has a friendly Twitter account, with a voice reminiscent of the Duchess of York’s Budgie the Little Helicopter. Sometimes poetic (“As the last tendrils of morning mist relinquish their reluctant hold of the trees, ‘B’ relief wishes you all a crisp & frosty good morning”), @MPinthesky is actually three Eurocopter EC145 helicopters equipped with thermal image sensors and cameras, tactical radios, and a harness so officers can lean out to take photographs. 

February 17, 2015, campbell_wigs: “Noisy scary beast chilling outside my window #helicopter #hackney #shoo.”

February 17, 2015, Ellis Cresswell: “Can someone tell the helicopter above London Fields to be quiet? #Hackney #London #noise #annoying.”

January 29, 2015, Hackney East London Tours: “Apache helicopter seen over Hackney: Boris fretting that new water cannon still might not be enough in a London riot? ”

November 20, 2014, Gembles: “another helicopter flying around hackney, story of my life!”

September 6, 2014, Hayley Campbell: “Can someone tell the helicopter over Hackney that I have a headache and am trying to have a lie down, please.”

May 20, 2014, David Ames: “Oh goody…the fox f*cking stops and the Hackney helicopter starts whirring overhead instead. Just find them and drop an anvil on them, FFS!”

April 25, 2014, Louisa Gummer: “Helicopter flying noisily over Hackney – it’s 1am – go to bed!!!”

September 10, 2013, JoCaird: “Ah, the Hackney helicopter. A charming reminder that somewhere nearby, someone has committed a crime serious enough to require air support.”

 April 15, 2013, JoCaird: “The Hackney bedtime helicopter (as my friend describes it to his little boy) has arrived early tonight. The joy of urban living.”

“But I don’t feel that way about you, Boss!”

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GIRL: “Look, Boss, I don’t think you’re really mean because you want me to re-type those letters–but you’re certainly shortsighted!”

BOSS: “Let us say I just can’t re-read those carbon copies of yours because they’re so grubby and blurred!”

GIRL: “But that’s what I mean! Now, if you’d buy me some Roytype Park Avenue Carbon Paper– all your carbons would look like this:

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GIRL: “And don’t think I can’t spell ‘neat’ either. It’s spelled wrong here just to show you how a Roytype copy takes crasures!”

BOSS: “You’ve convinced me of Roytype’s magic! So order Roytype Park Avenue Carbon Paper for the office right away!”

GIRL: “Gosh, Boss, if you’d really like to cement our office ties, just let me add Roytype Typewriter Ribbons to that order. Roytype Ribbons are made with a special process that permits the ink to flow through the fabric into the used parts. This very reliable original was typed with Roytype Ribbon.”

BOSS: “Okay, okay. What’s a secretary without a proper attitude toward her boss?”

See your Royal Representative or Roytype Dealer today. Buy on the Coupon Plan and save money. Roytype Ribbons and Carbon Paper made by the Royal Typewriter Company, 2 Park Avenue, New York 16, N.Y.

Advertisement, LIFE, February 26, 1945.

To Zelda, Encino, California, May 6, 1939

ImageDearest Zelda:

Excuse this being typewritten, but I am supposed to lie in bed for a week or so and look at the ceiling. I objected somewhat to that regime as being drastic, so I am allowed two hours of work every day.

You were a peach throughout the whole trip and there isn’t a minute of it when I don’t think of you with all that old tenderness and with a consideration that I never understood that you had before. Because I can never remember anything else but consideration from you, so perhaps that sounds a little too much like a doctor or someone who knew yolu only when yolu were ill.

You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, most beatiful person I have ever known, but even that is an understatement because the length that you went to there at the end would have tried anybody beyond endurance. Everything that I said and that we talked about during that time stands–I had a wire from daughter in regard to the little Vasser girl, telling me her name, and saying the whole affair was washed out, but I don’t feel at home with the business yet.

There was a sweet letter waiting here form you for me when I came. With dearest love.

Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, edited by Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks, St. Martin’s Press, 2002.



“This is the crew of the record-breaking Clipper ‘Golden Gate’ which last Thursday set a new commercial speed record from Honolulu to San Francisco of 6 hours and 20 minutes. Captain Ed Hausafus, left, said his average speed for the more than 2400 miles was 397 m.p.h.  He reported unusual tailwinds of up to 210 m.p.h. and said that he flew at altitudes up to 23,000 feet. Others in the record-smashing crew are, left to right, Earl Schultheiss, first officer; Frank Moses, 2nd officer and navigator;  Edward Beer, engineering officer; Molly Mercer, stewardess; Doris Woods, stewardess and Gene Crosthwaite, purser. Meteorology reported the most intense prevailing westerly winds in the past five years are now blowing along that route. Only the day before another Clipper ‘Sovereign of the Skies’ Skipper Captain Lloyd Hunt bettered the then existing record by one minute scoring 6 hours, 33 minutes, averaging 371 m.p.h. up to 23,000 feet with 23 passengers aboard.”

January 15, 1953, via: The Virtual Pan Am Museum: http://www.everythingpanam.com/History_1950s.html

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Mininson’s Sheltered Honeymoon

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“The stunt might have been called ‘fallout can be fun.’ At the behest of a Miami bomb shelter builder, newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Mininson this month subjected their budding marriage to the strain of 14 days (the crucial period of fallout danger) of unbroken togetherness in a 22-ton, steel and concrete 18X24 foot shelter 12 feet underground. When they emerged last week the Mininsons were in fine spirits and the stunt had produced some useful evidence on underground survival.

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In the shelter the Mininsons had been hot and dusty but they did not suffer from claustrophobia until near the end. They found they could do without their fresh-air blower for six hours at a time without suffering ill effects. This could provide an important margin of of safety in a real emergency. They wished they had taken a better variety of foods and more tools to fix little things that went wrong. These inconveniences of their confinement behind them, the Mininsons were now looking forward to two more weeks together, above ground in Mexico, on a holiday paid for by the grateful shelter builder.”

“Their Sheltered Honeymoon,” LIFE, 10 August, 1959.

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“The Independent Counsel’s wife has asked him to pick up a few things on his way home from work. There’s a Safeway in the basement of the shopping concourse at the Watergate. It costs a fortune to park in the lot, but the Independent Counsel finds a spot beside a meter on Virginia Avenue. The Book of Proverbs says: ‘Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.’

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