Blogging History: Soviet plane-spotting head-gear; Ralph Lauren visits Uncanny Valley; Internet bubble’s blessings

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One year

Soviet plane-spotting head-gear: Drakegoodman scanned this 1917-ish photo of Soviet planespotters in exotic headgear; according to a commenter, the binox are focused at infinity “so that when you found the source of the sound by turning your head, you could see the aircraft creating that sound.”

Five years

Ralph Lauren opens new outlet store in the Uncanny Valley: Dude, her head’s bigger than her pelvis.

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