Thursday, May 07, 2009

Without PBS... would one have plumbed the depths of one's own ignorance?

Check out this documentary - Okie Noodling - about noodling, a Southern US practice of catching fish with bare hands.

Youtube link (video not embeddable, sorry)

Or, another excellent one here - Bethlehem Steel, The People Who Built America - about the rise and fall of the gigantic Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Just the story for today; a perversely optimistic tale to assure those panicked by the economy that economic decay and decline have always been with us.

(Note of interest: After its commercial demise, Bethlehem Steel sold out to International Steel Group in 2003 which in turn sold out to Mittal Steel in 2005, which in turn merged with Arcelor to form Arcelor Mittal.)

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