Happy 20th anniversary, Earthbound! ⊟
The SNES RPG released 20 years ago today in Japan, where it came out as Mother 2. Where did all those years go? Why isn’t there an English portable version of this? How am I going to justify buying a Mr. Saturn haramaki?
The series’ creator Shigesato Itoi posted this message today:
It’s been 20 years now since MOTHER 2 came out.
…Are you happy?
・Yes → Me too.
・No → Be happy!!
Thanks to @pimoji for the anniversary photo and artwork.
Rare color scenes from the Liberation of Paris, August 25, 1944, including an intact Eiffel Tower flying the French Tricolour, General Charles De Gaulle marching down the Champs Elysees, and Allied troops marching in front of the Arc de Triomphe.
Excerpted from: D-Day to Germany, 1944
Taken by newsreel cameraman Jack Lieb, this color home movie was donated by the Lieb family to the National Archives in 1984. You’ll see World War II from a perspective different than the official military film or commercial newsreel. With his personal footage, Lieb takes the viewer through the preparations in England, where he spent time with war correspondents Ernie Pyle, Jack Thompson, and Larry LaSueur, to the liberation of Paris and finally into Germany. Along the way, Lieb captured his experience on 16mm Kodachrome, filming everyday people in France and the occasional celebrity, such as Edward G. Robinson or Ernest Hemingway.
NAGAKIN CAPSULE TOWER
Architect : Kisho Kurokawa
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Start Project : 1970
Project Complete: 1972
A Library Like No Other
One of the largest buildings in the world devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts, the Beinecke Library at Yale University also serves as a research center for students, faculty, and other scholars. Six stories of illuminated book stacks glow in the center of the exhibition hall. The building’s semiopaque, marble-paneled facade protects rare materials from sun damage. Learn more