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Monday, May 13, 2013

Flashback Monday: She Blinded Me With Earth Tones

Scientist 1966.jpg
Set the controls of the Earth-Toned Wayback Machine to 1966, where we can be witness to this major bit of science stuff being done by a scientist somewhere sciencey in Reston, most likely in Isaac Newton Square. "Reston scientist conducting experiments," the photo caption reads, further describing the experiment as "unidentifiable." Of course, given the area's scientific pedigree, it probably has something to do with strapping bombs to dolphins, or watching rabbits copulate, or maybe investigating whether the site of some horrific transmittable disease would make a good daycare center.

We'd like to think the funky red and blue glasses means our buzzcut-bearing scientist is working on an early prototype of a 3-D "web log," in which various earth tones literally jump off the screen CRT. And it's clear some 17 years later, this research paid off:




1 comment:

  1. General Buck TurgidsonMay 13, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Maybe it's Dr. Strangelovaas tinkering with prototype rabbit ears to receive Reston community television?

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