Is it … atomic? Very atomic, sir.

by John Holbo on February 8, 2007

My archiving post got good results. If you want to cite a webpage (in an academic paper, say) and you want to do your best to ensure that the URL you provide will live – even if the page you link goes away – best practices would seem to be: submit the page to WebCite. It’s easy! I tried it. Also, if the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive knows about your page, that’s probably good enough as well. It’s interesting: neither of these archives really has extensive search capabilities. You wouldn’t use them to find something. But stuff is kept there. By contrast, google is for finding, but not for keeping.

Also, it turns out the Internet Archive has a great vintage trailer for one of my all time favorite films: The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T!

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G Corbett 02.08.07 at 6:23 pm

Ahh, Dr. T! When I finally bought a DVD player the first two movies to enter my library were The 5000 Fingers and Altman’s Popeye. Many acquisitions later, those are the ones my whole family goes back to for reruns. I’ll never get tired of the dungeon dance fantasy – and the “Is it atomic?” line is frequently heard at the dinner table.


snarkout 02.09.07 at 1:41 am

John, did you know there are lost songs and deleted scenes from The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T? This guy is probably the Internet’s leading expert on the subject (although the documentary he was working on seems to have stalled out), and he’s got some RealAudio tracks of the missing ones.


Western Dave 02.12.07 at 4:53 pm

It is truly a tragedy that Dr. Seuss only made this one live action movie. It says more about masculinity in the fifties than just about anything else out there. To wit: “Help! Evil intellectuals are feminizing our boys by taking away their bats and (metaphoric) balls and replacing them with (gasp!) piano lessons. Quick covert agent, save us from the arts and humanities limp-wristers with your scientific knowledge!”

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