In 1967, singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie released an album titled ‘Alice’s Restaurant’. The main song on the album was a 18 minute, 34 second musical monologue, by the same name. It is a historical account of events that Arlo and his friend Richard Robins experienced Thanksgiving Day, 1965.
The song was an instant hit and its lyrics became a slogan for the 1960’s anti-war movement. Historically played on radio stations at 12 noon on Thanksgiving day, marking the day in which the events of the song took place. This song that was so popular in the 1960’s is very much relevant today.
Not able to find the perfect globe for his father on his 80th birthday, Peter Bellerby took matters into his own hands. He designed one himself and in 2008, due to the large popularity of his globes, Bellerby & Co Globemakers was founded.
He and his team create the sphere out of plaster and then glue the triangular strips, or ‘gore’ to the sphere, without any ripping or ripples. His technique took 18+ months to perfect and over 100 globes were tossed into the scrap pile along the way. To quote Peter, ‘…any mistake on the sphere is then multiplied by Pi…so its extremely important to get the sphere 100% correct, its the base of the entire project.’
Found this on the interweb today. It only reinforces my reasons for being proud to be from The Great State of Ohio.