The Air at the Top of the Bottle

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Entries from October 2008

Ullage politics: “the struggle to define the conditions that govern our lives”

October 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Since everyone’s talking money and politics these days, I thought it reasonably acceptable to make a contribution to the conversation in this forum. I think the idea of ullage can be a tool. As (or if) you find yourself ever more embroiled in the struggle mentioned above, you might also find that it comes in […]

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Tags: Belief Systems · Suggestions

Children’s Card Games (27)

October 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

We check in again with our friend, the Old Maid, and find her taking in a local circus.  This 1959 edition from Ed-U-Cards has a distinctly cartoonish touch; perhaps an animator was moonlighting.  And here, as is customary, is the Old Maid herself. (Posted by Doug Skinner)

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Tags: Card Games · Ephemera

Through the Blackboard: Introductory Remarks

October 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

We welcome you to “Through the Blackboard,” the Ullage Group’s third cornucopia of oddball stuff — this time devoted to the theme of education. “Ullage” is a winemakers’ term; it means both the air at the top of the bottle, and the sediment at the bottom.  It’s sometines defined as “deficiency,” or “lack”; in the […]

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Tags: Education

Through the Blackboard: the Report

October 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

A smallish and ullagistic crowd showed up on a rainy afternoon for “Through the Blackboard,” our third public outing.  We started late (there were screens and projectors to wrangle), but after that, all unfolded smoothly. After a few introductory remarks, Doug opened up the ullage: this time, a Belgian Trappist ale, which was presented to […]

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Tags: Belief Systems · Education · Mysteries · Stereoscopy