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Nostalgic for Portside? Toledo in general?

I thought I would offer these items prior to the shred day tomorrow at Sears. In cleaning out some things I came across two posters that were included in The Blade celebrating the opening of Portside on May 19th, 1984. They are 24" × 18" and they of course are folded and have been since probably May 20th, 1984, other than that they are like new. I also have some front page editions of special days past from The Blade. Some cover's include Clinton's "not guilty", 1-1-00 that says "we're still here" that has a big picture of earth on it and some others. This is about as much effort as I'll put into saving these items. Oh, yes the price...1 million dollars, too low? Well how about free? Maybe if I incur some delivery it will cost you a beer. I'm not sure if there is a way to communicate privately to one another but I'll cross that bridge when/if needed.

created by MI_Builder on Apr 20, 2012 at 04:23:29 pm     News     Comments: 24

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I'd be interested in 1-1-00 one. As a computer guy, Y2K was a funky time to live and I don't have any clippings from that era.

posted by INeedCoffee on Apr 20, 2012 at 04:53:07 pm     #  

It is yours! Now, logistics, I happen to have a free night tonight as the sweetie has other plans, or I'll just save it and we'll figure it out later.

posted by MI_Builder on Apr 20, 2012 at 05:00:39 pm     #  

Can you snap a pic of the port side one? I might be interested!

posted by upso on Apr 20, 2012 at 05:32:53 pm     #  

I've tried and failed to understand the methods for doing so. PM me with your email and I'll send it to you, that much I do know how to do.

posted by MI_Builder on Apr 20, 2012 at 06:17:56 pm     #  

here is my email! no need to PM :)

info@upso.org

posted by upso on Apr 20, 2012 at 09:33:02 pm     #  

Yes, this is the same cover. It looks pretty good actually. The papers were kept in a file cabinet so they don't have that yellow tint that comes with age and exposure. I also have sections A and D of 9-7-97 which was the funeral of the Princess DI. Also a section dated July 29,1997 that proclaims "Toledo Keeps Jeep" it has a picture of an old woody and the phrase "The legend continues". I also have the 9-13-98 special section which is the whole Starr Report from the Clinton saga and 3 sections from 2-13-99 which proclaims "NOT GUILTY". Clarification regarding the 1-1-00 piece, I only have the cover page, which still looks good.

posted by MI_Builder on Apr 20, 2012 at 10:33:57 pm     #  

Accidental discovery of upso's talent and full plate was a bit amazing. I admire and appreciate people who push themselves to be busy, involved, productive, and creative.

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posted by justread on Apr 21, 2012 at 07:39:47 am     #   1 person liked this

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Agreed: upso is über-talented in a number of fields, and he works tirelessly to promote Toledo. Interestingly, his wife shares his passion for all things Toledo, is also multi-talented, and they make quite the dynamic duo. These two have been responsible for more regional goodwill (especially regarding the arts) than anyone I can recall at the momemnt.

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posted by historymike on Apr 21, 2012 at 08:15:07 am     #  

I, for one, am glad the infamous Toledo Brain Drain didn't swirl them away!

posted by viola on Apr 21, 2012 at 08:49:14 am     #  

haha. thanks guys!

posted by upso on Apr 21, 2012 at 08:57:16 am     #  

Let's not forget about Upso's glorious mustache.

posted by hunkytownsausage on Apr 21, 2012 at 09:35:34 am     #  

...he works tirelessly to promote Toledo.

Not unlike Sisyphus, and to about the same end.

posted by madjack on Apr 21, 2012 at 09:55:35 am     #  

Update: Sisyphus is doomed to roll that stone up that dam hill forever, but in 1996 they installed a modem at the top of the hill and every time he gets the stone back up to the top he must read a blog post about what he bad he sucks at stone rolling.

posted by justread on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:46:53 am     #   1 person liked this

Or in my case. Editing.

posted by justread on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:48:19 am     #   1 person liked this

I have a photo in my picture file of something I kept from Portside years ago. Would some one please outline the procedure for attaching it to this site? I never got past

posted by flinty on Apr 21, 2012 at 12:36:22 pm     #  

You need to have the image hosted on the internet, not on your computer. If you use something like http://tinypic.com/ or http://www.flickr.com/ you can upload your image to them, and then use the "html" embed code they provide

posted by upso on Apr 21, 2012 at 02:44:24 pm     #  

^^^^^Sisyphus - great tune by the way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSAzMzaTICE

posted by justareviewer on Apr 21, 2012 at 02:48:06 pm     #  

flinty posted at 12:36:22 PM on Apr 21, 2012:

I have a photo in my picture file of something I kept from Portside years ago. Would some one please outline the procedure for attaching it to this site? I never got past

Try uploading via the photos forum. It's good for a single image.

Click the "add photo" link at this page:

http://toledotalk.com/cgi-bin/tt.pl/forum/20/Photos

posted by jr on Apr 21, 2012 at 08:13:31 pm     #  

That didn't work. It says "TwitPic Upload Error.

Invalid twitter username or password.

posted by flinty on Apr 21, 2012 at 09:55:34 pm     #  

7100595519_554c4a189c_s.jpg

posted by flinty on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:06:55 pm     #  

flinty posted at 09:55:34 PM on Apr 21, 2012:

That didn't work. It says "TwitPic Upload Error.

Invalid twitter username or password.

Sorry about that. I'll try to fix it later.

Is this the image that you want to display?


I grabbed this URL:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5076/7100595519_554c4a189c_z.jpg

And to display the image as above, I surrounded the URL with exclamation points like this:

!http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5076/7100595519_554c4a189c_z.jpg!

posted by jr on Apr 22, 2012 at 12:19:07 am     #  

Thanks jr, for your assistance. The image is a paper bag which held a birthday card at the Portside newstand. Note the telephone # at the bottom. That was from the time we didn't have to dial the area code for a local call.

posted by flinty on Apr 22, 2012 at 01:49:35 pm     #  

More Portside nostalgia: go to the main library downtown and borrow the "Saturday Night" video, narrated by Jack Mitchell. It runs for 14 minutes and shows what Portside and its surroundings looked like in about 1986. Mayor Donna Owens presides over the burial of the song: "Saturday Night in Toledo. Ohio" featuring Randy Sparks.

posted by lew on Apr 22, 2012 at 04:15:44 pm     #