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good news garage

from car talk, click and clack, tom and ray magliozzi posted in radio by donkeyoti

The stars of NPR's Car Talk- Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers (better known as Tom and Ray Magliozzi)- used to own a DIY garage called Hacker's Heaven.

After that didn't work out, they opened a legit auto repair shop called Good News Garage, which is still open today.

Tom Magliozzi passed away on Nov. 3, 2014 from complication of Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old.

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frank murphy’s store (former)

from gordon parks posted in art and design by donkeyoti

The American photographer, musician, writer and film director, Gordon Parks, got his photographic career started when he walked into Frank Murphy's department store and asked if they needed a photographer.

Although Frank Murphy turned him down, Mrs. Murphy overheard the conversation and decided to give Gordon Parks a chance. After a stilted start (he accidentally shot all the photos with double exposure), his photographs were a success and featured throughout the store.

His career began shortly after, and Parks later became a photographer for the Farm Security Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps, Life magazine and several other publications. In 1971, he directed the film Shaft.

Today, the location is a restaurant called Pazzaluna.

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matt’s bar

from man vs. food, food wars posted in television by donkeyoti

Matt's Bar is "Home of the Jucy Lucy," a hamburger stuffed with hot melted cheese and grease: delicious. Although not the only Jucy (or Juicy) Lucy in town, it's been featured in the tv shows Man vs Food and Food Wars.

On June 26, 2014, President Obama visited Matt's to try the Jucy.

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the golden girls house

from the golden girls posted in television by donkeyoti

Just north of Sunset Blvd in LA is the house that served as the exterior for the 80s sitcom The Golden Girls (series run 1985-1992). The show was set in Florida, so there's no telling if Blanche, Rose, Dorothy or Sophia will be around there.

"Thank you for being a friend..."

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from led zeppelin posted in music by donkeyoti

Translated from Welsh, Bron-Yr-Aur is "Hill of Gold" or "Breast of Gold," and is the name of this cottage that was used by Robert Plant's family since the 1950s.

In 1970, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page spent time recuperating here after a grueling North American tour. Along with Plant's wife and daughter, Page's girlfriend Charlotte Martin, and Led Zeppelin roadies Clive Coulson and Sandy MacGregor were also present.

As Page recalls:

"Robert (Plant) and I went to Bron-Yr-Aur in 1970. We'd been working solidly right up to that point. Even recordings were done on the road. We had this time off and Robert suggested the cottage. I certainly hadn't been to that area of Wales. So we took our guitars down there and played a few bits and pieces. This wonderful countryside, panoramic views and having the guitars ... it was just an automatic thing to be playing. And we started writing."

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