Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ABOUT JOHN CHUCKMAN

John Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they embraced the wrong economic loyalties. He lives in Canada, which he is fond of calling “the peaceable kingdom.”

John’s writing appears regularly on many Internet sites. He has been translated into at least ten languages and has been regularly translated into Italian and Spanish. Several of his essays have been published in book collections, including two college texts. He has published a book, The Decline of the American Empire and the Rise of China as a Global Power, published by Constable and Robinson, London. John also writes book reviews.

Apart from his writing since retiring from the oil industry, John has taught university courses in economics, done a good deal of private tutoring, served as a professional newspaper restaurant reviewer (he likes cooking), followed his favorite hobby of photography, and created a popular family of image blogs on the Internet.

John may be reached directly at:  formersouthsideboy@gmail.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:


CHUCKMAN'S PORT STANLEY
    http://chuckmanportstanley.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S MONTREAL
     http://chuckmanmontreal.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S ILES DE LA MADELEINE (MAGDALEN ISLANDS)
     http://chuckmanmagdalenislands.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S GODERICH
CHUCKMAN PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA (SELECTED POSTCARDS AND RESTAURANT ITEMS)
 CHUCKMAN’S PLACES ON WORDPRESS
 CHUCKMAN’S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: TORONTO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA
 CHUCKMAN' S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950s VOL.1/4
 CHUCKMAN’S ROBOTS
 CHUCKMAN’S ART
 CHUCKMAN’S GALLERY OF GROTESQUES
 CHUCKMAN’S CARTOON COMMENTS   
 CHUCKMAN'S MISCELLANEA OF WORDS
CHUCKMAN'S COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD PRESS
CHUCKMAN'S POLITICAL ESSAYS


ME, ROUGHLY: THE DECLINE IS RAPID NOW

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

TOPPS: SPACE (AKA: TARGET MOON) 1958 - SET DESCRIPTION - 88-CARD COMPLETE SET PLUS WRAPPERS AND DISPLAY BOX

This set was published in the wave of reaction to the Soviet Union's putting Sputnik into orbit. Interestingly, everything that happens in the cards after Sputnik appears to be American, although there is the hoisting of the United Nations' flag on Card 36, not as we know what happened with Apollo 11 in 1969. Just as is the case with Bowman's Jets, Rockets, and Spacemen, 1951, there are images here that remain convincing fifty years later - examples include Cards 7, 18, 25, 47, 70, 72, 80, or 84. This set contains no effort at fantasy but represents an attempt to show future steps in space travel. Still there are silly images, as Cards 77 or 82. There are some stunning images here as well as some mediocre ones. There are alo images which appear to have been copied and adapted from the Bowman set - compare Card 74 with Bowman 31, Card 81 with Bowman 104, or Card 85 with Bowman 62.



Thursday, October 18, 2007

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 02 - DOG IN SPUTNIK II - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 03 - LAUNCHING U.S. SATELLITES - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 04 - RECOVERING THE ROCKET - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 05 - SPUTNIK DESCENDING - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 06 - THREE STAGE ROCKET - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 07 - TARGET MOON - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 08 - ROBOT NEARS MOON - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 09 - RADIO TELESCOPE - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 10 - SPACE HEADQUARTERS - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 11 - TESTING A SPACESUIT - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 12 - BRIEFING FOR SPACE FLIGHT - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 13 - SPACE SUIT - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 14 - PREPARING FOR FLIGHT - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 15 - ZERO HOUR - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 16 - STRAPPED DOWN FOR TAKEOFF - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 17 - ROCKET BLASTOFF - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 18 - HEADING FOE OUTER SPACE - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 19 - DIAGRAM OF SPACE SHIP - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 20 - NO GRAVITY!- 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 21 - SPACE CHECKER GAME - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 22 - SPACE'S PRACTICAL JOKES - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 23 - METEOR PERIL- 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 24 - IF METEOR HIT NEW YORK - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 25 - SPACE ACROBAT - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 26 - FLYING PRACTICE - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 27 - FIXING METEOR DAMAGE - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 28 - SUNSET ON THE EARTH - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 29 - 50 MILES TO THE MOON - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 30 - PREPARING TO LAND - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 31 - MOON LANDING - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 32 - ROCKET JET HEAT - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 33 - FIRST MEN ON THE MOON - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 34 - MOON EXPLORERS - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 35 - LUNAR SCOUTING PATROL - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 36 - CONQUEST OF THE MOON - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 37 - HIGH JUMPING ON THE MOON - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 38 - IT'S EASY - ON THE MOON - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 39 - TRAPPED IN METEOR SHOWER - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 40 - LUNAR CRATER - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 41 - FAMED COPERNICUS CRATER - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 42 - MOON HUTS - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 43 - MOON SURVEYING SQUAD - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 44 - MOON MOUNTAIN CLIMBING - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 45 - PHOTOGRAPHING MOON CRATERS - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 46 - COLLECTING MINERALS ON THE MOON - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 47 - LUNAR MISTS - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 48 - LUNAR EXPLOSIONS - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 49 - PALOMAR OBSERVATORY - 1957

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS -TOPPS SPACE (AKA, TARGET MOON) - CARD 50 - ENJOYING EARTHSHINE - 1957