Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday Links

Miss Popularity in the 1970's: 35 Vintage Photos of Prom Queens and Their Groovy Court Via

En Garde! The history of duelling.

Deaf Cat from Hermitage Museum Named Russia's Official World Cup Oracle

The Box of Vacations William, if nothing else, was rather quantitative... a great story Via

The Devens Literacy Test was used in WW1 to measure reading comprehension.

Urban Explorers Scuba Dive Through an Abandoned Submerged Soviet Prison Camp 

Why You Shouldn't Eat a Slug (In Case You Need Reasons)

She shoots, they score : Hutterite women find ways to respect culture, faith while playing hockey. Thanks Bruce!

NPR Music's The Austin 100:  Stream or download 100 great songs by artists performing at SXSW 2018Via 

A Garage Sale Find of Rare Beatles Photos Took a Collector on a Magical Mystery Tour  Via

What's the Filthiest Animal?

The Worst Roommate Ever: “You’ve got your whole life in front of you. You’re pretty, you’ve got this house — well, you don’t have this house anymore.This house is my house.” Via

The Mesmerizing Mundane Objects of Ordinary North Korean Life

Did you overindulge last night? Greasy, Good Foods for the Day After a Night Out

Harold Bloom's Laugh and Delillo's Bronx Accent: On listening to the archival audio of the Writers at Work Interviews in the Morgan Library.

Side-By-Side Photos of Paris and Its Chinese Knockoff Thanks Bruce!

Stephen Hawking Picks the Music (and One Novel) He'd Spend Eternity With: Stream the Playlist Online 

The Uber Impact: Photographer Matthew Joseph examines the impact of Uber around the world 

How to Make Bagpipes Out of a Garbage Bag and Recorders (actually they call it a bagpipe-like instrument).

The Activist Who Uncovered The Russian Troll Factory Named In The Mueller Probe

'DNA bungle' The "phantom of Heilbronn" was described by police as Germany's most dangerous woman. But was she

Music For Sunday Morning

Saturday, March 17, 2018


Shot almost entirely underwater and without words Breathless tells the tale of a synchronized swimmer who is competing to win the championship and her coach’s heart.

Breathless from VGNC on Vimeo.


Creating Crystal Foxes

The vulptex, featured in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, are foxlike creatures with crystal fur who live on the salt planet Crait. They were created using puppetry, animatronics, and CGI. Here's how they were brought to life:

Via Neatorama

Steve Jobs’ 1973 Job Application Sells for $174,000

This job application was submitted to an employer by Steve Jobs in 1973 when he was a young college dropout. It just sold for $174,757 at auction.

I wonder if he got the job. Looking at this lacklustre effort I probably wouldn't have hired him. The next year he got a tech job at Atari. In 1976 Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple and the rest is history.