Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everyone! If you're home (and who isn't these days) and want to experiment with some baking and/or cooking, the Cincinnati Public Library has a great post featuring links to vintage cookbooks. It being Cincinnati, there's a lot of German-influenced dishes, like pfeffernusse!

Have a safe and spiffy week and weekend, everyone. See you next week.

Friday, November 20, 2020

 Happy Friday! Or happy Frida Day, as we've taken to calling it around here after a typo I made in email a few weeks ago.

From Reddit: A calendar of baseball players' birthdays. See who you share a birthday with!

Have a safe and spiffy weekend, everyone. We're off next Monday, which is part of a shortened week anyway, so posts may be a bit erratic through the end of the month. See you soon!  

Thursday, November 19, 2020


Hello and welcome to yet another busy Thursday. In place of links, here's another fun video. Enjoy! Back  soon.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Greetings! News from Cassandra: If the weather cooperates, you can see every planet in the solar system this week. Keep watching the skies.

Down on Earth, it's the end of an era, as a well-loved map company shuts its doors.

For a completely random link, here are 30 unique beds around the world. Right now, I'm leaning toward the ones with the built in desk capabilities.

And finally, here's an OK Go video that I had not seen before, even though it came out years ago. I think everyone could use a bit of fun and whimsy these days. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

 Are you old enough to remember Usenet? (Are you old enough to miss Usenet?) Good news - early posts have now been archived at the Usenet Archives! It's not complete, but it's a start. (There are no posts from alt.gothic; I checked.)

Steampunk is still alive and well and the Steampunk Explorer even has a weekly news digest!

If you're in Kent, or just wish you were in Kent these days, there are online maps which can guide you through the world of various Dickens characters.

Monday, November 16, 2020

 Happy Monday! And happy belated Diwali.

Here's an update on the auction of the Rudolph and Santa figures - they were very popular!

Here's a list of offbeat museums around the world. One day, we'll hopefully be able to travel again...

Here's an updated "which fictional character are you most like?" quiz. Evidently I am most like Vanya from The Umbrella Academy. Others in the top ten were Bella from Twilight and Elliot from Mr. Robot. Wow. I guess what I'm saying here is watch out, I'm a ticking time bomb, apparently!