Wednesday, March 04, 2015

As promised: Zombies USA! You can control the simulation and watch the chaos spread.

In Germany, meanwhile, the Wasteland Warriors are ready for whatever happens. (They have a website, too, but it is in limbo at the moment, apparently.)

Literature walks are all the rage. Here’s one example of a London ramble.

And finally, something fun: Canadians are “Spocking” their currency in honor of Leonard Nimoy! It’s not illegal (yet), so I look forward to seeing more examples.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Today is a grab bag of links. For instance, behold this boombox mug. Perfect for Generation X!

There’s a company which specializes in providing customers with a James Bond-like experience. If you’ve ever wanted to be a super-spy, and you have unlimited amounts of money, here’s your chance. This seems a bit like the premise for a horror movie. I’m probably just biased, however, because I think the Sacred Introvert Retreat Tour looks lovely, and that is the polar opposite of the Special Ops Agency getaway.

Hooray for silent films, and the intertitles which always seem a little spooky, but in a good way!

Tomorrow, there will be zombies. Really. Stay tuned.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Even the White House is sad we lost Spock.

Something more cheerful for this Monday: photos taken in a Crayola factory. Nice.

I’ve linked to Sydney’s forensic archives before, but Justine Larbalestier’s Big Idea post reminded me to go look again, and they seem to have added more details to the already fascinating mug shots of the 1920s.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone.

Everyone – absolutely everyone – seems to have a very strong opinion about the color of this dress. It’s pretty entertaining, and interesting in terms of what our eyes tell us vs. what is actual reality. I will delight/horrify readers by telling them what I see: a bluish-gray dress with dirt-brown trim. Since no one in their right mind would make a dress with these colors, I figured it was a white & gold dress in a photo taken with horrible lighting, and the white looked blue the same way snow can look blue in shadow. I can’t see royal blue and jet black…yet, anyway.

From Julie: Ridiculously overdue library books! 

Also from Julie: Princeton University now owns four Shakespeare Folios and six first (printed) editions of the Bible. Wow.

Also also from Julie: The fascinating (and sobering) study of plague graffiti.

From Cassandra: When lawsuit details go online, everyone gets in on the act. 

I’m always interested in what Warren Ellis is doing, and one of his newest projects is Injection, a series by him, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire. Can’t wait to see it.

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Are you a librarian? Do you have style? Check out Librarian Wardrobe! 

Oscar Wilde’s wife Constance died when she was only 40. Now, the family has come to a conclusion about what happened.

If you like languages and maps, then hi, we are friends! And also, you would probably like this collection of 23 charts on the topic. 

Someone has found a way to blame T.S. Eliot for hipsters. They have a good point, actually.

And speaking of hipsters, if you want to send a message which looks beautifully handwritten, but is actually inked by a robot, then Hello Bond is for you. (I am also available for hire for handwriting duties, like addressing cards and such, but I am not nearly as cool as a robot.)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wow, XKCD has been knocking it out of the park lately. Today’s entry shows the ever-moving past and future of movies.

Laughing Squid now has a store! 

Most Americans are sick of ice and snow at this point, but these photos of “Icehenge” in Wisconsin are incredible.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

So, in the 21st century, do you think drone sightings will become the new UFO sightings?

Don’t let David Icke know, but someone ran the Blade Runner tests on some San Francisco politicians, and the replicants may already be among us.