Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Well, today is fairly depressing all around, isn’t it?

 Digg has the full transcript of the Ferguson grand jury case.

On a literally brighter note, Repurpose Schoolbags are solar backpacks designed for kids in remote regions.

Monday, November 24, 2014

I somehow completely missed the news that poetry brothels had become a thing. Here’s New York’s version. 

In what could be related news, here’s an infographic on the aroma of books.

We still don’t have jetpacks, but we might have floating cities in the near future!

Gaudi’s La Sagrada Família won’t be finished until the 2020s, but it’s amazing as it is right now and worth a visit.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Friday! Thanks to everyone who sent in links!

From Cassandra: spooky books for kids.

Also from Cassandra: a story of doing the right thing in this crazy world.

From Jack: an ancient Egyptian handbook of spells! 

From Zazoo: Scooby Doo loses the plot a bit with Daphne's so-called nightmare.

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

Thursday, November 20, 2014


It's another busy Thursday here. This will calm down a bit after Thanksgiving. In the meantime, consider Bill Lucey's Thanksgiving-themed tips for journalists, and we'll be back tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If you have a spare day or so, you could spend it perusing the World Religions Tree. It’s not complete, but wow, is it ever detailed.

Also incomplete: The World that’s being constructed in Dubai. Hey, world-creating is hard work.

Scouting NY is having a birthday, and true New Yorkers can get this great sticker/magnet to prove how hardcore they are.

The Masque of the Red Death: horror, yes. Sci-fi…well, sort of. Musical…??? Behold, the combination of all three concepts!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gather round and listen to the story of an international con man who swindled people in the name of…margarine? It’s true!

But wait, there’s more! Watch the incredible Edith Margaret Garrud demonstrate her martial arts technique on would-be attackers. She also offered what became known as “suffrajitsu” training for suffragettes!

And finally, for those who love steam and don’t care much for people, I recommend The Moon and the Sledgehammer, a documentary on a British family who worked on machinery in the wilderness. It’s fascinating.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Okay, it’s Monday, and here is a quick summary of the (currently) important things in life.

1. It is snowing here. See, here’s photographic proof.

2. The Union in Athens burned over the weekend. This is very big and sad news. Many thanks to Jack, who linked this post on why it matters. 

3. Here are some sounds from space. The Philae has gone dark, but you can imagine some noises from it, too.

4. Existential Muppets will get us through all this, I hope.