Friday, November 17, 2017

Hi all. My father-in-law died, so we've been away, making arrangements and getting everything (and everyone) together. We'll be back on Monday for a short of week of posts before Thanksgiving. Have a safe and spiffy weekend, everyone.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Hello! We're still here, just super busy and handling some family stuff. However, never fear, Zazoo is here with some links to end our week!

The "Me Too" movement has a hairstyle, thanks to the amazing Laetitia Ky.

Have you seen those giant mirrors in New York apartments (or anywhere else, for that matter)? They're often called pier mirrors, and they make a place look enormous and filled with light!

Have a safe and spiffy weekend, everyone. See you soon.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Today, we look to the stars!

EDEN-ISS is producing space food! Well, food in space, anyway.

Carrie Fisher suggested that space jewelry would be important in the Star Wars galaxy, and I’m amazed they didn’t think of this sooner.

Thanks to the Mysterious Package Company, I have discovered the nocturlabe, which is all kinds of complicated coolness.

And finally, this is not about outer space, just being spacy: Reddit has a hilarious thread about the stupid things we do while our brains are on auto-pilot.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Monday, November 06, 2017

Happy Monday. This is a rather uncertain week at Spooky Librarians HQ, so the links will be similarly scattered.

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, or if you just like medieval cities, this Medieval Fantasy City Generator is all sorts of fun.

China’s Music Bureau was founded in 120 BC. It was rather short-lived, but the history and concept is fascinating.

Libraries damaged by Hurricane Irma could use your help. As an example of what they can do in return, some libraries lend out protest banners!

Friday, November 03, 2017

Happy Friday. It’s the end of a rather bonkers week and I don’t have many links, but here we go! 

From Zazoo: A badger wanders into someone’s house and tries on the lifestyle of the family cat. 

From Dorian Cope: On this day, Olympe de Gouges died. She’s a woman who should get more attention than she does. (This applies to both Dorian and Olympe!)

Have a safe and spiffy weekend (and Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night). See you next week.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Happy Day of the Dead! Here are some fantastic photos.

Good news, everyone: Borderlands Books will have a permanent home in San Francisco. 

Weird news, everyone: There are mysterious “voids” in the Great Pyramid of Giza. (Alien spacecraft hangar? Grain storage?)

Literary fun, everyone: Behold, Literary Tea, with scores of blends designed and named after authors!