Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Who really killed Jimmy Hoffa? It’s still a topic of discussion.

Creating an alternate identity on Twitter can lead to all sorts of self-discoveries. 

The Library Time Machine has a wonderful post on paintings, houses of mystery, library findings, and so much more.

From the Public Domain Review: Behold Francois de Nome’s ruins of imaginary places!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Hello and happy Monday!

I just finished a book about the Cartier family and jewelry business, and it was fascinating, both from artsy and genealogical perspectives.

Why do we love how-to videos? Well, there’s a plethora of reasons.

The Chapel of Sound, currently being constructed in Beijing, is an amazing structure which looks like layered rock.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Hooray for Friday!

From Holly: “Here's some comic relief that looks suspiciously a lot like stuff we'd do on a mix tape.” It’s true! It’s every episode of the Muppet Show…distilled down to one second each. Brilliant.

From Zazoo: The documentary on Michael Hutchence is finally out, and looks great.

From Bunny: “Here's a link for Folderol for ya :You can now explore every MoMA exhibit since 1929 online.”

From Cassandra: Resistance is futile! 

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

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Most of you know the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. But now, Berkeley has an exhibit showing the Six Degrees of Mark Twain! 

Interacting with a corporate chatbot can be…frustrating. Apparently this bot’s days are numbered. 

Speaking of numbers...The Numbers is a website all about movies. One neat feature is this ever-updating release schedule for the year and beyond!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Freethought Trail is a very cool website which tracks the various social reform movements in New York during the 1840s and 1850s. There were a lot of different groups, ranging from the wacky to the profound, and this is a great way to learn about them.

Looking for the right word in one or more European languages? Try this handy European translator! (Found via Strange Maps.)

Have you ever heard voices? Good news, you’re not going mad. Probably, anyway. (I’ve heard my name called once or twice. It’s disorienting, to say the least.)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Happy Friday!

The Women’s March is tomorrow, with hundreds of “sister marches” happening worldwide. The organization behind the march has had some issues, but they’re trying to regain their footing.

On the heels of yesterday’s link to reading challenges, my hometown library is having a Winter Checkout Challenge! Even if you’re not local, you can peruse the challenge list and make up your own if you like.

From Cassandra: First generation university students are more likely to experience imposter syndrome. Makes sense.

Also from Cassandra: What did Cincinnatians of the past predict for the Cincinnati of the future? Some weren’t that far off!

Have a safe and spiffy long weekend, everyone. We’re taking Monday off and will be back next week.