Monday, October 21, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Happy Friday!

Via NYC Urban Legends: Beware of wolves after dark, lest you end up honored by the Ed Koch Wolf Foundation Memorial. (This is all around great.) 

From Cassandra: What does it mean to be “resilient,” anyway? 

Via Tedium: Do we need a registry for historic internet sites? 

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

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Rest in peace, Representative Cummings. 

The search for answers about Amelia Earhart goes on. The latest attempt is using DNA testing. 

The Internet Archive is here to save the day with 2500 MS-DOS games available! 

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year award features a marmot! MC Marmot is quite pleased, but hopes this was all a dramatic show put on for the humans by a savvy fox-marmot combo, and that the marmot was not harmed. (Many thanks to Satori, and to others who sent us this story.)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

I was looking for spooky links, and I found a goldmine. Behold, the Countdown to Halloween! Dozens of websites are taking part this year. Have at it!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hello! This looks like it’s going to be a very busy week, and therefore Folderol may be even more of a grab bag than usual. Consider yourself warned!

John Scalzi is known not only for his sci-fi books, but also his bizarre burrito creations. Fortunately, Hothead Burritos has created a nutritional guide for these sorts of culinary escapades! 

If you’re still casting about for some Halloween costume ideas, the neural net is here to help. Cleopatra on vacation! Ghost in a packet of potato chips! Vampire in a hot tub! ROBO-ACCIDENT! 

For the futurists: check out the Carbon Ruins Project and its ongoing exhibition.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Happy Monday!

I just discovered My Modern Met, which has amazing posts like this one on Hong Kong’s “vertical graveyards.” 

For the more musically inclined, there’s Synth Evolution, which goes into intricate detail on the machines behind the music.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Happy Friday!

In my corner of the world, all the local news is about BLINK, a weekend-long art installation. It started with a parade last night and keeps going, with music and art galore, even on the bridges. 

From Zazoo: Arcadia Earth, a sort of Meow Wolf that’s environmentally themed and in NYC until January!

From Julie: Wine therapy in the Middle Ages. It’s just as useful today, I expect.

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