Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Friday, everyone! On to the links from others. Many thanks to everyone who sent in stuff!

From Julie in the UK, sending in links from under the Eyjafjallajoekull ash cloud of doom: the Library of Congress will archive Twitter posts, and the Shroud of Turin is reexamined as it goes back on public display.

From Cassandra: The "Pompidou-Metz" is getting ready to open in Lorraine; requiring tests for kindergarten may be even more ridiculous than it sounds; and a really interesting article posits that capitalism and environmentalism are mutually exclusive concepts.

From Satori: Behold, the Hellbender returns! (It is not a supernatural being, but a salamander.)

From Bunny: The Space 1970 weblog is pure nostalgic joy for anyone who grew up in the '70s and '80s and watched sci-fi shows.

Final reminder: the drawing for the Ghosts of Manhattan book will take place tonight around 6 pm Eastern Standard Time! If all goes well, the drawing will be filmed and posted over at Steampunk Empire (and possibly on Facebook/Google Buzz, depending). Have a spiffy weekend, everyone! See you Monday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Shroud of Turin looks like it was shrouding an orangutan. Does the face not look like an orangutan? Could change history, eh? We could get a grant to study that theory! Let's do it. (teehee)

RE: Tests for tots
So much is ridiculous. Poor humans. We try, but we fail. Miserably.

RE: Sci fi
Logan's Run. Planet of the Apes. The Black Hole. I'm tellin' ya, it does not get any better than that! Ok, well, maybe it does, but those are really good movies, considering the lack of $$ and technology.

Why can't it be 4:30 right this minute?