Friday, September 04, 2015

Happy Friday! And happy long weekend to those of us in the U.S.!

XKCD invites you to take a random survey. It’s pretty fun, actually.

From a co-worker: Old Maps Online goes back to the 15th century, and is all sorts of interesting.

From Cassandra: Are trigger warnings a problem for college students?

Also from Cassandra: The Blood Moon is coming and the world is going to end later this month! (Um, trigger warning, I guess, if you’re frightened of the end of the world, or of the moon?)

From Julie: Creepy lullabies! Julie says, “Guaranteed to help keep children awake!”

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a creepy lullaby to add. A a little girl my dad always sang this little ditty to me:

Have you ever thought when a hearse went by that you might be the next to die?
They wrap you up in a big white sheet and throw you in a hole about 6 feet deep.
And everything's fine, for about a week, but then the coffin begins to leak.
The worms crawl in
The worms crawl out
The bugs play pinochle on your snout...

Ok. But, I was only 3, 4, and 5 when he sang me lullabies. I didn't know what a hearse was. I thought he was mispronouncing the word horse. I lived in a rural area, there were lots of horses! I wondered constantly, "Why do horses cause death? I envisioned a horse drawn carriage traveling down city street and people on sidewalks collapsing in mass. Or a horse whinnying causing the death of anyone near it. It never made sense to me. It motivated me to keep my distance from horses! Good times. ; )