Monday, April 19, 2021

 Welcome to another week!

I have a weakness for art referencing night and trees. So Hasui Kawase's woodcuts are right in my wheelhouse, so to speak.

Remember Dubai's planned world islands? One person went to see them. After that, they went to visit an abandoned village made up of Disneyesque castles. It's true!

And lastly, for everything else, there's the Museum of Everything Else.

Friday, April 16, 2021

 Happy Friday!

From Satori: Scientists turned spider web designs into music. It's very cool and spooky.

Also from Satori: Check out this amazing secret society in Brooklyn, which has Underground Railroad origins.

From various places: has great soundtracks for working/sleeping/studying. I'm listening to one right now!

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

Thursday, April 15, 2021

This just in: getting back into the groove after March Mammal Madness is hard! However, on a slightly related note, Folderol turns 21 sometime this month, and can now legally drink and do whatever else it feels like. Yikes. Thanks for going along on this blogging trip extraordinaire with me! 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

 Today’s burning question: Why is Kermit the Frog called Gustavo in Spain? It looks like he’s called some variant of Kermit nearly everywhere else. 

The UFO researchers known as MUFON have set up shop in my hometown! 

Some ghostly sightings are fascinating and unexplainable. Others…not so much. Here are the “worst ghosts” of previous years!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 Today's Google Doodle honors the Metropolitan Museum of Art! This place is amazing and everyone should try to visit it at least once. And the next Met Gala will be a two-part event!

The Public Domain Review has been a wonderful resource, especially during the last year, and now they're releasing a book! 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Happy Monday. Would you like to hear about state birds for over 20 minutes? Then you're in luck! This video also goes into some detail about how even birds can get politicized in Florida. (You also get to see the Florida scrub jay in the wild. It's pretty!)

Friday, April 09, 2021

Happy Friday!

Some somber news out of England, where Prince Philip has died.

Some lighthearted news to follow up yesterday's local monkeys post: they're now on Twitter. 

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

Thursday, April 08, 2021

 Some quick Thursday links:

- Come for the local news report on monkey sightings, stay for the reference to Odysseus!  (Many thanks to Holly for sending this!)

- I sent this to my fellow Gen Xers yesterday and we've been having a lot of fun comparing the two: Brood X or Gen X? The similarities are...rather striking.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

 Still getting caught up, but here are two fun links:

1. The cicada invasion is coming, and you can help document the chaos via Cicada Safari if you're in the area!

2. Want to see a jazz musician cook old recipes on TikTok (very quickly and loudly)? You're in luck! (This is my only TikTok follow so far. I'm easing into this newfangled technology, get off my lawn, etc etc.)

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

 Hola! Still getting caught up with everything. Back soon.

Monday, April 05, 2021

Hello and happy Monday! Here are some links from the backlog.

Behold, Arabic coins in Rhode Island, possibly solving a pirate mystery!

Behold, an ancient spider god, possibly striking fear in the hearts of arachnophobes!

From Satori: Old Ireland in Color, a new book and photo project with colorized photographs. I am usually sort of meh on colorization, but these are fantastic.

Via Bill Lucey: Ken Burns is working on another documentary - this one on Ernest Hemingway.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

 Happy April, all! Here's the recap of last night's championship.

We are now off to get caught up on sleep! See you next week for more regular posting.