Tuesday, April 27, 2021

 Programming note! We're taking a few days off, so Folderol will be erratic until next week. 

Now that we have that out of the way, on to the links!

A terrifying animal lurking in the trees of Krakow turns out to be...a croissant. Gotta watch out for those baked goods.

From Cassandra: Creepy places in northern Kentucky! A few of these are new to me. We're planning a local roadtrip.

Have a spiffy week/weekend, everyone! See you soon.

Monday, April 26, 2021

 Happy Monday!

Here's one pandemic-related story that's fun and positive: a joke post a year ago resulted in hundreds of people named Josh meeting up over the weekend to fight with pool noodles. The "ultimate Josh" is a four-year-old, who was absolutely delighted with the win.  (Points to the bystander who made a "Go Josh!" sign.)

Coming soon to the Cincinnati Art Museum: an exhibit dedicated to the Monuments Men and the art they saved! 

Many of us remember "Goodbye Horses" by Q Lazzarus. But who was the singer? Finding the answer results in some unexpected places, like the Hasidic community of New Square, New York.

Friday, April 23, 2021

 Hello and happy Friday! Many thanks to Zazoo and Cassandra, who bring you this week's Links from Others.

From Zazoo: The Mermaid Parade will be held in person this year. Slowly, NYC is coming back to life!

Also from Zazoo: Mulder and Scully reunited, for a photo at least.

From Cassandra: A gorgeous poem in honor of National Poetry Month.

Also from Cassandra: Wonderlust Travel! Check out the places to visit in 2021, provided all goes well.

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

Thursday, April 22, 2021

 Today we have a few links from others, just for fun, and an update on an old link!

From Zazoo: Ezra Furman comes out as a transgender woman and mom. All love and strength to her! This Body Was Made, indeed.

From Cassandra: Spiders and their cognitive abilities still confound and fascinate.

GeoGuessr, which we linked to long ago, has been updated and now has features like a Battle Royale (you need a pro account, but I'm eager to see some people try this) and a "guess the country" streak game, which you can play free once a day. I tried it and failed right off the bat, guessing Slovenia instead of Slovakia. (I am shaky on eastern European countries post-USSR breakup.)

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Accountability for police and for European football leagues? It's a banner day. Let's all take a deep breath and relax for a few moments, before getting back to work! More soon.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

 Today, we have questions!

Via Laughing Squid: How did silent movies handle special effects?

Who was Harriet Cole

Who are all the baseball players (and everyone else) in this photo?

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: Lofi.cafe 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.