Thursday, December 23, 2021

 Today, a link from Zazoo: The story behind the cult classic "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses!  

Have a safe and spiffy holiday, everyone. See you soon. (We may post next week, but if not, we'll see you in 2022!)

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! Here are a few links talking about Yule and/or the solstice, and how it's a good time to appreciate the dark and quiet, then move toward the light. If you're not into woo at all, fear not - there's also a meteor shower going on that you can watch.

Monday, December 20, 2021

 Hello and happy Monday! Here's a grab bag of links.

- What will the next toy fad be? Janelle Shane's AI is here to help predict the future. (Spoiler: the AI is not very good at predicting future toy fads.)

Tilda Swinton as various libraries! Two great things that look great together!

- Various maps, some animated, showing historic events.

Friday, December 17, 2021

 Happy Friday, all! Here are a few catch-up links focused on NYC.

Jonsi of Sigur Ros has an art/sound installation in Manhattan called Obsidian that is super interesting.

Also interesting is the Commandant's House on Vinegar Hill in Brooklyn, overlooking the East River! It's privately owned these days, but you can see what the interior looked like in the early 1900s.

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

Thursday, December 16, 2021

 For those of you worried about Santa and his North Pole friends, fear not: worker safety is being addressed, and NORAD will track his progress next week. (If you don't want to wait that long, Google is featuring a month-long website about all the arctic antics.)

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

 Greetings! It's been a weird year, hasn't it? Why not embrace the oddness by exploring the Weird Walk website and/or podcast? Folk horror, psychogeography, and more, all waiting to be found!

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

 It's time once again for the end-of-year reports, and Bill Lucey has taken a look at the biggest news stories of 2021. Lots of links to explore!

In more local news, a recent question about Sears kit homes led to discovering a wonderful weblog about the homes in Ohio and surrounding states, with a wealth of information about the Sears homes and where to see them.

Monday, December 13, 2021

 Hi there. We are fine and safe up here in the northern part of my state, but the western part has been hit hard. If you'd like to help out, here's a roundup of relief funds and places to donate for the tornado victims. Thanks. Regular posts resume this week!