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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday links

Today is President James Garfield's birthday. When he was shot, Alexander Graham Bell showed up with a metal detector to try to locate the bullet. Related, The Gettysburg Address was seven score and twelve years ago, and Pennsylvania newspaper prints retraction (written in the style of the Gettysburg Address) for 1863 article calling Gettysburg address "silly remarks".

Father borrows Go-Pro, holds it backwards and Accidentally Records Entire Vacation the Wrong Way as One Long Selfie.

Defenestration supercut: movie characters driving, falling, jumping and being thrown through glass windows.

The Strangely Successful History of People Mailing Themselves in Boxes.

ICYMI, Monday's links are here, and include a 1968 memo to Gene Roddenberry about William Shatner's disappearing wigs from the Star Trek set (plus a Monty Python/Star Trek mashup), photos of the Rolling Stones as kids, and a boat trip through the Paris Sewer.

1 comment:

  1. is a song about mailing yourself in a box.