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Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday links

Father's Day lessons from Walter White, Don Draper and Tywin Lannister.

No Sex Jokes Please, French Government Advises Travelers to U.S.

Whatever is dreamed on this night, will come to pass; the summer solstice is on Sunday, June 21. Here's the view from Stonehenge.

ICYMI, Thursday's links are here, and include the cost of building a Jurassic Park, Disney Princess softball team, the 200th anniversary of Waterloo (with a Lego re-enactment of the battle), and a gallery of lesser-known monsters.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday links

These photos of a Disney Princess–inspired girls’ softball team will make your day.

Today is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo: history, links, and video (including a documentary and a Lego re-enactment).

The Ravenna, the Manticora and more: 11 Somewhat Lesser-Known Monsters.

Soviet list developed for “the purpose of intensifying control over the activities of discoteques.” accuses 38 rock bands with crimes.

ICYMI, Tuesday's links are here, and include dogs shaved into cubes, deep-fried Slim Fast bars, a 1952 guide to spaghetti-eating etiquette, and what it's like to be declared dead by the government.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Video - Which Is Nerdier: Star Wars Or Star Trek?

May the force help you live long and prosper.

Tuesday links

Dog cubes: dogs shaved into cubes.

London Underground by drone: time-lapse footage captured on foot and via a drone flying through 26 miles of underground railway tunnels beneath London.

Ulysses fan, or just a fan of hanging out in an Irish pub? Today is Bloomsday - favorite quote from Joyce's obscenity trial:
“[i]n respect of the recurrent emergence of the theme of sex in the minds of [Joyce's] characters, it must always be remembered that his locale was Celtic and his season Spring.”
What It’s Like to Be Declared Dead by the Government.

ICYMI, Monday's links are here, and include what determines “party cloudy” vs. “mostly sunny”? (and related weather terms explained), a supercut of the late Sir Christopher Lee's death scenes, 1970s' Men’s fashion ads, the fake neighborhood that covered a WWII B-17 plant, and lots of Magna Carta stuff.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Dog cubes: dogs shaved into cubes.

Shaving Dogs Into Cubes Is (apparently) A New Japanese Craze.

Monday links

800 years ago today, Magna Carta was signed: history, quotes, Monty Python's explanation and the Horrible Histories song version. Related: The Field Where Liberty Was Sown, on re-learning that lesson.

What Determines “Party Cloudy” vs. “Mostly Sunny”? (And Other Weather Terms Explained).

Sir Christopher Lee (aka Saruman  and Dracula, among many others) died last week: here’s a supercut of his death scenes.

1970s Men’s Fashion Ads You Won’t Be Able To Unsee. This is an open list, so you can add your own.

Synthetic Street USA was a fake, part of the camouflage that covered the B17 Bomber factory in Seattle during WWII.

ICYMI, Friday's links are here, and include the surprisingly interesting history of air conditioning, some killer animal-plant mash-ups, 18 awesome things invented by mistake, my favorite Father's Day story, and some extremely muscular dogs.