Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Links 17

For Gord: 27 Short Essays About The Tragically Hip, Plus One Poem

Specsavers seeks to trademark 'should've' catchphrase. This is seriously assholish. Via

Gladiator Maximus Chess (as if the regular board weren't challenging enough) Thx Bruce.

Inside the World's Only Surviving Tattoo Shop For Medieval Pilgrims 

Why Am I So Fat? 

We found out last week that flossing is ineffective but are you ready to do this instead? I'm not.

Internet is awed by pianist’s story of how his uncle was saved by stray cat.

Roger Steffens' The Family Acid photographs were taken mainly in the sixties and seventies and “imagine a different America, one of strange beauty and mystic truth”

One of the questions I frequently get asked by followers of this blog is "Do you know where I can buy a tank?" To which I answer "Yes I do."

The Sandwich That Survived Colonialism and Ate the World 

If you find a shoe in your wall ... please notify the Northampton Museums and Art Gallery.

The Detectives Who Never Forget a Face . London’s new squad of “super-recognizers” could inspire a revolution in policing.

49 Italian Villages That Should Be On Your Bucket List. I can cross off these two: Cefalu and Asolo. Just 47 more to go.

What Ancient Latin Sounded Like, And How We Know It

Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom Murdered 

Advice For First Dates

How My Mother’s Accordion Led to a Chance Encounter in Mao’s China

Why The Futurist Cookbook Was the First Lifestyle Blog 

Kobayashi Kiyochika’s Cartoons of the Russo-Japanese War (1904–5)

How to Build a Floral Bouquet 

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