Sunday, September 04, 2016

Sunday Links 19

A Recently Recovered Record of Things That Dying Women Said Hundreds of Years Ago 

Was Jimi Hendrix responsible for parakeets in England?

Twilight of the Four Seasons  The final days and nights of the most important restaurant of the twentieth century

I've posted a lot of Bompas and Parr projects over the years (anti-aging gin, breathable cocktails, a gherkin chandelier, a jello robot, and a grow-your-own tiara). Here's a piece on how they've Made a Career from Throwing Outrageous Dinners.

Every Building in Baghdad. things magazine

10 of the best foodie retreats in rural France 

Beauty Marks: On Pre-Raphaelite Muse Jane Morris

How Do Mathematicians Cut Cake? What's the best way to cut a cake? Unless you're a professional wedding planner, you probably haven't given the question much thought.

Caitlin Moran takes New York . Hot-dog carts, the fountain from Friends and Robert De Niro sitting at the bar — Caitlin Moran and her family go mad for Manhattan. Funny as you might expect.

How to Spot Bullshit: A Primer by Princeton Philosopher Harry Frankfurt 

“The more sensitive among us are aware of the ludicrous aspects of sitting on chairs—impaled on four toothpicks, as it were, or, draped limp like an oyster, over what resembles an outsized half shell.” Sitting Up: A Brief History of Chairs Thanks Bruce!

 Its authorship mistakenly attributed to its copy editor and issued in a single edition of five hundred by a suburban publisher of quickie romances, the posthumous memoirs of the celebrated French poet Jean Arthur Rimbaud (1854–1933) must count among the more obscure byways of literary marginalia.

Schooling the World takes a challenging look at the effects of modern education on the world's last sustainable indigenous cultures. The film makers have made the whole film available.

Top 10 best ferry rides worldwide. I snored my way from Calabria to Sicily in a sleeping compartment on a train car and didn't see a thing.

Can We Save Venice Before It’s Too Late?: A rapacious tourist monoculture threatens Venice’s existence, decimating the historic city and turning the Queen of the Adriatic into a Disneyfied shopping mall.

Is there more hair in your drain than on your head? You might want the TubShroom.

The Original Underclass Poor white Americans’ current crisis shouldn’t have caught the rest of the country as off guard as it has. Thanks Bruce!

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