Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sunday Links

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High-Design Pies 

Everything you need to know to saber a Champagne

Shopping List for Champagne 

Hatebeak  is a death metal band fronted by a Congo African grey parrot.  They never tour so as to not torture the bird. Listen to one of their tunes

The Cat In The Hat Songbook

Abandoned castles around the world

The Best Bad Restaurant Reviews of 2017 

The World's Best Airlines for Economy Class travel | 2017

I could live here: Castle Combe: a picturesque medieval village in England

The architectural mastery of Ethiopia’s ancient Lalibela and St. Mary of Zion churches 

18 Recipes to Kick off your Post-Holiday Reset  I made the Quick Vegan Enchiladas with Sweet Potato Sauce and thought it was pretty good.

The True Story of Mrs. Alford’s Nitroglycerin Factory

Rich Industrial Style Unites Jewel Colours with Exposed Brick Walls Gorgeous! Via

Montreal’s Mount Royal Park gets some ‘windswept’ cabins

James Bond’s Martinis 

Words (and Phrases) that Will Show Your Age 

Murder for the Holidays: The slaying at Sandringham

Best of CH 2017: Cocktails I'm a bourbon on the rocks gal. Most of these concoctions seem unnecessarily complex to me.

Download Free Pop Art Posters Celebrate Pioneering Women Scientists

Freedom for the World’s Most Famous Hostages Came at a Heavy Price Long after the #BringBackOurGirls campaign faded, Nigeria paid a secret ransom of €3 million to free some of the kidnapped schoolgirls. Via

Operation Vegetarian: The British Plan to Cover Germany with Anthrax

What Do You Call a World That Can’t Learn From Itself? It is not even a baby. It is something more like an old man, on the edge of darkness.

On the occasion of Criterion’s release of their edition of Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 costume drama, Barry LyndonTodd Alcott decided to sit down and try to tackle this most perplexing and misunderstood of Kubrick’s movies. You'll find Parts 2-9 in the blog's sidebar. Via

A Rare Look Inside the Library at Grey Gardens

St Helena: How to fly into the 'world's most useless airport' Don't read this if you're afraid of flying.

The science myths that will not die  Thanks Bruce!

How the Animal Menagerie of Versailles Changed 17th-Century Art

So Long, Juke Box Jimmy 


1 comment:

Cyn X said...

ty. nice long read on a very cold New Year's Eve. :)