Sunday, August 01, 2021

Professional Scapegoats

 

Bin Chicken

 From the city's rooftops the bin chicken has spotted something. Bins.

 

Music For Sunday Morning

 

Sunday Links


The day will come when the Joybells will ring again, by Anna Katrina Zinkeisen, 1944 10 London Transport posters of the Second World War  (Above via Everlasting Blort)

Why horses used to wear bonnets, caps and peaked straw hats 

North America, you're doing it wrong. Stroads (via FB pal Hal)


What Do They Talk About? was published by the Geographical Magazine in 1951.
It is a pictorial map of the UK that depicts local buildings, landmarks and industries and text labels which highlight popular local topics of conversation.

The Song in Her Heart "If you’re going to suffer, sing about it. This is what Mexican rancheras have taught me. And no one respected this philosophy more than Chavela Vargas." Lovely.

Molyneux's problem is an interesting 1689 thought experiment.

You can now Stay Overnight at the Palace of Versailles (At $2000US per night you might have to be royalty to afford it.)

Find the 12 differences I loved this type of puzzle when I was a child. Still do.

Jack White is best known as a musician but he does a lot of other interesting stuff as well. He has now launched a multimedia website that highlights his art and design work. (I visited Third Man Records a few years ago when I was in Detroit and was mighty impressed.)

There are days when I wish my overgrown garden looked more like this Artful Gravel Garden in Antwerp 


People will think you stole these purses by Rommydebommy from the meat aisle at the supermarket. (via Everlasting Blort)

A taxidermy hoax: The  Hydra and Linnaeus

DIY AI Smart Nose, an artificial nose that can smell virtually anything you teach it to recognize!

Dennis Severs' House recreates his eccentric tours with newly discovered tapes I took a silent tour of this house a few years ago and it remains one of my favourite London activities. I'd really like to tour it again guided by these tapes.



Discover The Furthest City On Earth From Wherever You Live. Search any world city with a population of over 100k. The furthest city from me happens to be Melbourne, Australia where my older son lives. (via Swiss Miss)


The Prisoners Who Fight California Wildfires are working at the most difficult and dangerous job in California right now. They are paid $2 to $5 a day in camp and an additional $1 to $2 an hour when they’re on a fire line. 


 Accessing the nasopharynx This makes me cringe.

The Everyday Projects is a global community of visual storytellers that uses photography to challenge stereotypes that distort our understanding of the world. 

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Are You Allowed to Criticize Simone Biles?

Conservative pundits have called the gymnast  a ‘quitter’ and ‘selfish sociopath’ who had brought ‘shame on her country.’What right have they got to be doing this?

Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright House For Sale



The Samuel & Harriet Freeman House by Frank Lloyd Wright (1923-25) with additions and furniture by Rudolf Schindler is on the market for $4,250,000. The Los Angeles property is one of just six textile block houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, three of which are in the Hollywood Hills.
This is one of "Wright's twenty most important houses . . .the missing link between two World Heritage sites: Taliesin and Fallingwater. - Architectural historian Kathryn Smith