Sunday, February 04, 2018

Sunday Links

Photograph by NightmareAkin on reddit

Natural Extension  (above) a beam of light shines perfectly on Edward Hopper’s famous painting, Nighthawks, extending the scene beyond the frame and into the real world.

When to Splurge on Bubbles Sometimes drinking the expensive stuff is just a waste of money.

Watch the Met Opera Stage a Sea of Blood

Lady driver the story of the world's most widely travelled girl.

The Story Behind the Chicago Newspaper That Bought a Bar Journalists will go far for a story and they’ll go far for a drink—but would they buy a bar?

The Top 8 Fictional Towns You Definitely Wish You Could Visit (or Move to)

The Film the NFL Doesn’t Want You to See 281 concussions (a record) from this NFL season, in one film.

The Court Case That Killed the ‘Ladies Menu’

Inside the Amazon Spheres: It’s a conservatory and an office space—and symbolic of Amazon’s influence on Seattle.

The history of private Pullman train cars Did you know that Amtrak still supports attaching a private car to the end of a commercial train? Just charter a car, find a train to attach to, and you can experience old time luxury train travel. I want to do this! Who's in?

Doing the Cocktail Twist Do the different ways of using citrus peel to garnish cocktails produce different tastes?

The Goat Tower - A Caprine Condominium

The Victorian Fashion in Bustle Baskets for Cats “As the basket was padded and lined with satin, and bedizened with fringe and ribbons, pussy did not object to being a prisoner therein, and to being placed on the lady’s bustle as a pack.”

How To Talk Trump  A short guide to speaking the president’s dialect

Gallery removes naked nymphs painting to 'prompt conversation' 

Obsessively good avocado cucumber salad I am smitten by this salad and have it at least twice a week. I thought you might like it too.

NestWatch: Need help placing your boxes? You’ve come to the right place!

Wire bridge at New Portland, Maine Thanks Bruce!

Virginia Woolf's Monk House Photo Album Harvard has digitized Virginia Woolf's Monk House photo album. See it here.

Quincy Jones Has a Story About That  Frank Sinatra. Michael Jackson. Ray Charles. Malcolm X. Elon Musk. Truman Capote. Buzz Aldrin. Prince. Tupac. Even Leni Riefenstahl. Quincy Jones has run with them all. Chris Heath stays up late with the 84-year-old music legend who has a tale to go with every famous name.

A holiday for you and 44 of your closest friends? 13 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, 10 Very Private...  Thanks Bruce

Meatball mania: the top 10 Ikea products of all time – rated 

Hawaii, Islands of Strangeness and Charm Welcome to the dark side to paradise.

Letter of Recommendation: Rodney Dangerfield Can there be sweeter revenge for all those years of getting no respect than achieving quantifiable perfection?

Mistreated: "They wanted us to dress like the white people, eat like the white people. We were savages to them." When I read this piece I was reminded of my own brief stay in an aboriginal hospital.

Mapping the Journeys of Syria’s Artists What happens when a culture disperses?


Cyn X said...

another lovely collection of links. ty!

The Nag said...

We aim to please, glad you liked them.

xoxoxoBruce said...

That interview with Quincy Jones is amazing. It made start to rethink some of my views on life.