Sunday Links

Some Colours Returning, 2020 - Kate Waters

It Takes One To Know One is an exhibition of photorealistic works by Canadian painter Kate Waters that captures everyday people going about their everyday lives. (Image above)

From Ablative Heat (Reentry) Shield to Zero-Time Jail: A dictionary of science fiction inventions (Via Memo Of The Air)

Nap whenever, wherever 

Flowers For Sick People is a lovely multimedia art and health project by California artist Tucker Nicholls. He will mail a small flower painting on your behalf to a loved one in need. 

The House Mill of 1776 at Bromley by Bow is the largest tidal mill in the world and the only remaining mill at Three Mill Island on the River Lea. 

A podcast about Spite Houses  (Via FB pal Hal)

Edith Sitwell’s gossipy address book found:  Cat torturers' names withheld

Hiding Images in Plain Sight A Magic Window that produces a 3D hologram.

Martha Gunn and the Dippers

Hopes and prayers: Best saint to implore to intercede against Covid on your behalf (via Perfect for Roquefort Cheese)

Attacked by two sharks at once  ‘That second shark ended up saving my life.’

What is the most dangerous food?

A (rather long) video of intrigue and drama, set against grand Africa and its wildlife: The Queen Of Trees (Thanks Bruce!)

We know Elvis Presley as the King Of Rock and Roll. In Friedberg, Germany he is the  King of the Intersection.

Animals in Daguerreotypes in the Early Years of Photography 

This lovely collection of salt prints of old Japan came up in my Facebook memories.


In the Dead Archives In early 2009, a 52-year-old grandfather began leaving comments on the Internet Archive’s Grateful Dead collection,  where nearly every note the band played live can be listened to for free.

After The Tone (via Memo Of The Air)

Hopes and prayers: Which Catholic saint would you choose to intercede against Covid on your behalf? (via Perfect for Roquefort Cheese)

Who's a good boy? Dog ejected from car during crash found on sheep farm, herding sheep 

From Burgundy to Le Havre: The Man Who Swam the Seine (Thanks Bruce!)

French woodworker turns the Lord Of The Rings ring into a lampshade

This is all that remains of the house of one of the greatest artists ever to have worked in Rome, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564 CE). Or is it?

A Japanese village dedicated to foxes 

A Twitter thread about brass rubbings  (Via everlasting blort)

Tourist Attraction: ‘My brother brought friends to marvel at the awful state of my body’

A 'Ghost Forest' in the middle of Manhattan

Experts' Expert: How to remove stains from furniture and carpets You're welcome.


  1. In the sketch /The Immigrants/ in a National Lampoon Radio Hour from the early 1970s, narrated by a Gregory Peck impersonator, there's a part where John Belushi plays a brusque immigration official on Ellis Island processing people fresh off the boat from Europe. He barks at an immigrant, "Michelangelo Buonarroti!? What kinda name is that for an American! You're M.C. Boone! [STAMP!] Next!"

    My grandfather's name (and middle name) was Michael Angelo, so whenever the painter is named my ears perk up. My grandmother called my grandfather Mike, and as they got older, every man became Mike to her. "Call Mike and find out where that pepperoni is! I ordered it and it's not here," or "Mike's at the door with a package," or "Mike, I'll tell ya, we got no use for you, but thanks for stopping by." It was like her way of calling someone Pal, or Friend, or Buddy, or Chief. It wasn't Mick --she had nothing against the Irish-- it was Mike. She liked the sound of the word.

    I can still her shouting from the kitchen when my grandfather was watching teevee and he laughed at something; she'd go, "What are they sayin' in there, Mike?" and he'd let her ask a couple more times then bellow back the entire situation in such detail that she'd get edgier and edgier and finally throw down the tools and food or towel or whatever and go and see for herself.

  2. Glad that link made your ears perk up.


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