Sunday Links

I.A. Persinger’s scrapbook stands more than a foot tall and weighs 36 pounds. Image: Eric Oglander

“DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE, Please write a line / In this little Wash Tubbs book of mine. / Help me Keep you in my Mind” The 36-Pound Comic Scrapbook That Chronicles the Great Depression (photo above)

People walking. It's Japanese. It's synchronized. It's extreme.Via Memo Of The Air

The original 'Cabin Porn' dwelling is for sale

Doginson Crusoe?

A rebroadcast of an April 1995 concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee with Chet Atkins, Nanci Griffith, The Fairfield Four and  Robin and Linda Williams and Kate MacKenzie.

 Type The Alphabet I'm not much of a typist. My time was 13.326s

Question of the day: Is a croissant without butter really a croissant?

I'm hooked on Name Drop

The John and Alice Coltrane Home  in Dix Hills, New York. John composed his masterwork, A Love Supreme, in the second-floor bedroom.

Architectural Models in Film (via Everlasting Blort)

When the weather gets warm I spend a lot of time on my porch reading. drinking coffee or cocktails (depending on the time of day) and watch the world go by. Joyce, my old cat, broils out there on even the hottest afternoons and refuses to come in until the sun goes down. These summer living rooms appeal to me.

In Ghana they call them dead white man's clothes.

Would you have entered the Dole Air Race 1927? Ten lives were lost and six airplanes were lost or damaged beyond repair. (via FB pal Hal)

How many female composers can you name? The Map of Female Composers 

How an auspicious sacred sign was twisted to become the graphic embodiment of hate and intolerance. The ancient symbol that was hijacked by evil

Wingspan, a game with beautiful hand-painted cards and gentle, strategic gameplay, is transforming the $11b board game industry. (Thanks Bruce)

Eight Things The Beatles Pioneered

The Station Hotel, Ayr, Scotland closed in 2015 but retains almost all of its original features inside and out. It's sad to see a once grand building left abandoned.

Every Limbo Boy and Girl All Around The Limbo World  Going to Do The  Limbo Rock All Around The Limbo Clock 

The first thing you notice is that the watch is handsome: the gold case engraved with an elegant filigree, the fine script announcing it was made by the Elgin National Watch Company. What a Watch Tells Us About the Titanic's Final Hours 

Nanci Griffith on David Letterman from 1988-2005 

Herman Melville explains why a sleeping apartment should never be furnished with a fire

Cool food for hot days (New York Times)

It may be the Happiest Place On Earth but is it art? (Thanks Bruce)

An immense mystery that was built by a prehistoric people 6,000 years before Stonehenge.

Boston's legendary Spite House for sale


  1. Mention of Coltrane always starts this earworm playing loudly in my head, probably because of the line, Just play me John Coltrane:

    Lucinda Williams - Righteously (2003)

    Twenty years before that there was a petite skinny little sexy/tough blonde person working at the hardware store in town, with that same accent and tone of voice and playfully insinuating vocal fry that's possibly all over the Southern U.S. but not common around here, so she made an impression-- also she had a full sleeve of tattoos, which was not usual quite yet anywhere I know of, on a young woman, so that too.


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