Sunday Links

Pavilion in Grove Hall Park, Bow, by Harold Steggles

This article (image above) is about The East London Group and the role photography played in their work. I am a fan of the ELG and have a number of their prints that I treasure.

Beautiful drone photography: Dimitar Karanikolov on Instagram  

History of Mathematics Project A virtual interactive exhibit being developed for the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City.

The Plot Against the Principality of Sealand A tale of fraud and intrigue (via Perfect for Roquefort Cheese)

Lou Reed, Rock Critic: Reed’s opinions on a variety of rock acts and countercultural figures of the 1960s and 70s. 

I can't decide if this is sad or funny: Reverse mermaid performance (Thanks Bruce)

I generally prefer my food sans luminescence but this Glow-in-the-Dark Sushi Bar looks kind of cool.

From the 'What A Crazy World We Live In' files: National Butterfly Center Closes Due to Conspiratorial QAnon Threats (Thanks Bruce!)

Thunder was his engine and white lightning was his load. And this is why Robert Mitchum never had a singing career.

Bee bricks in Brighton A planning law introduced in the city of Brighton and Hove, England, calls for new buildings to include special bricks that provide nests for solitary bees.

Got that paperwork ready, Fred? Fred's Office

First posted here in 2009 and still very funny:  The world's best passenger complaint letter? 

The draconian editorial philosophy of Edwin Stryker: 'Of the 270,000 photographs commissioned by the US Farm Security Administration to document the Great Depression, more than a third were “killed”. Erica X Eisen examines the history behind this hole-punched archive and the unknowable void at its center.' 

What is Impressionism? “Before impressionism, landscapes in art were often imaginary, perfect landscapes painted in the studio. The impressionists changed all that.”

Before the iPod: Man-From-Mars Radio Hat

And I'll leave you with this gem: My hump, my hump, my hump, my lovely little lumps…In this curious video the Teletubbies meet up with the Black Eyed Peas (via Das Kraftfuttermischwerk)


  1. I must disagree with the critique of Mitchum. Listening to AM radio over a tiny speaker in the dash of Dad’s truck, Mitchum was a godsend. Lyrics I could actually understand allowing me to know the complete song (read sing along) before Google. Plus a toe tapping beat and vocal range I could fake.

  2. Mr. Nag agrees with you. Maybe the two of you could form a duet.

    1. When my Uncle Pat was young he looked very like Robert Mitchum. Of course he and Aunt Honey are long dead now. My mother still thinks of Pat as /that beautiful man/. He was a Seebee (CB-- Naval Construction Battalion) in the Pacific in WWII and a carpenter all the rest of his life.

    2. Did he just look like him or did he sing like him as well?


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