Sunday Links

Feltz Bagels: British artist Lucy Sparrow has recreated NYC bagel spots like Russ & Daughters, Katz’s Delicatessen, and Zabar’s in felt. You can’t eat them but, yes indeedy, you can buy them! Via Rusty’s Electric Dreams 

If you click on only one of my links today, this should be the one: Plumbing, the depths: “Find a fireworks stand. Buy some smoke bombs, the real powerful ones. They come in packs of ten.Then get a box fan and run it out to the side yard with a long extension cord.”  (via Webcurios)

Parallel Parking Revolution: I could have used this when I was learning to drive.

Some mighty strange things happen at sea: The Strange Murder of Benjamin Collings 

Flocking Tik Tockers cause Vermont town to close roads during fall foliage season.

The Motorized Roller Skate Company of Lincoln Park, Michigan began producing self-propelled skates in 1955. Retailing for $250 ($2300 in today’s economy) these skates had a 19-pound gasoline motor worn like a backpack and could roll at up to 40 miles per hour!

Zealandia, had so much promise as the eighth continent on Earth. Well, it did—until about 95 percent of the mass sunk under the ocean. Now it has been mapped.

When the flaperon piece of MH370 washed ashore on Reunion Island in July of 2015, it was covered with the barnacle Lepas anatifera. That got Gregory Herbert, an associate professor in the School of Geosciences at USF, thinking. The clues are in the shell.

Dare to be free: London’s 1000th blue plaque was unveiled last week to mark the former London headquarters of the suffragist organisation, the Women’s Freedom League (WFL).

“Relax. Concentrate. Turn that phone off. Dispel every other thought. In fact let the world around you fade.” A radio adaptation of an iconic masterpiece by Italo Calvino on BBC Sounds

If I were to have a cottage I would want it to be like this one

‘A salon, a studio, a brothel’ A tour through the longtime home of Serge Gainsbourg.

The estate of one of the most influential landscape photographers in history is on the market for $5.4m. (PetaPixel)

Bloody art: The collages of John Bingley Garland (ca. 1850–60)

What Is Sleep Hygiene?  How to improve your sleep hygiene, how to tell if your changes are helping and when to seek help from a healthcare professional.

Absolute joy, stuffed into a massive box. The largest action figure playset ever created! via Things Magazine

My friend and frequent contributor to this blog, Bruce, sent me this YouTube link to an audio of a German soldier narrating his experience on the Russian front during WW2, his capture and transfer to the US, then England where he worked on farms. It’s a long one but, if you have the time, it is worth a listen.

This is one of the saddest quotes I’ve come upon:  Futility Closet

Bring No Clothes A new exhibition will focus on the clothing of the Bloomsbury collective and their impact on 21st century fashion. I would love to see this show (clothed of course).

Science could soon bring an extinct animal back from the dead—one whose time on Earth was cut short due to systematic human predation.

I’ll leave you with this one because it’s so adorable! Her face when you finally understood her Via Rusty’s Electric Dreams 


  1. Anonymous12:19 pm

    The plumbers was excellent and believable as my Dad and my best friend being plumbers I’ve met many of them.

    Parallel parking revolution... people can’t stop running into things now, I can imagine the havoc a car with those capabilities would cause in the hands of the unwashed masses.

    I don’t blame Vermont for fighting back.

    Modern art in the comics is great.

    Sleep hygiene is a bait and switch term. You think ok, lets see how I can sleep better but then read they want to change you whole lifestyle when stop burning the candle at both ends would do it.

  2. Thanks for the feedback.


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