Monday, July 15, 2024

Woody Guthrie was born on this day in 1912


This documentary short follows Daniel Kish, who uses clicks and echos to listen his way through the world. Daniel lost his eyes as a child and, as an adult, has become a pioneer in the use of echolocation among the blind, a skill that he’s developed in order to generate vivid, precise perceptions of his surroundings. It’s fascinating.

Bad Haircut

 A repost from 2010. Still funny after all these years.

Read Your Coffee


Look Waaay Uuuup!


Drone footage all the way to the summit of Everest
byu/Tokyo091 inThatsInsane 

Thanks Bruce!

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Joyeux 14 juillet!

 I took many photos of M. Chat graffiti over the years.

Photo: Marilyn Bellamy

Sunday Links

When I grow up I want to be a wombat walker.

The evidence that people could have escaped was always there.  Recently uncovered records of Pompeii's survivors show how citizens rebuilt their lives in the aftermath of the historic eruption.

Macrophotographs of the creatures below our feet, magnified to a wondrous degree by David and Marian Fairchild. (Book Of Monsters)

 A small, geometric artist’s retreat on Fogo Island's rugged coast.

Your Future Climate Twin: Enter your location into this app and  discover the location that has a climate today which is the most similar to the climate in your town in 2080.

'I was certain, but I was wrong'  book of joe

How bog bodies were secured underwater Known as mortuary ponds, these sites served as cemeteries during the Early and Middle Archaic periods, roughly 10,000 to 5,000 years ago...

Woody Harrelson reads a letter John Cheever wrote about a very unforgiving cat.

 The New York Times asked prominent authors to name their 10 best books of the 21st century. I‘ve read and enjoyed all of Megan Abbot’s choices. She is not an author I’ve read before but will now because we’ve enjoyed the same books.

Don’t drive a motorcycle through Death Valley in July There’s a reason why they call it Death Valley

Butterflies may appear fragile but some may be able to journey across entire oceans with the help of the wind. (via)

They said it couldn't be done in deep red Arkansas With no national support or attention, Arkansas women (and a few good men) did what everyone said couldn’t be done.

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? A short story by Joyce Carol Oates.

Inside the 'Nightmare' Health Crisis of a Texas Bitcoin Town: At first, residents responded to the intrusion by vacating their porches, retreating inside, and turning up their fans and air conditioners to the max. But many still felt tremors in their beds.

Grocery Store Tourism is apparently the new hot trend. (Savvy travellers have always known that grocery stores are a great source for reasonably priced gifts.) 

The Girls In The Negatives In 2015, Meagan Abell found four sets of medium-format negatives protected in plastic sleeves in a box of vintage photographs of two  women standing on a seashore bathed in light. She set about finding out who the women were, and where and when the pictures were taken.

Music For Sunday Morning

"Death Valley High" by Orville Peck & Beck

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Postmen in the Mountains (full movie)

“An old postman has spent his whole life delivering mail to the mountain of Hunan and is about to retire. His only son is due to take over his duties. As father and son journey through the mountains, the son begins to appreciate the toil and burden his father has to bear as postman for the villagers, and the old postman is also deeply moved as his son relates his mother's anxiety as she waits for him to return home from every trip.” (IMDb)

More: Duck Soup

Synchronized Tutting Choreography

Italian dance crew Urban Theory specializes in tutting, a creative hip hop style where dancers form geometric angles with their arms and hands. 

Happy Caturday

Cat In The Window by Izabella Bandych