Entries from May 2012

Hey Guys, What’re Y’All Doing With Your Millions This Year?

Daily Mail – For sale – a Jane Austen fantasy: Entire £50m Georgian Bath crescent goes on the market for the first time in 200 years How bout it?

Categories: Art and Literature

I’m Famous!

Enjoy… LOL

Categories: Sports and Leisure

Pictures! Old West Pictures!

Brett McS sent these via Twitter. I’d put them in my oft-neglected Tumblr in the sidebar, but they’d never work at that teensy scale: The Atlantic – The American West, 150 Years Ago Click through to see all of them.

Categories: History

The Jubilee Song

Schmaltz! But effective schmaltz! Sing – Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band featuring Military Wives I mean bagpipes? Really? (Plus the little girls in the African Children’s Choir (in Uganda) are wearing necklaces just like one I stole from my mother 20 years ago, and I still can’t figure out what they’re called.)

Categories: People and Current Events

I Don’t Know If Anybody’s Pointed This Out Lately

But Windsor is a damned fine looking castle.

Categories: Art and Literature

Colour Really Sucks the Vintage Out of Vintage Photos

Sometimes they just look like people in funny historical outfits. Which makes costume history seem really strange. I mean, what if we could see colour photographs of a dude in full Elizabethan getup? The people staying the same (if shorter) but the trappings keep evolving. I mean, that kid with the gas tanks is wearing […]

Categories: History

Future Lawyers: Still Lawyers

So much for “First…” Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers (In fairness: Lawyers and MBAs.)

Categories: Science and Nature

Yorkshireman Brendon Grimshaw

Bought an island in the Seychelles in 1962 for £8,000. /is suddenly incredibly dissatisfied with life on a grand scale

Categories: Science and Nature

Sex! Crime! Islam! It’s Interesting I Swear!

I already posted this on Twitter, but it needs a spot in the external memory drive: The Independent – Asian grooming: why we need to talk about sex Special Report day two: Our investigation into the background to the Rochdale child abuse ring concludes by exploring its cultural and religious implications, by Paul Vallely As […]

Categories: People and Current Events

In Which the NYT Once Again Proves They’re Too Interested In Compelling Narrative To Know What the Heck They’re Talking About

I agree with this: Wheat & Weeds – Maurice Sendak

Categories: Art and Literature

And Aren’t WE At War??

I love this and I want it for MY important Defense Highways. Curtsy: @rosiesWWII.

Categories: History

Insert Romantic Tropical Musings on the Pace of Modern Life Etc Etc Etc

Categories: Wildcard