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Happy post July 4th.
For those of you abroad i took a insta-video-gram of the Seattle fireworks display.

Also, song from Jay-Z's new album (warning this features Justin Timberblake for the first minute, but then it is all JayZ)

agata posted over 3 years ago

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agata posted over 4 years ago

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I was unaware of the "Baby Geniuses" movie franchise until this morning.

Includes "Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels".

Related, a good wikipedia article listing the films generally accepted to be the worst of all time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_considered_the_worst

includes one called The Conqueror that was filmed near a nuclear test site and a large proportion of the cast and crew died of cancer. Reading the article reminded me that it was on in the hospital when I sprained my ankle and was waiting for an x-ray.

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2 indecipherable historical books:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohonc_Codex
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript

Yann posted over 4 years ago

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Q: What happens when the person responsible for starting cupcake-themed happy birthday threads has a birthday?

A: It takes like half the day to get the thread started, but it is no less heartfelt or cupcakey.

Happy Happy Birthday Day Agata!

danny boy posted over 4 years ago

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JonBro posted over 4 years ago

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friday music. a track from the new Lucky Frame game.

Yann posted over 4 years ago

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maps + boston = http://bostonography.com/
...
Chronological snobbery, a term coined by friends C. S. Lewis and Owen Barfield, is a logical argument (and usually when thus termed, considered an outright fallacy) describing the erroneous argument that the thinking, art, or science of an earlier time is inherently inferior to that of the present, simply by virtue of its temporal priority.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronological_snobbery

I like the sound of the phrase...

Related: http://www.narrative.ly/on-two-wheels/cycles-of-fashion/
The look at the late 19th century's biking boom and what it may teach us about today's biking culture.

An excerpt:
Excessive competition and over-production during the late 1890s conspired to drive the product’s price within reach of lower-income consumers for the first time since the “craze” began. As the domestic market became increasingly glutted, a few firms took the drastic step of undercutting industry-wide price standards and started charging far lower for their goods than those of their competitors. Products that had sold for $100 in 1895 went for $70 in 1897, and national brands could be had for only $13 in department stores by 1899.

The wheel’s new riders hailed, by and large, from the working-class that had been shut out of the earlier “cycling craze,” and used the bicycle mainly as a utilitarian vehicle. In 1900, Cycling Age could report that that “the bicycle…is most extensively used by the working classes–laboring men in factories, clerks in city offices, carpenters, masons, and persons in similar vocations.” For the middle class, any benefits of the wheel, whether practical or recreational, became outweighed by the social costs of being seen riding one. One ex-rider admitted to the specialty magazine Cycling Age that he had “greatly enjoyed cycling, but that when the bicycle became within the reach of the common folk, or the gentleman of color, he felt that there was a danger of associating himself with a lower caste.”

onny posted over 4 years ago

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Monday Music Thread (MMT)

agata posted over 4 years ago

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the new humble bundle has a game that I helped out with in it, along with a bunch of other great stuff... Somewhere in this thread I might be dumping keys, but don't wait for me to :D

JonBro posted over 4 years ago

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I got a sweet job (for the next 6 months)

http://deveron-arts.com/about/opportunities/

Morgan posted over 4 years ago

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