it's worse because the coke is in his seminal fluid.
Wednesday, 7 December 2022

The Death of a Railyard

quote [ An abandoned railway depot at Fete?ti-Gar?, Romania. ]

out where the railyard ends
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:19amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 6 December 2022

Artist and Computer

quote [ The uninitiated artist asks: what can this machine do for me? Really, the question should be: what can I do with this machine? ]

[Edit:] arr ?repost! Here's something else: scans and transcripts from an old Atari book on computer art.
[SFW] [history] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:00pmGMT] [1 comment]

An Ode to Floating Lighthouses

quote [ Sure, we?ve all admired picturesque lighthouses on rocky shores, or with waves crashing over them at the edge of a harbor, but?what about floating lighthouses? Like something out of a Wes Anderson movie, these fascinating vessels did exactly what their name suggests: they were lighthouses, guiding ships around obstacles and into safety. ]

Floating lighthouses, sinking island trees.
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:09amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 2 December 2022

How Economists Invented Austerity & Paved the Way to Fascism

quote [ Clara Mattei discusses her new book "The Capital Order: How Economists Invented Austerity and Paved the Way to Fascism" ]

Very concise! Incredibly relevant given how Biden and Congress fucked over the railroad workers yesterday and the Fed has been raising interest rates in an attempt to temper Labor's bargaining power.
[SFW] [history] [+1 Sad]
[by steele@2:16pmGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 25 November 2022

The library of Alexandria and its reputation

quote [ it isn?t possible to filter out the effects of Civilization among all the noise that Sagan created. ]

Stories about loss. Thumb is Museu Nacional burning in 2018.
[SFW] [history] [+3 Insightful]
[by Paracetamol@3:43pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Displaying the Dead: The Muse Dupuytren Catalogue

quote [ When Paris? infamous museum of anatomical pathology closed its doors in 2016, a controversial collection disappeared from view. Daisy Sainsbury explores the history of the Muse Dupuytren, and asks what an ethical future might look like for the human specimens it held. ]

Dead display waits for observation
[SFW] [history] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:07amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 20 November 2022

The Bottle Conjuror Hoax

quote [ In January 1749, an advertisement appeared on London papers for a new magical performance at the New Theater in Haymarket. An anonymous performer, latter dubbed ?the Bottle Conjuror,? was set to perform a variety of near-impossible feats, such as playing ?the music of every instrument? on a common walking stick taken from the audience, and enabling any spectator to converse with a deceased person of their choice. ]

We guessed your life is such a hoax
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book ? Colossal

quote [ In 1692 an artist known only as ?A. Boogert? sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope. ]

All the colors under the sun. I bet instructions to reproduce it would be as thick as the book itself.
[SFW] [history] [+4 Interesting]
[by XregnaR@2:24amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 7 November 2022

The Biggest Fails in License Plate History

quote [ While vintage plates have grown popular, these older iterations show where officials got it wrong ]

Eyes on me like a license plate
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:14amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 6 November 2022

Today's Creepy Clowns Have Roots in Bawdy and Crass 19th-Century Circuses

quote [ Pennywise, Art the Clown, and other modern, face-painted menaces recall an era when their kind were strictly adults-only entertainers. ]

But these creepy clowns have one thing on their mind, so be careful before you unwind

[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:22amGMT] [1 comment]

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