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Monday, 27 May 2024

The true story behind the kid who went 1940s viral for his week at the cinemas

quote [ ?That?s what it was,? she said, with a catch in her throat. ?You just used the word escape. I?m getting emotional right now. And I think that's what he was doing, escaping from the home life.? ]

A little journalism on a 2021?1947 tumblr geekery.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Original]
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Friday, 24 May 2024

Richard Teschner And His Magical World of Puppets And Dreams

quote [ Richard Teschner (1879 - 1948), a graphic designer, artist and artisan in the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops), is best known for his puppetry, especially that inspired by Wayang (?shadow?), the classical Javanese puppet drama that uses the shadows thrown by puppets manipulated by rods against a translucent screen lit from behind. ]

I dream of shadow puppets at night
[SFW] [people] [+1 Good]
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Sunday, 19 May 2024

Crew trapped on Baltimore ship, seven weeks after bridge collapse

quote [ Morale is low for the Dali's crew members, who are stranded on board by the ongoing investigation into the tragedy. ]

Y el puente de Key Scott (Francis Scott Key Bridge) me lleva a Rosslyn, a tu ayer
[SFW] [people] [+4 WTF]
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Thursday, 2 May 2024

The meteoric rise ? and spectacular fall ? of the Queen of Airbnb

quote [ She promised investors an easy windfall. Then it all came crashing down. ]

a whole lotta plays out the Airbnb
[SFW] [people] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:34amGMT] [6 comments]

Thursday, 25 April 2024

Inside the Kenyan cult that starved itself to death

quote [ During covid-19 a preacher lured thousands of people into a remote forest. Then he told them to stop eating ]

Guidance guidance through a cult

[SFW] [people] [+3 WTF]
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Monday, 22 April 2024

Can Volunteering With WWOOF Change Organic Farming?

quote [ The nonprofit turns organic farms into vacation spots with the goal of teaching people about sustainability ]

Things ain't working out down at the farm
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Monday, 15 April 2024

One Man's Quest to Transform the West Texas Desert

quote [ An urban dweller ventures to far West Texas with a dream to transform a barren desert into a lush forest ]

Green and lush the forest glows
[SFW] [people] [+2]
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Tuesday, 9 April 2024

Peter Berlin

quote [ From the early ?70s to the late ?80s Armin Hagen Baron Freiherr von Hoyningen-Huene pursued a lifestyle that very few had attempted before or have attempted since. Armin dedicated all his time exclusively to the pursuit of sexual satisfaction and streamlined every action, decision, and all creative output to be in the service of that mission. ]

ok, so technically they're doing an apartment tour?
[NSFW] [people] [+3 Interesting]
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Claude Ruggieri: Master of Pyrotechnic Brilliance

quote [ Fireworks have accompanied celebrations and festivities for at least a thousand years. They were first used in China during the Song dynasty (960?1279), and from there the knowledge of these explosive displays spread to the Middle East and Europe, where it became very popular among the royalty and the upper classes. ]

Leave the pyrotechnics to the pros
[SFW] [people] [+2]
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Saturday, 6 April 2024

Surveilling Alone

quote [ The rise of public digital surveillance is both a symptom of and an attempt to address a larger problem: that our own neighbors may be strangers to us. ]

Interesting musings on control and belonging and stuff.

[SFW] [people] [+2]
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