Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, some terrific and special links. First, this is a terrific read: Billie Holiday: Jazz’s Aching Songbird. Next, the link to one of the most memorable televisions programs of the 1950s: The Sound of Jazz CBS 1957. Who was in this show? Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk, and that barely scratches the surface (basically, everyone was in this). Then there's an absolutely fascinating bit of history:The Gorgeous Typeface That Drove Men Mad and Sparked a 100-Year Mystery.

From The Edwin Garcia Links Machine, and this is useful: DeathHacks Tech tips for people who are going to die (someday). Next, another video about Whittier, Alaska, which is accessible from the outside world only via tunnel: I Am A Whittier Teacher. Next, and this is quite a story: A rifle named Rosalie. This, though, is an even more incredible story: When a black German woman discovered her grandfather was the Nazi villain of 'Schindler's List'. I can't even begin to do this next video justice with a description (Alabama kid lives in the woods for two years), but it's entirely memorable: Harmony Korine's 'The Legend of Cambo'.

From C. Lee, and this is fascinating: In Japan, Dog Owners Feel Abandoned as Sony Stops Supporting ‘Aibo’.

From Steven Davis, and this is both interesting and odd: Carrot Clarinet. Next, and this is quite amazing: GimBall by Flyability: A collision-tolerant flying robot.

From Skip Key, and this is fantastic: Guerrilla Public Service.

From Sirius, and this is so, so beautiful: Sigiriya. Also, and this is very cool, it's The other side of the moon.

From Steven Kreuch, and these are some remarkable friends: Rambo Day.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is a cautionary tale (among other things): How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life.

From Jeff Fowler, and this is amazing: a video shot for five seconds (in real time) at 1000 frames per second. Here you go: unconditional rebel - siska. Next, and this is awesome: Undercover restorers fix Paris landmark's clock.

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