Friday Links!A little light this week, as usual during the holidays, but some good stuff in here.
Leading off this week, from C. Lee, and if you liked this film as much as I did, it's your lucky day: ‘THE BIG SLEEP’: SEVENTY YEARS SINCE HOWARD HAWKS’ ELECTRIFYING FILM NOIR MASTERPIECE. Also, and this is a fascinating read: India Pale Ales: A history of the authentically global beer.
From DQ Film Advisor and Nicest Guy in the World Ben Ormand, the best of holiday traditions: THE STORY OF HOW TWO FRIENDS ELABORATELY RE-GIFTED THE SAME PAIR OF PANTS FOR OVER TWO DECADES.
From Steven Davis, and this is excellent: A Journey To The Bottom Of The Internet: the Monet cable system. Also, and this is spectacular, it's Heirloom Tech: Aineh-Kari Next-Level Mirror Mosaics.
From Wally, and this is so, so clever: The Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel. Here's an interesting story about Germany's final WWI offensive: Operation Blücher. One more great read about the Civil War--this time, an auditory analysis: The Sounds of Silence: Acoustic shadows bedeviled commanders on both sides during the war.
From Ken Piper, and this is remarkable: North Carolina's Abandoned 'Wizard of Oz' Theme Park Will Haunt You.
From David Yellope, and this is a fascinating story: The forgotten story of … Jeff Hall, the footballer whose death turned tide against polio.
From Brian Witte, and this is fantastic: The Alien Style of Deep Learning Generative Design.