Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Links!

From Wally, and this is a fascinating story: Cleaving to the Medieval, Journeymen Ply Their Trades in Europe. This is a crazy bit of history: How Ice Cream Helped America at War. This is a terrific read: The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. This is an incredibly thoughtful article: Caitlin Is Not Groot: Finding Proper Communication Adaptations in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Here's some fairly obscure WWII history: Mystery of the Ghost Blimp. This seems pretty accurate: How To Make A Blockbuster Movie Trailer.

From C. Lee, and this is so, so clever: If Jane Austen Characters Used Dating Apps. This is tremendously thought-provoking: There is no such thing as western civilisation. This is both whimsical and a bit wonderful: Yokohama government trash-helper app gives poignant philosophical advice to depressed citizens.

From Steven Davis, and yeah, this is embarrassing: USPS Printed the Wrong Statue of Liberty on 4 Billion Stamps—and the Artist Sued.

From Ken Piper, and this is amazing: Video games could soon replace pills in treating some cognitive diseases.

From Griffen Cheng, and this is utterly fascinating: Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand.

From Simon Jones, and this is both interesting and a bit amusing: The Guy Who Invented Those Annoying Password Rules Now Regrets Wasting Your Time.

From Geoff Engelstein, and seriously, what a badass: A Look Back ... Julia Child: Life Before French Cuisine.

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