Friday, November 08, 2019

Friday Links!

Incredibly, I watched a few episodes of this as a kid, if I got home from school quickly. Barnabus Collins FTW: I Can't Stop Watching This Late 1960s Soap Opera About a Vampire.

A wonderful story from now-defunct Deadspin: My Life As A Minor League Baseball Clown.

This should come as no surprise: Undercover reporter reveals life in a Polish troll farm.

From Wally, and these are so brilliant: Hong Kong student living in Toronto strikes a nerve on Twitter with eerie observations about Canadian life. Some things should never be accidents: Man accidentally buys 1000 hens from online auction. Useful and encouraging: The inspiring story of how Cloudflare defeated a patent troll and broke the patent-trolling business-model. An interesting read: How the Web Became Unreadable.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and it's fascinating: This Amazing Image Made of Code Looks Different Based on Your Browser. Here's the actual website. I am personally a fan of "OK Boomer": Why “OK BOOMER” is GENIUS!

From Kevin Womack, and it's genius: One Page Dungeon Generator.

From C. Lee, and this is remarkable:  Measles wipes out immune system's memory, study finds. This is awesome! Google Maps for the Roman World. Boy, do I remember this: When the Internet Was Made of Sound. Hmm: Why Ireland’s Pub Owners Have Long Moonlighted as Undertakers. Yeah, don't do this: Here’s why you should never use decorative contact lenses—in graphic pictures.

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