Friday, August 30, 2019

Friday Links!

This is a brilliant, devastating read about what high-contact sports can do to people: My Husband Is Dying Every Day.

This has been acknowledged already, to some degree, but it's still a sad read: Dungeons & Deceptions: The First D&D Players Push Back On The Legend Of Gary Gygax.

From Wally, and this is fascinating: Inside the world of investigators who know you've faked your death. This is concerning: Hack in the box: Hacking into companies with “warshipping”. If you're into this kind of thing, it's mesmerizing: 1930s Engine Tester Restoration ( IMPOSSIBLE Restoration ) Joseph Weidenhoff. This is an excellent read: WEWORK ISN’T A TECH COMPANY; IT’S A SOAP OPERA. Like geese, but inflated: The Great Mattress Migration of 2019. This will be useful some day: Serena Versus the Drones.

From Steven Davis, and it's excellent (modifying one word because I don't want to set off work filters): How Renaissance Artists Brought P-----graphy to the Masses.

From C. Lee, and this is wonderful: Great Australian cafe war ends with 'insanely painful' coffee cup tattoo. This is convenient: Use Google to Roll Dice for Your Favorite Tabletop RPG. This is very useful: Save the Receipts for Your College Textbooks. This is a great idea: Find Hundreds of Science Experiment Ideas in 'Scientific American'. I love reading about this chalk: Hagoromo, the 'Rolls Royce of chalk,' continues writing its legacy in South Korea. This is an amazing bit of history: Way Before Roller Coasters, Russians Zipped Down Enormous Ice Slides. This is by Art Spiegelman, creator of a brilliant series), and it's tremendously thought-provoking: Art Spiegelman: golden age superheroes were shaped by the rise of fascism.

From Eric Higgins-Freese, and this is excellent: Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road.

From Kevin Womack, and Travis reading comments from RGO reviews is absolutely hilarious (NSFW language): Reading the Comments (Language Warning, Obviously). Seriously, you need to watch this, because it's impossible to get through it without collapsing in laughter.

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