Thursday, April 15, 2021

Friday Links!

I stumbled onto some amazing links this week, so let's start with that.

This is incredible: Original AP report of Lincoln’s assassination.  A touching and beautiful story: It never ends like it should. A wonderful idea: Designer Creates Hilarious Travel Posters for America’s National Parks Based on Their 1-Star Reviews. This is terrific: The story of Starflight, EA's sci-fi sandbox that laid the way for Mass Effect

Also, this is a delightful bit of confusion: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

From Wally, and this is an excellent, longform read: Cracking the Case of London’s Elusive, Acrobatic Rare-Book Thieves. Sherlock Holmes nerds, it's one of the best days of your life: The 100 Best, Worst, and Strangest Sherlock Holmes Portrayals of All-time, Ranked. Man, come on! French police on trail of international gang of Lego looters

From jdv, and it's stunning: Incredible Ad for Pocari Sweat, Shot in a Long, Motorized Set.

From C. Lee, and damn it, nothing is ever what it promises: Too Much High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for Your Health. Of course they did and no one's surprised: Egypt's First Woman Ship Captain Marwa Elselehdar Blamed For Suez Canal Blockage Despite Not Being On Boat. An incredible story: She sued for pregnancy discrimination. Now she’s battling Google’s army of lawyers. Oops: Tui plane in ‘serious incident’ after every ‘Miss’ on board was assigned child’s weight. This is so cool: Researchers Develop Free Software That Can Create Japanese Wood Joinery

From Meg McReynolds, and it's surprisingly useful: How to Make Friends as an Adult. Canadian national treasures: Dan Levy and Eugene Levy Teach You Youth Slang | Vanity Fair.

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