Thursday, December 16, 2021

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, an amazing piece of work: The hand-cranked calculator invented by a Nazi concentration camp prisoner. This is a fascinating article: Why the [expletive] can’t we travel back in time?

From Wally, and this particular grift is somehow delightful: Sri Lanka's 'handball team' vanishes. This is a stunning story: The Famed American Aviatrix Secretly on the Nazi Payroll. I linked to this years ago, but it's so damn interesting I'm going to do it again: The Cold War Bunker That Offered Subterranean Suburbia Below Las Vegas

From Eric L., and it's good people doing good work: Ozzy Man Reviews: Seal Rescues.

The C. Lee Links Package arrives. First, and I had no idea, it's How Pearl Harbor forced the world’s first around-the-world commercial flight. This is a fantastic read: How the South Cornered the Soda Market. It was good, too: People used to drink hot Dr. Pepper during the holidays. This is long and very interesting: The Art of Queer Liberation: On the Enduring Power of Manuel Puig’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman”. Welcome to 2021: Main character syndrome, explained by Carrie Bradshaw. Useful: Windows 11: Give yourself more time to roll back the upgrade. I'm watching it the first day I can stream it: Haruki Murakami and the Challenge of Adapting His Tales for Film.  

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