Be advised that I will do what I can to make “colder than Harry’s todger” a thing.
- The last time with horses: backstage photos by Sinna Nasseri at the Metropolitan Opera. Joshua Barone reports on his experience as a supernumerary in Aida.
- Post-bougie: six decades of Barbie’s Dreamhouses. Analysis by Julie Lasky, photos by Evelyn Pustka.
That explains Blofeld’s cat
“No time to die: An in-depth analysis of James Bond’s exposure to infectious agents,” by Wouter Graumans et al.
We hypothesize that his foolhardy courage, sometimes purposefully eliciting life-threatening situations, might even be a consequence of Toxoplasmosis.
While Bond was traveling to Japan (1967) shortly after the H2N2 pandemic (1957–1958), his actions were at odds with knowledge on the different modes of respiratory virus transmission. Bond regularly joined crowds without social distancing including on public transport.
“Lakeland, Florida but they will deliver it to your door step”
Ed Solomon keeps a text-message spammer-scammer going for an hour and a half.
10:41 A.M. “Richard Weeks”
i got $150,000 delivered to me when i applied for the grant and you dont have to pay it back.. you can also apply
10:41 A.M. Ed Solomon
shut up. no way—are you serious??
10:42 A.M. “Richard Weeks”
I’m very serious and am not pulling your legs. I’m so happy cuz when i received the Money from Ups, I quickly paid off my bills and saved the rest to the bank. Though, currently thinking on Investments
11:24 A.M. Ed Solomon
thanks. okay. and tell me honestly. and i promise i won’t tell her. Is SHE the one who gave you the rash? (cause i was wondering why you and i both have the same thing)
11:26 A.M. “Richard Weeks”
yes shes the one
Ah, the power of saying, “yes, and.”
How to identify birds
In entertainment news
“The Lost Episodes of I Love Lucy,” by Julian George.
TIL about railroad worms
An oldie but a goodie: “Nasal bioluminescence in reindeer, Rangifer tarandus rubens,” by Martin Kemp.
There has been unwarranted confusion about the first record…
Just how many days would it take to fill USS Enterprise with tribbles? Hodnett et al. have the answer.
We estimated the volume of a tribble to be 3.23⨉10-3 m3. We did this by measuring a replica tribble, and assuming that a tribble is roughly cylindrical.
(via Jennifer Ouellette.)
The Free Universal Construction Kit is a set of plans for 3-d printable thingummies that allow you to connect your Tinkertoy spools to your Lincoln Logs, or your Lego bricks to your K’Nex.
R. L. May
Long-overlooked research explains the nature of Rudolph’s glow, and its fitness for his habitat.
The records for 25 December 1949 indicate a worldwide fog of unprecedented extent. Claus’ adoption of Rudolph and cultivation of a pure-breeding strain facilitated his navigational tasks during the smogs that beset developed countries in the 1950s and 1960s.
Some links: 18 again
An oldie but a goodie, saved from linkrot: Thomas the NJ Transit train.
Featuring (now) full-time colleagues Alex and Maanvi.
And check out the cameo by Stacey at 1:39.
And about that milk carton…
Looks like I won’t have to travel as far as L.A.