Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Miss Cellania's Links

Jumpy Eggs and  Drunk Bats.  Some more offbeat scientific research.

A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof. (via Metafilter)

Why Land on the Moon? A 1963 article lays out the arguments for space travel from two scientists.

The Alaska Gold Rush’s All-in-One Miner, Hunter, Brewer, and Cook. Fannie Quigley became a legend for her abilities and hospitality.

How to Repurpose Your Solar Eclipse Glasses. Keep them as a souvenir, or do some good by donating them to an educational charity.

The 100 Greatest Comedies Of All Time. Do you agree at all with the rankings of 253 film critics?

A Real Life Murder Mystery from 1933. Rheta Wynekoop was shot in the back, but the confession and evidence made a mess of the story.

The Best Way To Read Tolkien's Hobbit And Lord Of The Rings Stories. You should go in the order in which the author dreamed them up.

How America Forgot the True History of the Civil War. The story was whitewashed in the name of national healing, but it didn't really work.

America, Home of the Transactional Marriage. The country’s exceptionally thin safety net prompts residents to view partnership in more economic terms.


gwdMaine said...

You Go Girl. That's the first time I did a double take on your
picture. . .

And no, I don't agree with the 100 Greatest Comedies. But
then I don't agree with Rotten Tomatoes or AFI either. Only
one of them has American Graffiti and none of them include
Slap Shot. And where in the world is A Christmas Story?
Seriously? Oi!

Anonymous said...

Yes, there's a lot of questionable "comedies" on this list... and really, A Christmas Story and Meatballs are missing!