Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Miss Cellania's Links

Nixon’s List. A rundown of who those "enemies" really were.

The Secret Service Reportedly Can’t Pay Its Agents Because Of Trump’s Constant Travel And Huge Family. (via Uproxx)

Five Incredibly Powerful Opening Scenes in TV Shows.

The History of White Supremacy in America.

The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus. (via Digg)

The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on. (via Nag on the Lake)

Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself. (via Metafilter)


xoxoxoBruce said...

I refuse to believe Miss C is a ¾, more like a 1¼.

newton said...

They used to have a saying in California: "The way to get rich in a gold rush is to sell shovels to the gold miners." Most people don't realize it is based on the true story of Sam Brannan, who at one time was the richest man in the state.

Miss Cellania said...

Very true, newton! Those who got the richest were the ones who sold real estate around San Francisco. Also Levi Strauss. The shipping companies. And the gold rush is where the idea of the Chinese laundry was born.