Monday, October 16, 2017

Miss Cellania's Links

Amazing Luck! Read about some uncanny coincidences, or what we call good luck.

20 of America's top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They're scared. “If current trends continue for another 20 or 30 years, democracy will be toast.” 

How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British Gothic film studio.

America Can't Fix Poverty Until It Stops Hating Poor People. (via Metafilter

A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batmen has been spotted marrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman, most of them twice.

John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

High School Students Forced Out For Reporting Harassment.

1 comment:

gwdMaine said...

Hammer was ahead of the times. Except for
Zeppelin vs. Pterodactyls. That was actually already a
concept. Nearly all of these have since been made as
either movies or TV series.

Too bad they didn't have the budget. By now their cheesy
prepubescent take would've been remade into something
more substantive.