Monday, January 01, 2018

Miss Cellania's Links

10 Sacred Sites Worth Seeing. Attracting pilgrims and tourists alike since ancient times.

The Editor's Notes On Milo Yiannopoulos's Awful Book Are Absolutely Incredible.

The New Year’s Feast That Transformed Fools Into Popes And Kings. 

How Star Wars: The Last Jedi Asks More of Its Redemption Arc. A step in the right direction that JJ Abrams will screw up completely in episode IX.

America’s Worst Graveyard Shift Is Grinding Up Workers. Working at a slaughterhouse is bad, but cleaning it up at night is even worse.

Here Are the Best Fictional Heroes of 2017. You might notice that they all have one thing in common, and how they are different from heroes of the past.

Style Inspired by The Queen of Mars. Art Deco meets science fiction in 1920s Hollywood. (via Metafilter)

The People’s History of Tatooine. A serious discussion about the socioeconomic conditions on the Star Wars desert planet.

How Accurate are Emojis to the Real-World Animals They Are Supposed to Represent? National Geographic obtained some opinions from scientists who study animals. (via Boing Boing)

When Whimsical Anti-Theft Tea Caddies Protected the World's Most Precious Leaf. These containers are now a rare link to the history of the global tea trade.


gwdMaine said...

Seems to me there a lot more lists this year and
nearly all of them are a bit 'off' if I'm using
the right word. Just a bunch of filler and not
worthy of generating much discussion. Guess we're
all worn out.

Maybe I missed it or it's too soon, but I haven't
seen the 10 biggest overreactions to the new Star
Wars movie yet. . .

Happy New Year's Miss C.

Miss Cellania said...

I don't know anyone who'd want to sift through all the butthurt fanboy reviews to make such a list. My favorite discussion of the movie is at FanFare, but it would take you days to read it.

I'm just glad 2017 is over. The whole year sucked for me.

Happy New Year, gwdMaine!