Friday, February 01, 2019

Miss Cellania's Links

44 African Americans who shook up the world. (via Metafilter)

British Legends: The Madness of Merlin, part 1 and part 2. (via Strange Company)

The LSD Archive at The Institute of Illegal Images. (via Them Bonez)

With Poverty, Money is Always the Answer.

The Egret Inception Continues.

Day of the Dolphin: How Vintage Florida Kitsch Masked a Grim Reality. Read about the rise and fall of dolphin parks.

The Most Evil Packaging Designs We’ve Ever Seen. (via Boing Boing)

Murder in the Red Barn: The Crime Solved by a Dream.

Recreations of Famous Paintings of Myths Using Only My Children’s Toys.  (via Metafilter)

Bad Book Covers for Moby Dick. There are certainly of lot of them, and some are truly bizarre.

Rivers of Babylon: The Story of a Third-Trimester Abortion. A difficult but eye-opening read. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2009): February 3, 1959: The Day the Music Died. I wrote the article on the 50th anniversary, and Sunday will be the 60th.


Mark Chandler said...

I've been to the Buddy Holly crash site a few times... it always amazes me that there are always cars parked along the road, from all over the country, out here in the middle of nowhere. A well-trod path takes you to the actual spot, with markers and notes from people who have visited from all over the world. For a spot in the middle of a couple of Iowa cornfields, it is hard to fathom how much it means to so many people. Thanks for writing this article, Miss C!

Unknown said...

Thanks for The Rivers Of Babylon link. Stunning and breathtaking. People need to see these stories, thank you so much for posting it.

Bicycle Bill said...

People also still come to see the 'Field of Dreams' outside Dyersville Iowa and the covered bridges and other locations featured in "The Bridges of Madison County" in and around Winterset Iowa.  It's strange what moves people... or maybe it's just because it's Iowa.