Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Miss Cellania's Links

Research About Hot Dogs, French Fries, and Other Nonsense.

The priceless work of university presses. To save a pittance, Kentucky governor Matt Bevin is scrapping our premiere publishing house.

Julie D'Aubigny was a 17th-century bisexual French opera singer and fencing master who killed or wounded at least ten men in life-or-death duels, performed nightly shows on the biggest and most highly-respected opera stage in the world, and once took the Holy Orders just so that she could sneak into a convent and bang a nun. If nothing in that sentence at least marginally interests you, I have no idea why you're visiting this website. (via Metafilter)

On Black Panther, Black Leopard and the Politics of Being a Black Superhero.

PJ McQuade's geeky pop culture Valentines are available now! 

The Future Is Now: 20 Visions of Dystopian Cinema. Why is our concept of the future depicted as so depressingly bleak?

Netflix's New National Lampoon Movie Has an Extremely Subtle Mad Men Crossover. A Futile And Stupid Gesture is a biopic about the company's founder, set in the 1970s.

Erasing Native Americans From U.S. National Parks. People lived in the Yellowstone and Yosemite areas for thousands of years before they were set aside as pristine wilderness.

The Extinction of the Early Bird. As Baby Boomers retire to Florida, they don't want to be reminded that they're old.

How to Get Ahead of Tax Day. It's not such a chore if you prepare and sort as the forms arrive.


gwdMaine said...

You have outdone yourself today Miss C. Lots of good
stuff all over the site.

Thinking a bit about dystopian cinema and the only
thing I can come up with is that it makes for better
story-telling. Save the happiness for the here and
now. In the future, WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!

Anonymous said...

Great. So now when I get old, I won't even get a discount. Baby Boomers ruin everything.