Monday, January 04, 2021

Miss Cellania's Links

The Mystery of Beethoven's Metronome. New research says it's possible that the composer suffered from early adopter syndrome. (via Strange Company)

In 2020, Game Shows Reached a New Level of Dystopia.

Women cutting their hair short, and men letting theirs grow long.

The Cruise Ship Suicides. (via Digg)

Why an Alaskan Hospital Added Reindeer Pot Pie and Seal Soup to Its Menu.

Video: Star Wars in 2021.  

What's Truly Terrifying About the Stumbling Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout.

19 Deleted Scenes That Were Actually Pretty Important.

Harvard professor Michael Baym asked Twitter users to share an "uncomfortable" fact  that they know because of their professional expertise. Since many of his followers are academics, we have a lot of cringeworthy facts in the replies. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2015): Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Personally, I love short hair on women and long hair on men.

xoxoxoBruce said...

Nice to see Ada Lovelace get her long overdue fame. Makes me wonder how many others should have been famous between Ada and Linda.

gwdMaine said...

I really like Leon: The Professional and I'm
pretty sure the deleted sex scene was not very
important. Probably saved the movie as Leon
and Mathilda were originally scripted to have
a sexual relationship - beyond that scene. Luc
Besson, the director is a pedophile and some
say his experience there was inspiration for
the movie. At least that part.

Anyway, a young Natalie Portman was pretty
upset after reading the script and her parents
outright refused to let her take the role
until there were changes.