Thursday, April 22, 2021

Miss Cellania's Links

Susan Sarandon's Library. It gave Twitter users anxiety.

In 1963, a 19-year-old aspiring folk singer was taped performing at a radio station. It is the earliest known recording of Joni Mitchell singing. (via Metafilter)

Fly Me to Cuba, Said the American Hijackers. Find out how the spate of skyjackings was finally stopped. (via Damn Interesting)

From Punchline to Oscar Contenders: The Overdue Rise of Asians in Hollywood. (via reddit)

Here’s what it’s like to Spend the Night in Chernobyl.

Have you ever wondered where the term "Grandfather clause" came from?

Russia’s Hand-Tossed Satellites

Can You Match the Fake Country to Its Movie? This quiz suffers from the lack of Grand Fenwick.

COVID-19 is spiking badly in India due to a more contagious variant that kills young people. 

A blast from the past (2018): 10 Impressive Yarnbombing Projects.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

The first recording of Joni Mitchell is awesome. I bought the archival CD set that was released with it on it.

Interesting stories on "Fly me to Cuba" and the yarnbombing craze.

I got 9/12 of the fake countries, but I agree -- where the hell was the Duchy of Grand Fenwick? Too obscure for today's crowd, I guess.

Miss Cellania said...

Also no Elbonia or Lower Slobbovia, but those weren't from movies.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, I remember Lower Slobbovia too, but Elbonia means nothing to me.

Miss Cellania said...

Elbonia was in The Three Stooges.

SnowMan said...

Elbonia was the snow-covered country in the Dilbert cartoons.

There were multiple countries in the Three Stooges movies, including Moronika (You Nazty Spy!) and Starvania, Jerkola, and more (Study This Map).

SnowMan said...

Oops, Elbonia was mud-covered (Lower Slobbovia was snow-covered).