Monday, November 29, 2021

Miss Cellania's Links

Denmark's Beautiful Cornucopia Cakes. Expensive and labor-intensive, they're just right for a wedding.

Watch Mark Hamill and Lena Headey Recording Masters of the Universe.

Seven Surprising Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Josephine Baker. Like the time Hermann Goering personally tried to murder her, and nearly succeeded before she made a daring escape.   

All 63 US National Parks, Ranked. (via Kottke)

First you think this is about the couple, then you think it's about the lady crossing the street, then maybe the cat, but then you find out what it's really about.

The Woman Who Pulled a Paul Revere.

A Squeaky Dryer Becomes a Worldwide Collaboration.

Bison Become Archaeologists, Discover Ancient Petroglyphs.

Opinion: Lethal Weapon is More of a Christmas Movie Than Die Hard.

A blast from the past (2014): The Shark Whisperer and Other Animal Whisperers.

4 comments:

DWVR said...

Um okay, the couple, the lady, the cat. But what was it really about, other than that everyone (including the cat) knows everyone else?

Miss Cellania said...

I took it as really about the sign falling and almost hitting someone.

xoxoxoBruce said...

Riding 40 miles in a night over New England's hill and dale is impressive, but to do it side-saddle is insane.

Kolo Jezdec said...

It is doubtful that she rode side-saddle, as that was only the custom for short rides with a "gentleman." She is depicted riding astride the horse in at least one historical reference (https://tinyurl.com/5xwnepyn) and on a US postage stamp issued in 1975 (https://tinyurl.com/rpwpw9ba)

Miss Ludington had a poem as well:

“Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of a lovely feminine Paul Revere

Who rode an equally famous ride
Through a different part of the countryside,

Where Sybil Ludington’s name recalls
A ride as daring as that of Paul’s”