Thursday, March 31, 2022

Miss Cellania's Links

The Rise and Fall of the Steel House.

DC Comics' March Madness Tournament: Winner Gets Published. Read a description of each of the 16 contenders in the first round at Gizmodo.

Pulp Sabotage: Making Book Covers More Fun. Just be aware that some titles are NSFW. (via Metafilter)

The Hubble Space Telescope Spots Farthest Star Ever Seen. The light that began its journey from a star 12.9 billion years ago has finally reached us. (via reddit)

Weird stuff sure happens in foreign countries… but not in Chagrin Falls, USA. The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Trailer.

They Missed Student Loan Payments. Years Later, They’re Stuck in Credit Hell. (via Digg)

The Perfect Getaway Car, According to a Former Jewel Thief. (via Damn Interesting

Cats Being So Weird, You Have to Take a Picture. Some are cute as a button, some are goofy enough to make you laugh, and quite a few will make you wonder what strange set of circumstances led to this moment.

A blast from the past (2014): 10 Internet Memes Illustrated in Peeps.


MarkOfIowa said...

We still have 5 or 6 Lustron homes in the Des Moines area- it seems like every 10 years or so the local paper "rediscovers" them, and publishes an article on them. To me, the most interesting fact is using magnets to put things on the walls!

Thanks, Miss C!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love those book covers/titles, LOL! My fave is "My Horse Says I'm a Bad Kisser."

Anonymous said...

How's the WiFi signal in that steel house?

MarkOfIowa said...

@Anonymous: Good question. I went to the DM Register's archives (which of course are paywalled- boo), and found some pictures and an article from 1993. Since that is pre-wi-fi for most people, no mention of access.

It did say that there were 15 Lustron houses in the Des Moines,Iowa area and the Des Moines was one of the first cities in the country to receive the houses when they came out.

Infidel753 said...

I wonder if that star even still exists. Our Sun and our solar system certainly didn't exist 12.9 billion years ago.

Bicycle Bill said...

There are still three or four, still in use, scattered around the La Crosse WI area.  As a single male living alone, I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I could get it at a reasonable price.  Probably no worse than living in a 14x70 mobile home.


gwdMaine said...

The Lustron story was great. I found a
great article on them also:

Lustron Homes

And within the Wikipedia article is another
link detailing where they all are:

Wikipedia List of Lustron Homes

I also read elsewhere that wi-fi
would probably work OK as the home is
small and the signals could travel
though the horizontal panel seams.

Anonymous said...

So would I still have to wear my tinfoil hat indoors?