Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Miss Cellania's Links

The Hat: A Geometric Breakthrough in Aperiodic Tiling

What If the Person Who Named Walkie Talkies Named Everything? (via Boing Boing)

A review of the movie Tetris, from a film critic who had never even heard of the game. (via Kottke)  

Holstein calf with smiling face markings lands role as farm lawnmower for life. (via reddit)

Everyone Wants My Little Danny.

The hilarious story of 1908 "fake rescue dog" who pushed children into the Seine and then rescued them for steak rewards.

Use Your SodaStream to Extend the Life of Greens. (via Kottke)

The Long History of the Figurative 'Literally'—and 8 Great Writers Who Used It. Maybe it will lower your blood pressure about the subject.

A Twitter Gallery of All the US Presidents as Comic Book Villains. Or at Threadreader, if you prefer. (via Fark)


xoxoxoBruce said...

The pattern on that calf looks like Pennywise to me.

lolarusa said...

I have no particular dislike of using literally in a figurative sense, but half of the examples in the article linked here are authors using literally in a literal sense--referring to the milk and honey they brought with them on their picnic, the wind rocking the house, etc. It's a very confused argument.