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Saturday, 18 January 2020

Missouri could jail librarians for lending 'age-inappropriate' books

quote [ Bill would allow parents to decide whether children should have access to controversial books, with heavy penalties if libraries disobey ]

Ban questionable books, and contribute to many other Godly services.
[SFW] [crime & punishment]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 17 January 2020

The Story Behind One of Star Wars' Most Recognizable Posters

quote [ If two people made one of the most iconic Star Wars posters ever in less than two days, wouldn’t you want to hear that story? ]

I want the things that I had before
Like a Star Wars poster on my bedroom door
[SFW] [art] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Karl Patterson Schmidt: The Herpetologist Who Documented His Own Death For Science

quote [ Karl Patterson Schmidt was an eminent American herpetologist—one who studies amphibians and reptiles. He worked for the American Museum of Natural History in New York and then for the Field Museum in Chicago, during which he made several expedition to Central and South America to collect specimens for the museum. He was also the president of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. During his long scientific career, Schmidt handled countless deadly snakes. But in 1957, he made the fatal mistake of underestimating the toxicity of a juvenile boomslang snake, sent to him by the director of the Lincoln Park Zoo for identification. ]

The sea is unbecoming, but still we take it on
[SFW] [people] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

An Elegy for Karachi’s Empress Market

quote [ The dismantling of Karachi’s markets and informal shops isn’t just robbing the city of its soul. It threatens the survival of the very people that make it a city. ]

Goin' down next year, gonna give Karachi hell, mama, yeah
[SFW] [food & drink] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Easter Island's Monoliths Made the Crops Grow

quote [ By quarrying rock for the statues, the people of Rapa Nui fertilized the soil. ]

Are you hip to Easter Island?
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 13 January 2020

Moldy Oldie Marketing

quote [ How the music industry’s TV-driven direct marketing strategies revived vintage hits, salvaged floundering careers, and brought us Zamfir’s epic pan flute. ]

Dance around it naked with pagans, leggings, and pan-flutes
[SFW] [music] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 12 January 2020

The Endless Potential Of The Pedal Steel Guitar, An Odd Duck By Any Measure

quote [ The pedal steel guitar is, for many, inextricable from its roots in country music — but its well runs much deeper than providing some smooth twang. ]

Some music fans appreciate the pedal steel
[SFW] [music] [+3 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 11 January 2020

VVVVVV’s source code is now public, 10 year anniversary jam happening now!

quote [ VVVVVV is such an important game to me, I barely even know where to start. I wanted to do something special to mark the occasion: so, as of today, I’m releasing the game’s source code! ]

You got the source that can open up their eyes
[SFW] [games] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 10 January 2020

Neil Peart, Rush Drummer, Dies at 67

quote [ Neil Peart, the legendary drummer of Rush, has died, Rolling Stone reports. He was 67. The cause of death, according to a spokesperson, was brain cancer. Peart passed on Tuesday, January 7th, in Santa Monica. ]

My life is slipping away
[SFW] [obituaries] [+7 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:45pmGMT] [4 comments]

Jupiter Is Flinging Comets Toward Earth

quote [ Some astronomers believe that Jupiter, instead of protecting Earth from dangerous comets and asteroids, is actively flinging objects into the inner solar system. New research now demonstrates this complex process in action. ]

Oh, oh Jupiter
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:14amGMT] [8 comments]

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