The Missing Links: Wes Anderson Bingo

Photo Gallery of the Day: Behind the Scenes at Paramount Pictures
The shot above is from a series of LIFE pictures taken in the 1970s.

Can anyone suggest some good sites that have a lot of photographs like these?


Vintage Glasses. Absent Parent. Luke Wilson. Bingo!
Wes Anderson fans will want to take a print out of this bingo card with them when they see his new flick.


This Recalls That Time Truman Consulted A Magic Eight Ball Before Deciding to Drop Those Two Nuclear Bombs
Wait, no that didn’t happen. Because rational politicians don’t base their decisions on children’s toys.


Creative Ways to Click For A Cause
This list of 10 Creative Charity Websites reminds me that I should mix in some good deed doing in with all of the hours I spend aimlessly wandering the interwebs.


Way To Make All Us Regular Skydivers Look Like Weenies
I thought I was the bravest man on Earth last summer when I went skydiving. I was not. This dude might own that title. Or maybe he’s just stupid.


Geek Out About Geeks
Since today is officially International Geek Pride Day, you should probably understand how a geek is defined. It’s not the same thing as a nerd. This helpful wiki explains how to tell the difference. This site contains a Geek-Dweeb-Dork-Nerd venn diagram.

It seems appropriate today to acknowledge one of the bonafide Geek Gods.


Cake = Wonderful. Tim Burton = Fantastic. Tim Burton Inspired Cake = Freaking-Amazing-Wonderful-Rad
Well if this here ain't just super geeky then I don’t know what is.

A Very Brief History of Chamber Pots

Some of the oldest chamber pots found by archeologists have been discovered in ancient Greece, but portable toilets have come a long way since then. Whether referred to as "the Jordan" (possibly a reference to the river), "Oliver's Skull" (maybe a nod to Oliver Cromwell's perambulating cranium), or "the Looking Glass" (because doctors would examine urine for diagnosis), they were an essential fact of life in houses and on the road for centuries. In this video from the Wellcome Collection, Visitor Experience Assistant Rob Bidder discusses two 19th century chamber pots in the museum while offering a brief survey of the use of chamber pots in Britain (including why they were particularly useful in wartime).

A Tour of the New York Academy of Medicine's Rare Book Room

The Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine documents the evolution of our medical knowledge. Its books and artifacts are as bizarre as they are fascinating. Read more here.


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