Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a
"If women are to govern, control, manage, influence and retain the adoration of husbands, fathers, brothers, lovers or even cousins, they must look their prettiest at all times."
The National Muscular Dystrophy Association announced that in 2011, for the first time since 1966, Jerry Lewis would not be headlining the annual MDA Telethon for "Jerry's Kids." After earning more than $2 billion, the show was going on without him. Here's a look back at the origin of the telethon, some of the highlights, and what might have inspired Jerry to get involved. Background TV's first telethon took place in 1949. It was New York's Damon Runyon Memorial Cancer Fund Telethon, hosted by Milton
Waiting Out Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans. An eyewitness account of a woman who stayed put, now and during Katrina. * Storms and floods aren't enough for Hurricane Isaac. There's a possibility that it could stir up oil and debris from the 2010 BP spill. * A Little Girl Evacuating For Isaac Leaves Instructions For Her Stuffed Animals. This is cute and sad at the same time. * Mike took a picture of himself every day for five years to bring you this awesome video of his changing appearance. Somehow I
While shoe-horning these into conversation today might prove difficult, these 17 synonyms for sex were used often enough in 19th-century England to earn a place in the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, a book for upper-crust Britons who had no idea what the proles were talking about.
You know how people make lists of unusual town names to send out as a joke via email? I got one that had a list of "noisy" towns. I decided to look them up and see how "loud" these places really are. I found that most of them were simply nice, quiet places-with very loud names.1. Loudville,
"Friendster doesn't fit in with President Bush's Internet strategy." This 2004 BusinessWeek article examined how John Kerry and John Edwards leveraged Friendster to boost their campaigns. * Speaking of the Moon, It Will be Blue Tomorrow That only happens once in a... well, you know the rest. * Internet Rule #1: All Bill Murray Items Must Be Reposted Bill Wearing Socks from Niege Borges on Vimeo. I’m only following the law of the internet here. (Via Splitisder)
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Jude Law Reading Poker
Yesterday, The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz tweeted a photo of the syllabus for California Here We Come: The O.C. and the Self-Aware Culture of 21st Century America. It's being offered at Duke this semester. We touched on the topic of TV-inspired courses in a sidebar in our last issue, The 25 Most Powerful TV Shows of the Past 25 Years. Here are some non-O.C. classes that have been offered. 1. Oberlin Experimental College: Through the Darkness of Future-Past: An Exploration of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks
For those who have accepted spills and stains as a part of daily life, designer Kristine Bjaadal's tablecloth concept could be a lifesaver. Rather than get ruined when someone spills something on it, the cloth improves—showing a stunning butterfly that was practically invisible before the
These days, women portrayed in popular media tend to be thin with medium or large breasts. But a few hundred years ago, a few curves meant you lived the good life and indulged in tasty treats the impoverished couldn't afford. Classical artists tended to portray models that
Think cats are the only creatures with nine lives? An orangutan named Leuser might disagree. In February 2004, the 5-year-old Sumatran orangutan was en route to Jakarta—he was destined to be a gift—when a team from the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) rescued him. The group took him back to a site near Jambi’s Bukit Tigapuluh National Park in central Sumatra, where they helped to retrain him in the ways of wild orangutans. The primate did well—the team noted that he was an
Joss Whedon is developing a live-action Marvel super hero TV series called S.H.I.E.L.D. He won't be running it, but we'll be watching it. * Daddy's going to play guitar for his 11-month-old twin daughters. Will they A. cry, B. ignore him, or C. become viral video stars? * Here's a list of the best image memes to spring from President Obama's reddit AMA. The internet may be distracted by politics, but LOL is always a priority. * Stanley Kubrick was a master of the one-point perspective shot, and this
Ned Kelly's Head Possibly Found The remains of famed Australian outlaw Ned Kelly were identified from a mass prison grave and returned to his family earlier this moth, with the exception of his head, which was missing. Now 74-year-old New Zealander Anna Hoffman has come forward and says she has Kelly's skull, given to her years ago by a security guard while she was visiting Melbourne. Hoffman has a collection of more than 20 human skulls. Forensic investigators will conduct DNA tests on the skull to
The name dates back to 1903, when most deliveries were made by horse-drawn wagons. The driver was referred to as a "teamster," because he was the one who managed the team that was pulling the
A dispatch from the Walker Art Center's Internet Cat Video Festival. * Have something to say? Write your future self a letter (well, an email). * From Preston, the changing New York City skyline, from 1876 to a conceptual image of 2013.
How many words do you know? I missed one at the very end, curses! Apparently that means I know close to 50,000 words (or more accurately, I can reasonably guess the meanings of around that many). * Check out the top 10 strangest things that need more explanation. Well this will keep me up for the rest of the weekend. * For those who watch the "Big Bang Theory" (and even for those who don't) here are the rules for Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock (this makes things so much more clear. I think). *
There are plenty of reasons to party this month.
A Nice Cool Bottle of 7UP. A Baby Bottle of 7UP, That Is. “For 7Up is so pure, so wholesome, you can even give it to babies and feel good about it.” Oh, 1950s advertising, you’re the worst. * Going Beyond Chess Have you ever played any of these 10 super-involved strategy games? * Another College Class Sure to Thrill(er) Yesterday Stacy Conradt served up an awesome list of 12 incredible college courses. Here’s another brand new one to add to the collection: "Michael Jackson: The
Somewhere along the line, Sid and Marty Krofft became synonymous with weird kids' TV. Let's take a look at their wondrous imaginary worlds. Banana Splits 1968 Sid and Marty did not produce the Banana Splits Show, but they designed the characters and the sets.* H.R. Pufnstuf 1969 Things got really weird when the Krofft brothers did their own full show. I watched this a little when I was eleven years old, and even at that age I could see how very weird it all was.* Ah, but that's just the