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Thursday Linky

Linky going out on Thursday this week on account of Easter.

Cavalorn has uncovered a genuine oddity from 70s Britain: a kid’s how-to guide for the occult. It’s like something out of Scarfolk, but real.

In Buzzfeed-does-journalism shock, here’s a quite nice piece on Tom Lehrer, and the quiet, comprehensive way he is ignoring his incredible legacy.

American football in China – this is a great tale. (via Nextdraft)

TL;DR wikipedia (via Dangerous Minds)

Kristen Schaal as Darth Vader

Malc tells a weirdly fascinating tale from his deep research into nuclear history: how did a 1980 tv movie feature in efforts to keep Pakistan from attaining nuclear power?

A conversation on Facebook led to a google search which unexpectedly turned this up: Herry Monster reunites with cute Sesame Street kid, 20 years later

The marvellous Mrs Meows gives a very smart, and usefully linked, account of how she grew out of Michael Jackson.

Hogwarts MOOC, lol

Unexpectedly, the AVClub manages to make a compelling inventory list on the subject of sinister rabbits in pop culture

True Detective meets Family Circus (I think I’ve seen more parodies of Family Circus than I have the real thing)

How to lie with graphs and charts! The real-world examples are jaw-dropping. (via Matt Cowens)

13-year-old eagle huntress (via Craig Oxbrow & Tim Denee)

And finally, don’t ever tease any other kids you guys

{ 2 } Comments

  1. Malc | April 17, 2014 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for linking to the blog post. It’s one of those weird little snippets that wasn’t quite important enough to make it into the submitted thesis. I’ve got a few more that I’ll be sharing over the next couple of weeks, mostly to do with people or organisations that you wouldn’t ordinarily connect to nuclear non-proliferation.

    And that kids guide to the occult! Genuinely unbelievable. Scarfolk indeed.


  2. Pearce | April 22, 2014 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    I know the dude who made that Family Circus/True Detective tumblr. He was amazed when someone pointed out that the AV Club had linked to it.

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