Yesterday marked 120 years of women’s suffrage in NZ – infographic showing some significant changes in that span
Medieval jokes (you have to provide your own comedic timing)
Complete version of The Wicker Man being released to cinemas! I watched a version with Malc once that had a bunch of lost footage restored but the quality of the restorations was incredibly poor so it was hard to even see what was going on – but this material is apparently pristine. Exciting!
Deceit and success in the contemporary art game (via Allen Varney)
via John Fouhy – incredible cover of Bohemian Rhapsody on the subject of string theory! It all went way over my head, the closest I came to grokking this stuff is reading a few John Gribbin books in the mid-90s, but this is compulsively watchable.
Yahoo redesigned its logo. Graphic designers everywhere have had plenty to say about the process and the outcome, none of it good. Here’s a good example of the kind of responses Yahoo’s had.
25 animal-shaped buildings from around the world – somehow embarrassed that NZ only has two animal-shaped buildings in this list
How many NZers served on Gallipoli? Te Ara spreads a correction to the historical record.
Peter Sellers doing a range of British accents in one phone call – breathtakingly smooth.
No Names, No Jackets – each post gives you the opening chapter of an unidentified novel; at the end you can click through to the actual book on Amazon if you want to read more. Interesting.
This has been in the linky file since Jan – I have a big backlog – and it seems to me this hasn’t been nearly as viral as I expected. So, in case you missed it: someone made a live-action version of Toy Story (the entire film).
And finally, for mature readers only, Ukrainian breast dance to the Star Wars Imperial March theme. I haven’t watched this, you’re on your own if you click.