Talking Heads: Air

•September 11, 2020 • Leave a Comment

Reading a Face

•September 11, 2020 • 2 Comments

What a mix of emotions on Trump campaign chair Bill Stepien’s face in this photo. What is he feeling? Pride? Sadness? Disgust? Love? All of the above?

The photo is by Saul Loeb, and is in today’s Washington Post.

Texas German

•September 2, 2020 • Leave a Comment

This is from a cool youtube channel that collects video of languages from around the world. It’s Vernell Ehler, from Fredricksburg, Texas.

Click cc for subtitles.

Found at Nag on the Lake.

German Flying Train, 1902

•August 13, 2020 • Leave a Comment

This looks like a delightful ride. It’s 1902 footage of the Wuppertal Suspension Railway, which is still in operation.

Found on Nag on the Lake.

Curbside Larry’s Amazing Library Deals

•August 12, 2020 • Leave a Comment


What’s it gonna take to put you into a biography or a science fiction today?


Ben Gibbard: Centerfield

•August 5, 2020 • Leave a Comment

Baseball–the only sport that can make me cry.

For the Mariners’ “virtual” opening day, Seattle’s own Ben Gibbard plays a sweet song on a sad, empty field.

15 Shades of Funkytown

•August 4, 2020 • 2 Comments

Steven Greenberg, composer of the evergreen jam Funkytown, has posted performances of the song in 15 different musical styles. I especially like the folk rock and surf versions.



He’s also posted fan cover versions of the song.

Found on BoingBoing.



Candy Candido: One Meat Ball

•July 29, 2020 • Leave a Comment

Candy Candido sings of a humble meal.

This song, it turns out, has a storied past, starting in 1885, and was recorded by The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Lonnie Donegan, Dave Van Ronk, Ry Cooder, and many others.

Gotta Eat the Plums!

•July 27, 2020 • Leave a Comment

You are seminal American modernist poet WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS. It is late at night and you are HUNGRY.


Thanks, Nag!

An Historic Tale

•July 5, 2020 • 2 Comments


I recently learned of the Historic Tale Construction Kit, where you can make your own Bayeaux Tapestry. This is my first effort.

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