horse fellators. All of them.
Monday, 14 January 2019

'O Uommibatto': How the Pre-Raphaelites Became Obsessed with the Wombat

quote [ Angus Trumble on Dante Gabriel Rossetti and company's curious but longstanding fixation with the furry oddity that is the wombat ? that 'most beautiful of God's creatures' which found its way into their poems, their art, and even, for a brief while, their homes. ]

Like Mortal Kombat, but fuckin these wombats got you dizzy
[SFW] [history] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 11 January 2019

** M I N I T E L **

quote [ Dedicated to the preservation and study of the Minitel network and related videotex technologies. ]

A whole universe of a lively '80s European (French) pre-internet ? very well documented.

Main link goes to US archive, link was found on (?Articles en anglais?), thumb via Minitel is dead.

See also: Unboxing a Minitel and finally, resurrection.
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
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A Short History of Showering

quote [ Personal hygiene hasn?t always been an integral part of grooming, yet the need to clean oneself easily and quickly was as pressing in ancient times as it is today. Bathing in a tub was cumbersome, so those who could bathed under waterfalls. These were the first showers used by man. ]

Working at bookstores with never showering, yellow pit stains dance music war stories on, tape.
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 6 January 2019

The Secret World of Pageant Pigeons

quote [ They?ve been increasingly antagonised over the last century, reduced to nothing more than a plague upon Midtown Manhattan, Trafalgar Square, Notre Dame (we could keep going). But today at MessyNessy, your internet watering hole for misfits and chic oddities, we?d like to show you that pigeons, yes pigeons, can meet those two categories with flying colours. ]

Butter my ass with a pigeon
[SFW] [history] [+2]
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Saturday, 5 January 2019

history of the entire world, i guess

quote [ You could make a religion out of this. ]

History lesson with jazz-pop fusion bits sprinkled throughout? Okay!
[NSFW] [history] [+1 Original]
[by JWWargo@11:36pmGMT] [2 comments]

Beautiful But Deadly: The Creepiest Devices From Medicine's Grisly, Leech-Filled Past

quote [ The French physician Louis Auzoux was having trouble sourcing fresh cadavers. It was a common problem for doctors and medical students in the early 19th century, and if they couldn?t dissect the dead, how could they understand the inner workings of the human body? ]

Packed in with the medical devices
[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:32pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Belt, Buckled

quote [ The legacy of the seat belt, the world?s most prevalent safety device, and the act of corporate goodwill that ensured everyone?s car got the best design. ]

Buckle it up, or you'll die
[SFW] [history] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:51amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Class of 2019

quote [ Our top pick of those whose works on 1st January 2019 enter the public domain in many countries around the world, including Kurt Schwitters, Marcel Duchamp, Sergei Eisenstein and Martin Luther King Jr. ]

Public Domain kickin' it
[SFW] [history] [+3 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:10amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 31 December 2018

35 years ago, Isaac Asimov was asked by the Star to predict the world of 2019

quote [ How and why did the Star get Asimov to write for us back in 1983?

Vian Ewart, who was Insight editor then, says the idea for an Orwell series came naturally, and he recalls the project fondly to this day. He put together a team including a writer (Ellie Tesher), an illustrator and layout designer.

?Asimov was popular at the time? for his science fiction, Ewart says, ?so I simply phoned him at his New York home and asked him. He loved the idea of a 1984 series and was pleased to be ?the lead-off writer.? He was a very gracious man and charged $1 a word.? ]

Hit a soft paywall on my phone, full article in extended.

[SFW] [history] [+4 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@5:14amGMT] [12 comments]

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Photos Day Or Night: How One Photographer Documented The Segregated South

quote [ Monumental shifts were occurring in America during the time that photographer Hugh Mangum was working in North Carolina and the Virginias. It was the height of the Jim Crow era, when the nation was starting to see laws separating whites from blacks. But as a businessman who needed to support his family, Mangum didn't discriminate between clientele, therefore leaving behind an archive that tells a different story of the segregated South at the turn of the 20th century. ]

Joecam would have loved this stuff!
[SFW] [history] [+3 Interesting]
[by TM@7:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

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