is there a grand council of fap, and if so, who cleans their offices?
Saturday, 9 December 2023

Browsing the Eastern Side of the Personal Web

quote [ A term which I've encountered quite a bit on Japanese personal sites is "????". The translation for this term is simply "search avoidance". ]

A lot of pondering on how to sensibly approach the smol web of Japan.

Thumb via Clawmarks
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:24pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 8 December 2023

The Mysterious Jerome of Sandy Cove

quote [ The story of a legless mystery man known as ?Jerome? who turned up one day in 1863 in Sandy Cove is well-known in Nova Scotia. He was found one morning, perhaps in September, by two fishermen on the beach by the Bay of Fundy sitting up against a large rock. ]

And 'round the sandy cove
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:51amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 2 December 2023

Everybody who was Anybody had Dr. Feelgood and his Speed Shots on Speed Dial

quote [ What do Elvis, President John F. Kennedy (and Jackie), Alfred Hitchcock, Truman Capote, Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe all have in common? Apart from the obvious cultural and historical significance, they all shared a special relationship with Dr. Max Jacobson or as he would later become known, ?Dr. Feelgood?. ]

I got me a man named Doctor Feelgood
[SFW] [people] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:20amGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 26 November 2023

Ruminating On Replies

quote [ The ?reply guy,? the internet-native take on Florida Man, has started to cause problems in the fediverse, and it comes down to ideology. ]

Imma busy guy and I do reply slow
[SFW] [people] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 22 November 2023

Louis Le Prince, The Father of Cinematography

quote [ In any casual conversation regarding the history of film, the name of Louis Le Prince seldom arises. Yet, this legendary French artist and inventor stands out as perhaps the most important figure in the history of filmmaking. ]

I might up and beam it, my life like a cinematography flick
[SFW] [people] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 20 November 2023

The Fantastical Feasts of England's First Celebrity Chef

quote [ Pastry warships, frogs hopping out of pies, and other spectacles devised by Robert May. ]

Gimme a year, Im a celebrity chef (Cookin')
[SFW] [people] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 16 November 2023

It's not just you. LinkedIn has gotten really weird.

quote [ a madcap workplace drama that laid bare an awkward truth: No one really knows what it means to be "professional" anymore. ]

It is a bizarre affair. Or something.
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@8:01pmGMT] [4 comments]

Monday, 6 November 2023

Merchant of Death: The case of Kenneth Law and the shadowy online network that helps people end their lives

quote [ After Kenneth Law lost his job as a low-level cook at the Royal York hotel, he found another way to make money: peddling suicide kits on the internet. Now, he?s been linked to the deaths of over 100 people around the world?and their grieving families want justice ]

bonafide mail order suicide kit
[SFW] [people] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:33amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 4 November 2023

Modernity is a Dirty Diaper

quote [ Becoming comfortable with (or at least inured to) rootlessness, transitory relationships, and isolation are important skills for living comfortably in the liquid modern world. ]

Starts with comparing inventions against comfort inventions (toilets) and then starts to question these as well.

Bit packed with side remarks. Also not sure if using less diapers solves modernity.
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@5:22pmGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 25 October 2023

The Globe-Trotting Scholar Who Unlocked the Secrets of the Aztecs

quote [ Anthropologist Zelia Nuttall transformed the way we think of ancient Mesoamerica ]

Ancient ruins de Aztec
[SFW] [people] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

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