Wikipedia - use of the term ‘Shipping’ (fandom).
I ran across this a while ago in a discussion about a book series; a term I hadn’t heard at the time. Thought others might appreciate the clue.
New Statesman: The new Luddites: why former digital prophets are turning against tech.
Aeon: The warped world of 1950s marriage counselling.
“We’re used to thinking of the 1950s ‘housewife’ as a vague, happy caricature on gift-shop mugs and postcards – vacuuming in pearls, offering a post-work martini to the returning husband. In its intimate individual details, this advice column resurrects a sharper history, showing the array of cruelties that this kind of marriage could entail, the number of wives who resisted their roles, and the way that mainstream culture tried to put them in their place.” Hence “mother’s little helpers.” A wife not far down the street used to get cases of Johnny Walker Red delivered weekly. When she pulled out of the driveway, we all knew to hide behind something substantial.
Youtube: Ohio Amish Barn Raising.
It’s good to have people.
Slate: A brilliant cellist embraces the Devil’s Music.
It’s gonna be one of those days, methinks. Dracula, Devil’s music ...
FFFFOUND!: Spoof of classic O’Reilly geek book cover.
Hilarious. Warning: some may find it offensive.
BarnFinds: Siamese Oddball in Ohio.
TechCrunch: When Does Uber Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car?
Interesting. Not in Santa Fe, yet.
365/2: 240. Bark beetle damage in one of my dead junipers.
Stunning, the amount of hidden damage in this one section of wood.
I also invested in a new hat, to replace my skanky straw. Picked up one o’ these. Worked a treat out in the sun while sawing up dead wood. I was surprised that the crease suits my face ... I never really liked that style in catalogs. Sandra approves, so it’s a keeper.
Later: Sorry, I was out all day. Link to hat, fixed.
Newsweek: Shipwreck of S.S. Central America Yields More Gold.
Yeow. I suppose every teen of my generation dreamed of someday diving for treasure. Captures the imagination, both the history and the haul.
The Burning of Zozobra at approximately 9PM MST tonight.
Design You Trust: Moose Comes to Work in Dresden, Germany.
Bullwinkle wanted to know more about Germany’s ‘glass ceiling’, but found glass walls are more problematic ...
Coolist: NASA Space Launch System Is The Biggest Rocket Ever.
“Is the?” Will be. If/when built.
Coolist: Trakke Jero Yurt is a 21st Century Cabin for Cool Camping.
Replacing the traditional lattice and cloth with thin plywood. Kinda brilliant. Best for temporary use, of course. I like it.
Cool Tools: Car2Go.
A step on the way to self-driving cars (eliminating the ‘ownership’ mentality).
DesignYouTrust: GoPro Fetch. Mount a GoPro to your pooch.
You know, might be a really useful tool for search & rescue folks.
JasonOrmand: A pro tip for reducing visual noise in OSX.
Dazed: Grimes turns down her Ice Bucket Challenge nomination.
“Last Friday, Pamela Anderson declined her Ice Bucket Challenge nomination on the grounds that the ALS Association has a poor record of testing on animals. Over the weekend, Grimes has followed suit and turned down Canadian DJ Richie Hawtin’s nom, announcing that she’d be happy to give the money to a charity – just not the ALS organisation that kickstarted the charity challenge.”
alexcornellblog: Why It’s Impossible to Make Plans Anymore.
Cellphones. So this writer maintains. I’d critique, but I have to call someone ...
BBC: Burning Man closed on opening day by rain.
‘Smoldering Man’ doesn’t quite have the same cachet ...
The Dish: Calling Out Catcalls.
This brings up a point. If I’m walking on the street, and I see a man or a woman who is dressed so fantastically that I feel the desire to comment appropriately ... is there any method by which one can do so without seeming creeper/stalker/pervert? I don’t think there is any method anymore for someone to say, “Jeez, you look amazing! Perfect!” and then just saunter on our merry way.
Not One-Off Britishisms: “Expiry date”.
Ha! Say ‘expiry date’ anywhere inland of the two coasts, you’ll get some mighty curious looks. “What kind o’ date?”
BldgBlog: The Spacecraft Cemetery.
“Wreck-diving the fallen airlocks of the International Space Station!” More like sinking in a bathyscaphe to see gnarled, barbecued chunks of metal.
OnStage Mag: Frampton personally enforces “No Camera” Policy.
He flings for the rafters. Speaking of which, this self-absorbed behavior is getting worse and worse. Our internationally-famed Canyon Road art galleries are now under siege by Shazam, the music-recognition app. Customers are bulling their way through fragile displays, shoving their cellphones next to speakers, and yelling “I GOT IT! I GOT IT!” for the entire block to hear.
These are not teenagers, in our galleries. These are comfortably middle-aged folks who should behave better.
Pacific Standard: The Origins of the Chemtrail Conspiracy.
Just about every time I post a sky photo, I get some nutcase linking it and titling it “Look - chemtrails.” This foolishness has to stop somewhere. If anyone you know is spouting this dreck, shut ‘em down.
Oswald shot Kennedy. There were no explosives in the Twin Towers. There are a half-dozen Holy Grails of dubious authenticity scattered around. Benghazi’s only being kept inflated by right-wing gasbags.