Archive for ‘history’

September 21, 2019

The America I grew up in

by allthoughtswork

Monkey bars set in concrete? Check!

Tall metal slide that seared my thighs? Check!

Tossed around a station wagon during a car accident? Check!

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September 20, 2019

Mormonism, holy crap

by allthoughtswork

September 19, 2019

Take a picture, it’ll last longer

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September 12, 2019

So THAT’S why British stairs are so pokey

by allthoughtswork

Stuffed shirts are cheap bastards no matter which side of the pond you build, it seems.

September 11, 2019

Bite me

by allthoughtswork

September 9, 2019

Animated Bayeux Tapestry

by duncanr

the Bayeux Tapestry famously depicts the Battle of Hastings 1066 when Willian, Duke of Normandy in France, led an invading army to England and defeated the english king, Harold, in battle to take the crown for himself

this animation version of the tapestry was created by David Newton as part of a student project at Goldsmiths College

September 8, 2019

Brushing up on disaster

by allthoughtswork

I’ve watched around four dozen videos and documentaries on the level 9 Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011 with good reason: The impending Cascadia megathrust fault earthquake off our Oregon coast has a disturbingly good chance of being that disaster’s twin or even it’s ugly big brother.

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September 7, 2019

Winter is coming…or is it?

by allthoughtswork

Pay close attention to that brief comment at the end about mining hundreds of billions of dollars of precious minerals beneath Greenland.

Hundreds of billions.

Suddenly, the conservatives deep interest in ignoring global warming makes sense.

September 6, 2019

Eel be seeing you

by allthoughtswork

Image result for loch ness monster

This just in: Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel. Somebody did a 23andMe on ol’ Nessie’s bathwater and no dinosaur residue was found. Time to change his name to Unagi.

September 6, 2019

Hurricane Dorian: Stuff of nightmares

by allthoughtswork

It wouldn’t matter if the bathroom wasn’t working at this point because I’d be pissing my pants at the mere sight of that.