Saturday, October 08, 2022

Iron Sky: Dictator's Cut"

Weekend from hell forecast for NSW coast: Sydney severe weather warning

Champion powerlifter squat-lifts body weight 42 times in one minute.

There is no lack of formulas for how to open a story. But great short stories elude well-worn  schemes  »

Melbourne's Anthony Douglas crowned 2022 World Barista Champion

 Awesome Archives on Tumblr: “A celebration of archives, archival material, and the amazing history that they protect. Expect to see a lot of strange historical finds, unique materials, and archives in the news. I throw up 5 posts a day….

Sometimes I’m looking for something online – often “how to” articles – and I want to filter for – like – a website that was clearly built in 2010 at the latest, which may or may not have been updated since then, but contains a vast wealth of information on one topic, painstakingly organized by an unknown legend in the field with decades’ worth of experience. I don’t want a listicle with a nice stolen picture in a slideshow format written by a content aggregator that God forgot.

 I want hand-drawn diagrams by some genius professor who doesn’t understand SEO at all, but understands making stir-fries or raising stick insects better than anyone else on this earth. I don’t know what search settings to put into Google to get this…”

Open Culture: “We can learn much about how a historical period viewed the abilities of its children by studying its children’s literature.
 Occupying a space somewhere between the purely didactic and the nonsensical, most children’s books published in the past few hundred years have attempted to find a line between the two poles, seeking a balance between entertainment and instruction. However, that line seems to move closer to one pole or another depending on the prevailing cultural sentiments of the time. And the very fact that children’s books were hardly published at all before the early 18th century tells us a lot about when and how modern ideas of childhood as a separate category of existence began…by examining the children’s literature of the Victorian era, perhaps the most innovative and diverse period for children’s literature thus far by the standards of the time. 
And we can do so most thoroughly by surveying the thousands of mid- to late 19th century titles at the University of Florida’s Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature. Their digitized collection currently holds over 7,000 books free to read online from cover to cover, allowing you to get a sense of what adults in Britain and the U.S. wanted children to know and believe…”

And for the lucky few, lockdowns proved no barricades to love. Berejiklian teamed up with QC and Parramatta Eels fanatic Arthur Moses. Porter locked arms with Sydney criminal lawyer Karen Espiner. And sometimes Media Watch host Janine Perrett went steady with Australian Taxation Office Commissioner Chris Jordan.

Glenn Reynolds' day job is Professor of Law at The University of Tennessee.  But he's best known for, the influential and widely-read conservative and libertarian political blog. 

I agree with Glenn when he says the revolving door "is a corrupting influence on both government and industry."   There's plenty of reason for anger on the left and right when top government officials resign to take very lucrative jobs at firms and lobbying groups that benefit from their insider knowledge. 

Berlin in July 1945 (HD 1080p color footage) - [apocalyptic]
Incredible Deep Sea Creatures of the Ningaloo Canyons - [wow nature]
Scientists discover 'longest living' creature - [Siphonophore Apolemia]
One of the Best Tokyo Photographers: Lukasz Palka - [cyberpunk/urban art]
Fantastic 1950s Soviet Art: Nikolai Kolchitski [retrofuturism]
Steampunk: Tide-Predicting Machine - [1895 AD tech]
Almost a Fantasy Forest: Madeira, Portugal - [wow photo]
The Four-Second Catastrophe: How Boeing Doomed the 737 MAX - [good article]
This movie looks interesting: "Russian Ark" - [Wiki entry]
Megalopolis Animation Test (spectacular art) - [scifi]
I Turned a 1920's Typewriter into an EDM Drum Machine - [DIY video]
Crazy Story of The Ugliest Building Ever - [urban exploring]
The Cute Creatures Found On Russia's Weird Regional Flags - [pics]
Fun & Creative Coronavirus-Themed Stuff - [geek pics]
Little-Known SciFi Comic Art from Spain - [scroll way down]
Window film creates rainbow in room - [oddly satisfying]
The Complete list of the SciFi "Punk" subgenres - [geek info, scroll down]
Another one of those "Useless Machines" - [fun video]
The hyper-detailed imaginary cities of Ben Sack - [wow art]
Moog System 55 Modular Synth Demo - [neat video]
World's most valuable vinyl records - [another list, retro]
"Beliner Leben" Scanned Weimar Berlin Magazines - [great find]
Another fully scanned Weimar Berlin mag: Lustige Blätter - [great find]
Minecraft House in Real Life - [weird, architecture]
Impossible Japanese Puzzle Solved After 10 Years - [wow video]
Desperate Insurance Scammer - [pretty sad, video]
DIY Social Distancing Laser Hat (skip to result) - [wow video]
Cessna 172 Home Flight Simulator - [wow video]
Rollercoaster Ride to Remember, indeed - [wow video]
Sleeping on the Job - [wow video]
"Iron Sky: Dictator's Cut" is fully online - [for free]
Epic Music Plus Cartier Video Ad Equals Wow - [wow video]
"I fell for you, the moment I saw you" - [fun video]
Space Rocket Built with 1 Million Matches Takes Off - [wow video]
Brave Little Suzuki Takes Off, too! - [wow video]

It Emerges Out Of The Misty Darkness! - [retro pic]
Lovely Merseybeat Tune from Hong Kong - [1967 footage, music]
CryptoMuseum: Huge Spy Radio Collection! - [great find]
The Most Beautiful Recent Concept Car? - [cool video]
Did you see the steampunk art by Vadim Voitekhovitch? - [wow art]
My Favorite Radio / TV! - [SONY FX 300 Jackal]
Just a 3D Mansion in Art Nouveau/Belle Epoque Style - [concept art]
Hilarious and Cool Art by BiboX - [wow art]
House of the Century! Indeed - [architecture]
Space Babes by WenJuinn - [somewhat nsfw, scifi art]
Rare Look on Repairs on Moscow Metro Subway - [wow photos]
The Death Of Subculture: Great Series of Articles - [insight]
History of Secret Radio Operations - [fascinating]
The Tallest Buildings (3D Size Comparison) - [wow video]
KDLT-TV 1999ft tower being climbed - [not for the faint-hearted, video]
Strange Ancient Feminine Statues - [Ramappa sculptures]
History (w/pics) of DX Remote Radio Listening - [interesting]
Dino EV Concept is quite handsome - [cool auto]
No cars on this Chinese "Island of Music" (info) - [travel]
Epic Lock Fails - [funny pics]
Union Pacific "Big Boy" Steam Engineinfo - [trains]
1966 Syd Mead Design for a Ford Pickup Truck - [futurism]
This is a HUGE resource of 1800s German Romantic Art - [great find]
Surreal Steampunk Art by John Stephens - [wow art]
Pimped out VW Campervans - [fun pics]
Huge Archive of Golden Age of Radio Publications - [great find]
Alpicool Futuristic Prefab House info - [wow design]
A stunning roll cloud moving over Lake Michigan - [wow video]
Greatest Optical Illusion in awhile - [tiktok video] 
Nissan's 370Zki is something else... - [cool video]
Strange & Cute 1906 Forgotten Silent Film - [cool video]
Playing banjo for a wild fox! He came back for an encore - [fun video]
Turboencabulator! Hilarious Explanation - [fun video]
More of this geek goodness, with charts - [fun video]
Ondrej Havelka' Outstanding Retro Music Video - [fun video]
How Spiritual People Fight (Parody) - [fun video]
Feel-Good Dancing in all its glory - [wow video]

Ronny Announces Election Results - [surprising video]
Alien-like Great Barrier Reef Creature: Trick-or-Treat Crab - [wow nature]
The Real Source of Gravity - [truly mind-bending video!]
Water-based Computer Built in the Soviet Union in 1936 - [wow info, cyberpunk]
"The Movie You Will Never See" - [due to be released in 100 years]
Extreme: Erecting the Superhigh Antenna - [wow video]
Quantum Teleportation of Particles of Matter? - [wow science]
What is the Password?? Indeed - [fun video]
Poems of Shelley Illustr. by R. Anning Bell (1902) - [art nouveau]
Red Sprite Storm 2019 (Upward Lightnings!) - [wow weather video]
Mars: Wet to Dry (Animation) - [NASA video]
Recreating Asteroid Strike That Killed Dinosaurs - [wow video]
A Compendium of the World's Most Unique Beds - [geek pics]
Native American Myths and Legends - [huge, useful site]
The Epic and Surreal Paintings of H. Berann - [wow art, slightly nsfw]
Gallery of H. Berann 3D Mountain Art in Extreme HD - [inside Wiki article]
Read some of the Cantos by Ezra Pound here - [epic, weird]
Bejeweled Autumn Leaves - [wow art; Inst account]
How China Cloned Shanghai - [wow video]
Ancient Epic: Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta - [Sumerian High Fantasy]
Who was this Enmerkar? - [geek info, Tower of Babel-related]
The Original Wiki History - [on the original site!]
Instagram in an Instant - [cool infographic]
"Soviet Architecture" Magazine Collection - [scroll down, unique]
Soviet Vintage SciFi Movie Put to Space-Age Soundtrack - [cool video]
Booklets of Vintage Japanese Cars - [nostalgie]
Guided Tour Inside the E-4B NAOC Doomsday Plane - [wow video]
Ewok's Fantasy Log Cabin is a Reality - [wow video]
Cabinland: DIY Awesome Cabins with Romantic Couple - [great channel]
Spectacular: Sara Underwood's BC Helicopter Photoshoot - [wow video, slightly nsfw]
Japan in 1964: Bullet Train, Tokyo Station, Mt. Fuji - [cool HD video] 
All the Miss Moneypenny scenes 1962-2012 - [neat video]
Matinee At The Bijou TV series clips, 1984 - [retro-style video]
Including Great Cartoon: "Magazine Rack"! - [don't miss this video]
NASA Scientists Plan To Approach Girl By 20... - [fun video]
The End: The Last Page of Wiki - [the original one, that is]