(Via Bayou Renaissance Man.)
Life is annoyingly busy, and I will have less time than usual for maintaining my websites until the middle of December. Expect even less activity here than usual. There might occasionally be posts of miscellaneous nonsense, such as what follows, but probably not much more.
Flickr recently introduced a “camera roll” feature that displays thumbnails of your pictures arranged either by the date taken or according to its “magic view,” which sorts them into subject-based categories. The algorithms for the latter need a little refinement.
Some stop-motion dessert for you.
Something for your eyes while I work on stuff to hurt your ears.
Inside Typhoon Soudelar a couple of days ago. There are a couple more plots here.
(Blame Josh for this one.)
Just 28 days until Walpurgisnacht.
For further glimpses of everyday life in Japan, see the Brickmuppet.
Some trigger warnings for other literature.
88 airplanes were a total loss. Eighty-eight B-25 Mitchells – $25,000,000 [1944 dollars] worth of aircraft
Update: More on Vesuvius here.
Anthony Sacramone’s list of the twelve funniest books ever written is better than most such lists, though it’s missing Terry Pratchett, Robert Benchley and a few others. ((I was pleased to see that someone else remembers Will Cuppy.))
“Let us build a fairyland for the people by dint of science!”
A large serving of silly nonsense is below the fold.
V-Day is just 17 days away.
(Sailor Saturn and the other senshi can be found here.)
It’s another Monday morning, and there is nothing to be done about it except watch a few cheerful videos.
Breakfast is served.
It’s Halloween today, right? Time to get the bag of chocolate out of the freezer.
There’s a fine line between spooky and silly, as Frëd illustrates in this footnote to American history.
There’s a lot of anime suitable for Halloween, from the many iterations of Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro (including in particular Hakaba Kitaro) to Soul Eater and Hozuki no Reitetsu. If I had to pick just one, though, it would be Kenji Nakamura’s Mononoke. Here’s one of the two-episode stories:
The entire show is on YouTube, but it’s available for such a reasonable price that there’s no excuse not to buy your own copy of this probable classic. ((I don’t declare anything a “classic” until it’s at least ten years old, and Mononoke is from anime’s year of wonder, 2007.))
If you’re looking for a proper Halloween post, Isegoria has a bunch of them.