June 12, 2016

Tokyo Night Lights

From above, from within. Two short time-lapse films by Justin Tierney.
posted by carter at 8:39 PM PST - 5 comments

Ass and you shall receive

The word “ass” gives us so much in the way of grammatical delights. As a highly productive new grammatical construction, “-ass” also has rules and boundaries. For example Siddiqi notes that “-ass” doesn’t act like other suffixes that can attach to adjectives, such as those that form adverbs like “quickly.” So while you can say “I run quickly” you can’t say.... [more inside]
posted by storybored at 7:24 PM PST - 73 comments

We have entire cities discovered beneath the forest that no one knew...

Revealed: Cambodia's Vast Medieval Cities Hidden Beneath the Jungle [The Guardian] Archaeologists in Cambodia have found multiple, previously undocumented medieval cities not far from the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat, the Guardian can reveal, in groundbreaking discoveries that promise to upend key assumptions about south-east Asia’s history. The Australian archaeologist Dr Damian Evans, whose findings will be published in the Journal of Archaeological Science on Monday, will announce that cutting-edge airborne laser scanning technology has revealed multiple cities between 900 and 1,400 years old beneath the tropical forest floor, some of which rival the size of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.
posted by Fizz at 3:41 PM PST - 16 comments

How bout some cookin' music, you know what I mean?

On the evening of September 15th, 1976, Jerry Garcia Band played on the ferry S.S. Duchess in New York Harbor. The show was part of a fund raiser for Hell's Angels president Sonny Barger, who was incarcerated at the time. Bo Diddley and Elephants Memory also played. While memories of the evening are spotty amongst attendees, this incredible footage survives.
posted by stinkfoot at 1:57 PM PST - 11 comments

The art of . . .

The Art of Conducting: Great Conductors of the Past - The Art of Conducting: Legendary Conductors of a Golden Era - The Art Of Piano: Great Pianists Of The 20th Century - The Art of Violin [more inside]
posted by flug at 11:20 AM PST - 7 comments

Police: 50 killed in Florida nightclub terror attack.

Fifty people were killed and at least fifty-three more were injured in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. According to ABC news, "The shooter has been identified by officials as Omar Mateen of St. Lucie County, Florida, an American-born citizen with Afghani parents." Mateen had previously been considered a person of interest by the FBI in 2013 and 2014. Mateen was shot and killed by police. [more inside]
posted by Drinky Die at 9:12 AM PST - 1342 comments

The River Of Unearthly Delights

Every June, since 2010, the waters of ’s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands) provide the venue for the Bosch Parade, a wondrous armada of vessels and objects inspired by the work and ideas of Medieval painter Jheronimus Bosch. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:24 AM PST - 8 comments

Bera, ek Club Sandwich aur ek Chota Peg lao, jaldi!

If you ever had the dal tadka or the Club Sandwich and wondered who to thank, you may want to look at our Colonial Rulers and their second big gift: the Dak Bungalow.
More on colonial food from the British Raj. Recipes. Old recipes. Controversy in Portland. What came back Home. Comparisons. Hang on, deliciousness aside, what is a Dak Bungalow?
posted by infini at 8:04 AM PST - 7 comments

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