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The City Crest - Glasgow City Council
st mungo

Here is the bird that never flew
Here is the tree that never grew
Here is the bell that never rang
Here is the fish that never swam.
history  heraldry  narrative  language  scotland  city 
6 weeks ago by akamediasystem
The Farmers' Museum
this is near where Graham from KSR lives! and had the Cardiff Giant!
hoax  history  usa  culture  museum 
10 weeks ago by akamediasystem
On the Origin of Circuits • Damn Interesting
finally found a source for that ghost story someone at media lab told me
narrative  history  ghosts  ai  algorithm  electronics  ee  fpga  neural 
11 weeks ago by akamediasystem
I Wish Scrappy Doo Is Loved | Toonzone Forums
The truth is, I like Scrappy Doo as a kid and he didn't give me problems.
memento-mori  history  cartoon 
september 2018 by akamediasystem
Scrappy Doo ruined the original Scooby Doo franchise? | Toonzone Forums
By the time of Scrappy's arrival, Fred, Daphne and Velma were all but reduced to cyphers.
memento-mori  cartoon  history 
september 2018 by akamediasystem
Caboshed, Cabossed, or Caboched, otherwise Trunked(old fr. caboche): terms applied to the heads of beasts, when borne full-faced and with no part of the neck being visible, so that it appears like the marks of a head.
language  heraldry  protocol  english  history  animal  image 
july 2018 by akamediasystem
The Anarchy - Wikipedia
Many of these castles were termed "adulterine", unauthorised, because, in the chaos of the war, no royal permission had given to the lord for their construction.
language  history  uk  war  government  culture  architecture 
july 2018 by akamediasystem
John Lanchester · After the Fall: Ten Years after the Crash · LRB 5 July 2018
"That’s no longer true: most people on benefits are in work too, it’s just that the work doesn’t pay enough to live on. That’s a fundamental breach of what used to be the social contract."
finance  history  analysis  theory  uk 
june 2018 by akamediasystem
Marktown - Wikipedia
The renowned architect hired to design the community, Howard Van Doren Shaw, created a unique design in which the streets serve as walkways and the cars are parked on the sidewalks, as noted in Ripley’s Believe It or Not.[4] Shaw previously designed Mark's estate in Lake Forest, Illinois.
architecture  city  space  design  history  labor  government 
june 2018 by akamediasystem
A few words on Doug Engelbart
Engelbart's vision, from the beginning, was collaborative. His vision was people working together in a shared intellectual space. His entire system was designed around that intent.

From that perspective, separate pointers weren't a feature so much as a symptom. It was the only design that could have made any sense. It just fell out. The collaborators both have to point at information on the screen, in the same way that they would both point at information on a chalkboard. Obviously they need their own pointers.
research  people  interaction  ui  ux  history  strategy 
may 2018 by akamediasystem
Lists of Note
The Resilient Bullet
Intelligent Bullet
Bullet Cloisoné
Bullet Lavolta
language  lists  Poetry  people  history  culture  advertising  usa 
may 2018 by akamediasystem
WFF 'N PROOF: The Game of Modern Logic | National Museum of American History
god i remember vividly the evenings my parents spent training us at this game, which we all barely understood
logic  games  history  aka  math  usa 
may 2018 by akamediasystem
Urban Archive
As legend has it, the restaurant industry term “86” (meaning something has run out or should be thrown out) originated here, either in reference to ejecting unruly customers via the door at 86 Bedford Street, or to Prohibition cops tipping Chumley off to impending raids, so patrons could exit through the side door — while police used the courtyard entrance.
history  language  etymology  slang  alcohol  nyc 
may 2018 by akamediasystem
Colemanballs - Wikipedia
A technical hitch occurred and there was a black-out, but Coleman could be heard calling out to the technician in the studio, "Trust you to make a balls of that."
language  jokes  history  culture  uk  ball 
may 2018 by akamediasystem
Malapropism - Wikipedia
Former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley referred to a tandem bicycle as a "tantrum bicycle" and made mention of "Alcoholics Unanimous" (Alcoholics Anonymous).[23]

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott once claimed that no one "is the suppository of all wisdom" (i.e., repository or depository).[24] Similarly, as reported in New Scientist, an office worker had described a colleague as "a vast suppository of information".
language  history  fiction  people  jokes 
may 2018 by akamediasystem
Alexamenos graffito - Wikipedia
It seems to have been commonly believed at the time that Christians practiced onolatry (donkey-worship). That was based on the misconception that Jews worshipped a god in the form of a donkey, a claim made by Apion (30-20 BC – c. AD 45-48):[21]
history  religion  jokes  animals 
may 2018 by akamediasystem
Poker's Greatest All-Time Whales: Terrance Watanabe - Poker Blogs
OMFG the heir to Oriental Trading Company lost 200$MM gambiling in one year
insane  shitty  gambling  games  history  people  usa 
april 2018 by akamediasystem
1930 - High Society Garden Party in Palm Beach, Florida (real sound) - YouTube
I love how the man in the receiving line in the first scene can't stop looking, worriedly, at the camera
history  film  technology  autoportrait  audio  video  usa  fl 
april 2018 by akamediasystem
CB Radios Are Still Drivers' Good Buddies - The New York Times
An Oldfangled Internet

The CB is needed because drivers still crave the sense of camaraderie. For some, the CB is an oldfangled sort of Internet.
radio  rf  culture  history  communications  network 
march 2018 by akamediasystem
FCC Accuses Stealthy Startup of Launching Rogue Satellites - IEEE Spectrum
If confirmed, this would be the first ever unauthorized launch of commercial satellites.
legal  history  space  startup  usa  crime 
march 2018 by akamediasystem Dead Mall Dictionary
This word is a Sniglet, which is "a word that should be in the dictionary, but isn't".
language  logic  culture  space  architecture  archive  history  usa  mall  commerce  retail 
march 2018 by akamediasystem
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