334 emily Joey and I started making news posts in early 2008, but we didn't have archives for them until now! So I'm going to repost here some of my old links here: Society in Decline:Intrastate Commerce - yet more evidence that the USA (in general) has done a better job holding on to great midcentury signage. Year 2008 in Photographs - the Boston Globe's The Big Picture has a three-part best of series, this is part one. Unsounded September 23, 2016, at 12:00 AM With these two NSFW pages and a Ch12 preview, that's a wrap for chapter 11! Unsounded's been going since July of 2010. Six years!
Russia meteor virtually impossible to see coming Scientists have begun piecing together the characteristics of the meteor that exploded over Russia on the morning of February 15, using data from seismic instruments that track earthquakes and microphones designed to detect sonic booms from nuclear explosions. Unlike the asteroid DA14, which narrowly but predictably missed Earth later that day, the meteor was too small to detect before its contrail appeared in the dawn skies over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. Yet even an object too small to detect can produce an impressive amount of destruction. The meteor was 15 meters across (compared with 50 meters for 2012 DA14) and weighed more than 7,000 metric tons when it entered Earth’s atmosphere, says Margaret Campbell-Brown, an astronomer at Western University in London, Ontario. Coincidentally, the largest observed meteor to enter the atmosphere since 1908 arrived just hours before a much larger object passed the planet uneventfully at a distance of about 27,000 kilometers.
TopatoCo We Are Become Pals is a new book by Joey Comeau and Jess Fink. It’s the story of two awesome teenage girls, Jane and Helen, and their friendship and exploits. Much of it was published on Tumblr, and is now printed in this handsome hardcover edition. There are new epilogue chapters, as well as two new “Reading Corner” chapters. We recently asked Joey and Jess a few questions about the book, their friendship, and what makes teenagers so fun to write. TopatoCo: How did you two come to work together on this project?
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reMIND I don’t usually bring up world events on this blog but I just can’t help myself. This is just too big to ignore. So we all know about the current war going on in Syria and Damascus (the capital of Syria) right? You have probably been hearing about all the drama between Israel, Russia, China and the US and everyone else right? Well, have you ever read Isaiah 17? (written 2700 years ago) If not then check this out! The American Indian Souvenir Playing Cards, ca. 1900. “Fifty-three of the best photographs of the homes and faces of the Pueblo Indians, taken in the last few years by A. C. Vroman of Pasadena, are ingeniously arranged and excellently reproduced for The American Indian Souvenir Playing-Cards; and a zarape in colors illuminates the back of each card. It is a handsome and typical collection. Lazarus & Melzer, Los Angeles, $1.”
PHD Comics Coming Soon - Stay tuned for a BIG announcement about an awesome project Jorge is working on! PHD Store - Our store was down for a while, but now it is back! Free excerpt from The PHD Movie 2! - Watch this free clip from the movie that Nature called "Astute, funny"! The Gravity Collective To be utterly and shamefully honest (perhaps in this case not so shamefully), I have never had both feet in the fan-fiction bandwagon. It didn’t happen with Harry Potter back […] Read Article → I have never read a book that has evoked such emotions via the senses. Perfume is a novel written by German writer Patrick Suskind about a man who grew up […] Read Article → The Gravity Collective Short, sweet and immensely powerful. I instantly fell in love with Lang Leav‘s beautiful, phenomal poetry. She translates the thoughts in your head and feelings in your body to words on a page. It’s a brilliant talent to possess. Like this:
6-Commando - An Online Graphic Novel by Mathieu Moyen So close. So very close now. And as I attempt to avoid freaking out in advance of the start of Season 2, I give you this piece of tomfoolery (matfoolery?) to tide you over until next week’s Fateful Day, when we gear up for another chapter of 6-Commando. 17 Web Toys for Your Procrastination Pleasure Sometimes you need to take a break from work and just veg out by doing something mindless and pleasant. TV or a game of solitaire is good for that, but both require a set time commitment. There are hundreds of alternatives on the internet in the form of web toys. These are sites that offer strange visuals, often interactive visuals, that require no real mental effort but might bring a smile to your face for a while. 1.
Devil The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well: Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.