You know, Stuff.
I don't take credit for most of this stuff. But it's cool.
Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (via hardactofollow)
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang To The Monster (via splitterherzen)
MOON MOSAIC — A gorgeous image of the Moon from Noel Carboni via NASA: “No single exposure can easily capture faint stars along with the subtle colors of the Moon. But this dramatic composite view highlights both. The mosaic digitally stitches together fifteen carefully exposed high resolution images of a bright, gibbous Moon and a representative background star field. The fascinating color differences along the lunar surface are real, though highly exaggerated, corresponding to regions with different chemical compositions.” (NASA)
We love this Throwback Thursday post from the American Library association!
The poetry of the Great War is some of the most wrenching, evocative stuff ever written — we also like this new graphic novel compilation of the war’s most memorable poems:
Bless this man. He gets it.
There’s a tune that you’ve probably heard throughout your life. It’s nine notes long, and it’s almost always used to signal that something vaguely Asian is happening or is about to happen.
You know what I’m talking about. The tune’s most prominent role is probably in that 1974 song, “Kung Fu Fighting.” It comes in right as Carl Douglas is singing that anthemic “Oh-hoh-hoh-hoah.”
The tune is ubiquitous. And like many things that are just in the air, few ever ask where it came from. But we did.
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