1940s MOVIE THEATRE AIR CONDITIONING is a movie theatre snipe from 1940 which reminded the audience that they were lucky to be able to cool off in the theatre's air conditioning all summer long. The snip features a cartoon image of a theatre full of smiling people bundled up, with icicles hanging on the ceiling above them. I think this theatre may have gone a bit overboard, trying to keep everyone comfortable during the summer. Hopefully, nobody got hypothermia.
The lioconcha heiroglyphica is a species of saltwater clam that looks like it's covered in symbols. Check out an image of this fascinating sea creature here. It's amazing that the intrictuate, symbol-like pattern on its shell appears naturally. I like to imagine that these clams can all read each other's shells, and the symbols are… READ THE REST
Marginalia is a search engine specializing in "non-commercial" content; it feels perhaps like the web as it could have been if "web 2.0" had never happened. …attempts to show you sites you perhaps weren't aware of in favor of the sort of sites you probably already knew existed. The "random" page is where it's at. READ THE REST
John Ganz undresses the effort to claim Joan Didion as a reactionary about whom the greatest thing that may be said is she cannot be "canceled". On the contrary, Ganz writes, Didion's "small-c conservative" coolness was completely at odds with the hot wet ranting of modern reactionaries posting all-day and every day about "cancel culture".… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. New year, new you! And perhaps a new iPad is in the cards for 2023, but if you're working with a strict budget, there's nothing wrong with opting for a slightly… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. December is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, but it definitely doesn't feel that way, even when you are practicing sufficient self-care. Between the stress of… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Anyone unsure about getting a tattoo has undoubtedly waffled about precisely what they'll get or if they're even comfortable with having something on their body that'll last a lifetime. Not to mention,… READ THE REST