BLDG BLOG‘s Geoff Manaugh on mapping the fictional onto the real.
Entries from March 2008
March 30th, 2008 · Comments Off
March 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments
You heard it here first:* Moby Dick is awesome! (*No, you didn’t.)
March 27th, 2008 · Comments Off
Feast your ears on the oldest known sound recording–from 17 years before Edison’s phonograph. (Via Corn Chips & Pie.)
March 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Harry Houdini carries on Ben Franklin’s battle versus killer robots.
March 24th, 2008 · Comments Off
Khalid (née Bertram) Sheldrake, the “power hungry, toothbrush mustachioed, British ninny” who somehow failed to convert western China to Islam.
March 21st, 2008 · 8 Comments
Excellent robot content from Dave Lester. Ah, but was it trained to smash your camera?
March 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Well, I know what we’ll be discussing in my U.S. history class next Monday.
March 18th, 2008 · 3 Comments
It’s just like Jeremy Boggs says: History is a perpetual beta.
March 10th, 2008 · Comments Off
“The definitive token of worth, money is intrinsically worthless.” Nice little article on hobo nickels.
March 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment
NYT on Gygax: “Gary Gygax died last week and the universe did not collapse. This surprises me a little bit, because he built it.”