November 21, 2015

Miscellany 24

Bleached Woodpulp + Ink + Glue = A Mature Information Retrieval System

 Bleached Woodpulp+Glue

“You did what with my life?”.. Young Man Interviews His Older Self 38 Years Later

It takes someone with an incredible knack for planning ahead to create a "self interview" video project then pick it up and finish it 38 years later, it takes someone like Peter "Stoney" Emshwiller.  Stoney (who should have won an award by now for his amazing name) shot a video at age 18 in which he interviews his older self, and then he played interviewee at age 56 and finished the "self interview" video 38 years in the making.

Watch it on YouTube under the title Later That Same Life

The Coywolf  is a new species that emerged in the Northeast, -  a hybrid of the coyote and the wolf that is also known as the Eastern coyote. According to a new article from The Economist, their population seems to have reached more than a million.


These animals have a completely new genetic makeup: Their genes are about one-quarter wolf DNA and two-thirds coyote DNA; the rest is from domesticated dogs. A 2013 study suggests this dog DNA is mostly from a few specific breeds, including German Shepherds and Doberman Pincers.

Don't miss this.  In a comic, the amazing story of the young Gene Roddenberry: It’s going to be okay 

 Rodenberrry Okay

Something Wonderful: One Thousand Gifts

Nigerians Are Building Fireproof, Bulletproof, And Eco-Friendly Homes With Plastic Bottles And Mud


These colorful homes are bulletproof, fireproof, and can withstand earthquakes. They also maintain a comfortable temperature, produce zero carbon emissions, and are powered by solar and methane gas from recycled waste.

Animal Balaclavas Turn Skiers Into Cats And Lions


Cool video that explains why people in old movies talked funny

There’s a distinct accent that American actors and broadcasters used in the early days of radio and in pre-World War II movies. It’s most obvious in old newsreel footage where the announcer speaks in a high-pitched tone, omits his “Rs” at the end of words, and sounds like a New Yorker who just returned from a summer holiday with the British royal family. This speaking style is also heard in the speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt and just about any performance by Orson Welles. But today, this accent is all but nonexistent, prompting the question: Did Americans speak differently before the advent of television?

The True Story of Paul Newman's Salad Dressing

Paul Newman passed on on September 26, 2008. But his smiling face lives on, not only in his wonderful movies, but in grocery aisles across America. And with  what other Hollywood legend can we not only enjoy one of his classic films, but dine on his delicious food and drink while we do so?

 Newman's Own

Posted by Jill Fallon at November 21, 2015 11:19 PM | Permalink