Monday, June 30, 2014

Canem Requiem

For people who think pet-attachment is a modern thing, here are the epithets for deceased dogs from ancient Greece and Rome

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Soviet Smut

Prurience knows no political ideology: the secret Soviet pornography collection. It's more than a little creepy to picture nasty little old Politburo members pawing through the stacks, but a fascinating story nonetheless. The slideshow has no pictures of the more risque holdings, sadly.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

"You Know Nothing, Pug Snow!"

(Via Crasstalk)

Update: OMGO&N! THERE ARE MORE! (OMGO&N = Oh My Gods Old & New, BTW.)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Space Ghost Coast To Coast

As a curmudgeonly old-timer who actually thinks Cartoon Network was at its peak when it was just old Hanna-Barbara cartoons, the sublimity of Space Ghost Coast To Coast will never be matched.

(Via Tor)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The Sweet Smell of Science

As long-time readers know, I have a bit of a thing for the scent of books and paper, so the science behind book aromas is exactly my jam.

Sunday, June 01, 2014