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Wrestling with Sass

Sassy commentary from a failed journalist

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March 2017

Friday List #9

  • The Tumblr logs the ‘Humanitarians of Tinder’ i.e. people who visit different countries and take photos with children of colour to land dates. Peruse here.
  • Whenever I go ‘deep’ on Wikipedia I usually end of stumbling around articles surrounding the occult and mysticism of the early 21st century. Always an excellent waste of time, I’d love to read some books on the subject. Read about the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn here.
  • Check out some of the images of Japanese public housing estates, interesting the similarity and differences to traditional Western architecture. Look here.
  • I’m moving to Berlin in April, this graphic map of hotspots from Present & Correct is on my list of the many things I need to buy. Buy it here.
  • Another Tumblr worth looking at, this one compiles the best signs in Anime TV and Film. Some strong looks. Look here.

 

Friday List #8

  • Really enjoyed playing with these visualisations of standard statistical and analysis models. Play here.
  • It was vaguely warm in Bristol this week so make sure when it starts being sunny that you’re in the perfect time and place for it. Use this little tool to find out where the sun is going to be landing. Check it out here.
  • This long read was really interesting about the scattered and disruptive history of the small town of Baiersdorf in Germany. Delve here. 
  • Little White Lies posted the Top 100 films of the 90’s, need to work my way through this. Bookmark here. 
  • Operation London Bridge is the codename for the media when the Queen dies, surreal thing to think that a Head of State hasn’t changed in such a long time, morbid and fascinating here. Become a Royalist here.

 

Friday List #7

  • If you’re like me and are obsessed with nice looking interiors you’ll never implement because you’re a shitpig of a human being then you’ll like This Old Apartment Tumblr. 
  • I needed a general stock image of a sign recently and ended up pursuing Unsplash’s collection of sign photography, pretty rad. Explore here  
  • Discovered another new phrase in an Alan Patridge episode of all places. ‘Noblesse oblige’  literally meaning “nobility obligates”. It denotes the concept that nobility extends beyond mere entitlements and requires the person who holds such status to fulfil social responsibilities, particularly in leadership roles. Read about it here.

Friday List #6

  • Did you know Black Flag did a bunch of sea shanty classics for the Assassin’s Creed 4 game? I didn’t, listen here. 
  • The Bielefeld Conspiracy (German: Bielefeldverschwörung or Bielefeld-Verschwörung) is a conspiracy theory that originated in 1994 in the German Usenet as a satirical look at conspiracies, which claims that the city of Bielefeld does not actually exist. Read more here.
  • Nikelab has smashed it again with the Dunk Lux Chukka x R.T. I need these in my life please.
  • Love this tapestry. While pretentious I would happily have Urban Outfitters decorate my house.

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