For decades, Soviet Russia banned pop, jazz, and rock-and-roll. These music lovers devised a solution: music ‘on the bone. In 1946 two enterprising music lovers in Leningrad, Ruslan Bugaslovski and Boris Taigin, figured out a way to copy records. The original music was smuggled into the country, often by sailors. Because materials in the U.S.S.R. […]
“Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists is the first major thematic exhibition to explore the artistic achievements of Native women.” Via The Smithsonian
“A company called Expanscape has created the most Inspector Gadget-like device that I’ve ever seen. It’s a laptop prototype called the Aurora 7 (a working title), and attached to its humongous black box of a chassis are six extra displays that extend out in every direction away from the main screen, each showing its own […]
I can be grumpy about the snow, the flame thrower can provide plenty of joy, and then I’ll have less snow.
Emma Goldman — Russian Jewish anarchist, feminist, advocate of free speech, the eight-hour work day, and birth control — emigrated to the United States in 1885. On Feb. 11, 1916, she was arrested on charges of distributing materials about contraception in violation of the Comstock Act, an 1873 law banning transportation of “obscene” matter through […]
The lawmakers say the funds will provide much-needed relief, up to $7000, for families already hurting from the pandemic’s impact. Via Truthout
People that commit crimes do not generally consider what the punishment is, because they do not anticipate getting caught. They generally think they will get away with it. So it won’t matter what the punishment is, they will still think they won’t get caught. If the punishment for jaywalking was death, people would still jaywalk, […]
Kind of hard to spread hate with 50 violins, unless you are beating people over the head with them. Via Youtube
Ninety-year-old Aaron Epstein of California paid $1,100 for his ad, which is almost the same amount he pays for an entire year of AT&T service. Via ATI
DPD Chief Pazen, who is fond of the STAR program, says it frees up officers to do their jobs: fight crime. I guess defunding the police is actually a good thing, rather than leading to the massive crime sprees that some people would like you to believe. Via Denverite
When you think about the number of conspiracy theories involving the Clintons, if they were all true, it would make them some of the most productive people on this planet. The people that believe all that crap should be busting down their doors, demanding the Clintons create a video course, revealing all their productivity secrets.
A live recording of Jean Michel Jarre, playing Oxygene on the original instruments with variations throughout. Via Youtube
NeuroClastic recently surveyed nearly 400 Autistics on Twitter and found that 37% of them have a history of habitual nicotine use. According to the WHO, there are 1.3 billion smokers in the world, which equates to nearly 17% of the global population. That means that (of our autistic respondents), the rate who smoke or have smoked is double […]