Here's a love story for your Tuesday
Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma married in 1923. Alma was also in the film industry, and she worked on many Hitchcock films editing and giving feedback on the scripts and story. Alma and Alfred were married for 57 years, until Alfred’s death in 1980.
Have a good weekend...
…I hope it’s like half as awesome as this classy kid’s.
1983, Andy Warhol photographs Robert Mapplethorpe. 1986, Robert Mapplethorpe photographs Andy Warhol.
THE MONGOLIAN DEATH WORM
The locals say it looks like a cow’s intestine. It has been known to Westerners since 1926. It’s supposed to be a deadly-ass subterranean worm native to the Gobi Desert. It shoots electricity out of it’s body. Meet the Mongolian Death Worm. It’s like that movie Tremors, but it’s totally real. Reports of the Death Worm come from the border of China and Mongolia, and...
Otoacoustic emissions? Say what?
An otoacoustic emission is a sound generated by the inner ear. These strange sounds weren’t proved to exist until 1978 and can only be actually heard by about 30% of the population. Apparently it sounds like a buzzing or ringing noise and everyone’s ear makes a unique sound. Only a healthy ear can create an otoacoustic emission and they don’t happen all the time. They happen...
The Loudness War →
People from around the world have pooled their knowledge about a serious epidemic in the business of recorded sound. “Hearing experts, such as a hearing researcher at House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, are also concerned that the loudness of new albums could possibly harm listeners’ hearing, particularly that of children.”
In an effort to make the world’s most pretentious dessert, this weekend Campbell and I baked a Rothko cake. A vegan Rothko cake. Mark Rothko (1903-1970), a Russian-American abstract expressionist renowned for painting squares. And rectangles. He’s pretty rad. Easier than a Pollock, less expected than a Mondrian- I’d recommend Rothko as a cake subject for all connoisseurs of...
Cryptozoology: Not Animal Crossword Puzzles
Cryptozoology is the study of “hidden” animals according to the etymology. However, the ISC (International Society of Cryptozoology, now defunct) decided that it is more accurately defined as the study of unexpected animals. Cryptozoology of course focuses on the study of animals not yet recognized by western science, but the discipline also pertains to animals assumed to be extinct while...