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July 16, 2020

Caprioni Flying Boat (1921)

Wrote Benedict Evans: "Great footage of the Caprioni Ca.60, a 9-wing (yes, really), 8-engine seaplane intended to fly 100 passengers across the Atlantic in 1921. You could think of metaphors, or just admire the insanity."

July 16, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Snail shell magnified 2500:1

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From boingboing: "This is a 2500:1 shot of a White-lipped snail, showing its finery in the finest detail. Eye of Science is the source and offers many more striking examples of nature photography."

[via Imgur]

July 16, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Charlize Theron in "Young Adult"

So good.

Right on the heels of last week's premiere of the superb "The Old Guard."

I happened on a Guardian story last week that ranked her 20 best films: 2011's "Young Adult," which I'd never even heard of, came first.

I watched it last night and it's all that.

Try it, you'll like it.

And if you still haven't seen her phenomenal performance as Imperator Furiosa in "Mad Max: Fury Road," get ready for a fantastic ride.

July 16, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

"I am the violin" — Virtuoso Ida Haendel has died

This 2004 documentary was written and directed by Paul Cohen and produced by IDTV in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Ida Haendel died on July 1 at the age of either 91 or 96.

Her New York Times obituary is here.

July 16, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Great American Novel Map

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From the website:

"The Great American Novel: Places from the pages of America's finest literary works," chronologically celebrates 42 of the most important works of fiction inspired by life in the United States.

From Ahab off Nantucket to Ignatius J. Reilly in the Big Easy, Tom Joad fleeing the Dust Bowl to HST entering Bat Country, the map plots numerous monumental landmarks from American literature on a 25" x 19" print.

The limited edition map is hand-drawn and screen-printed on 80 lb. archival cover stock and shipped in a reinforced 3" cardboard tube. 

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$30.

[via Mark Frauenfelder writing in boingboing]

July 16, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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