Category: Literature & performing arts

writing, film, TV, radio, theatre

Roadside America

“Photographed over a span of forty years (1969-2008) by architectural critic and curator John Margolies (1940-2016), the collection consists of 11,710 color slides (35mm film transparencies). Frequent subjects include restaurants, gas stations, movie theaters, motels, signage, miniature golf courses, and…

And just for good measure …

Intelligence tests: “There are quite a few people hereabouts who look as if they’d like to administer the Intelligence Test to us,” he said to Padraig. Padraig accepted this news with a tiny nod of the head. But Surendranath had…

The breaking limerick

They follow the standard a-a-b-b but instead of the final a, they can end in anything non-rhyming for dramatic and/or comic effect. An example: Did anyone see Jacob Rees-Mogg Fast asleep on the bench like a log? The Berk tried…

The Voynich Manuscript

For Andy5759: Quick overview: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript Articles: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/09/the-mysterious-voynich-manuscript-has-finally-been-decoded/ https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/05/no-someone-hasnt-cracked-the-code-of-the-mysterious-voynich-manuscript/