Dormitory = Dirty room Evangelist = Evil's agent Desperation = A rope ends it The Morse Code = Here come the dots Mother-in-law = Woman Hitler Snooze alarms = Alas!
YouTube link. A two-minute excerpt from a speech by Gamal Abdel Nasser in which he comments on (mocks) the Muslim Brotherhood regarding head coverings for women. Note the genuine laughter from the audience.
An explanation of why%20urls%20are%20so%20weird. "An East Texas man ended up in the hospital after he fired a gun at an armadillo and the bullet bounced off the animal’s back and hit the man in his face..." A grim report on the abysmal quality of water that Olympic athletes in Rio will encounter.
YouTube link. A video presentation from my second-favorite audio podcast creators: Radiolab.
Few American voters may yet have heard of Jeremy Corbyn, the previously obscure British parliamentarian who is poised to become leader of the official Labour opposition to David Cameron’s government.
As reported by Ars Technica: Business is skyrocketing higher than ever due to the discussion on prohibition," Chris Byars, the CEO of the Ion Productions Team based in Troy, Michigan, told Ars by e-mail. "I’m a huge supporter of personal freedom and personal responsibility.
It's been over a year since I've added any posts to the Civilian Conservation Corps category of this blog, in part because family circumstances have prevented me from doing the requisite exploration and photography.
YouTube link. Never heard a barbership quartet? You'll be pleasantly surprised... "This Could Be the Start of Something" (generally known as "This Could Be the Start of Something Big") is a popular song by Steve Allen, published in 1956.
Offered without comment. Context at The Telegraph's gallery of MTV Video Music Awards pix.
Cropped for size from the original at imgur. Probably destined for Bad Newspaper.
When presidential aspirants try to mindlessly out-Trump Trump, it can lead them into ridiculous positions: Wisconsin Gov.
There has been a lot of media attention to the possible discovery of a Nazi gold train, but this more prosaic discovery also generated a lot of wealth for the finders: A cache of Atari game cartridges, including copies of one of the worst video games ever made, have sold for more then $100,000 (£64,828) after being discovered in a landfill site in the desert.
The photos above were posted on Twitter by Gissur Simonarson. They depict Abdul, a single father with two children, and his daughter Reem, who is four. They are Palestinian Syrians from the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus. He is selling pens in an effort to support his family.
One of the "best photos of the week" at the Washington Post. Photo credit Csaba Segesvari/AFP/Getty Images [cropped for size].
The rounded top of the board bore a painted 32-point compass pattern. Each point featured a line of eight holes radiating from the center of a circle.
A more prosaic explanation is offered at Nothing To Do With Arbroath.
More examples at The Telegraph's gallery of mistranslated Chinese phrases.
YouTube link. This is why you won't find any nitrogen triiodide sitting around in the woods of northern Minnesota.
Discussed in a thread at the Data Is Beautiful subreddit.