Linking in the Zeitgeist!
Your weekend's worth of links I liked, found useful or just plain had to share. Enjoy.
- Are Humans 80,000 Years Older Than Previously Thought? Tools found in Ethiopia are older than the oldest Homo sapiens bones ever found. Fascinating find.
- The Stories Behind Hollywood Studio Logos. Meet the woman who carried a torch for Columbia and the Dreamworks boy who fished from the moon.
- A few months back, an acquaintance of mine on Twitter worked with the guys at Duck N Cover. Check out Sarah Atwood in the “Floater” episode of Duck N Cover. [PG-13 for language.]
- Speaking of Twitter, blogger Tyler Green's noticed that lots of museums, from the stodgy Met to hipper museums such as Seattle's Henry, have started tweeting. That's a good thing, apparently though, Art museums just don't get it.
- It's Christmas time. Do you like Christmas music? OK, do you like FREE Christmas music? Every day through December 25, Amazon.com's unveiling a new holiday song available to download free for a limited time. Check back daily.
- Who flew before the Wright Brothers? They were rightly credited with the first successful flight, but they weren’t the only ones looking for the glory - and the cash.
- Yes the economy is in the midst of a World-Wide Melt-Down and just about every industry is suffering and laying off, all but one that is.
- For five decades, he was recognized as the most important patient in the history of brain science. Henry Gustav Molaison, known to neuroscientists as H.M., was one of the world's most memorable and important amnesiacs. He died Tuesday at the age of 82.
- Tina Fey rules.
- Forrest J Ackerman, who influenced a generation of young horror movie fans with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the world's largest personal collection of science fiction and fantasy memorabilia, has died. He was 92.
- The photograph "Migrant Mother, 1936" became an icon of the Great Depression. Katherine McIntosh was 4 years old when the photo, snapped by WPA photographer Dorthea Lange, caught her mother and family at their most desperate. She wants everyone to know, it made them ashamed but ultimately brought them together in determination.
- Just to make you feel better about yourself, 20 random drunken celebrities.