is 75 today – will he retire gracefully into a career in the public domain
? Unlikely... 'Congress has extended copyright terms 11 times since 1962. And every one of the 11 extensions occurred just as the copyright on "Steamboat Willie
" was about to expire
.' Related: is Mickey an African American
, at Ramage
. Related: James Thurber's The Unicorn in the Garden
/ the 3D tube map
. Great stuff (via Blackbeltjones
) / creativity machine
, a weblog / 12 or 13?
, a frustrating animated puzzle at Tonetheman
by Giacomo Costa
) / Nick Gutteridge
architectural photography, especially his images of the Swiss Re
tower / Eric Ravilious' 'Alphabet mug
' has inspired a puzzle over at Rereviewed
. I am hopeless at these things, but hopefully it will tax someone else.
Houdini and the Magic of the Movies
, part of the Bill Douglas Centre Database
/ hidden things. This 1172 Old Testament
in Hebrew (via Mysterium
via Giornale Nuovo
): 'Because of the Jewish prohibition on the depiction of religious images, the original text uses its letter forms which are moulded into shapes, to produce a decorative effect.' A larger image
/ hidden things in Star Wars
, like the ''comlink razor
(scroll down), a 'Gillette
"Sensor Excel For Women"'.
Conrad Black’s empire unravels
. We liked his father’s dying words, half way down this piece: "life is hell, most people are bastards and everything is bullshit" / Arthur Nash
makes traditional brooms and has a leafy website / Battle of the Red-Haired Crime Fighters
/ fantasy islands: plans for a new 'Pleasure Island
' off the Sussex Coast (thanks to Exploding Fist
). Compare with Palm Island
, Dubai, and even Yugra Island
, the Black Sea / Steve Machell, the Sandologist
of Byron Bay (via information junk
). More sensational sand sculpting
World Wide Wunderkammer
, via apothocary's drawer
. Also via the drawer, hyper-realistic art
/ bizarre architecture
in Jerusalem / a fascinating look at the Jordan Playboy
, one of the very first cars to be marketed as a lifestyle purchase (via Coudal
) / this is apparently John Travolta's
house - two plane ports, not car ports.
, England’s 'most haunted building', or the world’s most elaborate and long-running hoax? This impartial site – 'it is up to the reader to decide what to believe and what to discard' - is compiled by the son of one of the rectory’s last occupants. Some of the 'coincidences
' are a little tenuous, though. More about master ghostbuster Harry Price
/ today is also the 25th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre
, a tragedy that lives on through numerous websites, some more sensational
. We'd recommend Shiva Naipaul's Black and White
for an overview of the sheer weirdness and isolation of the compound in Guyana.
When fake brands
turn out to be real... What brand are you?
started out as an industry in-joke, but truth is always stranger than fiction. things
magazine is passionate about client satisfaction, and henceforth we will be known as Intenta
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