Saturday Linkages on Sunday

How it started/How it’s going

Smart Cities and Finance

‘Not that good’: Montreal restaurant’s brutally honest menu pulls in the customers

LA’s New Falafel Stand Is a One-Man Masterpiece That Hails From Iraq

An anthropologist analyzes the Q Shaman

This might be the most toxic workplace ever

Some tips from the Recomendo Newsletter (Subscribe here): Educational resources that are likely free from your public library’s website: Lydia.com and The Great Courses (you can also watch the Great Courses if you have an Amazon Prime subscription)

Quarantine viewing suggestions: The Set-Up (1949) and the series Silicon Valley

Saturday Linkages: Advent 3/4

Shadowbox project by Creatiedroom

George Orwell describes the ideal pub

Fit for a king: true glory of 1,000-year-old cross buried in Scottish field is revealed at last

How to watch the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter

Make a Christmas shadowbox

A podcast about Arthur Machen’s weird vision of art

Watch Peter Follansbee carve a shallow relief pattern

From Instagram to Insistent Goats: Another Life After Social Media Case Study

Slavoj Žižek on the “screen new deal”

My wife just confessed that for her entire childhood she thought Colonel Sanders’ bow tie was his whole body and now I can’t stop seeing a tiny stick body every time I look at him

Saturday Linkages: The King’s Hand

Tsunami Warnings, Written in Stone

What Is Metabolic Rift? The Ecosocialist idea you’ve never heard of and might need

Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows coronavirus’ spread indoors

How Previous Epidemics Impacted Home Design

Luxury Sneaker Markets Are a Preview of Capitalist Dystopia

Farmers Reject Biden’s Pro-Corporate Rural Advisers

Out in the wild: how Ken Layne created an alternative to clickbait in the desert

Playing God: I sold my wife’s clothes to build a Christmas village in my parents’ basement

I had a dream where there was a food called “King’s Hand”, a hollow hand made of m&m cookie, filled with Greek salad. I could not stop thinking about it. Here is the culmination of a week long effort.

Saturday Linkages: New Root Simple Compound?

Just in case you’re in the market for a very strange Goldfield Nevada property complete with pipe organ

If you do buy that compound you’ll want to watch this movie filmed, partly, in Goldfield

Yes, there’s a subreddit dedicated to power washing

How to Tap Less on Your Phone (but Get More Done)

A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air