larryhammer: a low-fidelity picture of a man, label: "some guy" (Yotsuba runs)
From the Wikipedia article on Mongolia:
"Gobi" is a Mongol term for a desert steppe, which usually refers to a category of arid rangeland with insufficient vegetation to support marmots but with enough to support camels. Mongols distinguish Gobi from desert proper, although the distinction is not always apparent to outsiders unfamiliar with the Mongolian landscape.
So the Gobi Desert isn't.

The Toast summarizes the Judgement of Paris with copious illustrations -- which are available because "pretty much every dude born between the years 1100 and 1850 with an ounce of sprezzatura and a brush tried his hand at painting it at least once." (NSFW for artistic nudity, via)
you said i could just pick and then youd go home and it would be over
sorry i cant hear you with this helmet on
with this war helmet on
A fun Flash-based timewaster: Wunderputt. (via)

---L.

Subject quote from "The End of the Innocence," Don Henley.
larryhammer: a low-fidelity picture of a man, label: "some guy" (Yotsuba & clover)
Blasts from pasts:

"The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century's most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine." Focus is on out-of-copyright issues, and includes the original Amazing Stories and Argosy, but also other genres including mysteries, romance, westerns, adventure, sports, and spicy stories. Digitizing continues apace, but many PDFs are available already. (via)

A new web port of Colossal Cave Adventure. Xyzzy again! (via)

A life webcam of bears standing in a river, waiting for a salmon to jump. (via)

---L.

Subject quote from "Love Among the Chickens," P.G. Wodehouse, describing Waterloo station.

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