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A Common Nomenclature for Lego Families – The Morning News. What to call the various Lego bricks.

The Essential Cyberpunk Reading List at io9.

Aladdin: When Chaos Comes Calling Episode Trivia – Under “allusions” here they describe a scene with a whale and a bowl of petunias which is a reference to Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The moment lasts seconds and it’s over and when I saw it as a kid I nearly thought I’d imagined it. Glad to finally have confirmation that it was real.

Inner Vision for the weekend of July 10, 2015 | The Wirecutter. I enjoy their weekly collection of links but for whatever reasons all of the links in this set were worthy of sharing.

How To Clean Silver Jewelry Without Buying Silver Cleaner | Apartment Therapy.

The Enduring Paint-on-the-Face Mystery | Best Of MetaFilter. A while back somebody posed a question to Ask Metafilter which was essentially: do you remember the opening credits of an 80s/90s sitcom where Person A ends up accidentally rollering paint over Person B’s face? And yes, everybody remembers that. I remember that. But collectively we cannot find any proof of this actually existing. It’s fascinating!

Check Out This Steel Maze at a Belgian Coal Mine — Design News | Apartment Therapy. Incredible!

Spaghetti in a cone: a miracle of physics, a genius food delivery system | The Guardian.

The Donald Trump Republican Presidential Debate Drinking Game | The Everywhereist. I went to a local bar that had it’s own drinking game going on but I’m sure I’d have been a lot drunker if I’d brought these rules with me.

Podcast: Mystery Show: Case #6 Kotter | FanFare. Metafilter user maxsparber gives us a history of knotting the arms of shirts as a prank.

Why You Should Wear the Same Outfit to Every Meeting – Racked. Solid advice. Via The Working Closet.

· comments [5] · 08-13-2015 · categories:links · misc ·

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 elle sees // Aug 13, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    When I read about the paint gag, I immediately thought of Perfect Strangers. Once I clicked the link it turned out I wasn’t the only one–wish it was real! I still swear I saw it!

  • 2 Ansley // Aug 13, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    I guess I buy too many single Lego pieces from Brick Owl. I generally know the actual name Lego gave its individual pieces.

  • 3 megan // Aug 14, 2015 at 9:56 am

    elle – I was absolutely certain it was in the opening credits for Three’s Company, which is how I ended up spending an evening watching old sitcom credits on YouTube. No luck there either.

  • 4 Miss B // Aug 18, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Okay, so I didn’t read that whole MetaFilter paint thread, but I’m convinced everyone is misremembering/confusing the Sesame Street Mad Painter bits, specifically the one in the office building’s elevator, with him painting the number 7 repeatedly on people instead of the elevator doors. I think _that_ is the mass childhood imprint, and now people are just getting shows/characters that they recall more clearly confused with that older (but less clear) memory. So that’s my theory.

  • 5 megan // Aug 18, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Miss B – Oh my gosh, I hadn’t thought about that in years! I can say that even now when I think of the Mad Painter the image of him painting across a face does not come to mind, but it’s worth looking into.

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