Sunday Funday

Hopefully you’ve missed this feature as much as we have – as always (multi-week absences excepted) in no particular order, and for no particular reason:

1. Enjoy the 2014 World Cup in perpetuity with this (via Who Ate All the Pies) glorious tool
2. Here is a very good sentence from a very interesting review of a book I have not read: “…although you often had to keep your unbelief under your heretical hat if you wanted your head to remain under it as well.”
3. This just seems tremendously zeitgeist-y
4. From the comments section of a recent (and worth-reading) New York Magazine piece on the viability of the modern zoo: I don’t know, I kind of like the idea of these animals being somehow contained rather than letting them just walk around the city all willy nilly.”
5. Argentina may have lost the World Cup, but they definitely win the adjacent competition in fan-composed song lyrics
6. A fabulous photography project on the Danube
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. While I don’t think this will be as game-changing as some people hope, it certainly would make things more “democratic” in the truest sense of the word. Hopefully a fuller post on this, but my big question is – forget hackers – how do you prevent people selling votes?
8. If an object is too dark to be seen, does it really exist? There’s a great “tree falling in the forest” joke to be made here, but I can’t see it*
9. Love to see dedication to your hobby. This might be a little much though
10. Seems like that one syllable is doing a lot of work for Google’s translation software

Google Translate (7.9.14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Editor’s note: just be sure not to ask George Berkeley for a ruling on this