Fanciful Delights for April 30, 2016

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Dear Internet, Here are a compendium of things that struck my fancy this week. x0x0, lisa

Fanciful Delights

þ Before there was Chuck Norris, there were The Forgotten Female Action Stars of the 1910s
þ My paternal grandmother was from Mull, so that’s one of my connections to Scotland. (FUN FACT. My paternal grandmother was born in 1880 or 1890, I forget which. (My dad was born in 1927.)) I present to you 12 maps that show a variety of geographical and population information in / of Scotland.
þ If you’re not hip to your feminist history, Mary Wollstonecraft is considered to be the first modern feminist whose work, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, was published in 1792. You may know her as the mother of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. To commerate Wollstonecraft, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency has recently published Women Who Should Be Pretty Pissed Off: Vindicating Mary Wollstonecraft.
þ Around Easter is when I start getting obnoxious about Peeps and next year, I’m totally making peepshi!
þ I am partially obsessed with French way of life which has recently been intensified by this curated link collection of 63 Things You Can Do Like a French Girl. (Psst: I’ve started reading How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits and French Women Don’t Get Fat.)

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Fanciful Delights for April 2, 2016

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Dear Internet, Here is a compendium of things that struck my fancy this week. x0x0, lisa

Fanciful Delights

þ Other than my birthday, Eurovision is the second best time of the year. “Come for the camp, stay for the geopolitical intrigue.”
þ As you may have guessed, I’m always on the lookout for new (or regurgitated) list/articles telling me how to become a successful person. This list is no different BUT there is anecdotal evidence so one person’s failures / successes are always delightful.
þ I fell in love with turn of the century style and pop culture in 2004 when I went to Paris. To help feed that love, New York Public Library has made available 2000 turn of the 20th century pop culture posters.
þ I am still on the fence about seeing Batman vs Superman, but Lego Batman? Top of my list for 2017. (After Wonder Woman, of course.)
þ This past week has had loads of tragic occurrences (can we just throat punch half the world now?) but the article that Microsoft had to remove their twitter AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours cheered me up a bit.
þ Remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned I was growing warmer to the idea of the Brontes? Here’s another piece of evidence why I should love them.

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Collection of Cunning Curiosities – March 19, 2016

A WEEKLY COMPENDIUM OF THINGS THAT DELIGHT MY FANCY.

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Cunning Tales from a Systems Librarian
þ So now you’ve got that in-person interview!

Fanciful Delights

þ If you came of age in the ’90s, you may remember Sassy magazine. Someone put together a list the complete list Sassy’s Cute Band Alert! Oh. Youth.
þ Depending on the time of day, and who you ask, I’m either 5’10 or 6′. They say you’re taller in the morning than you are in the afternoon (though finding a legit site to support this seems to be a tad difficult), which tends to explain the difference (and don’t get me started on people lying about their height either). Having good posture, according to The Art of Manliness, is essential for confidence and looking trim. HRM.
þ While I, too, sometimes gravitate to the obscure, this fellow takes it to a whole ‘nother level.
þ I met my first online -> in person boyfriend in 1995. Who knew I was such a trend setter?
þ I’m really into social history, the more obscure (sense a theme here) the better — can you imagine being this coroner in the 1900s?
þ I tried to bring hugger-mugger back into circulation, but alas, it has not been successful.
þ Now that I know how to take a torc on and off, I obviously need one.
þ Ever wanted to give your books leather covers? Here you go.
þ If I had £10,000, I would buy this
þ This needs no further introduction: Americans bought more legal pot than Girl Scout cookies in 2015
þ In Celebration of Old-School LiveJournal (Just a FYI, my LiveJournal account is still active.)
þ I’m a big proponent of self-care, so anything in that realm is totally helpful
þ Also add in: cable split jacks, Bob Dole, slider boxes, analog cell phones

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