Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes: August 24, 2013

Johann Georg Hainz's Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Johann Georg Hainz’s Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

During the Renaissance, cabinet of curiosities came into fashion as a collection of objects that would often defy classification. As a precursor to the modern museum, the cabinet referred to room(s), not actual furniture, of things that piqued the owners interest and would be collected and displayed in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes is my 21st century interpretation of that idea.
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  • True Blood
    Season finale this week, which has Tumblr and Twitter all enflamed. I’ll leave you with this:

Weekly watching: The Bridge (US), Project Runway, The Newsroom, Sons of Anarchy, Burn Notice,  DaVinci’s Demons,  The Vampire Diaries


  • Elmore Leonard, writer of over 40 books such as Get Shorty, dozens of short stories, and movie work including Jackie Brown and Justified has passed away at 87. If you have not gotten a taste of Leonard’s work, the short story Ice Man is available for free from The Atlantic.
  • If you’re familiar with monthly club subscriptions, like Birch Box and Bark Box, there is now one for geeks called Loot Create. Sign up here and check out the awesome.
  • This Ancient Egyptian Jewelry Came from Space – ALIENS.
  • Dame Barbara wrote an astonishing 728 books, of which 664 were romantic fiction. Ian says he has read about 350. When she died she left 160 unpublished manuscripts
  • Engravings from a French Skating manual, circa 1813
  • Introducing The Bullet Journal, an analog method for TODO, lists, and the like. I think I’m in love.
  • GrokLaw is closing and recommends you take a course (free) in online privacy.
  • Doomsday Castle: The Real World meets Game of Thrones prepper show
  • Ben Stiller apparently wooed NBC with his extensive knowledge of mineral water for Reality Bites is coming to TV
  • On the other hand, the trailer for the new Salinger documentary looks fabulous


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