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#196 Sneakeater

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 05:39 AM

I've talked about this before.  But the whole point of internet bulletin boards is to repeat yourself, so:

 

There was this article this week about a topic I couldn't be more interested in:  how climate change is threatening prehistoric sites on the Orkney Islands.

 

In its web version, the article is accompanied by a series of big moving photographs.

 

At least on my big desktop screen, they nauseate me.  I mean literally:  the movement of the photos makes me nauseous.

 

I have to say, I've been to Skara Brae and other sites pictured.  Walking around them did not make me nauseous the way these moving photographs did.  (So yes, I'm happy to say, I did not vomit all over Skara Brae.)


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#197 Wilfrid

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 02:15 AM

All the other guys did.

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 04:32 AM

Considering how much people in the Orkneys drink, I wouldn’t be surprised.
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#199 joethefoodie

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 11:36 AM

A very well-written (to this reader) article, and disturbing on so many levels...

 

The New German Anti-Semitism



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 10:47 PM

Bookmarked, need to read.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 03:05 PM

Exhaustive piece in the Times on the loss of music masters in the 2008 Universal backlot fire.  https://www.nytimes....pgtype=Homepage


Then that happened.

 

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 02:18 PM

As an often critic of the NY Times, it's only fair to praise the Grey Lady when it does a great job.

 

Yesterday's extensive piece on the saving of Notre Dame was outstanding - as brilliant a piece of journalism witnessed in a long time - Bravo!!!!



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:42 PM

As an often critic of the NY Times, it's only fair to praise the Grey Lady when it does a great job.

 

Yesterday's extensive piece on the saving of Notre Dame was outstanding - as brilliant a piece of journalism witnessed in a long time - Bravo!!!!

I was saying that to another friend - when they put together the graphics, videos, pictures, etc. in that way, they do a good job.



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 01:28 AM

I guess ignorance of what you'd expect any reasonably sophisticated person to know is now one of the job requirements for a professional travel journalist:

 

And then my main course arrived — I had opted for one of Lyon’s specialties, quenelle de brochet. Its description was a little baffling: a dumpling-like concoction of creamed pike fish made semisolid with an egg-based binding agent. But curiosity got the better of me, and the reality was nothing short of a religious experience.

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#205 Wilfrid

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 11:58 PM

How many years ago was Frank Bruno staggered by a Japanese restaurant’s invitation for him to insert his feet into a hollow space beneath the table?

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 06:45 PM

Did you see the great Christoph Niemann piece on Brexit? 


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Posted 24 October 2019 - 06:58 PM

This whole Brexit thing is out of hand. Reminds me of the Bard - "Much Ado about Nothing."

 

Either leave or don't - no one cares anymore.



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Posted 24 October 2019 - 07:42 PM

Did you see the great Christoph Niemann piece on Brexit? 

 

I just came here to post about it.


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#209 Wilfrid

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 08:48 PM

This whole Brexit thing is out of hand. Reminds me of the Bard - "Much Ado about Nothing."

Either leave or don't - no one cares anymore.


I can understand no anyone outside Europe being sick of it, but tens of thousands of people still marching after three years; people in the UK care a lot.

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 09:38 PM

I'm sure they do, but enough is enough.

 

Either stay or leave - just do one or the other. It's one of the most drawn-out stories in decades.

 

It's taking longer than a playoff baseball game.