The Weekend Edition is our opportunity to delve into the dark places of the internet, and bring back treasures and tales of rare value. This week, we have real fake birds, retro pin-ups of men, and some important advice. Let’s get started!
Some day, we will gather our grandchildren around and tell them stories of a time long past, when Angry Birds wasn’t the most important cultural artifact in all of human history. Then, before we pack them back to their rickety pig-constructed apartment in YellowBirdopolis, we’ll show them these images by Mohamed Raoof, and remember fondly that there were once real birds and real pigs, before the Terrible Misunderstanding Of 2038.
So sure am I that the Betties will love this, I’m tempted to link to it without any word of introduction. But because this is the internet, and we’re never terribly far from a rick-roll, I’ll give you a peek: classic pin-ups, but with men.
I don’t often link to academic papers on physics, but I couldn’t resist this one. After an experiment in Italy seemed to report neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light, amateur physicists have been eager to proclaim that our current understanding is wrong, wrong, wrong. The abstract of this paper is inclined to disagree.
One of the fun parts of writing is putting together a soundtrack for a new project. The idea, for those of you who haven’t heard of it before, is that you find songs which speak to the tone of the story as a whole, or individual characters and relationships. I was thrilled when I discovered this song, which matches perfectly the relationship between my heroine and her husband — who is not, I should point out, our romantic hero. Ooh, conflict.
Anyway, this is Poison and Wine by the brilliant The Civil Wars.
And just in case that’s a little somber for your Saturday morning, I’ll also link to Sweetness and Light’s current favorite, a cute song by geek-rock band Kirby Krackle.
Nerdy Dirty is an online store packed full of adorable gifts for nerds in love. This, I think, is my favourite.
And lastly, an important reminder for everyBetty, courtesy of The Curious Brain:
Have a great day, everyone, and FGBVs to all!