If you watch American Horror Story: Asylum, you may know the song Dominique. What you may not know is that it is a cover of a song from Souer Sourire, known as The Singing Nun. Sourire gave most of the money earned from the song to her religious order, who then expelled her, likely for... Read more »
Two Spirits in the Venezuelan Jungle Fascinating followup to the post about Osh-Tisch. (via Luana Joy Clarke)
This week in interesting historical anecdotes: 5th century BC – Thasian women cut their hair to make rope for military siege weapons. Badass. (via)
It’s Not the Product, It’s the Person | This American Life Starting a business is not for the self-doubting. Or even usually the self-deprecating. The first thing you have to sell is yourself — like dating, but with a greater chance of landing in debt. Alex Blumberg tells the incredible, sweat-stains-and-all saga of a man... Read more »
Early rare test footage of Who Framed Roger Rabbit – back when Jessica Rabbit was a straight-out villain and Pee Wee Herman was the voice of Roger! Amazing look into an alternate history that I’m kind of glad never happened. I do hope the sequel gets made one day, though. (via my inimitable longtime friend... Read more »
The woman you are looking at right there? Killed the hitman her husband sent to kill her -- with her own bare hands.
medievalpoc: barbotrobot submitted to medievalpoc: FRAGRANT CONCUBINE ALERT!!! From the link: Chinese Government Tries to Quell Unrest with an Animated Princess Uighers are an ethnic minority in western China, largely Muslim, who have been protesting the Chinese government for its discriminatory policies against them over the past several years. Now the Chinese government hopes to... Read more »