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In Which I Try to Disburden Texts but Also Thank Reading for Swallowing Up My Problems

That’s “Reading” taking shape as Edith Sitwell’s “hot sun,” that “country giant that has swallowed up all the gold spangles of the dew…and has dried all the haycocks until they are dry and rustling as his own rays.” Mm. (I blame Alexander Pope.) I think if you are reading enough—”enough,” of course, would be a [...]
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The Squirrel And The Swallow

Odd : The Presurfer (2 years ago)

The squirrel makes friends with the swallow. When the swallow is in danger he tries everything to save her. Inspired on a story by Dutch author Toon Tellegen. Directed by Arjan Boeve. YouTube link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer Read Post

What makes dry quicksand so deadly?

Odd : Boing Boing (2 years ago)

Dry quicksand was a mythical substance — normal-looking sand that could swallow you in a flash. That is, until 2004, when scientists made the stuff in a lab. (Mark told you about that development.) In this video, geologist Matt Kuch... Read Post

Hot Ginger Ale by Canada Dry

Odd : Laughing Squid (last year)

Canada Dry Hot Ginger Ale is a new carbonated beverage by Coca Cola in Japan which warms up in its own can using technology developed by the company. The drink is a cinnamon and apple-flavored ginger ale and meant for adults. It wil... Read Post


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