Links for 12/2/18

St. Nick: The Long, Strange and Wonderful Career of Nick Lowe


 

Design for disaster


 

Singapore – The Lion City, 1957

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Take the Dirty Wave Challenge and maybe win 5 grand


 

Hawaii politician stops voting, claiming islands are ‘occupied sovereign country’


 

Could One Man Single-Handedly Ruin the Planet?


 

Dolphins simplify their vocal calls in response to increased ambient noise


 

The Vault | The LeRoy Grannis Collection | Vol. 1

Rockabilly Rebels

The Guardian has an article about photographer Philippe Chancel documenting French street gangs of the early 80s.

Rockabilly Rebels: The Stylish French Gangs

Here’s a set of photos he took. One features Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats, in about 1981. Another one is showing Brian Setzer.

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Here’s a video about the Pittsburgh Doo Wop scene which produced The Del Vikings, who 24 years later inspired the name of a Paris rockabilly street gang.

Sound of Pittsburgh on YouTube

p.s.: speaking of France

Links for 12/31/17

Photos: Malick Sidibe Shows Mali’s Youth With A Groovy ‘Twist’


 

Wan Chai: Sex, Dives and Bar Cards From 1970s Hong Kong


 

Seaside Casino: 1905


 

How Big Oil Lost Control of Its Climate Misinformation Machine


 

New lab-bred super corals could help avert global reef wipeout


 

Tiki


 

Sustainable Package Design is a Must to Tackle Pollution Crisis


 

Barracuda and surfer dude… 1964 Plymouth press release photo


 

New evacuations ordered as California Thomas wildfire rages


 

After You Finish Your Drink, You Can Eat This New Edible Straw


 

The Downtown LA that just won’t quit


 

The Fight Against The Tiny Plastic Pellets Choking Our Oceans


 

Ice Apocalypse | Grist


 

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Links for 8/8/17

Back in September 1964 Life magazine published a special issue dedicated to Japan. One article called ‘The Young in Rebellion’ explored the youth culture of the country. Amongst the words were these wonderful black and white photos that captured the spirit of Japanese youth. The first part of the article deals with teenage runaways. Each year thousands of youngsters [&hellip

Source: The Young in Rebellion – Japanese Teens in 1964 – Voices of East Anglia


 

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Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


The water level rises ever higher with each passing year. Every high tide brings the sea into their homes.

Source: The drowning villages of Indonesia | | Al Jazeera


 

Source: Jack ONeill, surf legend behind the modern wetsuit, dies | US news | The Guardian


 

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Links for 6/1/17

Cadillac Wheels wurde mit der Erfindung des binnen weniger Jahre zum Marktführer. Aber nichts ist für die Ewigkeit. VENI.VIDI. VICI.PERII.

Source: Cadillac Wheels – Wie das Rad neu erfunden wurde.


 

The Fallacy of Endless Economic Growth – Pacific Standard


 

While restoring one of the exploration huts in Antarctica, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust discovered a box that turned out to be a remarkable treasure. It contained 22 never-before-seen cellulose nitrate negatives

Source: 100-Year-Old Box of Negatives Discovered Frozen In Block of Antarctica’s Ice – Abandoned Spaces


 

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We all know that spending time outdoors is good for you on both a physical and mental level, but the benefits of spending time specifically at the beach have just been revealed. That incredible feeling of peace and calmness that you experience at the beach is now being referred to as “blue space.” That’s what […]

Source: According to scientists, visiting the beach can change your brain in an incredible way


 

Shoreline variability of an urban beach fronted by a beachrock reef from video imagery


 

This is Mohammad Mohiedine Anis 70, who has parked his classic collection of American cars in the al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo while civil war raged all around.

Source: Meet Aleppo’s classic car collector who refused to leave | Daily Mail Online

Links for 4/24/17

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Pumptrack Challenge in Deutschland und der Schweiz wird es auch in diesem Jahr wieder geben. Das Erfolgsrzept setzt sich durch.

Source: Pumptrack Events in der Schweiz – 40inch Longboardmagazin


 

BANG! The Bert Berns Story


 

The Jersey Shore circa 1900. “The beach at Long Branch.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: A Distant Shore: 1900 | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 

Trump exposes National Parks to oil company drilling


 

Source: Germans are funky? These bootylicious ‘funk fever’ compilations prove it! | Dangerous Minds

Links for 2/25/17

Ready for a rabbit hole?

Source: How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art — Quartz


 

Classic Surf Vehicles Set To Make a Big Splash At Kingscliff

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Wahtiki Island Lounge in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China | Critiki


 

Iraq Museum takes unusual step of allowing objects to leave country to show their significance amid Isis’s ‘nihilistic’ destruction

Source: Answering cultural genocide: Iraqs looted treasures to be displayed at Venice Biennale | World news | The Guardian


 

The ocean is going to be significantly higher than previously understood, according to the latest national assessment of sea level rise.Will President Trump and his appointees roll back policies to address the impacts of climate change—like sea level rise.

Source: As Seas Rise, How Far Will Trump’s Anti-Climate Agenda Go? | NRDC

Links for 1/13/17

Redistribution and how responsively the two lines are connected.

The World Wealth and Income Database: data and visualizations from 110 researchers in 70 countries

Source: The World Wealth and Income Database: data and visualizations from 110 researchers in 70 countries / Boing Boing


 

Fraternal Order of Moai – F.O.M. sends annual donation to the Easter Island Foundation


 

How a young guitarist and inventor named Del Casher perfected the sound that transformed the electric guitar.

Source: The Wah-Wah Pedal Turns 50: Inventor Del Casher Looks Back of a Half-Century of Making Guitars Weep | L.A. Weekly


 

Underwater Pinups: How Bruce Mozert Seduced Fun-Seekers To Florida’s Silver Springs


 

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About Music Tools | Ann Arbor District Library


 

California’s lingering drought has pushed the number of dead trees across the state past 100 million, an ecological event experts are calling dangerous and unprecedented in underlining the heightened risk of wildfires fueled by bone-dry forests.

Source: ‘Unprecedented’: More than 100 million trees dead in California


 

A glimpse of the last people on Earth to colonize a continent without humans.

Source: 14,000-year-old campsite in Argentina adds to an archaeological mystery | Ars Technica

Links for 12/26/16

Incoming president Donald Trump’s climate change denial has environmentalists worried. But California is proving that local efforts can achieve real progress – independent of Washington.

Source: California to trump federal plans with local climate action


 

Ten years of effort finally paid off for Las Vegas. The city government has gone entirely green, and 200 more cities want to do the same.

Source: Las Vegas’s city government is now powered by 100% renewable energy, and more cities will follow


 

Source: In 1906, He Snaps A Quick Photo. What He Captures? Chilling…


 

Cahokia was bigger than Paris—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why.

Source: Finding North America’s lost medieval city


 

Impact of dams on climate change has been underestimated, researchers warn, as rotting vegetation creates 25% more methane than previously thought

Source: Hydroelectric dams emit a billion tonnes of greenhouse gases a year, study finds | Global development | The Guardian


 

Tesla’s new line of energy-harvesting roof tiles are a key part of Elon Musk’s plan to make solar sexy.

Source: Tesla Unveils its New Line of Camouflaged Solar Panels


 

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