Are you doing anything on Monday, August 21? If not, maybe you should plan a short vacation. There will be a total solar eclipse that day, passing over the entire continental US from Corvallis, OR to Columbia, SC. Most of us will see at least some darkening, but only a 70-mile-wide strip of the country will experience…
What’s up, everyone! My name is Lawrence Ross, and if there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love black people. Yeah, I know people like to say that, but I truly do. I’m fascinated by who we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going. And over the past 20 years, I’ve written six books about the black…
Looking to get over to Europe? Savings account kinda low? Don’t you fret - 2 airlines, Norwegian Air and Iceland-based WOW Air - are going at it right now!
those people at the Seasteading Institute? The people who want to build floating cities where they can “experiment with different types of governance” or some such thing?
2016 may have been a giant cluster of rancid, disease-ridden fucks, but there have been a few good things that have happened. Hopefully, this will turn out to be one of them.
Do you have vacation time next year? Are you in the US?
Over the weekend I went on a trip to Fargo, North Dakota to visit my sister who is working at North Dakota State University for the summer. We ultimately ended up visiting Winnipeg as well but we’ll start our journey at day one.
...ok, I don’t know if they’re actually taking turns driving this car, or if they’re even in it, but a 24-hour drive on Iceland’s Route One is being livestreamed.
We talk about science stuff here. Linguistics is a science, right? It’s totally on topic to ask questions about linguistics.
Summer is upon us so it’s time to answer the eternal question: Roller coasters or water park?
I can’t get to one, but maybe some of y’all can. Have a good time!
Believing that their country’s current name is too long and clunky, leaders of the Czech Republic are petitioning the UN to recognize Czechia as an alternate name for their country. Approval for other foreign-language names for their country is also being sought.
Yes, you read that right. The Crystal Serenity, a massive mofo of an oceangoing vessel, is going to spend August traveling from Anchorage to NYC. They’re talking about 1,000 passengers and 600 crew for the 32-day voyage.
One week after leaving the South for the first time since October, I was back in the South, tagging along on an impromptu road trip to Memphis with a friend. Once in town, the first and best stop of our trip was to the Crystal Shrine Grotto.
So, before my most recent trip to France, I upgraded my old iPhone. I loved the 5, and I was not terribly excited about the protruding lens and the size of the 6s. But, after living a few months with a broken screen—and Apple changing their policy about accepting broken screen iPhones for trade-ins—I took the plunge.
1) If you take a drive along the back roads (i.e. pretty much all the roads) of southwest Mississippi early enough in the morning, you will repeatedly encounter turkey vultures picking through the evening’s roadkill. By the afternoon, the roadkill’s been picked clean - especially with the larger animals, all that…
You always bring places like this to my attention:
If you know nothing of Ukraine but Chornobyl (yes, this is the right way to spell the name of that town) check out this fan-made video that was made using drones:
Did you go places you always wanted to visit in 2015? Trips for work or school that turned into adventures? Tell us all about it!
Some of you LA people should do a meetup here! :D