Happy days R here again!
As you may have heard, The Simpsons has been around for a quarter century. FXX paid tribute to its golden egg with the marathon to end all marathons. Ben Schmidt, a professor of digital humanities at Northeastern University, is taking a slightly more academic approach. The website bookworm:simpsons allows you to search words used in 25 years of episodes, turning the show into a massive cultural database. It’s the Google Ngram Viewer for our most excellent cartoon.
Helado Negro, with Xenia Rubinos and tinsel dancers in the Soundcheck studio.
Jesus, what kind of sex is this guy having? pic.twitter.com/RBAaXdeQrd— Amy Littlefield (@amylittlefield) September 12, 2014
Need to jump start your weekend? Why not hang out with the bodega cats?
Today in 1968: caricaturist Al Hirschfeld on how he got into the business of “character drawings” and his opinions on actors, the theater, and the difference between caricature and portraiture.
(Photograph by Carl Van Vechten, courtesy of the Library of Congress)
Instagram of the day by roon
Finally getting rid of my Rolodex(!). Haven’t used it in decades… #goodbye1990s pic.twitter.com/qC1Zv3zQYb— Soterios Johnson (@SoteriosJohnson) September 11, 2014
Ground Zero Rebuilding -- World Trade Center After 9/11 -
Longform recommendation — Scott Raab’s excellent years-long series in Esquire about the rebuilding of the WTC site.
-Jody, BL Show-
This May Be the Largest Item Ever Carried On a NYC Subway
Still the most moving memorial?