Root Causes, Then and Now

Friday Ephemera

The Amazing Adventures of Little Batman. Jump to 5 minutes in. Wait for the Batmobile. And the Scooby Snacks. // “Real life superpowers.” Lion taming, mental feats, alarming dislocation. // Comic strips of the 1930s. // Lichtenstein deconstructed. // The pyramids. (h/t, Maggie’s Farm.) // Earth’s mightiest rollercoasters. // The thermochromic toilet seat. “The object retains the heat memory of a previous user and displays it as a visual marker for the next user to assess.” (h/t, Coudal.) // The Asian squat. And how to do it. // Solar flare, flaring. April 21, 2002. (mpg) // The Milky Way in motion. (h/t, Centripetal Notion.) // Elementary astronomy, circa 1876. (h/t, Coudal.) // Medieval cookery. From candied horseradish to venison custarde. // The museum of air sickness bags. (h/t, 1+1=3.) // Airship hangers we have known and loved. // A directory of Japanese sound effects. // Outlandish loudspeakers. // Stapling machine. // End papers. (h/t, Drawn!) // John W Campbell’s Who Goes There? (1938) A little science fiction chiller. // And, via The Thin Man, a warming winter ditty.