Other Ten Percent 11/19/10

Nov 19 2010

Another week complete, or almost anyway. Let’s actually complete it.

*History* *What the Hell*
Organs of Nuclear Workers Secretly Harvested for 40 Years Report Finds
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8138367/Organs-of-nuclear-workers-secretly-harvested-for-40-years-report-finds.html
I’d say that people are terrible but I sorta can’t wrap my head around how weird this is for long enough to get to that yet.

*Measurement* *Robots*
Meter Crawler, a Robot Made From a Tape Measurer
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/11/meter_crawler_a_robot_made_from_a_t.html
Man these guys would be great in a robot uprising parody movie.

*Rights* *Flights*
Tweet of the Day
http://thedailywh.at/post/1609882127/tweet-of-the-day-i-for-one-would-really-enjoy
As she does write copy for them Jane should take personal responsibility for this.

*Art* *Alice in Wonderland*
The Psychedelic Steampunk Adventures of Alice
http://io9.com/5692973/the-psychedelic-steampunk-adventures-of-alice/gallery/
Well this is like a drug trip condensed into five illustrations. Which beats the previous record for most economic translation of a drug trip established, ironically, by Alice in Wonderland.

*Design* *Driving*
Life Altering Traffic Light Design Concept of the Day
http://thedailywh.at/post/1610851884/life-altering-traffic-light-design-concept-of-the
It’s been a while since I’ve seen a design that’s never going to happen that made me this ANGRY that it wasn’t going to happen.

*Art* *Insects*
Interview with a Bug Artist
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/11/18/interview-with-a-bug.html
This is just weird on a lot of levels.

*Music* *Videos*
Arcade Fire Music Video of the Day
http://thedailywh.at/post/1615119204/arcade-fire-music-video-of-the-day-the-suburbs
Nobody does quietly, subtly disturbing quite like Spike Jonze.

*History* *Zombies*
A History of Zombies in America
http://io9.com/5692719/a-history-of-zombies-in-america
I’d say this is so thorough I’m surprised I didn’t write it but it’s actually so thorough that it’s OBVIOUS I didn’t write it. I don’t have the kind of eye for detail this piece does.

*History* *Photography*
A Photographic History of Bromance
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2010/11/18/dear-friends/
Yet another thing Deadwood actually got right historically.

Webcomics Roundup
Hyperbole and a Half covers the joys of moving with dogs.

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