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NickFitz
9th January 2012, 19:59
Another hectic Monday; off for dinner as soon as these are up:


I Would Like to Help You Get Your Show Canceled (http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/39614/i-would-like-to-help-you-get-your-show-cancelled) - "Only 7.3 percent of all television shows make it to a second season... I actually have no idea if that’s true, because I don’t know anything about successful television shows. The only shows I’ve worked on have been canceled." Justin Halpern reminisces about his shows tulip my Dad Says and How to Be a Gentleman.


Between the Lines (http://www.lamag.com/features/Story.aspx?ID=1568281) - "That prized garage space or curbside spot you’ve been yearning for may be costing you—and the city—in ways you never realized. A journey into the world of parking, where meter maids are under siege, everybody’s on the take, and the tickets keep on coming." In LA, it can cost as much as $140,000 to create a single underground parking space :freaky:


This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket Factory (http://gizmodo.com/5873441) - "Her name is Lana Sator and she snuck into one of NPO Energomash factories outside of Moscow. Her photos are amazing, like sets straight out of Star Wars or Alien. Now the Russian government is harassing her." Be sure to go and have a look at all the photos on her LiveJournal page (http://lana-sator.livejournal.com/160176.html).


What Vietnam Taught Us About Breaking Bad Habits (http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/01/02/144431794/what-vietnam-taught-us-about-breaking-bad-habits) - "In May of 1971 two congressmen, Robert Steele from Connecticut and Morgan Murphy of Illinois, went to Vietnam for an official visit and returned with some extremely disturbing news: 15 percent of U.S. servicemen in Vietnam, they said, were actively addicted to heroin... Those who were addicted were kept in Vietnam until they dried out. When these soldiers finally did return to their lives back in the U.S., Robins tracked them, collecting data at regular intervals. And this is where the story takes a curious turn: According to her research, the number of soldiers who continued their heroin addiction once they returned to the U.S. was shockingly low."


An Indian Inventor Disrupts The Period Industry (http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679008/an-indian-inventor-disrupts-the-period-industry) - "When Arunachalam Muruganantham decided he was going to do something about the fact that women in India can’t afford sanitary napkins, he went the extra mile: He wore his own for a week to figure out the best design." More importantly, the machine he invented has revolutionised the sanitary towel industry in India.


TOP SECRET: Your Briefing on the CIA's Cold-War Spy Satellite, 'Big Bird' (http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/12/top-secret-your-briefing-on-the-cias-cold-war-spy-satellite-big-bird/250629/) - "The amazing story of how our supersecret, Cold-War spy satellites took photos of the Soviet empire and dropped them to Earth, all without the help of computers, bandwidth, or digital cameras." Explanation of the remarkable technique of dropping film from space and catching it with a plane.


Teletext Babez (http://drx.a-blast.org/~drx/projects/teletext/index.en.html) - Teletext porn. Yes, Teletext. Level 1 Teletext, to be precise.


The French Disease, the Italian Disease, the Christian Disease–the New World Disease? (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2011/12/19/the-french-disease-the-italian-disease-the-christian-disease-the-new-world-disease/) - "In 1494, King Charles VIII of France invaded Italy. Within months, his army collapsed and fled. It was routed not by the Italian army but by a microbe. A mysterious new disease spread through sex killed many of Charles’s soldiers and left survivors weak and disfigured. French soldiers spread the disease across much of Europe, and then it moved into Africa and Asia. Many called it the French disease. The French called it the Italian disease. Arabs called it the Christian disease. Today, it is called syphilis."


Most Contagious 2011 (http://mostcontagious.com/) - "The team at Contagious Magazine spends its days finding, filtering and reviewing the most innovative exercises in branding, technology, and popular culture, and delivering our collective wisdom to our beloved subscribers. Once a year, we round up the highlights, identify what's important and why, and push it out to the world, for free. Welcome to Most Contagious 2011, the only retrospective you’ll ever need."


Look at This Little Thing! (http://lookatthislittlething.tumblr.com/) - "All kinds of awesome miniature and tiny things to look at!" Splendid :)


Happy invoicing! :wave:

SimonMac
9th January 2012, 20:17
Another hectic Monday; off for dinner as soon as these are up:

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket Factory (http://gizmodo.com/5873441) - "Her name is Lana Sator and she snuck into one of NPO Energomash factories outside of Moscow. Her photos are amazing, like sets straight out of Star Wars or Alien. Now the Russian government is harassing her." Be sure to go and have a look at all the photos on her LiveJournal page (http://lana-sator.livejournal.com/160176.html).

Amazing!


Another hectic Monday; off for dinner as soon as these are up:

An Indian Inventor Disrupts The Period Industry (http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679008/an-indian-inventor-disrupts-the-period-industry) - "When Arunachalam Muruganantham decided he was going to do something about the fact that women in India can’t afford sanitary napkins, he went the extra mile: He wore his own for a week to figure out the best design." More importantly, the machine he invented has revolutionised the sanitary towel industry in India.



Please to god let there be no pics


Another hectic Monday; off for dinner as soon as these are up:

Teletext Babez (http://drx.a-blast.org/~drx/projects/teletext/index.en.html) - Teletext porn. Yes, Teletext. Level 1 Teletext, to be precise.
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Happy invoicing! :wave:

:laugh

Pogle
9th January 2012, 21:17
Ta Nick :D

i LOVED the little things, a delight :yay:

AlfredJPruffock
9th January 2012, 22:21
Once again NF excels - keep up the good work - sure brightend up an otherwise dull Monday Evening !

PS Happy New Year !

NickFitz
10th January 2012, 00:00
Cheers all - always nice to know when people like (or are dismayed by (http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/74110-monday-links-premier-inn-vol-cv.html#post1453980)) stuff :happy

Spacecadet
10th January 2012, 10:06
Periods, porn, syphilis and girls with big rockets.

If this is what you're willing to show us, I hate to think what was blocked by the acceptability filter :p