Contrary to the impression conveyed during the last couple months of blogging, I don’t actually dress up in costume every week. No madcap adventures to report this week, although I did see Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the North Carolina Museum of Art outdoor movie screening last night, which was good fun. I’m also reading Njal’s Saga, which is where the post title comes from. Much wisdom (and weirdness) in those Icelandic sagas!
I frequently used to post cool links I had found on my adventures around the internet, so I thought I’d squeeze in another post like that for the first time in a while. Some of these have been bookmarked waiting for their moment to shine for so long that they’re probably irrelevant, but on the off chance you haven’t seen them…
- Why I don’t support Susan G. Komen for the cure.
- How to talk to little girls. Please oh please read this.
- The absurdity of women’s clothes sizes in one chart. Tell me about it.
- Stop interrupting.
- How German sounds compared with other languages.
- If people left parties like they left Facebook.
- Weatherman rattles off the UK’s longest place name like it ain’t no thing.
- Car mechanics recreate Renaissance paintings.
- Woman runs out of things to change about herself.
- Two monks inventing things.
- World map on the edge of a lake.
- Glittering blue.
- Scythe vs. mower.
- Half underwater photography.
- The Exodus told by acrobat silhouettes, kind of… Just watch it.
- Would you play this? In a heartbeat.
- Excellent choreography to “Run, Boy, Run” by Woodkid.
- “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” in comic form.
- The Map of Literature
- The Epic of Gilgamesh, read aloud in Ancient Babylonian.
- Every English novel ever.
- Traditional mounted archery in Japan. Because the regular thing isn’t tough enough.
- 1,000-year-old recipe kills MRSA. Totally old news, but just in case you haven’t heard.
- New York Public Library puts 20,000 maps online for free download.
- Historic D-Day locations, then and now.
- Photo record of Native Americans from 1904-1924.
- West Wars: a reimagining of Star Wars.
- Incredibly realistic Groot costume.
- Star Wars as an Icelandic saga. You heard me.
- Best Finn and Rey cosplay ever? Likely.