Tag Archive: literature


AW. “Goodnight Moon” as read by LeVar Burton to Neil deGrasse Tyson at #ArtemisonAudible event for Andy Weir’s new book at #NYCC2017.

Which Dracula movie adaptation is most faithful to the original Bram Stoker book? Cinemassacre wanted a definitive answer, so they selected 12 contenders and put them up to the test. This counts theatrical and television, but no sequels, spinoffs, or spoofs. My favorite came in a close 2nd!

Voynich Code – CRACKED!

A while back, I shared this video about one of the most mysterious books in the world, written in an unknown and indecipherable text. Well, it took a Bristol University linguist two weeks to figure out that it’s the only known example of written “proto-Romance” language, the precursor to Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian, Catalan, and Galician. “The language was ubiquitous in the Mediterranean during the Medieval period, but it was seldom written in official or important documents because Latin was the language of royalty, church, and government. As a result, proto-Romance was lost from the record, until now.”

Read more here: https://phys.org/news/2019-05-bristol-academic-voynich-code-century-old.html

There’s no better way to sound smart than by dropping a perfectly timed quote from some well-respected literature. It shows that you’re both well-read and possess the stunning intellect to memorize whole chunks of books in the off chance that you might need it at some point (and barely anyone ever considers the implication that you just have way too much free time).

“Algerian Rhapsody”

Apparently, many comparisons have been drawn between Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Albert Camus’ “The Stranger.” Someone finally took the next step and mashed them together in a video.

“Critics, both journalistic and academic, have speculated over the meaning behind the song’s lyrics. Some believe the lyrics describe a suicidal murderer hunted by demons or depict events just preceding an execution. The only thing we borrowed was the instrumental track.The latter explanation points to Albert Camus’s novel The Stranger, in which a young man confesses to an impulsive murder and has an epiphany before he is executed, as probable inspiration.” -Wikipedia

A windmill at Campo de Criptana, Spain, where Cervantes wrote “Don Quixote,” photographed by Jontxu Fernandez.

Pic of the Day – 10/28/18

Cathuhlu will steal your sanity if he doesn’t get some treats.

Tornadoes? Or Lovecraft’s Chuthlu? Or maybe, Photoshop. 🙂

The Secrets of Nature explores the world’s most mysterious book, written in an indecipherable language, and puts it to all the tests of history and science.

Pic of the Day – 9/19/17

“Princess and the Pea” eye makeup art by Tal Peleg.

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