Friday, August 07, 2015

News and Reviews

Heya Peeps,

Hope you’re having a fantastic week. We’re barreling towards the end of summer and I’m of mixed feelings about it.

Speaking of barreling, this is the 60th anniversary of Tex Johnston’s (in)famous barrel roll(In a commercial jet airplane) in the prototype Boeing 707 for a crowd at Seafair. This story is a legend in my house (it helps to have a father that is a Boeing engineer, I suppose). The included video is worth watching.

This article is awesome (and hilarious): My Wedding Was Perfect - And I Was Fat As Hell The Whole Time

Be a Leader? No way, be the first follower

Missing for 35 years, the stunning discovery of a stolen Stradivarius

For all you lovely people that like to make creative use of old photographs and art works: The British Library just posted one million images on Flickr under a free use license. Their description (of themselves) also cracked me up: The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest libraries. We hold over 13 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 57 million patents, 3 million sound recordings, and much, much more.

Sweden needs more trash

Are you holding your own daughter back?

Foodnited States of America (Quinoashington!)

This week on Netflix we watched the horribly named but hilarious British series Scrotal Recall on the recommendation of my Sister-in-Law. It’s awesome sauce, peeps.  “[Scrotal recall] follows a shaggy-haired lad revisiting his past loves. But Dylan isn’t just on a quest to figure out where he went wrong. He’s tracking down his former lovers so he can tell them that he recently tested positive for chlamydia.”

Happy Weekend!

xo, Sonja

All photos courtesy of the British Library on Flickr