History: America’s Dust Bowl
Apr20

History: America’s Dust Bowl

Reproduced with permission from the neOnbubble Learn You Some History series of student learning guides. This is a concise guide to the 1930s’ Dust Bowl that occurred on the prairies of America using photographs from the Library of Congress. America faced a problem in the 1930s. The Great Depression meant that average people couldn’t afford to buy foodstuffs that were grown by farmers throughout the states of Oklahoma,...

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Fashion Faves – Rosie Tupper
Apr15

Fashion Faves – Rosie Tupper

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a fashion photoshoot that didn’t bore me to tears. I’m not sure whether there’s a feud going on between the style magazines and the fashion photographers but the two need to get together and up their combined game if they want to impress me. And I know that’s high on their list of things to do. However, I have just stumbled on (via Fashion Copious) this shoot by...

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A Visit To Old Angelfire
Apr09

A Visit To Old Angelfire

In the olden days when the internet was young there rose from its vast sea glittering towers, home to people from far and wide, places where strangers could form communities and friendships. These towers had strange, exotic names like Tripod or Geocities or Angelfire. Tiled backgrounds and animated graphics were almost mandatory. Marquee text was currency. Lime green Times New Roman text was the status symbol of choice. Mostly. They...

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Animated GIFs
Apr09

Animated GIFs

A lot of the time animated GIFs leave me cold; I think they’re pointless and irritating. But sometimes I see one and think “yeah, that’s pointless and irritating but it’s also got something else, something captivating, something indescribable, something gah! about it.” This is especially true if the animation looks like it was pulled straight from a VHS tape. Here are some animated GIFs that made me think...

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UFOs And The Nation Of Islam
Apr08

UFOs And The Nation Of Islam

There are a lot of religions out there which is pretty strange if you’re an adherent to one that purports to proclaim the one and only truth with the one and only all-powerful creator at its midst. And because there are a lot of religions it’s not particularly feasible for anyone to keep track of them all so sometimes it comes as a bit of surprise to learn about a new one or learn some new fact about the practices of one...

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