If it’s not obvious by now, I’m back to digging through my old bookmarks. I’d forgotten about this one.

(via We’ll Know When We Get There: Sincerely, John Hughes)

The Welikia Project, formerly known as Mannahata, is an attempt to virtually recreate New York City as it existed before New York City, and overlay the 17th-century landscape over the modern one.

(via The Welikia Project ยป Welikia Map)

“homosexual and bisexual behavior, it turns out, is rampant in the animal kingdom. And by rampant, I mean proving to be damn near universal, commonplace across all species everywhere, existing for myriad reasons ranging from pure survival and procreative influence, right on over to pure pleasure, co-parenting, giddy screeching multiple monkey orgasm, even love, and a few dozen other potential explanations science hasn’t quite figured out yet. Imagine.”

My father always said that anyone who claims animals are never gay didn’t know much about animals.

Confirmed: God is slightly gay / Just ask the animals. As soon as they stop having all that homosexual sex

“Ever wonder how the ancient Romans fed their armies? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip…and why? So do we!!! Food history presents a fascinating buffet of popular lore and contradictory facts. Some experts say it’s impossible to express this topic in exact timeline format. They are correct. Most foods are not invented; they evolve.”

Joshua Hoffine is a horror photographer, who creates some spectacularly disturbing images.

(via Joshua Hoffine)

“In 1933, readers of McCall’s probably noticed the following advertisement for Lysol feminine hygiene in the magazine’s July issue: The most frequent eternal triangle: A HUSBAND … A WIFE … and her FEARS Fewer marriages would flounder around in a maze of misunderstanding and unhappiness if more wives knew and practiced regular marriage hygiene. Without it, some minor physical irregularity plants in a woman’s mind the fear of a major crisis. Let so devastating a fear recur again and again, and the most gracious wife turns into a nerve-ridden, irritable travesty of herself. Hope for the vexed woman was at hand, however. In fact, it was as close as the neighborhood store. Women who invested their faith and dollars in Lysol, the ad promised, would find in its use the perfect panacea for their marital woes. Feminine hygiene would contribute to “a woman’s sense of fastidiousness” while freeing her from habitual fears of pregnancy. Used regularly, Lysol would ensure “health and harmony … throughout her married life.””

This is a great article on the coded discourse in a lot of vintage “feminine hygiene” ads - the kind that advocated douching with Lysol.

Contraceptive consumers: gender and the political economy of birth control in the 1930s | Journal of Social History | Find Articles at BNET

I’m not someone who gets excited about fonts, but I love this site. It’s a great introduction to font selection and design, by a guy who’s both a lawyer and a font designer. His new font, Alix FB, may be the prettiest monotype font I’ve ever seen - y’know, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Typography for Lawyers