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Vintage Photos of Old-School Celebs in Drag

This isn’t a collection of Bosom Buddies stills obehind-the-scenes shots from all-male Broadway shows. Whether taken on Halloween or just another Tuesday, these are photos of notable cultural figures in crossdress. Check out Virginia Woolf and friends decked out as convincing Abyssinian dignitaries, F. Scott Fitzgerald in his pretties, and Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall [...]

Link Latte 161

#161 – Week of July 15, 2011 Ghastly 2-meter-long Sea Creature, info – [Leptocephalus video]The Wonders of Tree Bark – [fantastic photography]1988: Iran Air Flight Shot Down by US, info – [disaster]Extreme: Climbing the Golden Gate Bridge – [wow pics]Huge Breakthrough in Computer Memory – [science]Wow: Hypothermal Worm, Mosquito Eyes, more – [micro]Secret Mechanics Optical Illusion, [...]

The Fruit of the Matter

(Image credit: Flickr user Martin LaBar) SUPREME WISDOM Technically, green peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes are all fruits. But don’t try telling that tot he U.S. Supreme Court. Per the 1893 case Nix vs. Hedden, the court decided tomatoes were veggies and therefore subject to the vegetable tariff. What was the Supreme Court’s reasoning? Tomatoes have to [...]

The Late Movies: Isolated Music

In Aristotle’s work Metaphysics, he postulated that “The whole is different from the sum of its parts.” Tonight for the Late Movies, we’re applying that concept to a few classic rock songs. Using certain audio programs, it is possible to isolate specific elements of a song (drums, guitar, bass, piano and vocals). What we’re left [...]

The Late Movies: Musical Seniors

We all know that musicians like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are over-the-hill, but we usually don’t hear about too many people rocking away into the golden years. Some senior citizens, though, are showing that you don’t have to be young to be a rock star (or party like one). The Zimmers The Zimmers rocketed to [...]

The Quick Seven: Seven Musical Hoaxes

It was 19 years ago this week (can you believe it’s been that long?) that the Milli Vanilli lip-synching scandal came to a head – the duo were stripped of their Grammies after it was revealed that they didn’t sing a single note on the Girl You Know It’s True album. But they were hardly [...]