Friday, June 19, 2009

Round Up

Love this Rockefeller fan.

Tweetlibrary-books edited to less than 140 words. Some of these are very clever.

Oh how wonderful. There is a David Macaulay exhibit at the National Museum of Health and Medicine.

Another cool medical museum is the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary.

Who knew? There is a Dr. Pepper museum.

I love these themed road trips.

You will be shocked and dismayed when you see how much sugar is in some of these products-Sugar Stacks.

To mark its centenary curators at the Science Museum in London have chosen 10 iconic inventions and discoveries from their collection that they feel are the most significant.

You must read Paulo Coelho's Convention of Those Wounded in Love. (plus it's just too much fun to turn the pages of a book on the Internet)

A blog about postcards.

Do you remember Robert Kennedy's funeral train?

Many agencies of the federal government are making use of Twitter. Check out GovTwit and the directory to see whose tweets you want to read.

The Library of Congress has made their picks for the 2008 National Recording Registry. There are so many of my favorites. I read A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas every Christmas. Also, great to see Mary Lou Williams, Marian Anderson, The Andrews Sisters and the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker included. And Etta James. I get so annoyed when someone else tries to sing At Last. Yes, Beyonce did a great job singing At Last at one of the Inauguration balls, but I thought it should have been Etta James singing it. You can see the entire registry here.

I have always felt that no matter how much you read you just aren't affected by books in the same way by a book as you were when you were a child. This excellent article gives some insight into this as well as some other great points about literature in general.

The Senate apologizes for slavery and Jim Crow. They can stuff it and apology not accepted.

Look at all of these wonderful uses for card catalogs.

Have a Happy Weekend.

"Novelists, opera singers, even doctors, have in common the unique and marvelous experience of entering into the very skin of another human being." Willa Cather


Rhea said...

Yeah, what's with that lame slavery apology? How can you apologize for something like that?

Libby said...

I know. Why do they even bother with these apologies? It just seems to trivialize situations.