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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Middle-Earth

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There's fandom and then there's FANDOM. Some may devote a Facebook page to a personal interest of theirs, or maybe even create a dedicated website, but you've probably never seen the like of what Tolkien scholar Mark Fisher has created concerning the works of J.R.R. Tolkien - The Encyclopedia of Arda.

This site is comprehensive in its coverage of Tolkien's fantasy world of Middle-Earth; no topic is too obscure and no detail is too small. It is an immense reference and repository of knowledge that should interest any devotee of Tolkien's works and I find myself referring to it on a regular basis. Go on, name anything concerning Middle-Earth and see if it cannot be found therein - I dare you.

The Encyclopedia of Arda may be found <a href=" http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/default.asp&quot;&gt;Here.&lt;/a&gt;


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Bert and Ernie's Relationship

The Muppets Bert and Ernie have been roommates on Sesame Street for 49 years now, and some have speculated that they are a gay couple. Mark Saltzman has written for stage, screen, and TV, including a 15-year stint at Sesame Street. Bert and Ernie were already an integral part of the Sesame Street cast when Saltzman, who is openly gay, began to write their skits in 1984. He talks about the characters in an interview, in which he admits that his writing for the two was inspired by his relationship with his late partner Arnold Glassman.   

I remember one time that a column from The San Francisco Chronicle, a preschooler in the city turned to mom and asked “are Bert & Ernie lovers?” And that, coming from a preschooler was fun. And that got passed around, and everyone had their chuckle and went back to it. And I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were. I didn’t have any other way to contextualize them. The other thing was, more than one person referred to Arnie & I as “Bert & Ernie.”

That interview went viral, and Sesame Workshop responded with a Tweet, repeating their official stance on the matter.

A few hours later, they updated and softened their statement.

So, Bert and Ernie are not sexual because they are puppets on a show meant for preschoolers, but they love each other, because otherwise how could they live together despite driving each other crazy? If they were real people, it would be none of our business. As they are fictional characters, it appears that the exact nature of their relationship lies in the viewers' imagination.  

(Image credit: Flickr user See-ming Lee)


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The film of Michelangelo "INFINITE"

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A film dedicated to the Renaissance genius will be presented in Rome. "Michelangelo - Infinite" hits cinemas throughout Italy on 27 September. Created in collaboration with the Vatican Museums and Vatican Media, the film explores a little-known side of Buonarroti. Actor Enrico Lo Verso plays Michelangelo.


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Edgar Allan Poe: as Creepy as Ever

Readers have been enjoying the short stories and poetry of Edgar Allan Poe for almost 200 years. What makes his literature so relatable over time? Scott Peeples dives into that question in this TED-Ed animation. -via Boing Boing


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10 Bizarre Cures For Baldness From Around The World

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Both men and women have gone to extraordinary lengths to lose weight, sometimes with no method too bizarre to try, but men alone have had to contend with trying various baldness cures of questionable efficacy. Listverse has compiled a list (naturally) of the top ten quack methods for curing baldness throughout the centuries. Bonus: NOW we know why Julius Caesar wore that laurel wreath.


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Wonderful Artwork of British Columbia Mountains by Laura Bifano

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I'm loving these wonderful geometric art by Vancouver-based artist Laura Bifano. In her series "Altars," Bifano drew local vistas and mountains of British Columbia, Canada.

via Booom

(Artwork: Laura Bifano)


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An Honest Trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

They made a movie about a theme park on a remote island that has real dinosaurs! And then they made that movie again! And Again! The fifth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, was released on home video today. Screen Junkies was ready, with an Honest Trailer to help you decide whether to buy it. As they make painfully clear, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is just like all the other Jurassic Park movies, a safe way to sell gazillions of movie tickets, and probably gazillions of DVDs and Blu-rays. Whether you enjoyed the film or not, you'll get a kick out of seeing the evidence gathered in this Honest Trailer.


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The Terror of Tiny Town

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Way back when Westerns were in vogue, their producers tried every conceivable variation, including the use of an all-midget cast. From 1938.


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The Hidden Limits of the ‘All-You-Can-Eat’ Buffet

When considering an all-you-can-eat buffet, diners calculate not only whether the experience is worth the price, but other factors such as accommodating the tastes of a group. Restaurant owners, who often operate a razor-thin margin, must calculate the total cost of food and service against the aggregate appetite of everyone who walks in the door. How do they deal with people who eat several times what the proprietor calculates?      

Born in midcentury Las Vegas, the American all-you-can-eat (or AYCE) buffet was all about excess from the start. The phrase itself can be an issue for proprietors, insofar as it sounds like a challenge. Someone might level the place just to prove a point, not because they’re actually that hungry. To that end, owners might include “within reason” in the fine print or style the offer as “all you care to eat” to instill a sense of moderation — that’s on top of various other tricks for getting you to leave before you do too much damage, like uncomfortable seating, not clearing your dirty plates right away and enticing you to fill up on bread and beverages instead of more expensive items.

Every buffet restaurant has a story about someone who ate more than should be humanly possible, but dealing with them is a delicate balance of economics and reputation. Read about the many ways it's been handled, for individual cases and as policy, at Mel magazine. -via Digg    

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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Lux Noctis by Reuben Wu

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In his photo series Lux Noctis, photorapher Reuben Wu used drone-mounted LED lights to create "aeroglyphs" of halos and other geometric structures in the skies over natural landscapes.

Check out Wu's instagram for many more fantastic artwork - via BLDGBLOG


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This Artwork Looks Like a Glitched Car

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CARBON COPY is an art installation by artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett featuring a 1988 Plymouth Caravelle car that's been stood on its front end.

But that's not all - the car looks like it's a glitch in the Matrix.

See more photos over at the artists' website (including how they fabricated the glitched car).

(Photo: Brown & Garrett) - via Design You Trust


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"MY DAUGHTER JUANITA"

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65 years ago this week, the cover of LIFE magazine featured a young girl named Juanita, the daughter of the great photojournalist, W. Eugene Smith. Along with the cover, the Sept. 21, 1953 issue also featured a photo essay - "MY DAUGHTER JUANITA, A perceptive photographer displays the many moods of his 8-year-old." According to LIFE, "Most fathers take pictures of their children out of fondness and their snapshots reveal more love than art. Juanita Smith's father takes pictures of his daughter not just because he is fond of her but because she is a delightful photographic subject." She is pictured here in a portrait "doing a bit of decorating to a wall in need of repair."

(W. Eugene Smith—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)


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Being a teacher for deconcentrated people

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'I've had hungry students who couldn't concentrate; I've filed tax returns for kids' parents. You're the only adult they trust – the only adult that talks to them like they're a person': a perspective of life as a teacher in two different US states


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Mac & Cheese Candy Canes

When you start making your plans for Christmas, don't forget the traditional Mac & Cheese candy canes! Yes, these new candy canes from Archie McPhee are supposed to taste like instant macaroni and cheese. Since the main ingredient in candy canes is sugar, just thinking of how this works makes me feel a bit nauseated, but no more so than their clam or rotisserie chicken candy canes.


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