the Weekly Town Crier

Town CrierSo there I was, knee-deep in the fog and quagmire and you’ll never guess what I came across . . .

Wait, where was I?

Oh yeah, here are a bunch of link that I have found interesting for one reason or another. You may or may not find them as equally interesting. That’s your problem, not mine.

Whatever. Links. Interesting. You get it. Or then again maybe you don’t. Either way you don’t have to be rude about it.

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Visit our family blog: “The Thomas Ten.”

Browse Large Hearted Boy’s list of “100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads.”

It’s the most wonderful time of year: year-end list time!

  • Browse Design Week’s picks for their favorite album covers.
  • Browse Rough Trade‘s picks for their favorite albums of the year.
  • Browse Stereogum‘s picks for their favorite new bands of 2015.

Read as Noisey offers: “How to Show Off Your Great Taste in Music With a Perfect Year-End List.”

Understand “Socialism Vs. Capitalism” according to The Onion.

Browse Noisey‘s list of “The 25 Albums Found at the Bottom of Every Used CD Bin.”

Apparently, this is A Tribe Called Quest’s week:

See North Korean interiors that look “Suspiciously like a Wes Anderson Film Set.”

Read a consideration of “Why Science Needs Metaphysics.”

See “Disturbing Vintage Medical Illustrations.”

Consider Ozy‘s piece: “What If Cancer Simply Can’t Be Cured?”

Read The Guardian‘s profile of The Melvins.

See “The Daily Life of Darth Vader.”

Read Paste‘s report that Kurt Vonnegut‘s Cat’s Cradle will be made into an FX miniseries by TV’s Fargo creator.

Watch as Alan Moore gives advice to unpublished writers.

Read Christianity Today‘s report: “Evangelicals Lag Behind Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses on Church Involvement.”

Inspired by REI, California State Parks Free on Black Friday.”

Read BBC Earth‘s report: “We Know The City Where HIV First Emerged.”

Read as The Atlantic considers why so many men do not seem to like funny women.

Read the Atlantic‘s report that men overeat in front of women to impress them.

Read Clickhole‘s piece: “Jim Henson’s Newly Discovered Journal Reveals The Muppets’ Fascinating Backstory.”

Read AV Club‘s profile of Malcolm In The Middle.

Read Consequence of Sound‘s report that Val Kilmer is confirmed for Top Gun 2.

Find out “How to Build a Home Climbing Wall.”

Read “Relevant’s” piece: “Horror’s Most Influential Filmmaker Is a Committed Christian.”

Read about the Dad  who “Found a Wonderful Use for Restaurants’ Leftover Crayons.”

Read The Wire‘s piece: “The Most Likely Person to Read a Book? A College-Educated Black Woman.”

See advent calendars for book lovers.

Read as Vogue considers Instagram’s impact on book sales.

Browse this list of “10 Reasons Not To Read American Books On Leadership.”

Read as The Guardian profiles (the artist once again known as) Prince.

Listen to Marc Maron interview Elvis Costello.

Hear Bob Dylan‘s phone calls.

Read Christianity Today‘s piece: “Christian Community Doesn’t Require Our Blind Trust.”

Read The Guardian’s report: “‘Young earth’ creationists making $90m full-scale ark to ‘bring the Bible to life'”

Read Okay Player‘s report: “Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins National Book Award For ‘Between The World And Me.

Read as NPR considers “Does It Pay To Pay Teachers $100,000?”

Read as Time considers the 30th anniversary of Calvin and Hobbes.

Read AV Club‘s piece: “Calvin And Hobbes embodied the voice of the lonely child.”

Read as AV Club considers “How iTunes is increasingly alienating actual music nerds.”

Read as the New York Times wonders how those penny book sellers on Amazon make any money.

Read Slate‘s piece: “An Oral History of the Nerdier Half of Freaks and Geeks.”

Watch a macro video of how a ballpoint pen rolls across the paper.”

Read about the “Unseen Charlotte Brontë story and poem discovered.”

Browse “7 Southern murder ballads and outlaw folk songs based on true stories.”

Browse Paste‘s picks for “The 12 Best Neko Case Songs.” What are your picks? And read Rolling Stone‘s profile of Neko.

Read about “Wes Anderson’s Love Affair with Literature.”

Read/listen to NPR’s piece on a “New Album Of Previously Unheard Jeff Buckley Recordings.”

Read/listen to NPR’s profile of Stan Lee.

Browse The Phoenix New Times‘s picks for “The 25 Best Songs About Metro Phoenix.”

Read as Entertainment Weekly considers “The surprising similarities between Dostoevsky and Vonnegut.”

Browse Design Weekly‘s picks for “The 50 best record sleeves of 2015.”

Browse Paste‘s picks for “10 Country Albums For People Who Don’t Like Country.”

See “Artist John Bisbee’s Life of Sculpting with Nails.”

Read as “President Obama reassures anxious nation that he’s not the singer from Korn.”

Read as “Kendrick Lamar imbues a root vegetable with literary meaning” at AV Club.

Read “The story of the surgery that made Ben Carson famous — and its complicated aftermath.”

Browse the Art of Manliness’ tips for “How to Be an Awesome Uncle.”

Read Flavorwire‘s piece: “Aziz Ansari and Mindy Kaling Have Very Different Approaches to Indian Identity — and There’s Room for Both.”

Read about “The reason the Star Wars movies were released 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3.”

Read NME‘s piece: “Paul McCartney says John Lennon‘s ‘whole life was a cry for help’.”

Read as “A Psychologist Faces Her Own Anxiety.”

See “every Harry Potter move reenacted with kittens.”

Read “12 People On The Kindest Thing A Stranger Ever Said To Them.”

See Hayao Miyazaki‘s Princess Mononoke remixed as an 8-bit video game. See Studio Ghibli Characters as traditional Japanese wood-cuts.

Read as Alister McGrath guest blogs for NPR: “Like It Or Not, We May Be ‘Meaning Junkies.'”

See the “Unnerving Photos Depicting Our Obsession with Digital Devices” by French artist Antoine Geiger.

Browse “7 Artists Who Paint with Everything (Except Paint)” at The Creator’s Project.

Meet the Artist Behind the Eiffel Tower Peace Sign” at Slate.

Read: “Chance, By Design: The Scientific Concept of Randomness Is Consistent With Divine Providence” at First Things.

Read as The Atlantic considers “When Empathy Becomes a Meme.”

Read as The New Yorkers asks: “Can Reading Make You Happier?”

Read The Telegraph‘s piece: Art does heal: scientists say appreciating creative works can fight off disease.”

Browse Noisey‘s list of “11 Albums That Didn’t Live Up To The Hype.”

Read “Copyfraud: Anne Frank Foundation claims father was “co-author,” extends copyright by decades” at Boing Boing.

Read Smithsonian‘s report that “Whisky Grains and Coffee Grounds Could Help Clean up Nuclear Waste.”

Read Paste‘s piece: “Trying to Understand ISIS? You Need to Read These Six Stories.”

Read The Art of Manliness‘s piece: “How to Handle Being Out of Your Depth: 6 Tips from a Con Man.”

Read about the Memento re-make we’ve already forgotten about.

Read Consequence of Sound‘s report that Ryan Gosling has been confirmed for the Blade Runner sequel.

Read The Atlantic‘s report: “Exercise Is ADHD Medication.”

Read BBC‘s report: “Anonymous ‘declares war’ on Islamic State.”

Read Mother Jones‘s profile: “Yo La Tengo Is Here for the Long Haul.”

Read Sojourners‘ piece: “Beyond Bathrooms: Christians Need to Get a Clue on Transgender Issues.”

Do you know: “What are the seven wonders of the world?”

See “How Shia LaBeouf Reacted to Every One of His Movies” at Slate.

See “All the Bacteria Growing on a Child’s Hand.”

Browse 22 Words‘s list of “37 Embarrassing Things People Wish They Had Learned a Bit Sooner.”

See at The Creator’s Project: “Street Artist Paints Murals onto Melting Icebergs.”

Read Reuters‘s report that Anonymous has declared war on ISIS.

See all 82 of the failed businesses next door to Bob’s Burgers.

Watch the Second Democratic Debate in Under Four Minutes.”

Read as Sessions X considers “Why CBGB Was Insanely Important.”

See coconut lamps.

Read as Slate wonders “Does Apple Still Deserve Its Reputation for Brilliant Design?”

Read ProPublica‘s piece: “What’s the Evidence Mass Surveillance Works? Not Much”.

Read Rolling Stone‘s report that the Star Wars movies will apparently last forever.

Read Colossal‘s piece: “Artwork is Work, Supporting the Arts Means Paying the Artists.”

Read Newsweek‘s report: “Coffee Lowers Overall Risk of Death by 15 Percent, Study Says.”

Read about the “transdimensional” thief who claims to have traveled to another dimension and brought back an unreleased album by the Beatles.

Read as VinePair considers whether or not the craft beer bubble is about to burst.

Read/Listen as Christian McBride compares bassists to football’s offensive line.

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