The Weekly Town Crier

YeOldeTownCrierYes it’s been a while. I’ve had a lot going on, OK.

If you’re not familiar with the concept; I collect and post links that, for whatever reason, caught my interest. You browse said links and we all find enlightenment. Or something like that.

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Visit our family blog: “The Thomas Ten.”

Read about Apple’s possible entry into the wireless market.

See a portrait of Putin by a Ukrainian artist from 5,000 shell casings from the separatist east.

Ever wonder why coffee makes you poop?

Ever wonder why your pee (may or may not) smell like Asparagus?

Ever wonder why you have to poop at bookstores (apparently this is a real thing)?

Ever wonder if you could make money selling your poop (apparently this is also a real thing)?

Read about the pop-up Pantone cafe offering Pantone coordinated snacks.

See the Runcible, a new minimalist cell phone that wants to be an heirloom piece.

Read about “The Origin Of “Piss Poor” And Other Popular Sayings”.

See how creepy the Teletubbies can be in a Joy Division video mashup.

Read the Atlantic‘s piece: “The Covert World of People Trying to Edit Wikipedia—for Pay.”

Read about the Canadian who set the “Beer Mile World Record,” eh.

Read about the guy who refuses to mow his lawn, saying: “Instead of putting nature in its place, we need to find our place in nature.”

Read Paste‘s report that Bill Murray is confirmed to make a cameo appearance in the new Ghostbusters reboot.

R.I.P. author and critic Alan Cheuse.

R.I.P. Rowdy Roddy Piper.

R.I.P. Columbia House.

Browse pianist/composer Dustin O’Halloran‘s list of influential albums.

Read as David Byrne calls for more transparency from the music streaming business at the New York Times.

Read about the hitchhiking robot who made it all over Europe but was killed in America.

Have you heard the mysteriously released Nirvana demo material? Thoughts?

Read Fact‘s report that the soundtracks to David Lynch‘s Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me will be made available on vinyl.

Read Paste‘s report that William Shakespeare smoked marijuana.

Read FACT‘s report that David Lynch is set to record the new season of Twin Peaks as one continuous movie and then edit into episodes.

Watch the new Homestar Runner short: “Flash is Dead”.

Read about Martin Scorsese & Leonardo DiCaprio’s plan for a movie adaptation of The Devil in the White City.

Read Salon‘s piece: “David Foster Wallace is long gone, but Bret Easton Ellis is keeping the feud alive”.

Read the Atlantic‘s piece pondering “Why the pressure to achieve academically is an impediment to the learning process.”

Read Flavorwire‘s report that Showtime is set to “Adapt Patti Smith Memoir ‘Just Kids’ Into Miniseries.”

Read Paste‘s report: “Netflix Acquires Mascots, Christopher Guest‘s Mockumentary.

See everyday objects re-made with human guts.

Read as the AV Club wonders why “Why 35 screenwriters worked on The Flintstones movie” and it still stunk.

As many people reflect on a year without Robin Williams, read Time‘s piece: “Why the Funniest People Are Sometimes the Saddest”

Has the tomb of Nefertiti finally been found?

Browse “Relevant”‘s list of 10 Fall television shows to be excited about.

Read about Seattle’s move to tax firearms and ammunition.

Read as NPR wonders: “Would Voters Entrust The White House To An Atheist?”

Read the NY Post‘s report that the Mets have already begun selling playoff tickets. Too soon?

Read as “Michael Jordan says There’s ‘No Question’ He Could Have Beaten LeBron James One-On-One.” Thoughts?

Read an interview with the 19-year old Fall Out Boy fan who stood between police and Ferguson protesters.

Browse NME‘s list of “30 Of The Greatest Ever Second Albums .”

Read reports that Steven Spielberg has coaxed Gene Wilder from retirement.

Read Paste‘s report that Winona Ryder has confirmed that Beetlejuice 2 is “in the works”.

Learn these “9 Habits of People Who Are Always on Time”.

Find out “What Your Name Says About You”.

Browse Mental Floss‘ list of “15 Movies That Were Turned Into TV Shows”.

Read PRI‘s piece: “What happens when the dictionary is just a website?”

Read Entertainment Weekly‘s piece: “Fox confirms ‘X-Files‘ reboot talks”.

See “The Stunning Geography of Incarceration”.

Read The Atlantic‘s piece: “Essential Oils Might Be the New Antibiotics”.

Browse Paste‘s list of “7 Sorely Missed Cereals from the Early ‘90s”.

Read about the gals from Broad City telling the gals from Sleater-Kinney: “We Wouldn’t Be Heare Without You”.

Listen as NPR’s All Things Considered previewed 2015’s jazz scene with Christian McBride.

Download two high-quality, recent Chris Forsyth shows.

Read Paste‘s report that “Thom Yorke Will Compose Music for Broadway Production Old Times”.

Browse Phoenix New Times’ list of the “10 Coolest Churches in Metro Phoenix”.

Read about the five-year old who received an invoice for missing a friend’s birthday party.

Read FACT‘s report: “Kurt Cobain solo album set for November release”.

Are Russia and Nato ‘actively preparing for war’?

Browse Paste‘s list of “The 10 Biggest Rebrands of 2014”.

Read as the Atlantic wonders why so many of us hate talking on the phone.

In the world of mathematical tiling, news doesn’t come bigger than this.

Browse Flavorwire‘s list of “50 Books Guaranteed to Make You More Interesting”.

Browse BoingBoing‘s “Great list of classic ambient albums.”

Ever Wonder “Why didn’t people smile in old photos?

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