Friday links

The First Sex Manual Published in North America, 1766 (SFW).

History of Britain in LEGO.

Strange and Gorgeous Houses Built on Rooftops.

Gallery of Fish Head Art.  And here’s a gallery of Babies Sucking on Lemons for the First Time.

Shooting your breakfast cereal: the history of the puffing gun.

Infographic: The Evolution of the Zombie.

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U.S.

Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More