[…] He might more accurately have said “the head of this teenage girl”, for she’d been no older than 14 at the time of her death. This sounds super grisly but is, I propose, just medium grisly.
This is a strange article.
‘Doubtful’ by Gregory and the Hawk
I love these guitar parts: nothing showy, but so effective.
Today, in “weird Rome-based pseudo-state” news:
Although this state came to an end with the ejection of the Order from Malta by Napoleon Bonaparte, the Order as such survived. It retains its claims of sovereignty under international law and has been granted permanent observer status at the United Nations. The order is notable for issuing its own international passports for travel, postal stamps, along with its formal insignia, often portrayed as a white or gold Maltese cross.
Complete with World War II peace treaty evasion:
In 1947, after the post-World War II peace treaty forbade Italy to own or operate bomber aircraft[…], the Italian Air Force opted to transfer some of its SM.82 aircraft to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, pending the definition of their exact status […]. These aircraft were operated by Italian Air Force personnel temporarily flying for the Order, carried the Order’s roundels on the fuselage and Italian ones on the wings, and were used mainly for standard Italian Air Force training and transport missions.
News to me:
- When on the tree, bananas do not hang from their stalks: they grow upwards from them.
- I knew that monkeys open bananas from the non-stalk end, and it really is easier to eat them that way. But: allegedly, monkeys don’t pull them off the tree before they eat them. They just peel them in situ, and leave the peel hanging from the tree. So this is another reason why they don’t peel from the stalk end.
- In some countries, everyone peels bananas from the non-stalk end.
- The banana tree is not actually a tree.
- Banana peels can be used to extract dangerous heavy metals from contaminated water.
Also, pineapples and papayas both contain enzymes which break down animal proteins, which is one reason why a slice of fresh pineapple on a piece of gammon is so delicious.
Lunchtime was very informative today!
Amazon search for requiem for a dream:
- DVD: £5.77
- Blu-ray: £8.00
- Soundtrack (CD): £9.53
- Soundtrack (MP3): £9.99
It seems strange to me that an ephemeral download of the soundtrack to a film is almost twice the price of a physical object containing the entire film; and that a physical object of the soundtrack is cheaper than the download.
I suppose that the prices do actually correspond to the different products’ utility to me: I want to listen to the soundtrack, not watch the film; and I want to listen to it now, on a computer, not tomorrow, on a CD player. (Then again, they don’t take into account the entire soundtrack being on YouTube for no money, recognised by the automated content ID system as a live album by a grunge band I’ve never heard of…)
CAPTCHAs do play a valuable role, keeping spambots out by verifying that you’re a human. On top of this, reCAPTCHA serves a greater good, having you digitize old books in the process.
CRAPCHA doesn’t serve a dual purpose. It barely serves a single purpose. And it isn’t to keep spammers out.
What CRAPCHA does is annoy users by presenting a CAPTCHA with indecipherable text.