Can we all agree that Carl Kasell’s grumpy face is the best part of OK Go’s Tiny Desk Concert?
Broadcasting legend Carl Kasell just announced that he’s retiring from Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me this spring and we’re still sure this GIF set is one for the books. We’re all gonna miss you, Carl!
Hand knits in the Archives! These wool stockings were knit by Fidelia Fiske, Class of 1842, from wool spun by Mount Holyoke founder Mary Lyon. The wool is incredibly fine — almost like sewing thread — and those long double pointed needles look like quite a challenge to work with. But certainly nothing was impossible for this knitter who went on to found a school based on the Mount Holyoke model in Persia (present-day Iran) in 1843.
Great photos! Anybody else have interesting clothing in their collections? One thing this calls to mind here at Houghton is our collection of costumes worn by contortionists.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the Fuller Projection?
This map presents a world that is nearly contiguous and at accurate sizes and shapes to the continents.
And there is no “correct” orientation for it (the directionality of north/south being arbitrary after all )
The downsides are that it cuts up Antarctica and distorts the size of oceans, which is bad news for sailors and penguin researchers, but for geography in general it’s AWESOME(X)
Dr. Seuss had a hat collection. Let’s all ponder that thought for a moment: Dr. Seuss. HAT COLLECTION.
His sister, Marnie, told the Springfield Union-News about Geisel’s love for hats back in 1937.
"Ted has another peculiar hobby — that of collecting hats from every description," she said. "Why, he must have several hundred and he is using them as a foundation for his next book."
That book was (of course) The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.
An exhibit called Hats Off to Dr. Seuss — featuring the hats and the art they inspired — debuted last year at the New York Public Library and is now making its way across the country — next stop, Northampton, Mass.
okay but did you know “The Bear and the Hare” was a hybrid of 2D and stop-motion animation and shot on a hand-built live set???
Absolutely Amazing Work! Frist saw this on TV and did not for one second think it was created this way! A must see!
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