Monday, April 8, 2013

Motley Monday Links

Some big stuff has been happening (updates tomorrow!), and I keep neglecting my Motley Monday Links. As reparation, I offer you not five, but ten links. 

This collection of The Shining "conspiracy theories" is totally blowing my mind (and sending me down hours-long Wikipedia rabbit holes). Especially number two.

Ever considered what fashion mags might say about the outfits of Disney princesses? Wonder no more.

This site is, at turns, mesmerizing, therapeutic, and (after watching it for awhile) kind of disturbing.

A Vietnam POW returns to North Vietnam as an ambassador and works to improve the lives of the very people who captured and held him for four years.

Portraits of Syria's only all-female fighting unit. I find these photos somewhat haunting, ordinary portraits juxtaposed with weapons and war. They need no words.

Did the Pinochet regime have Pablo Neruda murdered? His body will be exhumed to further investigate.

I know this commits the double blog sin of two links from the same site and reposting something that's been all over the internet, but this is so. damn. adorable. that I cannot resist.

Thomas Keller's perfect poached egg.

"Can we talk about the “u” in your name? Are you British? It’s affected, and you should be ashamed." Food is Gross is the anti-foodie blog.

"The Kissinger Cables comprise more than 1.7 million US diplomatic records for the period 1973 to 1976, including 205,901 records relating to former US Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. Dating from January 1, 1973 to December 31, 1976 they cover a variety of diplomatic traffic including cables, intelligence reports and congressional correspondence. They include more than 1.3 million full diplomatic cables and 320,000 originally classified records. These include more than 227,000 cables classified as 'CONFIDENTIAL' and 61,000 cables classified as 'SECRET'. Perhaps more importantly, there are more than 12,000 documents with the sensitive handling restriction 'NODIS' or 'no distribution', and more than 9,000 labelled 'Eyes Only'."