LinkMachineGo UK based, Daily Link Blog. This is Lima Mike Golf. Shall we blog? Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:35:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On the Last Ten Years Of Nicolas Cage Movies Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:37:35 +0000 Irrational Treasure … a look back at the last ten years of Nicolas Cage movies… ‘The main problem with the notion that Cage squandered his post-Oscar momentum on dumb action movies and thereby lost something irretrievable is that Cage’s sellout movies are more consistently entertaining than just about anybody else’s. His inherent absurdity infects and elevates them; Cage’s own expansive persona fills in the gaps in action-movie characters without qualities.’]]> 0 Henry VIII’s Wine Cellar Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:44:03 +0000 The Last Places … the remarkable story of how Henry VIII’s wine cellar came to be perfectly preserved under the Ministry of Defence Main Building in Whitehall … ‘Writing in a 2010 issue of the AA Files Andrew Crompton describes the design of the poetically named MoD Main Building, which was “so slow in coming out of the ground that it became know as the Whitehall Monster.” In addition to the understandable delay caused by World War Two, Crompton ascribes its astonishing twenty-one year construction to the fact that the MoD Monster has “embedded within it a series of spaces that seem to have more to do with sympathetic magic than functional architecture.” Included among these embedded spaces are a Gothic crypt, a crooked staircase that leads nowhere, “five very fine eighteenth-century interiors” — the first ever preserved outside of a museum — and, of course, Henry VIII’s long-lost wine cellar.’ ]]> 0 Heads or Tails by Chris Ware Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:47:02 +0000 Heads or Tails … a wonderful new comic strip from Chris Ware about the life of a penny.]]> 0 The First Emoticon Found In 1648? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:05:20 +0000 The First Emoticon May Have Appeared in… 1648 … Alexis Madrigal attempts to push back the history of the Smiley to the 17th Century … ‘Why would anyone care about a smiley face in a poem from the 17th century? For me, it’s like a wormhole that connects our time with theirs. If you’d been alive in 1648, you might have considered that a colon and a parenthesis form a smiley face. Our ancestors looked upon the same marks on the page and saw the possibilities that we take for granted. While emoticons have probably been independently invented many times—the earliest documented use of the smiley face with a nose, :-), comes in 1982—Herrick very well could have been the first.’]]> 0 TL;DR Wikipedia Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:47:44 +0000 TL;DR Wikipedia … condensed Wikipedia … ‘Ayn Rand was American novelist, best known for developing the philosophy of Objectivism, which apparently states that every college freshmen must get really into Objectivism.’ [via Qwghlm]]]> 0 Remembering The Sinking Of The Titanic – 100 Years Later… Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:01:37 +0000 Remembering the sinking of The Titanic – 100 years later…

Inflatable Titanic Slide

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New-Age Bullshit Generator Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:56:32 +0000 New-Age Bullshit Generator … ‘Nothing is impossible. Self-actualization is the driver of aspiration. You and I are entities of the dreamscape. Traveller, look within and enlighten yourself.’]]> 0 2001: A Space Odyssey Trailer Recut Sat, 12 Apr 2014 12:14:47 +0000 2001: A Space Odyssey (2012 Trailer Recut) … a trailer for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey as a modern summer blockbuster. [via Kevin Church]]]> 0 Titanic’s Third Class Food Menu Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:14:54 +0000 This is what the menu on the Titanic looked like … ‘We’re down with roast beef and brown gravy for lunch, but jacket potatoes for breakfast?’]]> 0 A Guide To Solving iOS Battery Drain Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:01:37 +0000 The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain… useful guide to dealing with a common issue on iPhones … ‘Step 1: Disable Location and Background App Refresh for Facebook.’ ]]> 0 The Twelve Best Covers Of Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:08:57 +0000 The Twelve Best Covers Of Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen … ‘If I could own one piece of original comic book art, this would be it. In one image the entire run of Jimmy Olsen, and the entire Silver Age of DC Comics is encapsulated. The caption on the cover proclaims Jimmy Olsen to be “The Red-Headed Beatle of 1,000 B.C.!” and the screaming girls reinforce it. Everything about this cover is great, but the best bit is Superman declaring that Jimmy has become as popular as Ringo.’]]> 0 “Money offers no real protection against fire, rats and plumbing catastrophes.” Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:55:51 +0000 What is it like to live on Britain’s most expensive street?… ‘Eskimo Ice services draws up outside one house – the company delivers ice sculptures for parties, and its website shows glassy ice lions and carved statues of the London skyline. Elsewhere, a van – Anglo-Italian marble installation – is delivering bespoke marble, granite, limestone and porcelain tiles. Gardeners arrive in a van marked Siddeley landscape design (a company that also appears to work on mammoth private estates in China and Russia). British Security Technologies is parked outside another mansion, its van promising in italic lettering: “We’ll Keep You Safe ‘n’ Sound Tonight.” A vehicle drives up to provide swimming pool and whirlpool maintenance. There is also a fire-protection services van, an emergency plumbing car and Rentokil pest control – because, it seems, money offers no real protection against fire, rats and plumbing catastrophes.’ ]]> 0 Lew Stringer’s 7 Ages Of Fan! Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:05:39 +0000 Lew Stringer’s 7 Ages Of Fan! …

Lew Stringer's & Ages Of Fan

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Superhero Dancing GIFs – “That Rhythm Is Infectious!” Sun, 06 Apr 2014 11:47:21 +0000 Here Is the Greatest Collection of Superhero Dancing GIFs the Internet Has Ever Known … ‘That Rhythm Is Infectious!’]]> 0 Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs Tumblr Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:00:46 +0000 Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs Tumblr … ‘Jean-Paul Sartre said “hell is other people”. It is not. Hell is this patio.’]]> 0