"In spite of our long history with print, I would like to point out that no single medium, neither books nor bits, is at the core of our mission. That mission is to be a reliable, up-to-date, and scholarly source of knowledge and learning for the general public, and I believe that 200 years from now, this mission will continue to be vital and relevant and that the people of the future who are committed to it will use the best available technology to fulfill it."
I remember back in my youth that my parents bought a volume at a time so that we would be well educated. Then the internet came along and provided an education of another kind… I’m not going to shed a single tear for the fact that there will no longer be a Britannica book set to read from, but as the guy said, the information is still out there, ready to be used.
Khil’s newly famous I Am So Happy To Finally Be Back Home was originally recorded more than 40 years ago. But its nonsensical lyrics — put in to replace western-themed ones that displeased Soviet censors — made it perfect material for the 21st-century web. Khil was born Sept. 4, 1934, in Smolensk and suffered a stroke earlier this year.
“Some liberal college professor”…
sounds like he’s never set foot on a college campus before. Is he really denigrating people that want to make themselves better people?
I think we got a winner here.
douchy atheist is douchy.
This tenant rented from me for 7 years. She was not a hoarder when she moved in. The first five years everything was fine. She was a "cat lady" and the house smelled like a litter box, but she was still not a hoarder. Apparently sometime in the last 2 years of her tenancy she lost it.
Every time we arranged to make an inspection she would cancel at the last minute with a different excuse, "I’m sick", "I didn’t have time to clean up", "It’s not a good time can we reschedule?" etc. Since she paid rent on time every month and never submitted any maintenance requests, inspecting her house was not an urgent priority. Now we know why she was putting us off!
pening in 1955 (a month after Disneyland), The Enchanted Forest was a roadside amusement park in Ellicott City, Maryland that featured figures from nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
Visitors paid less than $2 to clamber through Cinderella’s castle, ride through the caves of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and take a teacup ride to the underground scenes from Alice in Wonderland. On a large excavated pond, guests rode the Little Toot tugboat and visited Mount Vesuvius and Jungle Land.
More pictures at Atlas Obscura but damn, that’s one creep looking place right there.