Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Google Earth VR, Rediscovered Kahlo, Reince Anagrams, Girl Band Cache and More!

Well, hello there, you! You have the cool, clear eyes of a seeker of wisdom and …something delightful. [Well, mostly delightful.] You’ve come to the right place. Shall we?

Pals of mine were effusing over this experience so here you go: VR’s killer app has arrived, and it’s Google Earth.

In one epic photo, photographer Tomas van der Weijden captures a meteor AND an erupting volcano.

And now for something entirely different: The Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces.

Just when I think I’m achieving some balance from my outrage… Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch NYC Memorial Park Vandalized With Swastikas, Pro-Trump Graffiti . Via Courtney

On a positive note: here’s something important from Lindy West on What To Do.

And because we desperately need Samantha Bee and Stephen Colbert exactly right now… Here are their best Reince Priebus anagram jokes. Do yourself a favor and watch their priceless monologues.

A rediscovered Frida Kahlo painting kept in the dark — literally — for 60 years is going up for auction at Sotheby’s. Via Dr. Ray

Coming to you “from the decade that helped define the correct temparture of cool”: Obscure punk & fuzz by all-girl bands from the 1970s. Includes album art and a bunch of songs that are flat out AMAZING. Via Courtney

Retail find: Human anatomy matryoshka. Pricey but so–o adorably cool. Via @artologica


A Musical Score Designed to Look Like a World Map

Found at Mental Floss.

Check out World Beat Music by composer James Plakovic.


Featured image is a 1929 portrait “Niña con collar” by Frida Kahlo. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s.



Geologic Universe, vault-keeper. Sheer Brick Studio, principal. Empty Set, designer. Bethlehem Mounties, media. WDIY 88.1FM NPR station programmer. Skepchick.

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