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I got 1 job, 2 job, 3 when I need them
I got 5 roommates in this one studio, but I never really see them
And we all came America trying to get a lap dance from Lady Freedom
But now Lady Liberty is acting like Hilary Banks with a pre-nup
Man, I was brave, sailing on graves
Don’t think I didn’t notice those tombstones disguised as waves
I’m no dummy, here is something funny, you can be an immigrant without risking your lives
Or crossing these borders with thrifty supplies
All you got to do is see the world with new eyes
Immigrants, we get the job done
glabrous /GLAY-brəs/. adjective. Hairless, smooth. Most often used to refer to skin or leaves. From Latin glaber (hairless, bald).
Over the past seven years, Rainbow Pack (founded by a 10-year-old!) has given 20,000 backpacks of school supplies to elementary school students in need. They would like to double that total in 2018. And for \$10, you can help! → Rainbow Pack 2018
Remember when The New York Times tried to get hip with those neato grunge cats? → When Grunge Was Fake News
Combining, kind of, two things I love: coffee and paper. → G . F Smith launches new paper made from disposable coffee cups. See also: Kona Paper: Paper Made from Repurposed Coffee Bean Bag Fiber || EcoPaper’s Coffee Paper.
Celebrating the “humour & creativity of Tourettes” by not just dispelling myths but sharing nearly 650 pages of funny, shocking, surreal tics, searchable by keyword and theme. → tourettes hero
Seriously high-quality art history materials for your learning pleasure! → Smarthistory
A free book about artificial intelligence and the future that is both fascinating and readable. → Frankenstein’s Legacy: Four Conversations About Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Modern World
I had no idea the idea was even a thing. → Why Sign-Language Gloves Don’t Help Deaf People. And while I’m at it, here’s another Atlantic article about a previously unknown (to me) thing, this time in Japan: How to Hire Fake Friends and Family
Featuring funny, literal animals, not Louis C.K. Behold! → The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Gallery.
Today in 1954, Ellis Island—gateway to the United States for more than 12 million immigrants—closes. From 1892-1924, Ellis Island was the focal point of what is claimed to be the largest human migration in modern history. Apparently, Ellis Island name changes were mostly mythical (or accidental), but the sometimes terrifying health inspections, including occasional eugenic screening, were not. See also: the jigsaw puzzle that could determine a would-be immigrant’s fate || the searcahable passenger lists of more than 51 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members who came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York || Selected Images of Ellis Island and Immigration, ca. 1880-1920 || Ellis Island Photographs from the Collection of William Williams, Commissioner of Immigration, 1902-1913 || Immigrant Number One, the story—and mystery—of the first person to arrive at Ellis Island || Ellis Island Oral Histories
“When Marion Gurfein wrote to her husband Joe during his tours of duty in World War II and Korea, she sent him something more than letters. She created a mock newspaper, The Goofein Journal, which she hand-lettered on card stock. The Journal contained banner headlines, illustrations, photos and ‘news’ stories recording family events and a ‘social column’ which kept track of their friends’ whereabouts.” The site includes images, interviews and more.
► A Chameleon Tongue Crushing Crickets in Slow Motion (20,000 fps). Side note: chameleon tongues can be up to 1.5x the length of their body…and the accelerator muscles that drive the tongue are essentially sphincters. See also: ► Chameleon Tongue Attack in Slow Motion – Earth Unplugged || If a chameleon tongue was a car, it could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1/100th of a second