Various And Sundry

|April 18, 2014 | Various And Sundry

Thinner

* “They said, ‘The world is our home.’ Believe me, if they had said that to me in a bar in Brooklyn three months ago, that statement would have been met with a hearty eye-roll. But while I was traveling, I said, without any cynicism: ‘That is fucking amazing.'” How to ditch your job and flee the country

 

* Saxophones don’t belong in rock n’ roll.

 

* “Although village discos weren’t part of any pagan ritual, they made me think of ancient times when villagers celebrated their pagan holidays in the forest.”

 

* Blowjobs? Illegal. Necrophilia? Legal! Louisiana.

 

* A very in-depth look at 1979’s Sony TPS-L2, the first Walkman ever made. Also, if you have young children, you will probably find this amusing/familiar.

 

* Manufacturing a Michael Jackson CD.

 

* How Matisse and Picasso turned old age into art.

 

*¬†When “peak beard” frequency is reached, the pendulum swings back toward lesser-bristled chins – a trend we may be witnessing now, scientists say.

 

* Sailing around the world and getting by without cash.

 

* On the trail of the phantom women who changed American music and then vanished without a trace (this piece is quite long, and pretty great, so give yourself time to read it)

 

* A list of people who disappeared mysteriously.ThinnerAndrew-Miksys-Disko