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New ‘Batman’ Podcast Will Be Exclusive to HBO Max, John Leguizamo and Rosario Dawson On Board

Riddle me this: which distinguished actor is set to play both Batman and Commissioner Gordon in two separate upcoming DC projects? If you answered Jeffrey Wright, then “that’s a bingo,” as Hans Landa would say. The Riddler will also be making an appearance in Batman: The Audio Adventures, a new exclusive podcast bound for HBO Max. This time, the voice of John Leguizamo will bring the character to life. He’ll be joined by Rosario Dawson as Catwoman along with a murderer’s row of current and form...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Hbo, Movies, News, Wikipedia, Germany, Netflix, Robert Pattinson, Italy, Justice League, States, Batman, Fred Armisen, Caribbean, Jeffrey Wright

Mystery and Crime Groner, Auguste: Das Geheimnis der Sylvesternacht. [German] v1. 04-Aug-2021

Die österreichische Schriftstellerin Auguste Groner geborene Kopallik (* 16. April 1850 in Wien; † 07. März 1929 in Wien) schrieb u. a. die Kriminal-Novelle »Das Geheimnis der Sylvesternacht«. Diese Novelle erschien 1890 im 12. Band von »Prochaska’s illustrierte Monatsbände zur Erholung und geistigen Anregung in Mußestunden«. Auguste Groner gilt als erste Kriminalschriftstellerin Österreichs - und auch als Erfinderin des ersten deutschsprachigen »Seriendetektivs« Joseph Müller. Sie gehört dam...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Wien, Herren, Zur Zeit, Diener, Verbindung, Prochaska, Joseph Muller, Groner Auguste, Auguste Groner, Schriftstellerin Auguste Groner, Das Geheimnis der Sylvesternacht, Mußestunden, Joseph Müller Sie

History Chézy, Wilhelm v.: Der Vagabund [German] v 1.0 04.08.2021

Wilhelm Theodor von Chézy (* 21. März 1806 in Paris; † 14. März 1865 in Wien) war Schriftsteller, Romancier, Übersetzer und Journalist. Er schrieb auch unter den Pseudonymen Julius Aquila und Peter Heberle. [Wikipedia] >Der Vagabund< Attached Files Der_Vagabund.epub (314.6 KB)
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Paris, ePub Books, Wien, Chézy Wilhelm, Wilhelm Theodor von Chézy, Julius Aquila, Peter Heberle, Der Vagabund

How to chide according to rule, or the thin edge of the wedge

Fifteen years ago, I mentioned the verb chide in a post but have never returned to it. Chide remains a word “of unknown origin,” even though the Online Etymological Dictionary mentions the hypothesis suggested in my 2008 An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology. Perhaps it might be interesting to some of our readers to know the history of research into the etymology of this verb.Two circumstances should be noted. First, verbs meaning “to chastise” often originate in low slang and thieves’ can...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Kent, Keil, Keidel, Walter W Skeat, Kugel, Chiddingstone, Emile Littré, Sebastian Herrmann, Chidingstone, Chidda, Herr Keidel, Nigel Chadwick

The Macarena is 25 years old. It's about a threesome. Hey Macarena?

Twenty-five years ago today, the Bayside Boys remix of Los Río's "Macarena" (1993), with English lyrics added, hit number one on the Billboard music charts. Wedding DJs never recovered. From Wikipedia: Los del Río were invited to tour South America in 1992 and, while visiting Venezuela, they were invited to a private party held by the Venezuelan empresario Gustavo Cisneros. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Wikipedia, Venezuela, South America, Macarena, Gustavo Cisneros

History Chézy, Wilhelm v.: Erinnerungen_an_Wien [German] v 1.0 03.08.2021

Wilhelm Theodor von Chézy (* 21. März 1806 in Paris; † 14. März 1865 in Wien) war Schriftsteller, Romancier, Übersetzer und Journalist. Er schrieb auch unter den Pseudonymen Julius Aquila und Peter Heberle. [Wikipedia] >Erinnerungen_an_Wien< Attached Files Erinnerungen_an_Wien.epub (308.5 KB)
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Paris, ePub Books, Wien, Chézy Wilhelm, Wilhelm Theodor von Chézy, Julius Aquila, Peter Heberle


Today in completely unexpected Wikipedia articles: Fishing industry in Switzerland Yesterday in its little "Did you know..." trivia panel, Wikipedia served up the apocryphal-sounding tidbit that the Swiss fishery boomed in the Fifties after a fisherman discovered an industrial potato peeler would make two perfect filets out of a perch. I don't know the veracity of this, but I want it to be true. I hope the Swiss navy guards its fisheries zealously! . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Wikipedia, Switzerland, Tam, Trivia, Teh Intarw3bz, Wikiwander

Automotif CCXXXIV...

How could you not be happy, tootling around town on a glorious Sunday afternoon with the top down on a nice, clean little Karmann Ghia? Those round rear side marker lights say it's a 1968 or '69 model, as they were added to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards that went into effect for the '68 model year. In 1970, VW went to rectangular wraparound turn signal/side marker lights in the rear. I had no idea that the Karmann Ghia has a Virgil Exner connection! Per Wikipedia:S...
Tags: Europe, Guns, Wikipedia, Vw, Chrysler, Michigan, Tam, Karmann Ghia, Chris Voss, Zoom zoom, Automotif, Exner, Virgil Exner, Peter Grist, Segre

Word of the week: Twisties

“Having a little bit of the twisties,” said Simone Biles, the world’s best gymnast, explaining her decision July 27 to pull out of two Olympic finals in the Tokyo Olympics. For most of us non-gymnasts, twisties was a new term that prompted multiple explainers: It’s a mental block, it’s a sudden failure of muscle memory, it’s dangerous, it can even be deadly, especially when you’re attempting a skill called an Amanar, which is “a roundoff onto springboard, back handspring onto vaulting platform...
Tags: Psychology, Wikipedia, Sports, Linguistics, Tokyo, San Francisco Bay, Jargon, Pittsburgh Pirates, Simone Biles, Word of The Week, Nancy Friedman, Steve Blass, Getty Martin Bureau

Holloway and Hoelun.

Two items that have nothing to do with each other except the nicely chiming names: 1) I learn from Lev Oborin’s roundup (in Russian) of literary news that Julia Bolton Holloway claims to have discovered a manuscript in Dante’s hand. This seems like it would be big news, but Oborin links to a Daily Fail story that I didn’t even bother to click on, and when I googled [holloway dante manuscript] I got only a few hits, all from almost a month ago and with almost no details — this LitHub piece shows...
Tags: UK, Wikipedia, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Dante, Holloway, Hoelun, Julia Bolton Holloway, Irina Kotova, Оэлун, Temujin Genghis Khan

History Chézy, Wilhelm v.:Von einer armen Frau... [German] v 1.0 01.08.2021

Wilhelm Theodor von Chézy (* 21. März 1806 in Paris; † 14. März 1865 in Wien) war Schriftsteller, Romancier, Übersetzer und Journalist. Er schrieb auch unter den Pseudonymen Julius Aquila und Peter Heberle. [Wikipedia] >Von einer armen Frau zu Köln am Rhein< Attached Files Arme_Frau.epub (1.42 MB)
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Paris, ePub Books, Wien, Chézy Wilhelm, Wilhelm Theodor von Chézy, Julius Aquila, Peter Heberle, Frau zu Köln

Raising Kids to Thrive in an Online World

RAISING KIDS in the physical world is hard enough to get right, but now there is the added dimension of the digital world. While we spend a good deal of time preparing our kids for success in the physical world, Richard Culatta says, “we have put surprisingly little effort into making sure our kids are prepared to be safe and healthy” in the digital world. In Digital for Good: Raising Kids to Thrive in an Online World, Culatta writes that the “events that take place in the virtual world are not...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Youtube, Wikipedia, Communication, Richard Culatta, International Society for Technology in Education, Culatta

Is this the most obscure Fellini movie?

Here's something I watched just because it was short — 43 minutes — and I was clicking idly about in my streaming service — Criterion — which said "Federico Fellini’s loose adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s 'Never Bet the Devil Your Head' stars Terence Stamp as an alcoholic actor who suffers from disturbing visions":   I'd never heard of this film or that Poe story. The film is so short because it was part of a set of 3 adaptations of Poe, packaged as "Spirits of the Dead," which Wikipedia says ...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Edgar Allan Poe, Cars, Drinking, Federico Fellini, Poe, Fellini, Terence Stamp, Ann Althouse, LMB

Google's color-coded map shows where COVID-19 cases are spiking

People wear protective face masks outside the Google offices in Chelsea as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on July 31, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images Google Maps has a mapping layer that allows users to see regions color-coded by per-capita number of COVID-19 cases. The feature aims to help users "make more informed decisions about where to go and what to do." The COVID-19 layer is available to iOS an...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, News, Wikipedia, New York City, Trends, Chelsea, New York Times, Google Maps, Bing, Johns Hopkins, Centers for Disease Control, Tech Insider, COVID-19, Business News Desk

The Geek in Review Ep. 126 – Leigh Vickery on Creating Top-Shelf Customer Experience in Legal

In an industry focused on revenue and profit, where does something like customer experience stand in the priorities of legal providers? Leigh Vickery, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Level Legal, as well as CEO and founder of Queso Mama, says that we need to look at the corporate and legal industry world differently. Instead of putting shareholders and partners first, they need to fall much further down the list. If you take care of your employees and your customers first, there will st...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Utah, Podcast, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Law, Wikipedia, New York City, Uncategorized, David Letterman, Customer Service, Chicago, Creativity

“If It Doesn’t Shine In Your Face, You Don’t See Anything”

As I’ve written before, in the history of astronomy and astrophysics, women have made major discoveries and played a significant role in advancing our understanding of the universe but have often not gotten the recognition their male peers enjoy. In 1967, while she was working on her doctoral research with her advisor Antony Hewish, Jocelyn Bell Burnell (then Jocelyn Bell) discovered a new and unusual kind of object, the pulsar. In this short documentary, Bell Burnell shares her story — how sh...
Tags: Wikipedia, Stephen Hawking, Jason Kottke, Ligo, Institute of Physics, Jocelyn Bell, Antony Hewish, Bell Burnell, Hewish, Antony Hewish Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Ben Proudfoot Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Smoking pizza ovens and pilfered dollar bills, or the early story of RapidSOS

The irony of 911 is that it’s a number that everyone knows (at least in the United States), and yet, no one really thinks about it. Few of us will dial 911 more than a handful of times in our lives, and even when we do, we will meet the police officers and paramedics who respond, never the 911 call taker who handled the dispatch. These systems and the people behind them garner meager attention, whether from Congress, state legislatures, the public or anyone else outside the emergency response co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Congress, Wikipedia, Tech, Indiana, United States, George Clooney, Martin, Michael Martin, America Martin, Nick Horelik, Matt Bozik, Rockport Indiana

Why Matthew Specktor went ‘Crashing’ into the lives of Southern California’s creative people

Matthew Specktor, author of the novels “That Summertime Sound” and “American Dream Machine,” was working on a TV pilot when he realized he just wasn’t enjoying the process. But he knew what did sound appealing: Writing about other creative people, like the artist and writer Eve Babitz and a list that eventually included director Hal Ashby, singer-songwriter Warren Zevon and actress Tuesday Weld among them. “On a particularly depressing day when I was slogging along with the pilot, I thought, ‘I ...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, London, Instagram, California, Wikipedia, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Southern California, Montrose, West Hollywood, Lucille Ball, Los Angeles California, Los Angeles Review of Books

Python packages for offline Wiki

Hello, I am struggling to get an offline Wikipedia on my PW2. Epub or Mobi Is too limited so I figured I need to read directly from a ZIM file. I would like to try running a local miniwebserver with ZIMply Python package. ( Then connect to it with a browser. I however have no idea how to install the package on my Kindle. When I try with Kterm I install pip with ensurepip but am unable to install the package due to 'low disk space' even though I have plenty of fr...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Amazon Kindle, Mobi, Kterm

"Blackfishing is when White public figures, influencers and the like do everything in their power to appear Black."

"Whether that means to tan their skin excessively in an attempt to achieve ambiguity, and wear hairstyles and clothing trends that have been pioneered by Black women.... Instead of appreciating Black culture from the sidelines, there's this need to own it, to participate in it without wanting the full experience of Blackness and the systemic discrimination that comes with it. " Said journalist Wanna Thompson, quoted in "What 'Blackfishing' means and why people do it" (CNN). Leslie Bow, a profes...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Cultural Appropriation, Iggy Azalea, Black, Thompson, Slang, University Of Wisconsin, Azalea, Midwestern United States, Ann Althouse, Race And Pop Culture, Nev Schulman, Blackfishing, Leslie Bow

Amazon aims to inject new life into Alexa with release of developer tools and features

Amazon is giving its Alexa voice platform a shot in the arm after seeing further declines in skill growth over the past year, indicating lagging interest from third-party voice app developers. At the company’s Alexa Live developer event today, the company announced a slew of new features and tools for the developer community — its largest release of new tools to date, in fact. Among the new releases are those to encourage Alexa device owners to discover and engage with Alexa skills, new tools fo...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Ecommerce, Apps, Japan, Media, Whole Foods, Wikipedia, Germany, India, Tech,, Developers, Artificial Intelligence, Canada, Mobile Devices

Other Fiction Bolanden, Conrad von: Angela. V.1 [german] 20.07.2021

Joseph Eduard Konrad Bischoff (* 9. August 1828 in Niedergailbach, Saarpfalz; † 30. Mai 1920 in Speyer) war Priester der Diözese Speyer und zu seiner Zeit unter dem Pseudonym Conrad von Bolanden ein sehr bekannter deutscher Schriftsteller (aus Wikipedia). Er vertrat in seinen Romanen und Erzählungen energisch den katholischen Standpunkt und war dabei so angriffslustig, dass seine Bücher während des Kulturkampfes zeitweise in Preußen verboten waren. Selbst seinem Bischof war er zu radikal, so da...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Angela, Weise, Bischof, Bolanden Conrad, Joseph Eduard Konrad Bischoff, Niedergailbach Saarpfalz, Priester der Diözese Speyer, Conrad von Bolanden, Preußen, Napoleon Schiller, Conrad von Bolanden Angela

New Hutter Prize Winner Achieves Milestone for Lossless Compression of Human Knowledge

Since 2006 Baldrson (Slashdot reader #78,598) has been part of the team verifying "The Hutter Prize for Lossless Compression of Human Knowledge," an ongoing challenge to compress a 100-MB excerpt of Wikipedia (approximately the amount a human can read in a lifetime). "The intention of this prize is to encourage development of intelligent compressors/programs as a path to Artificial General Intelligence," explains the project's web site. 15 years ago, Baldrson wrote a Slashdot post explaining ...
Tags: Wikipedia, Tech, Slashdot, Ockham, Hutter, Baldrson Slashdot, Baldrson, Compress Wikipedia, Artemiy Margaritov, Alexander Rhatushnyak

I have exploding head syndrome

I recently found out that I have exploding head syndrome (EHS). While I've had exploding head syndrome all my life, I didn't know what it was called until yesterday, when it was briefly discussed in a podcast I listened to. From Wikipedia: Exploding head syndrome (EHS) is an abnormal sensory perception during sleep in which a person experiences unreal noises that are loud and of short duration when falling asleep or waking up. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Wikipedia, EHS, Abnormal Sensory Perceptions

Pharmacological Dreams

I hadn't seen this 1936-vintage Happy Harmonies cartoon before. This was obviously long before cartoons were considered strictly kiddie fare.It has an article at Wikipedia, which makes a good jumping off point for a vintage animation wikiwander. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Wikipedia, History, Tam, Bread And Circuses, Vidjo, Happy Harmonies

‘Naked Singularity’ Trailer: John Boyega Tries to Fix the Legal System by Breaking It First

In Naked Singularity, John Boyega is a public defender. But he also levitates and wields a katana? And the movie is about the U.S. legal system and sticking it to big drug dealers? Maybe? That’s what I got, at least, by watching Naked Singularity’s newly released trailer. This two-minute+ trailer has a lot going on in it. Drugs! Money! Boyega saying doing bad things is bad! Check it out below. The Naked Singularity Trailer What the hell was that?! I’m really not sure! The first part se...
Tags: Movies, News, Wikipedia, Trailers, John Boyega, Boyega, Olivia Cooke, Tim Blake Nelson, Bill Skarsgård

What have they done to my hula hoop?

I'm reading the "Ask a Cool Person" column at New York Magazine, and I see "100-Teen Poll: What Is Actually Cool to Buy in 2021? We surveyed high schoolers around the country. Here, 19 takeaways about how teens shop." After seeing the cool type of "top" is a corset and something about comfortable sweatpants and favorite "loungewear" brands I get to: 4) The only workout item mentioned multiple times was the weighted Hula-Hoop. A respondent named Aida bought this Hula-Hoop after seeing it on TikTo...
Tags: Health, Children, Law, California, Wikipedia, Aging, Teenagers, Dancing, United States, Hawaii, 1950s, New York Magazine, Baby Boomers, NY Magazine, Aida, Ann Althouse

History Chézy, Wilhelm v.: Petru Bagyu [German] v 1.0 16.07.2021

Wilhelm Theodor von Chézy (* 21. März 1806 in Paris; † 14. März 1865 in Wien) war Schriftsteller, Romancier, Übersetzer und Journalist. Er schrieb auch unter den Pseudonymen Julius Aquila und Peter Heberle. [Wikipedia] >Petru Bagyu< Attached Files Petru_Bagyu.epub (330.9 KB)
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Paris, ePub Books, Wien, Chézy Wilhelm, Wilhelm Theodor von Chézy, Julius Aquila, Peter Heberle, Petru Bagyu

‘Roadrunner’ Features Some Anthony Bourdain Voiceovers Created Using Artificial Intelligence [Interview]

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef, author, and acclaimed host of shows like No Reservations and Parts Unknown, died by suicide in 2018. Filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?) was approached by CNN to make a movie about the iconoclastic TV personality, and the result is Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, a new documentary that hits theaters tomorrow. I spoke with Neville about combing through thousands of hours of footage, trying to capture the “rea...
Tags: Cook, London, Movies, Wikipedia, Cnn, Features, George Orwell, Paris, Anthony Bourdain, Tony, Neville, Sunset Boulevard, Bourdain, William Holden, Chateau Marmont, Morgan Neville

Hertzsprung-Russell diagram: the most important graph in astrophysics

The invention of spectroscopy and photography converted astronomy into astrophysics.With these new tools, astrophysicists gathered untold amounts of data on stars.When these stars were plotted on a graph, amazing patterns emerged. Like people, stars are born, live, and then die. But how do scientists know that stars are born and die? Where did that knowledge come from? After all, for most of human history, many people thought that stars were eternal and unchanging. What was it that set astrono...
Tags: Europe, Astronomy, Wikipedia, Innovation, CC BY SA, Henry Russell, Richard Powell, Hertzsprung Russell, Ejnar Hertzsprung