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Posts Tagged ‘HISTORY’

Dirty, Drunk, and Punk: the untold history of Toronto’s BUNCHOFFUCKINGGOOFS

Dirty, Drunk, and Punk: the untold history of Toronto’s BUNCHOFFUCKINGGOOFS

Jennifer Morton's Dirty, Drunk, and Punk: The Twisted Crazy Story of the Bunchofuckingoofs is an impossible and glorious history of Toronto's legendary punk band/bike gang/social phenomenon Bunchofuckingoofs, who maintained a series of club houses/speakeasys/music venues/communes in Kensington Market called Fort Goof, stuffed full of vicious [...]

State Dept adding intrusive, semi-impossible questionnaire for US passport applications

State Dept adding intrusive, semi-impossible questionnaire for US passport applications

The U.S. Dept of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for passport applicants: proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history, personal details of siblings; mother's addresses prior to your birth; any "religious ceremony" around time of birth, circumstances of birth including names (as [...]

A brief history of time zones

A brief history of time zones

"Only the Canadian government believes they could cut the top off of a blanket and then sew it to the bottom to make it longer". -An Elder Native American (more…)

Stop motion history of stop motion

Chloe Fleury created a fun and informative short stop motion history of stop motion animation. ?

Infographic: is Google a Monopoly? A Historical Perspective

Infographic: is Google a Monopoly? A Historical Perspective

Information designer Jess Bachman tackles the history of Google, and the ever-frequently asked question: is Google a monopoly? Google has a dominate market share of a very important gateway; internet search. Can they stay impartial when they have their own products to pitch? Whether or not they are a monopoly is up to the government and the [...]

Gibson’s ZERO HISTORY: exciting adventure that wakes you to the present-day’s futurism

Gibson’s ZERO HISTORY: exciting adventure that wakes you to the present-day’s futurism

William Gibson's latest novel, Zero History, is his best yet, a triumph of science fiction as social criticism and adventure. Continuing on from 2007's Spook Country, Zero History features a reformed, dried out version of Milgrim, the junkie anti-hero from Spook Country. He's been rehabilitated at the expense of Hubertus Bigend, the shadowy [...]