Link Collection #4
This 30-minute documentary from 1978 is absolutely captivating:
On July 2, 1978, the last hot lead edition of the New York Times rolled off the presses. Weiss, a proofreader for the Times, documented the phasing out of this historical process, and what impresses us now, beyond the Ludlow machine (which casts the lead at 535 degrees), the Linotype machine (operated for the last time by Carl Schlesinger, who also narrates the film), and the presses, is the incredible noise generated by all these people and devices.
Pizza is wonderful, and now you can have a slice that lasts forever.
Sometimes you just need huge, high-quality photos of dogs trying to snatch treats out of the air.
The Great British Bake-Off (or The Great British Baking Show in the United States, with our wacky trademarks and whatnot) is one of the most wonderful, wholesome, fun, and above all human shows ever made. They somehow figured out how to distill some of the best parts of humanity down into a television show.
Some of the more recent seasons have been available on Netflix for a while, but now now the earlier seasons (which is where this link goes) are showing up, too.
Even if you don’t bake (I don’t) or aren’t generally interested in cooking shows (I’m not) you should give this show a try.
This short article tells the origin story of the ubiquitous hue that has adorned pencils since 1889.
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