India

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Panch Mahal

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Little India, Malacca

{"content":{"id":1091,"title":"Weekly Links - tl;dr Edition","body":"\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center\"\u003e\r\n\u003ciframe src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/DTPp9avA2hQ\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen\u003e\u003c/iframe\u003e\r\n\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nSorry for missing two weeks of weekly links! I was hiding in a bunker in fear of one of the 84293 world-wide crises this month that I now only vaguely remember.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nDavid Rees did all of his excellent/horrible \u003ca href=\"http://www.mnftiu.cc/\"\u003eannual top ten lists\u003c/a\u003e for the year.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI previously linked to \u003ca href=\"https://www.alessonislearned.com/\"\u003eA Lesson Is Learned\u003c/a\u003e. The writer also did another web comic, based more on story arcs, called \u003ca href=\"http://www.thenerdsofparadise.com/\"\u003eThe Nerds Of Paradise\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe catchy song at the top of the post is from \u003ca href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hare_Rama_Hare_Krishna_(1971_film)\"\u003ea Bollywood movie\u003c/a\u003e about all the western hippies who kept coming to India to learn about Hinduism (etc.) but also kept encouraging local young people to take drugs and have orgies, leading to a moral panic.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/nothing_happens\"\u003eNothing Happens\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nAt one point in history, backmasking turned into a very popular conspiracy theory. \u003ca href=\"https://jeffmilner.com/backmasking/stairway-to-heaven-backwards.html\"\u003eThis site\u003c/a\u003e lets you play suspected backmasks forwards and backwards, and you try to guess what satanic message they're supposed to encode. Once you read the conspiracy message, you can't hear anything else.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe original Bushmiller run of Nancy was probably the greatest newspaper comic strip ever made. A lot of people at the time recognized this and wrote long analyses where they begrudgingly admitted to loving a comic they hate, and praised Bushmiller while saying things like he was too much of a sub-human idiot to understand his own genius. Here is \u003ca href=\"http://www.laffpix.com/howtoreadnancy.pdf\"\u003eone of the better and more interesting examples\u003c/a\u003e of that genre. \r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2020-01-26T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-01-25T17:35:16.000Z","updated_at":"2020-07-08T16:29:45.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=time.+old_comics\"\u003etime. old_comics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=dancing_tunes\"\u003edancing_tunes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_seventies\"\u003ethe_seventies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=india\"\u003eindia\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=israel\"\u003eisrael\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=birds\"\u003ebirds\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=nancy\"\u003enancy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - tl;dr Edition

Sorry for missing two weeks of weekly links! I was hiding in a bunker in fear of one of the 84293 world-wide crises this month that I now only vaguely remember.

  • David Rees did all of his excellent/horrible annual top ten lists for the year.
  • I previously linked to A Lesson Is Learned. The writer also did another web comic, based more on story arcs, called The Nerds Of Paradise.
  • The catchy song at the top of the post is from a Bollywood movie about all the western hippies who kept coming to India to learn about Hinduism (etc.) but also kept encouraging local young people to take drugs and have orgies, leading to a moral panic.
  • Nothing Happens
  • At one point in history, backmasking turned into a very popular conspiracy theory. This site lets you play suspected backmasks forwards and backwards, and you try to guess what satanic message they're supposed to encode. Once you read the conspiracy message, you can't hear anything else.
  • The original Bushmiller run of Nancy was probably the greatest newspaper comic strip ever made. A lot of people at the time recognized this and wrote long analyses where they begrudgingly admitted to loving a comic they hate, and praised Bushmiller while saying things like he was too much of a sub-human idiot to understand his own genius. Here is one of the better and more interesting examples of that genre.
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Meru (2015)


Some of the editing is pretty sketchy, but it's got great camera work and no stupid music, which is about all you can expect from a mountain climbing movie.

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Confluence Of The Spiti And Pin Rivers

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Warning

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Dhankar Gompa

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The Animals Of India (1682) - Johan Nieuhof

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Kamadeva, The Hindu God Of Love