Category Archives: Random

No Media Kings

I’ve been buried 10 tabs deep into No Media Kings, the self-publishing resource site run by Jim Munroe, an anarchist sci-fi author from Canada who I am embarrassed to have not heard about before now. There’s tons of information on here about self-publishing and writing, from a really awesome perspective. (including a freely downloadable how-to comic book, Time Management For Anarchists). Of particular interest is a project he and others undertook in Toronto a few years back in which they wrote one-page SF dystopias about local gentrification and posted them to poles around town!

1925 Steamroller

There are some fun pictures of a 1925 steamroller over on Shorpy [1, 2, and 3]. Today’s fun steamroller fact: steamrollers were still in use until the 1960s, making them one of the longest lasting steam machines I can think of. (Turns out the modern ones are called “road rollers” which is a much worse name. Though I could imagine being a “road punk” would be kind of cool. And it would fit on your knuckles. But I digress.)

Strange Maps & the NWO

My friend Willow just told me about one of the best time-sinks in the known internet, Strange Maps. The picture above is from a a post about how the New World Order was going to divide the world after beating back the axis powers. [Remember kids, WWII was about beating nazis, and the civil war was about emancipation. WWI? Did that even happen?]

The site is filled with an ungodly number of interesting maps. The map may not be the territory, but these ones sure explain things you don’t usually see explained.