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Skirting Disaster

image of woman in long skirt walking up stairsScreen capture from Youtube video Victorian Dress vs Fight Scenes: The Nevers Costume Analysis by Bernadette Banner

From last month, in the "that's a darned good question" department, cilantro asked How did servants (or anyone, really) walk upstairs in long skirts with a tray or two buckets or anything that left them without a hand free to hold said skirt out of the way?. Good answers!

by taz

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Day of Hubris

DryerDryer by jon|k (cc by-nc-nd)

So on day one, I load a towel into the drier and hop in the shower because I am a wise man. Yes, it was as decadent as you imagine...

Flyingfox discusses the lesser known perils of nano-bathrooms, stacked dryers, and the adventurous bather in The UK and USA: two proud nations divided by damp, grey underwear thread.

by taz

It's dangerous to go alone. Take this thread.

Danger de mortDanger de mort by zigazou76 (cc by)

Does anyone know any other examples to scratch this itch of mine with a plugged-in soldering iron?

J.K. Seazer is looking for extremely emphatic warnings that something is a really bad idea and you should never do it.

by taz

Well said!

Sentiment Analysis for C-of-the-ACMSentiment Analysis for C-of-the-ACM by tsevis (cc by-nc-nd)

Recent comments from Mefites that go behind the scenes or look a little deeper:

pinback on using Google Mobilizer as a proxy to render encrypted and obfuscated TV listings to create electronic program guides "back in the dark early days of digital television in Australia"

Eyebrows McGee on the complicated manipulations and confusion of special taxing districts

allkindsoftime on the hair-raising dangers and machinations of Nairobi's "matatu" minibus transit chaos

yankeefog on the concept of "convening an electoral college" as One Weird Trick for negotiating disputes or decisions in a healthy marriage

a fiendish thingy on resumes and job search etiquette, and why "creative" at this stage is more likely to read as "confusing" and "non-functional"

Frowner on the various considerations of navigating content/trigger warnings or disturbing material in an academic setting

by taz

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