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Oldies but Boogies

BoogieBoogie by roberlan (cc by-nd)

In Ask Metfilter: One Night in Bangkok makes a wee baby boogie (what other songs will?), and by the way, what the heck was that (South Korean) song "The Boogie"? (and why was it so funny?). Hey now, don't tell me those boogies are dated — tell me HOW DATED ARE THEY?

by taz

"Sylvie & I are finding it a trifle wearing."

postcard showing a photo of a long, rather boring gallery room probably in a British National Trust house

It strikes me that the past is funny and odd and serious and heart-breaking and packed full of people who feel a lot like us: hurdy gurdy girl posts Tom Jackson’s quirky Postcard From the Past Twitter feed and podcast.

by taz

♪ We'll order now what they ordered then ♫

17th Century commonplace book17th Century commonplace book via

Before Jezebel, The Toast, and Twitter there were wise and witty women handily perpetrating "epic feminist takedowns of the ages," as illustrated in yarntheory's interesting post about Mary Collier and her 18th century poem, "The Woman's Labour"

... and before Pinterest and Evernote and Tumblr, "there was the humble commonplace book, a space for gathering and reflecting on ideas, quotations, observations, lines from poems, and other information." MonkeyToes gives us a loving magpie's roundup of this "venerable tradition of idea curation."

by taz

ISO Extinct Scents

SmellSmell by redteam (cc by-nc-nd)

Remember these? Ferdinandcc asks about smells from the past that are hard or impossible to come by nowadays.

by taz

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