The sky was a spectacular shade of pink and blue this morning and the almost-full moon kept a close watch on our as we drove onto campus. In other words, it was another lovely late summer day in North Dakotaland and a perfect Friday morning (of a long weekend) for a little gaggle of varia and quick hits.
- A very fancy 3rd century Roman tomb from Corinth.
- Only two days left to make a contribution toward making a natural playground at Douglas Wilder Elementary School here in Grand Forks, ND (despite what locals say, we all know that it’s named after the first African American governor of Virginia and current mayor of Richmond, Va). This is a good cause.
- Recovering mystery barrels from Lake Superior.
- If you’re into this kind of thing, here’s a brief history of dubstep (with a soundtrack). I like how Skrillex mixed some of his first tracks while squatting in an abandoned warehouse in downtown L.A.
- I really like Byword.
- Check out the comments on my Punk Archaeology post yesterday and note two celebrity endorsements.
- If you haven’t had a mild stroke yet this morning, you need to check out Richard Rothaus’s videos of our kite flights over man camps. The music is by Tim Pasch.
- Amazingly dangerous advertisements (via Richard Rothaus).
- I learned what Mankading is this week. Check out this video at the 2:05 point or this blog post.
- Some thoughts on our personal libraries. Good cricket today, though, with England v. South Africa and Australia v. Pakistan both on tap.
- Here are some interesting reflections on the American Philological Associations recent efforts to embrace the digital. Like many of these large, venerable institutions, there is no real indication that they have a clear idea how to make the digital work for their members.
- Some decent thoughts on web curation.
- What I’m listening too: Meat Puppets, Meat Puppets II; Meat Puppets, Up on the Sun.
- What I’m reading: J. Bintliff, The Complete Archaeology of Greece: from hunter gatherers to the 20th century. Blackwell 2012.