The lovely fall weather seems to be inclined to linger here in North Dakotaland, and we’ll take every day more that we can get. Right now, however, the weather doesn’t matter because my eyes are glued to our so-called “internet television” watching Australia’s first test match of summer: Australia v. Pakistan in Dubai. At the time of this writing, Pakistan seems to have Australia on the ropes.
I think I’ll watch the extra length second session (extended because of time off for Friday prayers), and contemplate my quick hits and varia. Don’t worry, though, they’ll be ready for your weekend reading.
- The Greeks found a wooden statue in Piraeus this week and, according to the article, they seem to want to date it based on ceramics.
- The archaeology of archaeology (sort of).
- A big pottery workshop.
- What if we cut all of the Parthenon marbles in half so that part can be in England and part in Greece?
- Saving manuscripts in Iraq.
- On the BBC, Peter Carey hosts David Armitage for a conversation on The History Manifesto. You should probably read this and it’s free.
- The slide rule.
- Vandals paint over graffiti in the Krog tunnel in Atlanta.
- A little list of teaching resources on the web.
- I love that people in comments did not necessarily figure out that this was photoshopped.
- If you only click on one link today, check out this video.
- The Queen sends her first tweet.
- It’s World Polio Day today.
- A nice review of the new Taylor Swift track.
- Jack White is speaking at Yale. Why isn’t Amanda Petrusich on this panel?
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 60 seconds.
- What I’m reading: David Balzar, Curationism. (2014) (A Kostis Kourelis book club entry!)
- What I’m listening to: Melody Gardot, The Absence; Thurston Moore, The Best Day.
Watching the Cup Race.