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Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:15 pm
by Turntable
span wrote: but it looks sooooooo boring.


it does doesn't it? And now I am a bit nervous that you will think it IS boring and I just have an inner geek.
Right, 2 paragraphs and if you don't love it you are allowed to close it down
But it isn't boring

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:28 pm
by Strawman
I've read most of it, it is interesting but then I like reading about science and technology development stuff, it is long though so I haven't had time to finish it.

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:30 pm
by Strawman
How studying myths from various cultures can reveal how people migration in ancient times occurred.


http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... l-origins/

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:33 pm
by Turntable
I tried Strawms, I really did.3 paragraphs in and it was still bleating on about constellations and I had to close my computer.

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:38 pm
by Strawman
Fair enough, it's a subject that won't appeal to everyone and spends too much time justifying the science aspect but then it's in Scientific American.

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:41 pm
by CJ+
Turntable wrote:I tried Strawms, I really did.3 paragraphs in and it was still bleating on about constellations and I had to close my computer.

Three whole paragraphs?

THREE?

The bastards.

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:02 pm
by Turntable
Not a magazine but wiki.
THis bloke is brilliant and I love him
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Wintle

Quotes by him:
"Great War peace signed at last." (diary, 19 June 1919)
"I declare private war on Germany." (diary, 20 June 1919)
"Stop dying at once and when you get up, get your bloody hair cut." (to Trooper Cedric Mays, 1st Royal Dragoons, who recovered and lived to the age of 95)
"Attend a German school sir? I would rather cut my hands off and blind myself in one eye. Only an English school is good enough for me." (young Wintle, on being told by his father that he was to attend a German school)

Also I love this little story about him, and particularly the phrase "empurpled with rage"
An encounter with Wintle in the El Vino wine bar on Fleet Street is related in a letter to the editor of the Spectator published 8 May 1999.[9] The heading was "Bower’s bans" (Letters to the Editor, The Spectator, 8 May 1999):


From Mr Tom Pocock

Sir:
Frank Bower was not always able to eject unwanted patrons from El Vino (Letters, 1 May). One morning in the late Fifties, a West Indian workman entered what he thought was a pub and asked the proprietor for a pint of bitter. Empurpled with rage, embroidered waistcoat at bursting point, Bower was hustling him into Fleet Street when interrupted by a crisp military command from the back of the bar: `That gentleman is a friend of mine. I have been expecting him. Kindly show him to my table.' Colonel Wintle - celebrated for inspecting the turn out of his German guards when a prisoner of war and for debagging a solicitor - had spoken.

Rising to greet his guest, Wintle trained his monocle on Bower and ordered, `Pray bring us two small glasses of white wine.' When this had been drunk and a convivial conversation concluded, the Colonel and his new friend rose, shook hands and went their separate ways.
Tom Pocock

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:16 pm
by stuart
I liked this

Pearls Before Breakfast

If you got one of the worlds greatest violin players, playing an expensive violin and put him among the busy morning commute as any other busker, would anyone pay attention.

Not surprisingly, of course they don't.

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:54 pm
by Turntable
stuart wrote:I liked this

Pearls Before Breakfast

If you got one of the worlds greatest violin players, playing an expensive violin and put him among the busy morning commute as any other busker, would anyone pay attention.

Not surprisingly, of course they don't.


Excellent, I loved that.
By a weird coincidence on my way into work the other day there was a violinist busker in Baker Street. It was 730 and I found his very presence irritating.
But he was really good. Good enough to actually make me stop and listen to the end of the song. He probably wasn't good good, like the article- I would never know the difference, but I was pleased I had because it was a really nice calm 3 minutes in the oasis of the morning rush. SOunds a bit gay. but whatever,

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:31 pm
by Turntable
A bloke irrelevantly walks off into the woods for 25 years

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/m ... rmit-maine

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:20 am
by Careless Whisperer
Like

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:40 am
by Barbarianna
Turntable wrote:A bloke irrelevantly walks off into the woods for 25 years

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/m ... rmit-maine


Very interesting, good find.

Seems he would have carried on staying out there until he died. I wonder what particular difficulty he had in dealing with other people. Lazy attribution suggests he may have been Aspergery but no specific clues are given.

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:45 am
by S1K
It would have been a better story if he had watched a bit more Ray Mears before he went AWOL so he could make a half-decent fist of looking after himself rather than just stealing things.

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:57 pm
by Strawman
A long BBC website report (rather than a magazine article) on the murder of a British man and the links to high office in China.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/Murder_lucky_hotel

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:33 am
by Disastrous
Also not a magazine article but I love stuff like this - an autistic bloke is a an actual pinball wizard:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40004224

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 11:07 am
by Careless Whisperer
Disastrous wrote:Also not a magazine article but I love stuff like this - an autistic bloke is a an actual pinball wizard:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40004224

Heart

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:23 pm
by Strawman
The story of the man who tattooed prisoners in Auschwitz

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-42568390

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:07 pm
by Dirk
Strawman wrote:The story of the man who tattooed prisoners in Auschwitz

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-42568390

Read that earlier

No matter how many times I read something about those camps, each time it is still shocking to realise how inhumane it all was. Every new detail still jars

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:46 pm
by Strawman
I just makes the whole Neo Nazi phenomenon incomprehensible to me, Richard Spencer (who has proclaimed Heil Trump) needs punching everyday for the rest of his life.

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:49 pm
by Careless Whisperer
Some people lead the most incredible lives.

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:46 pm
by Strawman
An article about someone who tried to produce the best version of Joyce's Ulysses but was thwarted.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/maga ... IntlAudDev

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:08 pm
by Careless Whisperer
Strawman wrote:An article about someone who tried to produce the best version of Joyce's Ulysses but was thwarted.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/maga ... IntlAudDev

Have any of you ever read Ulysses?

It's on my list for 'one day', or perhaps more precisely 'many days'...

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:27 pm
by Strawman
I read the first half back when I was a student, then gave up, someone told me subsequently (and that article affirms) it was written so you could read it aloud over 24 hours, or one day, which makes me think I should revisit it.

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:51 pm
by Careless Whisperer
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-44601030

I love this - old dude decided to make a garden inside the Berlin Wall. He must have had an incredible personality to get away with that without getting shot. What a great story.

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:04 pm
by Dirk
Careless Whisperer wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-44601030

I love this - old dude decided to make a garden inside the Berlin Wall. He must have had an incredible personality to get away with that without getting shot. What a great story.

I saw that, lovely

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:25 pm
by minimoog
Fascinating account of diving the world's third deepest freshwater cave:

https://www.outsideonline.com/1922711/raising-dead

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:12 pm
by thekungfury
Story about a jazz trumpeter who got shot on stage by his wife. http://narrative.ly/death-of-a-sidewinder/

It takes ~10m to read and there is his best known track, Sidewinder, half way down the page so you can listen and read, y'dig?

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:47 pm
by Turntable
minimoog wrote:Fascinating account of diving the world's third deepest freshwater cave:

https://www.outsideonline.com/1922711/raising-dead


Was hooked on this for 20 minutes. Excellent article.
Amazed at the decompression times at that depth. 11 minutes to get down and then 12 hours to get up again including 2 hours decompression at 6metres and 2 hours again at 3!
Riveting story

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:02 pm
by Turntable
thekungfury wrote:Story about a jazz trumpeter who got shot on stage by his wife. http://narrative.ly/death-of-a-sidewinder/

It takes ~10m to read and there is his best known track, Sidewinder, half way down the page so you can listen and read, y'dig?



Excellent.

Re: Great Magazine Articles

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:25 am
by Careless Whisperer