Saturday Serendipity, 11 November 2017

Every Saturday, Rain or Shine

Serendipity makes a life worth living.


Bits and Bobs

(It’s all archeology, critters, and politics–talk about strange bedfellows)

Rewriting evolution: 300,000 year-old skulls that look a lot like us.

2,000-yr old sundial gives us a new perspective on ancient Rome .

Rare political link! A quiz that uses an unusual metric to determine whether you might be a Republican or Democrat. (I missed the snarky comment at the end when I took the quiz–opinion not mine.)

A Van Gogh painting shares its fame with a grasshopper.

Apparently a zillion stingrays is called “a fever.” So cool. (Video)


Books and Films and Such

Over at Modern Mrs. Darcy, one of my fave book/lifestyle sites, she’s talking holiday gifts for men.

Cold-weather crime is very hot. New blood from Iceland: Lilja Sigurdardottir and Reykjavik Noir.

Still cracking up about this newly-discovered 2014 Elle spread with a novelist’s ostensible outfit, and pics of real writers.

If you read one post on my blog this week: Do You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder? It’s that time of year.


2 thoughts on “Saturday Serendipity, 11 November 2017”

  1. Priscilla says:

    HAHA, on the real life writers, Paul Tremblay was the best. Dig those slippers! And Tiffany Hawk was the most realistic.

    Hmm, well, the political test failed me miserably, but I am not the stereotype of my party. After all the questions about what bothered or disgusted me, the question that bothered me the most was the little prompt at the end, “Want to annoy all your conservative friends and family?” I don’t want to annoy anyone. I want civil discourse, empathy, and friendship between people of differing viewpoints.

    ModernMrsDarcy is right about men being so hard to shop for!

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      Ugh. I totally missed that comment when I took the quiz myself. Thanks for letting me know–I put a disclaimer by the link.

      I know the writer photos were staged, but they all seemed way more plausible than the magazine spread! I can’t believe the mag didn’t use the classic Kate Spade typewriter handbag. But I guess cute is too literal lol.

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