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and the identity of Jack the Ripper is...
- bill 9-08-2014 10:01 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

would have assumed the etymology of the word related to sexual innuendo. perhaps it did as well.

New York Police Department Captain Alexander S. "Clubber" Williams gave the area its nickname[4] in 1876, when he was transferred to a police precinct in the heart of this district. Referring to the increased amount of bribes he would receive for police protection of both legitimate and illegitimate businesses there – especially the many brothels – Williams said, "I've been having chuck steak ever since I've been on the force, and now I'm going to have a bit of tenderloin."[1][2]

The name became a generic term for a Red-light district in an American city; San Francisco, California is among the other cities having a well-known "Tenderloin District".

- dave 9-08-2014 5:29 pm [link] [add a comment]

feynman lectures

- bill 8-31-2014 2:29 am [link] [3 comments]

2-d hologram theory

- bill 8-30-2014 7:04 pm [link] [add a comment]

sailing stones

- bill 8-29-2014 1:59 pm [link] [add a comment]


- dave 8-28-2014 3:06 pm [link] [1 comment]

cute little beach house in wa for 299. Bit of a ways from portland, i think in point roberts. 

- linda 8-28-2014 1:33 am [link] [add a comment]

The strange & curious tale of the last true hermit

- jim 8-26-2014 3:52 am [link] [1 comment]

- mark 8-24-2014 10:58 am [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

RIP Jay Adams consummate skateboarder

- bill 8-16-2014 12:15 am [link] [add a comment]

jeez. robin williams dead of apparent suicide.

- linda 8-12-2014 1:11 am [link] [2 comments]

land shark

- dave 8-08-2014 3:21 am [link] [add a comment]

for those of you do-gooders out there, my buddy andrew is seeking KIVA investors for his new farm in north carolina. he has the green thumb and business savvy to make it work.
- Erin Boberg 8-07-2014 8:43 pm [link] [1 ref] [3 comments]

The rip Steve Post, post.

- bill 8-04-2014 12:31 pm [link] [2 comments]

Hear Roland Barthes Present His 40-Hour Course, La Préparation du roman, in French (1978-80)

- bill 8-02-2014 1:38 pm [link] [add a comment]

RIP Margot Adler central park enthusiast

- bill 7-28-2014 11:01 pm [link] [add a comment]

anyone read asimov's lucky starr series written under the name paul french? written for young readers.

- linda 7-27-2014 1:00 am [link] [add a comment]

the greatest artist in the whole wide world - Edgar Oliver for the Paris Review

- bill 7-25-2014 9:45 pm [link] [add a comment]

tesla model 3 / $35k

- bill 7-16-2014 11:25 pm [link] [2 comments]

- dave 7-12-2014 4:34 am [link] [add a comment]

remember that thing from that time? yeah, that was cool.

- dave 7-10-2014 1:12 am [link] [add a comment]

st marks bookstore out of astor, pierogies store closes on first ave., bereket shuttered.

- dave 7-02-2014 5:14 pm [link] [1 comment]

they just threw up scaffolding in the building next door which has shrouded my kitchen in a pall for the unforeseeable future. my only solace is knowing my topless morning perambulations will afford them far less than the cheapest of thrills unless hairy and pauchy is their idea of an adonis.

- dave 6-28-2014 3:00 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]


OMG baby loons are cute (and tiny) scroll through

- alex 6-27-2014 6:00 pm [link] [1 ref] [2 comments]

if you had asked me if i knew anyone that would deliver a ted talk (even one aimed at youths) i would have been hard pressed to name anyone. not that the world doesnt want to hear what all of you have to say. but it has happened or i can only assume it has as it is in spanish and "tedtalk" may mean something else entirely in that language. maybe they were talking about world cup highlights, ya know, the important stuff. this is my friend from puerto rico, at least ill claim she is my friend, though i havent spoken to her in a number of years, as i still am on the mailing list for her business.

- dave 6-27-2014 5:21 am [link] [add a comment]