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Jan
29
Tepic Harlequin's picture
The Frozen North - A Gastronomic and Poetical Interlude....
Posted by Tepic Harlequin on January 29, 2016 at 12:58pm ...2 replies

On the second night out of Port, in the galley....

Mr Wright peered with suspicion at the object Tepic had placed reverently on the plate.
"And that is..... what?" he asked.
"It's a Wiggyfish Haggis!" the boy declared proudly, "made it meself last autumn an it's McGonnagall Night tonight!"
"Do I want to know what's in it?"
"errrrr..... maybe not? Boiled it fer three hours when i made it, so another seven hours...

Jan
29
Nathan Adored's picture
publicdomainreview.org: Around the World on the Phonograph (1888)
Posted by Nathan Adored on January 29, 2016 at 12:12am

"Thought to be the oldest surviving recording of Thomas Edison’s voice,
made in October 1888 he describes an imagined trip “around the world on
the phonograph,” by Cunard steamer from New York City to Liverpool,
through Europe and Asia, noting specific ships, railroads, cities, and
points of interest en route. In the following decades Edison’s
phonograph invention would itself spread “around the world”."

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Jan
28
Beryl Strifeclaw's picture
The Frozen North - The Crash
Posted by Beryl Strifeclaw on January 28, 2016 at 7:10pm

    The courier ship steamed ahead, smoke billowing from the stack and the aft as it swiftly traveled north.  Yang was optimistic enough to say that their five day journey may only be three and a half.  Less comforting was the state of the engine working above safe capacity and the smoke filling the room.  Beryl refused to go anywhere near it, claiming their presence...

Jan
28
violet Solano's picture
sometimes you just have to see your employees for the fools that they are
Posted by violet Solano on January 28, 2016 at 7:07pm

violet sat in her office with omig and qismah going over they're respective ledgers, when omig spoke " so Hienrichs has left Babbage,might be a good time to clear out the militia once and for all'

the Rabbit moreau looked up at him "some times omig you really are an idiot, the last thing we want is the militia gone"

Qismah looked up from her book a perplexed look on her face"but i thought you wanted the Militia destroyed"

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Jan
28
Nathan Adored's picture
DailyDirt: Just Like Clockwork
Posted by Nathan Adored on January 28, 2016 at 12:42am

DailyDirt: Just Like Clockwork

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

"Current robotic developments are impressive, but about 200 years ago,
mechanical watches and clockwork mechanisms were at the height of
miniaturized, complex technology. Watch complications
(the functions other than the time in hours and...

Jan
27
Beryl Strifeclaw's picture
The Frozen North - The Stow Away
Posted by Beryl Strifeclaw on January 27, 2016 at 6:42pm ...1 replies

     Mr. Wright was holding Loki suspended from his coat several feet off the floor as Tepic and Beryl joined him in the cramped room.  The boiler filled the room, but they could maneuver inside.  Pipes and metal were sprawled on the floor near the coal, and the boiler engine was dormant...