Today on Cool Stuff We Get In The Mail …
In Once Upon a Playground, Brenda Biondo photographs vintage playground equipment and pairs them with their original catalog listings.
The result is kind of creepy — I would not want to meet any of these jungle gyms alone in a dark alley.
That said, look at that SPACESHIP PLAYGROUND.
Hey, don’t be harshing on metal merry-go-rounds. Those things were so much fun I’m surprised they were EVER allowed.
A Dramatic Reading of Sandra Hill’s “Rough and Ready”
I’M BRINGING THIS BACK BECAUSE I REDISCOVERED IT EARLIER AND I ALMOST HAD AN ANEURYSM FROM LAUGHING SO HARD
IF YOU CAN ONLY HEAR ONE THING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE LISTEN TO THIS
12-year-old invents Braille printer using Lego set
The Braigo printer cost its inventor about $350, making it more affordable than other Braille printers that can retail for more than $2,000.
And because I seriously side-eye this Western journalism trend of never crediting and NAMING the actual inventors in the headlines (especially when they’re young POC)
this inventor’s name is Shubham Banerjee, and he is making his glorious design completely open source, publishing it online FREE of charge! Just remember this kid’s name before some crusty old white dude “innovates” his design and takes all the credit.