Thursday, January 14, 2016

What's Going On/Someone Else's Work

It's been a rough week for pop culture.

The Academy Award nominations are out, the roughness of which all depends on your point of view. But there have also been some high-profile deaths -- Lemmie, David Bowie, Alan Rickman. I'm hoping these things come in threes and we're done for a bit.

So it seems only natural (or preternatural) that the Wait But Why post for this week dives into horizontal history.

In this particular post, Tim charts out the birth years and lifespans of people you have likely [hopefully] heard of, thus putting into perspective the world events that said people affected. It's fascinating and more than a little disconcerting to see what all was going on at various times ... and in more recent centuries, the people who could have been friends. Or at least reading what other folks were up to across the globe.

I'm just going to send you over there if you haven't already gone. I have some movies to marathon since my favorite British bass succumbed to cancer.

RIP, Snape/Gruber/Brandon. You will be missed.

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