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Aardvarchaeology · 20h ago

January Pieces Of My Mind #2

I love how fast the staff of the National Archives go through boxes of tea bags in the break room. The 1920s New York that H.P. Lovecraft detested was the same 1920s New York that Damon Runyon loved. I’ve said in talks that Thor Heyerdahl was no Nazi...
Aardvarchaeology · 1W ago

December And January Pieces Of My Mind

Everyone needs a champagne whisk made from a Finnish bear’s penis bone. I just got a (1) j...
Aardvarchaeology · 1W ago

The Aard Regulars Gallery

We’ve all been talking here on the blog for so many years now, but I don’t know what most of you look like. The other day I emailed the most active commenters of the past two months and aske...
Aardvarchaeology · 2W ago

Ten Days In Hangzhou And Suzhou

Yesterday the Rundkvists came home from ten days in China where we’ve been visiting with r...
Aardvarchaeology · 3W ago

Best Reads of 2017

Here are my best reads in English during 2017. My total was only 35 books, because I read several very long ones and slogged through a lot of borderline-bad reading matter, prominently among which I must sadly mention the Hugo-nominated fiction. I do...
Aardvarchaeology · 3W ago

Most-Played Boardgames of 2017

Here are the ten boardgames that I played more than four times during 2017. The year’s total was 78 different games. Magic: The Gathering (1993) No Thanks! (2004) Patchwork (2014, a new arri...
Aardvarchaeology · 1M ago

December Pieces Of My Mind #2

I’d love to work as a Finds Liaison Officer. But there are none in Sweden. The expression ...
Aardvarchaeology · 1M ago

De-Lurk

It’s time we had a de-lurk around this here blog! The last one was nearly four years ago. If you keep returning to this blog but rarely or never comment, you are a lurker, Dear Reader, and a...
Aardvarchaeology · 1M ago

Pimp My Book Manuscript

Dear Reader, if you’ve followed Aard for a long time you will know that occasionally I make shameless requests for free skilled labour. I’ve asked you to pimp quite a number of things: 2008,...
Aardvarchaeology · 1M ago

Twelve Years Of Blogging

Today is my twelfth birthday as a blogger. 12 / 45.5 ~ 0.26 – I’ve been doing this for mor...