Saturday Matinee – The Nablus Soap Factory, WHODAT, Fishing With John & FISHBONE

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Amazing. The contents of clay cylinders found during the excavation of ancient Babylon is evidence that soapmaking was known as early as 2800BC, and these guys in Nablus are still doing it the ancient way, by hand. Why?

Nice animation that must have taken a while to make [via].

Fishing with John (with Japanese subtitles). From the Utoobage comments: “The problem with other fishing shows is that they are too polished, too normal. And they don’t have enough Tom Waits.”

Reminds me of “The Fishin’ Musician” series featuring John Candy.

Now for something completely different.

I don’t know what Fishbone was yammering about here, but I like the vibe.

As long as a tune was good, I never paid much attention to lyrics, but sometimes, years later, I found that the songs I liked a lot weren’t about what I thought they were about at all.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for stuff.

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2 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – The Nablus Soap Factory, WHODAT, Fishing With John & FISHBONE”

  1. beth Says:

    I love the discovery of the cylinders and I’ve had the same experience with lyrics )

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    beth– I love cylinders and lyrics of all kinds.

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