Sunday Things - miscellaneous edition

posted in Links by Cargo Cult on Sunday March 5 2017

Greetings, readers across the world! I had a quick peer at my web-stats whatsits, to see followers from as far afield as Austria, Latvia, Peru and New Zealand. Hello, whoever you are.

This week is mainly retro space-related, with some bonus 1970s horror.

Indistinguishable from the real thing.
Scarfolk Council - life is increasingly imitating art. 'Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Here in Scarfolk, pagan rituals blend seamlessly with science; hauntology is a compulsory subject at school, and everyone must be in bed by 8pm because they are perpetually running a slight fever.'
BRB, building in KSP.
NASA Johnson Space Center's Shuttle II - the original Space Shuttle was meant to be the beginning of a series of spacecraft, each more advanced than its predecessors. Instead, we had the 1970s original design running well into the 21st century. Here's one of the proposed replacements, from 1988.
Soviet space robots, of the anthropomorphic kind.
Rams Un Rums - splendid Soviet space robots in this children's book from the early 1960s. Like something out of The Cyberiad or Machinarium.

Bonus Terran Trade Authority corner:

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1. Scarfolk

Posted by phuzz at 7:35AM, Monday March 6 2017

I think the creator of Scarfolk is having to use their imagination less and less these days, and instead is just trying to stay ahead of the news.

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