MIT Pirates, Underground Secrets of NYC, Forgotten Pin-up Girls, and More

First off, I need to just go ahead and admit it – I’ve become a Messy Nessy Chic junkie. So many of the neat internet things I bookmark wind up coming from there. Such as:

America’s forgotten pin-up girl, the lovely, lusciously curvy HildaI absolutely adore these illustrations of Duane Bryers. And Hilda might be one of my new more favorite things. Check out the Hilda gallery at Toil.

Next up from Messy Nessy Chic – A long and fascinating video-tagalong with underground NYC urban explorer, historian, and photographer Steve DuncanDon’t try this at home, kids. But if you want a taste of it, it looks like he offers (above-ground and legal) historical tours. Really cool stuff.

Here’s an interesting piece on North Sentinel Island, a place and a people that have been completely cut-off from the rest of the world and civilization as we know it.

And finally, the whole reason why I can’t wait another day to post this, is the fact that MIT has had a secret pirate program for oh, about 20 YEARS. No, not internet-pirating. *ACTUAL* pirating. It’s a little more public now that MIT has decided to officially confer pirate status on students who complete courses in pistol, archery, sailing, and fencing. As a former Bostonian and former MIT employee (yes, really), I feel especially feely and giggly about this bit of awesomeness. FUCK YEAH, BOSTON/CAMBRIDGE AND MIT. I love you and miss you forever! ❤

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