Next week: What was that site with photos of librarians on drugs?
August 24, 2010 2:19 PM Subscribe
I've been trying to re-discover two websites that I've found before but have now utterly lost. One was a photo gallery of people in drug-induced altered states, and the other was a repository of name pronunciations curated by librarians.
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The first was a gallery of portraits by (I believe) a German photographer who took pictures of non-drug users taking a drug under controlled conditions. It was really wild stuff--and why someone would, for instance, smoke crack!?!, for someone else's art project is beyond me. But fascinating all the same. The photos themselves were part of a real-world gallery show that first saw in a magazine, likely while I was in college in the mid 90s--the project did not originate with a LJ or Flickr post.
The second was an index of pronunciations of proper nouns that I found to substantiate my (correct) assertion that Jim Jarmusch's name is pronounced "JAR-mush" and not "jar-MOOOOSH." But the site indexed many more names--not just of celebrities, but geographic names, literary characters, etc. The list was posted by some librarian group, I believe--but I have no recollection of whether it was the Intergalactic Cabal of Librarians or the Podunk Junior College Reference Librarian Triumvirate.