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August 31, 2010

PencilFace . With an eraser on the end. There's more: My piano lesson Heartwarming. You'll hold your breath until the end. Love hurts Over and over again.

August 30, 2010

Hooded figures are a new category , with glowy magic castle swords down.

August 27, 2010

"All of the evidence points toward a conclusion that the sun is "communicating" with radioactive isotopes on Earth." Apparently solar radiation (of some type--probably neutrinos but nobody knows for sure) affects the inner workings of certain Earthly atoms. more inside

August 26, 2010

Turkmenbashi's revolving golden statue removed from plinth in Ashgabat Everyone knows about the excesses of Saparmurat Niyazov, aka Turkmenbashi, former post-Soviet dictator of Turkmenistan. His 90m-high, golden, sun-tracking statue was removed from its plinth today, four years after the dictator's death. more inside

August 24, 2010

It's Still Too Early for 90s Nostalgia... and it may NOT really be the "Top 50 Music Videos of the 1990s" (it's a Pitchfork list, they never get it quite right) but it's still a fine collection. Feel free to leave links to the obvious ones it missed... more inside

August 23, 2010

A group of Danish "Something Awful" members have built what they call "the world's largest amateur space rocket". (pictures at link) They're going to launch it 'at sea' next week from an equally home-made platform after towing it out using the submarine they built last year. Now THAT's a hobby.

August 22, 2010

Coon songs were once popular. Today they are viewed as negative. Usually performed by white vaudeville performers in blackface, they made fun of an oppressed people at the turn of the century... more inside

August 21, 2010

How to tell when your boss is lying more inside

August 20, 2010

Things Organized Neatly In a web filling up with tumblr blogs of pictures of stuff, this is the most Obsessive-Compulsive ever. Please wash your hands before AND after visiting.
Is My Husband GAY? Handy tips to tell if your husband is a homersekshual, like: does he go to Asia too often, or does he enjoy pop culture a little too much, or is he feigning interest in Church-going? He might just be that way! more inside
The Aphorisms of Charlie Chan Almost 500 from 40-some movies in their original stereotypically semi-broken English. Some are restatements or rephrasings of older sayings ("A fool and his money never become old acquaintances"), some are totally plot-related ("Good policy to have murderer consider detective dope") and some are rather offensive - and not just racially ("A woman not made for heavy thinking, but should always decorate scene like blossom of plum") but some are gems of not-expressed-enough wisdom (my faves follow) more inside

August 19, 2010

Bears, Dog Food and Marijuana [newsfilter]
AP Standards Center issues staff advisory on covering New York City mosque Even the Associated Press (a media dinosaur I have taken to calling the "AssPress") knows what's bull$#*!

August 14, 2010

Brainless slime mould makes decisions like humans. [Via]
129,864,880 tomes (and one turkey probe).

August 12, 2010

Jaroslav Šerých, a Czech illustrator, has done some fantastic illustrations for books of fairy tales from Japan, Indonesia and other cultures. [Via]

August 10, 2010

How Evolution Gave Us The Human Edge.

August 08, 2010

Tom Mankiewicz has died. If you like 70s Bond, you've enjoyed Tom Mankiewicz's work. He wrote "Live and Let Die," and "The Man With the Golden Gun," and "Diamonds Are Forever." Mediageek says it has a version of his script for "Batman." more inside

August 07, 2010

Arnold Schwarzenegger is gay ... more inside

August 06, 2010

Tarzan Skills: How to Swim, Dive, Climb, and Swing Like the Lord of the Apes.