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February 3, 2012
This is the perfect recipe for those of you who like to enjoy a big bowl of macaroni and cheese for dinner and absolutely nothing else. It’s beautifully flavored, creamy, cheesy, and with the smokey bite of crisp salty bacon on top?? Oh man, you guys are in for a treat — I’m not even kidding. It’s amazing. (previously)
posted by Trurl at 7:48 PM PST - 113 comments
It's On The Ceiling!
1. d100 Swords of Damocles
2. City of the Intellectual Bats
3. Manhole-like trap door to maintenance level
4. Tapestry of webs depicting events in spider history
5. Stalactite pueblo dwellers: evil dungeon fairies
6. Adventurers impaled on barbed spikes
7. The furniture: nailed up by prankster
8. Alarming amount of dripping water and muddy seepage
9. Pulsating illumination from strange glass tubes in metal fixtures
11. Eyes (d1000)
12. Hand-chiseled diagram of dungeon level
This and many other useful tables for DM improvisation at The Dungeon Dozen
. New table every day!
posted by JHarris at 5:46 PM PST - 22 comments
"They stuck me at P.S.A. 7 in the South Bronx," he said, referring to Police Service Area No. 7 in the department’s housing bureau. "They cover all the housing projects in that area." It was dangerous work, performing vertical patrols — marching up and down staircases — watching for drug deals, responding to violent fights and domestic brawls, and worse.
Two years passed, and Officer Bolfo brought something else to work, along with his radio and his gun. A camera
posted by swift at 9:30 AM PST - 34 comments
How the Brain Reveals Why We Buy.
"Most of us know that branding palpably influences our choices and shopping habits, but researchers suspect that branding can also fundamentally change the way we comprehend sense impressions.
At least that is the obvious conclusion to be drawn from the only (so far) classic study in neuromarketing, a fascinating study of what can be called the Pepsi paradox. " [more inside]
posted by marienbad at 8:35 AM PST - 23 comments
Sometimes, adding bandwidth can actually hurt rather than help. Most people have no idea what they can do about bufferbloat.
posted by DU at 8:09 AM PST - 25 comments
Competitive eater, Takeru Kobayashi, set a new record today
, devouring 337 wings in a scant thirty minutes, at Wing Bowl XX (wiki)
Every wonder how he prepares for these events
Kobi thought it was right for his body to eat at least 200 wings every day he's been in Philly for the entire week leading up to the big competition on February 3rd -- aside from today, when he’ll eat like a “normal person” to rest his throat for tomorrow. You do the math and Kobi will have eaten well over 1,000 wings this week. That's before the competition even starts. [more inside]
posted by yeoz at 8:08 AM PST - 49 comments
On February 6th, the infamous Westboro Baptist Church is planning a protest
at Clayton High School in St Louis because of their support of the LGBT student body. The counter protest, however, has taken the form of a fund raising opportunity. [more inside]
posted by deanklear at 6:36 AM PST - 42 comments
If you've been procrastinating on cleaning your monitor or laptop screen, the game Where's the Pixel
just might be the encouragement you've been waiting for.
posted by Deathalicious at 4:57 AM PST - 33 comments