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February 13, 2010
Hungry? Why wait? [TLYT]
Mid-Level Seats at your average NBA game: $40 ea. Eight Watery Beers: $60. Hot Dog: $4. Cheerleader Snack? Om Nom Nom
posted by xorry at 6:45 PM PST - 130 comments

Apples and Oranges
How many oranges does it take to charge an Apple? (A SLYT post, via)
posted by zarq at 6:22 PM PST - 46 comments

Haikea, Poetry for the Furniture of Melancholy
Haiku + IKEA
posted by punkbitch at 5:31 PM PST - 46 comments

The Insects' Christmas
The Insects' Christmas is a short stop-motion animation from 1913. (SLYT)
posted by snsranch at 4:18 PM PST - 13 comments

This is not the time to send out a signal like this in some personal fucking sodcast
For quite some time, I’d wanted to make a screwball comedy. A fast-talking, wildly acclerating ensemble comedy that gets stupider and stupider. I never imagined it would be about a war, and inspired by a very recent war at that. But Simon, Jesse, Tony and I all felt that the more we found out about the dysfunction in Washington and the naivety in London leading up to the Iraq invasion, the more obvious it was that the only way to deal accurately and fairly with this topic was as a screwball comedy. - The Oscar nominated script for In The Loop, with an introduction by writer Armando Iannucci.
posted by Artw at 3:51 PM PST - 33 comments

Johnson vs. Johnston
London's transport system has a visual identity instantly recognised (and often imitated) around the world, of which a key part is Edward Johnston's typeface, originally designed for the London Underground. (Previously.) However, this may not be the case for much longer; the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has revealed plans to give all official London bodies a unified identity, based on that of the Visit London tourism campaign. There is already a Facebook group protesting the proposal.
posted by acb at 3:45 PM PST - 36 comments

Keep firing, Assholes!
This is hi-speed video of a mosquito getting killed by a laser.
posted by Jon_Evil at 2:12 PM PST - 112 comments

Geek chic
Meet Barbie the Computer Engineer... Barbie, the favorite of little girls everywhere, has been a teenage fashion model, concert pianist, astronaut and even a Miss America. But now there’s a new Barbie, with glasses and a Bluetooth earpiece, and boasting of being a computer engineer. Oh... and five things to make her more realistic.
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 2:04 PM PST - 53 comments

We are the Children
We Are the World 25 for Haiti reprises the original on its 25-year anniversary, with an 81-member chorus including Pink, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Nick Jonas, LL Cool J, Robin Thicke, Celine Dion... [more inside]
posted by swift at 11:49 AM PST - 104 comments

Indie over outie
Nitsuh Abebe gives a narrative for a decade of indie.
posted by klangklangston at 9:53 AM PST - 54 comments

Press On Regardless
The huge tanker smashed into the Princess Taiping at 20 knots, violently heaving the vessel out of the water, cleaving it in two. It did not stop to aid the 12 crew members it had thrown overboard and scattered across the night. Most of the crew, injured and in shock, clung to the partially submerged stern, praying for rescue. Masao Kinjo, a Japanese sailboat racer, found himself alone, far from his shipmates. The resolute mariner rigged the broken foremast on the front half of the ship and set sail for home. [more inside]
posted by Cobalt at 7:35 AM PST - 51 comments

Four more blocks, plus the one in my brain.
Fifty-one Elliott Smith cover songs.
posted by holdkris99 at 3:47 AM PST - 31 comments

Small Trades of Salonica
At the American Farm School historical records they have a large collection of postcards. In amongst them are these small sketches of local traders.
posted by tellurian at 2:43 AM PST - 16 comments

One Button Bob
This game uses only one button (your mouse button). It's up to you to work out what it'll do.
posted by Effigy2000 at 2:23 AM PST - 44 comments

Lego trains!
Lego trains! "What you say?" Lego trains! "Say it again!" Lego trains! "I can't hear you!" Lego trains! "That's what I'm talkin' about!"
posted by e-man at 12:07 AM PST - 26 comments