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October 10, 2010
Call it a soundtrack to your thoughts.
One Hello World is a collection of voicemail set to music. In a sort of This American Life meets Post Secret twist, these messages cover life, love, death, and just about anything else you can think of.
posted by mewithoutyou at 11:04 PM PST - 3 comments

rock me baby
BB, Eric, Jim, and Buddy If this doesn't get your head nodding, nothing will.
posted by HuronBob at 9:42 PM PST - 12 comments

End this war Mr. Obama!!!
Last Wednesday, October 6, a panel of speakers from a variety of political positions met antiwar activists at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in San Francisco to discuss how to build a consensus to end the war in Afghanistan. The speakers included Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame, Antiwar.com’s Angela Keaton, Republican congressional candidate John Dennis, labor leader Michael Eisenscher, and radio talk show host Karel. The moderator was Jeff Johnson of PeacePundit.com, and included remarks by Unitarian Church leaders Dolores Perez Priem, Sandra Schwartz, Jeremiah Halliday, and Louis Vitale, and Anthony Gregory of the Independent Institute. (via) Daniel Ellsberg - part I - part II - part III [more inside]
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 9:35 PM PST - 12 comments

I Must Not Write All Over The Walls.
Banksy's Simpsons opening.
posted by empath at 7:47 PM PST - 163 comments

That 70's Porn
Vintage porn pics, with the actors removed. Also, The Promulgator has a similar idea. Probably NSFW despite the censoring, mostly owing to the hideous decor. [more inside]
posted by bwg at 7:03 PM PST - 33 comments

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Katy Perry - Peacock (Chatroulette Version)
posted by cjorgensen at 6:34 PM PST - 66 comments

When Worlds Collide
IMAGINE THAT THIS MINUTE, ON THIS STATION, YOU RECEIVED WORD THAT WE HAD MADE CONTACT WITH A CIVILIZATION ON ANOTHER PLANET. THE CLOSEST THING IN HUMAN HISTORY TO SUCH AN EVENT TOOK PLACE IN 1493 WHEN NEWS REACHED EUROPE THAT COLUMBUS HAD ENCOUNTERED A NEW WORLD.
posted by Brent Parker at 4:35 PM PST - 74 comments

Rendez-vous auf den Champs-Elysées
In 1957, the year of the Treaty of Rome, founding the European Economic Community and setting the aim of an "ever closer union", the national railway companies of West Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy and Holland (later joined by Belgium and Spain) launched the Trans Europ Express, a joint network of first-class-only international trains for business travellers. [more inside]
posted by Skeptic at 3:37 PM PST - 14 comments

Abe Books' Weird Book Room
The Weird Book Room at AbeBooks.com l Their Weird Travel Books l Weird Cookbooks l Bonus links: Une Semaine de Bonté – Max Ernst’s Surreal Masterpiece and their Codex Seraphinianus page.
posted by nickyskye at 1:56 PM PST - 25 comments

For anyone making the plunge, Miller has advice: “Bring water. And wear sweatpants.”
The next day, Sunday, I spent almost nine hours immersed in Robert Lepage’s marathon play, Lipsynch, at the Bluma Appel Theatre, which was part of Luminato. You tell people you’ve just spent nine hours watching a play conducted in four languages (with projected sur-titles) and they think you’ve undergone an endurance test, made a heroic sacrifice for art. On the contrary. There was no suffering(5 minutes of [enthusiastic] standing and clapping). The time flew by. It was like taking your brain on a luxurious cruise. Or spending the day in an art spa, basking in mind massages and sensory wraps. Maybe it was high art but the ascent was effortless: because Lepage did all the work for you, it was experienced as pure entertainment. [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation at 1:30 PM PST - 6 comments

Watch this video, or stay cold all winter. Your choice.
Allie Brosh explains how to put on a coat. Extremely descriptive step by step process on how to put on a coat, complete with cautionary tips, from Hyperbole and a Half's Allie Brosh.
posted by sweetkid at 11:22 AM PST - 49 comments

Geoengineering
The current American Scholar has a good article on geoengineering, latest greatest solution to the climate crisis (or not). (And see geoengineering and the new climate denialism previously).
posted by JL Sadstone at 11:10 AM PST - 31 comments

Knight of the Round Table
Are you feeling blue? Suffer from insomnia? Need career advice? Have dietary concerns? Want to know more about sex? Wonder how the market is doing and your finances? Never fear, Sweet Old Bob is here
posted by timsteil at 8:36 AM PST - 15 comments

"You don't believe in God? Really?" Then I took out my pistol, and shot him.
The trick is to give without looking to receive - to give of yourself to your family, your friends, your community, and the world community with love. The King of Rock and Soul Solomon Burke, Archbishop of the House of God For All People and member of the Hall of Fame died on a plane (2) after arriving in Amsterdam. [more inside]
posted by ersatz at 6:01 AM PST - 47 comments

Ten Ten Ten
The Coalition of the Willing is a broad movement that began with an animated short about open source culture and the role it could play against global warming. Today, on 10th October 2010, people at 7347 events in 188 countries are getting to work on the climate crisis at the 10/10/10 Work Party. [via Appropedia] Previously
posted by The Lady is a designer at 2:47 AM PST - 50 comments