November 20, 2010

Friend

"Friend" is a short comic that begs to be discussed. [more inside]
posted by Taft at 10:57 PM PST - 40 comments

Glock 21 Torture Test

How much abuse can a Glock 21 take? A lot.
posted by Joe Beese at 10:21 PM PST - 62 comments

Awaiting the hour of reprisal/Your time slips away (only 33 shopping days remain!)

Slayer. Christmas. SLAYER CHRISTMAS LIGHTS LIGHTORAMA. (yt)
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:40 PM PST - 41 comments

Cowabunga, Dudes!

From the always reliable Monster Brains (previously) comes the crossover you've all been waiting for: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. Predator. But wait, there's more (Google translation): Evil Candy Plans, Forbidden Bat-Love, an awesome batmobile, and lots of plain old what the fuck.
posted by gamera at 5:15 PM PST - 21 comments

Frosted Leaf Orion

Frosted Leaf Orion More from Masahiro Miyasaka: Firefly which looks at Milky Way ll Skunk cabbage in a galaxy ll ☆Christmas trees land☆
posted by puny human at 4:55 PM PST - 17 comments

Pop History

Renaissance Man (SLYT) Being One in a Series of Musical Videos wherein Man's History is Elucidated.
posted by khaibit at 3:23 PM PST - 7 comments

vortexlike wormhole of 20th-century American fiction

From the Mixed-Up Files of David Foster Wallace explores the late author's archive at the Harry Ransom Center. [more inside]
posted by jjray at 3:07 PM PST - 31 comments

Helpful Figures

Helpful Figures: Informative infographics on a variety of topics. For example, food: "There are many types of food, some of which are pies, the rest of which should be pies." And DNA: "Humans and computers share 95% of the same DNA."
posted by kmz at 2:50 PM PST - 17 comments

Turkish-Russian graphics at grafikerler.net

Vintage Turkish-Russian advertising posters and graphics | unusual matches and match head sculptures |marbling on grafikerler.net, a Turkish graphic design site worth exploring.
posted by nickyskye at 2:30 PM PST - 7 comments

Gentlemen, France limits enemy parties. Tonight truly barrels us deficits.

HINDSIGHT IS ALWAYS 20/20 is an information art piece. Artist/composer R. Luke DuBois [previously] manipulated the text of individual State of the Union addresses from each presidency, sorting the words according to frequency of use, to generate a Snellen eye chart for each President. [more inside]
posted by Herodios at 2:14 PM PST - 24 comments

Do bears still shit in the woods?

The Pope approves the use of condoms
posted by Artw at 12:27 PM PST - 183 comments

Iron Joss

In 2006, Joss Naylor ran 50 miles up and down seventy Lake District fells, ascending more than 25,000 feet in 21 hours. Not his best performance, but to be fair, he was 70 at the time. Cumbrian shepherd Joss Naylor (warning: Youtube link; Cumbrian accent, impossibly adorable sheepdog) is one of the greatest British athletes most people have never heard of, and perhaps the greatest competitor ever in a sport most people have never heard of either: fell-running. [more inside]
posted by reynir at 12:02 PM PST - 25 comments

¡No Pasaran, Mother Fuckers!

Scottish SF author Hal Duncan tells you It Gets Better. [Work Warning: carpet f-bombing] He has been blogging for a while about SF and social issues, including homophobia and cultural appropriation. A couple of short pieces and some audio files are available in the sidebar on the left of the blog, if you are inclined to check out his writing. If that's too much blog, here is an interview. [It Gets Better previously]
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:47 AM PST - 14 comments

Five minutes with...

Five minutes with AC Grayling, Alain de Botton, Brian Cox and Sir Terry Pratchett.
posted by philipy at 11:39 AM PST - 8 comments

iHub - Tech Incubator in Nairobi

Ushahidi (named after a Swahili word meaning "testimony") (previously) started as a volunteer project to map violence and has developed several crowdsourcing projects, including crowdmap.com. More recently, they have also helped create a tech incubator geekspace in Nairobi, iHub, which opened earlier this year. Another article about iHub with more details about how it works.
posted by rmd1023 at 10:50 AM PST - 5 comments

But You Wouldn't Want to Live There

Perhaps Rochester, New Hampshire isn't the most exciting place on Earth, but that doesn't stop whomever writes the police log.
• 3:12 p.m. — On Winter Street by Fisher fields, two boys battle, neither yields. But a crowd and both the bruisers, disappear before the cruisers.
• 10:32 p.m. — On Tonka Street, a woman asks a neighbor if he needs "to light up" his old Camaro every night as it shakes her trailer. His answer appears to be in the affirmative
• 4:30 p.m. — A pit bull's on the Common, when no dog should ever be
• 5:36 p.m. — Screams erupt on Lafayette, with tinkling glass. A fight? You bet.
posted by yerfatma at 10:47 AM PST - 59 comments

Here on the Battlefield

...and on the battlefield it ends.
posted by lauratheexplorer at 10:18 AM PST - 20 comments

A Faustian Bargain

A Faustian Bargain: perhaps the best defense of the humanities in higher education you will ever read in a peer-reviewed biology journal (or maybe anywhere). [more inside]
posted by activitystory at 5:56 AM PST - 90 comments

Collaborative Insanity

A provocative short essay on design education by Andy Retludge: If you emerge from university today with a web design degree, chances are rather slim that you’re employable as a user experience (UX) or web designer. Maybe you learned a lot of stuff; it’s just probably the wrong stuff. Congratulations, you’ve been defrauded. Hope it didn’t cost you or your parents too much.
posted by parmanparman at 2:55 AM PST - 57 comments