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November 29, 2010
Enter a quote, get the movie and time it showed up...
Amazing movie quote search engine subzin is pretty simple, but pretty amazing. Put in your favorite quote from a movie, and it'll find the movie and the exact time it appears in the movie and links to Neflix if available (via df). [more inside]
posted by mathowie at 10:10 PM PST - 106 comments

WFMU: Why? Because we have to.
Keep WFMU Aloft! [SLYT / MetaFodder / Helium Huffing / Absolute Zero Freezing / Suffocation in Deep Space] [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:32 PM PST - 32 comments

the guiro makes it
DECONSTRUCTING ‘GIMME SHELTER’: LISTEN TO THE ISOLATED TRACKS OF THE ROLLING STONES IN THE STUDIO
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:14 PM PST - 121 comments

Remind me to never make assumptions again...
Steve Tucker met a woman at a nightclub in Canberra, made an extreme effort to find her, and was then ridiculed by the Australian media and most of the general public when his email went viral. But there's a backstory that gives a whole new perspective. [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 at 5:09 PM PST - 168 comments

Crack Flying
Jeebus this is thrilling (SLYT)
posted by lonemantis at 3:26 PM PST - 72 comments

The Sound Of The Social Network
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Ren Klyce discuss the use of music in, and the development of the score for, David Fincher's The Social Network. (Vimeo, 45m)
posted by hippybear at 3:14 PM PST - 33 comments

List of commercial airliner bombings.
This list of commercial airliner bombings appears in the Ask a Rocket Scientist section of Aerospaceweb.org. It presents a comprehensive and descriptive catalog of 86 bombings and attempted bombings since 1933, 54 of which resulted in fatalities, and offers some information that might be relevant to the question of airline security.
posted by washburn at 2:59 PM PST - 45 comments

"Captain America! Stop! It's IMPOSSIBLE for you to eat your shield!" "If I don't, Bucky, I'LL DIE!"
Kerry Callen imagines What if DC published Marvel characters in the 1960's?, then follows up with What if DC published 1970's Marvel characters in the 1960's?. Bonus silliness: Galactus' Helmet Just Gets Happier and Happier!
posted by Artw at 2:49 PM PST - 37 comments

My body is floating in space
Jessica Harrison makes art (photos, sculpture) primarily about the body.
posted by klangklangston at 2:39 PM PST - 13 comments

How to make Google beatbox for you
How to make Google beatbox for you. shorter version: go here, hit listen.
posted by juv3nal at 2:21 PM PST - 65 comments

Japanimation in a very large nutshell
Every Anime Opening Ever Made (an admittedly exaggerated title) is a SLYT romp through the repeating themes in 93 different opening sequences, compiled by Derek Lieu (via Neatorama) [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:48 PM PST - 34 comments

With a bullet.
David Lynch drops a hot new single.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:43 PM PST - 34 comments

"The moment they click that shutter, the magic is there. And that's what I look for."
"When I look for images, I look for something that makes you almost uncomfortable in your own skin—something that makes you observe more intently," Foster says. "That's when I know I have something that's more than just a snapshot." John Foster is a graphic design and communications professional by day, and joined by his wife as collectors of "vernacular photographs" by night. Their collected photographs have been featured at art galleries and museums, and John has worked with others to curate outsider art shows. If that wasn't enough, his collections extend beyond found photos, as previsusly featured on the blue (and as inspiration for another post).
posted by filthy light thief at 1:25 PM PST - 10 comments

Lebron Rise
Should I be who you want me to be? We wanted you to be who you said you'd be. Maybe you're just making excuses. (previously)
posted by Avenger50 at 1:03 PM PST - 60 comments

Look at this fucking two-hundred-year-old hipster
The Incroyables and the Merveilleuses were the height of rebellious (or, depending on how you look at it, reactionary) aristocratic fashion in France in the late eighteenth century, following the revolutionary reign of terror. Blastmilk has a gallery depicting some of these achingly hip young dandies and dandettes, showing off their preposterous bonnets, preposterous hats and preposterous lapels.
posted by Dim Siawns at 12:56 PM PST - 29 comments

Profile of a Young Somali
The Washington Post profiles a patriotic and radicalized 22 year old Somali man, Abdul Qadir Mohammed. (Single link Washington Post)
posted by bearwife at 12:44 PM PST - 16 comments

Staggering cache of Picassos turns up in France
Staggering Cache Of Picassos Turns Up In France. A retired French electrician and his wife say they stashed hundreds of never-before-seen works [in French at Libération, who broke the story] estimated to be worth at least $80 million in their garage. The works are believed to be authentic, but it's not quite clear how they came to be in the couple's possession.
posted by nickyskye at 11:29 AM PST - 66 comments

Fous ta cagoule!
Fatal, the story of a country bumpkin from Savoie who passes himself off as a streetwise rapper. In reality the satirical creation of Michäel Youn, the French equivalent of Andy Samberg or Sacha Baron Cohen, rap group Fatal Bazooka have already had worldwide European success with Fous Ta Cagoule (an exhortation to attire oneself properly on the ski slopes - English lyrics here) and Parle à Ma Main, featuring Yelle. Other work includes Mauvaise Foi Nocturne and the Sean Paul/Benny Benassi/Eric Prydz-inspired J'aime Trop Ton Boule. Youn is also responsible for the familiar-sounding Comme de Connards and the completely nonsensical Stach Stach which was the number one single in France for almost four months.
posted by djgh at 11:21 AM PST - 14 comments

Obama proposes pay freeze
Obama proposes two year pay freeze for all civilian federal employees. The freeze would save $2 billion in the current 2011 fiscal year, $28 billion over the next five years, and more than $60 billion over 10 years, according to the White House. The freeze would require congressional approval.
posted by Bonzai at 10:38 AM PST - 356 comments

"She loses her beautiful self ..."
Natasha Shneider was a Russian musician and actress, best known for her work in the band Eleven and with Queens of the Stone Age. She lost her battle with cancer in July of 2008, at the age of 52. Now, her husband of 25 years and bandmate Alain Johannes has released his solo debut album "Spark," a tribute to her. [more inside]
posted by jbickers at 10:10 AM PST - 6 comments

Can't get to the zoo?
PenguinCams!: Edinburgh Zoo (Via) / Galveston: Moody Gardens / Maryland Zoo / Montreal Biodome / San Diego Seaworld / Sedwick County Zoo: Cessna Cove / Station Gars O’Higgins (Antarctica) / Tennessee Aquarium [more inside]
posted by zarq at 10:10 AM PST - 18 comments

Temporary Contemporary Carpets
Need a new rug? Behold: The pasta carpet, the toy soldier carpet, the plastic fork carpet, and others at We Make Carpets.
posted by Xurando at 7:07 AM PST - 32 comments

Just a list of non hetero comic book characters
The 25 Awesomest LGBTQ Comic Book Characters
posted by nomadicink at 7:03 AM PST - 90 comments

Irvin Kershner, 1923-2010
Irvin Kershner isn't a household name. Often incorrectly billed as Irving, Ervin, or Irwin, the director's filmography includes such films as the uninspiring sequel Robocop 2, the subpar "unofficial" James Bond film Never Say Never Again, and The Luck of Ginger Coffey, which, according to Kershner's site has in recent years become a cult film, but whose cult status is hardly evident elsewhere on the internet. So why should we care that Irvin Kershner has just died at age 78? Kershner directed the best of the Star Wars movies, and one of the best "second act" films ever, The Empire Strikes Back. Just before he died, Kershner spoke with Vanity Fair about the film, 30 years after its release in 1980.
posted by ocherdraco at 6:53 AM PST - 64 comments

Rufous Hummingbird
The Rufous Hummingbird measures only 4-inches, but it can pack a lot of beauty into that small package. Often described as "feisty," it weighs just a little more than a penny. With a migratory range of 1500 km, the Rufous has the longest known avian migration proportional to its size.
posted by alms at 6:02 AM PST - 31 comments

Tymar lives!
Speak With Monsters -- A comic about the most interesting parts of D&D. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 5:09 AM PST - 35 comments

Winnie the Pooh mental disorders
Winnie the Pooh mental disorders
posted by Joe in Australia at 4:08 AM PST - 47 comments

Lucio Bubacco
Lucio Bubacco is a master of the stunningly beautiful art of lampworked Venetian glass. His large freestanding work covers themes such as devils and mythology, Carnival, divine history, and sexual transgression [Potentially NSFW].* [more inside]
posted by Ahab at 2:27 AM PST - 12 comments