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December 25, 2008
Room 747
A narrated slideshow tour of Stockholm's Jumbo Hostel, which is inside a remodelled Boeing 747. The engine pods will be each become a room for two. Opens January 15th.
posted by Rumple at 10:32 PM PST - 7 comments

Jesus Christ Dinosaur
The Jesus Christ dinosaur hypothesis for the evolution of flight (PDF).
posted by homunculus at 8:50 PM PST - 40 comments

Fantastic art by John Jude Palencar
Just some cool dark fantasy art by John Jude Palencar, including covers for Lovecraft, de Lint, Tolkien and other popular books.
posted by mediareport at 6:04 PM PST - 11 comments

Punkcast
Punkcast is a long running series of videos of live underground music in NYC shot by Joly MacFie. Each video is usually one song. The Internet Archive hosts its videos and offers downloads in a variety of formats. MacFie also has a YouTube channel with 480 videos and a video podcast [iTunes link, feedburner link]. Here are a few bands that caught my fancy: The Icicles and The Besties, The Slits (1, 2 ), Andrew W. K., Oneida (1, 2), The Long Blondes, The Gossip, Acid Mothers Temple & Cosmic Inferno, Art Brut, Be Your Own Pet, Cansei de Ser Sexy, Lesbians on Ecstasy, The Fall, Fred Frith, Rose Melberg and Jennifer O'Connor, The Horrors, The Homosexuals, Bat for Lashes, Radio 4 and Teddybears, Kimya Dawson and Tiny Masters of Today, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Nikki Sudden.
posted by Kattullus at 6:00 PM PST - 12 comments

How much of what you read can you trust?
Dave's Web of Lies. There is a lot of information available on the World Wide Web. Not all of it is as it seems. Everywhere you look there is out-of-date information, popular misconceptions, and even mistruths presented as fact. Random lie is your friend. [more inside]
posted by netbros at 5:37 PM PST - 41 comments

The one saying "idiot" is the idiot!
Poor Cirno - she just can't get a break: Her math class was a failure, she has a hard time telling a crush how she feels, and everyone calls her an idiot. [more inside]
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:15 PM PST - 30 comments

Eartha Kitt - Rest In Peace
Eartha Kitt, The Pur-r-rfect Woman dies at 81 The Real Catwoman once described as "The Most Exciting Woman in the World". And no Christmas mix is complete without her rendition of "Santa Baby". Thank you Miss Kitt .
posted by somnambulist at 2:56 PM PST - 104 comments

My deity is at least 16-bits
8-bit Jesus is a free CD of Christmas classics, done in 8-bit style by the fantastic Doctor Octoroc. [via]
posted by patr1ck at 2:40 PM PST - 10 comments

Ghislian Poirier Wants You to Beat Up Your Own Remix
Ghislain Poirier wants you to "Beat Up Your Own Remix" (Don't forget to hit record!)
posted by geos at 1:23 PM PST - 8 comments

Good will to all men
A christmas message from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
posted by Artw at 12:51 PM PST - 94 comments

You have questions, strangers have answers.
Dial-a-Stranger: When you don't know who to turn to... Turn to who you don't know. The creation of Zachary Kent and Mercedes Martinez. It's not at all like AskMeFi.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:21 PM PST - 4 comments

Where boats go to die.
This is a city of ShipBreakers.
posted by allkindsoftime at 12:04 PM PST - 28 comments

Harold Pinter's curtain call
Harold Pinter has died, the BBC reports If you don't know about him it is worth getting acquainted. This is a sad day for literature, but at least he had a good innings.
posted by The Salaryman at 6:11 AM PST - 53 comments