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December 26, 2009
Defending the nation from temptation
Air force personnel stole Malaysian fighter jet engine(s) from a military warehouse to sell on the black market abroad. Chaos ensues. Humour lurks. Rumours fly. Previously.
posted by infini at 9:14 PM PST - 30 comments

Krisma Italo Disco
Gott Gott Elektron "Krisma (formerly Chrisma) is an Italian musical New Wave - electronic group founded by Maurizio Arcieri and Christina Moser in 1976. That year, the couple moved from Milan to London to record "U" and " Amore" with the producer Nico Papathanassiou and his brother Vangelis. Their collaboration with Papathanassiou and Vangelis continued through 1978. During this time, the duo recorded the album "Chinese Restaurant." The single "Lola" entered the Top 10. During the promotional tour for Chinese Restaurant, Maurizio was known to perform a trick onstage in which he appeared to cut off his finger with a razor. The trick, referred to as a "finger job," attracted considerable press attention." Nothing To Do With The Dog::Samora Club::I'm Not In Love::
posted by vronsky at 9:08 PM PST - 7 comments

Blame It on the Pop
DJ Earworm releases for download his mashup of the year's top hits, according to Billboard. [more inside]
posted by estlin at 8:05 PM PST - 50 comments

Metaphotography.
Metaphotography. Dozens of photos of famous photographers with their cameras at the ready. Sometimes the most fascinating subjects are those behind the camera. And look at those cameras, too! (Text in Spanish, occasional nudity.)
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:24 PM PST - 23 comments

Backyard Jet Engines
Are your neighbors this tolerant? Backyard Jet Engines. Part II.
posted by pjern at 5:24 PM PST - 31 comments

Glenn Gould plays the Goldberg Variations
Glenn Gould plays Clavier Ubung bestehend in einer ARIA mit verschiedenen Veraenderungen vors Clavicimbal mit 2 Manualen - also known as the Goldberg Variations. (previously)
posted by Joe Beese at 3:33 PM PST - 44 comments

Running the Goat
In 2002 the tiny Newfoundland fishing village of Harbour Deep shut down. It was never able to survive the 1992 closure of the in-shore cod fishery. But the 350 year old history and spirit of the village has survived in the form of a dance called Running the Goat. In a brilliant radio documentary (link is an .m3u), Chris Brooks captures the stories and the sentiments about the dance and what it means for traditional culture in Newfoundland. [more inside]
posted by salishsea at 2:19 PM PST - 12 comments

Too much of a good thing?
Pellagra is an awful disease. Its symptoms are the four D's -- diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and death, unpleasant by anyone's standards. Caused by a deficiency in niacin, pellagra is uncommon in developed nations thanks to the fortification of bread products with niacin. But could excess niacin be causing the rapid rise in type II diabetes? [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte at 9:28 AM PST - 31 comments

Why Are People Always Having Sex With Dragons In Science Fiction?
[NSFW] Why Are People Always Having Sex With Dragons In Science Fiction?
posted by jason's_planet at 9:17 AM PST - 159 comments

It's more than endorphins.
Legend has it that Phidippedes ran 26 miles to Athens from Marathon to announce the success of the Athenian army's surprise suicide attack against the far larger Persian army, starting a grand tradition: Dying during marathons. [more inside]
posted by minimii at 8:43 AM PST - 28 comments

What an RC plane sees when you shoot fireworks at it.
Planes, fireworks, and....AC/DC! An expensive RC plane and a crapload of fireworks is a great way to spend a late afternoon. (SLGM)
posted by shockingbluamp at 8:14 AM PST - 24 comments

It's easy to judge his actions and ignore what led to them
I am Tiger Woods
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:10 AM PST - 169 comments

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the propo
It’s hard to argue that 2009 wasn’t the year of Twitter. [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:20 AM PST - 120 comments

Don't hate the hammer
Learn to use the HDR photography method effectively. [more inside]
posted by Soupisgoodfood at 4:11 AM PST - 46 comments