December 27, 2009

"Three pounds forty and some tobacco"

The complete archive of International Times, which launched a revolution in underground publishing in the UK and paved the way for Oz (of the School Kids special fame) (previously) and a whole string of british underground zines, a heritage that Alan Moores new zine Dodgem Logic very much calls upon.
posted by Artw at 8:09 PM PST - 8 comments

How much wood would a wood clock clock?

A digital clock made of wood and operated by 70 workers for one continuous 24-hour period. "Even though the workers are trying hard to construct every single minute, they are constantly on the verge of failing."
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 8:08 PM PST - 35 comments

Tremé

Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans premieres Thursday, January 29 on PBS. Faubourg Tremé is considered the oldest black neighborhood in America, the origin of the southern civil rights movement and the birthplace of jazz. Trailer for Faubourg Tremé
posted by nola at 6:59 PM PST - 14 comments

The Regime Reels

Kosoof—Arash Ashoorinia's Photography —including today's Ashura protests in Iran. [more inside]
posted by netbros at 10:46 AM PST - 19 comments

Top 10 Sexy Geeks - 2010

This year's Top 10 Sexy Geeks
posted by serazin at 10:28 AM PST - 181 comments

Bow Ties: Dapper, Fusty, or Both?

Research has shown that people think men who wear bow ties are fidgety, dull, and "a little weird", but that never stopped the likes of Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, or NFL linebacker Dhani Jones. [more inside]
posted by usonian at 9:56 AM PST - 78 comments

Eat your heart out, Tom Delay

For serious Poli Sci junkies only: the Swing State Project is holding a contest for best redistricting of New York, using the nerdtastic Dave's Redistricting App. (Requires Silverlight, reading instructions highly recommended.) [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:07 AM PST - 14 comments

The End Of Time

Over the Christmas holidays the BBC is showing a double episode of the television series Doctor Who... [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:49 AM PST - 257 comments