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High resolution images of The Garden of Earthly Delights

Hieronymus Bosch's amazing painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Exceptional detail, zoom in or out inside the painting. There are many stories hidden behind the images inside the painting. Click on the white text boxes to listen to and/or read the stories. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye at 3:26 PM Feb 6 2016 - 36 comments [160 favorites]

Down these mean streets a man must go

Full cast radio adaptations of The Big Sleep, The Lady in the Lake, Farewell My Lovely, The Long Goodbye, The High Window, and three more Raymond Chandler mysteries. Starring Toby Stephens as Philip Marlowe.
posted by Iridic at 12:07 PM Feb 5 2016 - 32 comments [97 favorites]

JET SET RADIOOOOOOOOOOOO

This internet radio station plays music from the Jet Set Radio soundtracks and music that would fit perfectly in them. Real-life Jet Set Radio!
posted by DoctorFedora at 4:57 PM Feb 7 2016 - 34 comments [85 favorites]

How could I have known that murder could sometimes smell like FREE NOIR?

60 Free Film Noir movies, courtesy of MetaFilter favorite Open Culture.
posted by MoonOrb at 7:20 PM Feb 9 2016 - 16 comments [85 favorites]

one weird trick that makes a novel addictive

Catherine Nichols on the technique of adaptation. [more inside]
posted by flex at 1:24 PM Feb 8 2016 - 24 comments [84 favorites]

FUCK ME I MADE PLANS TONIGHT

this is what happens when i stay up 5 hours and 13 minutes past my bedtime [from bitches gotta eat]
posted by desjardins at 3:53 PM Feb 6 2016 - 87 comments [70 favorites]

A Questionable Business Plan

Buymeonce.com is a website that sells things you should only have to buy once, because they have a lifetime guarantee, lifetime repairs, or are just very well made.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 8:00 PM Feb 8 2016 - 91 comments [66 favorites]

HTML V = IR

Paul Falstad's stable of science and engineering visualizations has been MeFi-celebrated as recently as 2005 and 2006. Sadly, with Java applets on death's door, they're largely inaccessible today. What remains? A lovingly HTML-Fived and expanded electronic circuit simulator, a gleaming key to understanding hundreds of different circuits and components. [more inside]
posted by tss at 4:03 PM Feb 7 2016 - 10 comments [59 favorites]

What is a dungeon?

WRITE YOUR OWN FANTASY GAME FOR YOUR MICROCOMPUTER (PDF) is a beautifully illustrated guide to programming (what else) fantasy roleplaying games on early personal computer hardware, along with its companion WRITE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE PROGRAMS (also PDF), covering text adventures. Hat tip to the game design Tumblr Put Games Here for the original link. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 5:19 AM Feb 9 2016 - 28 comments [55 favorites]

Folding and securing paper to function as its own enclosure

‘Letterlocking refers to the folding and securing of any writing surface (such as papyrus, parchment, and paper) to function as its own enclosure.’ In their YouTube channel, Jana Dambrogio of MIT Libraries and her colleagues demonstrate a number of letterlocking techniques, from a simple method used by Russian soldiers in WWII, to more elaborate and ‘secure’ schemes employed by the likes of John Donne, Constanijn Huygens, Elizabeth Stuart and Queen Elizabeth I. [more inside]
posted by misteraitch at 6:11 AM Feb 10 2016 - 13 comments [53 favorites]

afrofuturism from the past

The Princess Steel, W. E. B. Du Bois's recently-discovered SF story. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:12 PM Feb 7 2016 - 6 comments [52 favorites]

The best website in the world.

Trump Donald: This is absolutely tremendous.
posted by Guy Dudeman at 11:30 AM Feb 4 2016 - 60 comments [45 favorites]

Are You Poor, or Just Broke?

There’s a big difference between sharing a Netflix account and struggling to make ends meet. There’s a big difference between not being able to order a pizza or go out with your friends and not being able to pay the bills. And there’s a huge difference between being destitute and being strapped for cash. (slEverydayFeminism) [more inside]
posted by Kitteh at 10:45 AM Feb 8 2016 - 89 comments [45 favorites]

Formation

New Beyoncé video
posted by Artw at 3:11 PM Feb 6 2016 - 231 comments [43 favorites]

Dignified housing at an affordable price

"For over a decade, architecture students at Rural Studio, Auburn University's design-build program in a tiny town in West Alabama, have worked on a nearly impossible problem. How do you design a home that someone living below the poverty line can afford, but that anyone would want—while also providing a living wage for the local construction team that builds it?" Now Rural Studio has a prototype it's trying to bring to market, and it's hitting its biggest challenge yet: how to fit its small, efficient, inexpensive houses into an infrastructure that has no place for them.
posted by sciatrix at 10:44 AM Feb 5 2016 - 69 comments [42 favorites]

Pink Prepping: On pitching disaster readiness to women

Lisa Bedford's "Survival Mom" blog, which aims to help women, and especially mothers, be ready for a myriad of possible disasters, is "part of the new accessible, female-oriented, and, crucially, logical face of prepping. Even that word — prepping — makes it sound like an extension of performing responsible motherhood: like scheduling your kid’s dentist appointments ahead of time or making sure to take get your Christmas card ready in October. ... [and] Bedford’s advice feels more and more common sense." Anne Helen Petersen, "What to Expect When You're Expecting the Collapse of Society" (SLBuzzfeed). [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes at 12:53 PM Feb 6 2016 - 143 comments [41 favorites]

"The cognitive dissonance was wildly uncomfortable."

How 26 tweets broke my filter bubble -- B. J. May was just an ordinary Javascript developer from Middle America until a series of tweets by Marco Rogers helped him discover a wider world outside his whitebread bubble.
posted by MartinWisse at 1:09 AM Feb 9 2016 - 33 comments [40 favorites]

Jian Ghomeshi made me remember all the times I was sexually violated

In October 2014, eight women came forward to the Toronto Star stating that well-known CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi had assaulted them. [Previously on Metafilter] As the case against Ghomeshi finally went to trial this month, it has prompted criticism over the way the defense has treated the women testifying against him. Canadian radio host and therapist Svea Vikander has decided to share her personal experiences of sexual harassment and assault, one for each day of February: "This trial is not only about a man who violated the four women pressing charges, but about whether we, as a society, trust women who tell...It's personal for me...But I can't not do it. The Ghomeshi scandal has one hell of an undertow." [more inside]
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 8:40 AM Feb 9 2016 - 193 comments [40 favorites]

Female Script Intros

"JANE (late 20s) sits hunched over a microscope. She’s attractive, but too much of a professional to care about her appearance." Hollywood producer retweets actual intros for female characters in actual proposed scripts.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:33 AM Feb 10 2016 - 101 comments [40 favorites]

The cat's name is Haku

Jun cooks Fluffy Omurice
Jun cooks Koi fish sushi
Jun cooks Chicken Nanban
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posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 5:57 PM Feb 5 2016 - 28 comments [39 favorites]

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