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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 - 26 comments [98 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 - 54 comments [34 favorites]

LSD: My Life-Saving Drug

When a freak brain hemorrhage struck out of nowhere a couple of years ago, I became a little depressed, stuck in a rut, and strangely fearful of death. So when I heard about people (in my neighborhood, even) using hallucinogens to push beyond their preoccupations, to help them live without fear, I decided that was a trip I had to take.
posted by pwally at 8:28 AM Feb 6 2016 - 38 comments [27 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 - 96 comments [24 favorites]

W A T E R D R O P

Waterdrop "Waterdrop" is a science fiction film about the second kind of close encounter with aliens. It is a tribute to the critically acclaimed Chinese science fiction novel "The Dark Forest"
posted by dhruva at 11:42 AM Feb 6 2016 - 14 comments [19 favorites]

Formation

New Beyoncé video
posted by Artw at 3:11 PM Feb 6 2016 - 66 comments [18 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 - 26 comments [32 favorites (17 in the past 24 hours)]

akin to a Rorschach inkblot

A federal court panel has ruled that two of North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts were racially gerrymandered and must be redrawn within two weeks. Critics of the 2011 Republican-led redistricting contend the map lines were drawn to concentrate black voters in districts that reduced their overall political power. North Carolina is home to 3 of the nation's 10 most gerrymandered congressional districts.
posted by showbiz_liz at 7:00 PM Feb 5 2016 - 62 comments [26 favorites (16 in the past 24 hours)]

Red Africa

The Calvert Journal's Special Report: Red Africa: When international socialism met the developing world [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 4:28 PM Feb 6 2016 - 2 comments [15 favorites]

"Text Mode Lives!"

The Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Resource
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:56 PM Feb 5 2016 - 37 comments [34 favorites (14 in the past 24 hours)]

Fake Online Locksmiths, lead gens and Google Maps (nyt)

Fake Online Locksmiths A locksmith’s shop on a street in Sun City, Ariz. [...] turned out to be a fiction that was created for the locksmith by a web design firm using Photoshop at what is, in fact, a vacant lot. [via marginal revolution] [more inside]
posted by hawthorne at 3:09 AM Feb 6 2016 - 60 comments [15 favorites (14 in the past 24 hours)]

My God, it's full of cake!

Crushed between two Portals pushes Valve's Source Engine to places it was probably never intended to go. (SLYT)
posted by Uncle Ira at 7:32 PM Feb 5 2016 - 45 comments [34 favorites (12 in the past 24 hours)]

RIP Theia, you crashed with Earth to create the Moon (maybe)

The giant impact hypothesis is the most widely supported theory for how the moon was formed, with research in 2014 adding support to this theory over other possibilities. Now UCLA-led research reconstructs a massive crash that took place 4.5 billion years ago (abstract, full article paywalled), supporting the theory that the Moon was produced by a head-on collision between Earth and Theia, a forming planet.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:01 AM Feb 6 2016 - 10 comments [12 favorites]

Mama Masika

The Democratic Republic of Congo has a troubled history to say the least. Terrible crimes were committed against children, women, and men, but one woman rose up in response. Now, Rebecca Masika Katsuva has passed. Her words. Her story: Surviving Against the Odds, It's Not the End of the World.
posted by ReginaHart at 12:52 PM Feb 6 2016 - 5 comments [12 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 - 29 comments [85 favorites (11 in the past 24 hours)]

100 years of Dada

On February 5, 1916, 100 years ago today, the Cabaret Voltaire opened in Zurich, Switzerland, marking the beginning of Dada. Happy birthday, Dada! [more inside]
posted by larrybob at 1:01 PM Feb 5 2016 - 25 comments [30 favorites (10 in the past 24 hours)]

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 - 64 comments [38 favorites (9 in the past 24 hours)]

Because White People Always Live Near Large Bodies of Water

The Nicholas Sparks White People Experience: Lainey Gossip's Sarah reviews Nicholas Sparks's latest "whirlwind romance straight out of an erectile disfunction commercial." [more inside]
posted by sallybrown at 12:07 PM Feb 6 2016 - 29 comments [8 favorites]

So THAT's where Fawlty Towers is.

The Great British Television Map "I'm an American, but I love British TV series, and so does my wife. As for Geography... I'm a bit more into that than she is." So, this informative map showing the locations depicted in most of the most popular British TV series*... and where they were actually filmed (if it differs)**. [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:06 PM Feb 6 2016 - 16 comments [8 favorites]

Error 53

Thousands of iPhone 6 users claim they have been left holding almost worthless phones because Apple’s latest operating system permanently disables the handset if it detects that a repair has been carried out by a non-Apple technician.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:19 PM Feb 5 2016 - 171 comments [8 favorites (7 in the past 24 hours)]

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