What are you doing for a living? Because your mother says you’re "kind of like a model," and she wouldn’t say "kind of" if you were, and, no offense honey, but you’re a bit short.
You know like Bettie Page, right? I do stuff like that except, because everybody runs around in skimpy clothing now, I do the modern version, where I have sex with people on video.
Oh, you’re a nudie girl in the moving pictures!
Yes!... I’ve got to tell you another thing.... I’m using your name.
Coming out as a porn performer
posted by tybeet at 7:11 AM - 27 comments
Fanesca is a traditional soup from Ecuador
and is a special soup or stew because it is only prepared once a year during Easter
. From a blog of Ecuadorian dishes
by Layla Pujol. A few ceviches
posted by growabrain at 11:00 PM - 9 comments
In 1952 Malaya, cabaret dancer Rose Chan
's bra snapped on stage. Noticing the enthusiastic response from the audience, she decided to capitalise on this, and transformed herself into Malaysia's first (and so far only) Queen of Striptease
. (Many of these links have NSFW pictures) [more inside]
posted by divabat at 8:54 PM - 7 comments
In Deep: The Dark And Dangerous World Of Extreme Cavers
On his thirteenth day underground, when he’d come to the edge of the known world and was preparing to pass beyond it, Marcin Gala placed a call to the surface. He’d travelled more than three miles through the earth by then, over stalagmites and boulder fields, cave-ins and vaulting galleries. He’d spidered down waterfalls, inched along crumbling ledges, and bellied through tunnels so tight that his back touched the roof with every breath. Now he stood at the shore of a small, dark pool under a dome of sulfurous flowstone. He felt the weight of the mountain above him—a mile of solid rock—and wondered if he’d ever find his way back again. It was his last chance to hear his wife and daughter’s voices before the cave swallowed him up. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:51 PM - 44 comments
How I got here in the end.
Picture this: you're a former drug dealer who has turned to hacking for a living. You're crashing in an apartment a bit older than Texas, surrounded by about seventeen computers, sleeping on a futon with a girlfriend with metre-long purple dreadlocks, and planning your defection from one net-based futuristic corporation to another over Korean take-away food. [more inside]
posted by bitmage at 6:11 PM - 17 comments
Bafo da Onça mix
by Pepe Sol for Sabrosa
Sabrosa Son Sistema
: purveyors of sound system cultures
originating from the cities and islands of the Caribbean, Africa & Latin America.
posted by Tom-B at 1:39 PM - 1 comment
Alan Prendergast writing in Westword
reflects on the history of "Bloody Ludlow
posted by audi alteram partem at 1:35 PM - 13 comments
Or flammable sound waves and music. Danish Fysikshow
demonstrates a 2-D Rubens' tube (wiki
posted by severiina at 12:22 PM - 14 comments
I was a veteran, a father and husband and a small-business owner. Then I was deported.
posted by pravit at 11:50 AM - 52 comments
The Dangers of the Monster Myth
In 2012 Jill Meaghar was murdered. Today, her husband, Tom Meaghar speaks out about the dangers of the "monster myth". "I dreamed for over a year of how I would like to physically hurt this man, and still often relish the inevitable manner of his death, but wouldn’t it be more beneficial for Jill’s memory, and other women affected by violence to focus on the problems that surround our attitudes, our legal system, our silence rather than focusing on what manner we would like to torture and murder this individual? Adrian Bayley murdered a daughter, a sister, a great friend to so many, and my favourite person. I am the first one who wants to see him vilified and long may he be one of Australia’s most hated people, but it only does any good if this example highlights rather than obscures the social issues that surround men’s violence against women
posted by Fence at 11:28 AM - 18 comments
I was to discover, however, that there were many others who didn’t share my warm and benevolent views of emerging adults. Quite the contrary. Professor Jeffrey Arnett thinks 20-somethings are unfairly maligned.
posted by shivohum at 11:08 AM - 112 comments
VC for the people
- "It's just that people who have options are much more likely to actually find success than people who don't." [more inside]
posted by kliuless at 9:54 AM - 11 comments
Two of these Java class names from the Spring
framework are made up. One of them is real. Can you guess the real one?
posted by schmod at 9:51 AM - 46 comments
is a classic IBM PC game from 1983 made by Windmill Software
. You can play it online via HTML5
, online via Java
or download a version
for platforms both common and obscure. More ports are on the Links page
. [more inside]
posted by jedicus at 9:42 AM - 23 comments
The US is a little closer to a popular vote for president. Governor Cuomo added New York State
to the National Popular Vote
interstate compact. [more inside]
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 8:54 AM - 60 comments
Post-operative Check: "It's okay that you don't remember me. My name is Shara, and I'm part of the surgical team. I'm checking to see how you're doing after your surgery. Do you know where you are right now?" [more inside]
posted by zarq at 8:49 AM - 19 comments
Royal Enfield motorcycles are built in Chennai, where they are painted by by hand
posted by Sokka shot first at 8:41 AM - 14 comments
Gorgeous castle, abandoned for 20 years.
And, interestingly, it's a variation on a Calendar House
, with 365 rooms--one for every day of the year. No idea what they did about leap years. Tent, maybe?
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:20 AM - 13 comments
- a tumblr documenting the curious pattern of gay men dating themselves.
posted by The Whelk at 7:47 AM - 62 comments
Pharrell Loves My Work
Anne Marsen compares the video of Girl Walk//All Day
with Pharrell's Happy
posted by Lanark at 3:01 AM - 30 comments
Bacterial diseases cause millions of deaths every year. Most of these bacteria were benign at some point in their evolutionary past, and we don’t always understand what turned them into disease-causing pathogens. In a new study, researchers have tracked down when this switch happened in one flesh-eating bacteria. They think the knowledge might help predict future epidemics. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb at 1:59 AM - 14 comments
How many rappers have name-checked Tough Actin' Tinactin
brand anti-fungal skin products? More than you would think.
posted by not_on_display at 9:27 PM - 24 comments
Cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt
shadows chef Wylie Dufresne for a day.
posted by moonmilk at 7:12 PM - 26 comments
Won't you please, please won't you be my neighbor? NASA's Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet In The 'Habitable Zone' of Another Star.
Kepler-186f is a planet about ten percent bigger than Earth that orbits within the habitable zone of its star. The light there is dim and orange,
and it only gets about a third of the sunshine we do, but that may be enough for life. If you go outside tonight, there might be someone 500 light years away looking back at you...
posted by Kevin Street at 4:55 PM - 70 comments
How Americans Die
- a visual tour through surprising trends in mortality among Americans in the last several decades
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:59 PM - 58 comments
Yupanqui's gorgeous and meaningful songs have been covered by musicians, worldwide.
Yupanqui's are songs about life, revolution, the worker, and everyday things (like a workers cart). Give a listen to some of his songs (and their covers) - even if you don't understand a word of Spanish, you will be rewarded lilting melody and the soul of a true musician/poet. [more inside]
posted by Vibrissae at 3:58 PM - 3 comments
is a series of advertising mock-ups which imagines modern products with the aesthetics and production of 1970s consumer electronics. Faux-wood paneling, angular fonts, and more orange than you can shake a stick at.
posted by codacorolla at 2:50 PM - 58 comments
When his parents went out of town, 16 year old Corey Worthington threw a party. When 500 people showed up, things got out of hand. Eventually the police were called, who mobilized units including their air wing & canine teams to quell the disturbance (for which Corey is being billed $20,000). And in the aftermath, Corey gave this awesome interview
posted by scalefree at 2:37 PM - 81 comments
"This is specifically challenging in science fiction and fantasy, where there are often so many ways to heal someone–from super-science to ancient sorcery. And yet there are issues with miracle cures in fiction. For one thing, they rob disability of its narrative power. For another, they play into the problematic narrative that people with a disability somehow “deserve” it." -- Elizabeth Bear talks about writing characters with disabilities in science fiction and fantasy
in a guest post for Sarah Chorn's Special Needs in Strange Worlds column
In this SF Signal column, Sarah Chorn explores how fantasy and science fiction treat disability, through reading lists
, author interviews
and the examination of characters with disabilities like Tyrion Lannister
posted by MartinWisse at 2:24 PM - 26 comments
"The post-attack intelligence on Turkey did not make its way to the White House. ‘Nobody wants to talk about all this,’ the former intelligence official told me. ‘There is great reluctance to contradict the president, although no all-source intelligence community analysis supported his leap to convict. There has not been one single piece of additional evidence of Syrian involvement in the sarin attack produced by the White House since the bombing raid was called off. My government can’t say anything because we have acted so irresponsibly. And since we blamed Assad, we can’t go back and blame Erdoğan.’"
A report by Seymour Hersh alleges
that Turkish PM Erdoğan's National Intelligence Organization is responsible for last August's sarin attack in Syria, in an attempt to force Obama's hand on air strikes. [more inside]
posted by p3on at 2:11 PM - 44 comments
in 2048 style.
Not quite just another 2048 clone.
(of which there have been many many many versions
, most discussed here
This version follows the fusion path
of a main sequence star challenging you to create a stable isotope of iron
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 2:05 PM - 30 comments
Novelist Gabriel García Márquez has died at the age of 87.
A giant of Latin American literature, he had struggled with lymphatic cancer and likely dementia (previously
) in his latter years. To honor his memory, The Paris Review
has reposted their interview
with García Márquez from 1981, the year before he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
posted by Cash4Lead at 1:41 PM - 119 comments
An army of NYPD cops on Thursday evicted
a homeless man
from his Manhattan Bridge
" — which was complete with a gas heater, hot sauce and beer.
posted by and they trembled before her fury at 1:12 PM - 57 comments
Ladies and gentlemen, I share with you today – the latest beat from off the street, the mashup sensation that’s sweeping
the internet nation. It's DJ Faroff’s latest groovechild Mash Machine
, starring the Godfather of Soul, the Doors, dueling riffs from Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and
AC/DC. With special guest appearances from the Soul Train line dancers, the Pink Panther and a cowbell.
posted by jason's_planet at 12:58 PM - 10 comments
Ever wish you could actually take classes in Charms, Transfiguration, and Potions from Hogwarts for real? Now you can!
posted by divabat at 12:02 PM - 37 comments
Wired on how Matt Fraction's Sex Criminals
manages to be a comic book, about sex, that isn't completely awful.
posted by Ipsifendus at 9:54 AM - 19 comments
Apparently created in a schism over a TV Tropes
policy of content restrictions imposed by their advertising contract, All The Tropes
covers much the same ground in a more conventional wiki inteface (Mediawiki).
posted by Herodios at 9:50 AM - 54 comments
Ambient Dark Souls.
Virtual field recordings from the world of Dark Souls.
posted by neuromodulator at 9:29 AM - 18 comments
NOAA's Okeanos Explorer
) is currently exploring the Gulf of Mexico
. Today, they're exploring a 19th century shipwreck! Watch the discoveries on three live streams
posted by mudpuppie at 8:41 AM - 17 comments
The most recent story in ProPublica's Living Apart: Examining America's Racial Divide
series is "Segregation Now
," which focuses on the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, city school district "and its fleeting experience with the challenges and virtues of integration." But beyond Tuscaloosa, "almost everywhere in the United States, the gains of integration have been eroded. And nowhere has that been more powerfully and disturbingly true than in the South – once home to both the worst of segregation and the greatest triumphs of integration. Freed from the federal oversight that produced integration, schools districts across the 11 former states of the Confederacy have effectively re-instituted segregation for large numbers of black students, in practical terms if not in law.
" [more inside]
posted by zarq at 8:37 AM - 88 comments
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