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What happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs
posted by sonic meat machine on Dec 17, 2014 - 179 comments

ATCSCC ADVZY 020 DCC/ZAU 09/26/2014 ZAU GROUND STOP

On Friday, ATCSCC Advisory 20 of 26-Sep-2014 went out. When operators, controllers and airport managers saw the title, a gasp of disbelief was heard. The problem was simple enough to state in three words, and complex enough to cancel thousand of flights and cost hundred of millions of dollars: ZAU ATC ZERO. [more inside]
posted by eriko on Sep 29, 2014 - 106 comments

I hope you'll understand

"The new Energy Elixir and “sparkling future pop sensationQT has finally debuted its new jingle “Hey QT” in full. It’s as if the drink’s creators, SOPHIE and A. G. Cook, harnessed the most cloying earworms and pop tropes of the 21st century, shaped them into slightly grotesque manifestations, and then teamed up with the best marketers in the business to optimize it for mass consumption. The result? A song that provides its listeners with crisp focus, pure energy, and razor-sharp reaction." [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Aug 28, 2014 - 32 comments

Heavy Metal Be Bop Part 1

In the imagination of a young Parisian named Pablo Padovani there’s a land called Moo. It’s a fantastical place that celebrates nature, the elements, romanticism and sweets [NSFW]. “I think you may like it if you like childhood, sex, dreams and surrealism,” Padovani [says]. “It’s a pornographic episode of Teletubbies mixed with Lord of the Rings.[...]The disc (Le Monde Möö by MOODOÏD) is a walk in the world Möö. This is a soft world made of cream hills and Turkish delight mountains. There are also Camembert mattresses and waterfalls of wine. This is a great, epic adventure."
posted by Potomac Avenue on Aug 22, 2014 - 11 comments

Middle East Peace Potential through Dynamics in Spherical Geometry

Middle East Peace Potential through Dynamics in Spherical Geometry: Engendering connectivity from incommensurable 5-fold and 6-fold conceptual frameworks. This is an exploration of the hypothesis that unique belief systems depend for their coherence on distinctive patterns typically embodied in geometrical symbols in two dimensions. On the basis of that assumption, the case tentatively explored here is that of the "incommensurability" of the 5-fold Star of Islam and the 6-fold Star of David of Judaism...Mathematically these patterns cannot be readily combined. This issue is described in mathematics in terms of tiling...A set of hexagons and pentagons can however be uniquely fitted together as a particular three-dimensional polyhedron, namely the truncated icosahedron. [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Aug 21, 2014 - 32 comments

No hamsters

Inside Andy Green's 1000mph office
posted by flabdablet on Jun 13, 2014 - 28 comments

Contributing to the delinquency of a minor

The day I left my son in the car
posted by flabdablet on Jun 5, 2014 - 519 comments

40 Worst Book Covers and Titles Ever

Exactly what it says on the tin -- 40 Worst Book Covers and Titles Ever These things have got to be real, no one could ever dream this stuff up. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Mar 7, 2014 - 65 comments

"There's justice, then there's street justice."

Street kids take justice into their own hands when "Bad Elmo" returns to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. [more inside]
posted by drlith on Mar 5, 2014 - 55 comments

Citizen Ailes

A few years back, Fox News head Roger Ailes moved to Garrison, NY, built a house, bought the local newspaper, and got involved in local politics. New York Magazine has the story of Ailes' efforts to remake the small town in his own image, and the rage, paranoia, and narcissism those who've interacted with him have come to expect.
posted by Pope Guilty on Feb 18, 2014 - 135 comments

1 Adverbs. Aim for 0 or fewer.

What happens when the works of Ernest Hemingway meet the application Hemingway, which claims to make your writing "Bolder and Stronger?" Oh really?
posted by eriko on Feb 13, 2014 - 53 comments

Alli Reed's OKCupid Experiment

Alli Reed, occasional writer for cracked.com, attempted to create the most horrible woman OKCupid could imagine. She got 150 message within 24 hours. Here's the article. Here's the CNN interview. Here's the related commiseration.
posted by Navelgazer on Jan 7, 2014 - 278 comments

Don't try this at home, kids

Riding a bike backwards at 80km/h. (SLYT) In Trollstigen, Norway.
posted by ambrosia on Dec 7, 2013 - 27 comments

she's Charlie's baby on the floor, not Charlie's wife-to-be

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath. He made for terrific TV. But after a booming, almost sexually aggressive chat with Diane Sawyer in 1994, the state of California banned the use of recording devices during prisoner interviews. This upsets Manson greatly. It's the reason why you haven't heard from him lately. He tends to sulk about it.
posted by Sticherbeast on Nov 22, 2013 - 27 comments

Instant Potemkin village

Suzdal awaited the Emperor's arrival... So the ancient Russian town had to acquire a duly imperial lustre, somehow, anyhow. [more inside]
posted by hat_eater on Nov 22, 2013 - 6 comments

Django Jesus Telekinesis Bird Wow

Behold the trailer for The Visitor, which is now being re-released by Drafthouse Films. Co-financed by the notorious Film Ventures International, whose founder's whereabouts are currently unknown, this Italian-American co-production features John Huston, Shelley Winters, Sam Peckinpah, birds, Franco Nero, and Neal Boortz. It is also an amazing piece of work that has befuddled and delighted many.
posted by Sticherbeast on Nov 13, 2013 - 28 comments

List of reasons for admission to an insane asylum in the late 1860s

Here's what could have got you admitted to the West Virginia Hospital for the Insane (Weston) aka Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in the late 1860s: Imaginary Female Trouble... Jealousy and Religion... Tobacco and Masturbation... Carbonic Acid Gas... Parents were Cousins... Fell off Horse in War... Dangerous Minds
posted by Mister Bijou on Oct 23, 2013 - 73 comments

DO NOT CLICK DO NOT CLICK DO NOT CLICK

DANGER RADIOACTIVE - a playlist of High Youtube Weirdness, Odd Content, and Weaponized Strangeness DANGER RADIOACTIVE 2 [via mefi projects]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 30, 2013 - 26 comments

"From where I sit it's a great adventure and an unending mystery."

"I am a master at sullying my own name and, all things considered, being associated with the worst software on the planet ranks way down the pole." John McAfee (previously) answers questions about his latest shenanigans
posted by Blazecock Pileon on May 8, 2013 - 26 comments

Nelson Van Alden FTW

Michael Shannon Reads the Insane Delta Gamma Sorority Letter (SLFunnyOrDie NSFW language)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Apr 22, 2013 - 147 comments

7% of voters think the moon landing was faked

On our national poll this week we took the opportunity to poll 20 widespread and/or infamous conspiracy theories. Many of these theories are well known to the public, others perhaps to just the darker corners of the internet. (Previously)
posted by Stewriffic on Apr 2, 2013 - 192 comments

Meiecundim​eesükskor​sakovläk​seilelätti

The most insane Eurovision contest performance you'll ever see, courtesy of Winny Puhh with their song Meiecundimees üks Korsakov läks eile Lätti. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Mar 29, 2013 - 76 comments

This isn’t spinning, it’s a way of life

Recently, in a candlelit room in Tribeca, a 24-year-old named Zack made a confession. “I’m very open about this, but I’ve been in recovery for the past two years,” he said from a podium, facing a room of two dozen people who looked up at him with approval, acceptance, and even a generosity of spirit. He wore a trucker’s hat over curly blond hair and explained that he was from Florida, an actor and hip-hop dancer (“Woo hoo!” “All right!”). Then he kicked on the music and began pedaling his bike. Inside The Carefully Cultivated Soul of SoulCycle [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jan 25, 2013 - 59 comments

And Your First Born Child

Dalkey Archive Press has begun the process of succession from the founder and current publisher, John O'Brien...
posted by whimsicalnymph on Dec 12, 2012 - 46 comments

Nine French Toast Squares for Mortal Men Doomed to Die

Denny's will soon be launching a Hobbit inspired menu. Featuring such delights as Bilbo's Berry Smoothie and Radagast's Red Velvet Pancake Puppies, second breakfast and elevenses will never be the same! (via boingboing)
posted by ursus_comiter on Oct 23, 2012 - 93 comments

Extreme Cyclocross!

Road bike Party (SLTumblr). The bike featured in the link is the same $10K Pinarello that Brad Wiggins won the Tour de France on. Turns out it's a talented offroad whip too.
posted by lonefrontranger on Oct 9, 2012 - 60 comments

I have no idea how these people got their dogs stuck in their superhero TV show or why.

The television program Adventures of Superman aired in first run from 1952 to 1958. When it ended, producer Whitney Ellsworth -- not that one -- sought to produce a follow-up series, The Adventures of Superpup. The show concerned an anthropomorphic super dog, Superpup, whose secret identity was mild-mannered reporter Bark Bent. (Bark was assisted by ace reporter Jimmy Olsen, who was now a mouse hand puppet living in Bark's desk drawer.) Naturally the producers cast little people in dog masks, as one does. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Sep 27, 2012 - 30 comments

...magazines depicting lesbianism, homosexuality, sodomy, transvestism, sadism, bestiality, masochism - all the abnormal perversions!

The Citizens for Decent Literature want you to join their fight against PRINTED POISON. (possibly NSFW.)
posted by loquacious on Sep 14, 2012 - 46 comments

Good Pony!

Go for a 1st-person ride at Rolex with Doug Payne and Running Order Here's a nifty window into the world of 3-day eventing; the triathlon of the equestrian sports world [Previously] beware, video maybe vertigo and/or habit forming; OP not held accountable for time spent down the rabbithole linking thru Doug's many other wonderful helmet-cam rides & analyses. [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Jul 9, 2012 - 20 comments

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (previously), R-MI 11, is a very conservative politician and a colorful character, to say the least. [more inside]
posted by dhens on Jul 7, 2012 - 27 comments

Too much gold is never enough (also tiles)

“To all unmarried ones who would like to spend their life by my side and within all the beauties of my home. Please look below at all the magic of my home that I have decorated with taste, perhaps just for YOU. Don Milisav Juan Gonzales Brzi, Contact: +33-#########″
posted by fearfulsymmetry on May 15, 2012 - 59 comments

A real world distopian sports event

Not content with displacing the poor, menacing photographers and blocking ambulances the london olympics now wants ground-to-air missiles, presumably to shoot down rogue skywriters who might misuse it's brand.
posted by Artw on Apr 28, 2012 - 68 comments

Do the Trash Compactor!

Dancing with Han Solo is a real thing that exists.
posted by DoctorFedora on Apr 2, 2012 - 99 comments

republicanism: nature or nurture?

The Republican Brain is Chris Mooney's second book investigating the reasons for the beliefs of conservative Americans, following 2005's The Republican War on Science. He asks why identified Republicans reject the scientific consensus on important issues, seemingly against their education achievement, finding an answer in brain structures.
posted by wilful on Apr 1, 2012 - 98 comments

Future Noir

Rick Santorum's Dystopia of the Year 2014
posted by Artw on Mar 24, 2012 - 123 comments

Collossal Space Bear Squeezing Earth's Juice

A group of students made a series of over-the-top ads for Vytautas, a Lithuanian brand of mineral water. Here, finally, is an English version, so you know what you've been missing. What you have been missing includes space bears.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Mar 20, 2012 - 33 comments

Welcome to my nightmare / I hope you like it

The YouTube channel of user zjchgf contains many videos of a person wearing eerily realistic human masks. Whether marriage is on your mind, or you'd rather simply have a snack, it is important to know how to make masks that affix to your face.
posted by Sticherbeast on Mar 6, 2012 - 90 comments

The Legal Stranger Project

The Legal Stranger Project "How do I explain to my child as it grows up that in our state, I am not your mom, that there are people out there who go out of their way to make sure our family cannot be complete? "
posted by chronkite on Jan 24, 2012 - 51 comments

Pot meets kettle - none more black.

Chris Dodd responds to the SOPA/PIPA protest and blackout on the official MPAA blog calling it an "abuse of power".
posted by loquacious on Jan 19, 2012 - 198 comments

Storm in a tea state

Shakespeare's The Tempest banned by Arizona schools
posted by Artw on Jan 17, 2012 - 131 comments

Say Good Bye to the round pizza; and switch to the good vibes..

Pizza Boomerang (SLYT) (NSFW)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jan 12, 2012 - 33 comments

Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, it's never easy when there is so much on the line.

Pokemon: Game Freak and Nintendo's series of cartoony monster-training RPGs that kicked off huge crazes among the kids of both Japan and the U.S. In these games, children take up the calling of "Pokemon trainers," capturing the titular animals and then keeping them as pets or fighting them against either wild pokemon or those of other trainers.
Nobunaga's Ambition: An even-longer-running classic series of historical strategy/simulation games produced by Koei. Noted for their realistic approach, their difficulty, and a high level of dryness. You grow rice, distribute it to your population to keep them happy, send out spies, guard against assassins, raise and train a military, and ultimately attempt to unite feudal-era Japan.
And now... Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition, a Real Thing that will Soon Exist.
posted by JHarris on Jan 1, 2012 - 26 comments

AN ANACONDA UNHINGES ITS MAGNIFICENT JAW. INSIDE, THE BRIGHT SCREEN OF A FREE IPAD RESTS JUST WITHIN ARM'S REACH

Daniel Manitou is ActualPerson084 on Twitter. He writes slices of life about marketing and unspeakable horror. He is a real person and not a metal ghost in a rainbow box.
posted by The Whelk on Dec 12, 2011 - 44 comments

Pole Riders

Pole Riders. A pole vaulting game from the maker of QWOP and GIRP.
posted by loquacious on Nov 8, 2011 - 55 comments

Lets have a clever caption contest instead

The sods must be crazy: OLPC to drop tablets from helicopters to isolated villages (Previously)
posted by infini on Nov 4, 2011 - 69 comments

Documentary mistakes videogame footage for genuine terrorist footage

Last night, British ITV broadcasted "Exposure: Gaddafi and the IRA", a documentary which included this 1988 Provisional IRA footage the filmmakers found on YouTube. Unfortunately, the footage is actually and blatently from videogame ArmA 2. ITV has stopped streaming the documentary.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Sep 27, 2011 - 25 comments

"I don't have time for Laertes. He must know I didn't mean to kill his father," Hamlet said.

Orson Scott Card adapts Hamlet into poorly written anti-gay screed. Welcome to Hamlet's Father. Gone are Shakespeare's language and philosophy, replaced with Card's trademark homophobia. Spoiler alert: Old King Hamlet was gay, and he molested everybody and turned them gay too!
posted by Faint of Butt on Sep 8, 2011 - 367 comments

"I've beheaded that last child of Ghrotian VII, where should I spend my vacation?"

Forget First World Problems. Fifth World Problems are irritations of Lovecraftian proportions. Stuck between alternate dimensions? Plagued by neighboring hyperlizards? Is your quantum state beginning to crystallize? You've got Fifth World Problems.
posted by overeducated_alligator on Aug 4, 2011 - 23 comments

Save Our Snark!

William Lawrence Cassidy has been indicted for a series of threatening tweets directed towards Alyce Zeoli, aka Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, the leader of a Buddhist organization known as Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC) to which Cassidy had belonged. There is however a small problem that federal prosecutors are employing a vague anti-stalking law that makes 'intentional infliction of emotional distress' through the use of 'any interactive computer service' a felony, rather than focussing more narrowly upon the outright threats. [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Aug 1, 2011 - 34 comments

Situations like this are why the phrase "Oh, snap!" was invented.

Using a fake Facebook profile, Angela Voelkert got her ex-husband David to admit that he “planned to move somewhere warm with his kids, that he was still going to his next court dates, and would take off soon after” and ask his new teen-aged friend “to find someone at your school, there should be some gang bangers there that would put a cap in her ass for $10,000. I am just done with her crap!” Unfortunately for Angela, David was a step ahead and thoroughly played his ex-wife. All charges have been dropped and they are still Facebook friends.
posted by -->NMN.80.418 on Jun 13, 2011 - 139 comments

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