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dos & don'ts to combat sexism

Robot Hugs: a comic on harassment
Leigh Alexander: But what can be done? to combat online sexism [more inside]
posted by flex on Aug 6, 2014 - 117 comments

There’s a Reason They Call Them ‘Crazy Ants’

“They literally come in waves of just millions." Crazy ants are infecting Texas. (Single link NY Times Magazine)
posted by capnsue on Dec 10, 2013 - 128 comments

The Problem With Labeling Women 'Crazy'

"Labeling women as 'crazy' is a way of controlling them...[a] quick and easy shut-down to any discussion. Once the 'crazy' card has been pulled out, women are now put on the defensive: The onus is no longer on the man to address her concerns or her issue; it's on her to justify her behavior, to prove that she is not, in fact, crazy or irrational."
posted by rcraniac on Nov 15, 2013 - 138 comments

No, this is not an Admiralty Court.

Canadian self-described "Freemen" in Alberta have recently attracted a great deal of public attention to themselves. The justice system generally takes a very dim view of their shenanigans, as laid out in one of the most comprehensively researched and bizarre judgment issued in recent memory. Here's a general overview and debunking of the arguments they use. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Sep 23, 2013 - 142 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

One Direction fans bravely vanquish some old band called The Who

In the Twitter war between the fans of One Direction and The Who, who wins? Does it really matter that One Direction members weren't even born util 10 years after It's Hard?
posted by theichibun on Aug 15, 2013 - 100 comments

You're going the wrong way

Eric Strand finished this year's Grandma's Marathon in Duluth in 6 hours and 15 minutes. But before he got to the starting line that day, he had run the entire course backwards.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jun 29, 2013 - 30 comments

THIS IS WHAT I WANT: PLATTER OF CHICKEN SALAD

Every Thursday, the Seamless (a delivery service that serves as a takeout service for over 12,000 restaurants) posts the Best of Seamless Special Instructions of the Week.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jun 20, 2013 - 68 comments

Crazy Horse Was A Mystic.

Crazy Horse’s actual quote translates into English follows: “To day is a good day to die for all the things of my life are present." [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on May 6, 2013 - 19 comments

Is the Web Driving Us Mad?

Is the Web Driving Us Mad? (Newsweek, cover) Evidence wise, the verdict isn't looking good. The proof is starting to pile up. [more inside]
posted by stbalbach on Jul 11, 2012 - 112 comments

domestic violence in China

Li Yang, founder of the most popular English-language school in China, Crazy English, (previously on MeFi) is now found to have beaten his American wife multiple times. Domestic violence is found in some 25% of Chinese marriages (!) but the actions of Li's wife Kim Lee to publicize the abuse has raised the profile of spousal abuse in a country where this was not often publicly discussed previously.
posted by gen on Apr 22, 2012 - 42 comments

"You're just like, 'What am I doing?'"

DIY bungee jumping
posted by defenestration on Jan 27, 2012 - 50 comments

Deeply Crazy

One's a spine-tingling howl of alienation gleaned from a spaghetti western. One's a bluesy transatlantic barnstormer that turned a young British singer into an icon of soul. Both feature powerful voices in unconventional styles mulling over intense feeling. And together, thanks to mash-up artist Divide & Kreate, they make for one of the best remixes out there [.mp3]. There's a similar mix with Cee Lo if you're so inclined, or check out the dueling cover by Upstart to hear the vocals beautifully intertwine. Mash-ups previously on MeFi.
posted by Rhaomi on Nov 17, 2011 - 10 comments

low-pass filter

Video of a jet flying really close to the ground. [via] [more inside]
posted by quin on Jun 6, 2011 - 80 comments

Vs. Airman

Vs. Airman is kind of mind-blowing the first time you see it. It is not a PC or flash game, but a romhack that can run on a real NES. But which game is it a hack of? [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 5, 2011 - 17 comments

Like a fox...

There is some debate as to why he torched it. But here he is in all his glory, at the location where some the most innovative sounds the world has ever heard were recorded. Lee Scratch at Black Ark. (first post...good to be here)
posted by Jibuzaemon on Feb 27, 2011 - 10 comments

But I'll Hurt Myself

Bike Jump — Four straight minutes of dudes ramping bikes and their bodies 35 feet into the air and splashing down into a small pond. [1080p slyt]
posted by netbros on Oct 8, 2010 - 43 comments

Dr. King: "...if I had sneezed, I would have died."

MLK Jr: The First Attempt : Nearly 10 years before he was assassinated, as Dr. King signed copies of his book Stride Toward Freedom, Izola Ware Curry, a part-time maid from Georgia, stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener, nearly puncturing his aorta. Though she was eventually indicted for attempted murder, Ms. Curry was found incompetent to stand trial and committed to Matteawan State Hospital for the criminally insane. Characteristically, Dr. King forgave her and requested that she be rehabilitated as a productive member of society. [more inside]
posted by Alison on Jan 18, 2010 - 7 comments

I'm crazy. Crazy for feeling so blue.

Some guy named Spence Peppard takes a flying shot at Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline's Crazy.
posted by loquacious on Aug 28, 2009 - 50 comments

Crazy Japanese advertisements

The makers of Ninja Gaiden 2 have decided on an unorthodox ad campaign. The game is being advertised by two white breasts protruding from a wall facing the street (SLYT). There are predictably funny reactions from passers by. Obviously, this is NSFW.
posted by reenum on Jul 31, 2009 - 44 comments

I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

"I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight," a beautiful little moodful animated Larry Mullen Band music video. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 24, 2009 - 33 comments

Should the Government Give You a Credit Card?

"In fact, while transactional credit provision is a perfectly good business, it might be reasonable for the state to offer basic transactional credit as a public good." Blogger Steve Randy Waldman has an idea that's so crazy it might work. He buried it in a nice wonky, obscure post about transactional and revolving credit, but now has been linked by Ezra Klein at his new WaPo blog. Will Metafilter heads explode?
posted by emjaybee on May 25, 2009 - 27 comments

クレイジーケンバンド!

The Crazy Ken Band! Cool and Hot! Swinging horns! Groovy chicks! Fast cars! Danger! Crazy! CRAZY! [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on May 25, 2009 - 5 comments

Confused about the current financial mess?

Don't listen to 'economists', its all about the Cave of Wealth and Death, the Godess of Inflation and Derivatives Beast. In an astonishing 3 parts (so far).
posted by Damienmce on Mar 30, 2009 - 8 comments

"Got a light?"

"Crazy Eric" writes: You are here probably because you've read or heard something about the man who carries 1300 items in his clothes...
posted by Joe Beese on Feb 13, 2009 - 68 comments

Saut crapeau

Welcome to Harpeau Crapeau University. Sing along now:
Dear, dear ol' HCU,
We're filled with gratitude.
Sagest Amphibian,
Swami and trusted friend.
Our guide through the world of Maya,
Wit and wisdom, "Hi, howaya?"
Misguided A-Souls should try-ya!

God bless HCU

posted by mwhybark on Sep 8, 2008 - 11 comments

Hello Hello

Hello Hello Finally a myspace blog post worth seeing: funny window messages about neighbors with trash disposal concerns, vaguely reminiscent of the window messages in "You and Me and Everyone Else We Know" [more inside]
posted by srs on Jul 13, 2008 - 15 comments

A mind dismembered: In search of the magical penis thieves

According to Ilechukwu, an epidemic of penis theft swept Nigeria between 1975 and 1977. Then there seemed to be a lull until 1990, when the stealing resurged. “Men could be seen in the streets of Lagos holding on to their genitalia either openly or discreetly with their hand in their pockets,” Ilechukwu wrote. “Women were also seen holding on to their breasts directly or discreetly, by crossing the hands across the chest. . . . Vigilance and anticipatory aggression were thought to be good prophylaxes. This led to further breakdown of law and order.” In a typical incident, someone would suddenly yell: Thief! My genitals are gone! Then a culprit would be identified, apprehended, and, often, killed.
posted by chunking express on Jul 8, 2008 - 71 comments

Freaky Face Paint

Face + Paint = ! Astonishing effects using the human face as canvas.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Jul 5, 2008 - 28 comments

World's First Rotating Skyscraper

But where are the flying cars?
posted by troubadour on Jun 25, 2008 - 57 comments

If I recall correctly, Johnny used to work on the dock.

OK, so here's Living On A Prayer played by an 11-year-old Korean kid. He has more.
posted by jimmythefish on Apr 15, 2008 - 44 comments

Lots and lots of money.

David Horvitz will do things for money. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Feb 24, 2008 - 92 comments

Lew Rockwell Dunnit

Lew Rockwell Dunnit - in interviews with Reason, a half-dozen longtime libertarian activists—including some still close to Paul—all named the same man as responsible for writing Ron Paul's newsletters containing inflammatory rhetoric under his name: Llewellyn Rockwell, Jr. [more inside]
posted by Henry C. Mabuse on Jan 16, 2008 - 150 comments

Bushism

I'm a Railroad (YT) pure Bush gibberish, from the same folks that gave you "Top Ten Signs Your Country May Be Going Fascist", And FDR Rant. (More inside. NSFW for language & juvenility)
posted by growabrain on Dec 30, 2007 - 103 comments

A Boy, His Dog, and Their Descent Into Madness

On public access TV in Seattle a preacher named Bruce Howard rambled each week for twenty five minutes about love and hope. He would then abruptly burst into song (some covers, some original) and lavish affection onto his pug, BUSTER LOVE! We watched at first to mock, and then grew to genuinely like him. But sometime between then and now he seems to have gone mad (last two links nsfw-ish).
posted by jiiota on Nov 25, 2007 - 72 comments

Crazy.

You've never heard a box of Stoned Wheat Thins, a big tub of Necco, a little wooden frog, a Tupperware bucket, an empty jar and a theremin sound this good. It's Crazy. No, really, it's Crazy. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Oct 11, 2007 - 19 comments

Pixelated people

Single Link YouTube post of some amazing South Korean(?) coordination.
posted by Totally Zanzibarin' Ya on Jul 6, 2007 - 36 comments

let's go crazy

The 50 Craziest Pop Stars Ever - unsurprisingly, there is some crossover with the 50 Most Awesomely Dead Rock Stars.
posted by madamjujujive on Feb 25, 2007 - 51 comments

Greased Up Deaf Guy, we Barely Knew Thee.

Police Officer Tasers a High School Streaker, twice. This actually looks to be more funny than outraging. It looks like he was actually breaking some sort of outdated law about "public nudity", or something.
posted by tehloki on Jan 31, 2007 - 108 comments

Religious pareidolia

He's everywhere! previously on hot chocolate, shrimp, dental X-rays, a dog's ass and now on a couch. And we can't forget about the $28,000 grilled cheese sandwich. Religious pareidolia is here to stay.
posted by Afreemind2007 on Jan 3, 2007 - 22 comments

White people sin like THIS but black people sin like THIS

Lunatic religious cartoonist Jack Chick is targeting a new demographic; converting his greatest hits to provide more "urban" appeal.
posted by jonson on Sep 23, 2006 - 101 comments

Furor over Fuhrer Food

Furor over Fuhrer Food But it's not the only Hitler-themed restaurant. Taipei had the Prison restaurant with Concentration Camp murals, and Korea had the infamous 1939 Hitler Bar.

Not that the U.S. was spared. Colorado had a Mao-themed eatery.
posted by FeldBum on Aug 21, 2006 - 69 comments

The Bobacabana

Apparently Gus & Pam enjoy the Star Wars films.
posted by jonson on Feb 6, 2006 - 109 comments

Tin-Foil Hat Effectiveness

Do you spend a lot of time worrying about government mind-control satellites? New research from MIT indicates that your tin-foil hat may be less effective than you think.
posted by GuyZero on Nov 10, 2005 - 28 comments

don't be so shellfish!

Those crazy Scientologists are at it again. This time, a New Zealand website owner has been ordered to relinquish his clever domain name, scienTOMogy.info under threat of legal action. The site, an ugly-looking collection of links to other Scientology-debunking websites, serves as a clearinghouse for information about one of the church's most notorious members, Tom Cruise. CoS claims the domain is similar enough to their official website address to be confusing to Internet users.
posted by wakko on Oct 19, 2005 - 42 comments

"I got bettah..."

Remember the mysterious Piano Man? Well, he got better.
posted by LordSludge on Aug 22, 2005 - 34 comments

Colder than a brass ...

It is the dead of winter at the bottom of the Earth.
Therefore, it's a great day for some lucky intrepid foolhardy souls to join The 300 Club! Those wishing to join in the future are advised to hurry, though.
posted by yhbc on Aug 1, 2005 - 7 comments

J'accuse!

You thought the US had all the frivolous lawsuits? You thought that Russian astrologer had the "stupidest lawsuit ever" award all sewn up? Think again. French bus service Transports Schiocchet Excursions is suing a group of ten women who carpool to work every day, alleging unfair competition with their bus line. Among TSE's demands: confiscation of the defendants' cars. Groklaw has more, including excerpts from an interview in French which tosses around the delicious term "covoiturage".
posted by ubernostrum on Jul 12, 2005 - 41 comments

Busy as a bzzt bzzt bee!

Irish man fails to set world bee record. I, too, have failed at this.
posted by jdroth on Jul 1, 2005 - 17 comments

Power mad conman and the Polish Mafia

The delusional world of Robert Hendy-Freegard, assasin/spy/carsalesman The tale of a power-mad car salesman. The guy managed to get so many people to do so many crazy things that I suggest you read the link for yourself. Unbelievable.
posted by ClanvidHorse on Jun 24, 2005 - 25 comments

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