Revelations From Running For Congress
Steve Packard writes a blog called "Depleted Cranium," which debunks bad science in the media. Last spring he decided to run for Congress on a "Science-based" platform. It was ultimately a heartbreaking experience for him and he had to quit, as he'd run out of money for food. He has a pretty great post up summing up his experiences now. And at this point probably wouldn't mind if you donated a couple of cans of beans.
posted by proscriptus
on Oct 15, 2012 -
Counting in groups of 12 the first performer claps on 1,2,3,5,6,8,10 and 11. The second performer starts by clapping the same pattern but gradually shifts the pattern one step to the right. You are playing Steve Reich's clapping music
. If you are serious you will want to study the score
- and perhaps a watch a performance
). If you are happen to be Evelyn Glennie you can have a go at both parts at once.
- those slightly less more mortal are likely to end up like this
. [more inside]
posted by rongorongo
on Jan 14, 2008 -
has gone missing in Nevada. Fossett has broken many aviation records, including being the first person to fly solo around the world in a balloon
and the first nonstop, solo airplane flight
around the world. A list
of all of his aviation records. He went missing during a recreational flight.
posted by backseatpilot
on Sep 4, 2007 -
Meet Rick and Steve
: The Happiest Gay Couple In All The World. The animated series follows a gay couple, Rick and Steve, and other couples from their (fictional) town, West Lahunga Beach. Rick (voiced by Will Matthews
from MTV's "Punk'd") is Steve's stay-at-home partner. He is a genius but very insecure. Steve (voiced by Peter Paige
, best known as Emmet Honeycutt from "Queer As Folk") is a real estate broker and devotee of the gym. Margaret Cho
lends her voice to the character Condie Ling. The computer generated animated series began airing on Logo
on July 10, 2007, and is based on the 1999 short films of the same name from creator Quenton Allan Brocka
. Let the comedic stereotyping begin! In animation form, anyway. (Episodes 1-5 available in three parts each from the first link.) Not quite safe for work. Or the easily offended.
posted by gummi
on Aug 25, 2007 -
on the birth of the iPod from the sharp pen of WIRED's Mac maven
Leander Kahney. Quoth Steve Jobs: "Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. That's not what we think design is. It's not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
posted by rdone
on Oct 17, 2006 -
Steven Foster is the perfect bartender. He wants to share his ontology
, his reflections on what it means to be happy
, bird aquariums
, how to make margarita mix from scratch
, solutions to the world's five most pressing problems [1
, or just read the summary on every page towards the bottom], and more drink recipes than you can shake a stick at. This man delivers.
posted by trinarian
on Oct 12, 2006 -
Did any other Metafilter parents (or other grown-up fans of children's television) catch Joe's introduction
on Blue's Clues tonight? I've always made an effort to watch whatever my son's watching, so I'm a little sad to see Steve go, but my four-year-old approves of the new host. I am very happy to see that Steve Burns has already moved on to new, exciting things
(including an upcoming album that features several members of the Flaming Lips
). The whole ordeal reminds me too much of the last time a beloved host
posted by Eamon
on Apr 29, 2002 -