is a bizarre slice of the 1980s in a browser. Strange old clips of 80s movies combined with 80s synth music and a lovely pastel palette make for a good time.
posted by mathowie
on May 16, 2014 -
John Quincy St. Clair has a considerable body of patent applications well worth reading. Inventions include the Remote viewing amplifier
, “[an] apparatus which enhances the ability of a person to perform remote viewing by connecting the human spiritual eye to the tetrahedral geometry of subspace”, and the Walking through walls training system
, a “training system which enables a human being to acquire sufficient hyperspace energy in order to pull the body out of dimension so that the person can walk through solid objects such as wooden doors.” [more inside]
posted by edwardog
on Dec 15, 2013 -
Once upon a time, on a now defunct site called Regretsy, there was a post about an Etsy-listed pair of "skants"
, priced at a mere $758(USD)
. Much mockery ensued, and skants became a meme of sorts, with Regretsy readers sending site owner April Winchell their own skants pictures
. And now knitwear designer Stephen West
has taken up the skants gauntlet by bringing us the next evolution in skants: swants. He's posted a tutorial on how to make your own swants
, and a video of the Swants Dance
. Swants promise to be bigger than skants ever were. Since Stephen West posted his tutorial on November 4, swants have appeared on The Today Show
, on Boing Boing
, and on Cosmopolitan's blog
, as well as on a number of other blogs and news sites. Will you
be doing the Swants Dance?
posted by orange swan
on Nov 15, 2013 -
, Because people who play bass with their fingers look like they're tickling hairy dogs.
posted by bondcliff
on Aug 7, 2013 -
is a ridiculous unending tournament of pirate Mugen (previously
) characters from across a wide spectrum of games (and fan-made creations as well) duking it out while thousands of onlookers bet fake money. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Aug 6, 2013 -
Got an extra wad of cash burning a hole in your pocket, but that NPR fund drive doesn't start for another two weeks? Run out of useful Kickstarter campaigns to back? It's Pledge Weak
on the internet!
posted by backseatpilot
on Jan 31, 2013 -
"There are plenty of reasons to recover from addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma....But comedians are perverse people who often don't care about any of those things. So maybe this will convince them, and maybe this will convince me: get better — so you can get funny."
In a frank, personal, and revealing article, essayist Jaime Lutz interviews comedians Marc Maron
, Eddie Pepitone
, Paul Gilmartin
, and Anthony Atamanuik
about the uneasy relationship between mental illness and comedy.
posted by scarylarry
on Dec 14, 2012 -