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at the end of the ride everyone is dead except for you, the new champion

The Hunger Games Theme Park and the Death of the Disney Dream [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Nov 3, 2015 - 106 comments

Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone?

How could anyone possibly screw up Ferris Bueller's Day Off? By turning it into a sitcom. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 13, 2015 - 55 comments

I guess they thought that amassing land was important.

My Nephew Has Some Questions (Jesse Eisenberg in The New Yorker)
posted by davidjmcgee on Sep 3, 2015 - 33 comments

Why Do Activists Do What They Do?

How can climbing a flagpole or hanging from a bridge reform society or improve our political system? How can marching down the street with a cardboard sign that reads “Black Lives Matter” do anything other than disrupt traffic? Why do activists do what they do?
posted by aniola on Aug 21, 2015 - 43 comments

Miles Kimball: Secular Humanism and Universalist Unitarianism

Teleotheism and the Purpose of Life - "Please give this sermon a try. I think it has much in it that will be of interest to a wide range of readers: philosophy, cosmology, evolutionary theory, and science fiction, as well as theology. And nothing in it depends on believing in God at all." Abstract: As an enlightened form of atheism, I turn to teleotheism. Teleotheism is the view that God comes at the end, not at the beginning, where I am defining “God” as “the greatest of all things that can come true.” In this view, the quest to discover what are the greatest things that are possible is of the utmost importance. The best of our religious heritage is just such an effort to discover the greatest things that are possible. (via; previously)
posted by kliuless on Jun 7, 2015 - 33 comments

Endless Jingling

Endless Jingling [via mefi projects] cortex made this. how do we stop him. why would he do this. mods please delete cortex
posted by Greg Nog on Dec 16, 2014 - 184 comments


Drunk Furniture.
posted by oulipian on Oct 25, 2014 - 32 comments

I can't believe it! Nintendo!!!

Super Mario on Ice, with Jason Bateman and Alyssa Milano
posted by timshel on Dec 9, 2013 - 12 comments

You can't have fucking nothing isn't, everything is?!!

Jaeil Cho illustrates Louis CK's bit on when children ask 'Why?' [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Nov 13, 2013 - 37 comments

why are my nipples itchy

If you start typing "why" into Google, the autocomplete gives you a glimpse at the various mysteries people want answers to, such as "why is space black?" or "why are people stupid?" or "why is there yellow discharge in my underwear?" XKCD's current comic, "Questions," shows a glimpse at some of these questions, culled from a big list of over 33,000 that XKCD's author, Randall Munroe, generated from Google API queries. In response, Reddit user GeeJo made his best attempt at answering every single one posed in the comic.
posted by malapropist on Aug 27, 2013 - 50 comments

Knit the planet!

In June 2013, the Allegheny County Council approved the yarn bombing of the Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh, in celebration of Warhol's 85th birthday [previously mentioned on MeFi]. On 11 August, 1800 volunteers blanketed (heh) the bridge in 3000 feet of hand-knitted panels. More photos and behind the scenes. [more inside]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Aug 25, 2013 - 27 comments

Cat belts out Journey's "Don't Stop Believing"

'Just a small-time cat, livin' in a lonely world.' Cat puppet. Journey lyrics.
posted by angrycat on Aug 25, 2013 - 29 comments

All to do with honor and country

Why particle physics matters [no pun intended]. Physicists from around the world talk about why we study the nature of the universe. [via] [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Aug 20, 2013 - 17 comments

Cats sit on rice, where fish is supposed to be - why?

Nekozushi is one of the strangest videos I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their sushi, or why. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Aug 6, 2013 - 28 comments

Clippy Everywhere (oh god: CLIPPY EVERYWHERE)

"Our research shows that people love two things: failed Microsoft technologies and obscure Javascript libraries. Naturally, we decided to combine the two." Thanks to Smore, you can now put Microsoft Clippy (or one of its friends) on your websites.
posted by barnacles on May 19, 2013 - 33 comments

"I'm yours again. I always enjoy seeing what happens to me."

After years of silence, enigmatic programmer/musician/surrealist why the lucky stiff is publishing to the web again (temporarily). Five days ago he released a number of short collages; today, his site is outputting a number of stories and essays, which are being collected in several Scribd repositories. _why writes about a strange old Oprah show starring guests who've removed themselves from society [parts 2 3 4 5 6], discussing M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening with a friend [2 3 4 5 6], and suffering a personal crisis after reading the complete works of Kafka [2 3 4 5 6 7]. (One final story, "Dentist", has been uploaded to a public Dropbox account [2 3 4 5 6 7 8].) There's also this somewhat ominous web site. [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Apr 18, 2013 - 25 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


Designer Sruli Recht creates ring made partly of himself.
posted by found missing on Jan 24, 2013 - 50 comments

Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus

Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus || Spoken Word
posted by Blasdelb on Jan 15, 2012 - 85 comments

Why here, and not there?

Psychology Today handles The Big Question: Why Are We Here?
posted by twoleftfeet on Dec 11, 2011 - 66 comments

This guy does what Al Gore can only dream of....

Hot off the heels of the rousing critical success of Transformers 3, producer Don Murphy has greenlighted a feature-length, live-action Captain Planet film.
posted by schmod on Jul 21, 2011 - 101 comments

It's kind of like Minecraft, except you drive a bus in Germany...

Do you like video games? Have you ever wanted to comprehensively reenact the daily life of a double-decker bus driver in 1985 West Berlin? Your prayers have finally been answered. Aerosoft's impressive Omnibus Driving Simulator allows you to take command of the venerable 1980s-vintage MAN SD200 and SD202 double-decker buses (in 20 authentic 1980s advertising liveries) along West Berlin's Omnibus Route 92, complete with an accurate simulation of all four production-runs of the SD200's transmission, drivetrain, climate control, and passenger information systems. If the SD202 doesn't cut it for you, or you want to escape the clutches of West Berlin, there's a comprehensive map editor and scripting engine at your disposal. (via) [more inside]
posted by schmod on Feb 22, 2011 - 46 comments

I'm on a Boat

If you're like me, you're in the market to buy yourself an island-sized boat, but you're not satisfied with the world's current inventory of formulaic, fuel-guzzling, cruise-ship-like mega-yachts. You might want to consider picking up a WHY 58x38, which offers 36,000 square feet of living space, a 120-foot "beach," three decks, and an 80-foot interior pool, topped by a vast solar panel array. It won't break your budget -- at a mere $151 million, it doesn't even crack the top four most expensive yachts in the world! [more inside]
posted by brain_drain on Nov 13, 2009 - 68 comments

Lose/Lose: The Game That Deletes Your Files

"Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the player's computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the players ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted." via
posted by Plutor on Sep 23, 2009 - 105 comments

I Want To Blow YOU Up!

A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila. MTV made a show out of her because, amongst other reasons, she has over 2.5 million friends on myspace and she claims not to discriminate. The cast bios are interesting fucking ridiculous. The latest has her and some dude named Bobby breaking up. Fan sites are abuzz.
posted by gman on Jan 11, 2008 - 103 comments

Finally the B-Boys are Taking Acid

Presenting hip-hop live and weird from cLOUDDEAD. [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Nov 9, 2007 - 14 comments

This is why you're not

$15 microwave -- this is why I'm hot. Via. $15 microwave -- this is why I'm hot (break it down now)
posted by parmanparman on May 24, 2007 - 23 comments

Senate Back Up For Grabs?

Newsfilter: The United States Senate may once again be up for grabs. Senator Tim Johnson, D-SD, 60, has reportedly just suffered a stroke and is currently undergoing tests at The George Washington University Medical Center.
posted by The White Hat on Dec 13, 2006 - 71 comments

(Un?)patriotic Dads with lawn chairs

Precision Lawn Chair Marching Dads
posted by dios on Dec 5, 2005 - 28 comments

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