The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service announced
today that it will recognize same-sex marriages for the purpose of filing federal taxes, even if the couple lives in a state that does not recognize their marriage. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen
on Aug 29, 2013 -
On August 23, 2013, voice teacher Sarah Horn went with her friends and family to see Kristin Chenoweth (previously
on Metafilter) in concert at the Hollywood Bowl. When, after intermission, Ms. Chenoweth asked if anyone in the audience knew Wicked's "For Good
", Sarah Horn volunteered that she did.
What happened next (closer video here
) has gotten more than 300,000 views since it went up Friday night.
posted by roomthreeseventeen
on Aug 25, 2013 -
Advertising about menstruation has often emphasized the down side - the inconveniences that "feminine products" can save women from. They have also often focused on body-shaming - suggesting that ideally, no one should know
you're even using them. Until now - a menstruation-related ad for HelloFlo
, a company that sends tampons delivered to your door, regularly, when you need them. It is voiced and acted by a spunky young girl,
who is not embarrassed but flamboyantly and splendidly proud of having her period.
posted by corb
on Jul 30, 2013 -
MOOOOOOOM, I'M BOOOOOOORED
Really? Didn't I just give you and your sister that thing that adds like 180 tracks to Mario Kart Wii
? YEAH BUT SHE'S NOT AROUND AND MARIO KART REALLY BENEFITS FROM ANOTHER PLAYER
Well, maybe I could play with you? COME ON MOM YOU'RE, LIKE, OLD OR SOMETHING
So? What's your point? I WANT SOMETHING THAT'S JUST AS MUCH FUN BY MYSELF, BUT ALSO FOR WII, AND IDEALLY IT SHOULD ALSO HAVE OVER A HUNDRED LEVELS BECAUSE THAT PART IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora
on Jun 15, 2013 -
Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of the original Mega Man
, a series-spawning platformer-shooter starring a blue robot with a gun for a hand who traverses dangerous levels and defeats robot bosses, gaining a new weapon with each boss he defeats. In celebration, Capcom has officially released a fan game, Street Fighter x Mega Man, with the Street Fighter cast (who made their own debut twenty five years ago in August) taking the role of the bosses. Watch the trailer
or download it from Capcom's website
posted by Pope Guilty
on Dec 17, 2012 -
Researchers sneak up on sleeping sperm whales
(.mpg video, hosted by Current Biology.
Matt Kaplan, writing in Nature
a 2008 article in Current Biology
"An accidental encounter with a pod of sleeping sperm whales has opened researchers’ eyes to some unknown sleep behaviours of these giant sea creatures . . . A team led by Luke Rendell at the University of St Andrew’s, UK, were monitoring calls and behaviour in sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) off the northern Chile coast when they accidentally drifted into the middle of a pod of whales hanging vertically in the water, their noses poking out of the surface. At least two of the whales were facing the boat, but not a single animal responded." [more inside]
posted by spitbull
on Aug 12, 2012 -
Bohemian Rhapsody. Piano. Drum. Bass. Vocal Choir 1 & 2. Vocal Track 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. Freddie's vocal track. All vocals. All instruments.
Video and links to an audacity project where you can download the workings yourself.
posted by nile_red
on Jul 23, 2012 -
Andrew Sullivan's Daily Beast
reports that Jan van Lohuizen, "highly respected Republican pollster", has advised his fellow conservatives to embrace GLBT civil rights. The text of the memo is reproduced in full at the link.
posted by Ipsifendus
on May 12, 2012 -