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Q2 is coming out to show them.

Maximum Reich is Q2's first multiplatform, multimedia-rich festival celebrating the iconic composer, Steve Reich. Complete with archival interviews stretching back 30 years, live concerts, an Eight Days of Steve blog, hosted segments with Nadia Sirota, an exclusive download of Dance Patterns, and Steve Reich himself, it promises to be quite the ride. For the next week, Q2, the new music stream from WQXR, is celebrating the life and work of Steve Reich.
posted by Lutoslawski on Dec 10, 2009 - 10 comments

the toy cement mixer and its “magic”

All That: "new" fiction from David Foster Wallace.
posted by Lutoslawski on Dec 7, 2009 - 56 comments

Cockeyed gets its costume on

Rob Cockerham is no stranger to giant Halloween costume projects (and no stranger to MeFi). Every year he famously chronicles his costume builds (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) including everything from idea to final design. This year we not only get to see how his "Money you save with Geico" costume went together, he also published shots from other bay area halloween costume builders (now that's a sub-genre) including the awesome Tauntaun that beat him and the Transformers Bumblebee costume that took ten months to create and went all the way to win in Las Vegas costume contests.
posted by mathowie on Nov 24, 2009 - 34 comments

If This Van's a-Rockin'

ULTIMATE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ON WHEELS | THE 1970’s VAN CUSTOMIZATION CRAZE
posted by dersins on Nov 23, 2009 - 42 comments

Do Not Try This At Home

You can see that things gradually become more terrifying : Five of the six alkali metals and their reactions to air and water. Learn more at the Periodic Table Of Videos. Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, Cesium (Caesium), and the elusive Francium.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 18, 2009 - 29 comments

the original green cookware

Do you want a definitive guide to washing your cast iron pan? Or you're curious about your vintage pans, maybe? Maybe your well-meaning partner left your beloved pan soaking in the sink, and you need to get rid of the rust, stat. Or maybe it's a LOT of rust, and you're looking to build an at-home electrolysis tank (warning: top-of-page Borat swimsuit shot). For all your questions on the loves and lives of the fabled cast iron pan, Black Iron Dude has the answer. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Nov 12, 2009 - 93 comments

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Vanity Fair explores the rise of cuteness and why we love it so very much.
posted by Lutoslawski on Nov 11, 2009 - 48 comments

Lost in the desert for 2,500 years.

It appears that the Lost Army of Cambyses has been found. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Nov 9, 2009 - 74 comments

World's Most Experienced Airline... in the garage

Anthony Toth has recreated a first-class Pan Am cabin in his garage.
posted by armage on Oct 26, 2009 - 49 comments

What do Stormtroopers do on their day off?

When Darth goes on vacation....
posted by Lutoslawski on Oct 9, 2009 - 18 comments

My Parents Were Awesome

My Parents Were Awesome Before the fanny packs and Andrea Bocelli concerts, your parents (and grandparents) were once free-wheeling, fashion-forward, and super awesome.
posted by xingcat on Oct 5, 2009 - 128 comments

The Thumping Guide to New York City

The Thumping Guide to New York City [via mefi projects] documents things in New York City that make cool sounds when you thump them with your fist. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Sep 29, 2009 - 27 comments

Wonderful, cheap musical instruments

From bagpipes to xylophones, Dennis Havlena's legendary website will show you how to make musical instruments, cheaply. Some of them sound pretty good [YouTube].
posted by mecran01 on Sep 24, 2009 - 20 comments

Saturday Morning Cartoons

How about some saturday morning cartoons, compliments of The Animation Show's Blog? [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon on Sep 12, 2009 - 2 comments

Deus Ex Barba

Beardyman's Northern Tour: 1) 101 2) Scotch Dedication 3) Everything is made of Cheese! 4) Dubstep Meatloaf 5) Don't Worry
(note: loud music and loads of expletives)
posted by flatluigi on Sep 2, 2009 - 10 comments

"Art too bad to be ignored"

From Sunday on the Pot with George to In the Cat's Mouth* to Think Again, The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) is "the world's only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms." Some images NSFW [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Sep 2, 2009 - 44 comments

SubPubHubbub

SubPubHubbub The real-time web, manifested by services like Twitter and Friendfeed are all the rage these days. What happens if everything online could be real-time? It can, thanks to Google PubSubHub and their ongoing effort to add it to their products. [more inside]
posted by griffey on Aug 7, 2009 - 16 comments

Let the Eagle Soar

40 years ago today, a man walked on the frickin' Moon. [previously]
posted by designbot on Jul 20, 2009 - 78 comments

Janey Thomson's Marathon.

Janey Thomson's Marathon Any longtime fan of 80s arcade game Track & Field and fan of old gaming lore around Desert Bus will no doubt fall in love with this new classic game written in the perfect style of early 80s Konami combined with brutally long punishment games. I gave up after a few minutes but damn did I want to keep going and see the finish. [via mefi projects]
posted by mathowie on Jul 17, 2009 - 56 comments

"Humans won't pay to watch dinosaurs ride motocross bikes forever" said Tark.

Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs
posted by minifigs on Jul 14, 2009 - 43 comments

Best. Babysitter. Ever.

Andrew W.K. (yt): Musician (yt), Motivational speaker (nyt) and now, kids show host (auto-playing video). via
posted by 1f2frfbf on Jun 16, 2009 - 80 comments

Nice to meat you, Mr. Bateman.

We know how fancy business cards can be. We know how seriously some people take business cards. But all of these cards have one fatal flaw: they are not made out of meat.
posted by Faint of Butt on May 12, 2009 - 43 comments

Hypothesis: I believe when people are lying, they will mostly show it on their eyes and facial expressions.

Lie to Me is a fairly new US drama series based on the work of Paul Ekman (previously) who studied facial movements and what they reveal about the emotional state of a person (see Malcolm Gladwell's "The Naked Face", also previously, for more background). No doubt inspired by the show, Gisela, a sixth grader at Mesa Grande Elementary School, decided for her science project to see whether she could tell if a person was lying based on their facial expressions. Here is the result: part 1, part 2 (youtube videos). [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on May 7, 2009 - 56 comments

You shall be eager for your husband, And he shall be your master

Man fell from the garden of Eden, and he planted the Garden of Herbal Evil, to justify Brutal Myths against women. Fortunately women have the Blissful Garden of Herbal Good to bind the evil herbs. (possibly NSFW, contains line drawings of genitals.) [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on Apr 28, 2009 - 32 comments

Before everything, there was PLATO

Touch screen. Awesome graphics. Online community. No, I'm not talking about the latest handheld device to hit the market, I'm talking about Control Data's PLATO system. [more inside]
posted by WolfDaddy on Apr 27, 2009 - 31 comments

Bike Parkour

Bike Parkour. Exactly what it says on the tin.
posted by By The Grace of God on Apr 20, 2009 - 91 comments

A Bazooka Rowdy?

The most awesome action sequence you'll see today. [via]
posted by clearly on Mar 12, 2009 - 80 comments

Hey Cat!

Look at This Cat! Not to be confused with look at this dog, look at this muppet (wat a donut...), robots and donuts, monkeys and robots, monkeys on stilts, twin monkeys, koala twins, or celebrities without makeup. [via mefi projects]
posted by ooga_booga on Feb 3, 2009 - 73 comments

My Valentine's date this year? Bacon Man!

I know you all love bacon. So if you're single, looking for a date, and want him to be edible... I present to you, bacon man. Step-by-step photos from NetDiva, his awesome creatrix.
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Jan 31, 2009 - 56 comments

Molecular Movies

Molecular Movies features cell and molecular animations, along with animation tutorials. [more inside]
posted by Korou on Jan 30, 2009 - 5 comments

This music video is MONEY.

"Money" is a completely AWESOME music video of a track by N.A.S.A. (North America South America), a DJ collective featuring Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon plus many famous guest artists, including, on this track alone, David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip. (Other tracks by N.A.S.A. feature the likes of Tom Waits, M.I.A., Gift of Gab and Kool Keith.) The video features the artwork of Shepard Fairey, who has been discussed previously here. The video was directed by Paul Griswold and Syd Garon (who also did this great video for DJ Qbert and this one for Dan the Automator, which features some nice Gilliamesque touches.)
posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Jan 17, 2009 - 15 comments

This table is seriously lacking in James Bond.

In 300 B.C., years before the birth of black Jesus, Aristole postulated that all good things were made of "win." That was a pretty good guess, but he was drunk and probably also having an orgy. Modern day awesominers know there are actually 118 fundamental "awesoments" that compose all good things. The Periodic Table of Awesoments can be a very useful tool. It's designed to show the relationships between awesoments, and often one can even predict how awesoments interact simply by their positions on the table.
posted by crossoverman on Dec 17, 2008 - 90 comments

The price IS right!!!!!

A contestant becomes a Double Showcase winner by bidding the exact price on The Price is Right. The last time this happened was 1972. (via BWE)
posted by spec80 on Dec 16, 2008 - 60 comments

Touching Strangers

"When my friend Richard Renaldi showed me the first images from the new series Touching Strangers I was just amazed. Asking two complete strangers to not only pose with each other, but to also touch each other while doing that... And this in a culture whose discomfort with touching someone you don't know, or touching something that someone else might have touched still baffles me, even after having spent almost ten years in it!" - A Conversation with Richard Renaldi about 'Touching Strangers' [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Nov 10, 2008 - 22 comments

Clever girl.

One Velociraptor Per Child
posted by allkindsoftime on Nov 4, 2008 - 36 comments

Girls and Boys

Boys and Girls: A Short Book about Choosing If and When to Have Sex. (Narrated by a sweet sounding lassie.)
posted by snsranch on Oct 9, 2008 - 33 comments

Man uses craigslist to form bank robbery plot

Escapes in inner tube in "the slowest getaway ever" . [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten on Oct 3, 2008 - 31 comments

Come and watch a DVD

Wilfred (slyt) [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Sep 26, 2008 - 21 comments

Ogre, anyone?

From Steve Jackson to TSR to FASA to Mayfair - an awesome retrospective on the joys of microgames.
posted by jbickers on Sep 22, 2008 - 48 comments

All is Full of Love

Bitone are full of love. : Björk's song "All Is Full Of Love" is covered by Ugandan children and youths on an album by a organization called Bitone (meaning "talent"). Their mission is to restore the lives and hopes of children between 8 and 18 years old in Uganda, whom have been traumatized by the death of their parents or loss of their home due to disease, war, or economic hardship. [via]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Sep 14, 2008 - 16 comments

Yorktown Improved

Artist Joseph Griffith, whose work draws from fantasy and mythology, has also turned his attention to one of America's most significant historical moments: "I painted this for the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown when George Washington and the Continentals traunched the British. The county would not dignify it with a response, however, George Washington's Mount Vernon estate kindly wrote me an e-mail saying they would 'pass it along to the staff'."
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing on Aug 20, 2008 - 51 comments

The Greatest Sideshow Video Ever Made.

The Greatest Sideshow Video Ever Made. "The Greatest Sideshow Video Ever Made was shot at the Moore theater in Seattle in 1992. The oddball cousin of Seattle's grunge music scene, the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow mixed vintage sideshow acts with novel stunts never before seen. Previously available only on VHS tape or DVD, this mind-blowing collection of feats of human daring is now available online in six parts for your viewing pleasure: 1 2 3 4 5 6 As an added bonus, watch as Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam participates." [via mefi projects] [more inside]
posted by stet on Jul 13, 2008 - 21 comments

Bleeding cool

Dress patterns made from bleeding markers. Simple, but totally awesome. (via ymk)
posted by mathowie on Jul 7, 2008 - 33 comments

Ted introduces its Top Ten List

Too busy to watch all of the great videos over at Ted (or, for that matter, read all the posts about TED here on the blue?)? Ted has you covered: Ted Top Ten.
posted by allkindsoftime on Jun 27, 2008 - 22 comments

Ear candy for your eyes

Apple's Album Art screensaver, recreated for Windows. I saw this on someone's Powerbook today and got jealous. Luckily, some developer decided to make this, for all the Windows users feeling left out.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Jun 24, 2008 - 14 comments

Just imagine what it could do with a pop tart.

"Using the power generated by a high-pressure CO2 gas system and mechanical ram, Yauner managed to get his toast to pop up about seven feet into the air—which was enough to set the record." The Moaster is the highest-popping toaster in the world. Video evidence is provided.
posted by Afroblanco on Jun 24, 2008 - 23 comments

She's a robo-babe. In Latin she would be called "babia majora".

Philips brings us the future of shaving.
posted by allkindsoftime on Jun 11, 2008 - 102 comments

Muxfind

Looking for a song online? Use Muxfind to search Muxtape (previously) for tracks.
posted by Korou on May 27, 2008 - 30 comments

The Hole in the Wall on Top Shelf!

The Hole in the Wall [via mefi projects] is our own interrobang's surrealistic cat story now being serialized at Top Shelf Comics as part of their new Webcomics section, and it's definitely something special - pen & ink & watercolor adventures of two cats exploring a mysterious and dangerous underground landscape. More comics like this will be posted there depending on the popularity of this one, so if you love art, great comics, or cats, you will want to check it out. This was a part of interrobang's Year in Comics project, so if you fall in love with the Hole in the Wall kittehs (you will!), go have look at his other stuff, as well.
posted by taz on May 23, 2008 - 30 comments

Drink your bacon, it's good for you!

Meatwater: A high-efficiency survival beverage. Don't worry; there is bacon water for your dog or cat, too.
posted by Unicorn on the cob on May 8, 2008 - 44 comments

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