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the shades were down as always and it was quiet.

"the man with the beautiful eyes" by Charles Bukowski, animated by Jonathan Hodgson. [via]
posted by kjh on Jul 4, 2014 - 3 comments

Rat Att-att-att-attack! (You oughtta know by now...)

"Once every 48 years, forests of the bamboo known as Melocanna baccifera go into exuberant flower in parts of northeast India [a process called Mautam]. And then, like clockwork, the event is invariably followed by a plague of black rats that spring from nowhere to spread destruction and famine in their wake. For the first time on film, NOVA and National Geographic capture this massive rat population explosion in the kind of vivid detail not possible in 1959, when the last invasion occurred." Airing tonight at 8PM on your local PBS station, or catch it online here beginning tomorrow.
posted by billysumday on Feb 24, 2009 - 47 comments

Modular

Origami inspired bamboo and paper modular buildings for use as temporary shelters, by Ming Tang.
posted by Artw on Oct 24, 2008 - 17 comments

Jegog - The Balinese bamboo gamelan

Jegog (Suar Agung) the first
Jegog (Suar Agung) the second
Jegog (Suar Agung) the third
Sekaa Jegog Yuskumara - Balinese gamelan music
Sekaa Jegog Yuskumara in the Tropenmuseum [more inside]
posted by y2karl on Mar 11, 2008 - 7 comments

pliable beauty

Contemporary Japanese bamboo art.
posted by nickyskye on Jul 17, 2007 - 13 comments

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

The first 3 months of a panda's life, in photos (courtesy of the World Wildlife Foundation). Bonus link: a gaggle of pandas make for the most adorable news outtakes ever.
posted by jonson on May 31, 2007 - 34 comments

Bamboo bike

Bicycle enthusiast Brano Meres constructed this bike frame from bamboo. I'm not sure how well it would hold up, but it looks pretty sweet. [via coolhunting]
posted by btwillig on May 12, 2005 - 15 comments

Dare You Face My Stun Gun Style?

KIAAAAII!!! Yellow Bamboo, a Balinese martial arts/religious group, claims they can knock people down at a distance with pure focused chi energy. The usual skeptics are out in force -- but at least one skeptic was humbled! Are Yellow Bamboo just another group of deluded Dragon Ball Z fans or are they the real deal? ...well, it turns out more former than latter.
posted by felix on Feb 15, 2005 - 40 comments

Soju

JINRO: The liquor thrice-filtered with charcoal made from bamboo In Korea, Chamjinisulro is the first clean and safe soju filtered three times with charcoal made from bamboo, which is cooked at 1,000 degrees celsius. Because Chamjinisulro has been filtered twice, it has never been leaving no harmful ingredients or impurities. You can enjoy pure taste without the burden of hangovers due to it's containing asparagine and affulent minerals.
posted by cmicali on Jul 7, 2003 - 32 comments

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