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They know when the boxed bird sings.

Vinkensport (finch sport), or vinkenzetting (finch sitting) is a Belgian, primarily Flemish, sport involving a box, a bird, and a counting stick. The bird that sings the most times in an hour wins. Here is a short and somewhat doubtful documentary.
posted by hydrophonic on Jun 4, 2014 - 9 comments

"John Doe has the upper hand!"

Morgan Freeman finally opens the b-o-o-o-o-ox. [Warning: Contains spoiler for the movie Se7en]
posted by Atom Eyes on May 29, 2014 - 20 comments

The Box

Twilight in the Box. "The suicide statistics, the squalor and the recidivism haven’t ended solitary confinement. Maybe the brain studies will." [Via]
posted by homunculus on Feb 28, 2014 - 24 comments

A Better Cardboard Box

Two engineering students attempt to revolutionize the cardboard box
posted by roaring beast on Dec 23, 2013 - 76 comments

The secret of the Chinese takeout container

No plate? No worries! [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Nov 17, 2013 - 56 comments

Candy Box 2

Candy Box 2 is out. (candy box previously)
posted by juv3nal on Oct 24, 2013 - 211 comments

And a child in every box

The Finnish welfare state gives every parent a box for their child. While so many politicians gnash their teeth and "think of the children", while cutting benefits or ignoring the massive number of kids dying from firearms, the Finns give every expectant parent a box. The box contains everything a parent needs to get started, including the box to sleep in (with a little mattress), and has been credited by public health officials with massively reducing infant mortality.
posted by petrilli on Jun 4, 2013 - 143 comments

Airfix - Making History

The Royal Air Force Museum London will be launching in Summer 2013 a signature exhibition commemorating and celebrating the national institution that is Airfix. This will chart the history of this Great British Institution by displaying original Box Art as well as Airfix’s most popular models from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s in the Museum’s Art Gallery. In preparation, this post will focus upon the history* of the company, its founding in the late 1940s by a Hungarian immigrant, through its boom years in the 1960s, the later years of decline and under investment, and finally its current resurgence in the market place. Look at the ways in which Airfix products are developed, including the painstaking research and the cutting edge technology used to design and manufacture modern kits. (text inspired by numerous sources) [more inside]
posted by infini on Dec 26, 2012 - 17 comments

The Man Box

They avoid the treacherous edges, they navigate the contradictions as best they can, they do everything they’re supposed to to stay inside the box. And what’s the prize? Noah Brand and Ozy Frantz on the "man box".
posted by Evernix on Aug 15, 2012 - 62 comments

What divorced readers did with their wedding rings

A Magazine article on when to take off a wedding ring after a marriage fails generated a large response from readers. The feature asked when it was appropriate to remove the band, and explored the symbolism of doing so. Here, readers share their stories about the dilemma of what to do with a symbol of marriage once the relationship has broken down.
posted by Blasdelb on Jul 14, 2012 - 154 comments

My vortex in a box.

Cardboard box vortex cannon. [3:26] With simple instructions to make your own.
posted by Burhanistan on Mar 22, 2012 - 46 comments

Making Boxes ... Like A Boss

"You've seen boring unboxing videos. How about a cool boxing video?" A Korean postal worker demonstrates his superior packaging skills [SLYT].
posted by bayani on Dec 16, 2011 - 45 comments

If you play it backwards it spells suiboM

Möbius Music Box [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet on Dec 13, 2011 - 13 comments

Andrew has asked me to "keep doodling forever"

Lunchbox Doodles: "At the beginning of his first school year – on his first day of kindergarten in fact – my wife was preparing my son Andrew's lunchbox. As I sat sipping my coffee, she handed me a 3 x 5 blank index card and asked me to draw something for his lunchbox." [more inside]
posted by bwg on Jun 4, 2011 - 35 comments

Stanley Kubrick's cardboard box

Stanley Kubrick liked things just so. Including cardboard boxes. (2:05 .wmv)
posted by Joe Beese on Feb 8, 2011 - 16 comments

Sisyphean box

Sisyphean box [SLYT]
posted by 0xdeadc0de on Jul 31, 2010 - 59 comments

Put my tape on pause and add some more to yours

The idea of the cassette: A gallery with musings. [via]
posted by cashman on Mar 19, 2010 - 27 comments

Hey, my name is Andy and I play this box.

Who needs real instruments? cf. Balloon Bass and Box (SLYT).
posted by tybeet on Dec 15, 2009 - 11 comments

Open For Questions

Open For Questions. Metafilter's Own™ box and klangklangston "skim the White House's Open For Questions, posting the best and brightest queries the American public can manage." [via mefi projects] [more inside]
posted by dersins on Mar 25, 2009 - 69 comments

Cute Bento Box Lunches.

Wall-E in bento box lunch form. But wait, there's more! [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Dec 8, 2008 - 51 comments

From the inside out.

A cat getting into a yogurt box. And a girl getting into a vending machine. DLYT.
posted by blue_beetle on Nov 4, 2008 - 33 comments

Emmy in a box

And the Emmy goes to... D*ck in a Box.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Sep 10, 2007 - 68 comments

Ass. In the box.

Ass in the box.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Sep 26, 2006 - 41 comments

Te Amo

Cigar Box Labels are among the finest works of commercial art ever produced. Package designs proliferated during the 1800s, thanks to the development of the stone lithography technique. "Each label could involve a dozen highly skilled specialists,, take a month to create, and cost upwards of $6000.00 (in 1900 dollars) to produce." Images range from racy to rustic to romantic to racist, offering a glimpse into the changing popular fascinations of the 19th and 20th centuries.
posted by Miko on Sep 21, 2006 - 15 comments

These kids and their crazy cars

Donk, box, or bubble?
posted by mr_crash_davis on Aug 18, 2006 - 13 comments

Cleveland gets sold down the (burning) river

Cleveland bloggers are organizing against a giant suburban-style shopping plaza called Steelyard Commons (to be built on the site of the city's historic steel factories), which will include an immense Wal-Mart at its core. After City Council passed legislation in February to prevent Wal-Mart from adding a grocery store (causing the Bensonville bullies to "pull out" and scuttle the project), the developer was aided and abetted behind closed doors by Cleveland's mayor, Queen Jane. Despite the mayor's proclamation of "no public money" or tax abatements for the project, there's plenty of evidence to the contrary.
posted by bitter-girl.com on May 20, 2005 - 16 comments

Build a fort! Build A THOUSAND FORTS!

FREE BOXES!
posted by jimmy on Jan 31, 2005 - 105 comments

Man charged in Blaine paint attack

Man charged in Blaine paint attack "A 28-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage for allegedly throwing pink paint at the box illusionist David Blaine has made his temporary home." It's not the first time he has been attacked. Here are the stunt details, a progress report and the box's location.
posted by ifenn on Sep 27, 2003 - 50 comments

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