Eric Strand finished
this year's Grandma's Marathon in Duluth in 6 hours and 15 minutes. But before he got to the starting line that day, he had run the entire course backwards
posted by roomthreeseventeen
on Jun 29, 2013 -
is kind of mind-blowing the first time you see it. It is not a PC or flash game, but a romhack that can run on a real NES. But which game is it a hack of? [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on Apr 5, 2011 -
There is some debate as to why he torched it
. But here
he is in all his glory, at the location where some the most innovative sounds
the world has ever heard were recorded. Lee Scratch at Black Ark. (first post...good to be here)
posted by Jibuzaemon
on Feb 27, 2011 -
— Four straight minutes of dudes ramping bikes and their bodies 35 feet into the air and splashing down into a small pond. [1080p slyt]
posted by netbros
on Oct 8, 2010 -
MLK Jr: The First Attempt
: Nearly 10 years before he was assassinated, as Dr. King signed copies of his book Stride Toward Freedom
, Izola Ware Curry
, a part-time maid from Georgia, stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener, nearly puncturing his aorta. Though she was eventually indicted for attempted murder, Ms. Curry was found incompetent to stand trial
and committed to Matteawan State Hospital for the criminally insane. Characteristically, Dr. King forgave her
and requested that she be rehabilitated as a productive member of society. [more inside]
posted by Alison
on Jan 18, 2010 -
Some guy named Spence Peppard takes a flying shot at Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline's Crazy
posted by loquacious
on Aug 28, 2009 -
Welcome to Harpeau Crapeau University.
Sing along now: Dear, dear ol' HCU,
We're filled with gratitude.
Swami and trusted friend.
Our guide through the world of Maya,
Wit and wisdom, "Hi, howaya?"
Misguided A-Souls should try-ya!
God bless HCU
posted by mwhybark
on Sep 8, 2008 -
Finally a myspace blog post worth seeing: funny window messages about neighbors with trash disposal concerns, vaguely reminiscent of the window messages in "You and Me and Everyone Else We Know" [more inside]
posted by srs
on Jul 13, 2008 -
According to Ilechukwu, an epidemic of penis theft swept Nigeria between 1975 and 1977.
Then there seemed to be a lull until 1990, when the stealing resurged. “Men could be seen in the streets of Lagos holding on to their genitalia either openly or discreetly with their hand in their pockets,” Ilechukwu wrote. “Women were also seen holding on to their breasts directly or discreetly, by crossing the hands across the chest. . . . Vigilance and anticipatory aggression were thought to be good prophylaxes. This led to further breakdown of law and order.” In a typical incident, someone would suddenly yell: Thief! My genitals are gone! Then a culprit would be identified, apprehended, and, often, killed.
posted by chunking express
on Jul 8, 2008 -
On public access TV in Seattle a preacher named Bruce Howard rambled
each week for twenty five minutes about love and hope
. He would then abruptly burst into song (some covers
, some original
) and lavish affection onto his pug
, BUSTER LOVE
! We watched at first to mock, and then grew to genuinely like him. But sometime between then and now he seems to have gone mad (last two links nsfw-ish)
posted by jiiota
on Nov 25, 2007 -
You've never heard a box of Stoned Wheat Thins, a big tub of Necco, a little wooden frog, a Tupperware bucket, an empty jar and a theremin sound this good. It's Crazy
. No, really, it's Crazy
. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Oct 11, 2007 -
Those crazy Scientologists
are at it again. This time, a New Zealand website owner has been ordered to
relinquish his clever domain name, scienTOMogy.info
under threat of legal action. The site, an ugly-looking collection of links
Scientology-debunking websites, serves as a clearinghouse for information about one of the church's most notorious members, Tom Cruise. CoS claims the domain is similar enough to their official website address
to be confusing to Internet users
posted by wakko
on Oct 19, 2005 -
You thought the US had all the frivolous lawsuits? You thought that Russian astrologer
had the "stupidest lawsuit ever" award all sewn up? Think again
. French bus service Transports Schiocchet Excursions is suing a group of ten women who carpool to work every day, alleging unfair competition with their bus line. Among TSE's demands: confiscation of the defendants' cars. Groklaw has more
, including excerpts from an interview in French which tosses around the delicious term "covoiturage".
posted by ubernostrum
on Jul 12, 2005 -
The Crazy Frog / Axel F Song
(previously mentioned on the Blue
) is about to make history by being the first ringtone / pop music crossover to successfully invade the British charts. How successful? A little band named Coldplay
also have a new single out; as it stands, Crazy Frog
is outselling their effort by a factor of 4 to 1.
People, this is serious. Prepare for some major league irritation to descend upon us. The success of this single will only spawn a legion of imitators, and that can only lead to the dark side. As Malcolm McLaren
, ex Sex Pistols manager puts it: "Listen to this song and you can hear the death knell of the traditional music industry."
posted by LondonYank
on May 28, 2005 -