When a freak brain hemorrhage struck out of nowhere a couple of years ago, I became a little depressed, stuck in a rut, and strangely fearful of death. So when I heard about people (in my neighborhood, even) using hallucinogens to push beyond their preoccupations, to help them live without fear, I decided that was a trip I had to take.
According to an analysis of Facebook posts, using "LOL" as a way to express laughter... is dead. (at least on Facebook)
Why I Deleted Your Band's Promo Email (SLTumblr)
I'd like to try crowdsourced intimacy. lol :) This is an article about an invisible girlfriend and boyfriend job.
"YouTube user Now 夠了沒 has broadcast a genius method of putting on pants. It is one that forgoes the often irritating and time-consuming use of hands. No doubt this is why the internet was invented." (Buzzfeed link - includes animated .gifs & embedded video; soundtrack: "The Final Countdown") [more inside]
Every Cocktail Bar Menu Ever. By College Humor, formerly the purveyors of The Complete Guide to the Craft Beer at Your Local Bar.
Twitter: @HardSciFiMovies imagines the plots of SF/F movies moving more in line with reality.... [via mefi projects]
The definitive difference between Funny and LOL [Warning: dataviz]
Remember when Dan Savage started a campaign to convince LGBT teens that "it gets better"? It's a noble cause, but sadly there's still a huge subset of the population out there for whom it will only get worse...
Inky paw prints have been discovered in a 15th century manuscript. [National Geographic] [Picture#1] [Picture #2] [Interactive] [more inside]
With 32 million active players per month, League of Legends, the world's most played video game, just finished it's second World Championship with teams from the US, Russia, Korea, Taiwan and Europe competing for a $2 million dollar prize pool. The tournament was filled with stadium sized crowds, nonstop action, major upsets, even controversy. [more inside]
Circa 2005, Steve Jobs was introducing a new feature to iTunes and he called them podcasts! Unfortunately, during the LIVE presentation Adam Curry was not happy with his Mac!! Priceless!
Welcome to the Champion Spotlight, featuring Sejuani, the Winter's
Claw Wrath. Sejuani is a sub par tanker with terrible AP scaling and... no rider. [more inside]
Rick taught his cat, Lou, how to use instant messaging. Their chat logs can be read at Lou vs. Rick. (SLTP)
This is a 2 minute single link youtube video entitled Thanks, Smokey! . It has dancing, hoodies, surprises and I don't know why it is called 'Thanks, Smokey!'. God bless. (NSFW)
He Gotta Donk [SLYT] [May be NSFW]
Cats in Tanks. [SLVimeo] Watch what happens when cats commandeer tanks.
League of Legends is an indie game inspired by the Defense of the Ancients map for Warcraft III. [more inside]
Long before user authentication and online validation became a thorn in the side of software pirates, copy protection techniques were a little more friendly and a little more lo-fi: packaged with Infocom's interactive fiction games, "Feelies" (primary link, click on the boxes)were assorted physical items that acted as accompanying illustrations (fake magazine covers, in-game currency, decoder slides, and even scratch-n-sniff cards for specific points during game play) to worlds made entirely from text. [more inside]
Coal. Cheap, Abundant, Clean.
He wanted his espresso iced, but the coffee shop wouldn't let him. "Hey man. What you're about to do … that’s really, really Not Okay." [more inside]
Looking for a gift for someone special? Got everything you thought you'd ever need? Why not treat yourself to the blood of innocents?
Spock (nsfw) -- titled "Planet New Hampshire," part of Superhero Lonely, a 2005 exhibition of paintings by John Jacobsmeyer. [more inside]
Internet Commenter Retirement Party! NSFW language, exploding captcha girl on girl action
Playboy. Cowboy. Mandom. The late Charles Bronson and his perfect chest, in one of his finest early pre-Death-Wish roles. And look out for Percy Helton. Here's a shorter version with more horse. Via here. [more inside]
lolsecretz --The meeting of two of the internet's most famous memes– the touching postsecret and the sublimely stupid LOLcats
It's All Because. Have you ever had those days where you're wondering just why everything about your life is feeling like it's going down the toilet bowl? Oded Gross knows, and he will tell you all about it. In a song.
McPwnd. Person in charge of John McCain's MySpace presence decides to use Mike Davidson's MySpace/CSS hack, but fails to credit Mike, and directly hotlinks his images. Result: "Today I announce that I have reversed my position and come out in full support of gay marriage ... particularly between passionate females." Oops. Remember, folks: hotlinks are bad.
The effects of weightlessness are most associated with astronauts, but a more practical application can be seen in this dog.
You missed Caturday! but you'll be prepared for the next one. "It's lolcats pix with tags! Does also peoples call it cat macros? You may also find non-lolcat pictures -- this is a treasure for you." This makes some happy. This makes others cross. Not a cat person? How about a dog person? Me either. Yes I searcheds b4 I posteds. =P
Britney Spears files for divorce from husband Kevin Federline. Spears, rocketed to fame in 1998 at the age of 16 by her debut single Hit Me Baby One More Time, married backup dancer Kevin Federline in September of 2004, scarcely nine months after her first abortive Las Vegasmarriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander. After two children (and one sculpture), Britney graciously introduced her husband at the recent Teen Choice awards where Kevin played a song from his new album. It looked like nothing could stop those two lovebirds. But after a recent Letterman appearance with a hot recently pregnant Britney showed up not wearing her rings, the truth finally came out. The dream is over.
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