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keeping up with the Joneses

give me gratitude or give me debt [more inside]
posted by flex on Sep 1, 2014 - 45 comments

So long as you don't sleep, you've nothing to worry about

Moths, spiders, mushrooms, foxes and other Lewis Carroll-ian delights stuffed and mounted for your delight and safety by the self-taught artist Mister Finch
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 9, 2014 - 8 comments

Music for stuff

Music for Airports, Music for Real Airports. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Aug 9, 2013 - 60 comments

It's Saturday morning. Grab a bowl of cereal and let's watch cartoons!

Stuff You Should Know: The Animated Series is an animated version of bits from the very popular Stuff You Should Know podcast, with Josh and Chuck. Thus far, topics include:
Duels
The Digestive System
How to Start a Country
Lilith and Vampire Myths
Self-Experimenters
How Fear Works
[more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Apr 13, 2013 - 10 comments

Jumbo Fingerprints Made From Random Stuff

Jumbo Fingerprints Made From Random Stuff
posted by Confess, Fletch on Aug 20, 2012 - 15 comments

A Culture of Clutter

Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors, a new book by UCLA's Center on Everyday Lives of Families (CELF), is the conclusion of an unprecedented nine-year interdisciplinary study of the middle-class American home. A team of archaeologists, anthropologists and other social scientists studied the home life of 32 two-income, middle-class families in Los Angeles. What they found was a lifestyle struggling with consumerism, and a staggering accumulation of possessions:
“The first household assemblage we analyzed, of Family 27, resulted in a tally of 2,260 visible possessions in the first three rooms coded (two bedrooms and the living room),” and that didn’t include “untold numbers of items tucked into dresser drawers, boxes and cabinets or items positioned behind other items.”
[more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 16, 2012 - 90 comments

The deer head and the memory card

How to Lose A Legacy - a curator writes about the problem of what to do with stuff after death. (via.) Professional organizers give advice. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 25, 2010 - 36 comments

THE PHOTO ISSUE 2010

Still Lifes
"Supposedly the still life came to the fore when religion and the state became replaced by the middle class. Do you know when that was. The world began to be run by people who just wanted a lot of shit. And would go anywhere to get it. The Dutch who invented our own dear New York and this is why it is this wayfull of people who want stuffthey were the stars of this moment, collecting shit from around the world and putting big piles of it on shelves, in boats, taking it somewhere else. And making paintings of it. And really this moment never ended. They would paint marketplaces, and the thing that's funny is that if you were a painter and you weren't being paid to paint someone rich you would just probably paint some stuff and sell it in the market and so the place where all this was happening of course got painted too—it's dizzying." (via dd)
posted by kliuless on Aug 1, 2010 - 30 comments

Parental Craparoo

Crap at My Parent's House: Homage to all of the weird crap that everyone's parents have. Via
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Jul 27, 2010 - 83 comments

It's what it says on the tin.

People Doing Stuff. Strangely compelling.
posted by flatluigi on Nov 7, 2009 - 70 comments

Mulder and Scully have been sent to investigate.

A mysterious black blob of something is floating along the Alaskan coast... and it's biological. According to the Coast Guard, "It's definitely not an oil product of any kind." The strange goop even has a taste for flesh... "[S]omeone turned in what was left of a dead goose -- just bones and feathers..."
posted by SansPoint on Jul 16, 2009 - 111 comments

No real issues. Just stuff and nonsense

Nothing To Do With Arbroath [more inside]
posted by jtron on Feb 29, 2008 - 5 comments

Why A Recession Might Be A Good Thing

The Upside of the Downside "I never imagined I’d find myself in the curious position of having so much more than my parents ever had, of having more, frankly, than I ever thought I would have—and yet simultaneously feeling like I’m falling behind, that I need to earn more, save more, invest more, acquire more. When did I begin to feel this anxiety of acquisition? How did I become such a jackass?"
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Feb 5, 2008 - 138 comments

Tis the season for stuff.

...you cannot run a linear system on a finite planet indefinitely. The story of stuff.
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 5, 2007 - 61 comments

Doesn't quite look to be a Chu-Chu Rocket, but...

The Japanese Trailer to Kokoro Scan. Japanese game trailers always seem pretty interesting and fun. And, well, most often more-or-less nonsensical. This is for the new game Kokoro Scan, which, um, looks like it might be a dating sim of some sort? Maybe? The animation and segues are pretty interesting, and, though it's 6 minutes -- awfully long for a trailer, particularly one sans any gameplay (I think) -- it's interesting/off-the-wall enough to be engaging. What do cartoon nipples, pixellated white things and bananas have in common? (via)
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me on Aug 3, 2007 - 13 comments

"When I hear the word 'designer', I reach for my chainsaw."

The backlash against design. Are you Anti-fluff or Anti-stuff?
posted by hydrophonic on Jan 12, 2007 - 82 comments

New Scientist Short List of Fun Materials

Walking on liquids, corn starch rocking out to the beat of a subwoofer and materials that expand as they stretch are just some of the cool videos mentioned in The Stuff of Dreams (plenty more links in the last link).
posted by furtive on Jan 3, 2007 - 13 comments

365 Days II: 365 MORE Days, The Bloodening

It's BACK! Otis F. Odder (of The Bran Flakes and Comfort Stand Recordings is reviving his 365 Days project on the WFMU Beware Of The Blog! Hot damn! He opens it with the complete recordings of the Michael Mills Satanic Messages Radio Show and the complete Beatles Forever recordings (previously excerpted in the first incarnation). (Previously on MeFi)
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me on Jan 1, 2007 - 14 comments

like, you know, totally

iliketotallyloveit is what you get if you apply the digg algorithm to stuff. Users submit their favorite stuff, new or old, and if enough other members agree with its awesomeness their favorite gets posted to the front page (along with where to buy it, of course).
posted by mendel on Dec 19, 2006 - 16 comments

Stuff and Me

Buy an ad, and Aric posts a funny photo of himself and your product. Another entry in the "million dollar homepage" series of viral-advertising-as-content sites. [via mefi projects]
posted by brownpau on Feb 18, 2006 - 21 comments

subtle interest

Top 10 Things I Like in My Apartment by Jaime Stewart of Xiu Xiu.
posted by The Jesse Helms on Aug 19, 2005 - 34 comments

It's ten PM. do you know where your firefox is?

Ever wonder what your browser is really like? Does it lurk in the shadows of the local pub or pool hall? Does it give too many 404s then it gives really cool websites? Look no further, introducing BrowserSpy, all the scoop you need to know but were afraid to ask.
posted by wheelieman on Aug 1, 2005 - 2 comments

It's not only the size of the boat, but also the motion of the ocean.

Remember small scissors? Big scissors! Remember small chocolate? Big chocolate! Small clipboards? Pfaff... Big clipboards! ... such is life at Great Big Stuff (thanks John)
posted by holloway on Jun 25, 2004 - 13 comments

What's that stuff?

Did you know what's behind that "new car smell"?
These apparently.
"What's that Stuff" explores the chemistry of everyday stuff.
posted by talos on Feb 20, 2003 - 12 comments

A radio DJ's prank on travelling friends.

A radio DJ's prank on travelling friends....involved faking an Interpol officer and the suggestion of "concealed" bird eggs. [More inside...]
posted by holloway on Oct 2, 2000 - 1 comment

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