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She can move out of her car and into your home for a mere $95!

In the 1980s, American Girl dolls became an obsession for many young girls. The early options were limited, but the "family" of dolls has expanded to have Native American, New Mexican, African-American, and Jewish girls represented. Reaching across to a new un-tapped demographic: American Girl has released a homeless doll. Gwen Thompson, the homeless girl, retails for $95.
posted by grapefruitmoon on Jan 31, 2010 - 109 comments

Possibly also the 17 most AWESOME Playmobil sets.

17 Least Appropriate Playmobil Sets For Children : Yep. A randomly numbered list on which several items are questionable. But really, whoever approved #1 for production was more than a little bit twisted.
posted by grapefruitmoon on Jan 29, 2010 - 84 comments

Melty, crunchy, spicy, grilled post-modern nothingness.

Breaking news, Taco Bell will make you skinny! Not unknown for low-brow branding, Toxic Bell is following it's hedonistic Fourthmeal campaign with an appeal to "sensible choices". [more inside]
posted by Juicy Avenger on Jan 16, 2010 - 139 comments

The human race is doomed. DOOMED, I TELL YOU!!!!

Inspiration for the sex robot sprang from the September 11, 2001 attacks.
posted by minimii on Jan 12, 2010 - 130 comments

I Deny That I Am In Denial

Questions for John Yoo. Q. Do you regret writing the so-called torture memos, which claimed that President Bush was legally entitled to ignore laws prohibiting torture? A. No, I had to write them. It was my job. As a lawyer, I had a client. The client needed a legal question answered. NY Times, via Andrew Sullivan [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Dec 29, 2009 - 47 comments

Defending the nation from temptation

Air force personnel stole Malaysian fighter jet engine(s) from a military warehouse to sell on the black market abroad. Chaos ensues. Humour lurks. Rumours fly. Previously.
posted by infini on Dec 26, 2009 - 30 comments

Repent! (With money)

Feel guilty about some of that terrible code you've inflicted on the world? Worse Than Failure (formerly the Daily WTF) introduces bad code offsets for purchase to atone for your crimes. [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Dec 20, 2009 - 23 comments

Vintage SF Magazine Covers Wish You a Weird Christmas

Have a Weird Christmas courtesy of this set of vintage SF magazine covers.
posted by jjray on Dec 18, 2009 - 18 comments

Bro, check it out - seriously huge rave on Zombie Island tonight!

WTF Comcast is "proof that whoever writes the Comcast OnDemand descriptions is drunk."
posted by jbickers on Dec 11, 2009 - 51 comments

1960s Marvel cartoon theme songs

The best thing about those Marvel Comics cartoons from the 1960s? The theme music.
posted by the_bone on Nov 28, 2009 - 26 comments

the Hyperedited Ronald McDonald Japanese Symphony Orchestra

Ladies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure to present to you the Hyperedited Ronald McDonald Japanese Symphony Orchestra. (QLYT).
1. The Sabre Dance
2. Turkish March
3. The Marriage of Figaro
4. Beethoven's 5th Symphony
posted by Grimp0teuthis on Nov 23, 2009 - 28 comments

Black and White WTF

A blog of strange (found) B&W photography
posted by grumblebee on Nov 2, 2009 - 37 comments

The 'Democratization of Music.'

uPlaya uses algorithms to determine if a song will be a hit. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Oct 12, 2009 - 42 comments

"What have we got to lose?"

We welcome anyone to visit our town! There are no commandos in the streets. There is no fence or gate being built around Hardin. People are free to come and go as they please. APF is not running our town or our police force. [more inside]
posted by mek on Oct 1, 2009 - 128 comments

Griddleville, Population: ∞

Your Saturday Morning Cartoon: Chik Parm Spag in Griddleville
posted by saguaro on Sep 19, 2009 - 6 comments

I'm crazy. Crazy for feeling so blue.

Some guy named Spence Peppard takes a flying shot at Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline's Crazy.
posted by loquacious on Aug 28, 2009 - 50 comments

Oh. Em. Gee.

OMGpop is potentially all your Flash Fun Fridays come at once. Clones of addictive classic multiplayer games like Bomberman, Pictionary, Tetris, even Mario Kart and Guitar Hero - plus a whole lot more, all wrapped up in an extremely slick interface with an added dash of chat and social networking features. Not yet out of beta, the hype is certainly extensive, but is the business model sound? [more inside]
posted by TheTorns on Aug 28, 2009 - 21 comments

when you need that unusual gift ...

Amazon: wtf
posted by madamjujujive on Aug 22, 2009 - 121 comments

It's just you, a roll of tape and the internet, so why not?

Go ahead, tape yourself.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Aug 18, 2009 - 38 comments

Your Worst Nightmare, Butthorn!

Gary Busey is.. BULLETPROOF. (SLYT) via everything is terrible [more inside]
posted by signalnine on Jul 29, 2009 - 60 comments

No more ditching in the Hudson is a plus.

The Manhattan Airport Foundation. From the About Us: It doesn’t take long to realize Central Park squanders 843 acres of the most valuable real estate in the world. From the FAQ: To date, nearly 100 investors have signed on to provide approximately $130M in equity with another $80M from the bond market making Manhattan Airport the most ambitious privately-funded airport development project in US history. Apparently this is for reals.
posted by allkindsoftime on Jul 22, 2009 - 77 comments

Utinni!

Dancing with the Star Wars Stars. It's Vadertime.
posted by verb on Jul 17, 2009 - 42 comments

raaouuhao woahaooaoo

Today's featured article: Hvuoauuoao roaoa rruaauuvaaoo nuaunuuoau waaoaarrooayu haoaoa nauiouuruua rraaoaa voaouriau wooo vuaaoora.
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Jul 15, 2009 - 41 comments

Step 1: Squat! Step 2: Shred!

Crabcore!
posted by fungible on Jul 1, 2009 - 60 comments

No time to squat? There's an app for that.

The portable urinating device for women (via)
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 4, 2009 - 94 comments

Foundation and Letching

Isaac Asimov on how to be a dirty old man.
posted by Artw on Jun 3, 2009 - 67 comments

The sexual non-sexual Jonas Brothers

The most important article you'll ever read about the Jonas Brothers which smartly breaks down the extreme disconnect between their message, their medium, and how hot foam spray guns figure into the conservative culture wars.
posted by mathowie on May 3, 2009 - 208 comments

Yum, tofutti!

Get your Daily Dose of '80s kitsch.
posted by idiopath on Apr 12, 2009 - 19 comments

Papaya...wait, what?

Papaya is an... indescribable video by Alexander Marcus. Is it satire? Is he even a real person? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Apr 6, 2009 - 30 comments

Didi Senft keeps it Real

Bike fanatic Didi Senft, who's been building crazy cycles for years, shows off his latest "angular" bikes.
posted by rageagainsttherobots on Mar 27, 2009 - 19 comments

Broken Picture Telephone

In the spirit of Friday being game day, I give you Broken Picture Telephone; a pictoral version of the classic game of telephone (also known as Chinese Whispers.) Previously on MeFi.
posted by ob on Mar 13, 2009 - 180 comments

Conrad, you sexy devil you

There is no finer measure of a man than the way he smokes a pipe.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Mar 7, 2009 - 91 comments

When terrorists attack Office Depot, we'll be ready!

Urban Camouflage deals with the question how to camouflage oneself and one’s identity in the urban space. Our costumes are inspired by the «ghillie suits», the military camouflage suit. It was an adventure to wear the suit in the stores because of the conflicts with the employees, the reaction of the customers and also to see the pretty well camouflage effect in a real situation.
posted by educatedslacker on Mar 5, 2009 - 48 comments

Does what it says on the tin.

Dancing Japanese Street Gangs - mov
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Feb 20, 2009 - 12 comments

You know that they are models, right? She doesn't really work there.

This site examines the cross-cultural trend of headset-wearing customer support representatives on corporate websites! [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Feb 18, 2009 - 28 comments

RRRARRRRGH *CLANK CLANK CLANK*

Dinosaurs fucking robots.
posted by loquacious on Feb 17, 2009 - 74 comments

My Valentine's date this year? Bacon Man!

I know you all love bacon. So if you're single, looking for a date, and want him to be edible... I present to you, bacon man. Step-by-step photos from NetDiva, his awesome creatrix.
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Jan 31, 2009 - 56 comments

A fistful of Rikers.

Star Trek TNG goes horribly wrong in a series of short, surreal and very zen mashups: Episode 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
posted by loquacious on Jan 31, 2009 - 102 comments

Art Museum for sale.

Art Museum for sale. Rocked by a budget crisis, Brandeis University will close its Rose Art Museum and sell off a 6,000-object collection that includes work by such contemporary masters as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Nam June Paik. The LA Times makes the Madoff connection.
posted by R. Mutt on Jan 26, 2009 - 29 comments

WTF?

Explain This Image does pretty much what it says on the tin.
posted by cjorgensen on Jan 20, 2009 - 36 comments

Wendy & her amazing mouth

An American woman is showing off her amazing mouth on Japanese TV shows.
posted by rageagainsttherobots on Jan 19, 2009 - 90 comments

Don't murder me bro.

Early on New Year's Day, Oscar Grant was involved in a scuffle with an older man he hadn't previously met. The fighting continued and when the train reached Fruitvale, BART police stopped the fight and took Grant and several others into custody. The officers were armed with stun guns as well as sidearms. Three BART officers then proceed to place Grant face down to handcuff him, then one of them stands up, draws his weapon and shoots him in the back. Graphic video of the incident.
posted by Mr_Zero on Jan 5, 2009 - 367 comments

Ramen Girl. No really. No joke! Seriously!!

Kaiju Shakedown points us to the trailer of Ramen Girl, starring Brittany Murphy as a American who decides to learn how to make the perfect bowl of ramen noodles (what?!?!) after she is dumped by her boyfriend in Tokyo. Tampopo this isn't. [more inside]
posted by gen on Jan 4, 2009 - 73 comments

STOOPID %*@&ING COMPUTER!

Shouting in the datacenter - increased disk latency caused by shouting: Yelling at your computer* may cause an increase in disk latency and a decrease in performance.
posted by loquacious on Jan 2, 2009 - 42 comments

Don't be micro-bored

Ever spend a few moments during the day idly mucking about with your cellphone? You're part of a new trend known as micro-boredom - which now presents "a significant opportunity for a publisher to exploit readership and advertising consumption". Get away from the bombardment of advertising and find some sacred space, or just turn off the phone.
posted by divabat on Dec 30, 2008 - 30 comments

These aren't jellyfish...

Similar to coral, and much like the individual cells in our body, the individual zooids of Siphonophorae are so specialized that they lack the ability to survive on their own. Siphonophorae thus exist at the boundary between colonial and complex multicellular organisms. The Portuguese Man of War is probably the best known example of a Siphonophore, but there are others out there, some of which may well blow your mind.
posted by furtive on Dec 22, 2008 - 23 comments

It's a ninja. With a tuba.

A collection of weird and whimsical pop culture t-shirt designs.
posted by desjardins on Dec 7, 2008 - 32 comments

Get your own meat puppet, this one's mine!

When I was a kid Meat Puppets were a band. When I was an adolescent a meat puppet was a cool concept in a cool science fiction book. Now that I am an adult I have no idea what this is: Pete The Meat Puppet (maybe NSFW). [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Dec 1, 2008 - 31 comments

Roll 1d20 for save. 9 again? Heh, too bad.

In a must-see interview for tabletop gamers everywhere, Colonel Louis Zocchi talks about modern mass produced plastic dice and why they utterly fail at being random: Part 1 - Part 2
posted by loquacious on Nov 26, 2008 - 84 comments

StreetWars News Segment

A news segment on StreetWars: the 24/7 watergun assassination game.
posted by rageagainsttherobots on Nov 24, 2008 - 40 comments

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