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Happy amputee

I won't be happy until I lose my legs "I was six when I first became aware of my desire to lose my legs. I don't remember what started it - there was no specific trigger. Most people want to change something about themselves, and the image I have of myself has always been one without legs" This woman has Apotemnophilia. She wants both her legs cut off, in fact she already had one. It's victimless - would YOU be willing to amputate a perfectly healthy limb?
posted by Baldons on Feb 3, 2007 - 97 comments

Unusual oddness at Wikipedia.

The Wikipedia List of Unusual Articles. Including popular favorites such as Raining Animals, Penis Panic, The Utah Teapot, The Jesus Nut, The Mexican Perforation, and The Liver-Eating Johnson. But wait, there's more! Sweater Curse! Turtles All The Way Down! Acoustic Kitty! (Seriously, WTF CIA?) The Ding Hai Effect. Blue Peacock, the Chicken Powered Nuclear Bomb. Chess-Related Deaths, ETAOIN SHRDLU, Alien Hand Syndrome, Colors of Noise, Drake's Plate of Brass, and Mole Day. Click now and they'll also include List of Songs in English Labled the Worst Ever and the List of Songs Whose Title Constitutes The Entire Lyrics free of charge!! Had enough? Succumb to the Flynn Effect but watch out for Exploding Head Syndrome!
posted by loquacious on Jan 29, 2007 - 49 comments

Master Teacher

The Advent of a Great Awakening. (video) Mr. Rogers's doppleganger has some good news to share with you. Seven minutes in is a particularly surreal place to start. The 18:45 mark is also notably creepy.See also.
posted by Ufez Jones on Jan 28, 2007 - 49 comments

How to drive a Humvee in traffic in Baghdad.

How not to drive a Humvee in traffic in Baghdad.
posted by loquacious on Jan 27, 2007 - 159 comments

We'll throw in the doghouse for only £100,000 extra... deal?

Wow. And I thought California property was expensive. Lordy.
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 23, 2007 - 61 comments


MeatLifter. Why is meat the most shoplifted item in America? (Previously: MeatFilter.)
posted by loquacious on Jan 20, 2007 - 89 comments

Virtually unprecedented

Carol Lam was the first one to receive much publicity. A federal prosecutor fired for not making guns and drugs a top priority. She was also Duke Cunningham's prosecutor. No big deal, she just hadn't prosecuted many cases during her tenure. Except that Lawyers called the firing "virtually unprecedented And FBI people claimed the firing would jeopardize cases. Then there was Daniel Bogden, a federal prosecutor in Nevada was also canned for "fostering low morale". And actually it turns out that as many as many as eight federal prosecutors have been fired in the past two months.
posted by delmoi on Jan 16, 2007 - 44 comments

Vive la revolution sa majesté Elizabeth!

1956. France is losing Algeria. It’s lost Indochina. Sure, it’s culturally very productive, with Nouvelle Vague cinema at its height and existential philosophy gaining ground in the world at large. But to the nation of Napoléon and to one that preferred to emphasise the Résistance in its more recent history, that wasn't enough. What to do? Why, propose political union with Britain, of course.
posted by Aidan Kehoe on Jan 15, 2007 - 53 comments

"That's 35 *weather balloons*" "Uh" *Weather balloons!*" "Uhh, roger!"

In 1982 "Lawnchair" Larry Walters tied about 40-45 4' helium-filled weather balloons to a Sears lawnchair and launched himself from San Pedro, California to rise to over 16,000 feet. Here is the audio recording of the CB communications of that flight, available with much more information from this page via markbarry.com.
(Warnings: Audio is Real Audio - use Real Alternative. First half of audio may contain recordings of extremely panicked and strident girlfriend.)
posted by loquacious on Dec 23, 2006 - 31 comments

Out of my cold dead ramparts...

Washington town has long tradition of firing cannon shots during football games. A cannon misfire maims student Brent Karch's leg. Folksy, compassionate response from townspeople? "Take away our cannon, and we'll "make sure the other gets blown off."
posted by krippledkonscious on Dec 20, 2006 - 52 comments

Dark Sith Lords who use lightsabers have children who use lightsabers.

Vader Dad. "I learned it by watching you!"
posted by brownpau on Dec 13, 2006 - 21 comments


THE BEST USB DRIVE EVAR!! (flash video.) Via here and here.
posted by loquacious on Dec 12, 2006 - 36 comments

Bear with Jonah

"Bush should then set out to track and kill a black bear, after which he should eat its still beating heart so he can absorb its spirit." The National Review Online's Jonah Goldberg (previously, previously) channels Stephen Colbert [youtube], or maybe he's found Hunter Thompson's lost stash. (Do we await the seminal God and Bear at Yale?)
posted by orthogonality on Nov 9, 2006 - 49 comments

Hacking Democracy

Hacking Democracy. A frightening and well-made full-length HBO documentary.
posted by Espoo2 on Nov 5, 2006 - 40 comments

Laser Furniture

Sketch Furniture, aka Furniture Made With Frickin' Lasers. Swedish designers use motion capture technology to draw chairs and tables with light in mid-air. Their sketches are then built out of plastic by a laser into real pieces of furniture. Honestly, either one of these things would amaze me. I'm starting to like living in the future. (via bb)
posted by Riovanes on Nov 1, 2006 - 23 comments

Diggity down with the A to the Pizzi

Campaign remix From the Associated Press who are apparently in the music business now. Via wonkette.
posted by delmoi on Oct 27, 2006 - 4 comments

Ms Dewey.

Ms Dewey: A is a search engine with a "human" face. I can't understand why anyone would think this is a good idea, but whoever did seems to have spent a lot of money doing it.
posted by delmoi on Oct 16, 2006 - 104 comments

How do you make a Swiss roll? (Push him down a hill.)

"Over the last few weeks I have been introducing you to eight schools of criticism – Biographical, New Critical, Marxist, Structural, Jungian, Psychoanalytical, Feminist, and Post-Colonial – giving a little history behind each, and showing how they can be used to critique the video game Katamari Damacy for the PlayStation 2." [Part One | Part Two | Part Three]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 16, 2006 - 63 comments

Exporting the Gift of BDSM?

"I've seen what happened in Abu Ghraib, and Abu Ghraib was not torture." [brief youtube video, safe for work, only tortured analysis, no actual torture or sex]
"The bottom line was it was sex. . . . It wasn't primarily about torture."
posted by orthogonality on Oct 13, 2006 - 75 comments

P2P is a sin

P2P is a sin [bugmenot]
posted by PenguinBukkake on Oct 10, 2006 - 35 comments

This Is What Waterboarding Looks Like

This Is What Waterboarding Looks Like -- David Corn, co-author with Michael Isikoff of HUBRIS: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal and the Selling of the Iraq War, writes about what waterboarding is and what the torturer's tools look like. Back in the day, the Khmer Rouge, among other repressive regimes, used it. Interestingly, waterboarding typically isn't employed to gain useful information. No, this near-drowning technique is most useful for eliciting "confessions". Good times, good times. ( via reddit via Diggdot.us)
posted by mooncrow on Sep 29, 2006 - 167 comments

Oil up!

Are fantasy chess leagues too manly for you? Try on the MUSCLE FANTASY LEAGUE for size!
Now with more meat!
posted by loquacious on Sep 18, 2006 - 12 comments


Yes, you can tape bacon to a cat.
posted by loquacious on Sep 14, 2006 - 61 comments

HoloCube 4-way volumetric rightfully no-mathed display!

TimeCube HoloCube. Warning: May contain parabolic mirrors and unlatched electronic components.
posted by loquacious on Sep 10, 2006 - 15 comments

Itsy Bitsy Spider-Man

It’s your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and he’s ready to boogie!
posted by cerebus19 on Sep 8, 2006 - 28 comments

"How could I be an enemy combatant if I was not able to stand up?"

Seventy-one-year-old enemy combatant released.
posted by EarBucket on Aug 30, 2006 - 147 comments

Leonard Nimoy ...photographer.

Leonard Nimoy ...photographer. (Many images may not be safe for work.)
posted by loquacious on Aug 29, 2006 - 42 comments

a plague on them!

Gigantic yellow jacket nests perplex experts
posted by madamjujujive on Aug 24, 2006 - 71 comments

Primary insanity

Things in the CT-Senate race take a bizarre turn. yesterday several Lieberman supporters waited for Challenger Ned Lamont at a campaign stop. When he got there they all put on Joe Lieberman t-shirts and started harassing him and his supporters. It turns out one of the loudest hecklers was a professional lobbyist for a chemical and health supplies industry group. Today Lieberman announced that he was going to give up [2] on his ground game in order to save money for the general.
posted by delmoi on Aug 4, 2006 - 100 comments

I was much happier before I knew these existed

EEEK! (YouTube) [more]
posted by madamjujujive on Jul 31, 2006 - 79 comments

E.T. Phone Home!

Nerds travel to the infamous Atari 2600 E.T. video game landfill, dig up hundreds of carts, play them and make a music video of it. (Quicktime video.)
posted by loquacious on Jul 28, 2006 - 37 comments

Two pretty videos

Two videos (second one live) I don't understand in the slightest but which are pretty to watch. (movs)
posted by dobbs on Jul 24, 2006 - 16 comments

Packard Jennings wants you to do bad things to your job.

Job? Fuck it. from Packard Jennings. Also, A Day At The Mall. (Mildly NSFW due to cartoon nudity and copulation. But, screw it, y'know? via.)
posted by loquacious on Jul 11, 2006 - 27 comments

Taking satire way too literally

Pro-life blogger just doesn't get it. (via)
posted by May Kasahara on Jul 11, 2006 - 158 comments

Crop it!

Great photography... critiqued by pros noobs. via MeCha and matteo.
posted by loquacious on Jun 28, 2006 - 40 comments

Bush is like King Midas, only everything he touches turns to crap

News Filter - In 2003 the Bush administration rejected an Iranian offer to recognize Israel, end support of Palestinian terror organizations, help out in Iraq, and talk about their nuclear program.
posted by sourbrew on Jun 18, 2006 - 66 comments

And in this corner...!

Do you hate Uwe Boll? Did you write about it online? Here's your chance to kick his ass... In person. On film. Which will supposedly be presented in "Postal", one of his so-called movies. -Kristanna Loken
posted by loquacious on Jun 16, 2006 - 55 comments

Listen! ...you smell something?

We've just replaced Bob's Folger's with 5000 micrograms of LSD. Let's see if he'll notice the difference. (Quicktime video. Not safe for the reasonably sane or unmedicated.)
posted by loquacious on Jun 13, 2006 - 166 comments


Can your lawnmower do this? MowZilla, born a garden-variety (so to speak) Craftsman mower, is now a nitrous-oxide injected, vastly overpowered engine of destruction! (Google Video link) [previous tales of lawnmower abuse: Lawnmower Racing, German style or American style]
posted by arto on Jun 8, 2006 - 25 comments

Google maps 37Signals with Flickr iPod.

Cory Doctorow visits a Radio Shack. via keswick and MeCha
posted by loquacious on Jun 5, 2006 - 148 comments

"It is difficult to understand the actions of the US government."

The Swiss are investigating an international smuggling ring suspected of providing nuclear program components to Libya. There's just one problem. Meanwhile, the United States is opening full diplomatic relations with Libya and removing it from its list of nations that sponsor terrorism.
posted by EarBucket on Jun 2, 2006 - 16 comments

The more things change.

Newsfilter: Members of Iraq's tennis team shot "for wearing shorts." Being an Iraqi athlete is no easier than before. Just ask members of the Iraqi Taekwondo squad. More.
posted by bardic on May 28, 2006 - 48 comments

and lo, thou shalt not eat thine own poo-matter

"And And God created man, for because I have blessed him. And Noah begat Methuselah three wives of it, and to thee nothing but dust shalt say, This is evil continually." What happens when you put a million monkeys at a million typewriters? You get the Markov Bible! After a million years, that is.
posted by tweak on May 18, 2006 - 17 comments

O'Rielly ♥ white christians

"many far-left thinkers believe the white power structure that controls America is bad, so a drastic change is needed." O'Reilly continued: "According to the lefty zealots, the white Christians who hold power must be swept out by a new multicultural tide, a rainbow coalition, if you will."
Then there's John Gibson's call for more white babies
posted by delmoi on May 17, 2006 - 115 comments

"Fool me.. You can't get fooled again."

"The right man to lead the CIA at this critical moment in our nation's history." (youtube) A nice catch by The Daily Show.
posted by hypersloth on May 13, 2006 - 49 comments

The Oozinator

the questionable super soaker. How did this get past the marketing department? A gun that shoots shots of white slime? The product review on the Anazon site has been deleted and locked after a flood of joke reviews of the toy which exploited its pornographic similarities.
posted by Liquidwolf on May 12, 2006 - 98 comments

For the line tests, any colored line, no matter how faint, in the result window during the alotted time is a positive result.

"I can give up smoking at any time, but I don't find it affects my pregnancy."
Oh yeah, this expectant mother is also 12 years old.
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus on May 12, 2006 - 99 comments

Odd but fun short films...

The odd films of Neural Surfer. I've yet to watch them all but my fave so far is Little Things that Jiggle: Richard Feynman and Atomic Physics {google vid}, which is part of the Philosophy in less than five minutes (sometimes) series.
posted by dobbs on May 10, 2006 - 10 comments

Paging Jeremy Piven

A meth bust turned deeply odd in East Palo Alto, California when an underground hospital clinic was discovered in a drug raid on a house owned by a Stanford Hospital employee. The world of underground medicine has been memorably fictionalized in film, but it can be argued that [nytfilter: metabooty/bootytastic] the real thing is plenty bizarre (link possibly NSFW) on its own merits.

On the other hand, what constitutes underground medicine? You can go with the literal definition, or you can consider this recent near-miss with one of the most persistent urban legends. However, as is often the case, the most entertainingly impassioned defenses of "underground medicine" are those promulgated by "alternative health" practitioners (mustache possibly NSFW).
posted by scrump on May 9, 2006 - 12 comments


LOOK AT ME BEING SERIOUS (nsfw: language, video)
posted by loquacious on Apr 21, 2006 - 48 comments

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