January 3, 2017

Is the KLF back for 2017?

Is the KLF back for 2017? 23 years after burning a million quid a strange video appears on YouTube. The number 23 has mystical meaning for the KLF.
posted by GuyZero at 8:21 PM PST - 71 comments

Includes the Austin Wintory Soundtrack of 2016

The lovely gentlemen at Rebel FM have a (somewhat) annual tradition of recording one really big podcast at year's end covering all the wild and wonderful twelve months in video game music. Want to dive into over four hours of music with the occasional comment? Click here to choose the path of perpetual torment.(audio only, somewhat NSFW) [more inside]
posted by selfnoise at 6:55 PM PST - 1 comments

Subcultures within subcultures: Floor hockey in NYC Orthodox Schools

A ‘World Unto Itself’ in New York Area Yeshivas: Floor Hockey At certain powerhouses, hockey is perhaps the most prominent sport, and rivalries have developed between neighboring yeshivas. [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous at 5:54 PM PST - 8 comments

Illustrations of Fragile Boys

Beautiful and with a transient faintness that makes it seem as they will vanish at any moment; a fragile man. They are full of charm and make it so you never want to leave their side, and you want to protect them. But on the contrary, their fragility tell you that they “can’t be touched.” [...] Please take a look at these men who look like they’ve stepped out of a dream.
posted by Sokka shot first at 3:45 PM PST - 47 comments

Keeping Up with the Bones

Police in Missouri found four coffins and 15 skeletons inside an archaeologist's house. Establishing their origin illustrates some new developments in forensic Anthropology.
posted by Rumple at 2:53 PM PST - 12 comments

How you spend your time when you can't build a rocket

Scavengers is a brief animation about explorers stranded on a remote planet that was recently featured on Short of the Week. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine at 1:28 PM PST - 14 comments

The Champions of the 401k lament the revolution they started

The Champions of the 401k Lament the Revolution They Started “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” --Eric Hoffer. | "The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution." --Hannah Arendt | "Could you have ruined yourself somehow?" --Hannah and Her Sisters [more inside]
posted by mecran01 at 11:53 AM PST - 106 comments

Tomatoes, or How Not to Define Art [SLYT 11min 46 seconds]

Ceci n'est pas une tomato. A Tomato is Botanically a Fruit, but is it also Linguistically a Vegetable? This is a video about how we (as humans) define and use tomatoes, except it's really a video about how we define, use and interact with Art. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams at 9:51 AM PST - 30 comments

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Musician Evan Desautels remixed Barenaked Ladies' hit, One Week, replacing every instrument with its earworm opening lyrics,"It's been." He previously remixed the theme to Star Wars, replacing all the instruments with the first orchestral hit.
posted by Room 641-A at 5:03 AM PST - 70 comments

House GOP votes to gut independent ethics office

House Republicans voted in a closed-door meeting Monday night to strip the independent Office of Congressional Ethics of its powers to speak publicly, report crimes, get anonymous tips, and act independently. If this amendment is passed, the Office will now be under the control of the House Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee is run by members of the House, the body that the Office was intended to investigate. [more inside]
posted by Sleeper at 1:36 AM PST - 345 comments

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