April 15, 2017

Because Easter Needs Truffles too

Easy Peasy Chocolate Goodnessssseseses
posted by LuckyMonkey21 at 10:26 PM PST - 13 comments

Don't tell Scalzi

Redshirts Aren't Likeliest to Die — and Other 'Star Trek' Math Lessons
posted by Chrysostom at 9:32 PM PST - 37 comments

What has Christ / Got To Do / With An En-er-gy Drink 🎜

SATANIC ENERGY DRINK Transcribed and Harmonised (slyt)
posted by benzenedream at 9:12 PM PST - 16 comments

A life that touched three centuries

Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, and the last person who was born in the 1800s, has died at age 117. She had attributed her longevity to her genetics (having multiple relatives who lived beyond 100 years), a diet of three eggs a day (two of them raw), and her decision to kick out her abusive husband in 1938.
posted by Hot Pastrami! at 6:50 PM PST - 32 comments

A Hero for our times

The best video you'll see this weekend is Sara Carson and Hero the border collie freestyling to "Faith" by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande [ridiculously catchy music; h/t Miss Cellania]. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 5:03 PM PST - 23 comments

“We're talkin' bout Rick James, man.”

Comedian Charlie Murphy, Brother of Eddie, Dies at 57 [The New York Times] “Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comic performer in his own right who turned encounters with Rick James and Prince into standout sketches on "Chappelle's Show," has died. He was 57. Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on Dave Chappelle's Comedy Central show. In the recurring segment "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories," Murphy would recount how his brother's fame brought him into the orbit of the biggest stars. His versions of the experiences, played out by him, Chappelle and others, became enduring hits.”
posted by Fizz at 4:51 PM PST - 34 comments

webshit weekly

An internet posts a C programming tutorial, in which the reader is taught how to build a toy text editor for unix. Hackernews trades examples of favorite toy text editors and favorite toy programming languages. A particularly haunting comment is posted by one Hackernews: a Haskell program that translates C to Rust, which gives us a brief peek into the grotesque Godless painscape where the Rust Evangelism Strike Force plans its webshit-brigading operations.
webshit weekly is an annotated digest of the top "Hacker" "News" posts.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 4:08 PM PST - 50 comments

Crazy Talk: What Free Mental Health Apps Should I Know About?

You’re probably thinking, “Sam, how does a raccoon wearing a fanny pack help with your mental health?” Don’t knock it until you try it.
posted by lazuli at 3:23 PM PST - 16 comments

White People are Scared of Us

So it was with anger and sadness (rather than shock or rage) I took in the news about San Bernadino and took in how the news of that loss was being told: as though this were a radical and inexplicable act, a violence that disrupted the calm, rather than a pulse, a beat, in the song of violence that has sung our country into existence. There is a debt of blood that must be paid. And white people aren’t the piper, they are the song.
The Savage Mind: A powerful three part essay on growing up, becoming, and being Native American, from Ojibwe writer and professor David Treuer.
posted by Rumple at 12:01 PM PST - 4 comments

You say potato, I say climate change

Japanese snack food manufacturers Calbee Inc. and Koike-Ya Inc. are halting sales of 49 potato chip products due to potato shortages. This is the result of poor crops in Hokkaido, a key potato-producing region, where a series of typhoons hit the island in 2016 for the first time on record. Calbee has said that imported potatoes from the United States are of insufficient quality and cannot cover the deficit. [more inside]
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:36 AM PST - 66 comments

Meet Maro, the cosplaying cat.

Maro is the cosplaying cat of Japanese food and culture.
posted by Room 641-A at 10:08 AM PST - 12 comments

10/10, would fuss again

Welcome to The Cat Reviewer! Fussed a cat on the street that isn't yours? Please send in a review!
posted by Lexica at 9:22 AM PST - 28 comments

Bruce Langhorne 1938 - 2017 aka Mr. Tambourine Man

Bruce Langhorne 1938 - 2017

An inspiration for many a beginning guitarist, he was a remarkable person and musician.
posted by y2karl at 7:20 AM PST - 15 comments

April is giving birth at last

The event everyone has been waiting for with bated breath, April the Giraffe is now giving birth. (April 15, 2017, 9:40 EDT). Previously [more inside]
posted by eye of newt at 6:52 AM PST - 41 comments

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