May 22, 2010

A Man and His Marbles

"When on holiday, I ask him if he enjoys it, but he always misses his marbles. And it's difficult take that marble alley with us on holiday."
posted by pashdown at 10:40 PM PST - 76 comments

1) “But there are other lives to be saved, of people who haven’t done horrible things, who haven’t actually hurt anyone.” 2) "Fix it or lose it."

Arguing Three Strikes. A defense lawyer (and co-founder of Stanford's unique Criminal Defense Clinic), and a tough-on-crime Republican D.A. make for unusual allies in the move to reform California's Three Strikes law. [more inside]
posted by availablelight at 7:02 PM PST - 56 comments

Martin Gardner died

From James Randi, Martin Gardner died.
posted by hexatron at 4:55 PM PST - 142 comments

It Has To Be Amazing, Or Else You Can’t Ride.

Scraper bikes (previously) are featured in a new 7 min 32 s documentary. [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 4:05 PM PST - 12 comments

It never DOESN'T work!

Once in a generation, there comes along a piece of aural majesty able to improve any piece of video made by man or beast. From movies to British game shows to video games to even Scooby-Doo. Prepare for your life to be changed forever.
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:52 PM PST - 27 comments

Ga ga over Gaga

"I am a Gaga supporter. I’m Team Gaga. She’s my girl. My pop Arsenal; my dance Red Sox; my fashion England." Accompanying her from her back stage dressing room to a Berlin sex club, Caitlin Moran interviews Lady Gaga. And yes we do get an answer to THAT question.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:12 PM PST - 134 comments

The base of the base of the Democratic Party.

Are teacher's unions the enemy of reform? DISCUSS The Teacher's Union's Last Stand. How President Obama’s Race to the Top could revolutionize public education.
posted by caddis at 1:12 PM PST - 128 comments


Dale Peterson is running for office in Alabama! You may not like the politics, but GODDAMN this is an AD! He's on a HORSE! And wait for the :50 mark where he shows you he means BIZNESS.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:09 AM PST - 120 comments


Animals AutoTuned: Wolves
posted by gman at 9:39 AM PST - 33 comments

Sprinting Svetlana

The authorities of Russia's city of Volgograd closed a 7 km-long bridge across the Volga River late Thursday after strong fluctuation in the construction was detected. [more inside]
posted by rtha at 9:23 AM PST - 48 comments

One Laptop Per Bike

Armed with a netbook, medical supplies and a bicycle, Bangladesh's InfoLadies are giving millions of poor people access to crucial information on their doorsteps that will improve their chances in life
posted by Artw at 9:19 AM PST - 13 comments

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.

The Swinger is a bit of python code that takes any song and makes it swing. It does this be taking each beat and time-stretching the first half of each beat while time-shrinking the second half.
posted by Obscure Reference at 8:48 AM PST - 90 comments

Shirley! Shirley, Shirley bo Birley, Bonana fanna fo Firley, Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley!

Singer/songwriter Shirley Ellis is best known for her hits "The Nitty Gritty", "The Name Game" and "The Clapping Song," but there's... [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:37 AM PST - 10 comments

"The maps contained herein may be approximate, made-up, or partly false."

A Partial Map of Your TARDIS (Subject to Change) (Flickr set, PDF version)
posted by Katemonkey at 5:58 AM PST - 216 comments

Captain Beany from the planet Beanus

Eccentric or not? Captain Beany is a Welsh eccentric who loves baked beans, the dish so beloved of the British. [more inside]
posted by A189Nut at 5:24 AM PST - 19 comments

Comical: A Webcomic Aggregator

Comical is a program that lets you know when a webcomic you read has been updated and allows you to download the newest strip. It's great for people who (like me) follow a ton of different webcomics. It currently supports Over five-hundred different web comics. It even supports Newspaper Comics, Alt-Text, and Hidden Panels. If Comical is missing a comic you like, the program comes with the ability to add new comics manually or feel free to post a request for someone else to do it for you on the forums! [more inside]
posted by AZNsupermarket at 1:17 AM PST - 14 comments

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