June 10, 2018

Something something babies and dogs

Mood Elevator for the week ahead: babies laughing at dogs [CW: LAUGHTER, BARKING]
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 5:47 PM PST - 14 comments

We have to stop London before it destroys us

Trailer for Peter Jackson's adaptation of Philip Reeve's novel of mobile cities
posted by octothorpe at 5:34 PM PST - 90 comments

Damon Knight's definition is inarguable

What is science fiction, anyway?
posted by Chrysostom at 5:11 PM PST - 52 comments

The type of photographs you make, reveal the person inside of you.

"My name is Alexis, I’m 18 years old, I live in Paris and I practice digital double exposure."
This one has motion effects created by legally blind Native American George Red Hawk aka DarkAngelOne whose Google + page has some very impressive animation.
posted by adamvasco at 5:00 PM PST - 3 comments

On Self-Respect

Joan Didion’s 1961 Essay from the Pages of Vogue. In brief, people with self-respect exhibit a certain toughness, a kind of moral nerve; they display what was once called character, a quality which, although approved in the abstract, sometimes loses ground to other, more instantly negotiable virtues. The measure of its slipping prestige is that one tends to think of it only in connection with homely children and with United States senators who have been defeated, preferably in the primary, for re-election. Nonetheless, character—the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life—is the source from which self-respect springs.
posted by knackerthrasher at 4:28 PM PST - 16 comments

We've had Ask vs Guess, and now...

Are you a member of the Church of Interruption? How two conversational cultures collide very badly.
posted by Zarkonnen at 11:55 AM PST - 285 comments

"Retreat? Hell, we just got here!"

The battle of the "Bois de la Brigade de Marine". One hundred years ago United States Marines fought the brutal Battle of Belleau Wood. As the Allies struggled to contain the German spring offensive (previously), a Marine force and a French unit turned back a German attack, then drove them out of a dense, small forest, suffering nearly ten thousand casualties. Ever since Belleau Wood has been legendary in American military culture. [more inside]
posted by doctornemo at 11:53 AM PST - 11 comments


Hi there. My name is Noela Mogga. I am a physician, mother, food blogger. I was born in South Sudan. I plan to showcase tasty South Sudan food recipes, traditional customs, and natural beauty regimens. When I am not busy practicing Anesthesiology in my adopted state of Texas, I can be found whipping delicious meals for my husband and children
posted by infini at 11:18 AM PST - 6 comments

The "Citizen Virtual Patrol" is here

Newark, New Jersey has surveillance cameras everywhere, but unlike most, these are open for public viewing.
posted by Slinga at 11:14 AM PST - 18 comments

play play play play hate hate hate hate

On Ryan's blog, "Ryan Blog", Ryan has blogged many edits of songs to remove every other beat or half-measure and the resulting deconstruction and resynthesis of mega-hits is good as hell. Some favorites: the glitchy weirdness of Uptown Girl; the newfound brevity and energy of Shake it off; the incoherent squashing of Sails. [more inside]
posted by cortex at 7:31 AM PST - 29 comments

Backbone of the Sahara

A short documentary about the Mauritania Railway. [SL to Vimeo]
posted by kmt at 6:05 AM PST - 4 comments

David Douglas Duncan, photographer, has died at 102

American hailed for capturing reality of war and also took famous images of Picasso And here's the link to a gallery of his photos: DDD Gallery
posted by MovableBookLady at 4:12 AM PST - 6 comments

The buttercup yellow Mobile Solar Cinema

In its inaugural year, the Northern Territory Film festival celebrates Balang T Lewis – and helps NT communities watch their stories on screen.
posted by spaceburglar at 4:09 AM PST - 1 comments

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