June 22, 2017


Steam Calculator: Calculate the value of your Steam account.
posted by Fizz at 8:53 PM PST - 78 comments

A thread full of surprisingly interesting and varied love stories.

A question posed to the married men of Reddit: what moment with your future wife made you think "Yup, I'm asking this girl to marry me."? (SLReddit) Although the one-sidedness of the question is not ideal (how about "married women, when did you know you wanted to marry your husband"), there are some great stories in here, from the touching to the silly. [more inside]
posted by millipede at 3:52 PM PST - 81 comments

30. Attempt to tolerate meta-humour

The latest from exurb1a (previously) is a list of pithy Instructions for a Happy Life [voiceover, captions, loud music during credits].
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:42 AM PST - 22 comments

Once there was a girl much like any other....

The Heart and the Bottle. A Tender Illustrated Fable of What Happens When We Deny Our Difficult Emotions.
posted by storybored at 11:24 AM PST - 15 comments

Is there a problem?

When people ask this question, what they mean is, “YOU" are being a problem. Gyasi Ross on flying while “being a big Indian” and the powerlessness of being asked that question.
posted by shoesietart at 10:11 AM PST - 102 comments

Afghanistan and Ireland: welcome to the top table

By a unanimous vote, Afghanistan and Ireland join ten other countries in having full ICC membership and Test status. This allows the nations to play the longer (five days per match) form of cricket. Ireland, currently champions of the World Cricket League, are understandably happy, as are Afghanistan who have played international cricket for only 13 years. While their next International fixtures are some way off - Ireland vs The Netherlands in August and Afghanistan vs Hong Kong in October, it is hoped Test series against the top sides will now be arranged quickly (by cricketing standards). The trailer to the acclaimed documentary "Out Of The Ashes" about Afghanistan's cricket journey, and a related documentary. Ireland defeating Pakistan in 2007.
posted by Wordshore at 10:09 AM PST - 12 comments

Skydiving From the Edge of Space

How Alan Eustace, a Google engineer on the edge of retirement, broke the world record for high-altitude jumping. [more inside]
posted by Nelson at 10:07 AM PST - 9 comments

look, it says "floppy naked guy", I'm not going bother with a NSFW warni

*movie trailer voice* The floppy naked CGI guy is back, and this time...he's brought some friends.

time for sushi [more inside]
posted by cortex at 9:35 AM PST - 37 comments

They're back ....

Netflix has released the first trailer for "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later," the sequel to the 2001 movie and the 2015 prequel series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp." Returning cast members include Amy Poehler, Chris Meloni, David Hyde Pierce, David Wain, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Schwartzman, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Kristen Wiig, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Molly Shannon and Paul Rudd; among the new cast members are Samm Levine, Marlo Thomas, Dax Shepard, Alyssa Milano​ and Adam Scott.
posted by Clustercuss at 9:32 AM PST - 39 comments

The Best Worst Movie of the Year

Finding Meaning in The Book of Henry, the Best Worst Movie of the Year. FULL SPOILERS WITHIN. Dave Holmes delightfully reviews/recaps Colin Trevorrow's bonkers project between Jurassic World and Star Wars Episode IX.
posted by kmz at 9:13 AM PST - 48 comments

Leia: "Dantooine. They're on Dantooine." Narrator: "They weren't."

Lord and Miller shot first, but Ron Howard shoots last. [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana at 9:13 AM PST - 58 comments

Encyclopedia Dad

The first time I consult Dad I’m eight. My mom’s dating this guy. He worked with Dad, and I guess he’s a nice enough. But I don’t like it. I go to the library. On the second to bottom shelf, they’re lined up. All twenty-eight volumes of him. He’s there so that at any age I can find him.
[more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 8:44 AM PST - 26 comments

The Plot to Disrupt the NCAA with a Pay-for-Play HBCU Basketball League

"The multibillion-dollar college sports industry exploits African-American athletes and has left historically black schools behind. Some people think there's a better way."
posted by goatdog at 8:20 AM PST - 24 comments

The most important traffic jam in the world

One third of all freight traffic in the US goes through Chicago, a train shipment spends an average of 30 hours traversing the Chicago region. To put that into context, freight often takes 48 hours to get from Los Angeles to Chicago.

If there was one bit of America’s infrastructure that you should choose to upgrade, this is it.
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory at 7:27 AM PST - 35 comments

There exists a music of the visual world.

Today's web toy. Google celebrates animator and filmmaker Oskar Wilhelm Fischinger (1900-1967) with a front page doodle. [more inside]
posted by doctornemo at 5:47 AM PST - 16 comments

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