July 11, 2015

"It's when an idea wears another idea's - hat"

Mapping Metaphors with the Historical Thesaurus [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:33 PM PST - 11 comments

Saturday Night Cartoons

"The Animation School Dropout" (1:30) (2014) has actually been doing animation for over 40 years, including a 'bicentennial' film commissioned by the United States Information Agency (USIA): "200" (3:00) (1975) (previously here). A USIA propaganda production featuring hot dogs AND peace signs? Not bad. [post warning: possible visual triggers for epilepsy] [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:02 PM PST - 11 comments

“If you get pregnant here, you are stuck”

Colorado’s Effort Against Teenage Pregnancies Is a Startling Success, by Sabrina Tavernese, New York Times [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 4:30 PM PST - 72 comments

“No, I haven’t read that yet, but it’s on my shelf.”

Paper Chasing by Jake Bittle On the subject of why we collect books as opposed to simply read them. [more inside]
posted by Fizz at 3:50 PM PST - 128 comments

no idea how these people got toupees wedged onto their cats, or why

1. Brush your cat 2. Form the hair you brushed into a toupee and place toupee on cat 3. Share & tag @trumpyourcat or #trumpyourcat
posted by NoraReed at 3:29 PM PST - 39 comments

We are doing more than just surviving

"Rapper Nasir 'Nas' Jones and director Adam Sjoberg take us on a world tour of breakdancing in the most unexpected places, as we visit the slums, shanty towns and ghettos of the world, where hip-hop really means something. With jaw-dropping breakdancing moves, b-boys and b-girls in Uganda, Yemen, Cambodia and Colombia give us an inspiring tribute to the uplifting power of music and movement." [more inside]
posted by jammy at 2:29 PM PST - 4 comments

Let Me Express Myself

The Invisible Man: The End of A Black Life That Mattered Or how Charly Keunang finally went home.
posted by stagewhisper at 1:17 PM PST - 10 comments

Too many DJs

soundsgood bucks the trend of algorithmic playlist generation by allowing curators (née users) to submit playlists and give feedback on others. Playlists are accessible via the web, dedicated apps, and other services such as Deezer, Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, Rhapsody, Rdio, Xbox Music and Beats Music/Apple Music. (via The Next Web)
posted by anarch at 12:58 PM PST - 17 comments

Fast ball.

What It’s Like to Face a 150 M.P.H. Tennis Serve.
posted by storybored at 11:59 AM PST - 29 comments

Scientist Man Explains Terminator: Genisys

There are several key years to keep in mind...
posted by Foci for Analysis at 9:55 AM PST - 34 comments

What A.P.A. stands for

An American Psychological Association report highlights how it allowed torture clinicians to operate in its ranks. The 542-page report raises questions about collaboration between A.P.A. psychologists and both the C.I.A. and the Pentagon. According to the report, leaders of the American Psychological Association weakened the association’s ethical guidelines to allow psychologists to take part in coercive interrogation programs after September 11, 2001.
posted by Sir Rinse at 6:18 AM PST - 61 comments

That clock =never= rings.

It's time. PC gaming supersite Rock Paper Shotgun with their thoughtful, well-argued top 50 role-playing games on PC. Disagree away, Argunauts! 41-50 31-40 21-30 11-20 6-10 2-5 FINAL BOSS MONSTER
posted by Sebmojo at 2:46 AM PST - 184 comments

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