August 13, 2016
A 500-year rainstorm is currently underway in Louisiana with record flooding and daring rescues of life. [more inside]
How many ways have his enemies tried to kill Fidel? A whole bunch.
Jason M. Yu analyzes music from Cave Story, Undertale (Part 1, Part 2), and Chrono Trigger at a friendly, hand-holding pace. (Major spoilers for Undertale!) [more inside]
In the newest episode of Pretty Good, Jon Bois talks about the worst Olympic marathon of all time. [slyt], Jon Bois Previously
Rock climber Alex Honnold (previously), the most famous and daring free solo climber in the history of the sport, undergoes an MRI to see whether he even has an amygdala. Spoiler: yes, but with caveats.
Kashmir, where over 50 civilian protesters have been killed in recent days and where the Indian government has imposed a physical curfew in places to prevent more protests, has also been subjected to a total "e-curfew": both mobile and broadband internet have been shut down by the Indian government, the former for over a month now (link, link, link). [more inside]
The New Face of India Is the Anti-Gandhi - "The violence, insecurity, and rage of Narendra Modi." (via)
My Virtual Brunch With Dolly Parton is an autobiographical essay by Heather Hogan of Autostraddle about growing up as a gay, southern Dolly Parton obsessive. [more inside]
Steve Blank has been writing an occasional series: The Secret History of Silicon Valley, on Uncle Sam's most successful startup. [more inside]
After a long illness and declining health actor Kenny Baker has passed away today. He was active in film making for over 50 years and will be best remembered for his portral of droid R2-D2 in the Star Wars series.
Make-up artist Lisa Eldridge recreates David Bowie's make-up from the final Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars concert at the London Hammersmith Odeon in 1973. [more inside]
I am Star Man! This is my latest audio transmission, pairing Tori Amos' 'Winter' with Smash Mouth's 'All Star'! God help us all. [more inside]