October 12, 2013

Is it humerus?

If you enjoy skeletons and terrible puns, this comic will meet your needs for today. (SLTumblr, via Reddit)
posted by nicebookrack at 11:13 PM PST - 26 comments

"Niagara Falls through a coffee straw...."

I have posted links to Amazon reviews before. But the reviews for the sugarless Haribo Gummy Candy.....well, I just couldn't deprive you all of what is surely the most...well....just see for yourself.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 8:01 PM PST - 76 comments

Apple Cabin Blue

Need 2 eat? Go on and have it! Apple Cabin Foods sale flyer (sltumbler)
posted by rebent at 7:28 PM PST - 67 comments


Alfonso Cuarón and Emmanuel Lubezki's 22 year collaboration continues to break new ground with the release of Gravity. Whether you enjoy Gravity or not, you may want to take a moment and consider the lengths to which Cuarón and Lubezki went to make Gravity a fully immersed cinematic experience. [more inside]
posted by silsurf at 3:16 PM PST - 157 comments

Meet My 9 Year Old Boss

Raveena Aulakh of The Star got hired at a sweatshop in Bangladesh. Her boss was a 9 year old girl named Meem.
posted by reenum at 1:50 PM PST - 61 comments

Catch the action, guess the mystery on my show. The best show: Mr. T.

"Listen up. This is Mr. T. I pity the fool who misses my show. I pity him!" These words began about half of the episodes of Mr. T, the animated series. It was part Scooby Doo, part A-Team, and part American Anthem. But whatever it was, it was thoroughly 1980s, and its entire 30 episode run can be found below the fold. Each show featured a live action lead-in to that week's mystery, in which Mr. T. and his globetrotting, crimesolving band of child gymnasts brought down another bad guy. Following each show was another live action segment imparting a moral lesson. So, it looks like you have a few seasons to catch up, doesn't it? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 1:40 PM PST - 98 comments

"Are you an urban scientist or an urban whore?"

When DNLee was approached to write blog posts for Biology Online, she quite reasonably asked about the terms of the agreement. When she turned them down, their response was...somewhat less than reasonable. And when DNLee posted to her blog about it, Scientific American – who hosts her blog as part of their science blog network – responded in perhaps the most tone-deaf manner possible. [more inside]
posted by freelanceastro at 12:37 PM PST - 206 comments

"Evacuate the children, put up the blackout curtains, kill the cat."

Advice to UK animal owners just before World War Two broke out: "If at all possible, send or take your household animals into the country in advance of an emergency." It concluded: "If you cannot place them in the care of neighbours, it really is kindest to have them destroyed." [more inside]
posted by Wordshore at 12:24 PM PST - 25 comments

'cause I'm as isolated as a bird now, sitting on a park bench

Free Bird. That's right, the Lynyrd Skynyrd tune. It's an icon, it's a joke. It's a legend, it's a must to avoid. It's a masterpiece, it's a disaster. It's all and none of the above. But, yeah, whatever. Here's the guitar solo, isolated. That is all. No, wait. That is not all. What the hell, here's Ian Anderson's isolated vocals for Aqualung, Cross-Eyed Mary and Up To Me.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:27 AM PST - 38 comments

Thus saith the Lord, I inform you that I overturn, overturn, overturn.

Abiezer Coppe is the best-known of the Ranters, religious dissenters that arose out of the poliical social, and religious ferment of 17th C England. He is most notable for A Fiery Flying Roll. (version with modernized spelling) [more inside]
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:49 AM PST - 12 comments

Not just another freak snowstorm

"...Winter Storm Atlas took a huge toll on folks in Western South Dakota earlier this month. With reports of up to 58″ of snow and almost hurricane-force winds, South Dakotans were struck hard with an early season blizzard of historic proportions...Estimates are that upwards of 70,000 cattle, horses, and livestock perished in the storm. That means many ranchers lost all of this year’s calf crop and a good majority of their cow herds...I’ve encountered many losses in ranching, having several cattle at once struck dead by lightning, but I cannot imagine what it must be like to see dead cattle and horses strung out for more than 100 miles." [more inside]
posted by bakerina at 10:28 AM PST - 35 comments

That like totally ruined the movie for me

The Realism Canard, Or: Why Fact-Checking Fiction Is Poisoning Criticism. "Every work of fictional narrative art takes place within its own world. That world may resemble our world. But it is never our world. It is always the world summoned into being in the gap between its creators and its audience. " (via)
posted by octothorpe at 10:17 AM PST - 112 comments

Core Internet Governing Bodies Ditch the US Government

ICANN, IETF, W3C, IANA -- along with all regional name registries across the globe have decided to cede oversight and control by the US Government's Commerce Department. A new global multistakeholder Internet Cooperation is to be formed to take its place at the helm of Internet Governance. Press Release from ICANN, Internet Governance Project article [more inside]
posted by ijoyner at 8:42 AM PST - 38 comments

‘This is just like in the movies.’

"We are under the impression you have more ties with more countries we are not on friendly terms with than your own. We decided to bring you back to the Canadian border."
Dutch writer and animator Niels Gerson Lohman: Why I Will Never Return to the USA (nederlandse versie)
posted by anemone of the state at 8:32 AM PST - 93 comments

Dylan = Floating Cigarette = Aykroyd

Middle + Off: A tumblr blog that juxtaposes photos to surprising, elegant, and often humorous effect. (Probably NSFW -- there's some artful nudity in there.)
posted by HeroZero at 7:54 AM PST - 22 comments

What Stephen King Isn't

Thoughts on what makes him a damn fine and fun read.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:23 AM PST - 49 comments

Piteously primitive, a tyrant of the imagination

Metafilter's own cstross doesn't much care for Microsoft Word.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:12 AM PST - 127 comments

"I'll swallow your soul!"

An Oral History of 'Evil Dead 2'
posted by Artw at 6:59 AM PST - 8 comments

Colossal sized Picassos

the notorious xx is a tremendously good mashup by producer wait what of The xx's debut album and assorted Biggie Smalls verses, mostly from Ready to Die. infinite victory and it's all about the crystalizabeths are my favourites, but the whole thing is perfect: ethereal guitar, sparse percussion, and Biggie's relentless rhymes.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 6:56 AM PST - 7 comments

Plus ... tubular bells

Known to millions of Dutch children as the chase music in Bassie en Adriaan, Mike Oldfield's avant garde rock classic Tubular Bells is forty years old this year. Largely a one man creation, with Mike Oldfield himself playing most of the instruments from bass guitar to tubular bells, a small army of friends was assembled for the BBC performance of the album's A side. [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse at 6:46 AM PST - 16 comments

Faces of the American Revolution

Actual photographs of people who fought in the Revolutionary War.
posted by empath at 3:47 AM PST - 29 comments

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