November 11, 2016

Portland Protests

Portland protests For the fourth night, protests continue in Portland. KGW is broadcasting live.
posted by HuronBob at 10:11 PM PST - 184 comments

Everybody needs a nap.

24 Sleeping Dogs. But not just sleeping—sleeping hilariously. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:08 PM PST - 20 comments

Why Captain Jellico Is Actually Pretty Awesome

Ronny Cox's replacement Enterprise captain totally rocks
posted by Guy Smiley at 9:07 PM PST - 17 comments

Shia LaBeouf Freestyles 5 Fingers of Death with Oswin Benjamin

#1 MC in Hollywood: Shia LaBeouf
posted by timshel at 6:02 PM PST - 13 comments

"We asked 86 burglars how they broke into homes"

KGW of Portland, Oregon, sent questionnaires to 86 people convicted of burglary and currently serving time, asking how they picked targets, what they looked for, and how they carried out their thefts. Two notable points: they always knock first, and a car in the driveway or a radio or TV left on are big deterrents.
posted by Etrigan at 5:47 PM PST - 69 comments

The Fellatio Modification Project, etc.

The Fellatio Modification Project; The Cunnilingus/Anilingus Modification Project; Dolphin Eroticarium; Pet's Pettings: some concepts/projects by the Taiwanese dentist & new media artist Kuang-Yi Ku. Note: all links are NSFW.
posted by zmacw49 at 1:54 PM PST - 43 comments


While undeniably contemporaries of seminal '90s Seattle groups like Alice in Chains, Mudhoney and Nirvana, TAD diverged from their peers. While the term "grunge" served as a pitifully poor catch-all for the not-quite-metal and not-quite-punk sounds coming out of the city at the time, the flannel-flying oddball quartet of Kurt Danielson, Steve Wied, Gary Thorstensen and Tad Doyle started out wanting to make the ugliest music they could, albeit imbued with an insular sense of humor. For their transgressive approach, TAD were beloved by their peers, playing and touring alongside them all over the world as their modest city rose in stature as the new model for rock’s future. [more inside]
posted by josher71 at 12:15 PM PST - 16 comments

We are all defeated by the garbage in our own way.

Child battling garbage can is a metaphor for 2016. (SLYT)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:25 AM PST - 69 comments

It’s the most Desert Bus-iest time of the year!

In less than 24 hours, a group of Canadian Internet sketch comedians will begin playing the most boring video game for over five days straight for the 10th year in a row. [more inside]
posted by TrishaLynn at 8:37 AM PST - 44 comments

African Languages in a Digital Age

Challenges and opportunities for indigenous language computing Localisation is a new and growing field of inquiry. This book identifies issues, concerns, priorities, and lines of research and is intended as a baseline study in defining localisation in Africa *single link full book
posted by infini at 7:19 AM PST - 29 comments

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