December 8, 2016

Oh good. Let's just get all of our holiday nightmares out at once.

30 Creepy Mall Santas. (Distractify) 16 more. (Buzzfeed) Another 14. (The FW) 10 more. (Top Tenz) Last one. (Macy's) [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:02 PM PST - 13 comments

I Am…You Are….He/She/It Is….

A Polish ad (in English) is winning the Christmas viral video war by a landslide. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:18 PM PST - 121 comments

Lode Runner in HTML5

The classic action puzzle game Lode Runner is now on the web, implemented in HTML5 by Simon Hung using CreateJS! It has all 150 the levels from the original and the 50 from Championship (VERY HARD), plus some more collections. Here's the source on GitHub. More info. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 3:40 PM PST - 46 comments

Prince’s Closest Friends Share Their Best Prince Stories

"And you knew when he was there because you'd turn around and go, 'Holy shit, I smell Prince.' And then, ten seconds later, you'd see him."
posted by apricot at 2:44 PM PST - 17 comments

Expect Cheese

"Anyone in the area of the intersection between Bergsgatan and Almbacksgatan in the southern Swedish city should pay attention to where they walk: hidden at ground level lies a French nut store named 'Noix de Vie' selling a range of nuts for the city’s mice. Next door, an Italian restaurant called 'Il Topolino' has moved in, complete with a pin-sized menu attached to the wall detailing its range of cheese and crackers." [more inside]
posted by effbot at 1:50 PM PST - 15 comments

John Glenn, dead at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.
posted by Man with Lantern at 1:11 PM PST - 157 comments

The least influential images of all time

These 100 photographs did not change the world and had no influence whatsoever (unlike these ones), but we should be thankful for their existence anyway. Includes hamsters, Sarah Bernhardt's foot (and dog), lovers, a large balloon, a kangaroo, some clouds and various types of human beings. (short article about this collection, in French)
posted by elgilito at 12:53 PM PST - 36 comments

Dinosaur Tail Discovered Trapped in Amber

"The tail of a 99-million year old dinosaur has been found entombed in amber, an unprecedented discovery that has blown away scientists....The amber adds to fossil evidence that many dinosaurs sported feathers rather than scales. " [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 11:24 AM PST - 134 comments

The Future of Privacy

"It’s true that states and corporations often desire privacy, they just as often desire that I myself have less privacy. What does it mean, in an ostensible democracy, for the state to keep secrets from its citizens? ... In the short term, the span of a lifetime, many of us would argue for privacy, and therefore against transparency. But history, the long term, is transparency; it is the absence of secrets." - William Gibson [more inside]
posted by gregr at 10:53 AM PST - 38 comments


posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:39 AM PST - 30 comments

Star Wars/DC mashup trailer.

Black hood=dubious parentage
posted by HuronBob at 7:48 AM PST - 16 comments

2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Report

The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) is the largest survey examining the experiences of transgender people in the United States, with 27,715 respondents from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. military bases overseas. (Full report. Executive Summary) The USTS was for all trans-identified people, including genderqueer and non-binary people, at any stage of their lives, journey, or transition. Participants had to be currently living in the United States or a U.S. territory, or be living abroad on a U.S. military base.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:12 AM PST - 38 comments

Lots of flowers for the seasonal mood

An A.I. wrote a Christmas song and...yeah.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:53 AM PST - 48 comments

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