June 21, 2016

Tell Me I'm Fat

The way people talk about being fat is shifting. With one-third of Americans classified as overweight, and another third as obese, and almost none of us losing weight and keeping it off. Three different perspectives on being a fat woman in the USA. Coming to terms with being fat, fighting what seems to be a loosing battle and the in between.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 11:00 PM PST - 102 comments

Help has arrived

What do you get when you give the directors of such music videos as DJ Snake & Lil' Jon's Turn Down for What [previously] or Manchester Orchestra's Simple Math [previously] a movie to direct? You get Swiss Army Man (trailer). And when you have a movie that features the magical, flatulent corpse played by Daniel Radcliffe, how do you promote it online? With a virtual swiss army man (warning: possibly NSFW for optional* full-screen video bikini-clad women and a .. helpful erection) [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 7:08 PM PST - 27 comments

The Perfect, Perfect Corned Beef

How to make corned beef. [more inside]
posted by Michael Tellurian at 6:36 PM PST - 40 comments

The Satoshi Affair

"He put a gun to our head and pulled the trigger," MacGregor told me. "The world is still going to think we got fooled, but I know the facts. He has the keys." Remarkable (and very, very long) article from Andrew O’Hagan, who for six months shadowed Craig Wright from his escape from Australia all the way through his disastrous reveal as Satoshi Nakamoto.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 6:27 PM PST - 86 comments

the mushroom-shaped shifter automatically returns to center

Here's The Problem With Jeep's Recalled Gear Shifter (David Tracy, Jalopnik). See also Consumer Reports' YT video (published May 19, 2016), Fiat Chrysler Recalls Confusing Shifters.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 5:43 PM PST - 100 comments

two memes enter

Red Hot Nickel Ball vs. Ribeye Steak
Red Hot NIckel Ball vs. Floral Foam
Hydraulic Press VS Book
Hydraulic Press vs Diamond
Red Hot Nickel Balls vs. Hydraulic Press [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:57 PM PST - 57 comments

There is a train directly behind this one.

Watch NYers' Hearts Break As They JUST Miss The Subway Train (SL YouTube)
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 10:30 AM PST - 196 comments

Did I have a stroke or did the mage just heal too hard?

can we take a moment to just think about how incredibly scary magical healing is?
posted by MartinWisse at 10:15 AM PST - 81 comments

“We learned that people don't like seeing their heroes deconstructed.”

A Hater Tours The JUSTICE LEAGUE Set by Devin Faraci [Birth. Movies. Death.] Have DC Films and Zack Snyder learned from BvS? Devin went to London to find out. [more inside]
posted by Fizz at 10:11 AM PST - 44 comments

that's rough, buddy

Small Asteroid Is Earth's Constant Companion: A small asteroid has been discovered in an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and it will remain so for centuries to come. [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin at 9:37 AM PST - 40 comments

Some days....

The Bears Who Came to Town and Would Not Go Away. "This is the story of a place at the edge of the world, where a black bear ventured into a Russian hamlet and attacked a human. One bear became two, two became dozens, and before long no one would leave their home, and no one had any idea what to do."
posted by zarq at 8:49 AM PST - 50 comments

It doesn't matter

Like This: A Love Story by @priya_ebooks
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:43 AM PST - 12 comments

Solstice 2016: It's a Global Solstice Party and You're Invited

Solstice 2016 will be a multi-stream, twenty-four-hour event, covering all of Earth’s time zones, to celebrate the summer solstice. Participants will perform their Solstice art in whatever medium they choose, between the hours of 17:00 and 18:00 in their time zone or create the performance in advance. The program will be finely curated. Viewers around the world will be able to catch individual or simultaneous feeds of the various performances throughout the Solstice period. [more inside]
posted by gudrun at 6:37 AM PST - 18 comments


The Economic Lessons of Star Trek's Money-Free Society - "[Manu Saadia] points to technologies like GPS and the internet as models for how we can set ourselves on the path to a Star Trek future. 'If we decide as a society to make more of these crucial things available to all as public goods, we're probably going to be well on our way to improving the condition of everybody on Earth', he says. But he also warns that technology alone won't create a post-scarcity future... 'This is something that has to be dealt with on a political level, and we have to face that.' " (via) [more inside]
posted by kliuless at 3:34 AM PST - 102 comments


After studying Alien in intimate detail, it’s time to look at the typography and design of Ridley Scott’s other classic sci-fi movie, Blade Runner.
posted by a lungful of dragon at 12:20 AM PST - 38 comments

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