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Are you, like many others this summer, considering avoiding the costs & hassles of pricey foreign or domestic travel by having a "staycation" at home? Daily Show commenter John Hodgman (ably backed by Jonathan Coulton on the strings) enumerates the benefits of a "Holistay" (much better name) to help you make your choice.
posted on Jun-12-08 at 9:37 AM

We all know The Rapture is coming soon (although "no one knows the day or hour"), and many of us will want to send out appropriate taunting messages from our heavenly perch to our loser buddies that didn't get chosen. At last, a service provider has arisen to serve this need. At You've Been Left Behind, you can store up to 250 MB of documents to be sent to up to 62 separate emails addresses in the event of the Rapture. Rapture is determined to have occurred when 3 of the 5 team members fail to log in to the site over a 3 day period.
posted on Jun-3-08 at 9:06 AM

1 X Semana is kinda like a Spanish language version of Drawer Geeks (prev.). From the site: "We are a bunch of colleagues who every week propose a character, concept or idea to be drawn. In this Blog we share the results of our exercise." The site is relatively new, but so far, this result in the "Sea Monster" challenge is my favorite. Via.
posted on May-28-08 at 9:11 AM

Inner City Snail is the sister site of the (previously Mefi'd) Little People ongoing outdoor art installation. Like the Little People project, it takes place in London & features tiny figures, only these ones are alive & vandalized.
posted on May-26-08 at 6:30 PM

Best rectal thermometer ever? And yes, it does play the theme song while taking your temperature.
posted on May-14-08 at 2:47 PM

Do You Want To Know RIGHT NOW How You Can Drive Around Using WATER as FUEL and Laugh At Rising Gas Costs, While Reducing Emissions and Preventing Global Warming?
posted on May-13-08 at 1:18 PM

Why don't you get yourself a little something? It's only $10!
posted on May-12-08 at 8:54 AM

Protection from the Atomic Bomb A 1950 pamphlet provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
posted on May-6-08 at 1:42 PM

My Beautiful Mommy is a children's book for children whose mothers suddenly come home from the doctor with giant hooters, or significant amounts of fat suddenly missing. A bold new market in childrens publishing awaits.
posted on Apr-18-08 at 9:17 AM

In 1963, General Dynamics Astronautics asked politicians, scientists, and military commanders to speculate on the potential state of the world in 2063, recording all these speculations in a book, and sealing it in a time capsule that was lost during the demolition of the General Dynamics Astronautics building. Thankfully, the entirety of the book is available as a download thanks to the fine folks at Paleo-Future. Found Via.
posted on Apr-14-08 at 9:24 PM

Shepard Fairey's cover art for Penguin releases of 1984 & Animal Farm.
posted on Apr-13-08 at 6:09 PM

Nintendo Wee
posted on Apr-10-08 at 9:10 AM

World's worst tattoo? World's worst tattoo.
posted on Apr-8-08 at 1:32 AM

Have a crush on someone you only know online? Want to make them a mixtape but you don't have their physical address? Not a problem, thanks to Muxtape, an online mixtape manager. Just upload up to 12 tracks, and a custom URL is provided.Via.
posted on Mar-25-08 at 3:34 PM

Heidi's Fourth Annual Simpsons Linguistic Jokes posting. Previously.
posted on Mar-17-08 at 11:06 AM

If you're anything like me, at least one out of every three times you've had to use a flashlight, you wished you could machine gun someone to death with it. Well, friend... your prayers answered!
posted on Mar-10-08 at 9:14 AM

They met on a train and fell in love. Then Jason P Howe discovered that his girlfriend Marylin was leading a secret double life – as an assassin for right-wing death squads in Colombia's brutal civil war.
posted on Mar-8-08 at 3:25 PM

Bacon Cups are sure to make your next party a hit.
posted on Feb-28-08 at 2:50 PM

Howl's Moving Castle - in papercraft. Stop motion animation of the assembly here, flickr set of the finished product here, details on the kit here. Found via.
posted on Feb-25-08 at 11:33 AM

The Best Sandwiches in America Esquire magazine lists the very best examples of many very delicious sandwiches nationwide.
posted on Feb-12-08 at 4:21 PM

Yeah, that's right. It's just a video of a guy putting a meathook through his nose & back out his mouth.
posted on Feb-11-08 at 11:29 AM

Lego Eddie Izzard (full set here).
posted on Feb-8-08 at 2:31 PM

Opening a restaurant is not an easy way to get rich, but for 36 year old Lovie Yancey, an African American woman living in Southern Califoria in 1947, the gamble paid off. As founder of the Fatburger chain (warning - audio), Lovie is remembered as the creator of arguably the greatest hamburger in a nation obsessed with hamburgers. Lovie passed away Jan 26, at 96 years of age, and even if you're not a fan of her burgers, take a moment in tribute to a remarkable woman.
posted on Feb-4-08 at 11:24 AM

The 2008 Oscar nominated animated shorts are online. Via.
posted on Feb-2-08 at 11:31 AM

Kolmanskop, a ghost town buried in the sand
posted on Jan-31-08 at 3:09 PM

Michael Lewis gets a vasectomy.
posted on Jan-22-08 at 3:46 PM

Polar bear babies make adorable video subjects.
posted on Jan-20-08 at 3:56 PM

Rules of Thumb is a user submitted (and voted upon) collection of the world's greatest rules of thumb for different situations, from playing Blackjack to choosing a bicycle frame.
posted on Jan-9-08 at 4:41 PM

Comedian Patton Oswalt has gotten a lot of mileage out of KFC's Famous Bowls ("a failure pile in a sadness bowl."); after years of mockery, he finally tries one for himself, and writes about the experience.
posted on Jan-8-08 at 2:26 PM

Any idiot can tattoo a busty woman on his flesh. It takes committment to give your tattoo silicon implants.
posted on Dec-26-07 at 9:43 AM

Do You Know What I'm Going To Do Next Saturday? is a Flickr set of the pages from Helen Palmer Geisel's (Dr. Seuss's first wife) now out of print children's book that gained notoreity for its depiction of children doing fun & very dangerous things like joining the marines, playing with guns & fighting American Gladiator style.
posted on Dec-23-07 at 6:22 PM

Invaders from the Ice World is a Silver Age DC Comics story (available here as a PDF in its entirety) about the time living Snowmen who shoot lasers from their eyes came to attack the Earth. Merry Christmas!! (found via I'm Learning To Share)
posted on Dec-21-07 at 10:41 AM

The winners of's "Wrecks" challenge are a mixed bag, with some absolutely incredible destroyed sci-fi models, both kit-built & free modeled, and dioramas. And then others that are less impressive.
posted on Dec-13-07 at 9:49 AM

The Last Iceberg suffers, as many photography sites do, from a mildly irritating flash interface; but if you can get over that fact, you'll see some genuinely amazing polar photography of isolated icebergs & ice shelves.
posted on Nov-25-07 at 5:01 PM

Offal Good is a blog dedicated to helping you get more dining experience out of your animal. Most people stop at the skeletal muscle cuts, but there's a world of tripey goodness, not to mention snouts, feet, etc. Videos, recipes, photogalleries & more.
posted on Nov-20-07 at 4:24 PM

Recoil free "automatic shotgun" fires 300 rounds per minute.
posted on Nov-19-07 at 3:45 PM

Excellent post over at BLDBLOG on the history of Bannerman's Arsenal, a ruined island castle in the middle of the Hudson river, created by a war profiteer who was at one time the world's largest arms dealer. Bonus points for the amazing accompanying photos by Shaun O'Boyle, whose site Modern Ruins has been featured on the blue previously.
posted on Nov-17-07 at 7:17 PM

Did the clients [at the brothel] realize that they were in fact getting an orangutan? “Oh yeah, they would come in especially for it. You could choose a human if you preferred, but it was a novelty for many of the men to have sex with an orangutan.” Via.
posted on Nov-15-07 at 11:49 AM

The Ultimate Bootleg Experience is an ecclectic mp3 blog dedicated to live boots with a good number of posts up, and the links in the archives seem to stay live for quite a while.
posted on Nov-13-07 at 3:51 PM

Evil Bee (embedded QT) is a gorgeous & interesting animated short about a worker bee in a factory who rebels; bonus points for awesome soundtrack by menomena.
posted on Nov-8-07 at 10:00 AM

Jail Finds is a flickr set of art found stuffed inside books by the account holder at the jail where they are a volunteer running the book cart.
posted on Oct-29-07 at 11:38 PM

Things I Have Failed To Masturbate To. Via.
posted on Oct-28-07 at 7:03 PM

You got your Happy Meal in my pizza!
posted on Oct-27-07 at 12:23 PM

The worst sounding thing ever? Van Halen, on a show of their reunion tour in North Carolina, attempting to match up their pre-recorded background synths for "Jump" with their live instruments & vocals. The pre-recorded material is accidentally being played back at a higher pitch, approximately 1.5 semitones sharp of the key from the guitar/vocals.
posted on Oct-22-07 at 9:57 AM

How many times as this happened to you? (warning: video/audio). It's late at night, you're in bed & you need to kill someone with a shotgun, only to find out the gun is ALL THE WAY across the room. Well, friend, your prayers are answered.
posted on Oct-17-07 at 3:15 PM

Los Angeles Uber Alles. A passionate argument (by mefi's own bldblog, no less) for why Los Angeles is the greatest city in America. Dissenters, please see the more inside:
posted on Oct-16-07 at 2:10 PM

A photoessay of the culinary highlights of the Texas State Fair, now in progress.
posted on Oct-11-07 at 9:12 AM

Martin (no last name given) has done some fascinating and unusual things to his penis. In this interview, you can read about Martin's genital evolution, see pictures of the results, and find out the motivations behind Martin's actions. Despite what you might think, this is totally not safe for work. Via.
posted on Oct-8-07 at 1:02 PM

The Lollipops are a collection of stylized cartoon drawings by Craig Robinson of famous rock stars (mouseover text will reveal the artist). 26 of them in alphabetical order appear in this ad for The Observer, entitled "From Abba To Zappa."
posted on Oct-2-07 at 3:32 PM

Apparently the lead singer from Tool has had sex with many of the luminaries of Country Music.
posted on Oct-1-07 at 1:00 PM

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