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03 Oct 16:06

[Comic 10-3-14] Everyday Is Halloween

27 Sep 20:16

Sat Stat: Staggering Graph Reveals the Cooptation of Economic Recoveries by the Rich

by Lisa Wade, PhD

The graph below represents the share of the income growth that went to the richest 10% of Americans in ten different economic recoveries.  The chart comes from economist Pavlina Tcherneva.

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It’s quite clear from the far right blue and red columns that the top 10% have captured 100% of the income gains in the most recent economic “recovery,” while the bottom 90% have seen a decline in incomes even post-recession.

It’s also quite clear that the economic benefits of recoveries haven’t always gone to the rich, but that they have done so increasingly so over time. None of this is inevitable; change our economic policies, change the numbers.

Via Andrew Sullivan.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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01 Oct 15:10

costumes for the blog

by toni

all the costumes

Just in case you are looking at this in RSS, or in the future (insert spooky futuristic music here), I made the fall animals some halloween costumes!

26 Sep 14:02

Sacrelicious Barbie and Ken mods: Jesus, Mary, Kali

by Cory Doctorow

They're made by Argentinian artists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini, who've made 33 dolls representing figures from Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Hinduism that they're exhibiting next month in a Buenos Aires gallery show called "Barbie, The Plastic Religion." Read the rest

26 Sep 21:40

Surprise marriage proposal via Magic: The Gathering

by Cory Doctorow

Lindsey Loree proposed to her boyfriend by challenging him to a game of Magic: The Gathering into which she inserted a homemade "Proposal" card (she had to sneak a card into her lap to make it work); once he said yes, she gave him a ringpop to seal the deal! Read the rest

29 Sep 21:15

Celebrating Coffee, Astronaut-Style

by Mika McKinnon on Space, shared by Charlie Jane Anders to io9

Celebrating Coffee, Astronaut-Style

It's International Coffee Day, a high-caf holiday made far more entertaining by its celebration in low-Earth orbit by our astronauts on the International Space Station. Warning: this contains the most adorable real-life astronaut-buddy-movie clip yet.


08 Sep 05:58

you are aware of how marine mammals work, right?

by Coelasquid


I’ve been wanting to draw little manatee shark-face mermaid comics for YEARS now, I seriously told all my Australiabros about it when I was out there and that was like back in 2011.

Kratos is a noted smoocher-and-break-in-halfer of mermaids, do not trust Kratos with mermaids.

24 Sep 16:27

Quiet pondering is sadly underrated.

by Jessica Hagy


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24 Sep 17:05


by toni


I was brainstorming some robots, and this popped up. Ohm.

23 Sep 01:55

the Swear

by The Awkward Yeti

the Swear

26 Aug 08:00

Photographer Creates Time Lapses of Landmarks in Single Photos

by Katharine Trendacosta

Photographer Creates Time Lapses of Landmarks in Single Photos

Photographer Richard Silver's photo series Time Slice captures all the beauty of a time lapse video in a single image. From left to right, you can see a ;andmark go from morning light to evening dark.


16 Sep 15:45

Brain tumor removed from tiny goldfish

by Rob Beschizza
George is recovering after the "high-risk" $200 operation, and may now live another 20 years. Surgeon Dr. Tristan Rich described the procedure as "fiddly."
17 Sep 14:18


by Greg Ross

Washington University philosopher Roy Sorensen dedicated his 2003 book A Brief History of the Paradox “to those who never have a book dedicated to them.”

16 Sep 18:46

Pied Piper of Elephants


I adore this elephant's enjoyment.

27 Aug 06:00

With This Library Cake, You Can Literally Eat Yourself Some Knowledge

by Katharine Trendacosta

With This Library Cake, You Can Literally Eat Yourself Some Knowledge

Once again, we find a cake that I love too much to eat. On the other hand, does eating cake versions of books make you smarter? Because that sounds like a learning avenue that we should be exploring.


27 Aug 18:43

Pure Joy: Watch Guardians of the Galaxy Actors Reenact the Groot Dance

by Rob Bricken

I defy you to watch Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Batista (Drax the Destroyer) and Michael Rooker (Yondu) perform the movie's beloved post-credits scene — with Michael Rooker in a metal tub as Baby Groot — at Wizard World Chicago last weekend and not smile. It's simply not possible.


29 Aug 21:30

Be Good To Each Other, Folks. Because This Could Happen.

by Lauren Davis

In theory, you may know that it's important to treat your friends with understanding and respect, but this comic by Nate Swinehart reveals the "real" reason why you should play nice with others—and it's pretty darn funny.


04 Sep 22:00

These Beautiful Giant Sculptures Support Power Lines With Style

by Vincze Miklós

These Beautiful Giant Sculptures Support Power Lines With Style

Electricity pylons, or transmission towers, usually aren't the most interesting structures, just basic towers that keep electrical wires aloft. But some architects have designed innovative towers that are more than mere eyesores.


09 Sep 20:18

Mel Brooks cement prank at the Chinese Theater

by David Pescovitz

Mel Brooks put his eleven fingers in cement yesterday at Hollywood's famed Chinese Theater. (Today)

12 Sep 19:10

Bottled Emotions

by Xeni Jardin

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A design project by Taylor Kinser of Chattanooga, TN. Read the rest

12 Sep 19:40

Burger King's gothburger

by David Pescovitz

Burger King has launched a black burger in Japan made from black peppered-beef, buns and cheese darkened with bamboo charcoal, and a topping of garlic sauce blackened with squid ink. Read the rest

11 Sep 14:40

slaughterlord: The Ayam Cemani Chicken is notable for a couple...


demon chikkin...


The Ayam Cemani Chicken is notable for a couple of things. First of all, partially due to its rarity, especially outside of its native Indonesia, one Ayam Cemani will run you about $2,500. Second, it is clearly the chicken of Our Dark Lord and Savior Satan! The birds exhibit the genetic condition “fibromelanosis,” which renders them totally black—we’re talking feathers, skin, organs, bones, the works. Only their blood is red, albeit a very dark shade.


02 Sep 07:17

What Google should do

by Cory Doctorow

This Neil Cicierega design-fiction from 2013 proposes a brilliant idea for a Google autocomplete easter-egg, where typing "Google autocomplete is not working correctly" would autocomplete to a long, wonderful list of Borges-ian non-sequiturs, each more wondrous than the last. (via JWZ) Read the rest

02 Sep 15:00

Evil bear dream

by toni

evil bear dream

27 Aug 21:25

Otter sits and eats at the table like a proper little gentleman

by Xeni Jardin

Translated from the Japanese intro: "To eat and lie it always, since had to eat the bait to stand on a chair well behaved unusually, I took the video (^ ^), but I started to eat it lying down ride on the table as usual after all was I have, ha-ha σ ( ^ _ ^);" Video Link.

29 Aug 06:45


by Greg Ross

“All religions promise a reward beyond life, in eternity, for excellences of the will or heart, but none for excellences of the head or understanding.” — Schopenhauer

“So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.” — Bertrand Russell

“The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.” — Alfred North Whitehead

28 Aug 19:59

Hark, A Vagrant: Ida B Wells

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Ida! If she's not your hero, she should be. She's mine.

I gave an interview for the Appendix Journal, and cited her as a figure I'd like to make a comic about, but found it a hard thing, so that it never happened. The reason is easy - if you read about the things Ida Wells fought against, you won't laugh. You'll cry, I guarantee. And I thought, well I can't touch that woman with my dumb internet jokes, she's serious business. And she is.

But then, people use my comics as a launching device to learn history, and I would hope that part of what I do is to celebrate history, not just poke fun at the easy targets.

Anyway, I first saw a picture of Ida B. Wells at the Chicago History Museum. She was protesting the lack of African American representation at the Chicago World's Fair. And I am not sure what it was, but the image stuck with me. You could feel a power in the presence of the lady with the pamphlets. I found out later that she was also handing out information on the terrible truths of lynching in America, a crusade that she is best known for, and rightly so. Her writing on the topic is readily available on the internet, and if you read it, well you'll spend a good deal of time wondering at the terribleness of humanity, but you'll also note that she knew how to handle a volatile topic like that with an audience who didn't want to hear it. But, Ida fought against injustice wherever she saw it. You'll be happy to know, that at the 1913 Suffragist Parade in Washington, she was told to go to the back, but joined in the middle anyway.

I'll leave you with this, a review of Paula J. Giddings' Ida: A Sword Among Lions, from the Washington Post. Go forth, marvel at this woman, who was the best. Did I mention she was one of the first women in the country to keep her name when she married? A founding member of the NAACP? Ida! Just pioneer everything.
27 Aug 03:23

Derpy dragon

by toni

derp dragon for blog


The cuteness continues on stuff you can own!

19 Aug 19:02

Driving all night.

by Jessica Hagy


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13 Aug 01:23

alert wolf

by toni

alert wolf