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17 Dec 20:47

Nothing Day

by Reza

nothing

17 Dec 16:40

Andre Igoudala’s Travel Dance Is The GIF That Keeps On Giving

by isaacand
Krankota

His next-day tweet really seals it

“Do the humpty hump, do the humpty hump!”

Do you need background here or do you just want to enjoy the travel dance?

 

For the three of you interested in the actual details, that’s Andre Igoudala mocking Mike Conley after a crucial travel call in the fourth quarter of last night’s game. A game the Grizzlies went on to win 105-98. Unfortunately, the refs weren’t as amused with Iggy’s travel dance and slapped him with a technical foul. They hate fun, obviously.

That was an expensive ass dance…

— Andre Iguodala (@andre) December 17, 2014

17 Dec 15:10

Look At How Happy This Dog Is With His Fancy New 3D-Printed Legs

by ludditeandroid

Would you like to see an adorable dog born with deformed front legs start immediately running when fitted with some well-designed prosthetic paws? Oh, we’ll show you an adorable dog born with deformed front legs start immediately running when fitted with some well-designed prosthetic paws. The video is exactly what it says on the tin, and the tin just says, “You’re gonna cry, you little b*tch.

So this is Derby, who was awaiting adoption at Peace and Paws Dog Rescue when he was spotted by Tara Anderson, a project manager at 3D Systems who could hook Derby up with some fancy 3D-printed legs from the company’s ProJet 5500 MultiJet 3D printer. The printer can work with dual materials, making objects rigid in some places and flexible in others, perfect for making custom prosthetics for dogs or I guess other uses but whatever let’s just make new legs for all the dogs instead. We know what’s really important:



AAAAAAA LOOK HOW HAPPY HE IS! We want to give him all the hugs.

Derby should totally hang out with Naki’o the bionic dog, Oscar the bionic kitty, Mitzi the bionic dog, and Elvis the robokitty and start a bionic pets gang, but a harmless one like in West Side Story. If they had thumbs they’d be snapping.

Via 3DPrint and Daily Dot

17 Dec 13:45

Here’s The Only Way ‘Serial’ Can Give Listeners A Satisfying Ending To Its Wildly Popular First Season

by ryanuproxx
Krankota

Ha!

Let’s face it, there’s no way Serial, the popular and groundbreaking true crime podcast, can give us a satisfying ending to its first season, which centers around the 1999 murder of Baltimore high school student Hae Min Lee. With only one episode remaining, a definitive conclusion is a total impossibility — tying a neat bow on the narrative with a “What have we learned?” recap is probably host Sarah Koenig’s best bet to avoid getting Lindelof’d.

But as Funny or Die points out in the dead-on sketch above (too many references to list!), there is something Koenig (frantically and expertly portrayed by Michaela Watkins) can pull out of her hat to give us a satisfying, conclusive ending. I’m not saying I’m rooting for this outcome, but closure is never a bad thing.

08 Dec 19:09

Man Throws Snake At Tim Hortons Employee After Argument Over Onions

by Samer Kalaf
Krankota

Well sure.

Man Throws Snake At Tim Hortons Employee After Argument Over Onions

This morning, two customers got into an argument over onions with an employee at a Saskatoon Tim Hortons, and one of the men immediately ended the argument by throwing a snake. Snake coming in hot!

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16 Dec 14:02

Andrew Hawkins Has Some Remarkable Thoughts On Protest

by Barry Petchesky

Andrew Hawkins Has Some Remarkable Thoughts On Protest

Andrew Hawkins made headlines when he took the field with a shirt protesting the recent shooting of two unarmed Ohioans. The Browns made us proud when they refused a demand from Cleveland cops to apologize . And now that he's explained it, we realize that Hawkins isn't just some athlete who threw on a t-shirt because it's the trendy thing to do. He knows what he's talking about, and he has very good reasons to care.

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16 Dec 13:00

An Angry Doctor Wrote The Perfect Response To Employers Who Require Doctor’s Notes For Sick Days

by ryanuproxx
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Stock Photo Via Shutterstock


Employers who require their sick employees to bring in medical notes to prove their illnesses — especially this time of year — are only making things worse. Sentencing a mildly sick person to a stint in a waiting room during flu season only stirs the viral stew while wasting the time and resources of patients and medical professionals alike.

And one doctor has had enough of it. According to Redditor GimPy2434, the Canadian doc has penned the following form letter, which he or she distributes to companies who send their employees to his office solely to retrieve a note. It is perfect, and everyone should show it to their note-hoarding bosses.

doctoletter

IMGUR


(Via Reddit; H/T Happy Place)

09 Dec 21:01

19 Completely Awesome Things Canadians Did In 2014

15 Dec 20:30

Enjoy This Mashup Of Darlene Love Singing ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ On ‘Letterman’

by Josh Kurp

Nearly every December since 1986, Darlene Love has appeared on Late/Night Show with David Letterman to sing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” one of the few holiday standards that doesn’t turn me into an out-of-shape grinch (it’s pretty much that, and Tom Waits’ “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis”). Love promised that when Letterman retires (May 2015), she won’t perform the Christmas classic on another show, so CBS put together a montage of her belting out “Baby” over the years. So many terrible outfits.

12 Dec 13:20

Creed Frontman Scott Stapp Threatened to Kill Obama: 911 Call

by Allie Jones
Krankota

Zounds.

Creed Frontman Scott Stapp Threatened to Kill Obama: 911 Call

Creed frontman Scott Stapp was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold at the end of last month after confessing in a Facebook video that he was broke and living in Holiday Inn. His estranged wife, Jaclyn, apparently tried to get him committed again after he told her he was a CIA agent tasked with assassinating Obama.

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12 Dec 18:00

Oh, Gifts?

by A Dog
Krankota

Aw, dog. Best way to start the day.

Oh, Gifts?

O cummm, all ye faithfulllll. Cummm cummm cummm, it's Christmas.

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13 Dec 17:00

Watching Shaq Create His Favorite Easy-Bake Oven Recipes Is As Ridiculous As You’d Expect

by michelleuproxx
Krankota

HA! "This one's for when you invite your bros over for tea."

As a child, I always wanted an Easy-Bake Oven to call my own. It was mostly so that I could whip up some secret late-night snacks without mother dearest knowing, but that’s besides the point…

These days, as a semi-adult in the working world, I haven’t really thought much about the miniature kitchen toy, because, um, I own a real oven. That changes today, though, thanks to Shaq and his favorite Easy-Bake Oven recipes. The fun little gadget is back in my life, along with a very harsh reality: It’s rather silly watching legit grown-ups use the Easy-Bake Oven, but it is straight-up absurd seeing a person of Shaq’s size (GIANT) tinker with the oven’s tiny parts trying to make bread pudding and tea cakes.

For what it’s worth, the desserts look edible and the former NBA star is ridiculously entertaining as a dorky chef who sings and dances to “La Bamba” while simultaneously poking fun at his own dreadful free-throw skills. It almost makes me forgive him for not knowing what a pierogi is and for participating in that crazy cookie challenge last month.

(Via The Watercooler)

11 Dec 21:17

Congress Staffers Walk Out, Perform "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Protest

by Timothy Burke on The Concourse, shared by Timothy Burke to Deadspin

Staff from both the U.S. House and Senate, along with elected officials and the Senate chaplain, walked out today to show support for those protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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11 Dec 12:07

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Panda Express

by Armin
Krankota

This is really nice

This Panda is Far from Extinction

New Logo and Identity for Panda Express

Established in 1973 by a recently immigrated father-son pair from the Yangzhou region of China with a single restaurant (then named Panda Inn) in Pasadena, CA, Panda Express is a quick service restaurant specializing in Chinese food. It now operates over 1,700 locations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico and is a staple of airport and shopping mall food courts. As Grits and Grids reports, Panda Express is a highly successful operation and has been on a steady incline over the years yet it still figures the need to keep improving and evolving. To coincide with the launch of a fast-casual concept restaurant in its home town, the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen, the company introduced an updated logo and materials that have spread to other locations.

No design credit is given, no press release issued, and no single source of images exists.

Update: The logo (not the materials) was designed by Minneapolis, MN-based Studio MPLS. A few extra images at their site.

Update #2: The newer exteriors of the restaurants were, like the one shown bottom-left in the collage below, were designed by Dayton, OH-based Interbrand Design Forum. They did NOT design the Innovation Kitchen.

New Logo and Identity for Panda Express
A brief sampling of old/existing look and materials.

Although this is not a huge redesign, the restaurant has a significant presence and I thought it deserved some attention. Given how successful the fast food joint is, there is probably little urge to expend any energy on simply improving its logo and materials without it being a major redesign. Yet the changes seen in the logo and the images below show a commitment to better design.

New Logo and Identity for Panda Express
Before and after logo comparison.

The logo remains the same in structure but everything about it has been improved. The default-ish typography has been replaced with something much nicer, although I have no idea what it is (and has probably been modified). Spaced more generously and with a lower height, the Panda Express name sits much more comfortably in the circle. I don't usually endorse gratuitous serifs but, here, the two that stick out of the "P" and "D" add a bit of flair. Not sure why the "P" in "Express" doesn't have it. "Gourmet Chinese Food" has been replaced simply with "Chinese Kitchen" and, again, helps decrease the crowded look of the old logo. The panda has also been smoothed out with more rounded shapes that make it look more adorable.

New Logo and Identity for Panda Express
Box. (Source for this image and three below)
New Logo and Identity for Panda Express
Fortune cookie box.
New Logo and Identity for Panda Express
Cup.

From this brief sampling of materials, you can see a Starbucks-ization with only the logo on blank canvases, used in full- or single-color. Compared to the previous cups and boxes over-adorned with bamboo sticks and leaves this is down-right luxurious design.

New Logo and Identity for Panda Express
New catering livery.
New Logo and Identity for Panda Express
And again. (Source)
New Logo and Identity for Panda Express
And again. (Source)

Even the livery looks so good.

New Logo and Identity for Panda Express
Promos from their Twitter account.

Not sure what's going on with the promos but they are fairly consistent across their social media accounts. Nothing exciting but at least there is a certain consistency and graphic approach with a specific intention.

New Logo and Identity for Panda Express
Exterior of the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen. (Source)
New Logo and Identity for Panda Express
New Logo and Identity for Panda Express
Interiors of the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen. (Source)

I have never been into a stand-alone Panda Express restaurant and have only seen the fast food locations, which are your standard airport-looking fare where they all look the same. Judging from Google Images, the stand-alone restaurants are not bad at all, with decent exteriors and interiors, but the Innovation Kitchen clearly ups its game with a much more sophisticated approach meant to compete with the Chipotles and Paneras of the U.S.. Although it might be years — and not all elements of the Innovation Kitchen will make it to the fast food venues — before this new look is visible and adopted across the hundreds of locations, the images in this post show plenty of potential and demonstrate that just because it's a quick service restaurant the design doesn't have to be disposable.

Many thanks to our ADVx3 Partners
10 Dec 21:10

Facebook Is Developing A Robot To Keep You From Acting Like An Idiot On Facebook

by danuproxx
Krankota

Huh!

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Facebook/WB


Facebook is home to the rich pageant of human experience, which is a good thing when, say, people come together to congratulate their friends and family on an achievement or personal milestone, and a bad thing when it comes to literally any other topic. Facebook, in its eternal crusade to try to keep our horribleness off their pristine Internet, is now building an AI to keep at least some of your personal train wrecks off social media.

As Wired explains, the idea is that of:

“a kind of digital assistant that will, say, recognize when you’re uploading an embarrassingly candid photo of your late-night antics. This assistant would tap you on the shoulder and say: “Uh, this is being posted publicly. Are you sure you want your boss and your mother to see this?”

It’s one of the ideas out of Facebook’s R&D arm, using a technology called “Deep Learning,” which is also a movie that starred John Holmes in 1973. Essentially, the algorithm would learn the difference between impaired users and sober users. So when a photo of tanked you shows up, the site can put the brakes on posting while you sober up and realize that, huh, you really do have genitalia drawn on your face.

They even imagine it going further. If, for example, you’re about to say something awful to a friend on a comments section, the site’s AI could step in and ask you if you really want to make fun of their speech impediment/failed business/dead relatives.

This does have a few benefits beyond just avoiding social self-immolation. For example, if Facebook can recognize you, it can also recognize when somebody is posting a photo of you that you may not be aware of, so you can keep embarrassing photos in general off the site. On the other hand, giving an AI a complete psychological profile of you would also be an incredibly handy marketing tool, so we have a few reservations. But at least it won’t be used by the machines to control our behavior and make us subservient to them without our ever noticing.

Right?

10 Dec 21:01

Hark, A Vagrant: Lady's Favor

Krankota

So good.




buy this print!

It's always Stupid Medieval Type Joke Day here at Hark A Vagrant


Topatoco's holiday shipping deadlines approach, so get it while it's hot/available!

Clicking on the image will take you to the store. Hooray!!


10 Dec 17:10

Ghost Child: The Strange, Misunderstood World of Delusional Pregnancy

by Anna Merlan
Krankota

This is fascinating, and really sad too.

Ghost Child: The Strange, Misunderstood World of Delusional Pregnancy

I. Ruby lost her virginity in July of this year, not long after she turned 28. Five days later, she knew, with deep certainty and not a little dread, that she was pregnant. Her nipples grew and darkened, she says; her abdomen tingled. The man she'd slept with refused to see her, and when he finally agreed to meet up, he insisted on buying the morning-after pill. She refused to take it, and they didn't talk much after that.

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10 Dec 00:30

Did You Lose a Sheep in Christmas Sweater? Nebraska Has It

by Hudson Hongo
Krankota

Shared 50% for amazing headline and lead, 50% for DAWWWWLOOKATTHESHEEP

Did You Lose a Sheep in Christmas Sweater? Nebraska Has It

Hey, drunk people: Did you decorate a sheep for Christmas this weekend? Did you then lose that sheep? If so, please report your drunken self to the Nebraska Humane Society and pick up your Christmas sheep.

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09 Dec 19:40

This Photo Of Dikembe Mutombo And Kate Middleton Belongs In A Museum

by isaacand
Krankota

It really does.

pic.twitter.com/Zr5RbDQhJC

— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) December 9, 2014

I’m not going to ruin this photo with any words. It would be a disservice to you, to me, to Dikembe and Kate and to anyone who enjoys candid photography. I expect to see this in the Louvre by year’s end.

09 Dec 16:05

The 2014 Hater's Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog

by Drew Magary

The 2014 Hater's Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog

It's a difficult world out there, people. War, poverty, brutality, corruption, social and racial injustice … these are not civil times we live in. Which is why, more than ever, we NEED the comfort and warmth that only life inside the Williams-Sonoma catalog can provide. Follow me, America. Follow me inside these glossy pages, where there is no anger. No violence. No internet commenters explaining why YOUR SO STOOPID.

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09 Dec 02:29

Our Imaginations Run Wild

by Timothy Burke on screengrabber, shared by Timothy Burke to Deadspin
08 Dec 05:00

Feedback

Krankota

The hover text is pretty excellent on this one.

A new study finds that if you give rats a cell phone and a lever they can push to improve the signal, the rats will chew on the cell phone until it breaks and your research supervisors will start to ask some questions about your grant money.
06 Dec 15:01

Kemba Walker’s Block On Jose Calderon Was So Damn Vicious And Mean

by isaacand

The week of Kemba Walker continued last night as he sliced and diced his way through the New York Knicks defense for a game-winning layup. But that was his second best higlight of the night. His first came on this nasty block of Jose Calderon, a block that makes you question whether Kemba’s actually 6’1″.

SO. DAMN. VICIOUS.

08 Dec 14:00

I Can't Stop Looking At Von Miller's Ridiculous Hat

by Timothy Burke
Krankota

Worth clicking through. That is a pretty amazing ridiculous hat.

Broncos linebacker Von Miller donned some interesting headgear for his post-game interviews in the locker room. I can't stop looking at his ridiculous hat. Try to watch this and follow what he's talking about—you can't, because your brain will be too consumed with processing his sublime hat. It defies description.

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04 Dec 17:43

Hark, A Vagrant: Broadside Ballads - Turtle Party




buy this print!

You know, turtles have a habit of showing up here, don't they? Listen y'all I'm just a lady who loves a good turtle joke.

I feel like there is also a frog on that table but I like to think that it is a very small turtle.

Again from our friends at the Bodleian Library, here is an image from The Scolding Wife


Topatoco's holiday shipping deadlines approach, so get it while it's hot/available!

Clicking on the image will take you to the store. Hooray!!


03 Dec 20:25

Univ. of Texas Can't Figure Out Where 100 Jars of Brains Went

by Aleksander Chan
Krankota

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Univ. of Texas Can't Figure Out Where 100 Jars of Brains Went

The University of Texas, my alma mater, has a very large campus. Easy to lose stuff—like 100 jars of brains in formaldehyde.

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04 Dec 14:05

Can You Breathe? Reflections on Non-Indictments, Activism and Black Life

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy

Can You Breathe? Reflections on Non-Indictments, Activism and Black Life

There isn't enough ink to express our pain. Day after day, month after month, year after year, the pain of being black in America, and across the globe, is apparent. Yesterday I read the headlines and tweets that told me NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the cop that killed Eric Garner, would not be indicted . Daniel Pantaleo—say his name until it cannot be forgotten, until he's held responsible. A week and three days before that I heard news out of Ferguson, Missouri that Darren Wilson would not be indicted. That same day, hours before, I watched my beautiful daughter be born into this world. Being black is like that: valley, peak, valley.

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04 Dec 03:07

The American Justice System Is Not Broken

by Albert Burneko on The Concourse, shared by Albert Burneko to Deadspin

The American Justice System Is Not Broken

In July, New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo choked unarmed black man Eric Garner to death, in broad daylight, while a bystander caught it on video. That is what American police do. Yesterday, despite the video, despite an NYPD prohibition of exactly the sort of chokehold Pantaleo used, and despite the New York City medical examiner ruling the death a homicide, a Staten Island grand jury declined even to indict Pantaleo. That is what American grand juries do.

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01 Dec 15:50

This Australian Shepherd Puppy Adorably Wakes Up And Sings Along When ‘Let It Go’ Comes On

by Stacey Ritzen
Krankota

Hahahaha that dog is the best!

I will be the first to admit that I’m not exactly a fan of Frozen or the song “Let It Go,” and usually avoid writing about either like the plague. So it is a complete testament to this adorable Australian Shepherd puppy named Oakley that I love this video so much. (Also, Australian Shepherds are the best kind of dogs.)

Oakley, who is training to be a therapy dog according to his Instagram page, was sleeping peacefully in the backseat of his owner’s car when the radio switched to “Let It Go,” which immediately roused the pup from his slumber, prompting him to sing along. The best is how he totally nails those high notes.

Somebody should probably tell Oakley that a Frozen sequel is on the way. That would be one excited puppy.

(Via Tastefully Offensive)

26 Nov 17:22

Robo-Bird

by Reza

robo-bird