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30 Oct 23:28

Krang Cosplay Is Perfect, Wins Halloween

by Luke Plunkett on Cosplay, shared by Luke Plunkett to Kotaku

Krang Cosplay Is Perfect, Wins Halloween

From head-to-toe, the only way this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cosplay could have been any more authentic is if guimancreative had stacked on 30 pounds.

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29 Oct 17:15

Terminator Genisys' Insane Plot Reveal Is A Total Nightmare

by Meredith Woerner on io9, shared by Tina Amini to Kotaku
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wut.

Terminator Genisys' Insane Plot Reveal Is A Total Nightmare

Behold the brand new, totally rebooted cast of Terminator Genisys. They look fine. I mean, it's a cover of a magazine — it is what it is. However, the plot reveal inside the actual magazine issue is a WHOLE OTHER FUCKING MATTER. Spoilers ahead.

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29 Oct 21:30

Read These Comics to Prepare for the Next Five Years of Marvel Movies

by Evan Narcisse

Read These Comics to Prepare for the Next Five Years of Marvel Movies

Marvel announced a ton of movies yesterday , revealing the characters who'll be joining their silver-screen universe over the next five years. Some of the new heroes, however, aren't as well-known as big-leaguers like Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk. If you don't know who Captain Marvel, Black Panther and the Inhumans are, we've got a reading list that will help you learn.

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28 Oct 18:35

How the iPhone's UI Would Look If It Acted Like the Apple Watch

by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

How the iPhone's UI Would Look If It Acted Like the Apple Watch

One of the most intriguing things about Apple Watch is its non-orthogonal user interface, where app icons are organized in a circular, zoomable jumble. And it turns out the good old iPhone might be able to learn something about legible UI from its smaller, younger cousin.

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28 Oct 17:40

A Proposed Mandatory Shopping Label by Doghouse Diaries That Indicates the Value of Items in an Apocalypse

by Rollin Bishop

Shopping Label Comic

“New Shopping Label” is an amusing comic by Doghouse Diaries that proposes a new mandatory shopping label that indicates the value of items in an apocalypse.

image via Doghouse Diaries

28 Oct 20:09

‘Every Day Is Scary’, An Animated Music Video by Fox’s ADHD and Eric Moneypenny About the Horrors of Adulthood

by Glen Tickle

Every Day Is Scary” is an animated music video by Fox’s Animation Domination High-Definition and Eric Moneypenny about the horrors of adulthood. It compares silly childhood fears to the real world anxieties adults face like managing relationships, money, and health.

27 Oct 20:00

Here, Have a Happy Pill: OK Go's New Video

by Janel Laban

I just saw this on Jezebel and had to share. I'm thinking we could all use a small coffee-break sized pick me up right about now and this is a visual spirit-lift (more like a blast-off) for sure: its got mini-Segway dancing, synchronized umbrella choreography, and it all looks like a giant kaleidoscope thanks to the fact that it was filmed by a drone. We're living in the future, people!

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I just saw this on Jezebel and had to share. I'm thinking we could all use a small coffee-break sized pick me up right about now and this is a visual spirit-blast-off for sure: its got mini-Segway dancing, synchronized umbrella choreography, and it all looks like a living kaleidoscope thanks to the fact that it was filmed by a drone. We're living in the future, people!

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27 Oct 20:25

George R.R. Martin Reveals The Worst Fate That Could Befall Westeros

by Charlie Jane Anders on io9, shared by Tina Amini to Kotaku

George R.R. Martin Reveals The Worst Fate That Could Befall Westeros

Since pretty much page one of A Game of Thrones, a terrible threat has been hanging over the land of Westeros — the Others, those supernatural butchers who raise the dead. And now at last, in his new book The World of Ice & Fire, George R.R. Martin gives us details about what would happen if the Others win. Spoilers ahead...

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27 Oct 21:47

‘The Immortal Zoo’, A Solo Exhibition of Bone and Metalwork Animal Sculptures by Jessica Joslin

by EDW Lynch

The Immortal Zoo by Jessica Joslin

Back in 2011, we wrote about the fantastic bone and metalwork animal sculptures of artist Jessica Joslin. Joslin’s latest works are on display in The Immortal Zoo, her solo show at Firecat Projects in Chicago through November 22nd, 2014.

The Immortal Zoo by Jessica Joslin

The Immortal Zoo by Jessica Joslin

The Immortal Zoo by Jessica Joslin

The Immortal Zoo by Jessica Joslin

photos via Jessica Joslin

via Hi-Fructose

24 Oct 21:23

The only thing better than watching these cakes get made is eating them

by Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo

The only thing better than watching these cakes get made is eating them

If you are into cooking you probably know about silicone molds. If you are not, it doesn't matter. Just look at how they peel from the cake—and then how the cake gets build into various patisserie wonders. It's such a satisfying process.

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24 Oct 11:19

These stunning trailers for an animation short left me craving for more

by Omar Kardoudi on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

These stunning trailers for an animation short left me craving for more

I really like these two trailers from Tant de Forêts—a short film by France-based directors Burcu Sankur and Geoffrey Godet. The animation starts simple and colorful but all of a sudden, that happy world turns dark and intriguing. Enough to leave me craving to watch the entire thing.

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23 Oct 16:03

cauliflower cheese

by deb

cauliflower cheese

What, you’ve never had cauliflower cheese before? Why, it’s right up there on the American Heart Association’s recommended diet, above the kale and below the oat bran. Okay, well, maybe just the cauliflower is. I realize this dish may sound strange if you’ve never heard of it. The first time I saw it on a menu in the UK last fall, I thought a word was missing, perhaps “with” or “and.” I mean, you cannot make cheese out of cauliflower or vice-versa, or at least I hope not.* And then I tried it, bubbling and brown in a small ramekin aside my roast** at a tiny Inn in the middle of nowhere that looks like something you’d see in a Bridget Jones Diary (basically where I learned everything I knew about the UK before I got there, well, that and Morrissey songs) and I stopped talking. I stopped thinking. My heart may or may not have stopped beating for a moment, though I’m sure it was love, not fibrillations. How could it be anything but, when cauliflower florets are draped with a sharp cheddar cheese sauce spiked with mustard and a bit of cayenne and then baked in the oven until bronzed and, wait, what were we talking about again?

cauliflower, spice, s/p, butter, milk, cheese
chopped florets

This is a British dish, if the sharp cheddar, mustard powder, cayenne and charmed name didn’t give it away. I realize that British food has long been a punching bag for other supposedly superior world cuisines, but I found this to be anything but the case. Even if I had, the awesome names of national dishes — toad in the holes, bubble and squeaks, spotted dicks, singing hinnies, jam roly-polys and doorstop sandwiches — would have more than compensated for any failures in the flavor department.

cook until firm-tender

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24 Oct 19:00

Another Reason Why People Hate The Rich

by John Amato
Another Reason Why People Hate The Rich

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for two reasons: First of all I love horror movies and before Netflix and Amazon came along, there was always a marathon on some network leading up to the festivities of Oct.31. Also, I just love to hand out candy to children in their costumes.

I live in a pretty nice neighborhood in Los Angeles, but there aren't enough kids to come around for more than ten minutes, so it's great that children come from nearby locations to enjoy All Hallows Eve. All in all, it takes about an hour and a half of my time to fill up bags and pumpkin heads with treats. The smiles on the children knocking at my door is magical.

That's my take on Halloween, but here's another take from somebody living much better than most of America writing in to the Slate's "Dear Prudence" column:

Dear Prudence,

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22 Oct 09:00

How About Some Delicious Gundam Cake?

by Brian Ashcraft

How About Some Delicious Gundam Cake?

Sure, I mean, why not? Because this is green tea flavored cake modeled after the MS-06 Zaku II mobile suit.

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22 Oct 15:30

I Love What Disney Fantasia Lets Me Do To Music

by Mike Fahey

It's been ages since I've exercised this much control over the music in a rhythm game, and I've never felt so sore after doing it.

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22 Oct 12:00

High Fashion Is Best When It Looks like Anime

by Brian Ashcraft

High Fashion Is Best When It Looks like Anime

It really is! Take this this outfit created by fashion designer Junya Watanabe. It looks like Bobobo from the manga and anime series Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.

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25 Oct 15:15

The Most Striking Piece Of Halo Art I've Seen In Ages

by Mike Fahey

The Most Striking Piece Of Halo Art I've Seen In Ages

I was going to call "Master Chief and Arbiter (Gods Among)" by Sita Navas fan art, but the "fan" label feels cheap when applied to this Maya-style masterpiece. This is just art.

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20 Oct 16:50

An Animated Instructional Video About How to Prepare for Second Puberty

by Glen Tickle

CollegeHumor prepares young adults for second puberty with an instructional video animated in the style of an educational film reel about the physical changes experienced by people in their thirties.

21 Oct 16:23

HENDO, A Real-Life Hoverboard That Uses Magnetic Fields to Levitate an Inch Above the Ground

by Brian Heater
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OMG HOVERBOARDS FOR REAL

Hendo Hover of Los Gatos, California has created HENDO, a real-life hoverboard that uses magnetic fields to hover one inch off the ground above special surfaces. The company has also launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to build development kits for the board and help create areas to ride them. While the project invokes a certain iconic 1980s film sequel, HENDO is careful not to mention that project by name.

Yep, there was a movie. However, our attorneys have told us not to go there. So this is as far as we’ll take it.

Hendo

Hendo

Hendo

images via HENDO Hover

via Engadget

21 Oct 17:56

‘Law & Order: KFC’, A Stop-Motion Animated Short by ‘Robot Chicken’ That Pokes Fun at ‘Law & Order’ Spin-Offs

by Rollin Bishop

“Law & Order: KFC” is a stop-motion animated short by Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim show Robot Chicken that pokes fun at the slew of spin-offs from the Law & Order television series. It certainly appears that these chickens mean business.

21 Oct 19:18

‘Star Goats’, A Yelling Goats Version of ‘The Imperial March’ Theme Song From ‘Star Wars’

by Justin Page

Marca Blanca has created “Star Goats,” a yelling goats version of “The Imperial March” theme song by John Williams from Star Wars. We previously wrote about Marca’s yelling goats version of the Game of Thrones theme song.

21 Oct 20:35

‘Cat Circles’, The Amazing Phenomenon In Which a Cat Will Always Sit Inside a Circle on the Floor

by Lori Dorn

Cat in Wire Circle

Cat circles“, the amazing phenomenon in which a cat will deliberately sit in a circle on the floor, has been a subject of discussion on a thread on reddit. The original thread, started by admancb featured photos by guremike, who lays out the process very simply with his own cat as the subject.

Empty Tape Circle
Make a circle on the floor

Cat Entering Tape CircleThe cat zeroes in on the circle

Cat in Tape Circle
The cat sits down

Et voilá, a cat circle is made. Here are some other examples from around the world.

Black Cat in Circle

Orange Tabby in Hoop

Calico Tortie Circle

via reddit, Bored Panda

20 Oct 16:27

homemade harissa

by deb

homemade harissa

One of my secret food shames is that I don’t love spicy foods as much as would probably make me cool these days. I’ve got no Thai chile-eating bravado, no Sichuan peppercorn count to throw around, and I never even once in college went to one of those Buffalo wings places where they make you sign a waiver (such as the delightfully named, late Cluck U Chicken near Rutgers University) and lived to brag about it, the way others might boast about how much they bench press or how fast they run a mile (nope, nothing to swagger about there either). My ideal hot sauce can’t be found among my husband’s collection of Tapatio, Cholula and Sriracha, but in this Mild Sauce for Hot People, one of the few little orange bottles that I feel really understands my appreciation of heat in food, but not so much that it overwhelms everything. I accept that this makes me culinarily a wuss.

the chiles I used
boiling water to soften dried chiles

Yet I adore harissa, a Northwest African chile pepper paste with red peppers and spices and herbs such as garlic, coriander, caraway. Of course, when a condiment is used everywhere from Tunisia and Libya to Algeria and Morocco, you’re bound to find as many versions of it as there likely are people who make it, so there are recipes with cumin, lemon juice or even smoked chiles. There’s no one correct way to make it.

a very roasted red pepper

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20 Oct 15:00

The 10 Commandments of a Clutter-Free Life

by Nancy Mitchell
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let's keep trying to be more like this?

Maybe you see beautiful, clutter-free spaces in magazines or on the web, and think: my home could never look like that. But it can! Freeing your space — and your life — from overwhelmingly huge amounts of stuff doesn't take superhuman effort. All you need is a little commitment to some basic principles.

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21 Oct 23:43

Unlock A Secret Borderlands Boss By... Calling Someone A 'Dick'

by Nathan Grayson

Unlock A Secret Borderlands Boss By... Calling Someone A 'Dick'

We might just have a new contender for the title of most Borderlands boss in the history of Borderlands bosses.

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19 Oct 23:00

Fall Of Gods, A Norse Mythology Picture Book, Looks Terrific

by Luke Plunkett
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DO WANT

Fall Of Gods, A Norse Mythology Picture Book, Looks Terrific

Fall of Gods is an "illustrated book" that tells the story of a Norse warrior who, having lost his wife, sets out on an epic journey to get her back. By fighting a ton of monsters.

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20 Oct 10:00

Let This Man Explain What Makes Half-Life So Great

by András Neltz

Let This Man Explain What Makes Half-Life So Great

Half-Life turns sixteen this year. It's likely older than some of you. Yet, aged graphics aside, it's still one of the best games—or rather, one of the best experiences—the PC has to offer. There's a couple reasons why.

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20 Oct 23:00

Sleater-Kinney: Bury Our Friends

by Mario Aguilar

Holy shit new Sleater-Kinney music for the first time in a decade. Today, Sleater-Kinney released "Bury Our Friends" and announced a new record, No Cities to Love, to be released in January. Oh and a tour. I'm so excited that I'm actually considering going to see their show at Terminal 5, New York's most loathsome club, just to get my ears exploded again.

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17 Oct 12:45

A Human-Sized Hamster Wheel Desk — Instructables

by Elizabeth Giorgi
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OMG that is awesome.

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The Human Hamster Wheel may be the most insane standing desk created to date. Is it crazy or genius? You decide:

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17 Oct 20:00

Better Together: The Power of Collections

by Lauren Hufnagl

When I was a kid, I had a huge keychain collection. Why on Earth I felt I needed so many keychains, or why I decided to start collecting them in the first place is absolutely beyond me, but nevertheless I loved that jingly ball of metal. I'm starting to find that my own daughter is beginning to gather collections of her own — shiny rocks, plastic princesses, and sticks, to name a few.

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