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19 Dec 18:22

A Simple and Handsome Illustrated Guide to Properly Rocking a Pocket Square by Art of Manliness

by Glen Tickle

pocket square

The lifestyle blog Art of Manliness has released a simple and handsome illustrated guide to properly rocking a pocket square. The illustration includes four simple folds that can be used when wearing a pocket square, and instructions to create each look. The art for the guide was done by illustrator Ted Slampyak of Storyteller’s Workshop, Inc.

image via Art of Manliness

19 Dec 19:39

‘This Is War’, The First Official Trailer For the Third Season of the BBC America Series ‘Orphan Black’

by Lori Dorn

BBC America has premiered “This Is War,” the first official teaser trailer heralding the third season of the remarkable series Orphan Black. The trailer features the incredibly talented Tatiana Maslany in each of her surviving roles.

This is a fight for knowledge
This is war
But this is our fight (in Ukranian)
Those with power do not give it up easily
They never have
They never will

Orphan Black premieres on BBC America on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Tatiana Sarah Alison Cosima Helena

image via BBC America

19 Dec 20:29

A Collection of Creepy Vintage Krampus Christmas Postcards in the Book ‘Devil in Design’

by Rebecca Escamilla

Krampus postcard

The 2004 book Devil in Design by Monte Beauchamp (previously) of BLAB! features a beautiful collection of creepy vintage Krampus Christmas postcards. The book, published by Fantagraphics Books, includes interesting snippets of the history of postcards and Krampus. While it’s currently out of print, used copies are available through Amazon or those interested can pick up a copy of Beauchamp’s more recent Krampus book, Krampus: The Devil of Christmas.

Krampus postcard

Krampus postcard

Krampus postcard

Krampus postcard

Krampus postcard

Krampus postcard

Krampus postcard

images via Frank Escamilla

19 Dec 19:16

Island

by Reza

island

15 Dec 19:52

Grandma’s Gift

by Reza

grandmas-gift

12 Dec 01:40

This NSFW trailer for a TV show might be the most ridiculous thing

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

This NSFW trailer for a TV show might be the most ridiculous thing

Workaholics is a funny TV show about slacker college friends who happen to be roommates who also happen to be co-workers and the hijinks they get into. Workaholics is not a show about guns and explosions and shootouts and strippers. But guess what the trailer for Season 5 is about? Yep. Guns and strippers.

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10 Dec 18:40

Emails Show Sony Planning a Jump Street/MIB Crossover Cause Why Not

by Ashley Feinberg
chapinc

HUWHAAAAAT

Emails Show Sony Planning a Jump Street/MIB Crossover Cause Why Not

In a world that gave birth to seven Saw movies and roughly 47 iterations of The Fast and the Furious, we should have seen this coming. According to leaked Sony exec emails , a Jump Street/Men in Black crossover will be playing in movie theaters everywhere this summer. God help us all.

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10 Dec 18:24

Jacket

by Reza

jacket

10 Dec 22:00

An Adjustable Blade Lets This Automatic Mixer Fit Any Pot

by Andrew Liszewski

An Adjustable Blade Lets This Automatic Mixer Fit Any Pot

They say a watched pot never boils, but an unwatched pot will go from simmering to burning in the blink of an eye. That's why the original Stirio was such a brilliant idea, it did all the stirring while you busied yourself with other prep. And it's also why Unikia has come out with an upgraded version of the rechargeable kitchen assistant that could easily save your sauces.

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08 Dec 00:30

What Sci-Fi Films Actually Deserve a Reboot?

by Darren Orf

What Sci-Fi Films Actually Deserve a Reboot?

Over the weekend, I watched the always wonderful and under-appreciated Titan AE (via HBO Go). It had been awhile since I'd seen it—maybe a five years or so—and I was amazed how great that movie still is. Think about it: an animated film that nearly kills the entire human race before the title screen. Gutsy.

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08 Dec 00:00

Now THIS Is How You Play PC Games

by Luke Plunkett

Now THIS Is How You Play PC Games

Markus Boesen knows how to play video games the right way.

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06 Dec 23:19

Got your eye on that sexy limited edition 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4?

by Mike Fahey

Got your eye on that sexy limited edition 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 ? Sony is now accepting preorders for the retro-deco'd system. $499.99 gets you the system, a controller and a camera you can sell on eBay or something. Only 12,300 units are being made, so make up your mind quickly.

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07 Dec 01:00

Heath Ledger's Greatest Movie Wasn't The Dark Knight

by Chris Mills

Heath Ledger was probably best known for his roles in Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight — and quite rightly so, given his stellar performances. But let's be honest. His best work was really a predictable, badly scripted but hilariously funny medieval comedy.

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05 Dec 17:03

Festive Christmas Cards and Ornaments Based on Popular Television Shows and Movies

by Justin Page

Game of Thrones Christmas Card
Game of Thrones Christmas Card

New York illustrator PJ McQuade (previously) is back this holiday season with a new festive series of Christmas cards and ornaments based on popular television shows and movies. His complete collection of Star Wars, Star Trek, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, Alien, and Game of Thrones-themed ornaments and cards are available to purchase online from Etsy.

Picard Star Trek Christmas Card
Picard Star Trek Christmas Card

ALIEN Ripley Christmas Card
Alien Ripley Christmas Card

Breaking Bad Christmas Ornaments
Breaking Bad Christmas Ornaments

Star Wars Christmas Cards
Star Wars Christmas Cards

Doctor Who Christmas Card
Doctor Who Christmas Card

images via PJ McQuade

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

05 Dec 19:42

New Analysis of the Antikythera Mechanism, An Ancient Greek Analog Computer, Brings More Mystery Into Light

by Rebecca Escamilla

Antikythera mechanism
photo by Thanassis Stavrakis

The Antikythera mechanism, recovered in 1901 from a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, is an ancient analog computer that is believed to have been used to predict astronomical events and movement. While the exact age and creators of the mechanism have long been a subject of debate among scientists, the technological knowledge used to build this device was at some point in history wiped out and devices of similar complexity were not seen again until the 14th century.

Many have speculated that the Greek mathematician Archimedes was responsible for the device, but new analysis recently published in the Archive for History of Exact Sciences by Dr. Christián C. Carman at the National University of Quilmes and Dr. James Evans of the University of Puget Sound suggests that the calendar of the mechanism began in 205 B.C., which is 50 to 100 years earlier than previously thought. This timing suggests that Archimedes is less likely to be the creator of the mechanism, leaving the mystery of the creator wide open.

An analysis done by Dr. Paul Iversen of Case Western Reserve University of a dial on the mechanism used to date the Olympic Games indicates that the device may have originated from the Greek island of Rhodes, where the games were held.

Dr. Evans said, “We know so little about ancient Greek astronomy. Only small fragments of work have survived. It’s probably safer not to try to hang it on any one particular famous person.”

Antikythera mechanism
Surface inscriptions of the mechanism via New York Times

A recent exhibition of artifacts from the shipwreck was held at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

Apple engineer Andrew Carol built a fantastic functioning reproduction of the Antikythera Mechanism in 2010 from LEGO Technic bricks and parts.

More information can be found at the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project.

via New York Times

05 Dec 22:45

Extra Hole Buttons Let You Spell Out Messages On Your Clothing

by Andrew Liszewski

Extra Hole Buttons Let You Spell Out Messages On Your Clothing

It turns out that with the addition of just two extra holes on a standard button and some strategic stitching, you can express yourself even more creatively with your fashion choices. Because these delightful Typo Buttons let you spell out messages down the front of your shirt, or on the cuff of a blazer.

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05 Dec 22:59

Classic Paintings Recreated With Decorative Masking Tape

by EDW Lynch

Classic Paintings Recreated with Masking Tape
Tape recreation of ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer

Japan-based artist Nasa Funahara uses decorative masking tape to recreate classic paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, and other masters. Funahara, a student at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, began creating art with masking tape for a class assignment. She later branched out into her recreations of classic paintings. The tape is from Funahara’s personal collection–she is an avid collector of masking tape and has about 450 rolls.

Classic Paintings Recreated with Masking Tape
Tape recreation of ‘Sunflowers’ by Vincent van Gogh

Classic Paintings Recreated with Masking Tape
Tape recreation of ‘Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo da Vinci

Classic Paintings Recreated with Masking Tape
Tape recreation ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch

Classic Paintings Recreated with Masking Tape
Tape creation of ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci

images via Nasa Funahara

via Spoon & Tamago

06 Dec 02:39

Trey Parker's Game Award Speech Was Pretty Great

by Jason Schreier


This evening at The Game Awards, Trey Parker ran away with the Best Performance award thanks to his portrayal of a whole ton of characters in South Park: The Stick of Truth. Parker beat out Troy Baker (Shadow of Mordor), Adam Harrington (The Wolf Among Us), Melissa Hutchison (The Walking Dead), and, well, the one and only Kevin Spacey. Check out Parker's speech above. Short and sweet.

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06 Dec 03:14

Codename S.T.E.A.M.

by Evan Narcisse
chapinc

And I absolutely need it.

Codename S.T.E.A.M. —Nintendo's handheld steampunk action strategy title—comes to 3DS on 3/13/2015.

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04 Dec 22:00

Wingnut Media Pushes Pot Stock Scam Featuring Conservative Celebrities

by karoli
Wingnut Media Pushes Pot Stock Scam Featuring Conservative Celebrities

Ah, free enterprise at it's teeming worst, brought to you by the likes of Dick Morris, Erick Erickson, Newsmax and more.

Media Matters:

Numerous conservative media outlets are scamming their followers with paid promotions for dubious marijuana stocks. In one instance, a promoted stock had its trading temporarily halted and was part of an FBI-investigated pump-and-dump scheme. In another, fine print acknowledged the promoters had "a direct conflict of interest" that would "negatively" affect "your shares."

Erick Erickson's RedState, Dick Morris, Newsmax, Townhall, and Human Events have all recently pushed the shady investments.

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03 Dec 20:39

The real reason behind Alan Rickman's shocked face in Die Hard

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

The real reason behind Alan Rickman's shocked face in Die Hard

Little known fact about Alan Rickman in Die Hard: For his dead scene he agreed to fall onto an airbag 25 feet (7.62 meters) below on the count of three. Except the director and the stunt people thought they would get a better reaction if they dropped him on the count of "one." They were right. His face is priceless.

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01 Dec 23:03

More Large Scale Drawings in Snow by Sonja Hinrichsen

by EDW Lynch

Snow Drawings by Sonja Hinrichsen
Snow Drawings at Catamount Lake, 2013

Back in 2012, we posted about the stunning large-scale outdoor snow drawings of artist Sonja Hinrichsen. Hinrichsen has since created two beautiful installations in Colorado: a sprawling 2013 drawing on the snowy surface of the frozen Catamount Lake, and this year, a recreation of the original course of the Yampa River. Both installations were made by teams of snowshoe-equipped volunteers (approximately 50 to 60 per project).

Snow Drawings by Sonja Hinrichsen
Snow Drawings at Catamount Lake, 2013

Snow Drawings by Sonja Hinrichsen
Snow Drawings at Catamount Lake, 2013

Snow Drawings by Sonja Hinrichsen
We Are The Water, 2014

Snow Drawings by Sonja Hinrichsen
We Are The Water, 2014

Snow Drawings by Sonja Hinrichsen
We Are The Water, 2014

photos via Sonja Hinrichsen

via Colossal

30 Nov 08:10

The most amazing and inspiring vision of the future I've ever seen

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

The most amazing and inspiring vision of the future I've ever seen

I have seen countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity. None of them were as inspiring, beautiful, and realistic as this extraordinary short film by Erik Wernquist, narrated by Carl Sagan. Watch it and get ready for goosebumps.

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29 Nov 18:41

chermio: this fucking mod it’s right here if you want to use it...











chermio:

this fucking mod

it’s right here if you want to use it (it is not mine)

28 Nov 19:00

Gift "Wrap" That They Really Won't Throw Out

by Kim Lucian

This year, instead of reaching for the usual wrapping paper or gift bags, consider presenting your gifts in something that they won't throw away, making it a part of the gift. From cute inexpensive reusable totes to tea towels, here are a few of our favorite non-disposable options:

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27 Nov 02:40

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26 Nov 22:30

Far Cry 4, As Told By Steam Reviews

by Patricia Hernandez

Far Cry 4, As Told By Steam Reviews

Now that Far Cry 4 has been out for a while, players have had a chance to experience its absurd chaos. So it might not surprise you to hear that people have a lot of amusing things to say about Far Cry 4.

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28 Nov 14:23

Richard Scarry’s Beloved ‘Busytown’ Characters Humorously Reimagined for the 21st Century

by Brian Heater

Busytown

Tom the Dancing Bug cartoonist Ruben Bolling has taken it upon himself to update the characters of children’s author Richard Scarry’s beloved Busytown world with jobs like “Rage Pundit” and “Fart-Sound App Maker.”

image via Boing Boing

27 Nov 17:05

The Gute Shepherd Hut, A Small Prefabricated Trailer Hand Built From Wood

by Brian Heater

Sheperd Hut

The Shepherd Hut is a prefabricated mobile trailer hand built from wood by Ontario small house designers Gute. The little homes ship fully furnished and are modular, making it possible for their owners to continually upgrade them.

Sheperd Hut

Sheperd Hut

Sheperd Hut

Sheperd Hut

images via Gute

via Gizmag

23 Nov 23:30

You Lose Actual Blood Every Time You're Shot With This Controller

by Luke Plunkett

You Lose Actual Blood Every Time You're Shot With This Controller

Blood Sport is the perfect name for am ambitious piece of technology: a rig that will link medical hardware to a video game, and take some of your blood whenever you're hit. All for a good cause, of course.

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