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23 Oct 15:44

Two more weeks of this...

by Minnesotastan

The "caller ID" no longer works on my office phone, so yesterday when I answered it, I heard "Hi !! This is [politician].  I know everybody hates robocalls, but..." [click]

I have grown not to just despise the politicians, but to hate the process.
21 Oct 22:30

Even Prius Owners Know What's Up

Even Prius Owners Know What's Up

Submitted by: (via RangelonDrums)

Tagged: Prius , decal , cars , WIN!< g rated
22 Oct 02:13

tateloveschu: it is necessary for children to be raised with...





















tateloveschu:

it is necessary for children to be raised with dogs

22 Oct 07:16

unclefather: Fuck this baby



unclefather:

Fuck this baby

22 Oct 21:43

Red Army soldiers in Stalingrad, 1942. 

Igor Santos

"finalmente, jantaremos carne"



Red Army soldiers in Stalingrad, 1942. 

22 Oct 15:51

Extreme Winds Cause a Waterfall in England to Blow Upward

by Christopher Jobson

Extreme Winds Cause a Waterfall in England to Blow Upward wind weather waterfalls England

Extreme Winds Cause a Waterfall in England to Blow Upward wind weather waterfalls England

Hikers exploring England’s Derbyshire Peak District earlier this week stumbled onto a rare phenomenon caused by extreme winds. The River Downfall, a 30-meter (98 foot) waterfall was blown back almost vertically by a powerful updraft, making it seem as if the waterfall was simply flowing into nothing. Very cool. (via Twisted Sifter)

20 Oct 18:43

‘Girl with a Pierced Eardrum’ by Banksy

by Christopher Jobson

Girl with a Pierced Eardrum by Banksy street art murals

Girl with a Pierced Eardrum by Banksy street art murals

Girl with a Pierced Eardrum by Banksy street art murals

Banksy just published photos of a new piece titled Girl with a Pierced Eardrum, a take on Vermeer’s famous Girl with a Pearl Earring, replacing the girl’s earring with an outdoor security alarm. The mural appears in his hometown of Bristol, UK where he last painted the Mobile Lovers piece earlier this year.

20 Oct 21:54

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20 Oct 14:00

Ocean Atlas: A Massive Submerged Girl Carries the Weight of the Ocean

by Christopher Jobson
Igor Santos

PESADELOS PARA O RESTO DA VIDA!

Ocean Atlas: A Massive Submerged Girl Carries the Weight of the Ocean sculpture ocean environment

Ocean Atlas: A Massive Submerged Girl Carries the Weight of the Ocean sculpture ocean environment

Ocean Atlas: A Massive Submerged Girl Carries the Weight of the Ocean sculpture ocean environment

Ocean Atlas: A Massive Submerged Girl Carries the Weight of the Ocean sculpture ocean environment

Ocean Atlas: A Massive Submerged Girl Carries the Weight of the Ocean sculpture ocean environment

Ocean Atlas: A Massive Submerged Girl Carries the Weight of the Ocean sculpture ocean environment

Installed earlier this month on the western coastline of New Providence in Nassau, Bahamas, “Ocean Atlas,” is the lastest underwater sculpture by artist Jason deCaires Taylor (previously), known for his pioneering effort to build submerged sculpture parks in oceans around the world. Taylor’s cement figures are constructed with a sustainable pH-neutral material that encourages the growth of coral and other marine wildlife, effectively forming an artificial reef that draws tourists away from diving hotspots in over-stressed areas.

Towering 18 feet tall and weighing in at more than 60 tons, Ocean Atlas is reportedly the largest sculpture ever deployed underwater. The artwork depicts a local Bahamian girl carrying the weight of the ocean above her in reference to the Ancient Greek myth of Atlas, the primordial Titan who held up the celestial spheres. The piece was commissioned by B.R.E.E.F (Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation), as part of an ongoing effort to build an underwater sculpture garden in honor of its founder, Sir Nicholas Nuttal. You can see a bit more over on Atlas Obscura and at the Creator’s Project, who are working on a documentary about the piece.

20 Oct 20:27

Simple CPU

by Jason Kottke

Very quickly, here's how a computer works at the simplest level.

D Latch

Want to see how computers store data? This next device is called a 'D-Latch'. It holds a binary bit. The top switch is the value to be stored, the bottom switch enables storage. Eight of these devices can be used to store a byte in memory.

Tags: computing
21 Oct 17:13

Cobalt-Catalyzed Enantioselective Hydroboration of 1,1-Disubstituted Aryl Alkenes

by Lei Zhang, Ziqing Zuo, Xiaolong Wan and Zheng Huang

TOC Graphic

Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/ja5093908
21 Oct 22:57

Not today, ebola. [vine by mrlegendarius]







Not today, ebola. [vine by mrlegendarius]

20 Oct 20:09

Realistic cactus cupcakes

by Xeni Jardin

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From Alana Jones-Mann, a baker, culinary artist and DIY enthusiast in Brooklyn, cupcakes that look like miniature cacti. They're so cute, they're even planted in crushed graham cracker soil.

Read the rest

21 Oct 01:15

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Combined Gifs

21 Oct 19:37

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft

by Christopher Jobson

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric
Photo by Fearless Photography

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric
Photo by Fearless Photography

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric

DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft paper masks Halloween geometric
Photo by Fearless Photography

Need to do Halloween on a budget this year? Designer Steve Wintercroft has a series of inexpensive geometric mask templates that you can download, print, and color. From animals and skulls to stormtroopers and faces, he has a little bit of everything over on his Etsy page. (via NotCot, This Isn’t Happiness), All Things Paper

23 Oct 12:00

Something to Keep in Mind During the Ebola Scare

Something to Keep in Mind During the Ebola Scare

Submitted by: (via wonderella)

22 Oct 20:11

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22 Oct 18:57

bestrooftalkever: Two Waterfalls That Literally Can’t Even

19 Oct 06:30

Word Balloons

Welcome to PHILOSPHY WEEK!

This week we have five comics that touch on some of my favorite philosophical ideas. Today’s comic touches on one of my very very favorites.

There are a few topics I can’t get enough of, and cultural conceptions of where intelligence is located in the body is one of them for me. My appetite for information on this topic is insatiable. Please, send me articles.

Where is intelligence in the body? We are so trained in the knowledge that intelligence comes from the brain that it is hard to really appreciate how novel of a question this must have once been. And, while I gain incredible enjoyment out of mocking inaccurate beliefs of the past, this one was hard to figure out. As much as one’s head might hurt after a hard day of thinking, the idea that thought originates in the brain is not apparent.

Don’t let it not being fair stop you from laughing at these wrong wrong old ideas. The people who had them are all dead! Relentless mock Descartes! Enjoy stories about Egyptians scrambling dead people’s brains because the didn’t think they were important! It’s all fine by me.

Big ups to Galen, who was relatively on the money with this stuff considering how far back that dude was.

Big ups to Rene Descartes for inventing Cartesian coordinates and nothing else.

Big ups to Aristotle for agreeing to be in today’s comic.

And big ups to whoever invented comics. Thanks!

21 Oct 13:06

Whale in Jail

22 Oct 04:38

The White Horse Paradox

It’s Day 4 of Philosophy Week!

I love Gongsun Long. So much so that when I [url=http://cowbirdsinlove.com/52]initially drew Gongsun Long[/url], I gave him basically the same character design that I use for myself today. When he returned to the comic around comic 1287, I cemented my theft of the short hair, brown skin, blue shirt look.

One of the things I love about the White Horse Paradox is that Gongsun Long is not trying to prove some crazy fact about reality. Rather, he is trying to prove out through reasonable statements something unreasonable, causing us to reflect on the nature of identity. We can say a white horse is a horse, but we can also say that a white horse is not a horse, in the sense that those are not identical concepts.

One of the things I love about this comic is that with regards to horse drawing I just kinda decided that my best attempted horse drawing isn’t much better than my worst attempted horse drawing, so I just decided to wing it.

I know if I ever need to be published in a serious horse illustration journal I’ll have to clean up my act, but for now, giving myself permission to draw bad horses has been incredibly therapeutic.

I hope you join me tomorrow, as we wrap up Philosophy Week and LOOK TOWARDS THE FUTURE.

23 Oct 07:00

Ep. 32: Last Cookout, Phone Support, & UK Tour w/ Josie Long

by ldai@boun.cr (Let's Drink About It)

City Rickey
city-rickey1.5 oz gin
.5 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz Cointreau
Club soda
Cranberry juice
Orange and lime slice for garnish

Pour gin, lime juice, and Cointreau into a highball three-quarters filled w/ ice. Fill w/ soda and cranberry and stir. Garnish w/ orange and lime.

Smokin' Marysmokin-mary
1.5 oz vodka
4 oz tomato juice (clamato juice?)
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz bbq sauce
Dash of Tabasco
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 scoop of crushed ice.
Lemon slice.

Mix all ingredients except lemon slice in a double old fashioned glass. Garnish w/ lemon slice.

Negroninegroni
1 oz gin
1 oz sweet vermouth
1 oz Campari

Build in a rocks glass and garnish with an orange peel.

22 Oct 16:00

kindamindless: I laughed way too much

Igor Santos

Um verdadeiro pró sabe como cair.



kindamindless:

I laughed way too much

13 Oct 05:18

What the Flag Says

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    21 Oct 14:30

    What Are Your Kids Van Gogh-ing as This Year?

    21 Oct 17:15

    Nope. Just Nope.

    Igor Santos

    A nice tall glass of NOPE!

    21 Oct 17:29

    WTF of the Day: A Former Member of Scientology is Ambushed and Harassed by Three Current Top Scientology Officials in LAX Airport

    The man being berated is Marty Rathbun, who spent two and a half decades in the church, rising to become a top official there before breaking away in 2004. On his blog, Rathbun writes that the people berating him in the video are three of the current top management personnel named Jenny Linson, Marc Yager, and Dave Bloomberg.

    On Sunday evening, Rathbun posted this bizarre 2-minute video, a video he had taken earlier in the day while he was waiting at Los Angeles International Airport to catch a flight back to his home in Texas. Rathbun thinks the entire thing was a set up because Rathbun points out "there was only one carry-on bag for the three of them." The way they spoke was also very calculated and seems pretty clear it was well rehearsed.

    Submitted by: (via marty rathbun)

    Tagged: scientology , wtf , surreal , Video
    21 Oct 19:00

    A Head-Turning Costume For Any Body Type

    A Head-Turning Costume For Any Body Type

    Submitted by: Unknown

    Tagged: costume , halloween , bikini
    19 Oct 20:57

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    15 Oct 18:29

    An Early Childhood Educator Quit Her Job to Pursue Her Passion: Vine Comedy... and a Lot of Twerking

    Igor Santos

    Mais uma apropriação branca.

    Submitted by: (via Barcroft TV)

    Tagged: school , vine , twerking , teacher , Video