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23 Oct 00:56

Gamer Felicia Day on Gamergate

by Xeni Jardin
Felicia Day. Photo: Cristina Gandolfo.

Felicia Day. Photo: Cristina Gandolfo.

Gamer and online personality Felicia Day hasn't said much about Gamergate. Today, she opened up on her blog. “Why have I remained mostly silent? Self-protection and fear.” Read the rest

22 Oct 16:01

Snappy coroner's answers to stupid cross-examiner's questions

by Cory Doctorow


"How can you be sure [the patient wasn't alive] Doctor?" "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar." Read the rest

20 Oct 17:00

Marcel the Shell Returns, This Time With Exciting Shrimp Facts

by Madeleine Davies

Marcel the Shell, the much beloved creation of husband-wife duo Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate, is back with a brand new video full of exciting Marcel intel (did you know that shrimp are the idiots of the sea?), singing and allergy-induced sneezes.


20 Oct 21:19

Monica Lewinsky: 'I Was Periodically Suicidal'

by Megan Specia

Monica Lewinsky made her first public appearance in over 10 years at the Forbes Under 30 Summit on Monday, speaking out against the "reputation-shredding power of the internet."

Now 41, the former White House intern spoke out against cyber bullying, saying that she hoped to help others by sharing her experience.

Lewinsky spoke about Tyler Clementi's death after his college roommate streamed a video of the Rutgers student kissing another man

Lewinsky said Clementi's story inspired her to speak out.

"That tragedy is one of the principal reasons I am standing up here today," Lewinsky said. "While it touched us both, my mother was unusually upset by the story and I wondered why. Eventually it dawned on me — she was back in 1998, back to a time when I was periodically suicidal when she might very easily have lost me, when I too might have been humiliated to death. Read more...

More about Cyberbullying, Us World, Us, and Monica Lewinsky
20 Oct 17:20

The Comeback's Comeback: Valerie Cherish's First Trailer!

by Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

The Comeback was, notoriously, the brilliant 2005 show starring Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish, a '90s sitcom actress who gets a chance at kickstarting her career by starring on a reality television show... about her attempt to kickstart her career. In brief, it was hilarious, extremely meta, and too ahead of its time—reality television hadn't gobbled up every channel at that point, and its subtlety may have been lost on the HBO execs who canceled it after one season.


15 Oct 02:03

In drama, two characters walk into a room. Each wants something...

In drama, two characters walk into a room. Each wants something from the other. The question of the scene is: who gets what they want?

This is a short little freebie and a thank you to everyone watching the channel. Enjoy.

For educational purposes only.
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17 Oct 18:43

She's just not that into you

In this scene with Hamlet and Ophelia, it is important that Hamlet is half naked and uncomfortably exposing a lot of skin in front of Ophelia who at this point would have already tried to give Hamlet his things back.

14 Oct 22:53

millika: Who’s Alex? Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes...


I totally agree that most people would assume Alex is the boy, but I think it's because he's positioned in the middle and in an active pose. If the boy and girl were reversed, I think you'd assume Alex was the girl. What do you think?


Who’s Alex?

Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.


14 Oct 17:02

10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)

by Lauren Davis on io9, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)

Are you the sort of person who just loves correcting other people's grammar? Are you sure that you're doing it right? Some things that people have been taught are rules of English grammar are really not rules at all—and some of them are flat-out wrong.


15 Oct 15:30

CDC: Nurse Infected With Ebola Shouldn't Have Flown to Cleveland

by Brian Ries

The CDC and Frontier Airlines say a health care worker infected with Ebola flew on an airplane the day before she reported having symptoms.

The health care worker, who was not named by the CDC, had cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas.

Duncan died last week. The worker then flew from Dallas to Cleveland on Friday, and then back to Dallas on Monday. She reported Ebola-like symptoms on Tuesday, and tested positive shortly thereafter.

On Wednesday, CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said, "She should not have traveled on a commercial airline." From this moment forward, Frieden said, the CDC will be sure that no one who has been exposed to Ebola will travel, except under "controlled movement." Read more...

More about Us World, Us, Travel Leisure, Ebola, and Frontier Airlines
14 Oct 15:00

What? I Got Fed Up With Cold Toes

08 Oct 12:28

Gateway Ciders for Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Lovers

by Mike Reis

The key to getting into cider is to seek out the type that's right for you. Read More
02 Oct 06:46

Galaxy Quest


One of my all-time favorite movies!!

Decades after the success of the sci-fi series "Galaxy Quest," the show's washed-up stars -- Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver) and Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman) -- are recruited by actual aliens to pull off an intergalactic rescue mission. At first, the actors assume the so-called Thermians are just another group of die-hard fans. But as the plot thickens, they realize they're working with real-life extraterrestrials.
08 Oct 21:24

'Ghostbusters' Reboot Director Confirms All-Female Cast With New Writer

by Neha Prakash

Who you gonna call? All the funny ladies!

Paul Feig, who signed on to direct the Ghostbusters reboot in early August, has confirmed that comedy writer Katie Dippold will help co-write the script and the film will star a team comprised of all women.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news, which Feig then tweeted about on Wednesday.

It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.

— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014

More about Films, Entertainment, Ghostbusters, Film, and Conversations
07 Oct 14:30

Aziz Ansari Explains Why He's a Feminist

by Max Knoblauch

He's so adorable.


Stand-up phenom and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari explained his views on feminism to David Letterman Monday night.

After asking how many members of he audience were feminists (and receiving a relatively tepid response), Ansari explained the cultural stereotypes that often surround feminism and broke down the word to its dictionary-defined meaning

"If you believe that men and women have equal rights, if someone asks if you're a feminist, you have to say yes," Ansari said. "Because that is how words work."

Ansari, who is the latest celebrity among actors like Joseph Gordon Levitt to speak out on women's issues, wrapped things up using a few humorous analogies involving Jay Z and Beyoncé in concert. Read more...

More about Videos, Celebrities, Comedy, Feminism, and Aziz Ansari
06 Oct 15:01

“I think I’m making progress on this whole...

“I think I’m making progress on this whole ‘flight’ thing.”

“Oh yeah?”

“Yeah! It seems like if I sort of splay the bones out over here, and then I stretch the skin over, I can make a membrane that the Sharovipteryx can use to glide from tree to tree.”

“Hmm. That sounds like the right general idea, evolution, but…”

“I mean, I’ll probably refine some details over time, like maybe I’ll let them flap up and down a bit or add some feathers to catch more air. But I think this might be the big break.”

“I don’t know, evolution. I’m not really sure you’ve got it yet.”

“Just imagine! If this works out, then in a few hundred million years, there’ll be leg-flappers all over the place.”

“Imagine that…”

“‘Spread your legs and fly,’ they’ll say.”

“Maybe just sleep on it, okay?”

Source: Wikimedia Commons / Nobu Tamura / licensed under CC BY 3.0

06 Oct 15:50

Like a stealth ninja of justice, the United States Supreme Court just announced that it won't be hea

by Erin Gloria Ryan

Like a stealth ninja of justice, the United States Supreme Court just announced that it won't be hearing appeals to gay marriage cases in Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin, effectively legalizing same sex unions in all of those states. Somewhere, Rick Santorum screams into a knotted sheet.


05 Oct 15:00

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Submitted by: (via Senor GIF)

Tagged: dogs , escape , gifs , fence
02 Oct 22:20

Oh My God, This Baby Elephant Falling Down on His Butt

by Kelly Faircloth

Here you will see a tiny baby elephant struggling mightily to climb a rock outcropping, failing and landing plop on his tiny elephant butt. Three adult elephants then dash to his rescue, and it's so much like watching a human toddler take a spill that you expect to hear him wailing.


30 Sep 22:30

BJ Novak Reading to Kids Will Make Your Heart Grow Three Sizes

by Erin Gloria Ryan

B. J. Novak — hilarious actor, scribe and co-executive producer behind The Office — has unleashed his first children's book onto the world. And, if this recording of him absolutely killing it in front of a crowd of elementary schoolers is any indication, it's destined to be a classic.


04 Oct 14:00

Cook Almost Anything with Your Bread Machine

by Walter Glenn

WHA?! This says you can make risotto even better than from scratch. I'm dubious, but I'm always looking for ways to cook but not heat up the kitchen in the summer, when my stove goes on hiatus.

Cook Almost Anything with Your Bread Machine

Bread machines are useful for a lot more than just making bread. After all, you've got a single device that can both stir and heat and even do it on a schedule. So if you have a bread machine sitting on a shelf gathering dust, clean it up and put it to use.


30 Sep 06:43

Art Spiegelman's WORDLESS -- US tour dates

by Cory Doctorow

DC Oct. 21!! Who wants to go?

Jeff sez, "After its hit debut at the Sydney Opera House Graphic Fest in 2013 Art Spiegelman's WORDLESS! Intellectual Vaudeville Show is going on a US TOUR: OCTOBER 8-26 2014. Read the rest

03 Oct 01:05

The Selfie (x)


Agreed! I love selfies!

The Selfie (x)

02 Oct 05:34

Theodicy for kids

by Rob Beschizza

Ice cream for everyone!

26 Sep 10:00

An Introduction to the Spicy, Fishy World of Thai Snacks

by Brooke Porter Katz

Mr. Squid is incredibly foul.

Shrimp crackers, seaweed chips, tom yum-flavored peanuts, and a Pringles-like can called Mr. Squid. Get to know the great wide world of Thai snack food. Read More
29 Sep 11:15

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

by J. Kenji López-Alt

Despite all of the pleasures of instant noodles—the salty, MSG-packed broth, the little freeze-dried nubs of vegetables, the slippery, way-too-soft noodles—wouldn't it be great if you could get all of that same convenience and pleasure—the portability, the just-add-water cooking, the lunch-sized portions—but pack it full of fresh vegetables and real, honest-to-goodness flavor? Here's a secret: you can, and it's easier than you think. Read More
27 Sep 20:00

Some Cats Can't Jump

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Tagged: Cats , jump , Nailed It
23 Sep 23:36

How to Easily Turn a YouTube Video Into a GIF

by Brad
26 Sep 15:35

Historian and Feminist Scholar Gerda Lerner


*stands up cheering, sits back down, wipes tears from eyes*

05 Sep 07:30

NYPD arrest human rights lawyer waiting outside restaurant while kids used bathroom

by Cory Doctorow

tl;dr: Everything is awful and no one is safe.

Huq, who has a nose ring and was wearing a traditional Indian tunic and pants on the day of her arrest, said she believes officers targeted her because she is Muslim and South Asian.

She added that officers went through her purse without probable cause before taking her to the Midtown South Precinct — all while her family was still inside the restaurant.

Huq’s husband and children were notified by another officer and eventually came looking for her at the precinct, according to her federal civil rights suit, which is expected to be filed Tuesday.

Officers offered to deliver Huq's purse and personal items out to her husband, but then became suspicious when she told the officer his last name was different than hers, according to the lawsuit.

"In America wives take the names of their husbands,” the officer told her according to court papers.

She was held for more than nine hours in lockup before being arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, court records show.

Chaumtoli Huq, former general counsel for NYC Public Advocate Tish James, attended a rally in Times Square with her family, and afterwards, waited on the sidewalk outside of a Ruby Tuesday restaurant while her husband took their children (10 and 6) to the bathroom. Read the rest