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19 Feb 05:22

Flask disguised as baby in carrier

by David Pescovitz
Cynthiabagiertaylor

Gonna wear this to all family events until my parents chill out about babies

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The Cool Baby is a beverage bottle hidden inside a baby doll worn in a chest carrier. Read the rest

27 Feb 19:00

Man gets life in prison for selling $20 worth of weed to undercover cop

by Mark Frauenfelder
“Why did you get involved in this crime?” one survey question reads. “To get $5 dollars to get something to eat,” he writes. Read the rest
13 Feb 16:16

Photographer Noé Montes shoots Los Angeles like you've never seen it

by Colin Marshall
Cynthiabagiertaylor

Pretty much all the port pictures are from my hometown. 💖cranes and containers and ships💖

Los Angeles is beautiful — there, I've stirred up a controversy already. But photographer Noé Montes has already out done me by making that claim not just in words but in images, and a series of striking ones, no less, with that very title.

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10 Feb 18:38

Evil Mad Scientist Valentines: 2015 edition

by Windell

Lo Res Valentines valentines

For each of the last two years, we’ve released sets of “Download and Print” cards for Valentine’s day. The 2013 set had six equation-heavy cards, and the 2014 set was a set of six symbol-heavy cards.  This year, we’re releasing six new cards, bringing the collection up to a total of 18 cards. This year’s new cards feature love, hearts, and arrows (but no bows or cupids):

My love for you is real

For when your love is complex, but not whatsoever imaginary.

I love you more every day

For that moment when you want to express that not only is the first derivative of your love positive, but so is the second.

Our love is off the charts

(Just in case there was a danger of none of these being sufficiently cheesy.)

You make me glow

Not sure how we missed this one in last year’s set of symbols.  Alternate caption: “You light up my life.”

Solve for i

And what better way to say “I love you,” than with the gift of a math problem?

2015 Evil Mad Scientist Valentines
Lo Res Valentines

You can download the full set here, which includes all 18 designs from the three years (a 765 kB .PDF document).

As usual, print them out on (or otherwise affix to) card stock, and [some steps omitted] enjoy the resulting lifelong romance.

06 Feb 22:27

In praise of the "dingbat" apartment

by Colin Marshall
Cynthiabagiertaylor

I love these apartment buildings with a pure, abiding love

"Like starlets striving to be noticed, many announce their names in whimsical midcentury script—the Camelot, the Wilshire, and, hilariously, the Crapi." Read the rest
04 Feb 05:00

February 04, 2015

Cynthiabagiertaylor

First week of classes. This box sounds amazing


Penguin penguin, kangaroo, kangaroo, penguin.
28 Jan 17:41

Watch a video of people watching a VR porn video

by Mark Frauenfelder

Here's a video of people wearing the Oculus Rift VR goggles and watching 3D VR porn. Language is NSFW.

28 Jan 19:08

Custom "Feminist Killjoy" glitter banner

by Cory Doctorow


If you don't need this banner, you're probably doing it wrong: $36 from Unicorn Parade of Vancouver. (via Mary Sue)

25 Jan 05:00

January 25, 2015


The secret kangaroo penguin club meeting went really well. I couldn't believe all the celebrities who showed up!
24 Jan 00:57

The Soviet space dogs who took giant leaps for mankind

by Mark Frauenfelder

Ben Marks of Collectors Weekly says: "Lisa Hix has just written a very cool piece about Laika, Belka, Strelka, and the other canine cosmonauts who paved the way for Russian Yuri Gagarin's maiden orbit of the Earth in 1961.

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19 Jan 19:08

The DEA has been listening to Americans' phone calls for 15 years

by Mark Frauenfelder

The Drug Enforcement Administration, one of the least useful and most corrupt law enforcement agencies in the United States, has been eavesdropping on "essentially all international phone calls made by Americans to a select list of countries." Read the rest

14 Jan 17:39

WATCH: Strobe-lit 3D printed fibonacci zoetrope sculptures

by Andrea James

Designer John Edmark created printed sculptures that emulate the Fibonacci sequences in pine cones and sunflowers, then filmed them using a strobe that flashed on the golden angle, 137.5 degrees. Read the rest

15 Jan 09:02

In an effort to suck up to local governments, Uber plans to share your ride data

by Xeni Jardin
Uber does a better job at gathering this sort of social intelligence than any government entity, but city governments would love to have access. And soon, they will. Read the rest
15 Jan 19:29

Feminist Sex Positions (NSFW)

by Heather Johanssen
Liz Miele takes on the lack of feminist sex position jokes.
07 Jan 05:00

Diluters Never Prosper

sleep is dumb

Tonight’s comic is about butter coffee.

06 Jan 05:01

Bad Parent

by Robot Hugs
Cynthiabagiertaylor

I worry about gendering my cats all the time. Especially Bones, the most femme of my cats.

New comic!

I have actually gone down this gender-brain-hole thing a few times about to what degree I’m projecting gender onto my animals and whether that matters, and it usually turns into a ‘the gender stereotypes are coming from inside the house’ thing, which, yeah, is a little project-y.

I do find it interesting that if you interact with an animal and get its… presumed gender wrong from how the owner is gendering it, the first thing they do is correct you. I’m not saying it’s bad, it’s just sort of maybe indicative of what kind of importance we put on gender as a primary identity thing? Like, the animal doesn’t care. But we do. Because we’re weird.

My neighbour does take the position that their greyhound doesn’t care and you can pretty much call it what you want, which seems fairly progressive to me.

I broke the site this week trying to make some technical improvements but now I’ve unbroken it.

03 Jan 10:05

Not just guitars: United breaks monks

by Cory Doctorow

After four hours of dealing with United customer service, Brother Noah got so fed up trying to figure out why the airline had stranded Brother John Baptist in Malawi that he "manifested anger." Read the rest

31 Dec 11:48

NSA can wiretap Skype wholesale

by Cory Doctorow

Another gem from the latest Der Spiegel NSA leaks: the NSA can listen in on all Skype traffic and read Skype messages, because Microsoft hands over its keys. Read the rest

21 Dec 13:47

bauske: dewogong: I’ve been trying to find this gifset because...













bauske:

dewogong:

I’ve been trying to find this gifset because this is relevant now more than ever.

holy crap Adventure Time

16 Dec 18:01

Every episode of every Star Trek series ever, ranked

by Mark Frauenfelder

cityJordan Hoffman of Playboy has ranked all 695 episodes of every Star Trek series, with comments on each episode. It's a monumental effort that could be a book.

18 Dec 01:48

Congress ends federal ban on medical marijuana

by Mark Frauenfelder

The federal spending measure passed this weekend, and one of the provisions in it "effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy," reports the LA Times.

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18 Dec 15:22

Maker-themed "Few of my favorite things" remix

by Cory Doctorow

Legendary maker Becky Sterns is in top form as she waltzes around the Adafruit offices singing about her favorite things in this holiday video. Read the rest

10 Dec 15:44

Study: Online teachers get higher ratings when students think they're male

by Xeni Jardin
Photo: North Carolina State University


Photo: North Carolina State University

Students who think they're being taught by women give lower evaluation scores for those teachers than students who think they are being taught by men -- no matter who was actually teaching them. Read the rest

06 Dec 05:01

Bad Behavior

by admin

Or maybe they’re just PLAYING dumb. …Probably not.

04 Dec 19:33

Justice Department: Cleveland police systematically uses excessive force

by Xeni Jardin
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder makes a statement about the grand jury decision not to seek an indictment in the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, in Washington December 3, 2014. [Reuters]


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder makes a statement about the grand jury decision not to seek an indictment in the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, in Washington December 3, 2014. [Reuters]

Results of a federal review of policing in Cleveland, Ohio were released today, and they underscore what many residents of that city undoubtedly know first-hand: the use of unreasonable force by police officers there is part of pattern of behavior that is in some cases endorsed by supervisors. Read the rest

27 Nov 16:34

How famous artists would plate their Thanksgiving meals

by Rob Beschizza
Jackson+Pollock+Thanksgiving As imagined by Hannah Rothstein. The vomitastic splatter above is, of course, Jackson Pollock. [h/t Heather]
07 Nov 12:16

WATCH: Clingy baby pandas adorably gang up on human, do not want medicine, nope

by Xeni Jardin

Two juvenile pandas joined forces to try and stop a breeder from feeding them medicine instead of the yummy bamboo they wanted, at a zoo in Chengdu, in Southwest China. The keeper in this video is using a syringe to inject liquid meds into the cubs' mouths. They resist by rolling around and climbing on top of him adorably. [BBC Video]

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16 Nov 05:00

November 16, 2014


Have I mentioned that GULPO IS BACK?!
14 Nov 05:00

November 14, 2014


POW!