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27 May 11:42

The Many Kinds Of Poop In Ark: Survival Evolved

by Matt Wales

Ark: Survival Evolved is a shitty game. Literally. You might think it’s about dinosaurs and blowing stuff up, but no. The real star of the show is this guy: the humble poop. Let’s explore all the wonderful ways poop brightens up the harsh world of this survival game.

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26 May 16:51

Official Music Videos for Three Iconic Elton John Songs Created Over 40 Years After Their Release

by Lori Dorn
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Sharing this so you can help me remember to watch them later

46 years after its release of the gorgeous 1971 ballad “Tiny Dancer” by Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, filmmaker Max Weiland of Somesuch, created the official video for the song, capturing the joy, confusion and heartbreak across Los Angeles.

Building on Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s Californian inspiration, Max Weiland filmed a video for “Tiny Dancer” that reflects on life in Los Angeles from a dozen different people, all unfolding behind the wheel of their cars.

This amazing video is part of a unique collaborative project by The Cut and YouTube, which enlisted filmmakers from all over the world to create the official videos for three of the artist’s iconic songs – “Tiny Dancer”, “Benny and the Jets” by and “Rocket Man” in celebration of the legendary partnership between Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

A fabulous, futuristic official video for “Benny and the Jets” (1973) by Jack Whiteley and Laura Brownhill

Jack Whiteley and Laura Brownhill tell the formation story of “Bennie and the Jets” with their futuristic video of Elton’s hit song, which features breathtaking choreography and striking sci-fi fashion

Iranian filmmaker and refugee Majid Adin employed beautiful water color animation to capture the prevailing theme of loneliness within “Rocket Man” (1973)

In his own interpretation of Elton’s iconic hit, Iranian filmmaker and refugee Majid Adin reimagines “Rocket Man” to tell a whole new story of adventure, loneliness and hope.

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26 May 16:41

Clanadonia, A Scottish Drum and Pipes Band That Plays Traditional Music Wearing Traditional Clothing

by Lori Dorn

While visiting Scotland in 2013, YouTuber Chris Ng came across an amazing street band playing traditional Scottish music while wearing traditional Scott clothing. The band, called Clanadonia, comprised completely of drums and bagpipes, is based Glasgow where they spread their “Bagpipe and Drum fueled mayhem amongst the general public throughout the known world…”

Clanadonia are a Drums & Pipes band with a difference – their music, passion, culture, history, people, ancestral bloodlines – are all bonded within the music.

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26 May 16:31

A Stylish $50 DIY Solution for Hiding Home Entertainment Devices

by Adrienne Breaux
chapinc

this one is ok, but check out the links for her kitchen and closet!

When you live in a small apartment like Mary (366 square feet), finding the right home for everything is a priority. Having already made over her kitchen and closet to suit her needs, Mary was no stranger to crafting custom, diy solutions for her small space. Her next project: creating a stylish setup for her home entertainment devices and hiding those cords!

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26 May 16:20

Uniqlo Has Free Shipping On Everything For The Entire Long Weekend

by Jillian Lucas on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Gizmodo

Uniqlo’s affordability is sometimes thwarted by the shipping costs, so when there’s free shipping, you know it’s a big deal. From now until Monday, get any order (including their newly-launched, kickass collaboration with Nintendo) shipped to you for free. Now go enjoy your extra day off.

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26 May 16:15

This Futuristic Shape-Changing Pasta Was Inspired by Star Wars

by Ryan F. Mandelbaum

Pasta might not make you think “science.” But then again, you’ve probably haven’t shouted “holy shit” while you watched it curl up before your eyes.

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26 May 16:15

the red and black

by deb

For many Junes, this was my favorite cocktail. Yes, I realize that I sound particularly like a weird food writer person and not a person who lives among other people because most normal, sane people do not have a favorite cocktail for each month of the year, even if you agree with me — you do, right? –that a Perfect Manhattan is the ideal way to warm up on the first cold September day and a Porch Swing is the most refreshing way to endure a sultry July afternoon, but hear me out: this is squarely June or the weeks leading up to it because it’s a celebration of strawberries, so we might as well wait until they’re overripe the moment you turn your head and muddle them in a glass.

what you'll need, plus some limes and ice

The core flavor comes from fresh strawberries, black pepper, and lime, a combination I find so likable, I turned it into a popsicle, but at times when you’re not expected to share with kids, you should definitely add some white tequila. The drink was on the menu at Back Forty on Avenue B, an early locavore restaurant that abruptly, and with absolutely no notice, closed and never came back a couple years ago. Like all breakups you didn’t see coming, I’m still a little raw about it. Was it something we did? Something we could have done? But I’m sure they’re not somewhere pouting over us.

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26 May 15:21

Mice in Space

by Reza

23 May 23:33

All the Answers

by Reza

16 Mar 19:25

Pakistani American Teenage Superhero Battles Supervillains in the Ms. Marvel Fan Film ‘Kamala’

by Justin Page

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Kamala” is an amazing Ms. Marvel fan film by Anita Kalathara and Landis Aponte. It follows Marvel‘s relatable Pakistani American teenager Kamala Kahn, brilliantly played by Anita, as she battles pressure from other students at her school for being a child of an immigrant family and uses her shapeshifting abilities to take on a group of supervillains.

via Rizal Farok, Neatorama

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16 Mar 19:22

Smart

by Reza

16 Mar 19:21

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24 Dec 19:57

Here's a Bunch of Trippy Animated Twists on the Yule Log Video

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

I don’t think I’ll ever understand why the yule log video is such a thing but traditions are all kind of like that: you half-assedly do things that people once did a long time ago because they had nothing else to do, even though we now have so much more we could do. Anyways, these weird animated riffs on the traditional yule log video are so much better. There’s cool flames, trippy takes, inventive designs, and even twerking.

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21 Dec 11:29

Knowledge

by Reza

13 Dec 22:20

Disgruntled Diesel VW Owners Are Stripping Their Cars Before Turning Them In

by David Tracy on Jalopnik, shared by Adam Clark Estes to Gizmodo

Part of Volkswagen’s $14.7 billion Dieselgate settlement requires the company to offer buybacks to nearly half a million owners whose cars cheated emissions tests. But that settlement does not stipulate that those bought-back cars have to be in good shape, so some owners are stripping their vehicles down.

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03 Dec 16:55

Recipe: Baked Croque-Monsieur Casserole — Recipes from The Kitchn

by Jenny Huang
(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

With Dijon mustard, thinly sliced ham, and creamy Gruyère, it seems the classic croque-monsieur was made for the casserole dish. If it's a brunch stunner you're after, or a dinner option with breakfast undertones, then this all-in-one baked take on the croque-monsieur should shoot to the top of your must-make list.

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30 Nov 21:55

Orpheus, An Adorably Cheerful Looking DIY Robot With a Penchant for Sad Songs

by Lori Dorn

Orpheus

Orpheus by ThinkGeek is an absolutely adorable and cheery looking DIY robot who just snaps together easily upon arrival. Orpheus also doubles as a light up music box. With just the turn of his hand-crank, Orpheus will light up, twirl his little head and play a sweet little sad song that could make even the toughest among us shed a tear.

We need companions in our lives. And it’s always helpful to have one who needs you in return. Orpheus, a robot-shaped DIY music box that plays music and lights up, is a bit sad and melancholic. But he looks cheerful, and he has a big heart. Orpheus will be a steadfast companion to any older child or adult. Though he needs some help being his best self, right out of the box.

Orpheus

Orpheus

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24 Nov 17:03

Sphero’s Wearable Now Lets You Control Your Home Like a Real Jedi

by Andrew Liszewski

Sphero’s Force Band, a gesture-based wearable remote that made you feel like an actual Jedi while you controlled its wildly popular BB-8 toy, is now further increasing your ‘mastery’ of The Force with the addition of IFTTT support letting you control other things in your home, including your smartphone, using simple…

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23 Nov 20:25

The Best Black Friday Deals

by Shep McAllister on Lifehacker, shared by Shep McAllister to Kotaku

Welcome to our home for comprehensive Black Friday deal coverage, brought to you by the Kinja Deals team! We’ll be updating this post throughout the week as Black Friday discounts go live, so bookmark this page, and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates!

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23 Nov 19:01

This Star Wars Board Game Is a Great Distraction From Family Political Talk

by Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Kotaku

Even on sale, Star Wars: Imperial Assault is not a cheap board game. And yet, it’s 100% worth it.

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22 Nov 21:53

Adam Savage Built an Incredible Replica of the Zorg ZF-1 Pod Weapon From The Fifth Element

by Justin Page

After 15 years of hard work, and lots of help from his friends, Adam Savage has finished building an incredible replica of the Zorg ZF-1 Pod Weapon that was developed by villainous arms dealer Jean-Baptiste Zorg (Gary Oldman) in Luc Besson‘s 1997 film, The Fifth Element. Adam’s entire collection of process photos are available to view on the Tested website.

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21 Nov 11:32

GOLDEN TABLOID

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19 Nov 19:52

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If you see this image while scrolling it means you have seen the Joe Biden of enjoying ice cream and money.

Reblog for money, happiness, and ice cream.

Thank you Uncle Joe

19 Nov 19:51

Back to Back Sales

by admin

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19 Nov 16:08

Inglenooks: The Beautiful Unicorn House Feature of My Dreams

by Nancy Mitchell
(Image credit: Desire to Inspire)

This morning, I woke up to the charming banging and burbling of my radiator coming back to life. Cold weather is here! Or, as I like to think about it, inglenook season.

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17 Nov 21:03

Life Would Be So Much Better If Drone-Powered Hammocks Were Real

by Andrew Liszewski on Sploid, shared by Alex Dickinson to Gizmodo

There’s a lot going on in the world to be stressed about, but everything would be a lot easier to deal with if you could spend every waking minute of your life lounging in a relaxing hammock. It’s kind of a preposterous idea, until you remember that drone technology is pretty decent now.

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16 Nov 20:20

Kevin Finds Drugs

by Reza

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10 Nov 22:23

Bandai's New TMNT Figures Are The Heroes In A Halfshell We Deserve

by Mike Fahey

Even with only half of the brothers available so far, it’s clear that Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts versions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are the best action figures based off the classic animation yet. The secret’s in the soft shell.

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10 Nov 17:11

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06 Nov 13:49

Fabulously Flamboyant 17th Century-Style Wigs That Can Be Custom Made For Any Occasion

by Lori Dorn

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Stacy Vest of Sweet Hayseed’s Wearable Wonders has crafted a fun line of fabulously flamboyant, highly creative, modernized 17th-century style wigs that can be custom ordered for any occasion through the Sweet Hayseed Etsy shop. A retail line of wigs are also available for purchase online and in-store at Chicken Lays an EGG and Shrewdness of Apes, both in Cincinnati, Ohio.

With any event just around the corner Sweet Hayseed’s specializes in unique wearables for men and women for all occasions. Concept your own personal wig and hat or leave the scheming to me. I design and style wigs and costumes for any occasion! From the tame realistic look to something out of this world. I’m always up for a challenge. If you are interested in a custom wig for your event please contact me about price quotes and for examples of my work in the past.

Red Pollard

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clown-de-rodeo

Little Horses

photos via Sweet Hayseed’s Wearable Wonders

via So Souper Awesome

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