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23 Jul 12:00

6 Clever Coffee Table DIY Ideas That Offer Style and Storage

by Adrienne Breaux

The coffee table is a substantial piece of furniture taking up a lot of valuable real estate in your living room. Along with looking good, why not also make it useful not just as a surface to place your things on, but as a functional storage piece to place your things in? These six stylish storage coffee tables can be made at home and customized to fit your home's look.


23 Jul 14:00

CollegeHumor Makes a Staunch High-Five-Filled Defense of Puns and Schools People About Wordplay

by Glen Tickle

In a recent video by CollegeHumor, Emily Axford makes a staunch and high-five-filled defense of puns as she schools her coworkers and the viewer about wordplay.

24 Jul 13:30

Before & After: A Custom Outdoor Kitchen Without the Custom Pricetag

by Tara Bellucci

This area of Leslie's backyard where her grill lived was lacking. But not wanting to pay exorbitant custom kitchen cost, she found functional and stylish workarounds to create that custom look— with a lower price tag.


24 Jul 16:09

ADHD Adds Amusing Lyrics to ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Video Game Theme Song in a New Animated Music Video

by Justin Page

FOX’s Animation Domination High-Def has created a new animated music video where they add amusing lyrics to The Legend of Zelda video game theme song. It’s all about the side quests, finding rupees, and roughing up the crazy cuccos (chickens).

What is the Legend of Zelda? It’s the legend of a little moron, who can’t talk, and wastes time.

The original theme song for comparison:

24 Jul 17:30

How To Clean Electric Stove Burners — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

by Ashley Poskin

Does your pot frequently runneth over? If you're part of the regularly-sets-off-the-smoke-alarm-while-cooking-dinner club, chance are your stove burners are in desperate need of attention. Whether it's your fault, or the previous tenants', the burners aren't going to clean themselves.


24 Jul 16:01

The Gods

by Reza


24 Jul 19:35

‘The House of Picards’, The Captain of ‘Star Trek: TNG’ Becomes as Ruthless as Frank Underwood in ‘House of Cards’

by Lori Dorn

Diplomacy is so overrated.

The House of Picards” uses very clever editing by doubleg1701 to portray the normally genial Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation appear to be as ruthless, scheming and duplicitous as House of Cards anti-hero Frank Underwood.

via A.V. Club

Thanks Brad!

24 Jul 21:30

The X-Men Are Great As Old Farts

by Evan Narcisse

Fourteen years ago, a run of X-Men comics took Marvel’s famous mutants out of superhero costumes, put them in rockstar leather uniforms and detoured away from years of dead-end storylines. The X-Men got much cooler. This week, we get to see what happens when the X-Men’s cool runs out.


22 Jul 18:59

The Associated Press Is Adding Over a Million Minutes of Historical News Footage Video to YouTube

by Glen Tickle


Nonprofit new agency The Associated Press and the newsreel archive British Movietone have announced that they will be adding over 100 years of news footage from their archives to their new YouTube channels AP Archive and British Movietone. The footage includes coverage of events that date back to as early as 1895, and totals more than a million minutes from 550,000 video stories including historic moments like Woodstock, the first spacewalk, and the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The two channels will act as a view-on-demand visual encyclopedia, offering a unique perspective on the most significant moments of modern history. Available for all to explore, the channels will also be powerful educational tools and a source of inspiration for history enthusiasts and documentary filmmakers.

22 Jul 22:09

MovieBob Gives Scathing Review of the New Video Game Themed Movie ‘Pixels’ Starring Adam Sandler

by Scott Beale

“Pixels is not a movie, it’s a motherfucking active crime scene and the crime is cultural vandalism.”

Freelance film critic Bob Chipman (aka “MovieBob”) really, really, really doesn’t like the new video game themed movie Pixels starring Adam Sandler, which he articulates in detail in his review of the film.

So far the film has only received a 10% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Consider contributing to MovieBob’s Patreon to help him make more passionate reviews like this.

20 Jul 14:30

The Endlessly Hackable KURA Bed: Ideas for Getting a Whole New Look

by Carrie McBride

Thinking about getting a Kura bed? Think about all the possibilities. Whether in the low position, shown above, or as a lofted bed, this is one IKEA product that parents have hacked, tweaked and customized to their hearts' content. Check out all these ideas for giving the Kura a new look or making it work better in our space.


19 Jul 19:11

Amazon is Building A New Wind Farm in North Carolina

by Kiona Smith-Strickland

Earlier this week, Amazon Web Services announced that it was contracting the construction of a 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina.


16 Jul 15:35

Swap Your Noisy AC for This Room Cooling Dining Table

by Andrew Liszewski


If you find the constant hum of a window AC unit even more annoying than the heat in the summer, maybe it’s time to consider an unorthodox alternative like a giant heatsink dining table that promises to cool a room to a pleasant 71 degrees Fahrenheit.


16 Jul 18:50

Here Are 14 Things You Will Say To Your Kids A Million Goddamn Times

by Drew Magary

I have three kids. They don’t fucking listen. One day, God as my witness, they will listen. They will stop, turn around, not talk for five seconds, and say to me, “Wow, I never thought of it that way before. Thanks, Dad!” I swear it will happen. I will destroy entire countries if I have to make it so. But until then, every last bit of handy, fatherly wisdom I have to impart on these people goes right down a fucking black hole. It’s nothing but CAN I HAVE A TWIZZLER?! in response to anything I say.


16 Jul 20:08

Fabulously Disturbing Skeletal Animal Remains Intricately Crocheted From String

by Lori Dorn

C. Orexis
C. Orexis

Artist Caitlin McCormack has created intricately crocheted the skeletal remains of different animals that are pinned to black backgrounds or encased in glass specimen jars. Many of these skeletal sculptures are available for purchase. McCormack is also showing these and other pieces during the “OPUS HYPNAGOGIA: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular” show at The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York from July 18th – October 15th.

Humor Survived to the End
Humor Survived to the End

Spirit Ditch
Spirit Ditch


Bound, As It Were
Bound, As It Were

World Before the World II
World Before the World II

The Eddy
The Eddy

images via Caitlin T. McCormack

via Beautiful Decay

16 Jul 20:44

Magic: The Gathering of the Juggalos, Custom ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Cards Inspired by Fans of Insane Clown Posse

by Glen Tickle

magic the gathering of the juggalos 2

Magic: The Gathering of the Juggalos is set of three custom Magic: The Gathering cards by Big Cartel user SawFan666 inspired by fans of the group Insane Clown Posse known as juggalos. The name is a portmanteau that combines the popular card game with the annual festival hosted by Insane Clown Posse known as the Gathering of the Juggalos.

The cards feature “legendary juggalos” Hatchet Randall and Neden Goddess, as well as a beef-flavored bottle of Faygo soda, a beverage popular with juggalos.

magic the gathering of the juggalos 1

photos via SawFan666

via The AV Club

Thanks Brad!

16 Jul 21:48

A Novel Set of Color Changing Silicone Lid Lifters Made To Look Like A Crab or Octopus Is Escaping From the Pot

by Lori Dorn

Tentacle and Claw

ESCAPE!, a set of color changing silicone lid lifters made in the shape of a crab claw and an octopus tentacle that’s trying to escape the pot and is a novel way to prevent boil-overs when cooking. The lid is available for purchase at Fred & Friends or via Amazon

Slip Fred’s color-changing silicone octopus tentacle or crab claw on top of your stock pot and you’ll never have dreaded boil-over again. They’ll hold up your lid just so and evoke an exciting scenario of “escape from the briny deep!” ESCAPE! lid lifters are molded from heat-sensitive, color-changing silicone. We’ve packed one octopus and one crab in each box.

Crab Pot


images via Fred & Friends

16 Jul 21:56

The Cubrick, An Elaborate Cabinet That Opens a Series of Small Cupboards in Graceful Unison

by Glen Tickle

cubrick cabinet 1

The Cubrick is an elaborate cabinet designed by The Yard Sale Project in London that opens a series of small cupboards in graceful unison. The cabinet comes in a variety of sizes, colors, and finishes all built around the same unique opening design. The Yard Sale Project has released a video that demonstrates the interesting motion of the cabinet that really highlights its beauty.

cubrick cabinet 2

cubrick cabinet 3

photos via Yard Sale Project

via Freshome, Fast Company, Design Taxi

17 Jul 01:30

'Member Of The 1%' Explains On Reddit Why He's Voting For Bernie Sanders

by David
'Member Of The 1%' Explains On Reddit Why He's Voting For Bernie Sanders

A self-described member of the 1 percent shocked the Reddit community on Wednesday with an explanation of why he was voting for the presidential candidate who has made higher taxes for the wealthy a tenet of his campaign.

In a wildly popular Reddit post, a user named thunderd11 announced: "I'm a member of the 1% and I'm voting for Bernie Sanders."

The user who described himself as a "white male in my 30s" said that he grew up "fairly poor," and then started a successful consulting firm after nearly a decade in the military, earning him "membership in the 1% by pretty much any definition of the phrase."

He argued that Sanders' plan to return to the 90 percent top income tax rates of the early 1950s was the right way to address income inequality.

"After all the write offs, business expenses, mortgage interest deductions etc... My Taxable Income is less than half of my Gross Income," the 1 percenter noted. "Add in my capital gains earnings at their super low tax rate even though my gross income is well over the top tax bracket my effective tax rate is usually around 17-18% every year and could actually be quite a bit lower if I put actual effort into (legal) tax avoidance strategies."

"This gives me a slightly lower effective tax rate than my housekeeper."

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17 Jul 17:00

Here Are 12 of the Best Pool Floats Out There

by Nancy Mitchell

Years from now, we will remember the mid-2010s as the era of the pool float. These things are all over the blogosphere, and even Taylor Swift has gotten in on the trend. If you wish to re-live your childhood on a giant inflatable of your own, look no further than this roundup of 12 of the best pool floats out there.


17 Jul 16:49

Illustrations of 63 Amazing Female Characters From Films and Television Shows in Volume Two of ‘Hall of Heroes’

by Justin Page

For Junebug?

Hall of Heroes

Toronto-based illustrator Scott Park has created volume two of his ongoing Hall of Heroes illustration series. Park features 63 new amazing female characters from movies and televisions who are all drawn in his eye-catching style. Prints of Scott’s poster design is available to purchase from Society6.

Imperator Furiosa - Mad Max: Fury Road

Princess Leia - Star Wars

Rebecca Buck - Tank Girl

Honey Lemon and GoGo Tomago - Big Hero 6

Agent Peggy Carter - Agent Carter

images via Scott Park Illustration

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

17 Jul 17:55

The World's First Waffle Cone Machine Is Still in Operation

by Adam Clark Estes

There’s no better way to top off a meal of Carolina-style barbecue than plunging your face into a big, dripping scoop of ice cream in a fresh, warm waffle cone. America knows this pleasure thanks to Abe Doumar who unveiled the first waffle cone machine at the 1904 World’s Fair. And thanks to Doumar’s family, you can still eat a cone from the original machine.


17 Jul 18:00

6 Arguments You’ll Definitely Have When You Live Together (and How To Get Past Them)

by Adrienne Breaux

Live with a mate? Thinking about moving in with your better half? Know that in life and in love, arguments are inevitable. In fact we'd bet that these six types of arguments will almost certainly take place with just about any couple sharing a space together. Here's how to cool your jets and move on...


17 Jul 18:14

Mexrissey, A Wonderful Tribute Band That Performs Morrissey Songs in Spanish With a Hint of Mariachi

by Lori Dorn


Mexico Goes Morrissey

Mexrissey is a wonderful tribute band that performs songs by Morrissey and The Smiths in Spanish with an original twist of mariachi. Fronted by DJ Camilo Lava and bandleader Sergio Mendoza, the band blends together the distinctive sound of the artist with the traditional music of Mexico.

Delving into Mexico’s unlikely obsession for all-things-Morrissey, Mexico City-based DJ and producer Camilo Lara, founder of the electronic music project Mexican Institute of Sound (M.I.S.), together with bandleader Sergio Mendoza (Orkesta Mendoza/Calexico) has assembled a super-group of Mexico’s leading contemporary musicians, paying homage to the iconic Smiths frontman. Through M.I.S., Lara has developed a reputation for blending traditional music with more modern sounds and with this project he explores the relationship between Mexico and Morrissey, reinventing his work with brass, accordion and other Mexican elements.

Mexrissey UK MX

No Meat

images via Mexrissey

Thanks Vincent LaCava!

17 Jul 19:31

Tiny Crochet Superhero Outfits for Infants

by Justin Page

Newborn Batman

The creatives behind the Etsy shop, Props & Poses, have made an adorable collection of tiny crochet superhero outfits for infants (Batman, Spider-Man, and Captain America). The cute, comfy-looking little costumes are available to purchase online.

Newborn Captain America

Newborn Spider-Man

images via Props & Poses

via MightyMega

17 Jul 21:52

Renowned San Francisco Mixologist Explains the Essential Basics of Crafting a Good Gin and Tonic

by Lori Dorn

Morgan Schick, renowned San Francisco mixologist and Creative Director at The Bon Vivants, explains the essential basics of crafting a good gin and tonic, while also talking about the different types of gins that are available now.

The variety of flavors and experiences you can have with it is unknown to a lot of people still. There are these gins out there now that don’t just taste like juniper, that they can be floral, they can be fruity, they can be spicy, they can be dark and weighty tasting or they can be light and ethereal tasting.

13 Jul 18:37

Tentsile Suspended Tree Tents Expands Its Line With a Large Portable Treehouse and Hammock

by Glen Tickle


Tentsile is a company offering a series of camping gear designed to be suspended between trees that we covered previously. The company recently expanded their product line and are currently offering the Trillium hammock, a number of tent models, and the new Trilogy portable treehouse which can sleep six people.





photos via Tentsile

via Colossal

09 Jul 18:00

Try To "Complete the Cycle" and See How Much Less You Have to Pick Up

by Shifrah Combiths

"My personal household chore nemesis, putting the laundry away..."

Having a home that's generally in order pretty consistently— not to be confused with "perfect all the time"— is in large part a matter of habit. One such habit which has tremendous impact is one I call "completing the cycle." Here's how you can practice it at home.


12 Jul 01:20

The Expanse Is the Show We’ve Been Wanting Since Battlestar Galactica

by Lauren Davis on io9, shared by Annalee Newitz to Gizmodo

Welp, we have a new favorite show. At San Diego Comic-Con, we got to watch the entire pilot of Syfy’s The Expanse, based on the books by James S. A. Corey—and we were blown away. This is a show that digs into the politics of our spacefaring future, but knows it’s the characters that make science fiction shine.


10 Jul 12:00

8 Ideas Worth Stealing from Vintage Kitchens

by Nancy Mitchell


I can't get enough of vintage interiors, especially vintage kitchens. And although these spaces may look a little strange to us — after all, that's what makes them so interesting — if you look closely enough, you might find a few ideas that are worth stealing for your own space.