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27 May 06:13

Short Takes

by Greg Ross

Artist Jason Shulman is exhibiting an inventive new work this month at London’s Cob Gallery: Photographs of Films condenses the entirety of a given film into a single exposure.

“There are roughly 130,000 frames in a 90-minute film, and every frame of each film is recorded in these photographs,” Shulman says. “You could take all these frames and shuffle them like a deck of cards, and no matter the shuffle, you would end up with the same image I have arrived at. Each of these photographs is the genetic code of a film — its visual DNA.”

Some examples:

Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902):

The Wizard of Oz (1939):

Citizen Kane (1941):

Rear Window (1954):

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968):

The Shining (1980):

More at Shulman’s site. (Thanks, Jason.)

24 May 14:56

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Reverse Captcha


Hovertext: Also, you can tell humans from replicants, because a human will literally walk 10 miles to use an elevator instead of stairs.

New comic!
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 I'm doing a guest series over at Drive!

20 May 06:31


by Greg Ross

A Quaker objector in the Civil War:

I was ordered out and required to fall in line with the company and drill, but I refused. They tried to make me and I sat down on the ground. They reminded me of the orders to shoot me, but I told them my God said to fear them not that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather to fear him that is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. The company was then ordered to fall back eight paces, leaving me in front of them. They were then ordered by Colonel Kirkland to ‘Load; Present arms; Aim,’ and their guns were pointed directly at my breast. I raised my arms and prayed: ‘Father, forgive them; they know not what they do.’ Not a gun was fired. They lowered them without orders, and some of them were heard to say that they ‘could not shoot such a man.’ The order was then given, ‘Ground arms.’

After weeks of such punishment, William Hockett was captured at Gettysburg and released to live in Philadelphia. He remained there until the end of the war.

22 May 06:44


by Greg Ross

During World War I, cable censors would sometimes change a word here and there in a telegram, preserving the meaning but hoping to interfere with any enemy codes the messages might contain.

‘Father is dead,’ ran a cablegram from Sweden to New York which passed through the British censorship.

For some inexplicable reason the censor didn’t like the word ‘dead.’ He changed it to ‘deceased.’

Within a short time this question, sent from New York to Sweden, passed through the hands of the same censor: ‘Is father dead or deceased?’

“What did that word ‘dead’ mean? It might have covered a whole volume of enemy news; it might have provoked a disaster on land or sea. And yet the censor had no better reason for cutting it out than a certain ‘hunch’ which came over him that the word ought to be changed.”

(“Our Dear Friend, the Censor,” American Printer, June 5, 1917.)

20 May 18:41

demonelfprincess: bitterseafigtree: sourcedumal: butitwaslit: sourcedumal: alexisthenedd: optim...








Black Panther did to Civil War what Nicki Minaj did to Monster. 

So let me get this straight, wait I’M THE ROOKIE?


Five pic deal for the decade NO MOVIE OUT

My money so tall that my Panther gotta climb it.

Hotter than a Wakandan climate, find it

The name T'Challa on ha titties when I sign it

All these white folks so one track minded!

No really, really, I don’t give a F U C K
Forget Steve, fuck Tony- he’s fake
I’m eatin jollof rice but my pockets eatin cheesecake!

@arthausbeta. I AM SCREAMING

19 May 23:20

mission accomplished

by kris


“it’s not loaded — we’re hoping satan will be so surprised to see you, that he’ll just do the thing where you kneel, and put your hands on your head. then you can arrest him.”

20 May 06:04

the great debate

by kris


what if someone tries to perform a citizen’s arrest in a bathroom… but they’re not a citizen? please present a valid US passport to the toilet officer before going poo poo. thank you

19 May 07:39


19 May 14:20

Client: Why is this purple? It should be orange!Me: Yesterday you texted me that you wanted it to be...

Client: Why is this purple? It should be orange!

Me: Yesterday you texted me that you wanted it to be purple

Client: Autocorrect, am I right?

18 May 20:30


18 May 01:17

daytimeblogger: elysedc: The ultimate dad joke...



The ultimate dad joke compilation

what a country

I offered him earplugs at a concert and he popped them into his mouth.

17 May 20:53

russian roulette

by kris


the above is a david lynch-ian dream that bill had, an instant before dying on the floor of the saloon

17 May 14:57

like what percentage of the time are you deeply high when you tape the podcast

Between 0 and 100.

17 May 14:20

A guy approached me to do the UI/UX design for his app and website. His startup was about sharing...

A guy approached me to do the UI/UX design for his app and website. His startup was about sharing pics of stray animals for adoption and also selling pet-related items. Honestly, it was a pretty good idea, except for one major problem.  

He insisted it be called Petophile.

I did the best I could to warn him of the OBVIOUS problems with this name. His response?

Client: I don’t think most people will think of that.

I turned down the job.

14 May 21:40

sanzameku: Here are all the Presidential candidates if they...


Here are all the Presidential candidates if they wore sweet ass fingerless gloves

15 May 14:58

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Paternity Test


Hovertext: Okay, but this fanny pack is PACKIN' HEAT

New comic!
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SMBC is now 83% jokes about poor fashion choices among aging men. 

11 May 07:23

When u a Marxist but u fucks w Nintendo

When u a Marxist but u fucks w Nintendo

12 May 03:00

demigaybird: engrprof: tiny-with-a-bang: queennubian: secretl...








I keep forgetting what the differences are in the over the counter pain relievers, so I made a handy chart.

THANK YOU OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As someone who suffers from migraines too often, this is perfect. Please share this helpful chart!!

Also, tylenol is good for nerve pain, like fibromyalgia.

Excedrin is also great for migraines because it contains caffeine, they have a line called Excedrin Migraine, but the original is just as effective

13 May 20:00

Have a Nice Day.

Don't go making promises you can't keep you little shit!
06 May 04:00


Astronomy (or "astrology" in British English) is the study of ...
26 Apr 08:30

flyartproductions: DRAKE IS KILLIN IT The Death of Marat...



The Death of Marat (detail) (1793), Jacques-Louis David / If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake

26 Apr 14:54

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - A physicist, chemist, and an economist are on a train...


Hovertext: Meanwhile, in the humanities, we would like to see a bit less whimsy.

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26 Apr 19:17

Do it once a year.

by Jessica Hagy


The post Do it once a year. appeared first on Indexed.

26 Apr 19:36

the julius caesar defense

by kris


“if he had devoted his entire life to plotting the murder of his neighbor, why is he not plotting his neighbor’s murder right now? he’s merely sitting there, sweating and benignly twitch-smiling”

from a much worse conversation with @RyanHartmanWins

25 Apr 17:33


maybe I’m bringing forward Time Racists, I don’t understand how time travel works.

25 Apr 04:00

Women on 20s

I get that there are security reasons for the schedule, but this is like the ONE problem we have where the right answer is both easy and straightforward. If we can't figure it out, maybe we should just give up and just replace all the portraits on the bills with that weird pyramid eye thing.
25 Apr 23:17

Young or old.

by Jessica Hagy


The post Young or old. appeared first on Indexed.

22 Apr 21:15

Do you like any white people music? I like some white people music but it seems like you might think all the white people music I like is bad :(

I love white people, some of my best white friends are white

21 Apr 18:52


by Greg Ross

A snob asked James McNeill Whistler, “Whatever possessed you to be born in a place like Lowell, Massachusetts?”

He said, “I wished to be near my mother.”

20 Apr 16:55