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I made an iPhone and iPad app that creates short, intense workouts to make you tired after strength training. make tired is an app for iPhone and iPad that generates short finisher workouts to make you tired after a strength workout. The idea is that...
From: MetaFilter | By: daveliepmann | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Galway Kinnell, poet, has died. He was 87. 1 My mother, poor woman, lies tonight in her last bed. It's snowing, for her, in her darkness. I swallow down the goodbyes I won't get to use, tasteless, with wretched mouth-water; whatever we are, she and I,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Iridic | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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"Nature is stronger than technology, and that I will show here," said Michael, who has no doubt succeeded in displaying the power of nature that triumphs over even some of the most revered examples of man-made machinery....
From: MetaFilter | By: philip-random | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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The Afghan Women's National Cycling Team trains six mornings a week in the quiet predawn streets of Kabul to futher their dream of one day qualifying for and participating in the Olympics. "In a country where girls have faced acid attacks just for going...
From: MetaFilter | By: lonefrontranger | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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In January, one of the last remaining specimens of a nearly extinct water lily was stolen from Kew Gardens. Collectors and nursery owners continued to beg Magdalena for the plant. "All the time," he said. "All the time." He sensed that people were willing...
From: MetaFilter | By: Horace Rumpole | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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When I'm not watching Russia Today, obviously, I'm watching pop TV. Even my son's embarrassed by the infantilism of my tastes, but there's some good stuff out there now. Pharrell Williams's Happy– that's absolutely fucking knockout. Williams is as...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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1000 Days of Syria is a text-based historical fiction game that timelines the first 1000 days of the Syrian uprising through interactive narratives. From the start of the opposition protests on March 15th, 2011 to the dismantling of Assad's chemical...
From: MetaFilter | By: Joe in Australia | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Skyharbor has recently released their new song, Patience. The animation is by Jess Cope and she has been developing a reputation for doing fantastically creative work with other brilliant musicians....
From: MetaFilter | By: prepmonkey | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Tom Menino, Boston's 53rd and longest-serving mayor, dies at 71. He had recently published his memoirs, but announced last week that he was suspending both his book tour and his cancer treatments. "Because of his leadership," current Mayor Marty Walsh...
From: MetaFilter | By: not_on_display | Friday, October 31, 2014
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"I can't remember where I was the first time I saw the KXVO Pumpkin Dance several years ago, or who sent it to me, but I remember the feeling: that I would one day show this video to my children, and their children after them. It effortlessly combined...
From: MetaFilter | By: almostmanda | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Pseudopod 401: The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife Be careful what you wish for, and be careful of things with labels you can't read. Written by Dave Beynon and read by Wilson Fowlie....
From: MetaFilter | By: Lexica | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Some 70s television programming for your Halloween viewing pleasure: The Paul Lynde Halloween Special with KISS (1976) PSA: Halloween Safety Educational Film Part 1 (1977) The Muppet Show Halloween Special with Vincent Price (1976) PSA: Halloween Safety...
From: MetaFilter | By: Room 641-A | Friday, October 31, 2014
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On October 29, the Slovakian company AeroMobil began flight-testing their Aeromobil 3.0 flying car....
From: MetaFilter | By: Chocolate Pickle | Friday, October 31, 2014
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When you bring a four-year-old to the Big Apple, things get weird....
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Homestar Runner returns for Halloween 2014...
From: MetaFilter | By: DoctorFedora | Friday, October 31, 2014
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When lobbyist Richard Berman gave a speech to the Western Energy Alliance, he was seeking to raise millions from energy companies for his Big Green Radicals campaign attacking groups like the Sierra Club and NRDC. What he didn't know was that one of...
From: MetaFilter | By: zachlipton | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Here And There Along The Echo is "a guide to the Echo River for drifters and pilgrims" by the Bureau of Secret Tourism and Cardboard Computer, the creators of magical realist adventure game Kentucky Route Zero. Call (270) 301-5797 or download the "dialing...
From: MetaFilter | By: buriednexttoyou | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I made a custom keyboard for iOS called Translit Keyboard that lets you transliterate English into Russain, Ukranian, Armenian, Belarusian, Georgian, Greek, and Macedonian in real time. (Transliteration is phonetic: you type "raz, dva, tri, chetyre"...
From: MetaFilter | By: archagon | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The other day Mrs. Crouch, of Olympian Springs, Ky., was employed in the open air and under a particularly clear sky, in the celebration of those mysterious rites by which the housewife transmutes scraps of meat, bones and effete overshoes into soap....
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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There are 6,951,484 names on the target list of the 28 states in the Crosscheck group; each of them represents a suspected double voter whose registration has now become subject to challenge and removal. According to a 2013 presentation by Kobach to...
From: MetaFilter | By: Atom Eyes | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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So there's this UK punk band. First wavers, '77. Cohorts of Gang of Four (whose pictures were inadvertently printed on the back of their first album). Rivals of The Clash, to whom their first single was an answer record. Their energy is so gregarious,...
From: MetaFilter | By: DirtyOldTown | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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"Mid-afternoon on a weekday is a good time for a discreet liaison at The Carpenters Arms – the pub that used to belong to the Krays in Cheshire St – especially if you are meeting a jewel thief." From Spitalfields Life: So Long Lenny Hamilton, Jewel...
From: MetaFilter | By: MonkeyToes | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Matt Taibbi has left Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media before Taibbi's digital magazine, Racket, ever debuted. First Look is still publishing The Intercept, and that magazine's Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill, and John Cook have chosen...
From: MetaFilter | By: graymouser | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Max Gladstone ponders goblins...
From: MetaFilter | By: boo_radley | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Film Crit Hulk is back with a long essay about more-than-gamergate. Building off his previous ethical criticism (especially his multipart James Bond series) Film Crit Hulk gives us his opinions on "THE VOID OF THIS PARTICULAR HOUR". Touching on such...
From: MetaFilter | By: Hypatia | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Trick or Treat? Anchor Brewing's Bob Brewer on pumpkin beers and why Anchor hasn't produced one. Pumpkins, by themselves have very little – if any – real flavor that will survive brewing and fermentation. It's sort of the "tofu" of the squash world...
From: MetaFilter | By: We had a deal, Kyle | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Generate Color Palletes on the fly. Here's a Halloween theme with MeFi colors to get you started....
From: MetaFilter | By: stoneweaver | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Love is not Enough is a fantastic breakdown why Love, as many people imagine it, is not all that is needed for a healthy relationship. It then provides realistic suggestions as to what you do need when choosing a partner. Just because: All You Need is...
From: MetaFilter | By: quin | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Throughout my professional life, I've tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don't seek to draw attention to myself. . . . At the same time, I believe deeply in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, who said: "Life's...
From: MetaFilter | By: kethonna | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man. Two days ago, we got to see what kind of harassment a woman in the street experienced. This naturally suggests the question, "But what about the experiences of a white male?"...
From: MetaFilter | By: justkevin | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A visual analysis of skateboarding's Battle at the Berrics....
From: MetaFilter | By: stp123 | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Amy Poehler on What It Was Like to Tape Saturday Night Live While Pregnant (SLVulture)...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Sofiya Tolstoy's Defense [The New Yorker] In her own writings, Leo Tolstoy's wife offered a rebuttal of the views that he set out in "The Kreutzer Sonata." "The Kreutzer Sonata" caused an international scandal at a time when sexuality and gender roles...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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In a Slate Article by David Rosenberg, side-by-side images and descriptions illustrate the "dual lives" of those coping with mental illness....
From: MetaFilter | By: ourt | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Countless articles have been written about General Motors and its massive recalls earlier this year. What hasn't been fully told is how GM might have gotten away with multiple counts of consumercide were it not for the efforts of three men: a Georgia...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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georgelucasfan1 here. I was a little boy in 1979 when Episode 3 The New Home came out. These films and shows have been a big part of my life. And I would like to share with you my Star Warms knowledge. So step into my Millionaire Falcon, as we take a.........
From: MetaFilter | By: rorgy | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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One day in the fall of 1981, eight men in their 70s stepped out of a van in front of a converted monastery in New Hampshire. They shuffled forward, a few of them arthritically stooped, a couple with canes. Then they passed through the door and entered...
From: MetaFilter | By: ellieBOA | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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T-Pain performs without auto-tune for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert....
From: MetaFilter | By: Bulgaroktonos | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Dissolve's "Movie of the Week" on this week leading to Halloween has been The Blair Witch Project, which it describes as "the most widely despised great horror movie". They discuss the legacy of the film fifteen years after its release and the future...
From: MetaFilter | By: AlonzoMosleyFBI | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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"It just might be the most classically animated teeth-gnashing and hair-flipping metal you've seen in your lifetime." Master animator Juanjo Guarnido had a successful Kickstarter to assemble a killer crew to make a music video for the "face-meltingly...
From: MetaFilter | By: Erasmouse | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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In 2010, BEAR Magazine introduced an occasional single-page comic by Logan Kowalsky, Butch Cannon: The Bear Private Eye, full of pretty typical gay magazine comics tropes. [Entirely NSFW] There is no indication as to whether this is a complete collection,...
From: MetaFilter | By: hippybear | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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In light of Dries Verhoeven's public art of his Grindr interactions (since cancelled), Arne Svenson's show, "The Neighbors" (previously) and Future Femme's piece, Show Me More: A collection of DickPix, and amid questions of legality and ethics, the Guardian...
From: MetaFilter | By: frimble | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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X-ray body in motion: Yoga edition...
From: MetaFilter | By: a lungful of dragon | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Forget the stories about cutting off breasts and murdering boy children. Also the ones about an all-female lesbian society. And definitely forget about the golden lasso and the invisible plane. Real Amazons were formidable warriors who wore trousers,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Athanassiel | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Starting November 3, Dunkin' Donuts will introduce a limited edition "Croissant Donut" across the nation. Just don't call it a you-know-what. "Are we copying a specific bakery in New York? The answer is no," says John Costello, Dunkin's President of...
From: MetaFilter | By: Going To Maine | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The only song you need for Halloween: Skeletons by Inflatable Boy Clams. Play it over and over! Wait, you want to hear it backwards? Snoteleks by Inflatable Boy Clams. From their 1981 EP, called... Inflatable Boy Clams, which also contained Marin Boystown...
From: MetaFilter | By: moonmilk | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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In 1951, photographer Bob Willoughby took a now-iconic photo of jazz saxophonist Big Jay McNeely and some fans in the clutch of the music during a concert at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. In 2009, Marc Myers of JazzWax contacted Willoughby to...
From: MetaFilter | By: paleyellowwithorange | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Berkeley Students Rally To Remove Bill Maher As Commencement Speaker following critical comments about Islam. "Freedom of speech, freedom to practice any religion you want without fear of violence, freedom to leave a religion, equality for women, equality...
From: MetaFilter | By: Christ, what an asshole | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Mark Kozelek aka Sun Kil Moon is a personality. Recently he played the Ottawa folk festival and there was sound bleed from another strage from the band The War on Drugs. This irritated Kozelek and he wrote a song about it. It had mixed results. Kozelek...
From: MetaFilter | By: josher71 | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Speaking of global memes... it started first in California, where a man dressed as a clown has been threatening people with an axe. And then it spread to France, where armed clowns have been assaulting people all over the country. Where will this horror...
From: MetaFilter | By: Chocolate Pickle | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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