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The Original "Funky Drummer" Clyde Stubblefield has died at age 73. (Okayplayer, Rolling Stone, NY Times, Washington Post) [previously] Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1943, Clyde Stubblefield began his professional career as a teenager, touring with...
From: MetaFilter | By: Songdog | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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How Sportswriting Became a Liberal Profession...
From: MetaFilter | By: selfnoise | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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9 Things We Learned About A Guy Who Claims He's Only Eaten Pizza For The Past 25 Years—one of 30 times that pizza news has made Consumerist very happy. Bonus: 15 Of The Most Bizarre Pizzas In Existence...
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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For two years, filmmaker Jennifer Crandall has crisscrossed this deep Southern state, inviting people to look into a camera and share a part of themselves through the words of Walt Whitman. The 19th century poet's "Song of Myself" is a quintessential...
From: MetaFilter | By: Lexica | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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What's in this $5 kombucha anyway?...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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The final, sad fate of Jar Jar Binks has been revealed by Chuck Wendig in the latest of his pre-Force Awakens Star Wars: Aftermath books....
From: MetaFilter | By: Artw | Sunday, February 19, 2017
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The Boss (slyt) I realized it wasn't about how well you played it, it was how good you looked doing it. Bruce Springsteen is currently on tour and played a show Thursday night in the "Land Down Under." In between songs he pulled fan, Nathan Testa, on...
From: MetaFilter | By: shockingbluamp | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Like a magic mirror held up to America's heteronormative postwar culture, its music reflected a dignified, and seductive, vision of gay life. Just below the album's title read the teaser: "For adult listeners only—sultry stylings by a most unusual...
From: MetaFilter | By: Kattullus | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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On Thursday, Dick Bruna died in Utrecht. He was 89 years old. CBC obit, WaPo obit. The Dutch artist created Miffy in the 1950s. The rabbit has her own museum in that city, as well as an ongoing dispute with Hello Kitty....
From: MetaFilter | By: Rash | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Norma McCorvey passes away at 69... Ms. McCorvey, the iconic Roe in Roe v. Wade, just passed away in an assisted living facility at the age of 69....
From: MetaFilter | By: Samizdata | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Meet kalsarikannit, the word for drinking at home without pants on.
From: MetaFilter | By: infini | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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T-Minus 2 minutes! SpaceX is hosting a webcast of today's launch of CRS-10. This is a historic launch for two reasons. The first is that it's the first time launch pad LC-39A has been used since the space shuttle. The second is they're doing a return...
From: MetaFilter | By: Talez | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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This weekend, Ottawa is hosting the first North American ice dragon boat festival. Ice dragon boating has its own international federation, and Ottawa is the latest addition to its international series. International Ice Dragon Boat Series – Harbin...
From: MetaFilter | By: mandolin conspiracy | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The Forgotten History of 'The Oregon Trail,' As Told By Its Creators (Previously, previouslier, previousliest) Simulator, DOS version, on Archive.org...
From: MetaFilter | By: ZeusHumms | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Oooh! [Via the (ever wonderful) Kottke]
From: MetaFilter | By: carter | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Midnight Oil has announced dates for the Great Circle 2017 reunion tour Excuse the first post jitters ... What Midnight Oil sang and stood for since the 70's means this tour is both nostalgic and painfully relevant. Peter Garrett described the band as...
From: MetaFilter | By: ZenMajek | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Fingernails have a functional purpose—they're shells for our fingertips—but they sure come with an annoying side effect. That effect? The fact that, every couple of weeks, you have to cut them. No matter who you are, you have to go through this process...
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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WaPo: Was 'Weird Al' Yankovic the real star all along? After nearly 40 years of parodying celebrities, the accordion-playing nerd has become a legend in his own right. "Pac-Man," a spoof of The Beatles' "Tax Man" from the new Weird Al box set, Squeeze...
From: MetaFilter | By: porn in the woods | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Behold the Red Skull-Donald Trump mashup. D.M. Higgins replaces a classic Marvel villain's dialogue with choice president Trump quotes. Learn that the sources don't exist! See the losers and haters! Tremble at having a good time!...
From: MetaFilter | By: doctornemo | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Stan Smith and iconic shoe that bears his name are profiled in New York Magazine.
From: MetaFilter | By: chrchr | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Why Does This One Couch From West Elm Suck So Much?
From: MetaFilter | By: gyc | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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(Content warning: attempted suicide, sexual assault, other awful stuff that goes on in Australia's offshore gulags). Eaten Fish is the nom de plume of a 24-year-old Iranian cartoonist who has been imprisoned in a detention center in Papua New Guinea...
From: MetaFilter | By: retrograde | Saturday, February 18, 2017
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In 1993, UK music collective released Rilly Groovy [official video], the first single from the electronica/EDM/house album If 60s Were 90s, an album built largely around Jimi Hendrix samples. The album in full: Comin' To Get You, Get Your Mind Together,...
From: MetaFilter | By: hippybear | Friday, February 17, 2017
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The Age of Rudeness. An essay by Rachel Cusk. "Society organizes itself very efficiently to punish, silence or disown truth-tellers. Rudeness, on the other hand, is often welcomed in the manner of a false god. Later still, regret at the punishment of...
From: MetaFilter | By: storybored | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Philip Pullman Unveils Epic Fantasy Trilogy The Book of Dust [The Guardian] "The as-yet-untitled first volume of The Book of Dust [Amazon], due out on 19 October, will be set in London and Oxford, with the action running parallel to the His Dark Materials...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Friday, February 17, 2017
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This map shows the flow of asylum seekers into industrialized countries between 2013 and 2016. The vertical bars represent a cumulative count of the total asylum applications. Germany leads with way with 1.4 million, followed by the U.S. with 460k. There...
From: MetaFilter | By: mgalka | Friday, February 17, 2017
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An early and rare Godard short film, Une Femm Coquette, has been uploaded to youtube. [via]....
From: MetaFilter | By: Think_Long | Friday, February 17, 2017
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He woke up one morning and decided to become someone else. (SLNewYorker) The questions I was asking him weren't real questions, he explained. They were the products of a story line in my head, whose relation to his life was at best coincidental. Q: Is...
From: MetaFilter | By: zinon | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Wrestling legend George "The Animal" Steele (real name Jim Myers) has died at the age of 79. Myers wrestled for more than 20 years, mostly as Steele, a Neanderthal-ish character who grunted and hooted while wrestling a surprisingly technical style, but...
From: MetaFilter | By: Etrigan | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Equations and Inequalities: Math, Race and Fellowship looks inside a math summer camp aimed at low income non-white and non-asian kids in New York. This program aims to scoop up kids who have a natural aptitude for math, but don't have a privileged family...
From: MetaFilter | By: Joh | Friday, February 17, 2017
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In September 1885, a group of librarians spent four days discussing major issues for libraries, including handwriting. Though typewriters had been commercially available for over a decade, librarians were still handwriting their catalog cards to catalog...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Friday, February 17, 2017
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An Icelandic news website has released a live, reality-style YouTube show featuring four, nine-week-old kittens living in a dollhouse stocked with bunk beds, toys and of course cameras....
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Friday, February 17, 2017
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How many ways can you stack six 2x4 lego bricks? In 1974, LEGO said it was 102,981,500. But! High school student Mikkel Abrahamsen and mathematician Søren Eilers revisited the problem and got 915,103,765. Here's the paper [pdf] with the details and...
From: MetaFilter | By: cortex | Friday, February 17, 2017
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In which Dale Beran traces the rise of 4chan and how a bunch of lulz-loving guys in their parents' basements seized on the loser-winner Trump as the ultimate prank on an outside world they had long abandoned. Long, but full of insights and well-worth...
From: MetaFilter | By: criticalbill | Friday, February 17, 2017
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"In February 1917 the SS Mendi, a First World War troopship, was carrying 802 men of the South African Native Labour Corps (SANLC), bound for the Western Front. Many had never seen the sea before. The men had signed up because they believed that, despite...
From: MetaFilter | By: vacapinta | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Did they build the building around it? No, they did not....
From: MetaFilter | By: dfm500 | Friday, February 17, 2017
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I covered "Unsteady" for a contest the band X Ambassadors are running. If I win, the band could feature my cover on their social media. Please vote for my video. Thanks![Link]...
From: MetaFilter | By: pxe2000 | Friday, February 17, 2017
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A little over three years ago I asked George Saunders whether I could sit in on one of his MFA classes at Syracuse, and, flabbergastingly, he said okay. In an effort to transmit the benefits of the taking the class to readers more widely, Maria Bustillos...
From: MetaFilter | By: AceRock | Friday, February 17, 2017
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A new study published in Nature says that the overall oxygen content of the ocean has declined by 2% over the past 50 years. Because oxygen is always unevenly distributed in the ocean, that 2% average represents a larger drop in some areas than others....
From: MetaFilter | By: Sleeper | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Soviet attempted calendar reforms. Featuring the five and six day weeks....
From: MetaFilter | By: Chrysostom | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Cats are weird. Or so says Jeff Wysaski of Obvious Plant (previously)...
From: MetaFilter | By: QuakerMel | Friday, February 17, 2017
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The game has a downloadable app and a pink device with sensors that is inserted into the vagina to play. Users play games on the app, which are powered by movements of the pelvic floor muscles made around the controller inside the woman. In at least...
From: MetaFilter | By: waving | Friday, February 17, 2017
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Fans of Love | Love Has No Labels [YouTube] [Ad Council] For years, kiss cams have been a big part of American sports culture. This year, Love Has No Labels puts a twist on the kiss cam by turning it into a symbol for unbiased love. In the stadium, fans...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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On August 7, 1930, three black teenagers were lynched in Marion, Indiana. James Cameron was one of them. He lived.Cameron, the only known survivor of an American lynching, lived to 92 and committed his life to antiracism work, including founding the...
From: MetaFilter | By: Etrigan | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Here we go. Good afternoon, everyone. As you just saw, the President was honored to host a press conference just a short time ago. Under President Trump, the White House Press Corp will return to its original, core mission: to be a propaganda arm of...
From: MetaFilter | By: Talez | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Rarely is the question asked: what point in the Netherlands is the furthest away from any buildings and how far away can you get from people?...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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The first episode (content warning: tarantulas) of the TV Show based on the podcast My Brother, My Brother And Me has dropped. What's MBMBAM, other than "an advice show for the modren era"? Well there's this long and very thoughtful meditation on the...
From: MetaFilter | By: kmz | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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No place like home: America's eviction epidemic Office Susie had told her to ask her family for rent. She often heard a similar line at the crisis centres. When the social workers behind the glass asked her, "Well, don't you have family that can help?"...
From: MetaFilter | By: Michele in California | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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NASA's Space Poop Challenge is over, and we have a winner. [NASA press release]...
From: MetaFilter | By: Johnny Wallflower | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Scaffoldage is a blog of photographs of large structures covered in scaffolding. (slTumblr)...
From: MetaFilter | By: Going To Maine | Thursday, February 16, 2017
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