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The Color Of His Presidency A few weeks ago, the liberal comedian Bill Maher and conservative strategist and pundit Bill Kristol had a brief spat on Maher's HBO show, putatively over what instigated the tea party but ultimately over the psychic wound...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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"To see her with the eagle was amazing. She was a lot more comfortable with it, a lot more powerful with it and a lot more at ease with it." The Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia are the only people that hunt with golden eagles,...
From: MetaFilter | By: DiesIrae | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The Nordic Society for Invention & Discovery has brought never-before-seen and totally exclusive technologies into the world, such as the Aaltopuck (an ice hockey puck modeled after Alvar Aalto's Savoy Vase), the Flower Shell (a shotgun shell that...
From: MetaFilter | By: Blazecock Pileon | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The Supreme Court of India directed the Indian Government to include a new gender category to include people who don't identify as the traditional male or female. My head spins as I write this. A combination of being woken up suddenly from heavy sleep...
From: MetaFilter | By: infini | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Do you lament the loss of the terrible real estate agent photographs that were curated at It's Lovely, I'll Take It (previously)? Or it's later extension as a wing of the Cheezeburger abode? Well, fret no more! Tumblr Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs...
From: MetaFilter | By: Mezentian | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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"81 Bowery - one of the last standing lodging houses in New York City has been home for more than a generation of immigrant Chinese laborers who work at construction sites and kitchens throughout Chinatown. Today, dozens of individuals are left sharing...
From: MetaFilter | By: pravit | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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If Smitty and Hoppy Are Still Hungry That Means It Was Marijuana. Organic gardening in 1974....
From: MetaFilter | By: timsteil | Monday, April 14, 2014
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The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for their reporting on the widespread domestic spying by the US National Security Agency. A full list of the mentioned articles can be found here for the Washington Post, and...
From: MetaFilter | By: MisantropicPainforest | Monday, April 14, 2014
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In many parts of the world, women are having more Cesarean sections than medically necessary. Recent abuses of pregnant women in Brazil have sparked a small, vocal movement of activists who want mothers to have more say in the delivery room. (SLATLANTIC)...
From: MetaFilter | By: beisny | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Waiting for your lottery number. James, Oklahoma, 1969, No. 365. I arrived at the dorm and went to my friend's room where 12 of us were watching the lottery. I remember we had cases of beers to help us through. We knew this day could forever change our...
From: MetaFilter | By: goofyfoot | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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"Why Do Chinese People Have Slanted Eyes?" By Amanda Lee Koe (Text essay, possibly nsfw)...
From: MetaFilter | By: zarq | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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"It's easy to make fun of Americans." They have a less-than-good reputation abroad, but it may simply be a "case of the vocal few ruining it for the polite majority."...
From: MetaFilter | By: rhombus | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Watch the youth of today grapple with the unspeakable mystery of the Walkman (SLkfso)...
From: MetaFilter | By: Sebmojo | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Forever Young ....Pete Seeger and the Rivertown Kids. (the story behind)...
From: MetaFilter | By: HuronBob | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Lousiana State University sophomore Lloimincia Hall becomes an Internet sensation after her perfect 10 performances in the floor exercise, combining gymnastics technical proficiency with hot dance moves....
From: MetaFilter | By: divabat | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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This is the story of a girl. And her two sons, Demon Child and Dark Warrior. She works for The Borganization... This is my webcomic. I began kicking around the idea in December 2007. I began publishing last year, which resulted in much more intensive...
From: MetaFilter | By: Michele in California | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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You may or may not be aware that voice actor Tom Kenny performs as both the Number One Employee at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob SquarePants, and the nemesis of Finn and Jake, the Ice King. It is a strange nexus between the two shows, which otherwise come...
From: MetaFilter | By: briank | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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If cruising through neon wireframe landscapes is your kind of thing, and previous mefi posts haven't satisfied your burning desire for synth wave/retro electro/neo 80s, then perhaps you would be interested in a few of the following albums... Almost all...
From: MetaFilter | By: ropeladder | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette...
From: MetaFilter | By: flapjax at midnite | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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What's that you say? You need character drawings for your MST3k-themed RPG? Well, here's 85 of them! Some favorites include Crenshaw, Krasker, Ryder and Rex Dart: Eskimo Spy!...
From: MetaFilter | By: AlonzoMosleyFBI | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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At first, the new Jerry Seinfeld show seemed reassuringly like the old one. Spontaneous coffees with friends. Mindless chatter that occasionally verged on the hilariously brilliant. But look closer and you see that this show isn't that show, and that...
From: MetaFilter | By: Going To Maine | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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TechCrunch's Kim-Mai Cutler delivers a 12,000-word deep-dive on San Francisco's Housing Crisis. Touching on: rent control, the Ellis Act, Dianne Feinstein, the mission, the Fillmore, Angelo Sangiacomo, Howard Jarvis, the failure of the Greater San Francisco...
From: MetaFilter | By: Diablevert | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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It's incredibly tense in the English Premier League at the moment, with three teams fighting for the title. With Manchester United disintegrating and lucky to secure European football, the much anticipated Spurs title challenge fizzing out and Arsenal...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Edgar Allan Poe will come striding back into Boston this Fall as a life-size bronze sculpture, as designed by Stefanie Rocknak, who has created a number of fluid carvings from wood....
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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TL;DR Wikipedia (SLTumblr)...
From: MetaFilter | By: Chrysostom | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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"When our actions become a reflection of our character, we lean more heavily toward the moral and generous choices" asserts professor Adam Grant (of the Wharton School) in a NYT opinion piece entitled "Raising a Moral Child". Some research suggests that...
From: MetaFilter | By: trackofalljades | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Hunt the endangered California condor -- for science! "There are only around 200 California Condors living in the wild and they are in serious danger from lead poisoning, which they get by eating carcasses shot with lead bullets. Getting a better idea...
From: MetaFilter | By: mudpuppie | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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"Knowing we are watching something that doesn't fit in today's world and being completely self-conscious about our enjoyment of it is the essence of Nick-At-Nites's appeal." Fascinating memo from 1987 about Nick at Nite's brand and positioning. Exhibits:...
From: MetaFilter | By: roll truck roll | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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"The Pew Research Center's 2013 Global Attitudes survey asked 40,117 respondents in 40 countries what they thought about eight topics often discussed as moral issues: extramarital affairs, gambling, homosexuality, abortion, premarital sex, alcohol consumption,...
From: MetaFilter | By: brundlefly | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Muppet Christ Superstar by Christopher Graham...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Sasha Sagan talks about Lessons of Immortality and Mortality From My Father, Carl Sagan....
From: MetaFilter | By: DigDoug | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Why We're in a New Gilded Age Paul Krugman reviews Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty, and discusses the renewal of the importance of capital in preserving inequality across generations....
From: MetaFilter | By: jaduncan | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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A book about human reaction to insects I have trouble in the summer because I am usually suppressing the urge to scream and freak out due to the imaginary bugs that are crawling on me....
From: MetaFilter | By: Yellow | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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In order to combat public defecation in India, the UN has created an anthropomorphic cartoon turd with a tune that's catchy as hell....
From: MetaFilter | By: gman | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Flickr user Harvezt brings you The Dark Side of the Covers, which recreates 33 rock album covers as seen from the OPPPOSITE direction. Some of the covers are iconic, others are obscure, some of the interpretations are simple and obvious, others are creative...
From: MetaFilter | By: oneswellfoop | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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"The thinking mind is like a perpetually-running chainsaw that thinks everything is a tree. It will use any excuse to rev up and start shredding something. Its purpose is to solve problems, so it wants everything to be a problem." How to stop your mind...
From: MetaFilter | By: paleyellowwithorange | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Who is DJ Mustard? And why is he "The Sound of 2014."? In the world of popular hip hop where dancability is prized over lyricism, producers are reclaiming territory from MC's and becoming household names in the process. Currently, the DJ wearing the...
From: MetaFilter | By: R.F.Simpson | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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"The most amazing beaver experience." [YouTube]...
From: MetaFilter | By: D.C. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Murder Dog Magazine has served as the voice of underground hip hop for over twenty years, printing unfiltered interviews with up-and-coming artists from regional scenes on their way to national prominence. The magazine's founder and editor, the Sri Lankan...
From: MetaFilter | By: chrchr | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach....
From: MetaFilter | By: monospace | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain. "The pain of women turns them into kittens and rabbits and sunsets and sordid red satin goddesses, pales them and bloodies them and starves them, delivers them to death camps and sends locks of their hair to the stars....
From: MetaFilter | By: homunculus | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Adam Pearson suffers from neurofibromatosis, a condition that causes tumors to grow on his face. They are sizable. You wouldn't fail to notice them, even from a distance. Nonetheless, he appears in a small but absolutely pivotal role in Under the Skin,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Mothlight | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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13 Gods of the Internet Featuring Listikles, Faprodite, Poseodon......
From: MetaFilter | By: Chocolate Pickle | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodgers For close to a year Puig had been trying to force an answer, to extract himself from Fidel Castro's state-run sports machine, which paid him $17 a month, and sneak across the tropics to a...
From: MetaFilter | By: (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates | Monday, April 14, 2014
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For those of you who prefer your science isolated with a side of moody furniture, I give you Lonely Chairs at CERN....
From: MetaFilter | By: Diagonalize | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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An interesting look inside the Ordain Women movement seeking the priesthood in the LDS Church. This group of women are seeking the priesthood... not the priesthood that a Catholic bishop holds but a lay priesthood that would allow them to be on the same...
From: MetaFilter | By: timpanogos | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Giancarlo Volpe, the showrunner for the short-lived but critically acclaimed Cartoon Network program Green Lantern: The Animated Series, has posted a minicomic about his bad experience when the studio ran focus testing on the show. Executive producer...
From: MetaFilter | By: Small Dollar | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Meet the majestic American WoodEch....
From: MetaFilter | By: Evilspork | Monday, April 14, 2014
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45 years ago today at Montreal's Jarry Park, outfielder Mack "The Knife" Jones hit a 3-run homer and a 2-run triple to lead his Montreal Expos to an 8-7 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the first Major League baseball game ever played outside the...
From: MetaFilter | By: rocket88 | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Górecki's 4th Symphony premiered this past weekend. Left unfinished, but near completion, at his death, it has been now been finished by his son, Mikołaj Górecki, who describes the work as "very different from its immediate predecessor ... and is...
From: MetaFilter | By: Kattullus | Monday, April 14, 2014
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