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In an emergency, would you hand your baby over to a stranger you had just met? This is the story of a mother who did just that....
From: MetaFilter | By: Admira | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Bye Bye Jane; RIP Jane Bown died today aged 89. Her portrait of Beckett is legendary. The Observer ( Guardian on Sunday )editor, John Mulholland, called her "part of the Observer's DNA". Obituaries: Guardian and Telegraph. A brief look at her life in...
From: MetaFilter | By: adamvasco | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Poynter's List of the Best (and Worst) Corrections, Retractions and Apologies in Media in 2014 Previously. Previouslier....
From: MetaFilter | By: Navelgazer | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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On August 21, a federal judge in Florida ruled that that the state's ban on same sex marriage was unconstitutional, but the ruling was stayed until January 5. Although the state Attorney General appealed the ruling and asked for a further stay, both...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Part 1: This Is Not a Vermeer™ "Can anyone own a masterpiece? Five very dissimilar people share a common desire: To own a Vermeer." Uber for Art Forgeries - "So you want to own a masterpiece? It's easy! In part two in this series about artistic authenticity,...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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I AM INTO THIS. Who are the Cambridge Satchel Company and why should we care? The company started in 2008, and they sell old-style 1950s/60s era British school satchels. Originally meant for kids (the founder states, "I honestly thought that it would...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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Die Hard has been previously established as the most Christmasy film ever (shut up, Buzzfeed), now you can join in the festive fun with this specially recorded War Rocket Ajax Die Hard commentary track featuring Matt Fraction, Matt D Wilson and Chris...
From: MetaFilter | By: Artw | Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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Two decades ago, Warren Griffin III and Nathaniel "Nate Dogg" Hale stormed the pop charts with "Regulate," a back-and-forth tale about an attempted car-jacking that goes down on a clear black night in L.A.'s Long Beach. Recorded in Warren G's apartment,...
From: MetaFilter | By: paleyellowwithorange | Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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The "Working, With David Plotz" podcast interviews Stephen Colbert about what he does every day....
From: MetaFilter | By: rmd1023 | Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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105 miles of steam pipes (NYT video) run beneath the streets of New York, delivering steam to 2,000 buildings for heating, cooling, and other purposes. The system is maintained by Con Edison (1 2 3). See also: 'Underground New York' on NPR. Some previous:...
From: MetaFilter | By: carter | Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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Pleated-Jeans lists the 50 funniest webcomics of 2014 (via Liz Climo) Pleated-Jeans roundups from years past: the 60 funniest webcomics of 2013 the 65 funniest webcomics of 2012 the 60 funniest webcomics of 2011 Pleated-Jeans previously on MeFi: *twenty...
From: MetaFilter | By: flex | Monday, December 22, 2014
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The adventures of Maya , an English bulldog with a flair for the dramatic....
From: MetaFilter | By: ThePinkSuperhero | Monday, December 22, 2014
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"Eventually I got my phone up and called 999. "Ambulance, fire brigade or police?" they asked. "I'm stuck in a chimney," I replied, and they repeated the question with more urgency. "I don't know, I've never been here before," I said, then decided on...
From: MetaFilter | By: EndsOfInvention | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Bret Victor talks about media, abstraction, and the richness (and neglect) of human experience (slvimeo) Bret Victor, previously (1) (2) (3)...
From: MetaFilter | By: overeducated_alligator | Monday, December 22, 2014
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If you had to knock over a 100 pound domino with a domino that is 5mm high and 1mm thick (and weighs a few ounces), how would you do it? Give it some thought, perhaps discuss it over a beer, and then enjoy an interesting physics demonstration here....
From: MetaFilter | By: SpacemanStix | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Singer Joe Cocker has died at age 70, according to the BBC. Here's his iconic performance of "With a Little Help from my Friends"....
From: MetaFilter | By: Gelatin | Monday, December 22, 2014
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The majority of Nunavut's children are born thousands of kilometres away from home. The territory is working to reverse that trend. Longform journalism by Katie May....
From: MetaFilter | By: Banknote of the year | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Experts believe the grey juvenile seal may have swam from a colony in Hilbre Island, in the Dee Estuary, and got lost.A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "A report came in from dog walker at 9:39 AM of the animal on a farmers' field off Winwick Road...
From: MetaFilter | By: Going To Maine | Monday, December 22, 2014
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This is what it's like to plummet through the atmosphere from space....
From: MetaFilter | By: Brandon Blatcher | Monday, December 22, 2014
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How David Gregory Lost His Job (SL longform)...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Monday, December 22, 2014
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In 2000, Kiss frontman Paul Stanley (sans makeup) filmed a commercial for Folger's Instant Coffee. It never aired. Now you know why. [SLYT]...
From: MetaFilter | By: Room 641-A | Monday, December 22, 2014
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"Mr. Obama has said multiple times that 'we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards,' as though the two were incompatible. They are not. The nation cannot move forward in any meaningful way without coming to terms, legally and morally, with...
From: MetaFilter | By: Anyamatopoeia | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Mendelssohn Concerto for Violin Four-Hands - a piece that violinists apparently like to monkey with...
From: MetaFilter | By: a lungful of dragon | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Flowing Data's kind-of annual entry into the "best of" season: Their picks for best data visualisations of 2014. The highlighted projects: The New York Times' new visualisation site, The Upshot Visualising Algorithms, by Mike Bostock (Metafilter post)...
From: MetaFilter | By: frimble | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Ramez Naam says that 2014 Was a Good Year: Better Than You Remember....
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Monday, December 22, 2014
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A couple of years ago a mother / daughter author team wrote a book for dependent kids with parents in the military, in which they decided to replace the traditional "Military Brat" identifier with "CHAMPS" ( Child Heroes Attached to Military Personnel)....
From: MetaFilter | By: COD | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Fanny Cradock makes Mincemeat out of an Omelette Fanny Cradock was the queen of cuisine in 1970s Britain Fanny Cradock - a Christmas cracker Fanny Cradock Cooks Christmas Puddings Fanny Cradock Cooks For Christmas- Christmas Bird 1, 2 Fanny Cradock Cooks...
From: MetaFilter | By: fearfulsymmetry | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Mathowie discusses what could be better about podcasting....
From: MetaFilter | By: garlic | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Step One: Go watch forty seconds of this sketch from the MST3k episode "The Mole People". Step Two: Go below the fold. Servo: "You wanna get busy, Mike? We're in charge of the bake sale for Lawgiver Days." Mike: "Well, I didn't bake anything. Nobody...
From: MetaFilter | By: AlonzoMosleyFBI | Monday, December 22, 2014
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inflorescence.city is a generative text/art project by Katie Rose Pipkin and Loren Schmidta bit more info about it here Loren Schmidt previously...
From: MetaFilter | By: juv3nal | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Neil Gaiman talks about writing "Good Omens" - "Terry Pratchett and I met in February 1985, in a Chinese restaurant. I was a young journalist. He was a former journalist and Electricity Board PR, and a writer who had just published his second Discworld...
From: MetaFilter | By: marienbad | Monday, December 22, 2014
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At 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving, James Galdo and his 22-year-old son made their annual trip to a Hess (HES) gas station on New York's Long Island to buy the oil company's latest holiday toy truck. It marked the end of an era for Galdo, who owns each retail...
From: MetaFilter | By: bq | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Small Talk What We Talk About When We Talk About The Weather For some tips, try Barbara Walter's How to Talk With Practically Anybody About Practically Anything, via Brain Pickings or is small talk obfuscation and evasion?...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Monday, December 22, 2014
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An Argentina court has recognised an Orangutang as 'non-human person': "This opens the way not only for other Great Apes, but also for other sentient beings which are unfairly and arbitrarily deprived of their liberty in zoos, circuses, water parks and...
From: MetaFilter | By: Artw | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Redditor CSMastermind composes an epic timeline of the Sony information breach. Well sourced, and in laymans terms. "George Clooney is apparently the only person working with or for Sony that understand information security"...
From: MetaFilter | By: butterstick | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Creedence Clearwater Revival performing 'Born on the Bayou' at Woodstock, 1969. Frontman John Fogerty, dissatisfied with the group's performance, famously prevented it from being included in the subsequent film or soundtrack album. But this, the opening...
From: MetaFilter | By: paleyellowwithorange | Monday, December 22, 2014
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"Though there were manufacturers in several parts of the United States, the great preponderance of commercially-made aluminum trees were created by the Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. When their 'Evergleam' line debuted in 1959, many...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Monday, December 22, 2014
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"That's what she said" is not only a much-used catchphrase in The Office (US edition), but also a blog about episodes of the US edition of the show from the point of view of HR litigation, starting with season 3....
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Glass - Apple - Res Illusio - Squirrel - and more from artist Alessandro Diddi. Bonus Link: Tesselating Escher-style Rams...
From: MetaFilter | By: Wolfdog | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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What the Greek vasemakers would have done if they had had the technology Creative efforts of Sonya Nevin and Steve K. Simons...
From: MetaFilter | By: BWA | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Jean Renior's "The Little Match Girl" ("La petite marchande d'allumettes") with Catherine Hessling. 1928 (31 Minutes) Silent movie with music and translated intertitles. Original Hans Christian Andersen story included under the video....
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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5 YEAR OLD GIRL DISCUSSES PRINCESS LEIA'S SLAVE OUTFIT WITH DAD...
From: MetaFilter | By: hippybear | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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For the first time since 2011, two NYPD officers have been killed in the line of duty; PO Wenjian Liu and PO Rafael Ramos were shot, execution style, while sitting in their patrol car yesterday afternoon in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn....
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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D-Day to Germany, 1944. Color home movies by Allied pool reporter Jack Lieb. There is little to no combat, it's all behind the lines offering a different perspective from total war. Some famous actors and writers appear. The best part is the narrator,...
From: MetaFilter | By: stbalbach | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Spend 8 minutes in the '50s, at Beany's Drive-in (and thru)....
From: MetaFilter | By: HuronBob | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Simon Schama's Power of Art is available in full. Part 1 Caravaggio. Part 2 Bernini. Part 3 Rembrandt. Part 4 David. Part 5 Turner. Part 6 Van Gogh. Part 7 Picasso. Part 8 Rothko. Or Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. Part 7. Part 8. Or...
From: MetaFilter | By: cwest | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The Legend of the Free Labour Market . From the excellent HR/Economics blog Flip Chart Fairy Tales....
From: MetaFilter | By: TheophileEscargot | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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I was surprised when I saw this photograph in a colour supplement a few days after the demonstration. It was captioned "A West End shopper argues with a protester", but that's not what happened at all: I was trying to calm him down. I wrote to tell them...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Christmas themed gifs by contemporary artists. Jake and Dinos Chapman, Judy Chicago, Jeremy Deller, Tony Oursler, Marc Quinn, Anri Sala (NSFW, strobe imagery)...
From: MetaFilter | By: fearfulsymmetry | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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So, my buddy got a GoPro. We decided to put it on my dog to see what he does when we leave....
From: MetaFilter | By: Foci for Analysis | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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