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"This is unedited raw footage of a bear I filmed with my cell phone. I'm not sure what kind of bear this is." (NSFW) * Sponsored by Claridryl—"Take life in your hands" Serious neuropsychiatric events including, but not limited to, depression, suicidal...
From: MetaFilter | By: Doktor Zed | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Maybe you've heard of Bulletproof Coffee, the revolutionary fad that advocates mixing in butter and oil into your coffee? Well, Dan Norman's here to tell you about the Bulletproof Sandwich (YT) (here's the original Bulletproof Coffee promo video, for...
From: MetaFilter | By: shivohum | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Why you love the Charlie Brown Christmas special...
From: MetaFilter | By: pjern | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Governor Shumlin announced he would not pursue single-payer healthcare for his state. Reasons include high costs, high complexity, and Shumlin barely eking out reelection....
From: MetaFilter | By: doctornemo | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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In Serial withdrawal? Well, perhaps you can help the Toronto police out. Inspired by the success of the Serial podcast, Toronto police are tweeting out clues in the unsolved murder of Mike Pimentel....
From: MetaFilter | By: Mrs. Rattery | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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India's New Comic Book Hero Fights Rape, Rides On The Back Of A Tiger She's a not a superhero in the comic book tradition. Her power is the power of persuasion and the power of an idea. She's riding the tiger all over India and creating a movement [to]...
From: MetaFilter | By: Librarypt | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Derby was born with very deformed front legs... With the aid of 3-D printing, the world is moving a lot faster for him. (article here)...
From: MetaFilter | By: HuronBob | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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There was a lumberjack who chopped trees all day and would yell "TIMBER" just before each tree would fall... There are plenty of versions of the "Timber" joke on YouTube, many done as part of a beginning ASL course. Most of these retellings seem identical...
From: MetaFilter | By: Deathalicious | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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in the iliad helen speaks the last lament for hector. the only man in troy who showed her kindness is slain—and now, helen says, πάντες δέ με πεφρίκασιν, all men shudder at me. she doesn't speak in the iliad again. homer isn't cruel...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Contributors to The Toast are paid a flat, one-time fee of $50 on publication. No further compensation is due, even if The Toast re-publishes the contribution. The Toast also reserves the right to edit at will. These aren't ideal provisions, but they're...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Grass Roots: The Enduring Art of the Lowcountry Basket (video 27:21). Sweetgrass Baskets: "This basket-making tradition came to South Carolina in the 17th century by way of West African slaves who were brought to America to work on plantations." The...
From: MetaFilter | By: cwest | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Bolivia has undergone a significant change under the three terms of President Evo Morales, the first president to come from the country's indigenous majority. Members of that majority have found prosperity, increasing the prestige of indigenous design...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The Best of Paul Stanley's Epic Stage Raps - the video companion piece to "People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest" [previously]...
From: MetaFilter | By: not_on_display | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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What happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs...
From: MetaFilter | By: sonic meat machine | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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There's all this talk about a manned trip to Mars. But there's another planet to consider visiting before a trip to Mars - NASA is now studying how to send people to Venus....
From: MetaFilter | By: ShooBoo | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Darius Kazemi, aka @tinysubversions, is a bot-maker extrordinaire. Known for his inspiring talk on creativity and the lottery at XOXO last year, Kazemi has founded NaNoGenMo and the Bot Summit, created such wonderful Twitter Bots as Olivia Taters, (actually...
From: MetaFilter | By: dame | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Best Ever Albums aggregates 17,000 "greatest album" charts to establish a statistical consensus on popular music rankings. A few presentations of that data: -What are the "best ever" albums overall? -How have the "best ever" rankings shifted over the...
From: MetaFilter | By: Iridic | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Are you interested in plants? The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew aren't just a tourist attraction -- they also run one of the world's leading botanical research institutes. To show off how important and fascinating modern plant science can be, they've...
From: MetaFilter | By: rollick | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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"Too often, when I'm using my fiber-optic space to share, vent, rant, and process the realities of being Black in America, I'm faced with White people responding with comments and private messages that I'm attacking, disappointing, angering, or hurting...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Neither Thucydides, Gibbon, von Ranke, nor Braudel ever cited a paper appearing in Geophysical Research Letters. They did not worry themselves about fluctuations in the Siberian High or the Southern Oscillation. The vast majority of more recent historians...
From: MetaFilter | By: standardasparagus | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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A fascinating BBC Radio Seven Four xtra audio documentary about life and events in the UK in the run up to World War One. Written and narrated by Michael Portillo, but don't let this put you off. Starts with "The long summer." If you are not in the UK,...
From: MetaFilter | By: marienbad | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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ⓂⒺⓂⒺ ⒷⒶⓁⓁ - the Internet meme-themed pinball machine...
From: MetaFilter | By: a lungful of dragon | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Alamo Drafthouse aside, not many movie theater chains have reported increased attendance in the past few years. Large chains have propped up revenues with ticket price hikes, premium concessions and drinks, but the specter of Netflix and other home viewing...
From: MetaFilter | By: deludingmyself | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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A Pessimist's Guide to the World in 2015. Skirmishes in the South China Sea lead to full-scale naval confrontation. Israel bombs Iran, setting off an escalation of violence across the Middle East. Nigeria crumbles as oil prices fall and radicals gain...
From: MetaFilter | By: ZenMasterThis | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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"If all the other schools have a dome, then we've got to have a dome." Inside Beijing's airpocalypse, a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution...
From: MetaFilter | By: gottabefunky | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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For two years running I've published genre fiction anthologies on the internet, and now the third one is out! It's called You Gotta Wear Shades, and it's about the kind of problems you want to have. It opens with a great story about a camping trip on...
From: MetaFilter | By: Sokka shot first | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in...
From: MetaFilter | By: joedan | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Inside Seguine Mansion, Staten Island's Eccentric Historic Home Burke lives in the Seguine Mansion on the southern tip of Staten Island, and unlike most [Historic Home caretakers] he has full access to the mansion, which is filled with his own collection...
From: MetaFilter | By: ThePinkSuperhero | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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But if you look at a Shitpic, you can instantly tell the level of virality by how worn it looks, how legible its text is, how many watermarks adorn it. You can count them much like you would rings on a tree. A pristine-looking meme engenders skepticism—"This...
From: MetaFilter | By: prize bull octorok | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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THIS YEAR STUNK. It's possible all years are this bad, but we don't think so. 2014 was simply a trashpile of world events and sewer people. The slop started piling up at the start and never slowed down. It reeks in here. Did anything good even happen?...
From: MetaFilter | By: almostmanda | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Although he has already created several notable soundtracks for his films John Carpenter has just released his debut album Lost Themes. Interview....
From: MetaFilter | By: fearfulsymmetry | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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This is what happens when you slow Wham's "Last Christmas" down by a factor of 8....
From: MetaFilter | By: Orange Dinosaur Slide | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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When Was The Last Time You Got Your Ass Kicked? The viral Wondermark sealion strip confounds many by casting its villain as polite with ostensibly reasonable demands, but four years prior, Alone thoroughly explains the tenets summed up in the strip,...
From: MetaFilter | By: deathmaven | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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A few years ago radio producer Mark Vernon bought a hoard of old reel-to-reel audio tapes in a car boot sale in Derby, as a job lot with an elderly and very heavy tape recorder. Coaxing the old machine back to life, he realised he had rescued the jettisoned...
From: MetaFilter | By: Sonny Jim | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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In an unexpected move, Alan Gross is being exchanged with the (remaining) Cuban Five and the US and Cuba plan to start talks on normalizing relations. Here is the NYT's timeline of Alan Gross / Cuban Five developments. Before this announcement, US-Cuba...
From: MetaFilter | By: Noisy Pink Bubbles | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The BBC's Ouch blog tells the story behind a 1940 Pathé newsreel showing a Deaf couple's wedding. (More information on the history of British Sign Language, including the oldest known film of BSL, here)...
From: MetaFilter | By: Catseye | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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1. Start with a DISADVANTAGE 2. Use the ENVIRONMENT 3. Be CLEAR in your shots 4. Action & Reaction in the SAME frame 5. Do as many TAKES as necessary 6. Let the audience feel the RHYTHM 7. In editing, TWO good hits = ONE great hit 8. PAIN is humanizing...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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KQED has been posting its Truly CA documentary videos on YouTube, including Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea, a touching look at the rise and fall of the accidental ocean that is less than 100 years old in its current form, narrated by John...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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We want our tools to sing of not just productivity but of our love of curiosity, the joy of wonderment, and the freshness of the unknown. —Eric Paulos, "Manifesto of Open Disruption and Participation"In his essay "Walking in the City," the French scholar...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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It was Christmas Eve. I begin this way because it is the proper, orthodox, respectable way to begin, and I have been brought up in a proper, orthodox, respectable way, and taught to always do the proper, orthodox, respectable thing; and the habit clings...
From: MetaFilter | By: Monsieur Caution | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Let Me Tell You About New York City [SL Toast]...
From: MetaFilter | By: KernalM | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Here are cool Jewish acapella songs about Hanukkah: Chanukah (Shake it Off) and All About That Neis You might remember the Maccabeats from this Purim Video with Cute Kids In It Previously...
From: MetaFilter | By: internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Do you like books for more than just the words inside? Here, thanks to MeFi's own Jason Kottke, are four and a half lists of the best book covers of 2014....
From: MetaFilter | By: Etrigan | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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9th Circuit upholds Los Angeles County law mandating the use of condoms in porn shoots. Decision here. Will this force the porn industry out of Los Angeles? Kayden Kross, one of the plaintiffs, was previously featured in this Nekrogoblikon video, alongside...
From: MetaFilter | By: Sticherbeast | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Meet Ulf. He lives north of the Arctic Circle and makes boat. He swims daily (brief male buttock shot), does household chores, and relaxes. Ulf is content. [10 minutes, Vimeo]...
From: MetaFilter | By: Wordshore | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Chelsea Manning turns 27 this week and some people have written to her. Joe Sacco, Alan Moore, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Terry Gilliam, Edward Snowden among others. It will be her 4th birthday in prison....
From: MetaFilter | By: adamvasco | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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"Truth be told, you should really set aside a weekend and watch all 83 sets back-to-back. But until then, here's a cross-section of favorites, from pop to opera, hip-hop, jazz, rock, country and whatever genre is broad enough to contain the Sun Ra Arkestra."...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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This Friday, Darlene Love will perform "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on David Letterman's show for the 28th and last time. She's performed it every year since 1986, on both Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman....
From: MetaFilter | By: Shmuel510 | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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beautiful views from the cockpit, violating rules of the air ...and the blowback....
From: MetaFilter | By: So You're Saying These Are Pants? | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Dr Dobbs, one of the oldest programming publications announces the end....
From: MetaFilter | By: blue_beetle | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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