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give me gratitude or give me debt In terms of parenting, marriage, home, clothes – I will not be a slave to the Tyranny of Trend any longer. I am almost 40 years old and no catalog is the Boss of Me anymore. I am free. I am not bound to spend my precious...
From: MetaFilter | By: flex | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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It's been twenty years since AT&T's "You Will" ad campaign ran, let's see how their predictions did. What's remarkable is that almost all of these not only exist but are in fairly common use. I only count two that are not technically mature (the...
From: MetaFilter | By: firechicago | Monday, September 1, 2014
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"'I'm not here to defend or condemn a law that I didn't make or a project that I don't know about,' Cruz tells the crowd. 'But we need to be open to investment.'" "In May, the Supreme Court of Honduras ruled in support of a constitutional amendment and...
From: MetaFilter | By: TheProudAardvark | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Urban Oil Fields of Los Angeles....
From: MetaFilter | By: Combustible Edison Lighthouse | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Beautiful. NSFW imagery....
From: MetaFilter | By: feckless fecal fear mongering | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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I'm about to move away from DC after living here for 10 years; I know that "I'm leaving town" pieces are trendy now, but I wanted to reflect back on the positive ways that living in DC has affected me and enriched my life [though a few do stray from...
From: MetaFilter | By: psoas | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Chase Holfelder covers Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Want to Have Fun in a minor key. (previously, previouslier, previousliest)...
From: MetaFilter | By: schmod | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Politico: "Young called his creed 'the religion of nature' and 'the religion of nature's God.' And he made abundantly clear that, in his own mind, this radical philosophical religion was the axis on which the Revolution turned. For him, the project to...
From: MetaFilter | By: Wordshore | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Vernon Dalhart (1881-1948), born Marion Try Slaughter, was the first star of country music. He sold so many records in the early 1920s he owned two Cadillacs. Gather round and have a listen to some of Vernon Dalhart's greatest hits. Dalhart often wrote...
From: MetaFilter | By: stbalbach | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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An interactive map of the weirdest eating patterns in each state....
From: MetaFilter | By: stoneweaver | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Credit card skimming was something of a myth in the early 2000s, until someone was caught skimming in 2002 in San Mateo, California. The next year, a skimmer was found on an ATM in a New York deli, and skimmers have been improving every year, following...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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W-ORD Channel 7 News With John Oliver & Cookie Monster. In support of "Sesame Street's" newest vocabulary resource, "Words are Here, There and Everywhere," Mashable has teamed up with Sesame Workshop to encourage families to explore the wonderful...
From: MetaFilter | By: Pendragon | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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I have been struggling with how to do the work many of us call "Social Justice". I understand the why - at least I believe I do. I am on a journey to understand my role in changing the world, which is no doubt a privilege. It has taken some time to get...
From: MetaFilter | By: josher71 | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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The health benefits of drinking. "The U.S. public health establishment buries overwhelming evidence that abstinence is a cause of heart disease and early death. People deserve to know that alcohol gives most of us a higher life expectancy—even if consumed...
From: MetaFilter | By: LarryC | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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When it comes to mental illness you must absolutely pay meticulous attention to detail. Misconceptions and preconceptions are the reason funding is inadequate, why people who suffer from mental illness do not wish to come forward, why people with gender...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Here are three short clips of Woody Guthrie singing. There are not many extant: Woody from 1945, singing Ranger's Command. Woody, Brownie McGee, & Sonny Terry singing John Henry. Woody singing Greenback Dollar in a 1947 film from Pete Seeger. (The...
From: MetaFilter | By: OmieWise | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Cellphones make people flaky as #%@* From Alex Cornell: Why it's impossible to make plans anymore....
From: MetaFilter | By: Mchelly | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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When the Supreme Court agrees to hear a case, they often receive dozens of amicus briefs, or "friend of the court" briefs; SCOTUS "opinions are increasingly studded with citations of facts they learned from amicus briefs." "The trouble with amicus facts......
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Jenny Kutner wrote an article about her upcoming abortion; after her abortion, her doctor wrote her back....
From: MetaFilter | By: and they trembled before her fury | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Close Your Heart A long-form article from Slate about the Central African Republic's sectarian civil war....
From: MetaFilter | By: Joe in Australia | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A brief essay on the lost art of making concrete boats...
From: MetaFilter | By: Sebmojo | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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A brief essay on the lost art of making concrete boats...
From: MetaFilter | By: Sebmojo | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Kite fighting in Rocinha [viz. cf.] - "In the crowded favelas of Rio de Janeiro, flying kites is more than a leisurely escape: It's also a playful form of battle."...
From: MetaFilter | By: kliuless | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Architecture: Flea Folly's Brothers Grimm-inspired cityscape Flea Folly Architecture, an Architectural Fairy Tale Video...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Wuppes is a guy from Luxembourg who makes 3D scenes of classic video games out of paper....
From: MetaFilter | By: DoctorFedora | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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When Carol Heikkinen reached working age in her hometown of Phoenix, she got a job at the coolest possible place for a high school kid: Tower Records. When she was in college, she spent a summer working at another Tower Records, this one on Sunset Boulevard...
From: MetaFilter | By: Ghostride The Whip | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Patrick McLaw, under the pen name "Dr. K. S. Voltaer', wrote a novel about a school shooting in the year 2902. However, Mr. McLaw is a 23-year-old middle-school teacher in Cambridge, Maryland. Because of the content of his sf novels, he has just been...
From: MetaFilter | By: newdaddy | Monday, September 1, 2014
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LEGO Academics experience the trials and tribulations of their taller, less-plasticy peers (previously 1, 2)....
From: MetaFilter | By: ChuraChura | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Here's how one small company is slowly, surely beating its way into the most monopolized category in technology: Inside DuckDuckGo, Google's Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor....
From: MetaFilter | By: paleyellowwithorange | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Tweeting all the delicious dairy products, in alphabetical order. @everycurd is my tribute to [mefi's own!] @aparrish's classic twitter bot @everyword, whose task is now complete.[Link]...
From: MetaFilter | By: moonmilk | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Staten Island's Pill Problem: [The New Yorker] "New York City is the heroin capital of the country, and the epidemic has hit its most tranquil borough the hardest."...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fizz | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Consider an arthouse, darker, noir version of Men in Black with secretive alien refugees trapped in Manhattan, tentacle sex and concept art by H. R. Giger. Clair Noto's The Tourist could have been transformed into a great movie in the right hands. Instead,...
From: MetaFilter | By: zarq | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Junior Vasquez is one of the top jungle/house/tribal DJs on the planet, and he's been working his craft for decades. While a round-up of his amazing remixes is probably due at some point, here we will look at his DJ sets, both live and direct to record....
From: MetaFilter | By: hippybear | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Palaeoart – fossil fantasies or recreating lost reality? Illustrations, sculptures and animations of fossil organisms and the world around them are mainstays of palaeontology. Such restorations, known as palaeoart, are more important than they may...
From: MetaFilter | By: brundlefly | Monday, September 1, 2014
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College Football has returned, and Spencer Hall has .gifs and feelings as accompaniment....
From: MetaFilter | By: DGStieber | Monday, September 1, 2014
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When Restaurant Workers Can't Afford To Eat...
From: MetaFilter | By: The Whelk | Monday, September 1, 2014
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It's a sex crime. "It is not on the (usually, but not always, female) victim to take 'enough' measures to protect herself but rather on the (usually, but not always, male) victimizer to choose not to commit said sex crime. That notion was lost on the...
From: MetaFilter | By: Librarypt | Monday, September 1, 2014
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I found this short film on Youtube (have also seen it on Vimeo) but am not exactly sure who the actors are. Short (< 3 minutes) movie about one year in a young girl's life. Packs a punch. Watch it twice....
From: MetaFilter | By: Mogur | Monday, September 1, 2014
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A self-taught special effects guru, A.S. Hamilton has crafted [simulated injuries] with chilling perfection. But his greatest big-screen challenge was bringing one of human history's most gruesome chapters back to life. CONTENT WARNING: descriptions...
From: MetaFilter | By: tykky | Monday, September 1, 2014
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In honour of Labour day, enjoy a documentary on Jewish anarchism at the turn of the 20th century, and the story of The Free Voice of Labour, their Yiddish newspaper that ran from 1890-1977. The doc showcases a number of traditional Yiddish revolutionary...
From: MetaFilter | By: Lemurrhea | Monday, September 1, 2014
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It strikes me that these two branches of science fiction are actually conditioning us to accept our current situation. Dystopia readers are waiting for a Katniss – and then everything will be all right. Post-apocalypse readers know they're currently...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Monday, September 1, 2014
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One hundred years ago today Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died in the Cincinnati Zoo. There were an estimated 3-5 billion passenger pigeons in 1600. They may have made up as many as 40% of all birds in what is now the continental US. John...
From: MetaFilter | By: lharmon | Monday, September 1, 2014
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This article talks to doctors and nurses on the front line treating patients in West Africa. It touches on why they take the risk of contracting Ebola, either from patients, or from each other. What scares her more than Ebola patients, Begue says, is...
From: MetaFilter | By: Admira | Monday, September 1, 2014
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James Murphy (formerly of LCD Soundsystem) has built an algorithm to musically interpret live data from the US Tennis Open which will create around 400 hours of music. All previous games can be listened to and each has a different flavour - it can get...
From: MetaFilter | By: meech | Monday, September 1, 2014
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I feel like a Mommy [SLYT, Buzzfeed]...
From: MetaFilter | By: maggieb | Monday, September 1, 2014
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March in August: thousands rally against Tony Abbott by taking to streets: Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets for the latest wave of protests against the federal government. Demonstrations were held in cities across the country, including...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Tens of millions a viewers a month watch Youtube videos of an orange and white cat and his friends playing in Minecraft. Twenty-three year old Joseph Garrett plans to use Minecraft as a platform for launching an educational channel. In the news: 1 2...
From: MetaFilter | By: carter | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Thousands of cats served in the First World War -- as rat killers, as mascots for troops in the trenches, at sea, and elsewhere. War at its furriest....
From: MetaFilter | By: heurtebise | Monday, September 1, 2014
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NYT: "Starting at $200 a person, a bus will pick up visitors at their hotel in Las Vegas, 25 miles to the north, show them Hoover Dam and bring them to a recreational shooting range called Last Stop, where they can fire the weapons of their dreams: automatic...
From: MetaFilter | By: porn in the woods | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Tick is a big, blue, nigh-invulnerable, possibly brain-damaged super-hero created by Ben Edlund in 1986. He has appeared in comic books (1988), animated TV (1994), and live action TV (2001). According to The Wrap, Patrick Warburton has worked out...
From: MetaFilter | By: Guy Smiley | Monday, September 1, 2014
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