The True Meaning Of Zappadan

by on December 4, 2014

It’s December 4! Blessed be your Zappadan!

For the uninitiated, Frank Zappa’s birthday is December 21, but he shuffled off this mortal coil on December 4, leaving a seventeen day period of transition between the two for his disciples to bridge in any way that they could. Zealots to the last, they opted to use this period  to celebrate Frank Zappa’s life, work and persnickety genius. This is sort …
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Philosophy, In Other Words

by on February 5, 2014

Go ahead and admit it. It takes a special kind of person (a philosopher?) to enjoy reading philosophical texts. They’re always blabbing about what it means to be and the different ways and kinds of knowing, and lots of times they’re doing it in foreign languages, but even when they are, technically, speaking English, they’re not. Does it have to be this way? You certainly don’t think so. So go …
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Beaster Bunny

by on March 31, 2013

I saw this sadly sweet animation about a man whose giant rabbit might be standing between him and love. How could I not share it?

Red Rabbit from Egmont Mayer on Vimeo.

We’ve got a comments section if you’ve got any suggestions along the lines of lessons learned.


Originally posted September 22, 2011…
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“The Only Way To Be In Love”

by on February 14, 2012

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Letters of Note has this flowery response from Ayn Rand to a fan who had a question about a particular line in The Fountainhead – “To say ‘I love you’ one must first know how to say the ‘I’.”

Any person who wants to live for others — for one sweetheart or for the whole of mankind — is a selfless nonentity. An independent

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“It Could Be Tomorrow”

by on February 4, 2012

I’m just sayin’ is all.…
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Welcome Back, Onstad

by on February 3, 2012

It’s been a little under a year since Chris Onstad, creator/proprietor of Achewood, my most very favourite comic strip, online or otherwise, in this life and any others I may have led, declared that he was taking an indefinite hiatus from doing the strip, but it’s been well over a year since his output could be described as anything approaching steady. And with an announcement that read like this …
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“The Art Of Pho”

by on January 12, 2012

You look like you’re in the mood for seeing something stupendous, involving noodles. May I be of assistance? Submarine Channel just debuted their interactive, eight episode animation of The Art of Pho by Julian Hanshaw. It’s the story of a fellow named Little Blue and what happens when he finds himself in Vietnam, sort of by accident learning how to make their noodle dish, pho.


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Look Back In JibJab

by on December 28, 2011

Welcome to the dead zone, where just about all there is left to do is eat Christmas leftovers and look impatiently forward to 2012 by gazing back longingly at 2011. It just so happens that JibJab’s is the first year in review that I’ve seen, but even if it wasn’t, it would still be the most tuneful.

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I’ve Just Added ‘Glass Harp’ To My Christmas List

by on December 22, 2011

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Rogue Cop Alert – Updated

by on November 19, 2011


Captain Lewis interviewed by Chris Hayes, turns out he’s an anti-fracking activist too

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Were it not for the fact that he’s wearing his dress uniform, retired Philadelphia police captain Ray Lewis wouldn’t look all that much like a cop in this video, taken at Occupy Wall Street. He’s holding two signs, one saying, “NYPD …
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by on October 31, 2011

Happy Hallowe’en! I spent most of yesterday carving jack o’lanterns (ten!), though I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve got nothing on sculptor Ray Villafane, who turned the largest pumpkin grown in 2011 – or ever, actually – into a zombie hatchery.

copyright Yuka Yoneda, Inhabitat

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Oh, All Hallows Eve! So much to gawk at, and only a day to gawk before it pretty much …
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If You’re Feeling Unique

by on October 28, 2011

Good morning, fellow sapiens. How’s everybody feeling today? Can we get a quick show of hands here: who’s feeling really great today, really fantastic, like they’re someone who’s quite…special?

Ooo, that’s quite a few. Well, good. Good for all of you, and with that in mind, I’ve got great news. The BBC has a prick for each and every one of your balloons. Entitled The World At Seven
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