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Watch: Geek PSA

by on July 22, 2011

Actor David Blue has an important message for the geek community in this PSA: Words hurt. Especially sharp, pointy ones.


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Dept Of The Message Medium

by on July 21, 2011

This information is top security. When you have read it, destroy yourself.

Marshall McLuhan, born 100 years ago today.

Some Choice McLuhanisms

Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity.

Whereas convictions depend on speed-ups, justice requires delay.

We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.

Spaceship earth is still operated by railway conductors, just as NASA is managed


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Storming for Charity

by on July 17, 2011

20-year-old adventurer walks across Australia in a StormTrooper Costume

Imperial StormTroopers are known throughout the galaxy for their precision shooting; now, this trooper is making the Emperor proud in a different way: by giving back to the kids. Twenty-year-old, Aussie sales clerk Jacob French is walking across Australia in a Stormtrooper costume to raise money and awareness for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. He started his trek in Perth on …
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Putting A Face In Façade

by on July 15, 2011

PERSPECTIVE LYRIQUE from 1024 on Vimeo.

In this interactive architectural mapping event by 1024 Architecture the distortions and figures projected into the old Celestins theater in Lyon could be manipulated by sounds made by audience members into a microphone. Perspective Lyrique was part of the Fête des lumières, December, 2010.…
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Sugar-Free And Surprising

by on July 11, 2011

Apparently this is an Italian chewing gum commercial. Yes, it’s surprising. Yes, it’s sugar-free – but do you want to chew it?

Via Dangerous Minds
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Trololololol Saruman

by on July 11, 2011

The dirty wizard, Saruman, tries to escape Isengard by employing the last trick in his terrible arsenal.

Oh, Internet Memes, how can I stay mad at you.

Via Buzzfeed.…
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The Orgasmatron and the Search for the the Apocalyptic Orgasm

by on July 9, 2011

The Guardian has reviewed a book so weird that it cries out to be read tout de suite: Adventures in the Orgasmatron: Wilhelm Reich and the Invention of Sex. It’s a history of Wilhelm Reich, a pupil of Sigmund Freud, who invented the orgone energy accumulator – dubbed the Orgasmatron by Woody Allen – and thereby influenced a generation of intellectuals with his advocacy of orgasmic potency as the …
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Bulshytt And Its Purveyors

by on July 7, 2011

Pursuant to the recent efforts of our own Matt Payne to isolate, decrypt and otherwise plumb the truthy bottom of bullshit as it is employed and practiced by Randroids, trickle-downers and economic voodoo doll-heads, I give you bulshytt as a term of art from the novel Anathem by Neal Stephenson.

As the story takes place in an isolated monastery on a far off planet in a time unknown, many of …
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Chicken ‘n Waffles

by on July 6, 2011

A recent episode of Treme inspired me to dig this little gem up from the InterTubes. When I first saw Tapeheads, I thought that fried chicken with waffles was some fresh horror they had dreamed up for the film. I know better now, and I am still disappointed that the Swanky Modes turned out not to be a real soul duo.


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Shock And Awe: 5,000 lbs Of Fireworks Destroyed By The NYPD

by on July 5, 2011


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The Virtue of Dials

by on July 5, 2011

Back when we had dials, discoveries like this would be made all the time. Every 45 in the house got played at 33, and vice versa. Switching in the middle of songs was best. My parents loved it. Our system was so old that we had settings for 16 and 78 RPM also, and so the fun never stopped.

Here, then, is rockabilly diva Wanda Jackson’s Funnel of Love from …
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Tallinn via Helsinki (with Agent Dale Cooper)

by on July 2, 2011

If the world seems a little strange from Estonia, director David Lynch may bear some small measure of responsibility. I have had the pleasure of visiting that remote little country several times – in 1989 when it was still a disgruntled republic of the USSR, and in 1991 when independence was still a few months away, but the nationalist banners were certainly flying. While this nation of a mere 1.3 …
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