Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:02:42 GMT
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Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:02:42 GMTBill Paxton, Actor Who Starred in Aliens and Titanic, Dies at 61 [The Guardian] "The actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61. The star of films including Aliens, Titanic and Apollo 13 died after complications from heart surgery, according to a statement released by his family. "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," the statement said. "A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. "Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family's wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.""
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:52:38 GMTI'm Poppy.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:09:06 GMTThe scenario of the '71 movie The Andromeda Strain is marvelously illustrated. It uses sketches, diagrams, animations and multi-screen effects so as to better convey the complexity of the vision of Crichton's novel. The article gives backgroud to the scenario and includes a full copy.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:14:11 GMTyt-er kaptainkrisitan on Adapting the Unadaptable Watchmen.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:34:41 GMTIt turns out the ongoing joke about the idiocy of Comic Sans is ableist.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:09:02 GMTThe frameworks of liberal identity politics and "alt-right" white nationalism are proving curiously compatible. Jacobin's Shuja Haider explores the co-opting of progressive methods by the alt right.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:41:47 GMTAre you bored staring at a blank wall all day? Stupid landlord won't let you hang pictures? Has life hidden your stud finder? It's okay, you don't need them anyway! Fall asleep beneath the disappointed gaze of this blue-eyed grey kitten. There's no way you *won't* lose weight with this fresh, hot pizza in a box placed strategically above your television. Nachos not for you? Enjoy your refined-palate lifestyle surrounded with locally-grown laughter and Pinterest-worthy paella decals . Still hungry? Not lactose intolerant? Jazz up your Wednesday dinner routine and impress your date with omnipresent cow's milk cheeses. And if that's not enough, you ungrateful monster, ruin your brain with this cloud of programming languages that may actually be used to create The Cloud OMG what is even real anymore.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:31:54 GMTStation 51000, a buoy, came unmoored in 2013. It's still reporting, and some Eddystone Light-hearted genius has hybridized the data with Moby Dick. ( Or possibly it isn't lost at all? NOAA still lists it with lat-long. )
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:28:15 GMTThe monk who saves manuscripts from ISIS "Rescuing the world's most precious antiquities from destruction is a painstaking project—and a Benedictine monk may seem like an unlikely person to lead the charge. But Father Columba Stewart is determined. Soft-spoken, dressed in flowing black robes, this 59-year-old American has spent the past 13 years roaming from the Balkans to the Middle East in an effort to save Christian and Islamic manuscripts threatened by wars, theft, weather—and, lately, the Islamic State."
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:17:30 GMTEnjoy the smile-inducing spectacle of this dog buying his own treats. Now watch this cat trying to help with taxes. [both videos ambient sound only]
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:07:47 GMTWhen Your Greatest Romance Is a Friendship
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:06:14 GMT@ebaygarfield is a twitter account that posts eBay Garfields
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:44:26 GMTThe vet that said if Esther really was six months old, she was possibly a sick runt and would grow to about 200lb, the size of a very large dog. But by her first birthday she had blown past 250lb; she was on track to be at least 500lb.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:19:42 GMTAs Jake Gyllenhaal begins his stint as the lead in Sondheim's Sunday In The Park With George, he's posted on Facebook a video of him singing Finishing The Hat, filmed by Cary Fukunaga. [Ed note: I think he does a pretty good job!]
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:09:04 GMTNew research indicates we should eat 10, not 5, fruits and veggies a day. Here are some real people who talk about how they manage it.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:41:16 GMTWhen evidence says no, but your doctor says yes
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:22:42 GMTRomanian artist 11pixeli (Andreea Strete) turns electronic waste headed for the landfill into tiny robots you can wear around your neck. (You can see all the robots on a single page here.) Artist's Instagram.