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xkcd on Chaos

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:45:14 +0000

[chaos] xkcd on Chaos …

Nic Cage On Vampire’s Kiss

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:22:48 +0000

[movies] 47 Things We Learned from Nicolas Cage’s Vampire’s Kiss Commentary … Nic Cage looks back at Vampire’s Kiss. ‘The scene where Cage runs down the street after assaulting Alva in the basement had to be re-shot because he was running too fast for Bierman’s camera. Cage told the director “Well if you want me […]

Worst Roomate Ever – ‘This is my house now.’

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:45:51 +0000

[crime] Worst Roommate Ever … quickly escalating worst-case housesharing story – worth reading for the twist at the end. In 2012, Bachman had shown up at the home of a woman across town named Melissa Frost, claiming to be a New Yorker whose home had been destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. Overcome with pity, Frost let […]

A Deep Look at Iain M. Banks Culture Series of Books

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:32:29 +0000

[books] Why the Culture Wins: An Appreciation of Iain M. Banks… A long-read on Iain M. Banks Culture Series of books. ‘One can see then why Horza might dislike the Culture. On the surface, his complaint is that they surrendered their humanity to machines. But what he really wants is a culture that can serve […]

Dr. Strangelove in Color

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:45:07 +0000

[movies] Dr. Strangelove in Color … ‘Do I look all rancid and clotted? You look at me, Jack. Eh? Look, eh? And I drink a lot of water, you know. I’m what you might call a water man, Jack – that’s what I am. And I can swear to you, my boy, swear to you, […]

How Scientists are using the Rabies Virus for Good

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:45:37 +0000

[science] The Brighter Side of Rabies … A brief look at how scientists are using the rabies virus for research into the brain. ‘Ian Wickersham, a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who helped Callaway engineer the modified rabies virus eight years ago, is now at work on another version. The original, Wickersham told […]

Keir Dullea and Douglas Trumbull on 2001: A Space Odyssey

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:45:18 +0000

[movies] How we made 2001: A Space Odyssey … Keir Dullea and Douglas Trumbull discuss the making of 2001 … ‘Some of the crew wanted the miniatures and sets to be part of a travelling show, but Kubrick didn’t want the mystery of how it was produced revealed. A schoolteacher was tutoring his daughter and […]

What do the Brexiteer Tories Want From Brexit?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:45:32 +0000

[brexit] What are they after?: How Could the Tories? … What do the Brexiteer Tories Want From Brexit?… ‘For all his idiosyncrasies, Johnson typifies something about contemporary conservatism, which might best be understood biographically. The cultural forces shaping the new conservatism resolve in a particular stereotype: men born between the mid-1960s and the early 1970s, […]

Don’t Watch These Films with Mother…

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:00:03 +0000

[movies] Watching a film with mum on Mother’s Day? Don’t see these … ‘Remember when you were 14, and you were watching TV with your mum, and a sex scene unexpectedly came on, and the shame and embarrassment you both felt ended up causing all manner of long-lasting psychological scars? This film is pretty much […]

Mario vs. Conway’s Game of Life

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:45:58 +0000

[mario] Mario on shrooms … Running a Conway’s Game of Life simulation on Mario.

Why Mozzarella is the Perfect Pizza Topping

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:45:43 +0000

[pizza] How mozzarella became the perfect pizza cheese … A look at the science behind pizza toppings. ‘To investigate, the team sprinkled grated mozzarella, cheddar, colby, edam, emmental, gruyere, and provolone on pizza crusts and baked them in an oven for a set time. Then the pizzas were shunted under a camera to be photographed […]

“We Don’t Make Any Money If You Don’t Click The Fucking Link…”

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:45:34 +0000

[web] The Onion: We Don’t Make Any Money If You Don’t Click The Fucking Link … ‘If you enjoy any of this content, any of it at all, it is highly recommended that you take one measly second out of your life to actually navigate to any of our many, many articles that grace your […]

Oh, Dear God, Crayfish!

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:45:29 +0000

[ODG!] This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It’s Taking Over Europe … Life will find a way. ‘The earliest report of the creature comes from a hobbyist who told Dr. Lyko he bought what were described to him as “Texas crayfish” in 1995. The hobbyist — whom Dr. Lyko declined to identify — was struck […]

Chuck Jones’ Rules for Road Runner Cartoons

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:45:40 +0000

[cartoons] Chuck Jones’ Rules for Road Runner Cartoons …‘Whenever possible, make gravity the Coyote’s greatest enemy.’

Why We Forget What We Watch, Read and Listen To

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:32:07 +0000

[books] Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read … and what we watch and listen to. ‘The lesson from his binge-watching study is that if you want to remember the things you watch and read, space them out. I used to get irritated in school when an English-class syllabus would have us read […]