A Half-Act Social Play (with a tip of the Mac to... →
merlin: Full Metal Parka Out-fucking-standing.
Edinburgh Zoo Penguin-Cam →
yodelmachine asked: DROOOOOOOOOOL.
Google Maps and North Korea
I find it rather fascinating that North Korea’s interior is simply not on Google maps. While it’s possible to search for, say, Pyongyan and have it pinned on the map, the map simply doesn’t display any roads or features (though these are obviously visible in Satellite view). In comparison, both Microsoft and Yahoo!’s map offerings (respectively below) show all the major...
It says on every website - every place where people build these things - “DO NOT ATTACH THE PROPS UNTIL YOU ARE READY FOR A FLIGHT TEST AND A SAFE DISTANCE AWAY.” So of course we ignored it.
fireland: Fireland Mini-Podcast No. 10 The...
They said the Americans had “healthy scepticism” from the start...– Karzai aide blames British for Taliban impostor The British Government brought a “Taliban commander” into Afghan negotiations, only for him to apparently be recognised as simply a shopkeeper. He then disappeared. The American officials involved were skeptical because he wasn’t as...
In biology, Bateman’s principle is the theory that females almost always...– Bateman’s principle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
FAQ: The "Snake Fight" Portion Of Your Thesis... →
[Neighbours] thought the noise was DIY work and started a petition to have it...– BBC News: Paris woman trapped for 20 days in bathroom (via Megan)
Hoxton Monster Shop
The Hoxton Monster Shop is actually just a front for a secretive little writing centre for kids aged 8 to 18 called The Ministry of Stories. The design, architecture and detail of it are amazing. Go look!
Too tired to wear glasses, I take them off. So tired, after a while I forget I’m not wearing them and try push the glasses I’m not wearing up by their bridge. And so there I sit, tired, intermittently poking myself in the face.
You Don't Need to See His Identification →
On November 21, 2010, I was allowed to enter the U.S. through an airport security checkpoint without being x-rayed or touched by a TSA officer. This post explains how. The degree of gray-area in terms of responsibility, and the TSA agents’ unwillingness to assume it, make this fascinating reading, not to mention the fact that this whole escapade takes place when re-entering America.
Alternative Titles For "That's So Raven"
That’s… that’s disconcertingly Raven. That’s so GLAVIN. Hey, woah, that’s a little too Raven. I’m sorry. The doctors tried everything they could, but… it’s Raven. Is that so, Raven. *glare* That’s so Kraven The Hunter. That’s so ravin’. *boomksshboomkssh*
Mistaken Electronic Identities
Someone named Phil the Contractor has given a lot of people my number, presumably accidentally, and then decided to take today off. I am fielding a lot of calls for Phil. He’s supposed to be building something somewhere. I like to think he’s escaped - that he’s sitting in a cafe with a sausage sandwich and a copy of The Sun. He’ll order a second cup of tea shortly and put...
thistumblerhasane: The last couple weeks both my daughters have done Interrelate/sex-ed at school. Last night, 8 year old Katie to my wife’s friend Elaine: “Don’t you hate it when your vulva itches?” True story.
Pope approves use of condoms in fight against Aids... →
deliberatepixel: No longer can you just toss a beribboned packet of love letters into the fire and neatly, simply burn away the evidence such a love ever existed. Now it’s a hunter’s job to track down the text messages, the emails, the Twitter connections, the Facebook notices, the Tumblr relationships and every other digital breadcrumb, and dispatch them all so you never stumble on the path...
“The sad part is that, while terrorism is rare, there’s a very real chance you could injure yourself when you inevitably end up having hot, angry sex with a TSA agent.”
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents and everyone is writing a...– Cicero, circa 43 BC (via ayse)
TIME/Pew Poll: What Is Marriage Good For? →
Relevant to recent discussions and an interesting read.