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Endless robotic loop of a toy train

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

This video of robot continuously building a looped track in front of a toy train is definitely a metaphor for something. Procrastination? Living paycheck to paycheck? Life with small children? I don’t know, but it makes me SO ANXIOUS!...Show More Summary

Bowler rolls a perfect 300 game in just 90 seconds

20 hours agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

My top bowling score is probably 138 1 and took more than an hour because there were 6 people using the same lane and no one was really paying that much attention to anything other than conversation and chicken wings. This guy, using all the lanes in the alley, rolled a 300 in just under 90 seconds. Show More Summary

Preemie lambs successfully grown to term in artificial wombs

23 hours agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have succeeded in gestating premature lambs in artificial wombs. The abstract from the paper in Nature Communications: In the developed world, extreme prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity due to a combination of organ immaturity and iatrogenic injury. Show More Summary

The writers strike and the rise of Trump

yesterdayHumor / odd : Kottke.org

The members of the two large writing guilds representing more than 12,000 Hollywood writers recently voted to strike. Leaders of the Writers Guild of America, East, and the Writers Guild of America, West, announced the results of an online strike authorization vote in an email to members. Show More Summary

Option B: building resilience and finding meaning in the face of adversity

yesterdayHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Two years ago, Facebook COO and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg lost her husband to an unexpected death. The loss left her bereft and adrift. Grieving hard, she struggled to figure out how to move forward with her life. The result ofShow More Summary

The work of photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue

yesterdayHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Born into wealth, Jacques Henri Lartigue got his first camera at age seven and began documenting the world around him: his friends and family at play in the world. His work presaged the “prolonged adolescence” of the “leisure class” readily on display on Instagram these days. Taking pictures gave Lartigue a hobby and a purpose. Show More Summary

DON’T deep fry gnocchi

yesterdayHumor / odd : Kottke.org

If you’re like me from three minutes ago and you’ve never seen this video but want to laugh really hard, push play on this little number. You can safely skip ahead to about 0:33…that’s when the action starts. P.S. Yo Kenji! Why does the gnocchi do that?! (via @essl) Tags: food funny how to video

Trailer for Errol Morris’ new documentary, The B-Side

yesterdayHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Errol Morris’ documentary about portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman is coming out in early June and the first trailer was just released. Errol Morris’s surprising new film is simplicity itself: a visit to the Cambridge, MassachusettsShow More Summary

Science is a fundamental part of America

2 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Science in America is an impassioned video from Neil deGrasse Tyson about the threat we face from the political uncoupling of science from the truth in America today. How did America rise up from a backwoods country to be one of the greatest nations the world has ever known? We pioneered industries. Show More Summary

These websites could change your life

4 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

I asked Kottke.org readers if they had ever seen, heard, or read something on the web that literally changed their lives. Fourteen people said no. Sixteen said maybe. Thirty-eight people said yes. These are some of their answers. Everyone is anonymous. Show More Summary

The web’s best hidden gems

4 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

I asked Kottke.org readers to tell me what were the best web sites that they knew about that most people have never heard of. Normally, each of these sites would be worth a blog post on its own, either a longer or shorter one. But this...Show More Summary

Welcome to the only show in town

5 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

[From Achewood, by Chris Onstad] It’s never good when someone calls you on the phone to tell you that someone you love has died. It’s like those scenes on TV shows where the police or the White House are rushing to notify the familyShow More Summary

The web is a portal to other worlds

5 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Like I mentioned in the post on web comedy, something about the experience of the World Wide Web, the experience of working with a screen, seems to loosen our hold on reality. Maybe we’ve trained ourselves to do it by reading stories and playing video games with very vague visual details (sometimes just text). Show More Summary

How can we save the digital pieces of our hybrid lives?

5 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

My friend Brian McCullough is an internet historian and podcaster. In this blog post, he takes my idea of a time capsule for the World Wide Web containing the best examples in different forms and flips it on its head. When I go to Google...Show More Summary

The web’s funniest stories

5 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

I asked Kottke readers to tell me the funniest stories they’d ever read on the web. Now let me say this: I like to think I have a pretty eclectic sense of humor. I can go high or low, folksy or surreal, G-rated puns or X-rated filth....Show More Summary

The web’s most useful tools and sites

6 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

The World Wide Web isn’t all fun and games. This isn’t television! This isn’t an arcade! This is computing! We’ve got high-powered work machines tuned into this thing! With keyboards and mice and productivity software and everything! These...Show More Summary

Jay Smooth’s Ill Doctrine is still the best

6 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

It’s 2008. George W. Bush is President. The Democratic primaries have just ended, and Barack Obama is the unlikely presumptive nominee. The economy is circling around the drain, and America is about to have its first black Presidential...Show More Summary

The only tweetstorms worth saving

6 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Most tweetstorms are perfectly harmless, some are downright satisfying, and only a few make us seriously consider gouging out our own eyes. But — how shall I put this? — there is a reason most of them were not written in a form that encourages long preservation of the entire thing. Show More Summary

Pour some out for the sites that aren’t here

6 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Some of the best things ever seen or used on the web can’t be saved. They’re already gone. These are some of them, nominated by Kottke readers. Google Reader. On the one hand, Google kind of ruined RSS, up until then the best distribution method for serial content, by turning it into a product. Show More Summary

What Is Digital Humanism?

last weekHumor / odd : Kottke.org

In this century, most people use “humanist” to mean something like “atheist, but nice about it.” That’s not what I’m talking about. I’m thinking about Renaissance Humanism, but applied, updated, or translated to digital technology in...Show More Summary

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