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Solo, A Star Wars Story

last monthHumor / odd :

Someday, I will see the trailer for a new Star Wars movie and not get completely gooey inside. Today is not that day. Here’s the briefer “TV spot” (don’t call it a trailer!) that aired during the Super Bowl last night. I think my insides and outsides briefly switched places when they showed Donald Glover as Lando. Tags: movies Solo Star Wars trailers video

Ask Dr. Time: Explaining Mathematics

last monthHumor / odd :

Today’s question is surprisingly tricky, as even the letter writer acknowledges: My question is one I’m fumbling to articulate. I’m a math teacher and writer. (I’m a writer in the sense that I write, not in the sense that I get published...Show More Summary

Digital Dating and the Content Commitment

last monthHumor / odd :

Call it a 21st century problem. If you’re dating someone, or interested in dating someone, and you follow that person on social media, how far and how deep into their content well do you have to go to signal your affection? “Many millennial...Show More Summary

Wired’s (Slightly Belabored) Guide to Star Wars

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Suppose you were an alien, from a galaxy long ago and far away, who otherwise completely resembled a modern human, and you arrived on Earth with the mission of completely understanding its major forms of entertainment, but in a hurry. Show More Summary

A time lapse video where you can actually see the Crab Nebula expanding

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The Crab Nebula is the result of a supernova that happened 6,500 light years away from Earth. From our perspective, the supernova happened almost 1000 years ago, in July, 1054. Using a home-built telescope, amateur astronomer DetlefShow More Summary

Supercut of cliched Instagram travel photos

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Now that leisure travel is widely accesible, the internet connects everyone, and most people have connected cameras on them 24/7, one of the side effects is that everyone’s vacation snaps look pretty much the same. Oliver KMIA collected...Show More Summary

Cool custom Lego sets

2 months agoHumor / odd :

Chris McVeigh sells custom Lego sets of items like old computers, desks, video game consoles, and bonsai trees. Oh, and he does the insides of the computers too; here’s the innards of the Macintosh: See also my favorite custom Lego set, Stephen Hawking. Tags: Chris McVeigh Legos

Photos from the Curiosity rover’s 2000 days on Mars

2 months agoHumor / odd :

NASA’s Curiosity rover has been on Mars for more than 2000 days now, and it has sent back over 460,000 images of the planet. Looking at them, it still boggles the mind that we can see the surface of another planet with such clarity, like we’re looking out the window at our front yard. Show More Summary

A powerful video of every concussion in the NFL this year

2 months agoHumor / odd :

Data artist Josh Begley edited together a 5m30s video of every concussion suffered in an NFL game this year. I was barely able to get through this…I had to pause a couple of times. From an article about the video at The Intercept: The...Show More Summary

What time isn’t the Super Bowl?

2 months agoHumor / odd :

This year’s Super Bowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots will not take place before Sunday, February 4th at 6:30 pm ET or after ~10:15 pm ET that same day. So, if you’d like to not watch the Super Bowl or Justin...Show More Summary

The genius physical comedy of Mr. Bean

2 months agoHumor / odd :

For the latest installment of Nerdwriter, Evan Puschak explains the distinct brand of physical comedy practiced by Rowan Atkinson, best known for his character Mr. Bean. For my money, this scene of Mr. Bean running late for a dentist...Show More Summary

My recent media diet for January 2018

2 months agoHumor / odd :

Quick reviews of some things I’ve read, seen, heard, and experienced in the past month or so. I worked so much in January, mostly on getting the Noticing newsletter launched, that by the time the evening rolled around, all I wanted to...Show More Summary

A choir of strangers accompanies David Byrne singing David Bowie’s Heroes

2 months agoHumor / odd :

A group called Choir! Choir! Choir! recently put on a show in NYC where they taught the audience to accompany them on a song, in this case, David Bowie’s Heroes sung by David Byrne. Byrne wrote up the experience in his online journal: What happens when one sings together with a lot of other people? A couple of things I immediately noticed. Show More Summary

A choir imitates a thunderstorm

2 months agoHumor / odd :

Before they start to sing Toto’s Africa, the Angel City Chorale perfectly imitates a thunderstorm by rubbing their hands together, snapping, and stomping their feet. You might want some headphones for this one. What a cool effect. Tags: music video

What does living in a dictatorship feel like?

2 months agoHumor / odd :

According to writer G. Willow Wilson, living in an authoritarian society does not look like “something off the Syfy channel”. It’s a mistake to think a dictatorship feels intrinsically different on a day-to-day basis than a democracy does. Show More Summary

Verena, an iOS app to help protect people in abusive situations

2 months agoHumor / odd :

Verena is an iOS app designed to protect and help guide you through situations like “domestic violence, hate crimes, abuse, and bullying”. The app was developed with the LGBTQ+ community in mind, but can be used by anyone facing abuse...Show More Summary

Tycho DJ set from Dec 2017

2 months agoHumor / odd :

Tycho is one of my favorite electronic artists and he recently did this 90-minute DJ set at the SnowGlobe music festival that’s currently powering me through some lazy Sunday chores and work. See also his most recent Burning Man DJ set. Oh, and he’s also got some sets coming up in Boston, NYC, Houston, and DC. Tags: music Tycho

Seeing with your ears, the importance of sound design in film

2 months agoHumor / odd :

Using a scene from Steven Spielberg’s Munich that features very little dialogue, Evan Puschak shows how much sound design contributes to the feeling and tension of a film. I love the two head fakes Puschak does with the sound at the beginning of the video. Show More Summary

A woman’s place is at the South Pole

2 months agoHumor / odd :

Why is this 16-year-old girl holding a ham & cheese sandwich at the South Pole? At 14, Jade Hameister became the youngest person to ski to the North Pole from outside the last degree of latitude. After she gave a talk about the journey...Show More Summary

The improbability of Mark E. Smith

2 months agoHumor / odd :

Geeta Dayal writes about the late singer, founder, and driving force behind The Fall, one of the most influential and least likely indie bands of the last forty years. The members of the group shifted constantly and erratically from album to album, or even from month to month, with Smith as the only constant presence. Show More Summary

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