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New edition of The Book of Miracles, the 16th century's premier guide to the apocalypse

10 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Book of Miracles (also known as the Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs) is a compendium of beautiful 16th-century illustrations of cosmic anxiety and apocalyptic surrealism. The new edition from Taschen, edited by Till-Holger Borchert and Joshua P Waterman, is a perfect introduction to the Renaissance obsession with signs, portents and the damned weird. (more…)

Simple interactive Periodic Table on the web

10 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Periodic Stats is a dead-easy web-based Periodic Table to click around, showing all the stats and the history of each element. The only thing missing are illustrations of each one! [via Reddit]


10 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Decisions, decisions. Sometimes we torture ourselves with all the pros and cons and the fear of choosing unwisely. Often one option is just as good a the other, which makes deciding all that much more difficult. The secret is to make the jump and don't look back. Show More Summary

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Hacker Holds S5 of Orange Is the New Black Hostage For Netflix Ransom

11 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Well, that's one way to try and get ransom money. A hacker that calls themselves (no joke) The Dark Lord has stolen the upcoming fifth season of the Netflix drama Orange Is the New Black and is threatening leaking it online ahead of its premiere for money.

Groundbreaking, Female-Led 90s Sitcom Roseanne Is Getting the Revival Treatment

11 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Revivals are a mixed bag. Sure, they provide a chance for us to reconnect with stories, characters, and actors we love. There's also a chance (coughGilmore Girlscough) that the revisit will force us to realize that time hasn't been kind to the thing we love. Show More Summary

You know you’re a crazy cat lady if…you choose a beauty...

You know you’re a crazy cat lady if…you choose a beauty mask that looks like a realistic cat face, which means wearing it makes a you look like a literal cat-person. Bonus crazy points if you seek out a mask that resembles on of your own cats. Show More Summary

The EPA took down its page on climate change

11 hours agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

The website needs to "to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency  

Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island tease a film about a 'music festival that goes horribly wrong'

In addition to its many other failures, it looks like Fyre Fest is also an unintentional copycat. According to some Friday tweets from Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island, the two are combining comedic forces for a film about a "music festival...Show More Summary

The Overlook Film Festival Review: THE BAR

11 hours agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

Álex de la Iglesia’s latest is a one-setting social experiment. Read more...

Synthesized singing voices

11 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Neural Parametric Singing Synthesizer is a voice synth with a difference: it soars! It's perfectly uncanny; any better and you'd not even suspect it might be a robot, any worse and it would just sound bad. Previously: I feel fantastic.

Denzel Washington Death Hoax

11 hours agoHumor / odd : Snopes

Reports that the Academy Award-winning actor was killed in a drive-by shooting in New York are fake news.

Artist specialized in paintings of Chase bank on fire

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I love Alex Schaefer impasto works depicting branches of Chase bank going up in flames in daytime. They were from a series by him called "Disaster Capitalism," and apparently the banks (and cops) would pretend he was planning acts of arson to try and make him stop painting. Show More Summary

Beaver herds cattle

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Rancher Adrienne Ivey noticed her 150 heifers were all bunched together, and headed over to find them being herded by a "furry little beaver." “It wasn’t until we got to the very front of the herd, that we could see what all the commotion...Show More Summary

Get all three BioShock titles for $30

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I don't play a lot of games, but my friend Craig loaned me his BioShock discs for Mac couple of years ago and I enjoyed it. The super creepy dystopian universe is a critique of Ayn Rand's simplistic political and economic ideas based...Show More Summary

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