A cool kid-friendly look at how balloons are made, from the origins of latex rubber to what looks like the very fun job of balloon quality control. I gasped while watching how they make the rubber ring at the end of the balloon…industrialization is bloody clever sometimes. Show More Summary
The porno period piece will cover a trilogy of time periods. Read more...
By Randall Maynard,Katie Goldin Published: October 18th, 2017
Heeeere’s doggo! via I made this Scuba Halloween costume for my 6 month old a few years ago. via Just a quick cuddle from mum. via Perfect timed photo of a dog breathing autumn fire. via My sister took her dog to daycare for the first time today so he could learn to socialize. via […]
Tyler Cowen asks Is Leonardo da Vinci overrated? and, in a rebuke to Betteridge, proceeds to answer “yes”. He has no work as stunning as Michelangelo’s David, and too many of his commissions he left unfinished or he never started them. Show More Summary
Don't quote me boy, 'cuz I don't know shit. Read more...
By Katie Goldin,AndrÃ©s Diplotti Published: October 18th, 2017
Today on my flight it was a passengers birthday, so a flight attendant made him a crown out of peanut bags and those little swords that they put in cocktail drinks. via I will never complain about my job again. via “This is my son, officer.” via And that’s how condoms work. via My beer […]
Fulfilling a long-held dream, Kevin Kelly recently visited Mongolia and returned with dozens of photos of the country’s people and places. 40 years ago I had a vivid dream of flying into Mongolia, soaring over bare winter trees, but that vision did not come to pass. Show More Summary
Because only in Riverdale can "jingle jangle" unironically be the name of a drug... Read more...
Netflix has dropped a new trailer and a release date for the 13 episode first season of Marvel’s The Punisher, the latest entry in the Netflix Marvel TV Universe which stars Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal as the vigilante Frank Castle. Netflix had kept the release date (November 17… no need to drag this out […]
Something for everyone; nothing for no one. (No, that's not the title of BOND 25. Yet.) Read more...
If we can’t even trust our friendly four-legged athletes to not use performance enhancing drugs, which athletes can we trust? The committee responsible for overseeing the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race found multiple dogs from the...Show More Summary
DirecTV dished out a $184,530.67 satellite television bill to an Ohio woman, and no, it wasn't for a new HBO/Showtime package. Angela Mixon-Smith, an Army veteran, recently agreed to bundle her DirecTV service with a new AT&T cell phone...Show More Summary
The clearly politically incorrect Supreme leader of Iran dubbed President Donald Trump and his administration as “mentally retarded” after Trump declined to re-certify Iran’s compliance in the 2015 nuclear deal. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,...Show More Summary
Ethan Persoff will be speaking about the John Wilcock comic at The New School's Parsons School of Design, on November 7. Free and open to the public. Read Scott Marshall's adaptation of Nietzsche, An Illustrated Zarathustra.
2017 has not been the easiest year. Terrifying storms. The car crash of Brexit. Threats of nuclear war. F-bombs in Star Trek. It’s all a bit much, and even artwork of dinosaurs – yes, dinosaurs – aren’t safe. Boing Boing recently reported...Show More Summary
With its impeccable military intelligence contacts and team of White House insiders, the National Enquirer has scooped the world by obtaining “ISIS’s Map of Terror!” – revealing the jihadist group's “top secret” targets across America. Show More Summary
In 1911, three British explorers made a perilous 70-mile journey in the dead of the Antarctic winter to gather eggs from a penguin rookery in McMurdo Sound. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow the three...Show More Summary
12-term Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ] raised $157k last quarter, while two of the Democrats who're challenging him in 2018, former Navy pilot Mikie Sherrill and family advocate Tamara Harris both outraised him by big margins -- $498,000 for Sherrill! (more…)