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11 Savvy Gifts for the Gym-Goer

11 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

From slip-resistant yoga mats to smoothie makers, we've got ideas for the fitness enthusiast in your life.

North Korean Defector Makes a Mad-dash Across The Border

11 hours agoHumor : eBaum's World

A dramatic escape attempt by a North Korean trying to flee the country being chased by the NK army.

A Determined Trio Of Bears Try To Break Into A Bear-Proof Garbage Can

11 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

When a hungry bear sets his mind to stealing food from humans he doesn't give up until he gets it, a fact to which campers who have woken up to find their food supply devoured can attest. Because bears are so keen to raid our coolers,...Show More Summary

Channing Tatum is a Yeti Who Fears Humans in the First Trailer for ‘Smallfoot’

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Smallfoot, their upcoming animated comedy film written and directed by Karey Kirkpatrick and based on a story by Sergio Pablos. The film follows a group of Yetis who freak out over Migo’s (Channing Tatum) news of a fearsome human. Smallfoot is set to stomp into theaters on September...

Jeremy Corbyn tears into the Tories over incoherent Brexit bumbling

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://youtu.be/FVpE3LfpV_Y?t=2m43s A frequent criticism of Jeremy Corbyn and the revitalised, principled, post-Blair Labour Party is their lack of clarity on Brexit -- some speculated that Corbyn felt that Brexit would, at least, allow...Show More Summary

Why is it called Black Friday? (Oh, and some Black Friday shopping deals…)

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Good morning! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving…or at least annoyed your family with this NY Times piece, Most Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong. Today however, is “Black Friday”, which…wait, why do they call it that?...Show More Summary

ARROW 6.07 Review “Thanksgiving“

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

This workplace has now gone 0 days without a well-meaning lie from Oliver Queen. Read more...

Fred Astaire's famous dance from Royal Wedding (1951)

12 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Demystified: And explained:But the more you think about it, the more amazing an accomplishment this number seems. The cage must have had a diameter of something like 20 feet, and the light fixtures had to stay powered throughout. The whole thing must have weighed a ton or two. Show More Summary

Jimmy Fallon tries to out-Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld on The Tonight Show Starring Jerry Seinfeld

12 hours agoHumor : The Comic's Comic

Who is the better Jerry Seinfeld: Seinfeld himself, or Jimmy Fallon? Fallon challenged Seinfeld to a “stand-up battle” on the Thanksgiving 2017 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Really more just a chance to hear some old Seinfeld bits, as well as for Fallon to show off his Seinfeld impersonation in front of […]

"Potentially" ? suggestive statue

12 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

You can't convince me that the artist who sculpted this depiction of St Martin de Porres "handing a loaf of bread to a young boy" did not have other ideas in mind. The Guardian reports on the response at the priory school where the statue was installed.

Willie and the Wheel

12 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Related: Willie in 1965. In 1997.

The last survivors in iron lungs

12 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

A report at Gizmodo describes the current lives of the last three persons in the U.S. known to be living in iron lungs.Her iron lung has portholes and windows on the side; a pressure gauge at the top. The machine is actually cobbled together from two iron lungs. Show More Summary

The 17 weirdest fashion trends of 2017

The year 2017 is the year of weird beauty trends and even stranger fashion fads.  For some reason, the runway gods gave us a whole heap of unnecessary items that only the bravest of souls are willing to put in their closet. They're bold,...Show More Summary

The Story Behind The Natural

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The 1984 film The Natural starred Robert Redford as a talented baseball player working against a corrupt team owner. That's a major simplification of the complicated plot that resulted in a totally satisfying sports film. And Redford looked really good in it. Show More Summary

The fate of presidentially-pardoned turkeys

12 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

I'm sure most readers know this, but just for the record...[I]t's kind of a hoax. I went to the farm where birds pardoned by presidents go, and I learned that this is not a story with a happy ending... I visited Kidwell Farm to see how the turkeys pardoned in previous years were doing. Show More Summary

Art, ambition, and the selfish monstrousness of creation

12 hours agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Claire Dederer’s recent essay for The Paris Review, What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?, starts off with a discussion of the ethical and moral issues around appreciating the art of men who are monsters (e.g. Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, or Picasso): They did or said something awful, and made something great. Show More Summary

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