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Things We Saw Today: All Hail Queen Buttstallion - Who else could possibly bring the light back to the world?

yesterdayOdd : Geekosystem

All you other Borderlands cosplayers can pack up your siren makeup and go home, because you're never gonna top this look by Fox. Except actually don't, because we love all of you. But you get what we're saying, right? Even the Borderlands writer loved this cosplay the most. (via Fashionably Geek)

Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth And Musical Monsters: Archaia Honors Jim Henson’s Legacy - Dance your Con cares away!

yesterdayOdd : Geekosystem

As a Henson nerd, one of the highlights of New York City Comic Con for me was attending the "Jim Henson Company: Upcoming Comics With Archaia" panel. Unfortunately, it also gave me some pretty unrealistic career goals. How exactly does one become a Henson historian? Just asking for a friend.

“MisANTry”: The Mary Sue’s Favorite Comments of the Week - Actually it's about ethics in colony organization.

yesterdayOdd : Geekosystem

We had some pretty great comments this week (including tons of puns, obviously), so read on, gentle reader.

A new world record jump from the edge space

yesterdayOdd : Kottke.org

Earlier today, with zero fanfare from an energy drink company, 57-year-old Alan Eustace broke Felix Baumgartner's 2-year-old record for the highest free-fall parachute jump. Mr. Eustace's maximum altitude was initially reported as 135,908 feet. Show More Summary

The Top 100 Science Fiction-Themed Songs of All Time

yesterdayOdd : Neatorama

YouTube Link George Dvorsky at i09 compiled a list of his suggestions for the top 100 songs having to do with science fiction.This comes after their prior list of the top 100 essential albums for science fiction fans. Do you own any of the songs and/or albums listed? I have a fair amount. Show More Summary

Ketamine helps depressed patients temporarily experience pleasure again

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Ketamine, a tranquilizer/anesthetic and recreational drug, can relieve symptoms of depression for up to a couple of weeks, writes psychiatrist Emily Deans. Read the rest

A computer scientist broke the record for skydiving from the edge of space and didn't even make a big deal of it.

yesterdayOdd : Happy Place

"Houston?...I'm really cool." With very little fanfare, a 57-year-old Google senior vice president named Alan Eustace fell 135,890 feet, or 25.7 miles, from (almost) space today. In addition to breaking the sound barrier (he topped out...Show More Summary

Weed prohibitionists caught telling lies

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Carrying on the tradition of professional liar Harry J. Anslinger (first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department's Federal Bureau of Narcotics), weed prohibitionists are stretching the truth and outright fibbing in a desperate attempt to reverse the nationwide trend towards legalization. Read the rest

Possessive Kitten Noisily Enjoys A Piece of Corn That He Is Loath to Part With

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

An adorable but possessive Siamese kitten noisily enjoys a piece of corn that he is very loath to part with when his human tries take it away, despite the huge stack of corn sitting right next to him and the lack of threat coming from his sibling who’s just sitting on the floor. via Huffington […]

U2 call new album a ‘bottle of milk in people’s fridge they weren’t asking for’

yesterdayOdd : Death and Taxes

In case you couldn't get enough of U2 on your iPhone, the band is planning a companion album to 'Songs of Innocence,' called—I shit you not—'Songs of Experience.'

The New IKEA BEKANT Sit/Stand Desk Can Be Adjusted With the Push of a Button

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

IKEA has released a new sit/stand version of their BEKANT desk that can be adjusted from 22 to 48 inches in height at the push of a button. The desk comes in a variety of finishes and shapes. photos via IKEA via Racked

Cthulhu Ferrigno - Weird Tales Of Bodybuilding

yesterdayOdd : Neatorama

Cthulhu Ferrigno by Lederman Studio When the Great Old One discovered he wouldn't be able to arise in his old body he looked for a suitable replacement on Earth. He discovered a mighty hulk of a man with an incredible physique that was a vast improvement over his squishy old squid body. Show More Summary

Hank Green Talks about the Importance of Expanding Your Dreams at the 2014 XOXO Festival in Portland, Oregon

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

“Dreams should fuel you, not define you.” At the 2014 XOXO festival (previously) in Portland, Oregon this past September, the jovial Hank Green, known for such projects as SciShow and the VlogBrothers, talks about his success in creating videos, how that success has allowed him and his brother John Green to create “good” on the […]

That Time it Rained Flesh in Kentucky

yesterdayOdd : Neatorama

In March of 1876 in Bath County, Kentucky, pieces of meat started falling from the sky. Not just a little bit, but enough to have all the neighbors gathering to figure out what happened. The meat was dropped over an area 100 yards long and 50 yards wide. Show More Summary

WATCH: Bug spray for calm masked robber

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

A woman working at a convenience store calmly sprayed aerosol insecticide at a masked robber who, in turn, calmly walked away.

British born artist Jason DeCaires Taylor creates awesome...

British born artist Jason DeCaires Taylor creates awesome underwater sculptures that serve as both aesthetically pleasing works of art and the foundation for new coral reefs. His latest creation is his largest and most ambitious work to date. Show More Summary

Hank Green Talks About Expanding Dreams at the 2014 XOXO Festival in Portland, Oregon

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

“Dreams should fuel you, not define you” At the 2014 XOXO festival (previously) in Portland, Oregon this past September, the jovial Hank Green, known for such projects as SciShow and the VlogBrothers, talks about his success in creating videos, how that success has allowed him and his brother John to create “good” on the internet […]

1955 Chevy Nomad emerges from 40-year hibernation

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Ben Marks of Collectors Weekly says: "Justin Pinchot just sent us a video of his new pride and joy, a 1955 Chevy Nomad wagon. Read the rest

Will Lex Luthor Be Showing Up in ‘Suicide Squad’ Flick?

yesterdayOdd : Nerd Bastards

Once again, we’re getting some rumors coming from the Warner Bros./DC camp of super hero films. This time around, it involves the ongoing casting for DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie. We’ve already heard some crazy rumors about DC trying to get some seriously big-name stars to fill out the Squad. Now it looks like audiences […]

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