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Pope Francis channels Pink Floyd

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Try listening to the first minute or two. I guarantee you'll be surprised.A tip of the blogging hat to Dan Schreiber and the other elves of NSTAAF for alerting me to the existence of this album, which I otherwise would never have known about.

Have a town history video? How about a town future video?

Brief History of Highlands, North Carolina, video via YouTube. Hat tip to Susie deVille for the link.    Lots of towns have a history video. What I want to see is your “now” video, and then I want to see your “future” video. You know the kind of town history videos I mean. The ones […]

Easter Afternoon Open Thread

(John Deering via GoComics.com). Speaking of Lucifer’s testicles… (I owe someone a hat tip for the link to that parody site, and as soon as I find out who it was they’re getting a bill for brain bleach.) And another Easter treat for those of us who grew up in the Catholic/Christian traditions: Damn. […]

Hallelujah Chorus performed by the Silent Monks

4 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. From a 2012 Christmas concert at South Kitsap High School (Port Orchard, WA). Hat tip to Mademoiselle Titam, who posted the original 2008 performance. This newer version has better quality video and less giggling by the audience during the performance.

A gallery of "chemis-trees"

4 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

There are dozens and dozens of such creations posted at Chemistry World Blog. A tip of the blogging hat to Madamejujujive for locating the thread and posting the link at Everlasting Blort.

"The light bulb conspiracy"

6 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. A hat tip to my cousin in Barcelona for sending me the link to this video, which is a European production aired by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.This is a documentary that examines the history and present implementation...Show More Summary

PSA: Subsonic Squib

Hat tip to Bradley for sending us the link to this video. It is a public service announcement. Many of us have heard of squibs happening. Just like a DQ in a competitive match; there are two kinds of people out there, those that have had it happen and those that will. I only have […] Read More … The post PSA: Subsonic Squib appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Clearstory Statement on Nazi War Diggers

This is an undated statement by the production company of "Nazi War Diggers" now apparently retitled "Battlefield Recovery" (Hat tip Andy Brockman for the link): Battlefield Recovery is a 4 x 1hr history series that throws light on less...Show More Summary

China passed 250M 4G users in July, more than double the subscribers in the U.S.

China’s 4G mobile users surpassed 250 million for the first time at the end of July, according to newly released data (link in Chinese) from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (hat tip to TechNode). If you throw 3G users into the mix, that number shoots up to a whopping 695 million users, with China’s total mobile user […]

Who Wants To Forge Their Car’s History?

Hat tip to reader Alexander who sent us a link to a comprehensive 1991 BMW 325ic’s service history offered up on eBay because someone just probably wants them for the “novelty.” The items reportedly include purchase paperwork and dealer maintenance records for an Alpine White, automatic convertible built around April 1991. Show More Summary

Walmart has commissioned a new truck

10 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Presumably the next step will be to make it driverless. With a hat tip to my old classmate Wren.

Earth Day Founder Loved Earth Day So Much He Killed His Girlfriend and Composted Her

Seriously, NBC News wrote a piece on Earth Day founder Ira Einhorn, who had killed his girlfriend and put her body in a trunk. And hat tip to The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway for the link.

Is Social Media a fad?

last yearHumor / odd : GDay World

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8&w=560&h=340] My favourite line is “what happens in Vegas, stays on Flickr.” Data sourced from socialnomics.com (follow @equalman). Hat tip to Nathan Bush for the link to the vid. The post Is Social Media a fad? appeared first on cameronreilly.com.

Fennec fox plays with two girls

last yearHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Those who found the image of the captive fennec fox disturbing should enjoy this video of a fox interacting with two little girls on his home turf, so to speak. A hat tip to reader Ellen S. for locating the video.Its name...Show More Summary

Face soap is not an existential crisis for manhood

last yearNews : The Raw Story

Hat tip to Erik Loomis for linking to this whiny piece by Andrew O’Hagan in the New York Times style magazine. O’Hagan is mad by the supposed pressure men are under these days to groom themselves extensively, which he fears—because of course he does—is taking away his...

Links I liked

Russ Roberts interviews Josh Angrist, king of causality Does LaTeX lead to more paper errors than R? (I prefer LyX) (Hat tip to Development Impact blog for the last two) AEJ Applied has an astonishingly good special issue devoted to microfinance … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.

Gunfondlers: Big Fans of Statistics, But Only the Invented Ones

Hat tip to commentor Howard Beale IV for the AddictingInfo link: The Texas House approved the use of “panic buttons” in lawmakers’ offices after several incidences earlier this month where open-carry advocates showed up to bully andShow More Summary

Are women inherently less trustworthy than men? (Answer: No, but people believe it.)

last yearNews : The Raw Story

Hat tip to Feministing for linking this soul-searching piece by Damon Young at Very Smart Brothas, where he analyzes how men—and he includes himself in this—are socialized so often to assume women are lying/crazy/hysterical until proven otherwise, at least when women are saying things...

Open Thread: Make Your Own #Shirtstorm

Hat tip to comentor Morzer for the TPM link: Rosetta project scientist Matt Taylor happily showed off his tattoo of the Philae lander to the media on Wednesday, as the spacecraft approached what would be the first ever landing on a comet. But it was Taylor’s colorful shirt adorned with images of scantily clad women, [Read more...]

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