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Thursday April 18, 2019. 09:01 AM
On April 20 (4/20, duh), Carl's Jr. will sell a cannabidiol (CBD)-infused burger at one of their Denver, Colorado locations. It's called the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight. Of course, CBD actually doesn't get you high but can provide other benefits as an...
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Sculptor Jud Turner (previously) sends us two new pieces: Deindustry ('a meditation on the industrial divinity of late-stage capitalism, and combines my fear of heights with my fear of over-industrialization') and Scale of Themis ('an imagined tool for the Greek goddess...
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Late last month, Rep. Andy Barr [R-KY] 'invited' Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to visit the coal miners in his Appalachian district, by way of rebuttal to her brilliant response to the charge that the Green New Deal was a rich, city-person's luxury, taking no...
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Wednesday April 17, 2019. 11:04 PM
The video ad for this smart mug, for sale on Amazon, is either brilliant or an SNL parody. I can not embed the video, you have to click to the Amazon product page to load it. (Thanks, Jolie!) **UPDATE** A kind reader found an embeddable copy, and it has subtitles!
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I get a lot of mileage out of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai's 'Evil! Pure and simple from the Eighth Dimension!' but Time Bandits 'It's evil! Don't touch it!' certainly gets put to frequent use.
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Yes, thank you, I know guacamole is extra. Sergeant Nibbles at the ready. This Squirrel Eating an Avocado [via]
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The IG Meme Union Local 69-420 is pretty damned lulzy, but the organizers are dead serious about creating a union that will negotiate on behalf of memers with Instagram and other tech platforms that exploit them by alienating their labor. Though the union won't qualify...
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Since early 2018, Facebook's artificial intelligence team has been developing an AI voice assistant to compete with the likes of Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri, reports Salvador Rodriguez of CNBC/NBC News. “The effort is coming out of the company’s division that works...
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Grether Labs's Science Fiction Plot Generator can sure pick 'em: 'You are friends with a talking fireplace, and you are working to solve this ancient puzzle before the creatures consume you'; 'You are a cyan-eyed cartographer who is finding the awful truth beneath this false ...
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As ongoing and growing measles outbreaks flare up around America some New York City anti-vaxxers are suing to block last-minute emergency measures city leaders are taking to slow the spread of infectious disease. The anti-vaxxers are relying on the repetition of known bad...
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It's been 111 years since a subdivision of the Denver suburb of Cherry Hills was given the name of 'Swastika Acres,' and now, finally, the name has been changed to 'Old Cherry Hills,' thanks to an official act of the local council. The Swastika Acres subdivision was...
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The Intercept has just released 'A Message From the Future,' a short science fiction movie narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and drawn by Molly Crabapple, describing the coming 'Green New Deal Decade,' when Americans pulled together and found prosperity, stability,...
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Villagers in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula were stunned this week by the sight of an exhausted-looking polar bear wandering around (and on top of!) their homes, scavenging for food, hundreds of miles away from its normal habitat. Did climate change cause this?...
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Sidewalk Labs is the division of Alphabet/Google that builds 'smart city' technology; their most ambitious project to date is a massive privatised city-within-a-city planned for Toronto's lakeshore -- a project that received secretly approval to be much larger than was...
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On Wednesday's edition of the MSNBC TV show 'Morning Joe', former CIA Director and MSNBC paid contributor John Brennan seemed to be saying that “large portions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report may already have been read out to officials in Donald Trump's...
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Yale scientists have managed to restore some biological function to the brains of dead pigs killed in a slaughterhouse 4 hours before the experiment. Yep, that's it. The most 2019 sentence I've read or written. ABOVE: The image on the left shows the brains of pigs that...
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In advance of Cobra Kai's season 2, we get this fantastic spoof. When you think about 1984, you’re thinking about the fight between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence. It was the biggest event of the year. It was the fight that’s gone down in history as both one of the ...
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Holy smokes! Air Royale is fun! FUN! FUUUUUUUUUUUUN! Two-person teams take to the skies and try to be the last in the air. The storm closes in from the sides, and above. Health and weapons upgrades abound, for those daring enough to collect them. This is a wild dogfighting...
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One of the most memorable moments of the movie that will always be known to me as Star Wars is now in LEGO. I had to wonder if people just went around kissing strangers for good luck in the Republic. This scene was awesome, it deserves to be immortalized in LEGO. The Han...
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Ola Bini is a Swedish free/open source software developer who lives in Quito, Ecudaor; as he prepared to depart for a long-planned (and previously publicly announced) vacation in Japan, he was seized by Ecuadorean police, who claimed he was fleeing the country after the...
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