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Friday May 18, 2018. 08:54 PM
Bandai created armored cats ('Nekobusou') as a jokey tweet whose unexpected popularity inspired the toymaker to go into production with a like of armored cat figurines ranging from $5-14 each. (more…)
Tokyo artist Monde created a set of bookends for last week's Tokyo Design Festa that are tall, narrow dioramae containing detailed miniatures of the narrow laneways of Tokyo, with street furniture, signage and cobblestones; alas, these don't appear to be production items...
Why do 87% of Americans hold a favorable view of Net Neutrality? Not because the vast majority of the country has become wonkishly interested in the intersection of competition policy and telcoms regulation: it's because they care about the internet. (more…)
Aaron Schlossberg has spent years showering his fellow New Yorkers with racist abuse, but it wasn't until he went on an unprovoked racist tirade against a server and customers at a restaurant near his law office that he became infamous. (more…)
My daughter has sculpted our likenesses as LEGO Brickheadz. The LEGO Brickheadz Brick Me kit is fairly awesome. My 11 year-old spent an hour or so on each of these, and was excited to point out she put a cool surfer logo on my hat. Amazon currently has these 708 piece sets ...
Little doggo pissed this turtle off chewing on his shell (?) and he aint getting away easy!
https://youtu.be/y3jXyq6B2i4 Aaron Schlossberg is the triggered snowflake who became internet famous when he went on an unhinged racist rant against some customers and servers at a restaurant near his law office, who had been speaking Spanish. (more…)
Henry Kissinger -- the war-criminal who abetted Pinochet's coup in Chile, supported the genocide of Bangledeshis by Pakistan, and architected the US's secret bombing campaigns in Indochina -- is worried about AI. (more…)
Back in March, the House passed the Music Modernization Act, a welcome bill made it easier for musicians to get paid reliably for digital streaming. (more…)
Rushing Past Willow: It took me a few moments to realize that Nick Zoulek (Twitter) was playing the alto sax. The dancer is Mauriah Kraker, and the film is by Cody Laplant with Damien Klavern, Jason Charney and Mark Bunce.
The YouTube channel of Magnetic Games ('all the ways to have fun with magnets') posted high-powered neodymium magnets with names like 'The Death Magnet' and 'Big Magnet' colliding with one another in high-FPS slo-mo footage. [via]
For her 'True Stories' series, cartoonist Lauren eLL (Lorenzo) gives us a candid look into her dysfunctional (her words, though it's hard to disagree) family's life by secretly recording their conversations and then animating them. Her latest one is called A Family Dinner...
Adafruit Industries has created a tutorial to upgrade an ordinary trampoline by adding fun, interactive NeoPixel LEDs. This is a really fun project that lights up when you jump on it! These trampolines are meant for exercising and jumping on this thing for just a few minutes ...
Here where I live in Alameda, California, there's a Chinese restaurant where they hand-pull noodles behind a window in the back of the room. The atmosphere at Ark feels dated but the food's pretty good and watching the guy swinging around noodle dough makes it worth the...
Thursday May 17, 2018. 11:09 PM
What's a little harsh interrogation between friends? President Donald Trump's pick Gina Haspel was today voted in by the Senate as the new head of the CIA, despite playing a key part in post-9/11 torture programs under President George W. Bush. Her role in destroying the...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfmCk8SwKnQ Edward Suazo recorded and posted a video of a white man harassing his wife and the cashier at a NYC deli; the Caucasian fellow was triggered by hearing people speaking in Spanish, prompting him to loudly, grossly insult several...
CFC-11 was phased out under 1987's Montreal Protocol and the immediate halt of its usage has done much to reverse ozone depletion in the years since; but since 2012, atmospheric levels of CFC-11 have risen by 25%, eroding the still-healing ozone layer and suggesting that...
Kaitlin Cawley finished grad school with $95,000 in student loans, including a $24,000 variable-rate loan that started at 9.4% and now stands at 11%, a loan that the US government lender Sallie Mae brokered for her when she was 20. (more…)
For nearly 30 years, there was only one full-time gynecologist on staff at the University of Southern California's student health clinic: Dr. George Tyndall, about whom there was a widespread understanding among staff and students that he sexualized his examinations, making...
A kindergarten teacher noticed a small plastic bag in one of her student's mouths. The girl was chewing on the bag, thinking the white stuff inside was sugar – but it was actually crack cocaine. Luckily the teacher, at Mastery Charter Hardy Williams Elementary school in...
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