Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization looks like your average grumpy white guy paramilitary organization, but they are actually a well-oiled team of devoted Bigfoot hunters on a mission to "protect the public and harvest a specimen to prove it's real."
The TV show Killing Bigfoot from Gryphon Productions premieres Friday, October 17th on Destination America.
Artist Amy Crehore's latest painting is called The Blue Shed.
Coke Zero hired David Cronenberg and Tod Browning to take panorama photos of worshippers at a recent prolate-spheroid chasing ritual. The result was awesome.
Nature published a study about the potential danger of artificial sweeteners.
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The NY Times, always on the cutting edge, has an article about the popularity of butts.
(What, no link to Ms. Selter's Instagram account?)
Best part is 38 seconds in, when he tries to stuff the framed work of art into his jacket and learns it doesn't fit.
"Staff stopped him as he left and recovered the piece. Police are now trying to trace the would be thief."
In 1810 someone told hundreds of London merchants that Mrs. Tottenham at 54 Berners Street had requested their services. She hadn't. For a full day the street was packed with crowds of deliverymen struggling to reach a single door -- and the practical joker was never caught.
In this episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll hear descriptions of the chaos in Berners Street and meet Theodore Hook, the man who probably planned the whole thing. We'll also revisit the mysterious corpse found on an Australian beach in 1948 and puzzle over an octopus stuck in a tree.
[S]ci-fi history actually has featured ahead-of-its-time, female-identifying authors and creators who have challenged conventional notions of race, gender, and sexuality head-on for centuries. Their contributions are so essential (some are by far the most out-there in the canon) that without them, the genre could not possibly have grown into the blockbuster behemoth it is today.
From Devon Maloney's story in NYMag
Suspected child abuser Adrian Peterson has been barred from participating in a lucrative and violent ritual in which two rival groups of men fight over the possession of a small prolate spheroid made from tanned cowhide.
Cult leaders will continue to pay Peterson his full salary, which is $11.75 million per season. It is not yet known whether Peterson will be allowed to retain a prolate spheroid for personal use.
Colin Marshall came to my house and interviewed me for his excellent Notebook on Cities and Culture
podcast. Listen to it here
Colin Marshall sits down in Studio City with Mark Frauenfelder, founder of the popular zine-turned-blog Boing Boing, founding co-editor of Make magazine, and author of Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects. They discuss whether he still thinks about Los Angeles dingbat apartments, and the extent to which their owners have customized them today; all barriers falling for the modern maker except for the one asking who’s interested; how his daughters’ fascination with card tricks preceded their interest in making things; what kind of project kids can complete under their own steam; Los Angeles as a place for makers, the current state of its maker spaces, and the making heritage offered by its historical hot-rod culture as described in Tom Wolfe’s The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby; his history with this city, which goes back to 1987, albeit one interrupted by periods in Japan, on a South Pacific island, and elsewhere; the semi-agricultural life- and making style Los Angeles affords him; how growing your own food allows you to think more clearly about food, and making your own media allows you to think more clearly about media; how his grasp of media improved as he engaged in every stage of the D.I.Y. publishing revolution; learning through mistakes, as opposed to school’s pressure not to make mistakes in the first place; the debilitating world of the “smart kid”; the “freedom to be foolish” offered in Los Angeles; the dueling temptations of broadminded generalism and singleminded obsession; his role in the cyberpunk culture of the 80s and 90s, and to what extent we live in the utopian and/or dystopian future it envisioned today; his hope for an increasingly tech-focused San Francisco to continue exporting progressive ideas; the rise of meta-making, and the promise of large-scale decentralized making of solving some of “the world’s problems”; how he deals with the firehose of amazing stuff to feature on Boing Boing and in Make; and what his daughters have taught him about making while he’s taught them about making.
Some of my favorite things about zombie movies are the details of the changed world. The dead grass, broken windows, toppled telephone poles, abandoned cars with missing wheels and trunks left open, boarded-up buildings, spent ammo shells, and other signs of struggle and desperation serve to create a fascinatingly creepy environment.
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This Russian motorcyclist throws trash into the windows of litterbugs she comes across.
Breakfast cooked as it should be - on a levitating aluminum hot plate. From Popular Science, 1966.