Justin Hall at XOXO

Justin describes his life as an early Web writer, why it made him happy and how it nearly destroyed him, and who it turned him into.

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Why the Clarice/Hannibal scene works so well

Brilliant analysis that's part of Tony Zhou ongoing Every Frame a Painting series.

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Watch this highly effective redneck furniture moving technique

Music: "Devil's Dance Floor," Flogging Molly (2000)

Flogging Molly was my favorite reason to go Molly Malone's in LA.

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Stanford engineers built an earthquake-resistant house. Watch the shake test.

Stanford Engineers build an earthquake-resistant house

Engineers at Stanford have designed, built, and tested an earthquake-resistant house which has stayed upright even when subjected to three times the intensity of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

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Jason Momoa's winning Game of Thrones audition for Khal Drogo

Translation:

I die! I die! I live! I live!

I die! I die! I live! I live!

This is the hairy man

Who fetched the Sun

And caused it to shine again

One upward step!

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Excellent reenactment of infamous Bath & Body Works Rant

A shopper's traumatic experience reenacted by a talented ensemble.

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T-shirt printer spits them out in seconds

Epson's SureColor F2000 can print a t-shirt in just a few seconds. At Comic-Con in New York, they had one on display: I emailed a picture, rested my iPhone on its transparent lid, and recorded this real-time video of it running one off in less than a minute.

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Music: "Mongoose," Elephant's Memory (1970)

In elementary school our rainy day movie was always a cute movie about a mongoose, Riki Tiki Tavi. This songs takes me back.

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Documentary about an artist's relationship with extraterrestrials

Brad Abrahams is making a documentary about a 70-year-old man named David Huggins who has had a lifetime of close encounters with extraterrestrials (including losing his virginity to one) and shares his experiences through oil paintings. Above, the trailer for "Love And Saucers: The Far Out World Of David Huggins"

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WATCH: Savage fox eats man alive

Crow insults man

Video by Charles Benoist. “At the DMV and a black crow comes over and said 'fuck you.”

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HOWTO make a "cyber tank girl" Hallowe'en costume

Becky Stern's created a totally awesome "cyber tank girl" costume based on electronics components from Adafruit, centered around a flexible, LED-lit 3D printed bandoleer. I saw much of her costume in person in NYC this week and it looks this good in person.

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Kickstarting Haphead, a science fiction web series about gamer culture

Haphead, the wonderful science fiction webseries about gamer culture that I wrote about in March, is kickstarting a budget for kick-ass post-production. It's from Jim Munroe, who made Ghosts With Shit Jobs.

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Music: "You can still rock in America," Night Ranger

Can we?

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