Peak Indifference: are we reaching climate's denial/nihilism tipping point?

I use the idea of peak indifference to describe the moment when activists no longer have to try to convince people that a problem is real (the problem does that itself, by ruining ever-more-people's lives), and then the job switched to convincing people that it's not too late to do something about it (if the day you finally decide to take rhino population declines seriously is the day they announce there's only one rhino left, there's a powerful temptation to shoot that rhino and find out what it tastes like). Read the rest

That Lebowski beer commercial is unwatchable

The Dude disappoints, watch this instead. Read the rest

To understand trumpism, study the self-professed "betas" of 4chan

Dale Beran's been writing about 4chan, /b/ and Anonymous for years, and lurking on their message-boards, and he traces the rise of the self-professed "betas" who embody fragile, toxic masculinity and have been important bellwethers for many internet and real-world phenomena, linking them to Trump as "the loser who won": "Someone who is all brash confidence and then outrageously incompetent at everything he does." Read the rest

Steve Harvey doesn't want to host Family Feud any more

Steve Harvey finally seems to be having an inevitable existential crisis. Katie and Brigette seem to push him over the precipice after years of soul-crushing torture. Read the rest

Nihilisa Frank finds the existential darkness in the art of Lisa Frank

The rainbow panda knows what you have always known deep down: We are all going to die.

This gamification 'documentary' is a work of art

Gamification is easy for people to get excited about. Enjoy this dark, witty video instead.

Destructive, weird and absurd acts recorded in super-duper-slo-mo

This impressive slow-motion video was submitted to the Danish TV show "Dumt & Farligt." The video was captured with a 2500fps Phantom Flex camera, and the filmmakers really racked their brains for the most absurd, dangerous and weird destructive acts to record under extreme conditions, including running over a milkshake with a lawnmower, exploding a sealed bottle of red wine with a microwave, and overfilling a waterbed until it ruptured.

Best Slow motion Ever – Stupidity captured at 2500 Frames per second Read the rest