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If you read only the first three panels of a Peanuts comic strip they are pretty depressing Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | comments

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There's a whole blog of these called 3eanuts: http://3eanuts.com/

Hey, so I have a great idea. Let's say that we're going to find the Titanic, but then instead we'll go spy on nuclear sub wrecks. Oh hey look, the Titanic. Monday, June 25, 2012 | comments


Beware (via imgur) Thursday, June 21, 2012 | comments

this freezer is out of control

Meanwhile, in an alternate universe, this is the text of the speech Nixon would have given if the moon landing had failed. | comments

Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.

These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know that there is no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for mankind in their sacrifice.

These two men are laying down their lives in mankind’s most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding. They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be mourned by their nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world; they wil be mourned by a Mother Earth that dared send two of her sons into the unknown. In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.

In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.

Others will follow, and surely find their way home. Man’s search will not be denied. But these men were the first, and they will remain the foremost in our hearts.

For every human being who looks up at the moon in the nights to come will know that there is some corner of another world that is forever mankind.


Ray Bradbury would be proud: Troy library saved by fake clown-filled book burning party Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | comments

So there was this library that was going to have to shut down unless there was a .7% tax increase.

From here:



Troy, Michigan recently tried three times to get a tax increase passed to give the library sufficient funding to stay open. The vote failed twice, and had only one last shot on the ballot, days before the library would have to close. But as with two previous attempts, it was facing well-organized opposition who had managed to make the issue all about opposition to new taxes with no mention of the library at all.

So the library approached ad agency Leo Burnett/Arc Worldwide Detroit and asked what they could do with a $3,500 budget. The company produced a guerilla and social marketing campaign in which they pretended to be a clandestine group urging people to vote to close the library so they could hold a book-burning party afterward. 

They put up yard signs all over town, placed a classified ad asking for clowns and [ice cream vendors] for the party, and posted a Facebook page for their campaign where they made cute little inflammatory announcements like “Our agenda’s pretty simple. We want the library to close so we can have a book burning party. What’s not to get?” This had the effect of focusing the public’s attention away from the question of a tax increase and onto the question of losing a library’s worth of books.



And voter turnout was nearly double what it was expected to be and the library was saved.

This guy took his dead cat and turned it in a helicopter (quadrocopter to be precise) Thursday, June 7, 2012 | comments





Yes this is real, and yes there is a video.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/tommywes/half-cat-half-machine-and-totally-insane
Side ads potentially NSFW

Cool PBS short on Fan Art (NSFW) Sunday, June 3, 2012 | comments

They have a lot of cool other features on stuff too on their youtube channel

How a long steadicam shot is done (from: Hugo) Saturday, June 2, 2012 | comments