Monday, May 1st
Phoenix philanthropist and Batman aficionado Charles Keller has a Batmobile, a Batcycle, is in the process of building a Batcopter, and even has a '66-era Batcave - all of which he makes available to terminally-ill little kids... and now he's building stately Wayne Manor to further support the cause.
Monday, May 1st 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: holmberg
Why would someone go around shaving other people's cats? The mystery has the attention of police in Waynesboro, a small city in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley where someone has been taking cats and precisely shaving their underbellies or legs. It's happened to seven cats since December.
Monday, May 1st 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: my user name
Megachurch evangelist pastor and notorious conman Joel Osteen has been bilking his congregation out of millions of dollars for decades. He has absolutely no shame when it comes to pretending to be a holy man for money.
If you are ashamed to have to read him in your Twitter feed, you can use this bot to automatically make the substitution.
Monday, May 1st 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: David
Sunday, April 30th
How do you get your money's worth at a buffet? The Food Network is here to tell us how we've been doing it wrong. See, buffet eating is a zero-sum game, and you have two have a proper strategy to win.
Saturday, April 29th
A couple of years ago, a guy in Australia started making videos of his endeavors in the woods, showing off the shelters and tools he makes for himself from nothing but what's around him. The videos are fascinating and I find them to be one of the most calming therapies available after a hard day of pushing buttons for people in suits.
He never speaks (you can get a running commentary if you turn on closed captions, but they're not necessary) and has a knack for turning sticks and rocks and mud into sturdy tools, pottery, and houses. He cuts the footage with a keen sense of flow and serenity, and has made roughing it into an art form. I've been a fan for over a year now and look forward to his new videos the way I used to look forward to new Bob Ross episodes. It truly is my moment of zen.
Up to this point I've refrained from posting about Primitive Technology in a misplaced sense of possession - to share a gem like this is somehow to risk losing it - but I present this treasure to you now because he's made a technological leap that's worthy of reluctant public celebration: he's entered the world of automation by creating a waterfall-powered hammer that can bust up old pottery or nuts or squirrel heads while he's off fistfighting with kangaroos or whatever. If you're unfamiliar with PT, carve out a few hours of your weekend and go through all of his videos. They'll become your favorite thing on the web.
Saturday, Apr 29th 2017 (12:03am)
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Tuesday, April 25th
Robert M. Pirsig, who inspired generations to road trip across America with his "novelistic autobigraphy," Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, died Monday at the age of 88.
His publisher William Morrow & Company said in a statement that Pirsig died at his home in South Berwick, Maine, "after a period of failing health."
Pirsig wrote just two books: Zen (subtitled "An Inquiry Into Values") and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals.
Tuesday, Apr 25th 2017 (9:10am)
When visual artist Luca Zannoto was called upon by the Finnish coffee company Paulig to create a cup of coffee with a single bean, he happily obliged. Using that one bean ground upon an emery board with water boiled over a candle and everything else in miniature, Zannoto very gracefully created the world’s smallest cup of coffee.
Tuesday, Apr 25th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
Monday, April 24th
Unlike humans, animals rarely faint from surprise, panic attacks or any other strong emotional stress. But there is a breed of goat that appears to do so.
When startled, the so-called "fainting goat" collapses on its side. They fall over, often with legs comically raised towards the sky. After laying motionless on the ground for a few seconds, they recover and bounce back on their feet as quickly as they fell. This curious reaction to fright has made fainting goats the popular subject for many viral, and often humorous, internet videos.
Monday, Apr 24th 2017 (12:27am)
According to the major studios the vast majority of movies lose money, and they have armies of crafty accountants and tenacious lawyers to maintain that position. Thanks to their success in other projects, the key players of This is Spinal Tap have pockets deep enough to not care who they piss off in their suit to get what's legitimately owed them by their movie's multi-generational success.
Sunday, April 23rd
Final 24 documents the final moments of this rock star's life. This compelling documentary series unlocks the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that result in the tragic deaths of famed notorious and the iconic. Every episode maps out the final 24 hours of a different famous person's life. The series weaves the star's back-story with events from their last day, which lays bare the threads of fate that led inextricably from childhood to the moment of death. These are no ordinary biographies. They're psychological detective stories attempting to uncover the mystery of why the celebrity died. September 6, 1978: Keith Moon is one of the most outrageous rock'n'roll performers in the world. As the genius drummer for The Who, wild-man Moon is a non-stop party animal. In 24 hours, however, the party will be over... And Moon will be dead. Featuring archival footage, dramatic reenactments, and interviews with his family and closest companions, Final 24 documents the final moments of this rock star's life.
Sunday, Apr 23rd 2017 (12:03am)
Saturday, April 22nd
Advertising? Marketing? Same thing, different wrapper. Here are some of the colossal failures that you cheered to end up in the dustbin of history.
Saturday, Apr 22nd 2017 (12:18pm)
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Wednesday, Apr 19th 2017 (12:01am)
Equihen Plage, on the coast of northern France by the English Channel, is a small seaside village with a population of about 3,000. Up until the beginning of the 20th century, Equihen Plage was a fishing village with a dry harbor—the kind where fishing boats were launched into the sea by sliding them on logs. Today, the village is famous for its many inverted boat houses—locally known as “quilles en l'air”—that serve as unique holiday accommodation for travellers.
Wednesday, Apr 19th 2017 (12:01am)
Best multi-word-named classic rock band that's commonly referred to by a single word:
Nothing! Player's off!
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