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Monday, August 19th
So I was watching the director's commentary for Captain Marvel over the weekend, and one of the directors mentioned that the burning piano that briefly flashes onscreen near the beginning has an interesting history, and that I should look it up. So, I did. Turns out it's a poignant WW2 Air Force tradition, to honor pilots that have 'flown west'. Great little read on it and the pilot it was included in the film for over at AirshowStuff.com.
By: dave
Monday, Aug 19th 2019 (12:00am)
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Sunday, August 18th
The BBC reported this several months ago but I just stumbled across it. This is fantastic news and hope for medical breakthroughs like this springs eternal.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Aug 18th 2019 (1:05pm)
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Saturday, August 17th
The Easy Rider himself, Peter Fonda, was pushing 80 when he passed away early Friday morning - it was respiratory failure due to lung cancer that took him out. But that gamechanging 1969 movie made him immortal, freezing him in time as Wyatt, the stoned biker chasing an elusive freedom.
By: dave
Saturday, Aug 17th 2019 (11:43am)
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Thursday, August 15th
This black hole is huge, even by cosmological standards. The team say at a conservative estimate, it is 40 billion times more massive than the sun. By comparison, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*, is only 4 million times more massive than the sun.
By: dave
Thursday, Aug 15th 2019 (12:03am) | Thanks: mefi
Wednesday, August 14th
Some of these are just plain goofy.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Aug 14th 2019 (11:41am)
Tuesday, August 13th
Residents living in a Virginia neighborhood woke up to find free televisions on their doorsteps. It sounds like a great gift until you see the older box sets left at the homes. Doorbell surveillance cameras captured the man with a TV set over his head, laying an older set down on someone's front porch and just walking off. Outdated boxes were found at more than 50 homes.
By: dave
Tuesday, Aug 13th 2019 (5:45am)
Monday, August 12th
Attempted murder accusation against Olympic horseman from N.J. shocks the equestrian world
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Aug 12th 2019 (8:43am)
When Jamie Bisceglia first put an octopus on her face, she says it felt "squishy" and "fun." Then, the freshly captured mollusk chomped down.
By: dave
Monday, Aug 12th 2019 (12:01am)
Sunday, August 11th
Rockumentary MTV 1994. Tres Hombres and The Blues are still king in my mind.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Aug 11th 2019 (12:07am)
Saturday, August 10th
I won't post all the political implications but this guy really was slime.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Aug 10th 2019 (6:19am)
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Friday, August 9th
By: dave
Friday, Aug 9th 2019 (5:20am) | Thanks: swimmy
NASA's Curiosity rover continues to amaze with what it has discovered.

Text that explains this plus a short slideshow and short video about this astounding mission that could last several more years.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Aug 9th 2019 (12:02am)
Thursday, August 8th
I just stumbled across this sad news that one of the NFL's greatest and iconic deep threats at split end died last week. At the age of 71 and found dead in a hotel room. The initial review is that he simply died of natural causes.
Oh, did you want to see him in his prime? I still get goose bumps listening to The Autumn Wind and John Facenda.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Aug 8th 2019 (11:37pm)
For today's generation, a lesson: bawdy and suggestive answers during corny game shows didn't start with Steve Harvey.
By: dave
Thursday, Aug 8th 2019 (5:43am) | Thanks: blort
The world's most popular fruit is facing extinction, and scientists are racing to use gene-editing to save it. To succeed, they'll need to overcome an even bigger problem: opposition to GMO crops.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Aug 8th 2019 (12:00am)
Wednesday, August 7th
Yeah, sure, NSFW. I am so surprised. HBO special? Yeah. Oh, you heard this shit before? Yeah. Do you still find it fucking amusing? Yeah.
You're fucking welcome.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Aug 7th 2019 (12:02am)
Tuesday, August 6th
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time?

I happen to have little sympathy for criminals but at the same time, I lack compassion for the flaming asses who treat them inhumanely.

John Oliver explains.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Aug 6th 2019 (2:43am)
Monday, August 5th
Understand going into this that I flat-out abhor infantized versions of popular characters - Muppet Babies and Tiny Toons and even Littlekenny fill me with irrational anger that makes anything of that nature an automatic non-starter in my realm of interest. They're so hyper-pc and forward-apologetic and homogeneously cute, it makes me want to barf broken gin bottles at the sun.

That being said, I just blew an entire morning reading through JL8, a little kidified take on DC's Justice League, and enjoyed it considerably. Color me baffled, but I was sad when it ran out of pages. Fortunately, it's a long-term ongoing project and new strips do continue to be added at irregular intervals.
By: dave
Monday, Aug 5th 2019 (12:02am) | Thanks: CrispyCroissant
Sunday, August 4th
No matter what your side, these are pretty illuminating.

Please return. There are new additions daily.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Aug 4th 2019 (4:25am)
Saturday, August 3rd
Bob Ross painted more than 1000 landscapes for his television show — so why are they so hard to find? Solving one of the internet’s favorite little mysteries.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Aug 3rd 2019 (9:47am)
Friday, August 2nd
I bet you cannot even find a drive-in these days. When I lived in California, the closest one was in Sacramento, a good two hour drive. Call it a drive-out, not in.

The one on state highway 303 in Rockland County, NY? It's now a flea market.

Take a trip down memory lane and relive the glory of catching a movie on the cheap during a hot summer night while listening to the soundtrack through a tinny and cracking speaker.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Aug 2nd 2019 (1:05am)
Turn some coin by slapping together your own cheapie phone farm to flip the tables and exploit advertiser greed.
By: dave
Friday, Aug 2nd 2019 (12:07am) | Thanks: /.
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