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Stephen King versus Maine's lying governor

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Maine's Tea Party Governor Paul LePage (R) has doubled down on his lie that Stephen King left Maine to avoid paying income tax; King is a proud taxpayer who views "taxes as a way of paying back the state that has given us so much." Read the rest

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In the market for a spork? Try the Toaks

Sat, 2015-03-28 19:07

When I travel on business, I often buy takeout food from Whole Foods or a similar supermarket and bring it back to my room to eat while I binge watch a show on my iPad. Instead of using plastic cutlery, I use the Toaks titanium spork ($9). Read the rest

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Music: "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You," Frankie Valli (1975)

Sat, 2015-03-28 10:16

That jacket is amazing.

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What it's like to teach evolution at the University of Kentucky

Sat, 2015-03-28 08:34


James Krupa has taught University of Kentucky non-science majors their required biology course for 20 years, and he views the job as a mission, to undo the cowardice or squeamishness or lack of rigor that leads Kentucky's children to arrive at university never having learned the foundations of evolution, on which the whole edifice of biology rests. Read the rest

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Prisoner escapes by faking an email ordering his release

Sat, 2015-03-28 06:56


Neil Moore was locked up in England's notorious Wandsworth Prison when he used a smuggled cellphone to send an email to the prison that appeared to come from a court clerk who was ordering his release on parole. Read the rest

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Enjoy this joyful movie dancing supercut

Fri, 2015-03-27 19:59

Sure it doesn’t include every great dancing scene in cinematic history, but this joyful supercut is still the perfect celebration of onscreen choreography. (more…)

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Be in a Treehouse: design and construction tips for arboreal living

Fri, 2015-03-27 19:59

Thanks to his TV show, Treehouse Masters, Pete Nelson is probably the best-known treehouse designer and builder in America.

His book, Be in a Treehouse, has photos of 27 beautiful treehouses from around the world, including many of his own design.

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From Napkin to blog to book: Matta

Fri, 2015-03-27 19:57
Comedy writer John Matta has written for numerous comedy, sketch and cartoon shows, but he is most well-known for what he has written on napkins. Read the rest
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Rube Goldberg's Passover Seder

Fri, 2015-03-27 19:57

Engineering, Architecture and Planning students at Technion--Israel Institute of Technology are remembering the story of Moses this Passover as only engineers, architects and planners can. Read the rest

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That feel when some guy is moaning and grunting in the gym

Fri, 2015-03-27 19:03

Thanos Films re-enacts what it's like when some jerk is screaming and moaning in the gym. (more…)

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Will people on the street drink raw eggs like Rocky Balboa?

Fri, 2015-03-27 16:48

Rob Cockerham says: "I set up a table in Sacramento and challenged people to drink raw eggs like Rocky does in the movie. 60 eggs gone in less than two hours. I could have easily given out 100 more that night.

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Unlearning, laser eyes, and reptilian false flags

Fri, 2015-03-27 16:29

In this episode of the You Are Not so Smart Podcast you will hear an excerpt from a lecture I gave at DragonCon2014 all about unlearning, superseded scientific theories, post-hoc rationalization, just-so stories, laser eyes, goose trees, spanking and more. Read the rest

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New Robert Williams art book signing this weekend in Los Angeles

Fri, 2015-03-27 16:07

Bob Self says: "Godfather of Lowbrow (although he prefers the term "Feral Art”) and founder of Juxtapoz magazine Robert Williams will be signing a limited number of his forthcoming art book Slang Aesthetics at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery this Saturday, March 28th at 2:00 PM.

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Let's compare the backgrounds of science writers for Fox and NPR

Fri, 2015-03-27 16:04

GhostofAlyeska says he was "simply curious who Fox News' science reporters are. I wanted to know what kind of scientific backgrounds they might have." Read the rest

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Top homeland security Congressjerk only just heard about crypto, and he doesn't like it

Fri, 2015-03-27 15:24


Rep John Carter [R-TX] chairs Homeland Security Appropriations and sits on Defense subcommittees, but he only found out that encryption exists when FBI Director James Comey gave bizarre congressional testimony about the coming Bad Times if we're allowed to know about math. Read the rest

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Map of all the locations in Tom Waits' songs

Fri, 2015-03-27 15:08

The Tom Waits Map.Click on a pindrop to see the Tom Waits lyric associated with the location. (Thanks, Colin!)

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On House floor, Rep. Conyers praises burglars who broke into FBI office in 1971

Fri, 2015-03-27 14:55
On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday, Rep. John Conyers openly praised the burglars who broke into the FBI office in 1971 to expose J. Edgar Hoover's COINTELPRO domestic spying program. Read the rest
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Youtube and Nintendo conspire to steal from game superfans

Fri, 2015-03-27 14:34

Youtube's stilted, one-sided dispute resolution system allows game companies like Nintendo to confiscate the earnings of gamers who produce hugely popular "Let's Play" videos. Read the rest

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It's Baby Hippo Friday you guys here are some videos of a 3-day-old hippopotamus

Fri, 2015-03-27 14:28

He just turned three days old, at the San Diego Zoo. (more…)

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Marin's Dale, a very creepy novella

Fri, 2015-03-27 13:39

Sleepy Marin's Dale, Colorado has been struck by an unnatural catastrophe. Something not of this Earth has come to challenge the town in this crazy, creepy horror! Read the rest

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