Last Friday, four rogue Lords copy/pasted the repeatedly defeated "Snooper's Charter" spying bill into a pending bill as an amendment, only to withdraw it on Monday after the Lords were bombarded by an aghast public -- and now, incredibly, these Lords have reintroduced the same language as a new amendment. Read the rest
BB pal and deaf banjo-pickin' dude Patrick Costello writes, "The Washington Post just did a story about my work as a music teacher: ‘Merry God of banjo’" Read the rest
Our bearskin hats are off to you, random Russian dudes.
Seattle Times: "Facing mounting outrage, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole announced Thursday the removal from street duty of a white patrol officer who made racially charged comments on Facebook within two months of arresting a 70-year-old black man for carrying a golf club." (Thanks, Denise!)
It doesn’t have stereo reception or digital tuning or even a darn clock, but my little Sony Pocket Radio has been going strong for a decade.Read the rest
Pretty much everything AOL touches dies. Read the rest
“Georges will watch this all day. While he does love all sports, tennis is his favorite. Yes, his name is Georges.” (more…)
We hate to imagine what previous horrors may have sparked this dog's fear of farts. (more…)
So, we're uh, just gonna leave this right here. (more…)
As Xeni has attested, recent surf in Hawaii has been remarkable. Some are saying Paige Alms caught the greatest big wave barrel ever caught by a female surfer, thanks to the unusual wave angle and nearly nonexistent breeze. Decide for yourself! (more…)
Were I in Arizona, I'd go see the Arizona Theater Company's production of Five Presidents. Playing in Tucson through January 31st, then Phoenix, February 5th through the 22nd.
The Slow Mo Guys pointed their Phantom at a Canon DSLR to demonstrate how a single lens reflex camera works. At 10,000 frames per second, you can see the the mirror and rolling shutter mechanism in action in several demos. Read the rest
Bravo, Washington Post web design team and reporter Philip Bump. Bravo. Read the rest
Marlene Dietrich always wanted to be a classical musician. Since her cabaret act and film career left little time for her to do the required practice, she played the musical saw instead. Throughout World War II she wowed USO audiences with the novelty. Here she is playing "Aloha Oe" in 1944 with the comedic setup she did in her cabaret act. Read the rest
Seattle high school teacher Jesse Hagopian was walking past police officers while talking on his mobile phone when a shouting police officer hosed him down with pepper spray.Read the rest
"Rami is a one-year-old, Pit Bull / Dachshund mix shelter dog who is looking for a home where he can be loved by someone who is really into living, breathing optical illusions running around the house."
If your poop contains the kind of microbes that make it suitable for transplants into patients who "need healthy fecal matter in their gut in order to survive," a company called Open Biome wants to buy it from you.Read the rest