Other Ten Percent 9/20/13

Sep 20 2013

Getting to this one in the early afternoon but whatever, I’m still pretty satisfied that that. Anyway let’s go ahead and talk about some of these internet links.
Nuclear Christ of Moscow, Idaho
I love that headline. Every single word is like an amazing new twist in a mystery novel that it takes you half a second to read.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 18, 2013 at 09:10PM
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Radio Man walks, talks, and yodels
I miss when robots were only threatening because of how uncanny they all were all the time. “What if we built a giant boombox man that just played the radio really loudly out of his stomach while constantly smiling a grin that’s literally been molded onto his face and never changed?” someone in history apparantly asked.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 18, 2013 at 04:08PM
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Designs for Great Architectural Landmarks that Were Never Built
Has somebody ever done a map of the seven wonders of alternate worlds? Somebody has to have right? I just assume any great idea it would take me less than a week to execute on has already been done at least a dozen times.
via io9 http://io9.com
September 18, 2013 at 03:00PM
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Photos of the Luminous Bobtail Squid
You know, I’m on the record that squids are out to get us but these pictures make me think we maybe need to try and get them on our side so they can be double agents against the jellyfish.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
September 18, 2013 at 03:01PM
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Google Announces Calico, A New Company That Plans to Combat Aging
My name is Larry Page, king of kings, look on my works ye mighty and despair.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
September 18, 2013 at 02:09PM
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Starbucks CEO: leave your guns at home
“We will not actually do anything to prevent you from having guns or even say out loud that we don’t want you to have a gun but we will constantly think about how we wish you didn’t have a gun.” Let it never be said that Starbucks doesn’t have its finger on the pulse of American gun control policy.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
September 18, 2013 at 01:22PM
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This graph of Boulder’s year-to-date rainfall is just staggering
I ummmm…I had no idea this was going on? Does this mean I should be reading CNN more? Huffpo? I was kinda under the impression that was really only going to let me know about unusual rainfall patterns in Colorodo if Miley Cyrus decided to Twerk in a rainstorm. How am I supposed to learn about thousands of people losing their homes using the giant information transmission system I am currently writing to you on that I apparantly cannot use to keep informed of monumental human tragedy.
via io9 http://io9.com
September 18, 2013 at 10:40AM
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Area man brews own beer in gut
How many times do you think this has happened in history and gone totally undiagnosed? Like even if this only happened once a century since we invented beer that’s at least 70 people in history who have been constantly drunk from their own gut flora in time periods where everybody just decided they couldn’t hold their liquor due to an imbalance in the humors or something.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
September 18, 2013 at 09:38AM
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Hey so, ironically I was never that much of a fan of “I Love It” but Pitchfork’s streaming the Icona Pop album and I’ve kinda been digging it. I mean sure it’s the same dance/techno song about/for partying over and over but it turns out “Pitchfork approved Andrew W.K.” is a niche I can really get behind. Other things I’m digging lately: consistently being one or two links down when I write these so I have to tell you about things I’ve been doing outside my RSS reader.
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Have you watched Sleepy Hollow yet? It’s Fox’s new supernatural buddy cop show. She’s a no-nonsense african-american cop who was this close to going to Quantico, He’s Ichibod Crane whose lifeforce has been magically bound to one of the horsemen of the apocalypse reviving him in the 21st century to be charmingly confused by phones and women wearing pants. Together they’re going to avert the apocalypse with a little help from George Washington’s secret bible. Fans of George Washington’s secret bible should run, not walk, to Hulu and watch the pilot. Seriously, watch it. For a show whose premise is so utterly unhinged it’s…actually pretty self-aware about how insane it is. I’d like this thing to at least last long enough for the show to say a bunch of crazy bullshit about The Culper Ring and Masons and stuff which you just know is coming. Unfortunately, I think that’s going to take considerably longer than the three episodes it’s got before a Fox executive figures out the only thing more insane than the show itself (Have I mentioned Crane’s wife is a witch and a major character despite the fact she’s been dead for 200 years?) is putting this show on Monday nights against The Voice. Will it find some way to make it that long? The answer to that, my friends, is a mystery…and therefore probably contained somewhere in George Washington’s Secret Bible.

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