Other Ten Percent 10/19/12

Oct 19 2012

Today I wrote a lot of words. Then I wrote more words. Then words kept happening until they lost all meaning to me. Words have become my mortal enemy. I will hunt them to the ends of the earth and then, at the very edge of all that we know we will face off in a climactic battle and I will emerge victorious only to realize that THE WORDS WERE INSIDE OF ME ALL ALONG. Also there will probably be links. I mean I’m assuming this will take more than a few days so I’ll probably have to do OTP in there somewhere. Anyway there are also links now.
Witches’ Beauty Secrets Confirmed by Science
Oh hey look it’s the end of civilization. I give it six months before we have some sort of terrible Logan’s Run society where the rich suck the blood out of everybody under 25. And you know what that means…I JUST MISSED THE CUT OFF have fun dealing with the blood harvesting SWAT teams of the 1% suckers.
via The Hairpin http://thehairpin.com/
October 18, 2012 at 02:00AM
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legend tells of the first fairies to invent magic who accidentally turned all the air in a twenty-kilometer radius to Jell-O pudding. their bodies were found weeks later by the pudding scavengers.
I would read that book. Also I love the idea that the discovery of magic would be a cataclysmically dangerous idea because it totally makes sense. Oh shit you just found a way to take a localized region and BREAK PHYSICS. Yeah I imagine a whole lot of shit gets wiped out while you’re working out the details on that one.
via Dinosaur Comics http://www.qwantz.com
October 18, 2012 at 04:58AM
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Onion Talks, A Spoof of TED Talks by The Onion
I saw this yesterday and didn’t realize it was an Onion jam. I’ve got to say I’ve become disenchanted with TED talks for this exact reason. I’m not sure when exactly they stopped being a remarkable way to learn and started being a lecture series about shit that was never going to amount to anything. I assume we just ran out of ideas to change the world in late 2009? That seems about right.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
October 18, 2012 at 10:51AM
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99 life hacks to make your life easier
This has been making the rounds so much it’s been broken several times today. I feel like there’s a good chance it will have fixed itself by the time you get this tomorrow and it’s worth your time if it is working.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
October 18, 2012 at 11:05AM
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Meet the man who showed up to be Jack Nicholson’s body double in The Shining — 57 years early
Why is EVERY SINGLE detail about making The Shining more interesting than entire other major motion pictures? Did Kubrick like make a fractal movie or something because 1) that is some David Foster Wallace shit right there 2) Would have put my money on 2001 for that feat. 3) I like lists with three items in them.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
October 18, 2012 at 11:21AM
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How did Adventure Time become better than most live-action TV shows? [Adventure Time]
Monday’s Adventure Time you guys. A crazy snow wizard and a vampire started a prog rock duo and it somehow became the most heart-wrenching story about Alzheimers I’ve seen on TV. This show is really bizarrely fantastic.
via io9 http://io9.com
October 18, 2012 at 12:32PM
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An eyewitness to President Lincoln’s assassination appeared on television in 1956 [Video]
This is one of those fun facts that I re-learn every six months and every single time I’m like “holy shit I totally forgot that Lincoln’s assassination had a living witness IN THE 1950s. AGAIN.
via io9 http://io9.com
October 18, 2012 at 02:33PM
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A Day in the Life of a Mount Tamalpais Fire Lookout
I want to go to there and look at that.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
October 18, 2012 at 02:57PM
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Researcher claims feasibility of writing lethal wireless pacemaker viruses
Really hope this happens soon and relatively harmlessly so that the public can worry about this before we all have like neuro-chemistry adjusting implants or AR contacts or other shit that would just kill us all if somebody hacked them.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
October 18, 2012 at 03:00PM
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Dangerous Things
Hey, or like RFID chips that spoke to everything around us that would get us shut out of our very homes if they wrote a virus for it. It amazes me that technology is advancing to the point that 90’s hacker movies where they’re magically able to like make your oven eat you or something wrap back around to almost making sense.
via Trossen Robotics Blog http://blog.trossenrobotics.com
October 18, 2012 at 03:42PM
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