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Serendipity
Mesmerizing. Simultaneous plays on Spotify over the course of an hour.
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23 hours ago by andrewheiss
Poll: Most Americans Want to Criminalize Pre-Teens Playing Unsupervised - Reason.com
Blergh. "A whopping 68 percent of Americans think there should be a law that prohibits kids 9 and under from playing at the park unsupervised, despite the fact that most of them no doubt grew up doing just that. What's more: 43 percent feel the same way about 12-year-olds. They would like to criminalize all pre-teenagers playing outside on their own (and, I guess, arrest their no-good parents)."
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yesterday by andrewheiss
Police to Al Jazeera journalist near Ferguson: 'I'll bust your head' | Al Jazeera America
PR skill level: 11 --- Officer 1: Holding my arm]: Don’t resist. I’ll bust your ass. I’ll bust your head right here. Me: [To JP] Are you filming this? Officer 1: Film it! I don’t give a sh*t. Because you’ll go, and I’ll sure confiscate your film for evidence.
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2 days ago by andrewheiss
How ‘Harry Potter’ shaped the political culture of a generation - The Washington Post
"I found empirical support for the idea that the “Harry Potter” series influenced the political values and perspectives of the generation that came of age with these books. Reading the books correlated with greater levels of acceptance for out-groups, higher political tolerance, less predisposition to authoritarianism, greater support for equality and greater opposition to the use of violence and torture. As “Harry Potter” fans will have noted, these are major themes repeated throughout the series. These correlations remained significant even when applying more sophisticated statistical analyses – when controlling for, among other things, parental influence."
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3 days ago by andrewheiss
Error Page
"Let's put this another way: A month-long viral social media campaign consisting of billionaires, media moguls, and celebrities alike has raised $13 million, while a seemingly trivial percent cut in NIH funding means billions of dollars."
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3 days ago by andrewheiss
Twitter / zalali: Pro Maliki forces in control ...
Civil wars in 2014, everyone: "Pro Maliki forces in control over state of law Facebook page but opponents now have control over twitter feed."
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
The West Wing-Pluie - YouTube
You know, Ron Swanson hanging out in the White House, talking about wolves.
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15 days ago by andrewheiss
Ebola, research ethics, and the ZMapp serum - The Washington Post
On why the "super secret magic" experimental ebola treatment was only given to the two Americans. tl;dr: ethics and complications of clinical trials.
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15 days ago by andrewheiss
Syria Comment » Archives The Expulsion of Mosul’s Christians, part 1: The Account of the Kidnapped Nuns » Syria Comment
Insane account of kidnapped nuns in Mosul, plus a hilarious jihad moment… "Beginning on the first day, a Tunisian fighter began visiting them and pressuring them about religion. He tried to make the nuns change out of their distinctly Christian religious habits and wear common clothes instead. They resisted this demand. He repeatedly attacked their religion, telling them that their beliefs were wrong, and the nuns were frequently drawn into arguments with him. He told them that they didn’t know God, called them kufaar, and would shout “Don’t show me your crosses! I don’t want to see your crosses!” (They wore crosses around their necks.) Despite the harassment of the Tunisian jihadist, the same Iraqi that had participated in their abduction came, and in what must be one of the “funniest-jihad-moments-ever,” comforted them, saying, “Don’t worry about this guy; he’s a suicide bomber and he’ll be gone soon anyway.”" (via Ben Crowder)
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15 days ago by andrewheiss
Zelophehad’s Daughters | Which GAs Do Readers of Different Blogs Like?
Fascinating divide among the bloggernacle. Pres. Uchtdorf clearly dominates in certain blogs while Elders Packer, Christofferson, Cook, and Anderson dominate in others.
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15 days ago by andrewheiss
19 Words That Mean Something Totally Different To Humanities Students
"What it means to a humanities student: lol wut r u serious hegemony is practically the only word." Oh humanities and your overly problematized vocabulary
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16 days ago by andrewheiss
Saudi family gripped by 'magic sheep head' spell - Emirates 24/7
Neato. "A Saudi woman who suffered from cancer and infertility discovered that she and her family were under the magic spell of a skinned sheep head which was found and destroyed by anti-witchcraft experts in the Gulf Kingdom."
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16 days ago by andrewheiss
The Visual Microphone: Passive Recovery of Sound from Video - YouTube
This is crazy magical. Researchers use microvibrations in silent videos to recreate the sounds that happened in the background.
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18 days ago by andrewheiss
European historic mobility 0 to 2012 CE - YouTube
Fun map of human mobility. Rome really was like the center of the (European) world.
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18 days ago by andrewheiss
The Homophone Menace - The Washington Post
Brilliant. "This leaves many to suspect the real homophone addenda. They want same-pronunciation marriage. The possibility is much discussed with much disgust. “They have no right to that rite,” writes Wright. “Chris will marry Chris, Pat will wed Pat, and Dale betroth Dale. What’s next, polynomial marriage?”"
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21 days ago by andrewheiss
Paul Rolly: Blogger fired from language school over 'homophonia' | The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah. :) "When the social-media specialist for a private Provo-based English language learning center wrote a blog explaining homophones, he was let go for creating the perception that the school promoted a gay agenda."
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22 days ago by andrewheiss
Will there be peace if Palestinians lay down their arms? | +972 Magazine
tl;dr: Nope. "It is ridiculous for the world to expect millions of people in Gaza and the West Bank to happily and quietly live under occupation. While laying down arms is a positive step towards peace, it is not enough to end this conflict. There must be a clear vision that ends the occupation and guarantees security and freedom for all."
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23 days ago by andrewheiss
Palestinian boy once treated in L.A. finds himself under fire again - LA Times
Palestinian boy loses his leg during Israel's 2006 invasion/bombing of Gaza. His prosthetic got blown up during this one.
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25 days ago by andrewheiss
Freshman Congressman Mistakes Senior Government Officials for Foreigners
The guy on the left (Arun Kumar) has the greatest smile ever here. (Not in the picture… in the video)
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28 days ago by andrewheiss
Protestors at Pageant - YouTube
So we finally got around to uploading video of the protestors at the Palmyra pageant. The Church blasts music throughout the parking lot to drown out the noise, but it doesn't do much. You can hear multiple trolls on loudspeakers proclaiming their doom and gloom nonsense. So much fun :)
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29 days ago by andrewheiss
Kiddie Arts | Telmo Pieper
These are fantastic—childhood drawings redone with Photoshop
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
www.ochaopt.org
"One child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days." —UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Mission Statement - YouTube
Oh man, this. Weird Al takes on corporate jargon.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
The ‘World Cup Is Over, Now What?’ Guide to Soccer «
Useful guide for post-World Cup soccer for newly indoctrinated USians.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Israel ground assault overwhelms south Gaza hospital - Yahoo News
"So far, the Palestinian death toll from 11 days of violence stands at more than 270, while two Israelis have also been killed, one soldier and one civilian. UN figures indicate that at least a third of the dead are children, and emotions in Gaza are running high. "The whole world is watching while the Palestinians are being slaughtered," Jubur said, his voice rising. "They are innocents, people sitting next to their homes, people sitting with their relatives," he added. "Where should these people go?""
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Moon Graffiti
One of the most beautiful, haunting podcast episodes ever. Listen to this.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
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