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Why Scientists Are Studying ‘Ricequakes’ in a Tube of Rice Krispies (Abbey Perreault, Atlas Obscura)
‘Studying or simulating natural phenomena from within a laboratory can be difficult. "We don't have room for a 100-meter dam in our laboratories," says Dr. Einav, a professor of geomechanics. Instead, the researchers use puffed rice cereal as a surrogate material for naturally-occurring dry snow and rocks—all of which fall under the category of brittle, porous media.’
article  science  physics  food  RiceKrispies 
5 days ago
The car, the radio, the night - and rock's most thrilling song (Laura Barton, The Guardian, July 2007)
“In January this year, I made my own rock pilgrimage to the suburbs of Boston, to drive the routes described by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers in the song Roadrunner, a minor UK hit 30 years ago this week.”
article  music  JonathanRichman  carCulture  Massachussets 
6 weeks ago
Dan Nosowitz, The Enduring Mystery Of 'Jawn', Philadelphia's All-Purpose Noun - Atlas Obscura
‘The word “jawn” is unlike any other English word. In fact, according to the experts that I spoke to, it’s unlike any other word in any other language. It is an all-purpose noun, a stand-in for inanimate objects, abstract concepts, events, places, individual people, and groups of people. It is a completely acceptable statement in Philadelphia to ask someone to “remember to bring that jawn to the jawn.”’
article  language  slang  Philly  jawn 
7 weeks ago
Monteiro, One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end (Medium)
"There was a time where Twitter was a place you went to fuck around, and accidentally made friends and got smarter. It’s been years since I’ve felt smarter after being exposed to Twitter, but trust me, those days were real. They happened."
article  history  socialMedia  twitter 
9 weeks ago
Twitter
If Twitter had any appreciation for their history, there would be a shrine to 3rd-parties in Twitter HQ, and a cove…
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9 weeks ago
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What may strictly be an abstract semantic game for you from the safety of your privilege gets other people murdered…
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9 weeks ago
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Gave myself a bloody nose doing push-ups to an Angry Samoans song.
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9 weeks ago
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Throughout history, Millennials have always been known for their participation trophies and laser eyes. Tonight on…
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9 weeks ago
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If you're at a tattoo place right now and you've already paid but they're out of the tattoo you want, get this one…
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9 weeks ago
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Met the ghost of Stephen Foster at the Hotel Paradise,
This is what I told him as I gazed into his eyes:
"Rooms wer…
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10 weeks ago
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Are you ready for an issue of a comic that is weirdly heavy on Quincy ME references? Some would say issue 3 is too…
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10 weeks ago
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We need to file more suits. All of them, an entire Men's Wearhouse
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11 weeks ago
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DO NOT REMOVE CARD
DO NOT REMOVE CARD
DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT CARD
GO AWAY
LEAVE CARD IN DO NOT TOUCH CARD
LOOK AT YO…
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11 weeks ago
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. has escaped Tagnarök, the Tagpocalypse! Many database tables allowed no higher than 2^24 (16,777,215…
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11 weeks ago
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Fondly remembering a party we threw a decade ago, where the signature drink was Royal Crown cola mixed with Crown R…
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12 weeks ago
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ICE has been notified that we will be terminating their access to PARS— Philadelphia will not be used by the federa…
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12 weeks ago
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I love how TV shows about the supernatural treat Latin like it's a deeply occult ancient language. Instead of a lan…
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july 2018
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I wouldn't worry about Democrats rushing to the socialist left. The socialist left is so far from the current Democ…
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july 2018
Brutalism: Yale Art and Architecture Building by Paul Rudolph (Jessica Mairs — dezeen)
“Brutalism: one of the earliest known examples of Brutalist architecture in America is Paul Rudolph's Yale Art and Architecture Building in New Haven, Connecticut, an imposing, fortress-like building that juxtaposes masses of textured concrete with layers of steel-framed glazing.”
article  architecture  brutalism  yale 
july 2018
Twitter
37 levels in a 10 story building?

(grabs his phone and camera and goes for a wa…
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july 2018
Twitter
If you're a programmer and want to do something politically powerful, write a tool that takes FEC bulk data and der…
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july 2018
How Pie-Throwing Became a Comedy Standard (Anne Ewbank, Atlas Obscura)
“One of the last places you might expect to find a commemorative plaque is on a concrete self-storage building in Los Angeles. But there, on 1712 Glendale Blvd., a plaque memorializes what was once a sprawling film lot known as Keystone Studios. The film company, now located in present-day Echo Park, was famed for its uproarious slapstick comedies—particularly those involving tossed pies.”
article  history  movies  pie  comedy  slapstick 
july 2018
Rachel Andrew, Getting Started With CSS Layout — Smashing Magazine
"Whether you’re fairly new to CSS or an experienced developer from elsewhere in the stack who wants to make sure your understanding of layout today is up to date, this guide covers everything you need to know about CSS Layout today."
article  webdesign  css 
june 2018
Twitter
Some are pointing out this image is from Problem Sleuth, and not Homestuck, as if it isn't fully canon that all of…
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june 2018
When Researchers Used IHOP to Determine if Kansas Is Flatter Than a Pancake (Paula Mejia, Atlas Obscura)
“To do this, the study’s authors “purchased a well-cooked pancake from a local restaurant, the International House of Pancakes.” Next, they made a topographic profile of the pancake by cutting out a two centimeter-wide strip of pancake, then using a confocal laser microscope. They used data from the U.S. Geological Survey…and calculated both the pancake’s and the state’s flatness from there.” (Kansas wins)
article  science  geography  weird 
june 2018
Twitter
🧞‍♂️ Our idea: Transmit 5 on the Mac App Store will be a subscription, while Transmit 5 direct from us will remain…
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june 2018
Old97's » Doreen, Doreen. Last Night I Had An Awful Dream
"Well, if you’ve ever stood next to a striking, flaxen-haired, Teutonic beauty in the front row, you’ve met Doreen. THE Doreen who has a penchant for downing whiskey sours and galloping through boroughs like a thoroughbred, in song anyway."
music  old97s  article  history 
june 2018
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some are pointing out that this photo was actually taken in the walkway of my apartment building and not outside th…
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june 2018
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SOLO BAD GUY: “Ok, Han, if you don’t do the kessel run in 12 parsecs I’ll kill Chewy.”
Han Solo: “But a parsec is a…
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may 2018
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Actually here’s a non-canon script I’ll never use:

Marten: so how do you guys, uh-

Faye: fuck?

Marten: oh uh wel…
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may 2018
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I can not take the anger at the squishy Thundercats reboot seriously. I'm 34 and my memories of that show are hazy…
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may 2018
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The US is a heel nation now. Does that just mean we’re the bad guys? No. It means we can no longer elicit sympathy.…
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may 2018
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I’m informed by my daughter that “Steven Universe” has revealed something that will require her to take off *at lea…
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may 2018
Robert Christgau: 'We Have to Deal With It': Punk England Report
“Because finally it's the sensibility that must survive--the sensibility that thinks in terms of class and means to bring home to us the conflicts that underlie every one of our lives…. No matter how many people are resisting right now, they're going to find out eventually that these ill-mannered boys are right.”
article  music  history  punk  christgau 
may 2018
Twitter
Sam is so right. Perennial biggies even outsell the “bestsellers.” Imagine if Kellogg said “Not going to advertise…
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may 2018
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I finally saw Infinity War... more like Infinity Previews, am I right! Ha ha! Thanks folks, I'll be here all week..…
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may 2018
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If you want guns, you should have to know what it's like to be shot.
If you want war, you should be required to be…
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may 2018
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Do Not Invite Me To Your Baby Shower
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may 2018
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Lots of folks with heavy troubles wind up singing in bands, and because we can relate, the bands get popular. As a…
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may 2018
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Trump's power is based on performative cruelty. That is what his supporters voted for--not for any policy,…
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may 2018
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can everybody try using “listen buddy this ain’t my first lasagna house” in casual conversation today
no laughing a…
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may 2018
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Tonight's comic is opening up about its feelings.
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may 2018
💖 diesel sweeties by @rstevens 🤖
Tonight's comic is opening up about its feelings.
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may 2018
At FuckYoutoYourFaceBook We’ve Updated Our Privacy Policy to be Completely Transparent on How We…
I just published “At FuckYoutoYourFaceBook We’ve Updated Our Privacy Policy to be Completely Transparent on How We…”
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may 2018
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Tell me I'm talking to a computer and we can all get through the conversation as quickly as possible. Make me REAL…
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may 2018
Bill Wyman, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Artists Ranked From Best to Worst (Vulture)
“There shouldn’t be a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame….

That said, it does exist. The question is, how well has the hall functioned? Has it done its job well, within its ridiculous premise?”
article  history  music  rock  ranking 
may 2018
Twitter
✨🦄✨ WE DID IT ✨🦄✨
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may 2018
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Now that we all have cooler heads I think we can agree that basing your super technologically advanced civilization…
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april 2018
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Happy birthday Wittgenstein 🎉
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april 2018
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RIP Bob Borough whose taught me as a kid that learning could actually be fun. This is my fave of…
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april 2018
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Page 1 of Rutabaga Book 3 inked! I haven't drawn this boy in a while!
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april 2018
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I've been hearing newspaper cartoonists grouse about the shrinking print size and how glorious full-page sunday com…
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april 2018
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Commission 3: Squirrel Girl with Thor's hammer
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april 2018
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My cask of amontillado brings all the boys to the catacombs
And they're like, you're entombing us alive
Damn right,…
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march 2018
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it’s unbelievable they’re staging a king kong musical on broadway when i’d pay a month’s salary to see a production…
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march 2018
Twitter
“How would I go about creating a half-man, half-monkey-type creature?”
“I'm sorry, that would be playing God.”
“God…
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march 2018
Twitter
RT : 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328…
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march 2018
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I need a space force / I'm holding out for a space force til the morning light / like the Army and Navy, except it'…
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march 2018
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Jimmy Colombo:
The Whale Who’s Also A Plumber
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march 2018
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it's cool that martin shkreli could do whatever he wanted to sick, poor people, but is being banished to the phanto…
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march 2018
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Me: Try to understand!
Store Manager: Of course what is it?
Me: Try to understand!
SM: Ok just tell me, please.
Me:…
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march 2018
Twitter
While I was gone I wrote a thing about how this generation of designers has failed. It's long. I'm quite proud of i…
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march 2018
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Dear Mike Iscovitz,
Speak for yourself. The rest of GenX hates you.
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march 2018
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DnD character concept: you are three kobolds standing on each other’s shoulders inside a suit of armour. The other…
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march 2018
Jon Rosenberg – TopatoCo
you'll all be excited and slightly uneasy to hear that I've renewed for another year

this time, it's personal
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february 2018
Twitter
I put off writing this comic as long as I could get away with.
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february 2018
💖 diesel sweeties by @rstevens 🤖
I put off writing this comic as long as I could get away with.
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february 2018
Twitter
they started using a claymation bob with a voice that is definitely not bob in the bob’s discount furniture commerc…
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february 2018
💖 diesel sweeties by @rstevens 🤖
Tonight’s comic is about the *true* power of friendship:
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february 2018
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