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Saturday, 6 March 2021

Morton's Toe: The History Of Humanity's Weirdest Symbol Of Beauty

quote [ Is your second toe longer than your first? Considered by many ancient artists and cultures a high mark of beauty, dominance, and intelligence. Who proclaimed it a beauty symbol, and why did it become so prevalent? ]

I suddenly noticed that my girlfriend's second toe is longer, whereas my big toe is the longest. Which led me down a Morton's Toe rabbit hole.
[SFW] [history] [+2 Informative]
[by cb361@8:17pmGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Bardcore: Modern Melodies with Medieval Music

quote [ What do you get when you combine modern pop songs and medieval instruments and vocals? Bardcore. ]

I hadn't heard Pumped Up Kicks before, and now that I have, I think I prefer the bardcore version.

[SFW] [music] [+5 Underrated]
[by cb361@6:43pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Trump’s Top Tips For Voting in the Election

quote [ Donald Trump gives his top tips for voting in the US election. ]

Something something something satire is indistinguishable from reality.

[SFW] [politics]
[by cb361@11:10pmGMT] [16 comments]

Saturday, 10 October 2020

YouTubers are upscaling the past to 4K. Historians want them to stop

quote [ The first time you see Denis Shiryaev’s videos, they feel pretty miraculous. You can walk through New York as it was in 1911, or ride on Wuppertal’s flying train at the turn of the 20th century, or witness the birth of the moving image in a Leeds garden in 1888. ]

I don't have much truck with the criticism. I really just wanted to bring attention to these amazing looking videos.
[SFW] [history] [+3 Interesting]
[by cb361@1:24pmGMT] [8 comments]

Monday, 5 October 2020

Ghost hunter horrified that Poundland is selling ouija boards for Halloween

quote [ All hell could break loose if the demon attached itself to anyone and follow them around. Nasty spirits can scratch and attack people and should not be messed with as people could get seriously hurt. ]

“And you shouldn't believe all the press about Ouija boards. They can't be used in an exorcism. Trivial Pursuit can, but that's another story.”
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+4 Funny]
[by cb361@11:59amGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Billionaire Chuck Feeney achieves goal of giving away his fortune

quote [ Chuck Feeney has achieved his lifetime ambition: giving away his $8bn fortune while he is still around to see the impact it has made. ]

A remarkably mature attitude - and more fun than spending it all on lobbyists and prostitutes. And prostitutes for the lobbyists. And lobbyists for the prostitutes. It's prostitutes and lobbyists all the way down.

[SFW] [business]
[by cb361@9:04amGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Scientists baffled by orcas harassing boats

quote [ Reports of orcas striking sailing boats in the Straits of Gibraltar have left sailors and scientists confused. Just what is causing such unusually aggressive behaviour? ]

Sorry orcas. Too little, too late.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Good]
[by cb361@9:57pmGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Goat Valley Campgrounds - a Creepy Pasta Saga

quote [ CAMP RULE #2: Fairy rings are generally benign. If there are the remains of a small animal inside the ring, however, inform camp management immediately. CAMP RULE #3 Don’t follow the lights. I can’t believe I even have to say this one. Don’t follow the lights! ]

I spent yesterday reading this saga about a blue collar Buffy with no mentor running a camp site in a forest of Eldritch Abominations. The writing style is a bit Internet, but it's imaginative and there is a compelling story arc. I visualise the "Man with the skull cup" as the Analinguist from Oglaf, and the protagonist's parents (in flashback) as Young Marge and Homer.
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Good]
[by cb361@10:08amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Fall of the First Cities - The Sumerians

quote [ In the dusts of Iraq, the ruins of the world's first civilization lie buried. This episode, we travel into the extremely distant past to look at the Sumerians. These ancient people invented writing and mathematics, and built some of the largest cities that the world had ever seen. ]

Surprisingly well made, with beautiful photography.
[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by cb361@6:29pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 2 August 2020

The Art of Code

quote [ A complex number is like a project plan: It has a path that is real, and a path that is imaginary. ]

Life programmed in Life itself. Programs that output their source code. Programs that output their source code in a different language. A language that targets music. A language whose source code are recipes. A language whose source code is modern art. A language whose source code are plays. A language whose source code are power ballads. Be a "Rockstar" programmer.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5]
[by cb361@1:24pmGMT] [2 comments]

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