20 Neil Gaiman Facts →
nickdouglas: housingworksbookstore: Harper Collins has taken out a 2.5 million dollar insurance policy on Neil Gaiman’s accent. If you write 1000 words and Neil Gaiman writes 1000 words, Neil Gaiman has written more than you. Most agents charge a 15% commission. Neil Gaiman’s agent pays him an extra 15% for the privilege of saying “I’m Neil Gaiman’s agent.” Neil Gaiman can tweet 175...
Ways in which Barack Obama does not get it
The Internet was developed as a side effect of a massive nuclear arms race, one in which we fully expected and planned for massive deaths and infrastructure destruction. The point of the Internet is to remain functional even if C&C is destroyed. The race to the moon gave us myriad advances in materials engineering, aerospace and aeronautics, biomedical engineering, software engineering, and...
"River Deep, Mountain High" →
… “Right.” I saw our waitress passing and grabbed her by the arm. “Can we have the check please?” She smiled and went to go get it. Bro™ was picking his teeth across from me. … Please click through for more Anaïs loveliness. However, I feel I must stand up in defense of this Bro™. Dental hygiene is important.
Trailer for Robert Redford’s The Conspirator. The trial of Mary Surratt, and a reminder that protecting and defending our more perfect union requires us to protect and defend its most basic principles, even against those who would seek to destroy us. Anthony, you should definitely check out this trailer.
It’s finally here! The official collection of Battlestar Galactica Piano Solo...– Bear’s Battlestar Blog » Blog Archive » EXCLUSIVE: BSG Piano Book Song List
She pondered the fractal pattern of the rice peeking out beneath the melted cheese and noted the flecks of cilantro nestling in the fjords and bays carved by the grains. The guacamole’s bright sea foam tickled the edge of the gentle bay of refritos. The barrel of the half-eaten burrito was cracked along its spine, looking as though it had been split by the floating bergs of sour cream.
The 2004 article reported Firth began commuting between Vancouver and London,...– Oscar nominee Colin Firth left B.C. to find work
Few professional lepidopterists took these ideas seriously during Nabokov’s...– Nabokov Theory on Polyommatus Blue Butterflies Is Vindicated - NYTimes.com
Researchers warn of tularemia in area feral hogs →
Great. Ron Butterfield’s going to have to crash the West Wing. Again.
Seriously? The insane wealth of socially worthless Wall Street zillionaires...– The Culture of Wall Street | Mother Jones
Alex: James, since you’re the youngest, you can start us off. James: Mom’s Pet...– FUNNY WOMEN #44: Family Jeopardy - The Rumpus.net
(a small plaint in the scheme of Tumblr problems)
Dear Tumblr, Please don’t remove the scair* quotes from tags. There’s a big difference between and Yakov Smirnov is always funny and and Yakov Smirnov is always “funny” *My coinage. A portmanteau of scare and air, so it works for either print or verbal usages.
LiveJournal never had these issues, tumblr.
mrsbadcrumble: PLUS they had a profile page where you could see all of your followers and followees at the same time. In Soviet Russia, LiveJournal follows you.
Black Mother Jailed for Sending Kids to White...
mindbabies: Black Mother Jailed For Sending Kids to White School District An Ohio mother of two was sentenced to 10 days in jail and placed on three years probation after sending her kids to a school district in which they did not live. Kelly Williams-Bolar was sentenced by Judge Patricia Cosgrove on Tuesday and will begin serving her sentence immediately. The jury deliberated for seven...
How long before "Three's Company the Movie" with...
Damn it. It’s like “Shave and a Haircut”…I have to throw in my two bits. Chrissy Snow: Anna Faris Janet Wood: Rashida Jones Larry: Jon Favreau Mr. Roper: Jon Stewart Mrs. Roper: Susan Sarandon Ralph Furley: Jim Carrey
Rossi and Focardi’s paper on the nuclear reactor has been rejected by...– Italian scientists claim to have demonstrated cold fusion (w/ Video) Here’s something I’ve never investigated before: what’s the smoke point for snake oil? Would it be good for deep frying?
Frequently a reader will write in to say, “Why are you giving her so much...– The Deal with Palin | Talking Points Memo
There’s this lady who sits, and she has this microscopic crochet needle...– Lucy Lawless on Merkin Use in ‘Spartacus’ Sex Scenes (VIDEO) BRB. Checking eBay for used Xena merkins.
I'm disturbed, but not surprised, in overhearing a...
Fermentation: an enzymatically controlled anaerobic breakdown of an energy-rich compound (as a carbohydrate to carbon dioxide and alcohol or to an organic acid); broadly : an enzymatically controlled transformation of an organic compound.
I see others have already piped in, but I think an important point is being overlooked. Lintel
What would you do for a Klondike bar?
debshock: What if it was served to you naked? I’m a generous lover, so I’d do whatever the Klondike bar wanted. But I’m considerate, so I’d ask Klonnie every step of the way. Do you like it when I lick you there? How about when I run my finger down your cold, melty side? Do you like that? Are you a dirty bar, Klonnie?
A Wrinkle in Time in 90 seconds. “You see this string? And this insect?” “Okay. I get it.”
Write one leaf about cybermen.
Dinner last night...
Jasmine rice and carrots cooked in chicken stock with some fresh ground coriander, fenugreek, and cardamom. Steamed broccoli. And the winner… I fried a drumstick and a thigh I had left around in some oil, seasoned, and tossed in a mix of equal parts butter, sriracha, and pomegranate molasses. My basic Buffalo chicken with added pom molasses. It took on a glossy, sticky glaze from the...
Best Strategies to Help Picky Eaters Try New... →
The responses to this have had me in stitches today. A few choice quotes: Ask him to cook you dinner for your birthday or Valentine’s day. People will always taste what they cook, and if he’s cooking for you he’ll likely experiment with some of the foods he knows you love. In my experience, people who don’t like something will just not bother tasting it as they cook it....
(PhysOrg.com) — Infertility researchers in Israel have found a 15-minute...– Clowning helps IVF patients become pregnant: study Makes sense to me. The clowns scared the sperm right into those eggs.
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski and his co-workers at Carnegie Mellon University...– It heals and grows together: Polymer with amazing self-healing properties Man. Poor Rusty Cartwright gets screwed again.
At its core, the current sovereign belief system is relatively simple and is...– ‘Sovereign’ Citizen Kane | Southern Poverty Law Center
30 Days of Books: III (this is the one with Ewoks...
Favorite childhood book: Winnie the Pooh A book you’d like to see made into a movie: Anansi Boys A book you’ve wanted to read for a long time but haven’t yet: I have started and put down The Georgics (Claude Simon, not Virgil) two or three times in the past quarter century. No reason, I just got pulled away by life and other commitments. I’d like to pick it back up and...
A Sincere Question for Anyone Who Might Know
kaseyanderson: Has Aaron Sorkin ever addressed the fact that the final episode of season one of The West Wing and the final episode of the series, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, share the same title (“What Kind of Day Has It Been”)? I would imagine it’s not just laziness. Not laziness? This is the same writer who, on The West Wing, reused a story about his friend’s father who’d...
Arco Arena to be renamed after Power Balance... →
If this deal falls through, I hear Snake Oil, Inc. is waiting in the wings.
The next few weeks will be crazy-busy for Petite Maison chef-owner James Porter...– Chef James Porter Planning New Scottsdale BBQ Spot - Phoenix Restaurants and Dining - Chow Bella This makes me very happy.
Everyone in Hollywood knows how important it is that a film is a brand before it...– Cameron Says “Battleship” Disgraces Cinema : Slice of SciFi Cameron continued by wondering if there weren’t some old science fiction stories written by better, more talented people that could be plagiarized instead.