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Watch "2020: An Isolation Odyssey"

Lydia Cambron brilliantly recreated the final, enigmatic scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey. My god, it's full of droplets. (via Daring Fireball)
Tags: Post, Video, Movies, News, Parody, 2001, COVID-19, Lydia Cambron

A ridiculously beautiful BMW R100

The 'Good Ghost' is an amazing BMW R100 project currently being featured on BikeEXIF. DIRK OEHLERKING HAS a portfolio of incredible builds, but there are two machines that stand out. They are the White Phantom and Black Phantom—two classic BMW boxers, with exquisite hand-formed bodywork and an unusual art deco vibe. Dirk refers to his Phantoms as "two that belong together, like Yin and Yang." But those two have now become three, as another Phantom rolls out of the Kingston Custom wor...
Tags: Post, News, Bmw, Motorcycle, Gelsenkirchen, Yang, Dirk, Yin, Kingston Custom, White Phantom, Bikeexif

Florida sheriff bans police and staff from wearing masks on the job

Florida man, or in this case, Florida Sheriff Billy Woods announced a no-mask order to his staff on Tuesday. That's right – the deputies and staff of Marion County are forbidden to wear a mask on duty. If anyone complains, he told his staff to "politely and professionally tell them 'I am not required to wear a mask—nor will I, per the Order of the Sheriff' and then walk away from them," according to WFTV-TV. But there's more. He is also forbidding visitors to the sheriff's office from wear...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Marion, Marion County, Marion County Jail, WFTV, Billy Woods, Only in america, AP Meanwhile AP, HuffPost Marion

Getting rich, or not, in Entropia Universe

Quintin Smith explores Entropia Universe, the world's only cash-based MMO, still entertaining tens of thousands of players 17 years after its launch. No online game has bigger whales—players genuinely invested in playing the game in the hope of getting rich—even as you can play it for free by collecting in-game poop: "We set out to explain what it is, who's making money, and who's losing big." The reality is the game is structured like a casino Come for the interesting journey into a dull gam...
Tags: Post, Video, Games, News, David Simmons, Entropia Universe, Quintin Smith, Entropia Universe the world, MindArk

Breaking news on Citizen

Apparently a man is duct-taped to a billboard in Hollywood, California, because I received a notification a few minutes ago on my phone that said: "Man Duct Taped to Billboard." Live video: Man Duct Taped to Billboard @CitizenApp1747 N Cahuenga Blvd 9:12:38 AM PDT
Tags: Post, News, Citizen, Hollywood California

Postponement of weddings and other celebrations leads to a crash in champagne sales

“We are experiencing a crisis that we evaluate to be even worse than the Great Depression” of 1929, Thibaut Le Mailloux of the Champagne Committee, told AP. French wine producers in the Champagne region estimate they've lost $2 billion in reduced sales so far this year. To manage the loss the Champagne Committee plants to destroy "record quantities " grapes or sell them to distillers who will use them to make hand sanitizer. From AP: Anselme Selosse, of Jacques Selosse Champagnes, called it “an...
Tags: Post, News, Ap, Alsace, Thibaut Le Mailloux, Champagne Committee, Anselme Selosse, Jacques Selosse Champagnes, Selosse

Here's my keto bread baking video

I was invited to participate in a cool international art project benefiting mental health. It's called Decameron Row, and it's a website depicting buildings along a city street. Each building has windows occupied by a different artist, writer, or other creative person. When you click on one of the windows you can see a 1-minute video produced by that person. For my video, I posted the process of making very low carb bread. I'm in building address 67. To find my video hover your mouse over the ...
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Fluster is the social card game that can immediately make game night unforgettable

After a successful round of funding on Kickstarter, Fluster: The Social Card Game is now ready to help turn a party or game night into the engaging, surprising, and enlightening social affair you always hoped it would be. A deck of 100 cards, Fluster is chock full of unusual, funny, and thought-provoking questions inspired to spark unforgettable conversations that lead to hilarious stories, deeper connections, and unexpected insights into all the players. At the size of standard playing...
Tags: Post, News, Shop, Fluster Social Card Game

Drag queens to make pub's food deliveries in California city

My home of nearly 20 years, the quirky California island city of Alameda, never ceases to surprise me (in good ways!). Today I learned that one of my favorite casual dining spots in town, The Hobnob on Park Street, is offering a drag queen delivery service. On Saturday, August 22, Island Fantasy, a group of local drag performers, will bring you a prix fixe menu for two (salad, pasta dish, dessert, bottle of wine) and a one-minute socially distanced performance for $70 plus required 20% tip (add...
Tags: Post, News, California, Alameda, Hobnob on Park Street

Herman Cain tweets from beyond the grave

Herman Cain "tweeted" banal pro-Trump propaganda until hours before his death of Covid, a ghastly month-long spectacle seemingly pumped out by political handlers willing to speak with Cain's voice even as that voice ceased to exist. I spectulated that this would continue after his death, a melding of Trumpian incompetence, obscenity and indifference. I was asked to stop posting on grounds of Rob He Just Died, but sadly that exortation was not made to whoever is wearing Cain's corpse today on Twi...
Tags: Post, News, Trump, Cain, Herman Cain

Brush up on the physics lessons you learned in high school with this $10 training class

Physics may have been that class you sleepwalked your way through in high school. But while it might have just slipped under your radar throughout your academic career, you probably shouldn’t have given it such shallow attention. Sure, we could focus on the immediate pluses of a career as a physicist, like the more than respectable salaries . Or the utility of a degree in physics for segueing into a variety of related fields, like statistics, math, health care, engineering, finance and the...
Tags: Post, News, Shop, Leon Petrou

Fox News' Jeanine Pirro suggests "something's going to happen" to Biden before election

Jeanine Pirro's own Fox News colleagues forced her to walk back an ominous comment Wednesday after the former judge suggested that "something's going to happen" to presidential candidate Joe Biden. "For some reason, I just have this feeling that Joe Biden isn't going to be on the ticket," Pirro said during a Fox News segment. "I have a sense that something's going to happen before the election and he's not even going to be on the ticket, so don't even ask me if he's going to make the four years...
Tags: Post, News, Joe Biden, Fox News, Biden, Jesse Watters, Dana Perino, Jeanine Pirro, Pirro, Sen Kamala Harris

Resoume Resumé Creator makes sure you put your best foot forward in the job market

If you’re out of work...well, first, you have our sympathies. Right now, about 31 million Americans are drawing some form of unemployment benefits, which makes competition for virtually any job savagely fierce. But since nobody wants to wallow in the miseries of unemployment, the only legitimate course left open is to scrap like crazy to make sure you’re the one who gets the next job you really want. With so many vying for precious few job openings right now, that means your resume need...
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi +174 House Democrats tell Trump's Postmaster General to reverse changes that threaten mail-in voting

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and 174 other House Democrats are demanding that Donald Trump's new Postmaster General reverse all of the operational changes they say could harm mail-in voting for the November election. Read the entire document here. The smooth functioning of the @USPS during the COVID-19 pandemic is a matter of life-or-death, and is critical for protecting lives, livelihoods and the life of our democracy. Postmaster General DeJoy must reverse new policies which accelerate th...
Tags: Post, News, House, Nancy Pelosi, Postal Service, Donald Trump, Trump, DeJoy

Trump warns of mail-in ballots sent to dogs and cats (yes, he's lying again)

President Brain Worms is on his bullshit again. During a weird press conference today, he -- again! -- went on for a while talking about mail-in ballots being sent to dogs and cats. "Many were sent to dead people...I guess 2,3,4 were sent to dogs. One was sent to a cat. They are sent all over the place," Trump says of voting ballot applications sent by mail. He is, of course, lying his damn fool ass off. Again, @POTUS talking about mail-in ballots being sent to dogs and cats.
Tags: Post, News, Trump, Andrew Feinberg, Steve Herman

Trump falsely says U.S. is doing better than Europe on coronavirus (this is a lie)

Donald Trump began a news conference on Wednesday by falsely claiming that the United States is doing better than Europe with coronavirus pandemic response. We are not. This is an obvious lie. Though more than 160,000 Americans have died of COVID-19, Trump kept his eyes on the prize. Behind the impeached president, a chart of the stock market [image via CSPAN] Trump begins his news conference by falsely claiming that the US is doing better than Europe as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic....
Tags: Europe, Post, News, US, United States, Donald Trump, Daniel dale, Trump, Steve Herman

Baby born on an airplane over Alaska named 'Sky' by mom

A baby boy born on an airplane that was taking mom to a hospital in Anchorage was named 'Sky' by mom. Chrystal Hicks was 35 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to Sky Airon Hicks on August 5 around 1 AM after mom boarded a plane to take her from the small community of Glennallen, Alaska to an Anchorage hospital, KTUU-TV reported. “It was shocking, it was really weird at first, I didn’t know what to think,” Hicks told a reporter. “But everybody kept talking about the baby on the plane.” Hicks and...
Tags: Post, News, Alaska, Sky, Anchorage, Hicks, KTUU, Chrystal Hicks, Sky Airon Hicks, Glennallen Alaska

Woman receives her ID card with photo of an empty chair

Jade Dodd of Tennessee renewed her license online, and when she received it last week, was surprised to discover that the photo wasn’t her, but rather an image of an empty chair. “The lady at the DMV did not really believe me when I was like ‘hey, I need my license fixed,’” Dodd told local news WKRN. “Then, she looked it up in the system and goes, ‘oh, I need my manager for this.’” Here's what authorities say happened: “When the customer visited the Driver Services Center a few years ago, du...
Tags: Post, News, Tennessee, DMV, WKRN, Dodd, Wes Moster Tennessee Department

Robin's Wish, emotional documentary about Robin Williams' final days

It's been six years since comic legend Robin Williams died. Robin's Wish is a new documentary that looks at his final days and the degenerative disease (Lewy Body Dementia) that is attributed to him ending his own life on August 11, 2014. An intimate portrait of Robin Williams and his invulnerable spirit, Robin's Wish is the story of what really happened to one of the greatest entertainers of all time - and what his mind was fighting. screengrab via Robin's Wish/YouTube (The Awesomer)
Tags: Post, Video, News, Documentary, Robin Williams, Suicide, Robin, Lewy Body, Lewy Body Disease

There's a huge auction coming up of original Hollywood props, and it's a trap

The LA Prop Store is holding an auction of real Hollywood memorabilia at the end of the month: An incredible 870 lots of rare props, costumes and production material from over 350 titles will be going up for auction, with bidding available online, by phone or in absentee. If you have lots and lots of disposable income and would like to spend, say, $30,000 on an OG bust of Admiral Ackbar, this could be your chance! You'll also found some original props from Army of Darkness, Alien and Aliens (...
Tags: Post, Hollywood, News, Army, Jurassic Park, Michelangelo, HSA, Roland High Life, LA Prop Store

The "Steamed Hams" episode from THE SIMPSONS but it's the "Take On Me" music video

I don't fully understand how the Steamed Hams Meme began, but this is delightful, so I'll take it.
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American Bandstand teens react to The Beatle's psychedelic 1967 videos for "Strawberry Fields" and "Penny Lane"

This 1967 clip from American Bandstand starts with Dick Clark asking the kids if they think The Beatles will outlast The Monkees.  Almost everyone voted for The Beatles. And, of course, they were wrong!  The Beatles broke up in 1970 and The Monkees are still around, and released a (really good!) album in 2016. Then the kids are treated to 1967 promotional films for "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" and Clark asks them what they think. The reactions were mixed. One kid said it was "...
Tags: Post, News, Clark, Penny Lane, Dick Clark, American Bandstand

Dog plays drums to the STAR WARS Cantina Song

"Mad About Me" is a Jizz song that was largely popularized by the Bith band Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, who famously performed it during a bar fight at Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina in that Tatooinian town of Mos Eisley. I share this, because it's important to remember that the so-called "Star Wars Cantina Song" is, canonically, jizz. So anyway here's an acoustic guitar player who goes by AcousticTrench doing a finger-pickin' cover of the classic tune, accompanied by his dog Maple on the k...
Tags: Star Wars, Post, News, Dogs, Mos Eisley, Cover Songs, Chalmun, Animal Friends, Cantina Band, Animal Musicians, Jizz Music, Spaceport Cantina

Watch the trailer for High Score, Netflix's upcoming documentary about the history of video games

On August 19th Netflix is premiering its 6 part documentary on the history of the video game industry. Above, the trailer. Below, the opening credits clip
Tags: Post, News, Netflix

This 1962 illustrated book imagined what space stations would look

One of my favorite websites is John Sisson's Dreams of Space, which is singularly focused on vintage non-fiction children's books and ephemera about space travel. Most of the stuff he posts is from the 1950s through the 1970s, a heyday for pie in the sky visions of humans breaking free of earth's wicked gravity. This month, John is posting about books that speculated on space stations of the future. One of the books is simply called Space Stations, and was written in 1962 by Erik Bergaust.  In h...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, John, Space Agency, John Sisson, Erik Bergaust

Enjoy this whimsical 1991 TV commercial for the Gameboy

This 1991 television commercial for the Nintendo Game Boy looks like it borrowed a bit of Terry Gilliam's look from Brazil. It's interesting that the Game Boy was being marketed to adults and not kids and teenagers. Image: YouTube
Tags: Post, News, Brazil, Terry Gilliam

The Lockpicking Lawyer makes a monkey out of a locksmith

The Lockpicking Lawyer recently received a package from one of his viewers. The package contained a Kryptonite Lock that had been opened with an angle grinder. The person who sent him the lock explain that he had lost the key to his Kryptonite Lock and had taken it to a locksmith and ask them to pick it. The locksmith told him that he could not pick it and that recreational lock picking videos on YouTube were fake. The locksmith used an angle grinder to open the lock, and he said he would pay...
Tags: Post, News, Youtube, Kryptonite Lock

Last Blockbuster Video store to be rented on Airbnb for $4/night

Bend, Oregon is home to the last Blockbuster Video store on the planet. Well, now it's been set up as an nineties-themed Airbnb rental. In September, for three one-night sleepovers, the room will be available for $4/night. Don't pull out your acid-washed jeans just yet though, this offer is open only to Deschutes County residents. When you call dibs on this stay, you’re booking a night back in the 90s, but this time you won’t have to beg your parents to rent the latest horror flick–we’ll give yo...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Oregon, Airbnb, Blockbuster, Nineties, Don, Pepsi, Deschutes County, Bend, Blockbuster Video

THIS is how you do a mid-song guitar switch

The late great Stevie Ray knew how to get it done. Watch the master swap guitars onstage like it ain't no big deal. screengrab SRV Bootlegs/YouTube (The Awesomer)
Tags: Post, Video, News, Guitars, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stevie Ray, Guitar Switch, Switcheroo, We're Not Worthy

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