Thursday, January 28, 2010

Best news story ever

Via Ivan O.


From the defensive, to the offensive, to the macabre, and everything in between. If you've already exhausted other means of using your child to broadcast your personal aesthetic, consider one of these to ensure everyone out there knows how truly non-conformist you really are.

Baby Carriages of the Damned.

Thanks to Xela B. on Facebook.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Finally! Econ Rap

Just another reason to love Russ Roberts.

This has me thinking about dusting off my "Income elastic, unitary" (set to the Beastie Boys' "Intergalactic") rap i composed in undergrad. Nah, that's still a terrible idea.

Via: every free-market/libertarian/economics peep i know.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Werner Herzog read Curious George

Via Andrew Sullivan

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Late Night War

Via Adam Mueller.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I get the news I need from the weather report

Though currently on hiatus, the David Lynch Daily Weather Report is worth the subscription. It's not daily of course and some episodes are more Lynchian than others.

Also, if you're semi-obsessed with Lynch as many of us here at PoF are, this interview project, aptly titled: INTERVIEW PROJECT, deserves a gander.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

No Comment

For women too!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Geekstars of tomorrow?

Via "Sex, Drugs and Applied Science"

Monday, January 11, 2010

Mystery solved


You've probably always wanted to know what teddy bear diarrhea looks like. Thanks to the fine folks at Pedialyte, now you do.

Friday, January 08, 2010

At the risk of alienating all of you...

...FaceBook users.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Seasteading's "Burning Man on the Water": Ephemerisle

Ephemerisle Documentary by Jason Sussberg from The Seasteading Institute on Vimeo.


No idea what's this is all about? Check it.

Behold, the Star-Spawn of Cthulu!

Okay, so it's just an octopus...that's using a coconut shell as armor!

Full story.

How Twilight Works

With typical direct simplicity, The Oatmeal breaks down America's most beloved mopey-bastard-driven literature. Consider this your gateway to The Oatmeal's creamy goodness...

The Oatmeal

Also recommended: What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like.

Thanks to Daniel K. at Facebook

Monday, January 04, 2010

The Barry Manilow t-shirt experiment


Via the WSJ: "maybe we worry too much about what others think. A Cornell study of the psychology of embarrassment—which I like to think of as the Barry Manilow T-shirt experiment —suggests as much. Subjects were required to enter a room wearing a T-shirt featuring a large picture of Mr. Manilow, the crooner whose hits may induce as much wincing as swooning. Although 50% of the T-shirted subjects were self-conscious about what they were wearing, only 20% of the people in the room even noticed it. This experiment yielded the reassuring result that individuals are more aware of their gaffes—from flubbing an answer at an interview to having a bad hair day—than most of the people observing or talking to them."

Saturday, January 02, 2010

I Declare This Kid the Winner.