Monthly Archive: August 2015

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Living Tomato Ripeness Chart

From Reddit by way of Boing Boing, this is a perfect tomato ripeness chart. Or tomato audio meter. Or a tomato-based video game health bar… I haven’t talked about my garden much this year but my cherry tomatoes did return,...

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Racebent Justice League …s

Facebook’s “On This Day” reminded me twice this week of some Justice League art I’ve enjoyed over the years. But oddly on nearly the same day a few years apart. In case you aren’t familiar with the concept of racebending…...

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Deee-Lite’s ‘Groove Is in the Heart’ Turns 25

People Magazine takes a look at perhaps one of the ultimate party tunes out there, Deee-Lite’s much beloved “Groove Is In The Heart“. “Groove Is in the Heart” was an immediate hit, reaching No. 1 on the U.S. Hot Dance...

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Syracuse Prof’s Star Trek Class Goes Global

I love when seminal works of fiction, fantasy and science fiction are given their proper due. Previously available only for enrolled Syracuse University students, professor Anthony Rotolo will now offer a free and open “Star Trek” class to the public,...

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Baby got… Bechdel (-Wallace) Test

Update: Alison Bechdel has stated before that she got the idea for the strip from a friend Liz Wallace and more recently said that she would be happy now calling it The Bechdel-Wallace Test. I saw this tweet shared on...

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Screenshot Sherlock

Web comic CommitStrip–a blog relating the daily trials of web developers–shares an experience common to many of us. We’ve all done it. Especially when someone is using their desktop for a video tutorial or sharing it in a streaming meeting....

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Yoncé: The Last Airbender

It’s already known that in addition to Beyoncé’s many talents, most notably being always on beat, and possibly also controlling the weather. But tumblr user flawlessvevo takes it one step further and re-imagines her as not just running the world,...

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Check your Facts and Cite your Sources!

Saw this shared on Facebook over the weekend. Ironically, the page who freebooted the image didn’t cite their own source for it. The image comes from a post at Alaska Robotics, who remixed a classic World War II propaganda poster....

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John Oliver takes on Sex Education

After a look into the state of sex education classes in America–which is both pretty depressing, and includes a look at some classic sex education videos from the 60s and 70s–John Oliver enlists the help of Laverne Cox, Jack McBrayer,...

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Neil Gaiman on political correctness

I’ve seen this quote from Neil Gaiman about “political correctness” making the rounds lately. Even though it’s from a few years ago (on Valentine’s Day, no less), it’s still pretty apt. I was reading a book (about interjections, oddly enough)...