August 29, 2011
The charred remains of 53 people, more than likely rebels and rebel sympathizers, were found in a warehouse outside of Tripoli today. Yet another reason Gaddafi must be found and brought to justice. WARNING: Disturbing images.
She's still crazy, but she's not crazy enough to say that. This unedited footage clears up the remark. She says, "who likes wet people?" The event was being held on a rainy day and her next sentence discusses how they "have the god of the winds and rains."
What happens when two chat programs chat with each other? It doesn't take them long to figure out there's no human in this equation.
Wire Inspire is a great Tumblr that features inspirational posters based on the greatest television program of all time, The Wire. Here are our 11 favorite examples. Be warned, some language is NSFW.
Just watch it.
When a group of students sent a letter to Roald Dahl asking him questions about his short story collection "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More," this was the author's response. What a weird, hysterically funny man.
Feeling that the hooligans in the midsize English town of Yeovil were getting a little too out of control, 33-year-old Ken "Shadow" Andre decided to take matters into his own hands. He has spent the past six years patrolling the streets by day and night fighting violence and tomfoolery, like stopping kids from shooting swans with BB guns.
Han Solo just wanted to get paid. He never asked for this. Until today, I'd never heard of "Drive" but now I kind of want to see it.
No more joking about Irene being a non-event. The governor says the flooding in central and southern Vermont is the worst in over a century. A dozen bridges have been washed away, tens of thousands are without power, and at least two are dead in the tiny New England state. If you'd like to help Vermont and the many other victims of Irene, please make a donation to the Red Cross.
This is fucking terrifying. Cornell Lab's Creative Machines hooked up Cleverbot (the chat program that learns to be more human with every conversation it has) with another Cleverbot. They should get a room. And then, presumably, destroy us parasite humans before we try to shut them down.
Linda Patricia Robbins had a Flickr account with 169 pictures of herself convincingly photoshopped onto various scenes and, presumably, bodies. The account no longer exists, but fortunately, some of the photos and captions were saved before its removal. Words fail to capture the magnificence of these images.
So tough, so cute.
Late Saturday night, four friends went out on a bike ride to see what the tropical storm was really like. The video starts off with biking during the afternoon drizzle, and resumes during the torrential downpour and high winds, notably biking down the middle of a wholly deserted Times Square and Chinatown. Sweet soundtrack too, guys.
Watch a weird baby puppet hump a guy's brains out starting at 1:30.
It's no secret that the English language has some pretty fantastic old-timey words, but you probably don't know most of these. Find out what the world was like when it was divided up into barleycorns, knight's fees, and hogsheads.
Disgusting. Authorities in South Africa are trying to find any information regarding this photo and the welfare of the child therein. The Facebook user who posted it goes by the name "Eugene Terrorblanche." Police contact information can be found here. WARNING: This is truly an awful image. We can only hope it's staged.
From Nyan Cat to Hipster Ariel, the internet has certainly made its mark on fashion. And with this awesome jewelry, you can always carry a piece of the internet with you wherever you go.
The folks at Cornell's Creative Machines Lab decided to force two chatbots on each other. Their conversation is uncomfortable and more than a little creepy. Somehow God comes up.
I feel like I'm watching Andy Kaufman do a bad Al Pacino impression. The press at last night's VMAs didn't really know how to handle it.
The fantastic Big Lebowski star will play the dean of Greendale's Air Conditioning Repair School (which is far better respected than Greendale proper). I cannot wait.
If people only enjoy doing these bizarre activities "sometimes," I can't begin to imagine what's happening the majority of the time.
Felix Thompson and Brandon Roots of Buffalo Picture House braved the hurricane in hopes of getting some interesting footage. What they ended up with is both beautiful and haunting.
Like a phoenix, the meme rises from the ashes (or destruction) of Irene to tell us what is really necessary in preparation for a disaster.
Andrew Kolb has turned David Bowie's epic story about Major Tom into a gorgeous children's book. Here are the first couple of pages to give you a taste, but you should check out the book in all its (.pdf) glory here. The story breaks your heart even harder this way. It's good for you.
This will teach you the valuable difference between the letter "L" and the letter "R."
Any doubters about Jennifer Lawerence as Katniss after this just refuse to be pleased. My only complaint about this clip is its brevity. March can't get here soon enough.