Monthly Archives: June 2011

Reverse engineering shadow puppets

 Reverse engineering shadow puppets

Via This Isn’t Happiness.

Probably from lightillusion.com.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believed in fairies

Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was also a major proponent of spiritualism and psychic powers. He believed in psychics, mediums, ghosts, and fairies. He also pissed off Harry Houdini.

Arthur Conan Doyle devoted a whole chapter of his book The Edge of the Unknown to a detailed argument that Houdini had genuine psychic power, but wouldn’t admit it. Curiously, Doyle and Houdini remained friends for a long while, in spite of public clashes over spiritualism. Perhaps they shared an appreciation of the value of public self-promotion. Eventually Houdini became outraged as a result of a seance in which Mrs. Doyle claimed to have communicated with Houdini’s mother, and the details she reported were obviously wrong.

Here’s a video of him talking about it a few weeks before he died:

Via Brain Pickings.

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The blue and green you see in this picture are really the same color

 The blue and green you see in this picture are really the same color

Believe it or not, Those blue and green spirals are the same color. What’s more, all those lines that look like they’re cutting through all the stripes aren’t continuous, and some of them are orange while some are purple. When the bluish green is crossed by orange, it looks green, and when it’s crossed by purple, it looks blue.

Q2NMx The blue and green you see in this picture are really the same color

From Buzzhunt, via The Morning News.

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Silhouettes of cars

toyota all o Silhouettes of cars

From Always With Honor, via Ffffound.

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The inventor of Vaseline claimed to eat it all the time

Chesebrough lived to be 96 years old and was such a believer in Vaseline that he claimed to have eaten a spoonful of it every day.

Robert Chesebrough was the inventor of Vaseline, and he traveled New York extolling it as a miracle cure for healing wounds — which he would self-inflict in front of audiences.

From Wikipedia, via OMG Facts.

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This is my artist’s statement. If you don’t like it, I have others.

My work explores the relationship between postmodern discourse and midlife subcultures.

With influences as diverse as Kierkegaard and John Cage, new synergies are generated from both simple and complex textures.

Ever since I was a teenager I have been fascinated by the ephemeral nature of the mind. What starts out as vision soon becomes corrupted into a hegemony of greed, leaving only a sense of chaos and the prospect of a new reality.

As spatial phenomena become transformed through diligent and diverse practice, the viewer is left with an insight into the possibilities of our world.

Need your own artist’s statement? Generate some arty bollocks. Via Dangerous Minds.

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Eddie the Brick – “Super Dog Can’t Count”

 Eddie the Brick   Super Dog Cant Count

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Nobody on the Internet is really a lesbian

 Nobody on the Internet is really a lesbian

It’s a trend we didn’t know about: men who pose as lesbians to blog about issues concerning lesbians. Why do they do this?

I didn’t start this with my name because … I thought people wouldn’t take it seriously, me being a straight man

That’s Bill Graber, who wrote under the name Paula Brooks on the ironically-titled LezGetReal. It turns out Amina the Gay Girl in Damascus AKA Tom McMaster in Edinburgh wrote on LezGetReal before starting his own blog.

Amina often “flirted” with Brooks, the paper said – with neither man apparently realising that the other was also a man pretending to be a lesbian.

Comic from Chris Mohney.

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There’s only one thing on AdventureMormon.com

 Theres only one thing on AdventureMormon.com

Adventure Mormon!

Via The Dish.

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Supergirl has this storm trooper right where she wants him

 Supergirl has this storm trooper right where she wants him

From Reddit.

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