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Radio Free Earth "Radio Free Earth finds the #1 song according to the Billboard Charts on a random (or determined) date, measures how long ago that date was, finds a named star that distance away, and then outputs which star that #1 song is just reaching at this moment."

Bad photography, and a dry wit.  (And a descriptive url.)
The new Ultimate Meal.  It sounds great.

It's still very chalky. Not gritty -- there's no feeling of sand or anything, just smooth powder rolling through my mouth. Fortunately, being chilled has drastically improved my perception of how it tastes.


I don't feel particularly energized, but I don't feel particularly un-energized, either.
Yet another site found by asking "I wonder if someone's made a site that does X?".

With this combined with kindle samples, I may never wonder what to read next again.
I don't plan on being a runner, but I find this really inspiring anyway.
Planet Resizer updated with better resize buttons:
Cool time visualization.  Spoiler: we are a spec of time.  Also, the earth existed for a good portion of the existence of the universe?
First, consider this Shaker hymn.

Then, consider this performance by the Voices of East Harlem at Sing Sing Prison .

Google is sunsetting Reader.  To quote my wife, "What are we supposed to do!?"
The most accessible song on the new They Might Be Giants album also has the creepiest lyrics.

(Might they have been shooting for inaccessibility on this one??)
This is my new favorite thing:
In 1987, an anonymous team of computer scientists from the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic wrote a series of children's books based on the popular Choose Your Own Adventure series. The books were hastily translated into English and a small number were exported to America, but the CIA, fearing a possible Soviet mind control scheme, confiscated them all before they could be sold.

Now declassified, the books have been lovingly converted to a digital hypertext format and put online for the English-speaking world to enjoy.
I missed part of this video because I couldn't see through the tears filling my eyes.
Another one of my ideas, stolen.  (Apparently my ideas are not particularly unique.)
I might just listen to this song on repeat for the rest of the day.
You'll probably want to turn up your speakers, put on sunglasses, and hold up a glowstick while giving a meaningful look to those around you:

(Warning: Autoplay audio, awesomeness)
This web page plays a song for as long as you want, but it doesn't just loop the song -- it analyzes the structure and loops segments that make sense next to each other.

Pick an already-uploaded song just to see how they present the visualization of the song. For those of us who tend to listen to the same song over and over, this is pretty much the greatest thing in the world.
Reading about Supreme Court arguments restores my faith in humanity.  There a people who appear to think thoroughly, who have some measurable control of our society.  yay.
Iceland cops are on the case.
The awesomest browser scrolling gimmick I've ever seen.  You win this time, Zachary.
The diary of an existentialist vs. breakfast:

November 26

Today I made a Black Forest cake out of five pounds of cherries and a live beaver, challenging the very definition of the word "cake." I was very pleased. Malraux said he admired it greatly, but could not stay for dessert. Still, I feel that this may be my most profound achievement yet, and have resolved to enter it in the Betty Crocker Bake-Off.
This article has the best first sentence in the history of sentences:


"Assurance is not insurance," Revere said. "Assurance comes from Heaven. If they want to regulate assurance, they have to regulate God."
Awesome time-camera "photos" (via Chris).
(I want to see more.)
Cubical RGB books - via Eric

There are three books in the set, each bound along a different axis, to allow free exploration of the color space in any direction.
So, someone made a cheater/explorable version of a recent weird xkcd comic that (absurdly) is direct-linkable by location and zoom.  This allows me to note here this surprisingly accurate, accidental likeness of Abbey Road:
Google agrees.  It is ok to eat a Squinkie.
Math and Art.  How can you go wrong?
Thank you, author, for bringing a tiny bit of clarity to a confusing patent/legal system.
Curiosity rover finds former stream bed, on its journey to the top of Mount Sharp.
The longer I gaze into this image, the bigger the LOLs.  (It doesn't help that it's at a well-intentioned elderly woman's expense.)
search: Behold the monkey
How does an A-bomb explosion affect beer drinkability?  For reals, via Eric.
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