Thursday, January 17th
There's a new Ghostbusters movie in the works. Entertainment Weekly has learned exclusively that Jason Reitman will direct and co-write an upcoming film set in the world that was saved decades previously by the proton pack-wearing working stiffs in the original 1984 movie, which was directed by his father, Ivan Reitman.
Thursday, Jan 17th 2019 (12:00am)
Wednesday, January 16th
As if news of losing Carol Channing wasn't enough to make you a frowny clowny, Maine's legendary wallbagel bit the dust today. I'm starting to think getting out of bed this morning was a mistake.
Wednesday, Jan 16th 2019 (11:31am) | Thanks: bondcliff
Tuesday, January 15th
It had big stars, it foretold virtual reality, and the director was the special-effects wizard behind 2001: A Space Odyssey.
It's also one of my all-time favorites. And it has a fascinating story behind it.
Monday, January 14th
As the West becomes more and more secular, and the discoveries of evolutionary biology and cosmology shrink the boundaries of faith, the claims that science and religion are compatible grow louder. If you’re a believer who doesn’t want to seem anti-science, what can you do? You must argue that your faith – or any faith – is perfectly compatible with science.
Monday, Jan 14th 2019 (4:23am)
Police were called to a Texas Walmart after a woman was reportedly drinking wine from a Pringles can and riding an electric cart in the parking lot.
Monday, Jan 14th 2019 (12:00am) | Thanks: Heferito
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Thursday, January 10th
Police are trying to track down a man who spent three hours licking a doorbell at a California home. Police said a newly installed surveillance system helped them investigate the case. "We were pleasantly surprised the image was so clear. It didn't take us long to identify the individual," Salina Police Department spokesperson Miguel Cabrera said.
and yes, there's video.
Thursday, Jan 10th 2019 (12:04am)
Wednesday, January 9th
This clip, although Left biased ought to be scary no matter which political party is in the Oval Office.
The moment the president declares a "national emergency" - a decision that is entirely within his discretion - more than 100 special provisions become available to him.
Full article here, if you have a moment or two to read. Where has our democracy gone?
Wednesday, Jan 9th 2019 (12:00am)
Tuesday, January 8th
The skilled climber and thief Vjeran Tomic, whom the French press referred to as Spider-Man, has described robbery as an act of imagination.
Perhaps the greatest art thief in French history, Tomic pulled off a fantastic caper. A rather lengthy but really terrific read.
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Monday, January 7th
Public Domain Day was Jan 1 (thanks Sonny Bono), but you were probably hungover, so here’s how to download the tens of thousands of books that became legal to download for free in 2019.
Monday, Jan 7th 2019 (12:00am)
So I saw a video the other day of a lady walking a banana, much to the surprise of passers-by. Wondering what that was all about, I dug deeper. Turns out, walking a banana is a common therapy in treating people with social anxiety, by forcing themselves into high-visibility, attention-attracting situations.
Monday, Jan 7th 2019 (12:00am)
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Friday, January 4th
We've all been there, arguing over who has to do the cooking, cleaning, and washing for what feels like the 657th time this week, but this adorable couple seem to have the chore-deciding formula absolutely nailed down. It turns out the answer is simple: Mario Kart 64.
Radical political views of all sorts seem to shape our lives to an almost unprecedented extent. But what attracts people to the fringes? A new study from researchers at University College London offers some insight into one characteristic of those who hold extreme beliefs—their metacognition, or ability to evaluate whether or not they might be wrong.
Friday, Jan 4th 2019 (12:00am)
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
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