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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2012
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    @taphead
    hee hee hee
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2012
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    Austrian driver allowed 'pastafarian' headgear photo
    An Austrian atheist has won the right to be shown on his driving-licence photo wearing a pasta strainer as "religious headgear".
    Niko Alm first applied for the licence three years ago after reading that headgear was allowed in official pictures only for confessional reasons.
    Mr Alm said the sieve was a requirement of his religion, pastafarianism.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2012
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    Charlie Brooker's upcoming cop show:
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012 edited
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    Okay, had a night of weird buried-alive nightmares and the day has been rather melancholy, with all the rain and sad music and shit.

    And then a pal links to this. And I go to the student kitchen to get some water and burst laughing out aloud hunched over the sink, and from the corner of my eye I see an Asian student who was coming to the kitchen stop, pause and make an U-turn. Just like I think my mood did :D

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    @celan: Modern British version of Police Squad? Yes please.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012
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    Alright, back to business, Internet.

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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012
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    Big Foot Replica: Only $80K.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012
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    Da fuck?
    Best understood if you know basic Spanish.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012
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    ICE. BURN.

    Point: Mr. Darnielle of the Mountain Goats. (This tweet has since gotten massively favorited and retweeted, unsurprisingly)
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012
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    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012
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    You bring the Olympic torch to Guildford, you'd better be DAMN ready for game developers, there's a few hundred of us now...

    Run Omar, RUN.
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    Flabyo : that's a friend of mine. Pretty much business as usual for him :).
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012
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    @Dorkmuffin - weird, when was that? I follow @mountain_goats and never saw this. Would have retweeted.

    Ah no wait, just my phone crapping itself. Nothing to see here, move along.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012
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    (bear with it through the first few seconds of testcard)

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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2012 edited
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    Cthulhu Calls

    Adapted from a Mark Waid script (clearly channeling his inner Moore).
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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2012
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    Alan Rickman reads Sonnet 130, because I love you and want you to be happy.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2012
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    Oldest recipe in the world and it's a recipe for beer!




    The Hymn to Ninkasi (ancient Sumerian Goddess of brewing and beer and head brewer to the gods themselves)

    Borne of the flowing water (...)
    Tenderly cared for by the Ninhursag,
    Borne of the flowing water (...)
    Tenderly cared for by the Ninhursag,

    Having founded your town by the sacred lake,
    She finished its great walls for you,
    Ninkasi, having founded your town by the sacred lake,
    She finished its great walls for you

    Your father is Enki, Lord Nidimmud,
    Your mother is Ninti, the queen of the sacred lake,
    Ninkasi, Your father is Enki, Lord Nidimmud,
    Your mother is Ninti, the queen of the sacred lake.

    You are the one who handles the dough,
    [and] with a big shovel,
    Mixing in a pit, the bappir with sweet aromatics,
    Ninkasi, You are the one who handles
    the dough, [and] with a big shovel,
    Mixing in a pit, the bappir with [date]-honey.

    You are the one who bakes the bappir
    in the big oven,
    Puts in order the piles of hulled grains,
    Ninkasi, you are the one who bakes
    the bappir in the big oven,
    Puts in order the piles of hulled grains,

    You are the one who waters the malt
    set on the ground,
    The noble dogs keep away even the potentates,
    Ninkasi, you are the one who waters the malt
    set on the ground,
    The noble dogs keep away even the potentates.

    You are the one who soaks the malt in a jar
    The waves rise, the waves fall.
    Ninkasi, you are the one who soaks
    the malt in a jar
    The waves rise, the waves fall.

    You are the one who spreads the cooked
    mash on large reed mats,
    Coolness overcomes.
    Ninkasi, you are the one who spreads
    the cooked mash on large reed mats,
    Coolness overcomes.

    You are the one who holds with both hands
    the great sweet wort,
    Brewing [it] with honey and wine
    (You the sweet wort to the vessel)
    Ninkasi, (...)
    (You the sweet wort to the vessel)

    The filtering vat, which makes
    a pleasant sound,
    You place appropriately on [top of]
    a large collector vat.
    Ninkasi, the filtering vat,
    which makes a pleasant sound,
    You place appropriately on [top of]
    a large collector vat.

    When you pour out the filtered beer
    of the collector vat,
    It is [like] the onrush of
    Tigris and Euphrates.
    Ninkasi, you are the one who pours out the
    filtered beer of the collector vat,
    It is [like] the onrush of
    Tigris and Euphrates.
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    Now why didn't Neal Stephenson include a beer recipe?