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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
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      CommentAuthorSobreiro
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
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    This one, @Phill_sea?

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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
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    The above is the only sane reaction to such a thing.
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    Probably old: from the Ladies' Home Journal, December 1900.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
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    Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

    I wanted to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes already, now I think I'll be pissed is John Lithgow does not get recognition, just based on these 4 minutes.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
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    Bluecanaryintheoutletbythelightswitch who watches over you . . . .

    Now actually available . . .
    Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/e791/?cpg=fbl_e791
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    Apologies if posted previously. It's just a damn good mask...

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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
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    @StefanJ
    Pretty sweet.
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      CommentAuthorphill_sea
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
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    Indeed @sobriero, that one, thank you.

    @alan tyson I laughed hard enough at your response that my wife gave me a dirty look, thank you too
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      CommentAuthorphill_sea
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
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    @vandal handle that video was perfect for ann arbor, michigan, many, many thanks to you for sharing it, I am gleefully re posting shortly!
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    I don't get what the illusion is supposed to be..?
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      CommentAuthorinfomancer
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2011
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    Staring at the center of the screen forces your brain to register only the standout features of each face, and since the eyes of each set are aligned, those features appear cartoonishly distorted. Huge foreheads, giant eyeballs, etc.
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    I see, it worked eventually... maybe they should title the video something more like 'Think you are seeing weird cyclops tongue faces sort of but don't have too high an expectation of being impressed, video'

    like, how could I be shocked by what I think I see since when it's working, I don't get to know what it's showing...
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    Parody site Christwire.org have done a very funny riff on the "new sexual fetish" of steampunk - here.

    the article itself is a chuckle but the comments are even better.
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    Click here. Say you're under 21. Freak out.

    Apologies if you've seen this before.
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    Here's a sweet, lovely essay on the Muppets: Weekend at Kermie's

    My favorite bit:
    From 1955 to 1990, Kermit the Frog was voiced and performed by Jim Henson. After that, Steve Whitmire, known for his smart-mouthed Rizzo the Rat, took over. Whitmire’s Kermit sounded a lot like Henson's, but his voice was a little thinner, and his singing more rhythmic and less melodic. Let me preface my next statement by saying that I know it will seem ridiculous to the casual reader, inflammatory to a good many fans, and downright specious to the expert of rhetoric, but for me watching Steve Whitmire’s Kermit is akin to watching someone imitate a mythic and longed-for mother—my mother—wearing a my-mother costume in a my-mother dance routine. This person’s heart is in the right place, which only makes it worse. “You should be happy,” the person pleads with me, “Look, Biddy! Your mother is not gone! She is still here.” Now, no one would ever do that. No one in her right mind would think it would work. A child knows his mother’s voice like he knows whether it's water or air he's breathing. One chokes you and one gives you life. Strangely, I feel the same about Kermit. Whitmire is an amazing performer—especially as the lovable dog Sprocket on “Fraggle Rock”—but, when he's on screen as Kermit, I can feel my body reject it on a cellular level.

    Elsewhere...
    In theory, copyright is a good thing, a necessary protection for artists that allows them to reap the rewards of their hard work. But 70 years after an author's death is too long a period. It holds the work in an artificial suspension, the property of stewards who may, as the years go by, have less and less of a relationship with the original impulse that animated the art.

    The Copyright Term Extension Act is sometimes called “The Mickey Mouse Protection Act” because it stayed the mouse’s impending deliverance into the public domain until 2036. But whom exactly does Mickey need protection from? The public domain—isn’t that us? What does Congress think we’re going to do to him?

    Why are you looking at me like that?
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      CommentAuthorSobreiro
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2011
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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
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    The public domain—isn’t that us? What does Congress think we’re going to do to him?


    *hides very large mousetrap behind his back* WHAT?