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Fall, Timelapse, Central Park

Need a dose of tranquility? Watch this three-minute timelapse video shot in New York City’s Central Park. Photographer Jamie Scott selected fifteen locations in the park and returned to them twice a week for six months, from August 2011 through January 2012. And I do mean fifteen extremely specific locations — repeating [...]

Who Watches The Simpsons?

I suspect that the correct answer is “Fewer people than there were fifteen years ago.” Chris Weiermiller composed this mashup. I thank him for depicting Doctor Manhattan with pants. Link -via Popped Culture

I Have One Simple Request and That Is to Have Sharks with Freakin’ Laser Beams

It’s taken fifteen years, but Dr. Evil’s dream has finally come true. In April, marine biologist and TV personality Luke Tipple attached a 50-milliwatt laser emitter to the dorsal fin of a lemon shark. Can the shark control the laser beam? Not yet. The march of technological progress is a slow one. But we, the human [...]

Han Solo’s Soldering Iron

In 1983, when he as fifteen years old, Craig Smith broke his father’s soldering iron. He fixed it (above) using parts of a toy made to resemble Han Solo’s blaster (below). It still works! And, of course, it has a scope. You need a scope if you’re soldering from a great distance. Link | Photos: Craig [...]

A Professional Cyclist’s Leg

George Hincapie, a professional bicyclist, has competed in fifteen Tour de France races. That kind of consistent athletic effort will produce an impact on the human body, as this photograph shows. Link -via Doobybrain | Photo: Bettini Photography

The Late Movies: Here Come the Pixies

It has lately come to my attention that some very smart people I know — who otherwise have great taste in music and art and all things cultural — don’t know who the Pixies are. If this is the case with any of our readers, I’m going to fix that today. The Pixies are revered [...]