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But They Can’t Actually Line Up Together

Yes these Tetris nails look awesome and are a great fashion statement for gamer gals, but these are destined to drive dedicated Tetris fans, like myself, crazy because you can’t actually make a Tetris! Link Via The Daily What

US government: "mermaids don’t exist"

In an unusual announcement the US government has assured people that mermaids most likely don’t exist. In a statement from the National Ocean Service …

The Late Movies: 5 Smart People Say Smart Things in 5 Minutes or Less

Big Think has interviewed a staggering array of smart people, and is posting micro-interviews on YouTube. For tonight’s viewing, I thought I’d collect five favorites. Yes, they’re short, and sometimes they’re simple — but these are smart sentiments. Bill Nye “How is science education like comedy?” Bill Nye on the parallels between comedy and [...]

Mechagodzilla Lamp

The well-appointed house is a quiet statement of style and good taste. So, naturally, the blogger behind Obvious Winner merged a Mechagodzilla figure with a lamp. You can view more pictures at the link. Link -via Technabob

Modern Narcissism

I told my kids that their friends preferred texting to talking because they want to speak without having to listen in return. My kids reported that statement to their friends, who shamelessly agreed that was exactly the case. This Twaggie was illustrated from a Tweet by @oinkflap. See a new Twaggie every day at GoComics. [...]

Fantasy Author Imitates Women’s Poses on the Covers of Fantasy Novels

Jim Hines wanted to show off his body make a statement about the sexist depiction of women on the covers of fantasy novels. So his wife took photos of Hines while he awkwardly posed like the cover girls. Link -via Althouse

Artist Statement Generator

Quick! We have to get the sculpture to the exhibition hall! There’s no time to formulate our aesthetic rationale into a coherent philosophical statement. Just use this artist statement generator to come up with stuff like this: My work explores the relationship between the tyranny of ageing and multimedia experiences. With influences as diverse as Derrida and [...]

The Dude, The Port Huron Statement, and The Seattle Seven

I was, uh, one of the authors of the Port Huron Statement. The original Port Huron Statement. Not the compromised second draft. And then I, uh… Ever hear of the Seattle Seven? - The Dude, The Big Lebowski Fans of The Big Lebowski will no doubt recognize The Dude’s lofty claim to fame above. And while the Port [...]

Blanket Statement

Or maybe in this case, you could say “statement blanket”! Julie made this warm and funny pun blanket that really makes a statement for her boyfriend’s birthday gift. Over the summer, my boyfriend and I were making up puns based on bedding (“post-modern four-post bed” and the ilk) and came up with “blanket statement blanket.” It [...]

Pope urges respect for embryos

Pope Benedict XVI has made a statement during a vespers service requesting respect for embryos. The Pope emphasised the need to respect human life fro…