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The 12 Memes of Christmas!

(YouTube link) Mashable brings us an internet carol, featuring lots of internet memes and appearances by some original meme characters, such as Scumbag Steve, Chuck Testa, and Tardar Sauce. See the entire list of participants at the YouTube page. -via Holy Kaw!

Monster Roll

This is freaking awesome, Monster Roll just does so many things right for me. I love the ancient pact that is the premise of the film, I love the griminess of it, and I love that if you watch the credits- the sleazy American’s name is Brody. Not only is that the character’s name, but [...]

The Story of Elvis Presley’s "Hound Dog"

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. The classic song “Hound Dog” was released in 1952 and was number one on the charts for seven weeks. Yes, that was 1952. Okay, before you jump the gun, let me tell you, this original version of “Hound [...]

Experimental Heavy-Nosed Bullet

Steve at The Firearm Blog writes: A Russian inventor emailed me photos of his patent-pending bullet design. These bullets are loaded in 12.7×108mm cases. The inventor did not explain to me how this design is beneficial but according to a study done by the US Military in the 1950s (PDF Link), the center of gravity affects how [...]

Now That’s Rocket Science: An Interview with JPL’s Steve Collins

A couple weeks ago, I promised a couple interviews with members of the JPL Curiosity Rover team. Today we start with attitude control engineer Steve Collins, who’s been working for NASA for the last 20 years, starting with the failed Mars Observer orbiter, launched in 1992. Since that time, JPL has been responsible for numerous [...]

Cucumber Jalapeño Popsicles

Simultaneously cold and hot, Steve’s popsicles will give you a delicious if confusing experience. They’re made of just cucumbers, peppers, sugar and lime juice. Link -via Tasteologie

Ceramic Camera

Steve Irvine makes ceramic pinhole cameras. He made this lovely camera out of “high fired stoneware, glaze, copper and found objects.” It uses a piece of photo paper as the film. Yes, it’s also an art object, and will be featured on a future group exhibition. Link -Thanks, Steve!

Steve Ross Pays Tribute To His Dad Bob

(YouTube Link) Happy little trees run in the family as far as painters Bob and Steve Ross are concerned. Here’s a brightly colored episode which shows us that Bob’s legacy lives on in the hands of his son Steve, and boy can he paint mountain ranges like a boss! –via TDW

The 5 Worst Fathers In the Animal Kingdom

These dads won’t be getting any Father’s Day cards this Sunday. 1. Lions Image courtesy of James Hopkirk’s Flickr stream You may already know that a male lion that recently became head of his pride will usually kill all the cubs sired by the previous leader. But while that makes lions terrible step-dads, it doesn’t make them terrible [...]

9 Regular People Who Became Memes

We may never know the true identities of Annoying Facebook Girl and Good Guy Greg, but we do know a little bit more about the people who inspired these memes. 1. College Freshman As a first-semester freshman, Griffin Kiritsy agreed to do an interview for Reader’s Digest, complete with a photo shoot on the UNH campus. “No [...]