Sunday Open Thread

Johnny Cash shakes a hand during a concert at Folsom State Prison, 1968

Saturday Open Thread 

Operation Baby Lift… over 3,300 Vietnamese orphans were airlifted to the U.S. in 1975.

Thursday Open Thread 

Dinosaur being delivered to Boston Museum of Science in 1984. (Photo by Arthur Pollock) via Tumblr

Felines of Adventure

We all know the stereotypes about cats: they’re lazy homebodies who sit around the house all day waiting to be fed. There’s a fair amount of truth to that, at least among the housecats I know, but not all cats are the same, and a recent trend has been challenging that stereotype. Cat owners have […]

Guardians Inferno

Have fun IDing all the people in this video…

Zardu Hasselfräu!

The High Road to China

I promised to write something up about my two week sojourn to China so here goes. Let me start with bit of backstory. Last January I met a woman — “Jane”, a law professor from the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing. She was looking for a base of operations […]

Just Another Day At The Office

Astronaut and Air Force test pilot Jack Fischer shares a time-lapse video of what the Aurora looks like from the International Space Station. Truly breathtaking.

People have asked me what a “burrito of awesomeness smothered in awesome sauce” is… Well folks, it looks like this…awesome sauce is green.

— Jack Fischer (@Astro2fish) […]

The Best Cosplays From Comic-Con 2017

Now that San-Diego Comic-Con has wrapped up, it’s time to take a look at the best cosplays from the event. Follow the jump below for the funny, the weird, the adorable, the creepy, and the amazingly accurate costumes this year’s crop of nerds wore:

An excellent K-2SO from Rogue One:


Digital Magician

This guy’s vines are great. Some very clever digital trickery.

Instagram City

In an effort to increase international interest in the area, the small Indonesian village of Kampung Pelangi came up with a novel idea: paint the entire city in bright colors.

The result has been quite successful, making the slum-filled town into a popular tourist spot and Instagram post subject, and a boon to […]