Month: August 2016

Pizza Cat, of Corsair Distillery in Nashville, inspects a pipe (via Distillery Cats on Instagram)

So the premise of It Doesn’t Suck—that Showgirls is a criminally misunderstood masterpiece—depends on our ability to change our minds. If money is any indication... the shift has already taken place. While Showgirls flopped theatrically, those ironic viewings have made the film one of MGM’s top 20 all-time bestsellers, with more than $100 million in home sales. Whether people are laughing at the film or laughing with the film might be irrelevant. People are watching the film. People are thinking about the film. And people are still reading about the film. The Awl

“Showgirls” Is A Good Movie

apparently it’s time to take Showgirls seriously as a piece of satire? I mean I did when it came out, but whatever.

Orange #1 greeting the photographer, via Jesse Holmz on Instagram

If There Are Aliens Out There, Where Are They?

Scientific American

okay, so where are they?

Simple life appeared on Earth almost as soon as the planet cooled sufficiently to support water-based organisms. To be detectable from a distance, however, life has to evolve to the point where it dominates the planetary surface chemistry and has significantly changed the atmosphere, creating chemical “biosignatures” that can in principle be detected remotely.

Laura Balke takes the road trips I dream about, over on her Instagram

In the North of England there is a longstanding tradition of eating gingerbread on the anniversary of the attempt in 1605 to blow up the Houses of Parliament. the old foodie

Guy Fawkes Night Cake

Guy Fawkes Night Cake, plus more ideas of where Bonfire Night cakes came from. spoiler: not Christian tradition..

Tophey, who is clearly a wiseass, just turned one over the weekend. Good for Tophey.Tophey’s on on Instagram.

What Does the Internet Bring to the Concept of a Country?

Open Transcripts

Internet? Statehood?

what happens to statehood when physical place matters so much less to thoughts of identity?

this little monster’s up for adoption, if you’re a designer in Brooklyn in need of a studio partner. via ThundercatsTNR, on Instagram

the sad economics of internet fame


too liked to fail

The disconnect between internet fame and financial security is hard to comprehend for both creators and fans. But it’s the crux of many mid-level web personalities’ lives.

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