- The Mystery Of The Illuminated Goodyears | The Jalopy Journal The Jalopy Journal
- Feast Your Eyes On How Gorgeous Vintage Race Car Lettering Is Drawn
- Video: Alex McKinnon tackle, what Storm captain Cameron Smith said during NRL clash | NRL, Rugby League, NRL Scores, NRL Ladder | Fox Sports. Selective editing, leading questions and no right of reply - 60 Minutes or Frontline? Sadly the supposed parody was simply documentary.
- The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit | GQ
- You Just Got Out of Prison. Now What?:
[The ‘re-entry movement’] tends to focus on solving structural problems, like providing housing, job training or drug treatment, but easily loses sight of the profound disorientation of the actual people being released. Often, the psychological turbulence of those first days or weeks is so debilitating that recently incarcerated people can’t even navigate public transportation; they’re too frightened of crowds, too intimidated or mystified by the transit cards that have replaced cash and tokens.
- This Prosthetic Arm Lets Kids Build Attachments Out of LEGO «TwistedSifter
- HP bans t-shirts at work and employees are furious | Business Insider. HP showing there's always a way to shout louder about how much you've lost touch with the market.
- Your enemy's enemy is your dog, scientists find | Science | The Guardian:
Dogs do not like people who are mean to their owners and will refuse food offered by people who have snubbed their master, Japanese researchers have said.
- 12 of the Best in Coffee Brewing Technology - Design Milk
- Joe Hockey claims $1000 a month in travel allowance to sleep at his wife’s house:
TREASURER Joe Hockey has charged taxpayers $184,000 to sleep in his wife’s $2 million Canberra home since he was elected to Parliament — more than half of the original sale price. ... [but because] Hockey has encouraged other MPs to share the house and pay rent to his wife when Parliament sits the costs to the taxpayers don’t stop there. ... taxpayers are likely to have spent more than the original $320,000-asking price.
- Blade Runner Recut with the Sci-Fi Masterpiece's Unused Original Footage | Open Culture
- The Future of Wind Energy? No Blades | The Free Thought Project
- Watch This Backcountry Pilot Land On A 50 Percent Grade
- Follow the money: inside the world's tax havens | Business | The Guardian:
If you blinked, you may have missed what happened here. It cost EcuadorCo $1,000 to pick and pack the container, and they sold it on for $1,000. So EcuadorCo records zero profits, meaning no taxes. Likewise, FranceCo buys it for $3,000 and sells it to the supermarket for $3,000. Again, no profits, and no taxes. HavenCo is the key to the puzzle. It bought the container for $1,000 and sold it for $3,000 – a $2,000 profit. But it is based in a haven, so it pays no tax. In short, all the profits have been stripped out of France and Ecuador, and shovelled into the haven. Hey presto!
- DxO ONE is a 20MP DSLR-Quality Camera That's Used with Your iPhone. On the one hand, great idea; on the other hand people are going to be *really* peeved when their $500+ camera no longer works with the new iPhone.
- Flower Sack Dresses From the Flour Mills (Historical Kindness) | Kindness Blog
- David Letterman’s final episode: a stoic but touching send-off for the Late Show | Media | The Guardian
- Australia's street art mecca: Powerhouse Geelong – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian
- Tron Legacy Motion Graphics Design - VFX
- What are Abbott and Hockey really trying to achieve? 20 tries for 20 failures
- How Malevolent Buffoonery Became The New Normal Of Australian Leadership | Junkee
- The Manul Cat Is The Most Expressive Cat In The World | Bored Panda
- Code | Bloomberg. 'What is code?' ... surprisingly long and amazing answer.
- Towards 2000: Introducing the amazing compact disc › Science Features (ABC Science)
- Japan’s Creative, Ephemeral Homes - WSJ
- I Desperately Want These Hilarious Fake Car Ads To Be Real
- Jimi Hendrix was such a bad tenant, Ringo evicted him
- The Age of Drone Vandalism Begins With an Epic NYC Tag | WIRED
- Tesla announces low-cost batteries for homes | Technology | The Guardian
- Future Crew: Second Reality : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive (running in-browser in a DOS emulation)
- Blind Pregnant Woman ‘Sees’ Her Unborn Baby For The First Time With 3D Printing | Bored Panda
- University Creates ‘Puppy Room’ To Help Stressed-Out Students | Bored Panda
- How To Bump Start A Priceless Formula 1 Car
- Artist Uses Tape Instead Of Paint To Create Beautiful Street Art | Bored Panda
- Welcome To "Bestie Row": Lifelong Friends Build Row Of Tiny Houses In The Middle Of Nowhere.
- Landscapes Made for Satellite Eyes: Calibration Targets, Resolution Tests, and Giant Desert Compasses | Atlas Obscura
- McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: List: Bar Fight Insults as Academic Papers.
- How Did the Duck Hunt Gun Work? | Mental Floss
- The Gathering 2015 - 2nd Biggest LAN party in the world - Album on Imgur. When I was a kid I wanted to go to TG for the demoscene stuff - seems it's still there at least in a small way: The Creative Gathering.
- Genius Car Owner Replaces Back Seat With Couch
- Oh My God Everything I Want Right Now Is The Ripsaw EV2 It Is Amazing
- Lynda.com: A 60-Year-Old Earns Internet Glory - WSJ
- Zach Wilson on Twitter: "Shut it down infographics nerds, the greatest chart possible has been made http://t.co/LZr6KRwhJP"
- Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money. - NYTimes.com
- Germans Take Revenge On Late-Night Urinators With 'St. Pauli Pees Back' Campaign
- Check Out This Brilliantly Simple Rethink Of Gauges
- Angry badger shuts down luxury Stockholm hotel, forces police to intervene - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Purely for the line
It remains unclear why the badger was angry.
- Mississippi badasses turn their homes into islands to protect them from floods | Road Trip - Discover Your America with Roadtrippers
- Urban Treehouse Uses 150 Trees To Protect Residents From Noise And Pollution | Bored Panda
- First Alan Adler Invented the Aerobie. Now He’s Created the Perfect Cup of Coffee — Backchannel — Medium
- When Tony Abbott ate that raw onion it really got under my skin:
I was duly attentive but conscious of a voice inside my skull murmuring, with quiet finality: ‘He ate an onion.’(Not as glib as it sounds - is it ok for a PM to be completely oblivious to what is 'normal'?)
- These Integrated Propellers Could Be The Future Of Electric Flight
- 16 Vintage Movie Theatre Etiquette Posters from 1912 «TwistedSifter
- 50 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 1970s | Rolling Stone
- Pixelated Hair Is The Newest Cutting-Edge Trend | Bored Panda
- What's Up With That: Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much? | WIRED
- Yes, Major Record Labels Are Keeping Nearly All The Money They Get From Spotify, Rather Than Giving It To Artists | Techdirt
- US think tank asks 'Is Tony Abbott the most incompetent leader of any industrialised democracy?' (answer: yes. oh noes! spoilers!)
- The Car That Inspired The Jeep Was Completely Bonkers
- How Darude's "Sandstorm" Became the EDM Track Everyone on the Web Knows
- All the ghostly sounds that are lost when you compress to mp3 & The Ghost in the MP3
- How “one weird trick” conquered the Internet: what happens when you click on those omnipresent ads.
- First Tesla P85D On A Dyno Put Down Way More Torque Than Advertised (just for the noise... woah)
- Do All Google Employees Have Perfect Eyesight? ← Terence Eden's Blog
- What Back to the Future Part II got right and wrong about 2015 – an A-Z | Film | The Guardian & Back to the Future, Time Travel, and the Secret History of the 1980s — The Message — Medium
- Photographer Does a Fashion Shoot with a Cheap Toy Camera - Neatorama
- Anthony Bourdain How to Travel - Anthony Bourdain on How to Fly - Esquire
- The Digital Project Gifmas Story | Digital Project Manager Conference - DPM:UK
- The Secret Underground World Of Washington D.C.
- 31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed
The most Neuromancer thing I've yet seen? http://t.co/3C1hyAhq3P And by that I mean hypnotic cyber-wowie eye-candy + weirdly 80s retro?— William Gibson (@GreatDismal) January 17, 2015
An interesting moment in pop music:
...sure to spark some debate. Is she reframing disability or cashing in on her body? If she is cashing in on her body, doesn't that make her an entirely normal popstar? Besides, I'd rather see Viktoria Modesta cashing in while reframing prosthetics than Lady Gaga cashing in while not wearing pants.
- Do You Need Some? - Mind Bomb. For some reason this one bubbled up from memory and I couldn't get it out of my head.
- New Day - Karnivool. Saw Karnivool live, in a packed room with basically everyone belting out this song at the top of our lungs. It was a great gig and restored a lot of my energy and desire to go to gigs - those moments when *that song* comes on and everyone goes nuts.
- Too Many Puppies - Primus. Saw them live again in their Evening With Primus format and this track went off... but with a sobering reminder that the song has not stopped being politically relevant in all the time they've played it.
- Spooky Boots - Reverend Horton Heat. New RHH album is an absolute ripper.
- War Dance - Killing Joke. Classic punk recommended by a friend. As recommended, tracked down the original 10" version which is faster and somehow feels like the 'true' version.
- The Death & Resurrection Show - Killing Joke. KJ changed a tad over the years and while this isn't punk it sure is a hell of a track.
- Black Betty - Spiderbait. Kept playing this when I was excited about starting a new job :)
- Ich Bin Ein Auslander - PWEI. Because we saw them live and it was really fun :D
- The Same Man - Dan Sultan (not in the grooveshark playlist as it wasn't available). Blackbird was album of the year, brilliant stuff. Sad that I was sick and missed the tour gig, though!
- Rumble, Young Man, Rumble (feat. Dan Sultan) - Hilltop Hoods. Because it combines Dan Sultan and Hilltop Hoods ;)
- I’m a Ghost - Hilltop Hoods. Finally got to see the Hilltops live and it was an absolute knockout, everything I'd hoped for.
- Old Fitzroy - Dan Sultan. Much as I love the new album, I keep going back to this track.
- Under The Milky Way - The Church. This one just took my fancy a few times, including one night after a work event where I got it played by the guy singing in the pub. I was strongly reminded of it at our work Christmas party where we really did have dinner under the milky way (seriously, we were out in the mountains where it's clear enough to actually see stars).
Since the death of Grooveshark... guess I'll try YouTube embeds.
(Rumble Young Man Rumble should be here. But the same fucking record companies that killed Grooveshark ALSO block the track from being viewed in Australia. Yes, the aussie hiphop track is blocked in Australia.)
(I'm A Ghost...likewise)