April 17, 2014

smithsonian:

Protip: This is a really bad question to ask when visiting the National Mall. We have 8 buildings surrounding the Mall, and a total of 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo. A S.H.I.E.L.D agent should know better! 

(We think she means the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in this case.)  

Smithsonian tackling the fact checks.

(Source: runakvaed)

April 15, 2014
Amazing.

Amazing.

(Source: timeisaflatcircus)

April 14, 2014
"Prepare to meet the Vampire Justice League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, the legion of Sivanas, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and the LATEST, greatest superhero of Earth-Prime — YOU!"

— If that hype quote doesn’t summarize what makes the ridiculous nature of comics so appealing, what does?

April 14, 2014

There’s a little bit of Inspector Norse inside all of us.

(Source: youtube.com)

April 14, 2014

omgponiez:

SLOTHS SQUEAKING.

*SLOTHS THAT ARE SQUEAKING*.

Maybe it’s a bit more of a bleat? Regardless, this is probably the best sound I could imagine them making.

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Filed under: sloths cute 
April 11, 2014
More Details About The (Still Mysterious) Minneapolis Taco Delivery Service Taco Cat

thetangential:

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This week in Minneapolis-is-kinda-Portlandia-ish news, word started spreading about a new bike delivery taco company called Taco Cat (get it? It’s a palindrome.). Because they are basically shrouded in mystery, I reached out to one of their leaders, who prefers to go by “Church,” for more…

C’mon D.C. - time to step up your taco game.

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Filed under: taco taco cat dc taco 2.0 
April 10, 2014
latimespast:

Disney is marking the 50th anniversary of the It’s a Small World ride at its parks around the globe today, but the attraction didn’t originally debut at any of them.
Developed by Disney “imagineers,” It’s a Small World first opened at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. It was “enjoyed by an estimated 10 million children” there in 1964 and 1965 before anyone ever rode it at Disneyland starting in 1966, according to a Times article on the ride’s debut in Anaheim.
But the Disneyland riders did experience something new: The attraction was expanded by one-third once it made the cross-country move. 
The ceremony marking the ride’s 1966 Disneyland opening sounds like a splashy affair. There were fireworks, 10,000 balloons and a flock of white doves.
Oh, and it was literally splashy: “Water from major oceans and seas around the world was flown to Disneyland, and [Walt] Disney and children from 16 Southern California ethnic groups poured it into Seven SeaWays,” The Times reported.
It’s a Small World and the teacup ride are my two earliest memories of Disneyland, a place I first visited as a 3-year-old. For Throwback Thursday, we encourage you to send your It’s a Small World memories and photos by messaging us here or tweeting them to @latimespast.
— Laura E. Davis
(Photo: Walt Disney pours water from canteen into a channel through It’s a Small World on May 30, 1966. Credit: Los Angeles Times/UCLA Library)

Ah, 50 years of “Oh geez we could have gone on any ride other than this. ANY OTHER RIDE.”

latimespast:

Disney is marking the 50th anniversary of the It’s a Small World ride at its parks around the globe today, but the attraction didn’t originally debut at any of them.

Developed by Disney “imagineers,” It’s a Small World first opened at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. It was “enjoyed by an estimated 10 million children” there in 1964 and 1965 before anyone ever rode it at Disneyland starting in 1966, according to a Times article on the ride’s debut in Anaheim.

But the Disneyland riders did experience something new: The attraction was expanded by one-third once it made the cross-country move. 

The ceremony marking the ride’s 1966 Disneyland opening sounds like a splashy affair. There were fireworks, 10,000 balloons and a flock of white doves.

Oh, and it was literally splashy: “Water from major oceans and seas around the world was flown to Disneyland, and [Walt] Disney and children from 16 Southern California ethnic groups poured it into Seven SeaWays,” The Times reported.

It’s a Small World and the teacup ride are my two earliest memories of Disneyland, a place I first visited as a 3-year-old. For Throwback Thursday, we encourage you to send your It’s a Small World memories and photos by messaging us here or tweeting them to @latimespast.

— Laura E. Davis

(Photo: Walt Disney pours water from canteen into a channel through It’s a Small World on May 30, 1966. Credit: Los Angeles Times/UCLA Library)

Ah, 50 years of “Oh geez we could have gone on any ride other than this. ANY OTHER RIDE.”

April 10, 2014
"What happens to thinking in games, it’s the opposite of reality. The more you interact with a character, the less real and complex they become. They become more and more mechanistic, an automaton. In real life, of course, the more you interact with someone, the more you understand them. But in games it’s the opposite."

— Some intriguing thoughts on game design and the nature of our interactions with games, as should be expected from a member of Frictional and the team behind SOMA.

April 10, 2014

dustinweaver:

The Breeders cover Guided By Voices

Shocker in Gloomtown

p.s. Dump Your Boyfriend

Guided by Breeders.

April 8, 2014
"Across the street lives a child. If I stand on my hind legs and look out the window, I can watch him play. He likes to wave and smile and point at me. His life is free of fear. One day, I’ll get him."

— How much longer until it’s revealed the Dog columns for Gawker are just some veiled campaign or Kibbles & Bits?

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