Some say that on really warm days, he sheds his skin like a snake, and that for some reason, he's allergic to the Dutch... all we know is, he's called the Cowan
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Listen to early drafts of Hamilton songs

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Lin-Manuel Miranda recently released the early drafts of eight Hamilton songs on Soundcloud. Miranda sings all the parts himself and they’re a lot less showtuney and more hip-hoppy than the finished product. Worth a listen for fans of process.

Tags: Hamilton   Lin-Manuel Miranda   music
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mino
242 days ago
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oh my. Amazing.
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Carrot sharpeners, a mere $3.77

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Why would you sharpen a carrot, I hear you asking? At $3.77, why wouldn't you? (more…)

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mino
509 days ago
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I... did not know I needed one of these until now
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A cocktail inside a hollow ball of ice that you shatter to drink

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Cocktail Chemistry explains the drink's mechanics: you create an iceball using a cheap latex ice-sphere mold, melt a hole in the top with a soldering iron and extract the water from inside with a syringe. Freeze the ball in a tub until you're ready to serve, fill it using a funnel, and garnish with citrus peel -- serve in a rocks glass and smash with a small mallet. (via Neatorama)

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mino
575 days ago
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I... am totally making some of these.
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Listen to David Bowie impersonate Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and others

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A tape has emerged of David Bowie doing impressions of other singers, apparently on-demand.

Slate made a playlist.

Here’s the order of the impressions, as best as we can tell:

0:00 Bruce Springsteen
0:49 Bob Dylan or Marc Bolan?
1:45 Tom Waits
2:29 Lou Reed
3:25 Anthony Newley
4:13 Iggy Pop
5:14 Neil Young

"I'm just fuckin' about now."

They're pretty good, but they're all David!

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mino
588 days ago
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The Lou Reed (@2:29) and Iggy Pop (@4:13) are amazing.
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Can you ID these unlabeled subway maps?

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Using Neil Freeman's maps at Fake is the New Real, the Guardian created a quiz: Can you identify the world cities from their 'naked' metro maps? As interested as I am in both maps and subways, I did shockingly bad on this quiz. (via @daveg)

Update: Here's a similar quiz using unlabeled street maps. See also Smarty Pins and GeoGuessr for more geography quiz fun.

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mino
661 days ago
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This is great. 9/11. Geography and water are super-useful.
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macjustice
665 days ago
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8/11. It helps a lot if you can picture the geography and density of the cities.
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a comic to use when facebook is down, or, if i may be so bold: also when facebook is up

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November 18th, 2015: Can Facebook TRULY be replaced by a 58kb png file? This creator of the 58kb png file says: yes!

– Ryan

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mino
675 days ago
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Oh god yes
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zippy72
673 days ago
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This is exactly what Facebook is like.
FourSquare, qv
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