Muhammad Ali is the greatest

I remember when I was a little kid that there were very few people who were bigger stars than Muhammad Ali and I didn't even really understand his legacy of black pride, of resistance, his anti-war protests and his inspiration for civil rights leaders everywhere. I mean, who didn't know how he would "float like a… » 2/27/15 3:01pm Today 3:01pm

RAAAAWR! It's origami!

From This is Colossal, Adam Tran does some AMAZING creature origami. I never got past making a crane, angrily throwing something vaguely cranelike against the wall but this guy does some masterful work with paper. More stuff from flickr and the Vietnam Origami Group. » 2/26/15 12:51pm Yesterday 12:51pm

Let's talk about how wicked cold it is

This here is my hometown. And holy fuck, I'm glad I don't live there. I was talking about this with my mom last night and how I used to walk to school when it was this cold or colder.Or I used to play outside for a long time when it was like single digits. I don't know how I survived that shit.I think people get used… » 2/24/15 12:29pm Tuesday 12:29pm

Gotham City SF and Open Thread

I thought some of my west coast friends might appreciate this very cool time lapse film. I'm gonna sit here and cough and watch Claymore episodes. It has that thing i like in anime where there are clear and distinct ranks—like there are 1-47 claymores and their strength is in ascending order so you know who exactly… » 2/23/15 8:23pm Monday 8:23pm

Wonders of Google

Ok, now my capacity to procrastinate are renown so I have a new one. If you go to google home page and hover your cursor over the "I'm feeling lucky" bar, it changes. In my case right now, it says "I'm feeling wonderful" and then it sends me to a page where I can explore weird wonders. And what is says you are feeling… » 2/23/15 12:45pm Monday 12:45pm

Jerry Lawson: Father of the Modern Gaming Console

There was a time when you purchased video game consoles that had all the games preloaded. I remember the first video game home console I ever played and the second. Endless variations on pong and then eventually, the wondrous intricacy of Breakout. It did not allow for much of a lifespan for consoles or participation… » 2/23/15 10:00am Monday 10:00am

Share your earliest memory

They are doing it for the Guardian Witness Blog. For me I don't know. So much of memory is about people recounting things for you again and again. As a clinician who has specialized in developmental theories, I am always struck by clients who have very few memories. And sure, there are children that suppress things… » 2/20/15 12:50pm 2/20/15 12:50pm