Finding my Republican goddess: A man’s bizarre search for love

The great and also terrible thing about the internet is that pretty much everybody can use it. Some people take this free access to the consciousness of the entire planet and employ it in service of improving our collective lot, creating things like like charity fundraisers, or crowd-sourced “Is this spider going to murder me and my family?” site SpiderID. (God bless you, SpiderID.) Other uses for the internet are more neutral, like fantasy sports, or slightly less neutral, like telling people all about your fantasy sports team. And some uses for the world’s most amazing communication technology, ever, fall in to what Dungeons & Dragons nerds might classify as the “lower-third” of the internet-use alignment chart, a.k.a. the spot where words like “evil” and “the devil” tend to live.

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal – Language

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Have you noticed that you can take a sensation, then add any swear word of any kind, and the swear word intelligibly acts as emphasis?

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Classical guitarist built a microtonal guitar from LEGO and it sounds beautiful

Most Western music is based on a twelve-tone octave with the smallest interval being a half step (or half tone, or “semitone”) up or down. Microtonal music contains intervals smaller than a semitone. (Imagine playing notes between the keys on a traditional piano.) You can hear microtonal music compositions in the work of modernist and experimental composers, from Charles Ives and Claude Debussy to Wendy Carlos and Aphex Twin.

Tolgahan Coğulu is a Turkish musician known for designing an adjustable microtonal guitar and performing unique arrangements of Anatolian folk music and Ottoman maqam music. Most recently though, he took a cue from his young son and built a fantastic microtonal guitar from LEGO!


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Video of incredible planetary system created from paint, oil, and soap

French video artist Thomas Blanchard created “Mini Planets” by mixing paint, oil, inks, and soap to stunning effect. It reminds me of the psychedelic alternate universes manifested in the 1960s liquid light shows. Blanchard writes:

The visual compositions have been created out of paint, oil, inks and soap. All videos were filmed in 8K with the RED Helium camera with 100 mm L macro lens Canon and MPE 60 mm macro lens Canon. The editing of the video is in 4K.

(via Petapixel)


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A humorous comparison of Trump and Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast

Still seething from the impeachment trial (and if it wasn’t that, it would be something else), Trump had a hard time containing himself the following morning at the National Prayer Breakfast. His morning speech was full of his usual narcissistic vitriol. What makes it even more amusing is the comparison between him and Barack Obama in Jimmy Kimmel’s montage above.


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