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Every Booby Trap in ‘Home Alone’, the flipbook (GENIUS)

This incredibly dedicated animated flipbook re-creation of the 1990 holiday scare-’em movie HOME ALONE is just genius. I can’t stop watching it. This is the creation of IMGURIAN theflippist, and you can see more of their wonderful work at TheFlippist.com. From The Flippist: The booby trap scene from Home Alone already feels like a cartoon, […]

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Using statistics to estimate the true scope of the secret killings at the end of the Sri Lankan civil war

In the last three days of the Sri Lankan civil war, as thousands of people surrendered to government authorities, hundreds of people were put on buses driven by Army officers. Many were never seen again. In a report released today (see here), the International Truth and Justice Project for Sri Lanka and […]

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Here’s a sneak peek of ‘Documentary for the Recently Deceased: The Making of Beetlejuice’

A feature-length documentary about the making of the 1988 cult classic Beetlejuice is in the works. The film is being made and directed by French Beetlejuice superfan Fred China and produced by Adam F. Goldberg (The Goldbergs) and Lee Leshen (Back in Time, Ghostheads). Here’s its trailer: [embedded content] They’re currently running a second crowdfunding […]

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Michael Flynn asks to be spared from prison because he helped Mueller

Michael T. Flynn, in happier times. Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is asking for no prison time. A memo from the former Trump national security chief’s legal defense team was filed tonight, just before his scheduled sentencing. They’re asking a federal judge to spare Flynn from prison time, Flynn offers to do 200 hours of […]

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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou of China granted $10 million bail by Canada judge, awaits US extradition hearing

A judge in Canada today granted $10 million bail for Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of China electronics giant Huawei. She has to remain in the Vancouver area, where she has a home. The United States has requested her extradition. China is not happy. Huawai’s response follows. . BBC: Meng Wanzhou could be extradited to the […]

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All I want (to make) for Christmas: Yip Yips stockings

OMG, these hand-crocheted Yip Yips stockings by Carissa Browning sure do make me smile. The big mouths of Sesame Street‘s Muppet martians are perfect for stuffing in holiday gifts (and later for storing toys, Browning suggests). One catch: If you want these, you’ll have to crochet or knit them yourself. Fortunately, Browning has provided patterns […]

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Traditional industrial-scale rope-making is all kinds of neat

When it comes to making rope, there’s no school like the old school. I love that, despite the advances made in the areas of fabrication and industrial automation, there are still products made using methods that haven’t changed in a century. Some things, as this video from How it’s Made illustrates, are better off without […]

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Emmet’s Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short

Warner Bros. has just released Emmet’s Holiday Party, a cute nearly-2-1/2-minute-long short that has The LEGO Movie‘s Emmett decorating Apocalypseburg for the holidays. It doubles as a promo for The LEGO Movie 2, which hits theatres in February 2019. <!– Rusty Blazenhoff –> Kids eat the darndest things. Dead flies, half-sucked candy found on the […]

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Maria Butina to plead guilty to conspiracy, cooperate with investigations

This spells doom for Trump, and the NRA. Paul Erickson, hope the sex was fantastic. ABC News: The 30-year-old Russian gun nut is accused of being part of a Russia-led covert influence operation in the United States. Today her lawyers said she agrees to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with federal, state and local authorities […]

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Beautiful papercraft retrocomputing models to print and love and hang from your tree

Rocky Bergen creates gorgeous, downloadable papercraft models of retro PCs, from the Commodore 64 to the Apple ][+ to the Amstrad, with different screens to print celebrating classic 8-bit games, and accessories like tiny floppies in tiny paper sleeves. As Waxy points out, these would make stunning Christmas ornaments. […]

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LiartownUSA’s Social Justice Kittens calendar

Add this to the ongoing list of “quirky and downright strange” calendars for 2019: Sean Tejaratchi of LiartownUSA’s Social Justice Kittens. It’s 2019. All around us, ancient evils lurk in the deepening shadows, growing more powerful by the hour, feeding on hatred and centuries of oppression. The signs and symbols are everywhere for those willing […]

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Nick Ayers says NOPE: Trump pick to replace John Kelly will not be new WH chief of staff

Smart guy. Has 6-year-old triplets. Knows a shitshow when he smells one. Nick Ayers, who is currently Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff, will NOT become the next Next White House Chief of Staff. NEWS — Pence Chief of Staff Nick Ayers Won’t Be Next White House Staff Chief — Sources https://t.co/MFh95DTwBJ — Michael […]

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Uber is a “bezzle,” doomed to disappoint the suckers who buy into its IPO

Writing in New York Magazine, Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith draws on Hubert Horan’s outstanding series on the underlying economics of Uber to describe why the company’s IPO will be a terrible bet for the investors who buy into it. It’s only been a year since Softbank offered to buy out shareholders on a […]

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Haunted Mansion wallpaper, wrapping paper, and fabric!

Spoonflower’s gorgeous selection of Haunted Mansion patterns can be printed on demand on wallpaper, giftwrap, or fabric: from the green strips of the maids’ uniforms to the purple and black stripes of the butler’s vests, to motifs picked up from the characters and decor (tightrope walker girl’s floral print, hitchhiking ghosts, Leota’s seance room), […]

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Argentine hacker mods Furby so it quotes Borges, creates a “Borgy”

[embedded content] Argentine hacker [Roni Bandini] modded a 1998 Furby so that it responds to stimulus by rattling off a random quote from Jorge Luis Borges. He calls it “Borgy.” [Roni] hacked the Furby to replace the speaker with a more powerful one, and built a base to hold the larger speaker […]

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Cragne Manor, an 84-room horror “exquisite corpse” text adventure that’s a tribute to the classic game Anchorhead

It’s the 20th anniversary of Anchorhead, Michael Gentry’s seminal horror text adventure; to commemorate the occasion, Ryan Veeder and Jenni Polodna worked with 84 developers to create Cragne Manor, a tribute, whose puzzles are ingenious, frustrating and amazing. Each of the developers was given one room to create, without any knowledge of the […]

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