PEW PEW PEW PEW!: A Lyre Bird

imitates a laser gun. Glorious.via Andrew Sullivan. … [Read more...]

Ballroom Dancing, Men Made of Honey, And Other Things Prayer Is Like: Leah Libresco’s Book Is Coming!

I love this book, y'all. Go pre-order it! Here's her description of Arriving at Amen: Being a convert and learning to pray is a little bit like studying a foreign language.The trouble is that it’s a lot like studying a foreign language in the new language.It’s hard to even pose a question, when you’re relying on what feels like a pidgin-level of prayer fluency.  So, I wound up cobbling together a creole as best I could, building up my understanding of spiritual life using the tools and a … [Read more...]

17th-Century Wind-Up Drinking Robot Goddess Game

It's like a Mad Libs of awesome: It turns out our modern drinking games are weak sauce compared to how European aristocrats partied in the 17th century. Today it’s often about how many shots you can handle in under an hour or what word will signal a waterfall on the latest Bachelorette. Back then, it was apparently about mechanical, heavy, often pointy, and usually animated objects that carried a ton of booze. more … [Read more...]

A Piano That Ate a Violin

Here's a thing! Designed but never built by Leonardo da Vinci, the viola organista is shaped like a piano but the strings are played by a bow. Weird and fascinating.Via Libresco. … [Read more...]

Internet Easter Eggs

#19 is amazing. You'll note that I have two separate theology tags inspired by the lost kingdom of Zork. … [Read more...]

Tom Waits Cookie Monster.

It happened. It's so much better than you think it will be.via IP … [Read more...]

Like a Sea of Glass Mixed with Firefox

Whoa. If you use any form of Mozilla/Firefox, put about:mozilla in the address bar and prepare to be a little bit freaked out. … [Read more...]


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