jkottke:

Coffee, like almost everything else these days, is a sport. Everyone has a favorite team (or coffee making method or political affiliation or design style or TV drama or rapper or comic book), discusses techniques and relives great moments with other likeminded fans, and argues with fans of other teams. The proliferation and diversification of media over the past 35 years created thousands of new sports and billions of new teams. These people turned hard-to-find nail polish into a sport.
Newegg’s amazingly simple and amazingly great charity idea using the very box that Newegg shipped you your gear in.

Newegg’s amazingly simple and amazingly great charity idea using the very box that Newegg shipped you your gear in.

metalpotential:

Go Pro: “Hovercraft Deer Rescue”

This is cool and schmaltzy and wonderful all at the same time. It’s an interesting strategy. Go Pro shows extreme demonstrations which forces you to imagine what you would do with one. 

Metal Potential? Silver-Gold. 

Good find @adteachings

The best commercials aren’t commercials at all.  

Trojan Mailing (by JvMNeckar)

lifestyleoftheunemployed:

If you don’t know him, you should. Spend 45 minutes with Keith Saarloos and you’ll learn everything your dad should have taught you. This winemaker/entrepreneur/family man/gentleman sits down to discuss the important things in life.

  1. I’ve been a farmer for 15 years. I’ve been on my…

simchiller:

they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it. 
Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.
But wait, there’s more.
Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.
Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.
They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.
not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck

simchiller:

they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it. 

Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.

But wait, there’s more.

Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.

Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.

They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.

not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck

cabinporn:

60 sq. meter prefab cabin assembled on the island of Aspö in the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden.
Contributed by Don Langford.
Read more on his blog.

cabinporn:

60 sq. meter prefab cabin assembled on the island of Aspö in the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden.

Contributed by Don Langford.

Read more on his blog.

Homeless Veteran Timelapse Transformation (by RobBlissCreative)

mackryan:

THE RELEASE

One year ago today, Ryan and I were posted in front of a laptop in our 500 square foot studio & merch “distribution center,” staring intently into the illuminated screen as our album The Heist was finally released into the universe. A dense mix of excitement, fear and relief was…

"Goldman Sachs doesn’t want its employees wasting their time waiting in line at the salad bar in its spotless, futuristic cafeteria, so it charges higher prices between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Diners enjoying treats like bubble tea and desserts from Momofuku outside those hours get a 25% discount."

Goldman Sachs’ gamified cafeteria is an apt metaphor for unintended consequences of financial regulation - Quartz