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ericprasmussen
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Washington, District of Columbia
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DexX
361 days ago
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Yes, I just subscribed. How could you tell?
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Pathogen Resistance

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We're not trapped in here with the coronavirus. The coronavirus is trapped in here with us.
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satadru
563 days ago
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New York, NY
ericprasmussen
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fxer
567 days ago
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Alt-text watchmen ref. I could watch Jackie Earle Haley dump fryer oil on dudes all day. Though, how did all that oil stay in the fryer basket to douse the guy...
Bend, Oregon
acdha
567 days ago
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Also Netflix
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alt_text_bot
567 days ago
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We're not not trapped in here with the coronavirus. The coronavirus is trapped in here with us.
danielguo
567 days ago
Well said!

An Inverted World Map

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Inverted World Map

Inverted World Map

Frans Blok has created an incredibly detailed inverse map of the world, where all the current landmasses have been turned into water and oceans, lakes, and rivers converted into land.

Not only the coast lines are reversed in this world. Also, the relief is consistently the opposite of reality. So the deepest parts of the oceans are in the Tibetan and Himalayan troughs in the southern part of the Asian Ocean. And the highest peaks, around eleven kilometer, are found in the Mariana Mountains in the west of the continent Pacifica.

Prints of Blok’s map are available here.

See also Vladislav Gerasimov’s inverted world map.

Inverted World Map

Tags: Frans Blok   maps   remix
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ericprasmussen
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Would think that any inverted map like this would have the Pacific Kingdom in the middle.
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Mattresses

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After reading that "The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare" article, I've decided it's safer and less complicated to just sleep on the floor. DISCLOSURE: THE AUTHOR OF THIS MOUSEOVER TEXT RECEIVED FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FROM THE FLOOR INDUSTRY FOR THIS MESSAGE.
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satadru
1013 days ago
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I'll just say that it was a mistake to get a crib mattress less comfortable than the mattress for the parents. Rookie mistake, I guess.
New York, NY
ericprasmussen
1014 days ago
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why does this XKCD panel look degraded?
ManBehindThePlan
1014 days ago
It's just moire on your monitor ;)
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tedder
1014 days ago
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also: mailchimp, squarespace..
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alt_text_at_your_service
1014 days ago
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After reading that "The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare" article, I've decided it's safer and less complicated to just sleep on the floor. DISCLOSURE: THE AUTHOR OF THIS MOUSEOVER TEXT RECEIVED FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FROM THE FLOOR INDUSTRY FOR THIS MESSAGE.
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1014 days ago
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After reading that "The War To Sell You A Mattress Is An Internet Nightmare" article, I've decided it's safer and less complicated to just sleep on the floor. DISCLOSURE: THE AUTHOR OF THIS MOUSEOVER TEXT RECEIVED FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FROM THE FLOOR INDUSTRY FOR THIS MESSAGE.

Bat Dogs Continue to Be Great

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This site has previously covered bat dogs, and their charm has not worn off. In fact, the phenomenon is spreading to more and more minor league ball clubs. This week saw a hilarious bit of confusion when a player incorrectly thought he’d drawn a walk and dropped his bat on the ground:

Yes, bat dog Lou Lou Gehrig came out to retrieve that bat, which was still needed by Greensville Grasshopper Jhonny Santos. A bit of tug-of-war ensued. Be sure to watch the video, and don’t miss the second attempt.1

Some might be tempted to question Lou Lou’s training, but I have to instead call out Santos for his poor eye, and for failing to adhere to an obvious rule in stadiums both with and without bat dogs: Don’t put your bat down unless you’re sure you’re done with it.


Footnotes:

  1. Said video is archived here.↩︎

Link: https://www.mlb.com/cut4/a-bat-dog-tried-to-grab-a-bat-during-an-at-bat/c-292310078

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mareino
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I can't read the damn scoreboard, Santos.
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MotherHydra
1144 days ago
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Dogs!
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toddmichaelryan
1144 days ago
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Amazing

Snails Occupy Miniature Sets Built by Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland

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Creative duo Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland build elaborate miniature sets occupied by small, slimy actors. The environments are laced with suburban nostalgia, which feature perfectly manicured lawns, plastic-coated furniture, and messy teen bedrooms littered with snack wrappers and tiny video game consoles.

The pair’s collaborative worlds are used for still images and short films. Murawski’s favorite part of shooting with snails is seeing how they interact with their sets, while also learning how to specifically direct the slow moving creatures, she explains on her Instagram. One way she and Copeland inspire certain movements while filming is by positioning cucumbers behind the sets’ tiny objects, which encourages their subjects to inch towards the hidden vegetables. The duo used this technique in their recent music video project for Bully, in which they built out an entire neighborhood and house set to outline a day-in-the-life of an extra sluggish snail.

For more slime-centered work, including this video of a motorcycle-riding snail, visit Murawski’s Instagram. You can purchase posters of the collaborative photographs on Big Cartel. (via It’s Nice That)

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