Bad Lip Reading of the first Republican Debate

I never get tired of the Bad Lip Reading videos. This one, made for the first Republican Debate, might be the best one I've seen.

Night Flight enjoys Bad Lip Reading videos, too, and posted the "the granddad of these mock-dubbing videos: it appeared on the “Night Flight” TV show back in the day and starred Nancy and Ronald Reagan talking about Nancy’s rampant drug use." I remember seeing it on Night Flight in the 1980s and thinking it was terrific. Read the rest

Pot encouraged at Colorado Symphony concert series

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will perform a series of concerts where attendees are encouraged to smoke weed. The bring-your-own-cannabis concerts, called "Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series," are a collaboration with pro-pot producers Edible Events. Read the rest

Make a "perpetually"-flying paper airplane

A walkalong glider is a type of model plane that's kept aloft, theoretically indefinitely, by someone walking along with it as it flies, generating rising air using a piece of cardboard, paddle, or even your body. Read the rest

Woman makes dolls to replace people in her village

The already-tiny village of Nagoro in eastern Iya on Shikoku, Japan is shrinking. Only a few dozen people still live there. The others have died or moved away. Read the rest

Alice Coltrane's music from the ashram

Alice Coltrane -- the jazz pianist, organist and composer who was the second wife of John Coltrane -- was a devotee of Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba. Read the rest

Satellite launch debris found in Brazillian Amazon

A fisher on northern Brazil's remote Uriandeua river stumbled on a huge chunk of detritus dropped from a UK Space Agency satellite launch. "It is the launch vehicle payload shroud from the Alphasat launch last year," a UK Space Agency spokesperson told the BBC. Read the rest

Possible food poisoning at Food Safety Summit

More than 100 people reportedly fell ill with food poisoning while attending a high-profile Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, Maryland. The 1,300 attendees included representatives from the Food and Drug Administation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tyson, McDonald's, and many more agencies and food companies. Read the rest

Music for an imaginary science filmstrip

OMGVinyl's description of the new LP from Symbol (Christopher Royal King) is so perfect:

I was brought back to a dimly lit elementary classroom... sunshine pouring through the window and catching dust motes in the air with a wash of light as they travel on the whims of the hot air being blown out by the over-heated projector – complete with warbled cassette tape soundtrack.

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Oswald's Grayfolded: plunderphonics Grateful Dead now on vinyl

In 1994, "plunderphonics" pioneer John Oswald released "Grayfolded," a nearly two-hour composition made from more than 100 recordings of the Grateful Dead's live performances of their song "Dark Star" from between 1968 and 1993. Read the rest

Cabinet of Curiosities at National Museum of Wildlife Art

This stunning cabinet of curiosities is on display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Curated by Bronwyn Minton, the exhibition, titled "Wonder Cabinet: A Collection of Curiosities," consists of more than 300 objects from the museum's permanent collection, borrowed from other wunderkammern, and new work created by artists Minton invited to participate. Read the rest

Temple of people

This Tibetan-style temple was constructed from people. The work, by Trina Merry, was mean to raise awareness of Beyond the Four Walls, a social business venture to support women in Nepal. Read the rest

A day of Yik Yak hell in high school

Yik Yak is a social app that's basically an anonymous, hyperlocal bulletin board. Over at New York Magazine, Will Haskel, a senior at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut, wrote about the day this social media product fueled incredibly antisocial and brutally nasty behavior among his classmates. Read the rest

Praying mantises wearing 3D glasses

Newcastle University researchers outfitted praying mantises with tiny 3D glasses to better understand the evolution of vision, and potentially improve computer image processing. I wonder if they gave the mantises a headache like they do me. Read the rest

Winners of the Webby Awards 2014!

Our friends at The Webby Awards have announced this year's recipients! As they do every year, The Webby Awards 2014 celebrates well-known big sites and also fantastic indie operations I've never heard of before but look terrific. Read the rest

Cybotron: live epic spacerock (1977)

Fifteen glorious minutes of synth spacerock from Australia's Cybotron live on Adelaide TV in 1977. Cybotron's "lost" LP "Sunday Night At The Total Theatre" and related vinyl reissues are now available from the good people at Dual Planet. Read the rest

Atari ET cartridges from 1982 unearthed in landfill

Remember the vidgame industry legend that in 1983 Atari dumped its stock of the "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill? Well, a pile of what's considered one of the crappiest vidgames in history has been unearthed. Read the rest

Konrad's "Evil," rare 1982 outsider synthpop reissued

Konrad's "Evil" is a scarce 1982 private press LP of strange and curiously compelling bedroom electronic music infused with far out fantasies (realities?) of UFOs, synchronicities, and quantum weirdness. Read the rest

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