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Across Africa for Love and Glory
My book Crossing the Heart of Africa just came out today. It's about retracing the 1898-1900 route of the British explorer Ewart Grogan from South Africa to Sudan. He did it to prove to his girlfriend's stepfather that he was worthy of marriage; I did it in part to dispel my own pre-wedding jitters. So it's an adventure-travel-history-romance-memoir. There's a photo gallery, animated map and excerpt. (For anyone who noticed a strange theme to my AskMe questions over the years - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 - this is why. And thanks!)
posted by gottabefunky at 1:03 PM on December 7, 2010 - 3 comments

WTF Has Obama Done So Far?
Often the question is asked, "What the fuck has Obama done so far?". For those unimpressed people, we made this site.
posted by the jam at 6:17 PM on November 1, 2010 - 24 comments

A look inside the nearly completely empty 8th Ave post office in NYC
New York's Farley Post Office building is about to be converted into Moynihan Station, an extension of Penn Station. Nearly all of the postal workers have been moved out, leaving the enormous, five-story block-encompassing building nearly totally vacant. A last chance to see...
posted by nycscout at 8:29 AM on October 5, 2010 - 4 comments

Marlowe the Monster
My current pet project is Marlowe, a sculpted webcomic/picturebook. It follows the life of a well meaning, slightly misguided, slightly shy, rather blobby monster with six eyes and two tentacles. Topics covered include asexual reproduction, (monster) civil rights, depression and lesbian sex(all SFW). Updates Wednesdays.
posted by sawdustbear at 1:49 PM on September 23, 2010 - 15 comments

Graph Your Inbox
Graph Your Inbox is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to graph Gmail activity over time. You can use it to visualize your communication with friends, your Facebook activity, when you purchased items on Amazon or how often you use certain words or phrases. We provide the same search functionality used by Gmail, but instead of a list of messages we show you graphs of email trends over time.
posted by null terminated at 6:54 AM on September 13, 2010

Put This On Episode 3
We just finished episode three of Put This On, a web series for men who want to dress like grown-ups. This one's about work, and we interviewed Paul Feig, the director of the upcoming "Bridesmaids," with Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd and Jon Hamm, and the co-creator of Freaks and Geeks.
posted by YoungAmerican at 2:28 PM on August 24, 2010 - 3 comments

Random photos on the highway
I've been wanting to do a photo essay of drivers that sit too close to the steering wheel for over a decade. When I finally got around to rigging something up, the moments of serendipity were way too fun to limit the project to such a narrow theme. I give you Passenger Window.
posted by machaus at 6:43 AM on August 6, 2010 - 10 comments

Submit a made up video game and I'll make your box art.
Every week, I ask the strangers of the internet to submit the title and short description of a video game that doesn't exist. I'll then draw the box art for someone's pretend game and post the results each Saturday. A semi-dorky blend of lulz-y photoshop practice and a heartfelt love for video games.
posted by cheap paper at 10:42 AM on May 20, 2010 - 8 comments

I wanted on my iPad. That is all.
posted by bertrandom at 7:31 AM on May 19, 2010 - 15 comments

whenIwasjung - a place to share the associations you perceive in the world around you
whenIwasjung is a site dedicated to enabling the exploration of associations between people, places, things, concepts, feelings and ideas you have made through your life experiences. It does so by continually encouraging you to associate one word with another, and then displaying the respective associations made by people from all around the world. As you delve further and further into the process of tracing the network of connections you have spent your life building, truths both small and large will start to reveal themselves to you. Be sure to pause every now and then to reflect on the associations that other people just like you have made here at whenIwasjung. Good luck.
posted by chrillsicka at 2:27 PM on May 12, 2010 - 2 comments

The Wily Semicolon
What happens when punctuation meets cancer? Join me on my grand adventure to find out! (Yes, the Big C finally inspired me to GMOFB.)
posted by scody at 9:14 PM on May 11, 2010 - 16 comments

National High Five Day 2010!
National High Five Day, the fake holiday I founded 8 years ago, is this Thursday, 4/15. To celebrate this year, we made this video. Give someone a high five on Thursday!
posted by JoeGoblin at 1:33 PM on April 12, 2010 - 2 comments

FedEx spec commercial
I'm very pleased with how this spec commercial I acted in turned out.
posted by Jonathan Harford at 1:54 PM on April 8, 2010 - 3 comments

Exploring an Abandoned Hotel in Southern California
Recently had the chance to explore a hotel in Southern California that's been abandoned since 1939. It's totally unbelievable - check it out to see a full picture tour.
posted by 3rdrate at 3:25 PM on March 31, 2010 - 8 comments

This is a thing my brother and my friend and I do. It began sometime in 2006 but was probably festering in my brother's synapses long before that. It's about this and that, and probably nothing at all. Facedowns are from over 2 dozen countries and at least 10 American states… and counting, of course.
posted by clipperton at 10:14 AM on March 2, 2010 - 9 comments

It's a blog about the birds of Alcatraz! While most people associate Alcatraz Island with its history as a federal penitentiary, or possibly its prior history as a military fort, few are aware that it is now a federally-protected bird sanctuary. My close friend/coworker and I started this blog to bring more attention to that aspect (and also because we are total bird nerds). At the very least we have some awesome photos and video.
posted by primalux at 9:02 PM on February 2, 2010 - 1 comment

Josh Millard, Musician
My new music blog and archive. I've spent the last several weeks collecting and organizing several hundred recordings I've made by myself and with others in the last fourteen years or so, and this is the result.
posted by cortex at 12:27 PM on February 1, 2010 - 7 comments : growing the community of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math is a networking website and community blog for women and girls interested in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) to connect up and share resources.
posted by anotherthink at 2:17 PM on February 1, 2010 - 8 comments

Real Time Congress iPhone App from Sunlight Foundation
The Real Time Congress iPhone app is the fast and free way to access real-time information about Congress on your iPhone. This app puts the actions, meetings and documents that make up the legislative process right at your fingertips. Whether you're a journalist, Hill staffer, blogger or just an interested citizen, this app will keep you up to date on what's happening in Congress right now.
posted by sunlightfoundation at 10:39 AM on January 13, 2010 - 1 comment

Inspired by a passing tweet ,OMGIMTHEADULT is a simple blog about the moment you realize, OMG I'M THE ADULT HERE. Submissions very welcome.
posted by The Whelk at 10:16 AM on November 6, 2009 - 16 comments

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