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Monsters of Grok: fake band shirts for history's greatest thinkers
If want to live in a world where being a scientist is considered bad ass, and philosophers are worshiped like rock stars, so my newest lineup of t-shirts parodies famous band logos by re-purposing them to celebrate some of the world's most influential minds. Hope you enjoy them.
posted by Jezztek at 10:16 AM on August 31, 2011 - 14 comments

MST3kdbx: Six Degrees of Peter Graves.
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Connectivity Database cross-indexes all 199 experiments (inclusive of the KTMA years and the movie) and their 3707 actors, sorted by strength of connectivity within the MST3k canon. At last, the common relational path from Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell to Lassie: The Painted Hills can be traced! Witness the inescapable Isle of Kaiju! Quake at the Old-Fashioned Nightmare Fuel of the Mexican Archipelago! Most of all, Keep Traversing the Nodes.
posted by lx at 3:32 AM on August 29, 2011 - 7 comments

Overlooked Pants
Chronicling the great and under-appreciated pants of our time.
posted by phunniemee at 9:06 AM on August 22, 2011 - 2 comments

Huxtable Hotness
An episode-by-episode recap and critique of every outfit worn on "The Cosby Show."
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 7:21 AM on August 23, 2011 - 7 comments

Look at Cook: A Budget Visualization for Cook County, IL
A budget transparency visualization for Cook County, IL (Chicago's county) displaying all county departments broken down by fund and control officer from 1993 to 2011. Done as a collaboration with Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey.
posted by kakarott999 at 9:28 AM on August 18, 2011 - 2 comments

Retro Cities
I like to gather and post pictures of cities worldwide taken between 1960 and 2000.
posted by reenum at 9:12 AM on July 31, 2011 - 1 comment

No Poster Girl. Life With Severe ME/CFS: A bed-lyin', pill-poppin', muscle-wastin' good time.
I developed myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome in 2004, and I've been bedridden because of it since 2007. Having gotten a little bit of improvement in the last year or so from the intensive attention of a prominent specialist, I've been able to be online more. And with that, I realized that though I interact frequently with friends via social networking, almost nobody outside my family and very close friends knew what the disease had done to me - or much about it in general. I didn't like that that was the case, and so No Poster Girl was born.
posted by jocelmeow at 7:22 AM on July 7, 2011 - 5 comments

This is a blog researching the cinematic tradition in which any beautifully decorated cake serves as a harbinger of imminent catastrophe (often including the destruction of said cake). I also wrote an article about the phenomenon for Random House's film site, Word & Film.
posted by hermitosis at 9:01 AM on June 29, 2011 - 17 comments

Cosmos - the short-term, long-term and everything in between timer
Birthdays belong on calendars. But what about events with more flexible due dates? Things like watering the plants, cleaning the bathroom or replacing the water filter every six months. And what about things you're looking forward to? How many days exactly is it until your cell phone contract expires or your homebrew is ready for quaffing with friends? Cosmos Timer is an iPhone app that can track these kinds of events. It can handle events that are only a few minutes (boiling the perfect egg) or several years (your next tetanus booster shot) - and it shows a nice countdown which you can share with friends.
posted by kamelhoecker at 10:56 PM on June 21, 2011 - 4 comments

Classic Cold War arcade games that never were, "reproduced" in HTML5
The early 1980s could have been a boom time for Cold War-themed arcade games. It wasn't, but what if it had been? On this website I'm using HTML5 to code up USA vs. USSR games that have that early 80s look and feel.
posted by hiteleven at 10:57 AM on June 21, 2011 - 2 comments

Super Bride and Groom - Retro Flash Platformer
Super Mario-style flash fun! Bride and Groom are happily heading down the aisle when pieces of their wedding are scattered by the mischievous Mr. X. Can they find their food, friends, and decorations and save the day?
posted by erinfern at 8:05 AM on June 21, 2011 - 2 comments - a graphic novel, serialized online
if you like your adventure stories light-hearted, your action historical, and your comics colourfully-illustrated, you may very well enjoy Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant. Updated on Saturday mornings with four to six new pages.
posted by TangoCharlie at 10:52 AM on June 18, 2011 - 7 comments

MeFi Intern
This is the link to my daily blog of my summer internship with MetaFilter. Each day I describe the tasks and activities that I was apart of and all the random things my boss asks me to do.
posted by Dominic. Allen at 3:10 PM on June 17, 2011 - 22 comments

iMyGarden iPhone/iPod Garden Design App
Dream. Design. Dig. | The iMyGarden app lets you see your garden design before ever touch the soil in your garden.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 7:54 AM on June 14, 2011

Map of prevalent winds in North America
Curious which way the wind blows? Here's a map of historical winds in California and here's a detailed view of Honolulu. WindHistory is an interactive web map that shows wind roses for 2500 stations in North America. Built with SVG, Polymaps, and D3.
posted by Nelson at 10:26 AM on June 7, 2011 - 8 comments

Oregon Ballot Drop Box Locator
Since the official locator for ballot drop sites in Oregon is pretty hard to find, not super user-friendly, and doesn't work in mobile browsers, I worked with Scott Duncombe at the Bus Project to develop a friendlier site that Oregon voters can use to find the nearest place to drop off their ballots. Locations are provided by We're still looking at features to add over the next days/weeks, but the site is live.
posted by OverlappingElvis at 2:47 PM on May 10, 2011 - 2 comments

Habit Judo
Folks seemed to like my system for addictive habit building via Farmville-esque intermittent variable reward. I thought I'd put up a spreadsheet on Dropbox for everyone to download.
posted by leotrotsky at 2:11 PM on March 31, 2011 - 15 comments

Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide
I wrote a book! It's at the printers. I made a website for it that contains the appendix, some supporting information/handouts/links and some other stuff. I used the INFLUX one-pager design (thanks ArcAm) and then I tampered with it. It's fine if you don't buy it. I'm just so happy it's finished.
posted by jessamyn at 6:21 PM on April 19, 2011 - 19 comments

POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
So I've come here a few times to promote films I've produced. I have Morgan Spurlock's POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD coming out this weekend in theaters across the US. The film has been previously mentioned on MeFi after the premiere at Sundance. It's a documentary about product placement, marketing, and advertising that's funded entirely through product placement, marketing, and advertising. The film is currently sitting at 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it's played incredibly well at festivals over the last few months. In the spirit of the film, I'm trying to sell sell sell to get MeFites to see it in theaters this weekend or whenever it comes out in your town.
posted by kcalder at 9:11 PM on April 18, 2011 - 9 comments (Alpha)
We've just launched the alpha of a 10-month bootstrapped project at LifeSnapper lets you build a beautiful, themed timeline of the key events in your life to tell and share your story with friends and family. You can see a demo timeline, or checkout LifeSnapper's own timeline to quickly understand the idea behind it.
posted by DarlingBri at 7:14 AM on April 17, 2011 - 1 comment

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