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Makerspace Starter Kit: Shipped!

So I spent the last month (*) extracting the tools, parts, and stock I use on a regular basis, filling 20-ish boxes with stuff I wanted to keep: 175 more words

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A breast, a volcano, and a vellum leaf walk into a bar in Catania, Sicily.
It’s February 5, 1521. Around dusk, things get a bit rowdy, so the tavern keeper tells the trio they are no longer welcome.
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Road Conditions: 2816 Rt 376 Northbound Sinkhole Patched

By my count, four NYSDOT repair crews, one sent specifically to repair this sinkhole, managed to not patch it during the last nine months: 95 more words


Oddities I've noticed in Paris

First and foremost I ought to say that these ‘oddities’ are admirable oddities that I have gradually come to appreciate. They’re not stereotypes per se, but rather a few cultural/Parisian differences that initially struck me as bizarre (zarb/chelou- for those into French verlan.) 457 more words


MONSTER Fanzine mini-haul

Monster is a modern horror film fanzine published by the team of Timothy Paxton, Steve Fenton, Tony Strauss and Brian Harris. I have know about it for a while but haven’t picked it up until now. 96 more words


Bizarre creature found in Arizona (Video)

Someone sent Todd Ray aka T-Ray of the Venice Beach Freak Show this weird looking creature. Don’t know what to make of it, but i wish T-Ray was back making beats like this.


Brother PT-1090 Tape Cartridge Innards

Mad Phil gave me his Brother PT-1090 labeler, which I’ve been using rather often of late. The white tape cartridge (the TZ flavor) ran out, giving me the opportunity to pry it apart: 233 more words

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