— The Honorary Unsubscribe: Daniel Keyes. He passed away on June 15 in Florida.
Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space is depicted in this poster from 1967.
Translation: Our women - our pride!
There is something
About the remedy
Because it is not plastic
And has no keystrokes
There are no “dry my circuits” trial downloads
is not integrated seamlessly
Into the interface design
There is no user at all.
Take out the battery
Put it in a bowl of rice
In the sunshine
Bunny Yeager, maker of icons, Not Safe For Work Florida character, RIP.
And I am all aflutter.
On Friday, May 16, 2014 11:57 AM, Kate Horowitz
Jon Lomberg, creative director of the original Cosmos series and the Voyager Golden Record, has heard “Barnard’s Star”—and loved it. He called it “perfect” and said it “beautifully captures the spirit of the Golden Record.” Albert Lin, National Geographic Explorer and all-around Cool Guy, agreed.
No big deal.
Catchy songs… about science!
I am not alone.
Listen to the whole episode here. If you don’t know 99 Percent Invisible you should. The show rules generally, and this episode is particularly labyrinthine and mind-warping.
So how did this…
Star Trek + Social Commentary (context in the captions)
and people try to tell me JJ Abrams Trek is good. Dude doesn’t know what Trek IS.
I normally don’t play the gif-set game, but I’m making an exception for this one.
Sampled from the New York Times interactive MAD fold-in collection.
In honor of Al Feldstein, MAD editor, EC Comics creator, shaper of culture.
From the Washington Post obituary:
For decades, in order to preserve its sharp satirical edge, the magazine did not accept advertising. It had regular features, including “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions” and “Spy vs. Spy,” but it built its reputation by puncturing pomposity, often with carefully wrought parodies.
“What we did was to take the absurdities of the adult world that youngsters were facing and show kids that the adult world is not ominpotent,” Mr. Feldstein told the New York Times in 1981. “We told them there’s a lot of garbage out in the world and you’ve got to be aware of it.”
In a Mad sendup, the bland middle-America magazine Better Homes and Gardens became “Bitter Homes and Gardens,” where you could learn how to “convert your spare bedroom into a basement.”
During the Vietnam War, the magazine asked readers to write to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to request an “Official Draft Dodger Card.”
In a predictably bizarre encounter, FBI agents paid a visit to Mad’s offices in New York, dropping hints that Hoover didn’t take kindly to such shenanigans.
— John Roderick on listening to the Eels and facing middle age.