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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Vice News went to Dunwoody, Georgia to speak with attendees of MicroCon, a biennial four day event for the self-declared rulers of the independently declared states around the world. While these micronations are not officially recognized within the c
A waterspout, which is a tornado that touches down on water, hit Lake Tahoe Wednesday amid some severe thunderstorm conditions, prompting a tornado warning for the whole lake. [ more ]
A worker at a Redwood City McDonald's who claims she didn't know she was pregnant was allegedly seen by a coworker trying to flush her newborn infant down the toilet, and she's now being charged with attempted murder. [ more ]
Streets shut down and buildings closed off as C-list conservative pundit gets his big moment to stir the pot tonight. [ more ]
While out camping in the beautiful Kaiser Wilderness of California’s Sierra National Forest, backpacker Amy Lippus captured a really interesting phenonmenon when a lake full of waterbugs made themselves known every time her camping partner
While out camping in the beautiful Kaiser Wilderness of California’s Sierra National Forest, backpacker Amy Lippus captured a really interesting phenonmenon when a lake full of waterbugs made themselves known every time her camping partner
An adorably lively little dachshund named Bernie bounced up and down as if he were on a trampoline until he could grab hold of the handle of a sliding glass door with his mouth. Once the handle was reached, Bernie very cleverly used the force of his
Paramount Pictures has released the official trailer for Downsizing, an upcoming sci-fi comedy film directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, and Hong Chau. The movie follows Paul Safranek (Damon) and his wif
Paramount Pictures has released the official trailer for Downsizing, an upcoming sci-fi comedy film directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, and Hong Chau. The movie follows Paul Safranek (Damon) and his wif
It can be found at Cold Drinks, the new, semi-hidden scotch cocktail bar upstairs at China Live. [ more ]
If you plan to be driving on the Embarcadero at some point this evening, you probably should figure out a new plan. [ more ]
Went to see IT, I'm first in the screen and this fucking guy's just sitting there. pic.twitter.com/b3oatLGdrs — Chris (@HG_Hohbes) September 8, 2017 Twitter user HG_Hohbes (Chris) received a nice little fright when he entere
Also, Trump kind of backtracked on DACA already, and Facebook admits they took $100,000 in political ads during the election season from fake Russian accounts. [ more ]
Went to see IT, I'm first in the screen and this fucking guy's just sitting there. pic.twitter.com/b3oatLGdrs — Chris (@HG_Hohbes) September 8, 2017 Twitter user HG_Hohbes (Chris) received a nice little fright when he entere
Also, an elaborate proposal at AT&T Park, a mural for Bubbles, and a move to lower California's voting age to 17 has stalled. [ more ]
In a fascinating animation, the ever-philosophical design house Kurzgesagt postulates in terrifying specificity what would happen in the unlikely event that the sun would be brought to the Earth. Needless to say, even if the sun would die, the sheer
Rob Beschizza of Boing Boing created this wonderful Shopping Cart Alignment Chart that accuratly categorizes people based on how they return their shopping cart. via Boing Boing Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors by Fred Armisen & Carrie Brown
Ukrainian pastry chef Dinara Kasko, who is known all over the world for designing absolutely gorgeous desserts that pair sleek geometric shapes with fantastic surface architecture, has created yet another amazing cake that appears as if it is covered
Our own exiled privacy-obsessed Cassandra on Twitter, Edward Snowden, is worried that normalizing the use of such technology only means we're going to see more and more of it in our everyday lives. [ more ]
In a fascinating animation, the ever-philosophical design house Kurzgesagt postulates in terrifying specificity what would happen in the unlikely event that the sun would be brought to the Earth. Needless to say, even if the sun would die, the sheer
In a fascinating Ted Ed lesson animated by TOGETHER, educator and anthropologist Marcel Danesi explains how new words enter the common lexicon, how words have entered the English language in the past and what it takes for a word to be added to the Ox
I sat down to write this Mother’s Day post a few weeks ago, and was so looking forward to sharing these strawberry muffins with you. I’d planned to write a simple enough post on motherhood, a dispatch of sorts, 18 months in. But a
On an episode of Conan, IT actor Bill Skarsgrd sat down with host Conan O’Brien and demonstrated his super creepy Pennywise the clown smile without any makeup on. Bill then chatted about how, to prep for his second audition, he practiced hi
On an episode of Conan, IT actor Bill Skarsgrd sat down with host Conan O’Brien and demonstrated his super creepy Pennywise the clown smile without any makeup on. Bill then chatted about how, to prep for his second audition, he practiced hi
Pressure from the feds, employees, and jilted advertisers may not matter as a study finds that people generally prefer garbage in their Facebook feed. [ more ]
TweetHere’s how people react to our needlessly-wide Geary Expressway: I think Buchanan Street will make a comeback one of these days, in the form of a marked crosswalk, allowing peds to once again legally cross in this area.TweetHere&#8
The cycle from homegrown, artisanal coffee bar on an alley to selling out to an international food conglomerate is complete. [ more ]
TweetHere it is: Of course, Ford Motor Company paid to have these old BABS rides replaced with Ford-branded rolling advertisements, so this hit piece is outdated now. But the Ford / Motivate International people DID try to sneak in a three-hour renta
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Years ago, whenI was still living in the Bay Area and dating Sam, I had a phone call with a literary agent (who is now my literary agent) about writing a memoir; she was impressed by our love story and thought I should start writing it all down. I di
Souvla opened its third San Francisco storefront in the Mission (the other two are in Hayes Valley and NoPa) just this year. It’s part of the newish wave of fine-casual restaurants opening throughout the city — also known as upsca
No Paul Rudd sightings thus far, but people are getting some sweet amateur video of cars flipping over each other. [ more ]
Former Japanese baker and designer Yukiko Morita has created Pampshade, a wonderful line of uniquely beautiful lamps and lighting designs that are made out of homemade bread. The recipe is very simple, just flour, salt, yeast, specially resin coated
Torres had posted to Facebook the night of his death that he planned to go to some strip clubs in his neighborhood to "promote a swimsuit he had designed." [ more ]
Following the arrest, the suspect was freed on his own recognizance. [ more ]
Ortwin Grttner (a.k.a. “Murmiland“) created an impressive marble run. He set it up so that a single marble rolls down a set of tubes, onto a ramp, and then triggers an avalanche of 2671 marbles that crash into a giant wall of wood
Ortwin Grttner (a.k.a. “Murmiland“) created an impressive marble run. He set it up so that a single marble rolls down a set of tubes, onto a ramp, and then triggers an avalanche of 2671 marbles that crash into a giant wall of wood
It's been nearly a decade and a half since a documentary made the birds famous, and now a flock of a couple dozen has grown into multiple flocks numbering over 300 in total. [ more ]
The homeowners have hired a former assistant city attorney to represent them, and a lobbying/PR team consisting of two former city staffers who now do public affairs consulting. [ more ]
Mystery History takes a look at a builder from Michigan who figured out how to use ancient technology to move and lift a giant 20 ton stone block by hand using wood, pebbles, counterweights, and his own human power. How to Turn a Large Block of 256 M
Kuma Films captured awesome slow motion footage of their very own, Asian Joe, making instant clouds by mixing liquid nitrogen and hot water together in a bucket. A post shared by Kuma Films (@kumafilms) on Sep 6, 2017 at 6:42pm PDT A post shared by a
Kuma Films captured awesome slow motion footage of their very own, Asian Joe, making instant clouds by mixing liquid nitrogen and hot water together in a bucket. A post shared by Kuma Films (@kumafilms) on Sep 6, 2017 at 6:42pm PDT A post shared by a
  Anthony Torres, the flamboyant 44-year-old DJ and nightlife personality known around the Tenderloin as Bubbles and typically wearing large wigs and pink lipstick, was reportedly shot and killed early Saturday morning across the street from
"The anniversary of 9/11 is a time to reflect on what we lost, and celebrate the brave people who serve our communities." [ more ]
In 2009, a Seattle man came out of his office to find that a mother duck had flown off the ledge of a building and that her little tiny ducklings were preparing to follow in suit. He very quickly placed himself in a strategic spot and caught the duck
Got champagne taste on a boxed wine budget? You can still have the swankiest home bar in town for under $25 thanks to these eight budget-friendly bar accessories we've rounded up, so pick your poison and scroll down to learn how to turn yourself into
When the MTA banned dogs from the subway system unless they could fit into a bag, many New Yorkers came up with creative ways to address this very unspecific rule. A post shared by ? Maxine the Fluffy Corgi (@madmax_fluffyroad) on May 14, 2017 at 6: