Westboro Baptist Church Cancels Plans to Picket Leonard Nimoy funeral

Yesterday, Westoboro baptist Church announced their intentions to picket the funeral of Leonard Nimoy, because George Takei and Zackary Quinto are gay. Highly illogical, as Spock would say. » 3/01/15 12:42pm Today 12:42pm

Why You Should Read Mark Waid's Daredevil

In 2011, Mark Waid took over writing the book Daredevil when it was relaunched in the wake of a crossover called "Shadowland" (it's complicated and involved Daredevil getting possessed by a demon). His run was almost immediately hailed as one of the best comics out there and still is. But now, after four years on the… » 3/01/15 2:34am Today 2:34am

'Harry Potter & The Methods Of Rationality' Brings An Epic Cliffhanger

The world contains many wonderful things. Fanfic— especially masterful fanfic like Harry Potter & The Methods of Rationality— is on that list. But writer Eliezer Yudkowsky, aka Less Wrong, stands over a cliffside, off which his readers desperately hang. The magnificent son of a bitch has given his readers a pop quiz,… » 2/28/15 9:34pm Yesterday 9:34pm

Wil Wheaton Remembers Leonard Nimoy

I was too young to fully understand why, but as I got older and looked back on those years, it became clear: I identified with Spock because he was weird, and cerebral, and he was different from everyone else. He was just like me, but the things that made me a target of ridicule on the playground made him a…

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Perils of a new look Penelope

The new look Lady Penelope and Parker have been unveiled, along with a modernised Brains. They seem to have been met with the same despair as the revamped Tracy Brothers. Mr Hackenbacker has been condemned for resembling Alan Carr in some quarters, Parker for pinching Noel Gallagher's polo neck. Well, he would,… » 2/28/15 1:08pm Yesterday 1:08pm

Morning Open Thread: Breakfast Edition

Good morning everybody. It's time for the open thread. I'm about to eat breakfast, and it looks nothing like the one in the image. Which is good, because that looks gross. What's your ideal breakfast? Bacon and eggs? Cereal? The Taco Bell you failed to eat cause you passed out last night? Share below or discuss… » 2/28/15 10:56am Yesterday 10:56am

I went into a Sensory Deprivation Tank. 

Ever since Fringe brought sensory deprivation tanks to my attention I have been wanting to find a place and schedule an appointment, and as luck would have it there was exactly one place around where I lived that offered floating therapy. That's what they call it now floating, and while I didn't pop into another… » 2/27/15 11:47pm Friday 11:47pm