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Jul 12, 2012

How to Get Caught Up on “Breaking Bad” Before Sunday's Season Premiere

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This Sunday, season five of Breaking Bad, easily one of television's top five dramas ever, begins, and those in the know are understandably excited.

Unfortunately, like most of television's top shows, it's kinda tough to jump in with four seasons behind you, even if you do know the basic premise of the show (which you do, because you know how to use the internet.)

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Jul 11, 2012

Warped: A Classic Axe Joke

Know any good lumberjack jokes? No, me neither.

But, did you hear the one about the guy from the city who spent his weekends at his cabin in the woods?

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Jul 11, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: July 11, 2012

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Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

This is an aerial photograph of a "terraced rice field" in Yunnan province of China. The bold colors come

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Jul 10, 2012

You Might Be Knitting If...

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Professor Blastoff is a podcast hosted by comedians Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan, and David Huntsberger that explores issues of philosophy, science, religion, and other phenomenon requiring informed (and humorous) reflection.

On a recent episode, comedians Randy and Jason Sklar joined the team, and the discussion hilariously devolved into the topic of what we explore on ManMade: men and crafting.  

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Jul 09, 2012

The United Shapes of America

XKCD, which describes itself as a "webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language," offers the United Shapes of America, a "map of things states are shaped like." (Try saying that three times fast.)  

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Jul 05, 2012

Current Map of Facial Hair Growth

San Francisco-based cartoonist and animator Ric Carrasquillo obviously understands the importance of having a personal and clever "about" page on his website, so he whipped up some humorous sketches that tell the reader a little more about himself. Like this,

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Jun 27, 2012

Humorous Travel Posters for Staycations

For those of you not planning a summer getaway this season, consider these humorous, vintage-style "travel posters" for lazy people, or for those who take their breaks at home. They seek to inspire you to check out the exotic locales and activities...of your own house.  

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Jun 12, 2012

Bottle Cap Blues: Unique (and Dangerous) Ways to Open a Beer

What do a nail gun, machete, wheelchair, dead animal skull, holiday tinsel, and your belly button all have in common?

Easy. They're all clever and potentially very, very unsafe ways to open a bottle of beer.

Filmmaker Chris Sumers got together with his buddies and filmed dozens of unlikely ways to pop a bottlecap.

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Jun 06, 2012

Bandwiches: Sandwich Recipes Inspired by Your Favorite Musicians

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McSweeney's contributor John Peck imagines over seventy new sandiwches designed after famous musicians, their backgrounds, and lifestyles.    

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Jun 06, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: June 6, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Guitar Pee is a musical urinal that allows you to create music while...at the urinal. It's kinda like that Les Paul Google doodle, except you pee on it.

Watch this video to see how it works:  

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May 30, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: May 30, 2012

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Beijing-based artist Wang Zhiyuan created this thirty-six foot tall, multicolored tornado of trash, built

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May 29, 2012

Free Download: Life Advice from Ron Swanson

Quick, master the Command+P keystroke

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May 23, 2012

How to Make Cupcakewurst: Cake-Filled Sausages with all the Fixings

The image you're looking at is of a cupcake-sausage, grilled and served on a "long john" doughnut bun and a rasperry topping ketchup.

Okay now that that's out of the way, this project, 

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May 21, 2012

Infographic: 37 Years of Saturday Night Live

created at: 05/21/2012

Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live finished it's thirty-seventh season, including a heartfelt goodbye dance for Kristen Wiig.

To honor the many, many cast members from the past four decades, CableTV created what is likely the world's loooooongest infographic, featuring

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May 17, 2012

Incredible Photos of Gale-Force Winds Directly to the Face

Fun fact of the day: the term "gale-force" refers to winds scoring betwen 8 and 10 on the Beaufort windspeed scale, or about 40-65 miles an hour. That's tree-uprooting strength.

Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern has gathered more than one hundred individuals, blown these gale-force winds in their faces, and snapped a still photo of their visages going all wacky.

And it's awesome.  

 

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May 15, 2012

Kids Recreate the "Sabotage" Music Video by the Beastie Boys

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To pay tribute to Beastie Boys Adam "MCA" Yauch, filmaker James Winters, along with wife, kids, and nephew, made a shot-by-shot recreation of one of the 90s most iconic music videos, the Spike Jonze-directed "Sabotage"...starring children.   

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May 15, 2012

"Suspicious" Quotation Marks

created at: 05/15/2012

This one's for all the grammar and type nerds: you've seen it - on handmade banners, store signs, that one grandparent who always puts smart quotes around your name on your birthday card, as if they're not really wishing you the best this year, "Chris"

Unnecessary quotation marks. Or worse, suspicious quotation marks that

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May 09, 2012

How To Spice Up a Dull Landscape Painting: Put a Monster On It

created at: 05/09/2012

Slate reports of an emerging, curious inspiration phenomenon shared among diverse artists. Upon spying dated landscapes gathering dust in stacks in thrift stores and antique shops, likely never being sold but for their frames. A collection of artists have all independently come to the same conclusion about what’s missing: monsters.   

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May 09, 2012

How Much Money You Need To Realistically Recreate The Scrooge McDuck ‘Gold Coin Swim’

created at: 05/09/2012

When I was a kid, I loved nearly everything about Ducktales - the myth and culture-based plotlines, that guy that could count everything really fast then turn into a robot, to the oh-so-evil and impossibly named Flintheart Glomgold. But, even as a five-year-old, I was a skeptic about the famous Moneybin. I even remember asking my dad how it was possible to land on a giant pile of coins and sinking in, instead of just going splat on the surface. I even got out a jar of pennies and jammed them with my fist to see if I could break through.

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