Trolls, Wild West Romanticism, & Closed Comments

by meanlouise January 20, 2014 cyberculture

I’m closing the comments but reserving the right to re-open them at a later date. The comments you don’t ever see because I don’t even approve them aren’t constructive, useful, or worth the time I spend reading them. I have a lot of funny, smart, insightful readers. They tell me they rarely comment because they […]

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Homemade Movies: Death Star Trench Run

by meanlouise July 2, 2013 cyberculture

Have you watched the Cinefix Homemade Movies of the the Death Star Trench Run scene from Star Wars: Episode IV? Trust me, even if you think this idea is dumb, stick with it until about the 2nd minute and the genius of it will slowly be revealed to you. [embedded video:

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I’m trapped in 1979. Please send help. And bananas.

by meanlouise June 29, 2013 cyberculture

Earlier today, curator of cool Todd Mason sent a link to the horror list for Richard Littler’s Scarfolk Council, a brilliant, disturbing, hysterically funny blog concerning a fictional town in the UK. Scarfolk is a town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad […]

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by meanlouise May 11, 2013 cyberculture

Some youtube videos of cats. Just because. [embedded video: Sad Cat Diary] [embedded video: The Pattycake Cats (original)] I also love this version, which is in French with English subtitles and contains different, but equally amusing, dialogue. [embedded video: Dansons la capucine] Here’s a gratuitous link to the Finch and the Pea’s Science Caturday posts […]

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by meanlouise April 14, 2013 art

This important public service announcement was brought to you by Glendon Mellow, science artist and blogger at Symbiartic, part of the Scientific American blog network.

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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 2013

by meanlouise March 30, 2013 academia

Home again after the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, which was a 4 day whirlwind. Think I’m kidding about the whirlwind part? Here’s the pdf of the schedule – it’s 501 pages long. (The conference is actually going on until 9:45 tonight but we attended 3 panels between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. […]

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Five Star Friday

by meanlouise March 16, 2013 cyberculture

While I was spending the day at National Geographic for TEDxDeExtinction, my blog was a Five Star Friday Pick. I’m honored – that’s some fine company to be in. I do believe I have Dana of Feast After Famine to thank for the nomination.

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Remember the Lovecraftian horror that was Windows 95 with a new Tumblr

by meanlouise February 24, 2013 cyberculture

When we got Windows 95 (probably sometime in 1998), it took our admins about 30 seconds to see the true purpose of the system alerts. The first one I got read, “Report to the roof immediately, await further instructions.” It took some people longer than others to catch on that not all windows alerts were […]

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by meanlouise January 18, 2012 cyberculture

Instead of going entirely dark today to protest SOPA and PIPA, I’m linking to the Electronic Frontier Foundation so you can learn more and (hopefully) get engaged in this fight.

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Five Star Friday

by meanlouise January 6, 2012 cyberculture

Between the behind-the-scenes work here and on the meatblog and the complete rebuilding of” post-hacking, I’ve been online more than ever this week but with less than ever to show for it here. Go figure. Fortunately, there’s Schmutzie’s ever-fab five star friday post to fill the gaping void I’m leaving in your life. Go […]

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