“I think potatoes deserve to roam around freely and see the world, like cows or chickens or other kinds of food.”

Spoiler: no. Don’t do this. Actually, I got all the way to the end of it, so I guess I’m doing the right thing? …???!

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via ErrantScience via Julie Mitchell

My afternoon was derailed when Hannah and I started watching this and basically cried for 40 minutes straight. I’ll miss the decency, compassion, and level-headedness of this administration.

A photo gallery of the making of my favorite website tribute to the best hour of televison, Seventeen People:

Seventeen People: Process

Yes please. Full list and photos.

Hotel Villa Honegg

Hotel Villa Honegg

Hahaha these are so good. Who isn’t creeped out by that part in ‘Grease’ or ‘Sixteen Candles’??

GENIUS: The purpose of this show is to instruct young viewers in two things: literacy, and delayed gratification.

SUIT #3: Why delayed gratification?

[The GENIUS waits a long time before she answers, and everyone agrees Carl walked right into that one]

from The Toast

I’m oddly comforted that the NFL doesn’t allow this technology to be used for advertising.

Wow. I wish I could freehand this beautifully.

via IFLScience

A music-theory mystery! Seth Stevenson investigates the time signature of The Terminator’s Score.

Brad Fiedel’s Main Theme from The Terminator:

via Liz

Josh Worth’s graphic recreation of the solar system, to scale, with one pixel representing 3474.8 km (that’s 2159.14 mi). If you have the patience to scroll all the way to the gas giants, he has some interesting commentary about the inconceivability of enormous numbers and of the emptiness of space.