Archive for the ‘BuzzFeed’ tag

#  The Internet and God →

June 27th, 2012 at 11:40 // In Worth Considering 

Ben Jackson spends some time with an under-regarded question: how does spirituality fit into internet culture? And while I understand your concern that all you’ll get on that topic at BuzzFeed is snark masquerading as value, but I’d encourage you to give him some of your time.

Religion was a pervasive theme during the panel, with Vasquez [of Double Rainbow fame] stating, “I need to bring spirituality to humanity.” He explained that his repeated cries of “Oh my god” were caused by the rainbow forming what appeared to him to be a giant eye, which he considered to be the eye of god.

#  Louis CK on Comedy

May 5th, 2009 at 19:31 // In Worth Seeing 

Neither of these bits would have merited a post on their own, but they made a nice pair. And I love Louis CK.

(via BF and @darrenhoyt, respectively)

#  Second-Specific YouTube Links →

March 6th, 2009 at 17:34 // In Worth Knowing 

Want to send visitors straight to the incessant song in Charlie the Unicorn 2? Now you can:

(via BF)

#  Tribute to Fallen Sodas →

February 11th, 2009 at 19:17 // In Worth Distraction 

I enjoyed this remarkably complete — Super Mario Soda, anyone? — compilation of the varieties of branded sodas no longer being produced.

(via BuzzFeed)

#  Save The Words →

February 8th, 2009 at 17:39 // In Worth Distraction 

A conservation site for nearly dead words. You can do your part by pledging to start using a few in normal conversation.

(via BF)

#  Nano War →

December 8th, 2008 at 19:55 // In Worth Distraction 

This took up at least 90 minutes of my day. It’s deceptively simple. And according to a BuzzFeed commenter, a ripoff of Galcon.

(via kottke)

#  Cool Pictures of the Sky →

December 7th, 2008 at 14:00 // In Worth Seeing 

Discover adds a veneer of science to this skyporn so you don’t have to feel bad about enjoying it.

(via Buzzfeed)

#  Climeat Change →

December 7th, 2008 at 13:21 // In Worth Knowing 

First, sorry for the title.

Second, the chart attached to this article answers a question I’ve been meaning to ask a knowledgable person for a while: different kinds of meat really are different in the amount of carbon dioxide their raising produces. While chicken produce relatively little CO2 per pound, beef makes quite a bit. Pork, shrimp, and salmon all fall between those two. All of those are (obviously) much less efficient than grains and other plants.

Also interesting: cheese is actually roughly as efficient, in CO2 per pound terms, as shrimp.

(via Buzzfeed)

#  Beard Chart →

October 28th, 2008 at 15:15 // In Worth Distraction 

An important resource. (via BuzzFeed)

#  Cannibal Mom →

October 25th, 2008 at 13:09 // In Worth Distraction 

Though this story would undoubtedly fall into the one-off category, I feel compelled — by how utterly disturbing it is — to share it. If you’re squirmy about the darkest side of humanity, please don’t read this.

A cannibal cult mother who tortured her son in a locked cellar while relatives skinned him and forced him to eat his own flesh has been jailed for nine years.

(via BuzzFeed)

#  I Hate My Kids →

October 6th, 2008 at 20:58 // In Worth Distraction 

I link to this primarily because it made me think of Louis CK — who isn’t afraid to use profanity when expressing his disdain for his wife and children — and Louis CK makes me laugh.

(via Buzzfeed, which is apparently letting us know what we missed in June)

#  Suicide Stats →

September 15th, 2008 at 15:06 // In Worth Seeing 

Though you may find it depressing, this BuzzFeed post has amassed a very impressive collection of interesting charts about suicide (mostly in the United States).

#  KFC’s Secret Recipe →

September 9th, 2008 at 21:13 // In Worth Knowing 

Spoke the BuzzFeed:

Colonel Sanders’ secret handwritten recipe for fried chicken was relocated to a temporary location today. Security details included a locked box being handcuffed to a security guard who boarded an armored car under police escort. Apparently, it’s so important that only two executives have access to it, making this paper one of the most closely guarded corporate secrets.

My only question is: was this operation financed by their marketing department?

#  Minimalist Workouts →

August 9th, 2008 at 11:22 // In Worth Knowing 

If I were ever to get serious about getting into shape, I’d probably start with this BuzzFeed page.

#  The World’s Smallest Snake →

August 4th, 2008 at 21:09 // In Worth Seeing 

I must have seen this at least three times today before I registered how amazing it is. It wasn’t until I saw John Redmond’s BuzzFeed post that this sunk in:

The Barbados threadsnake is the smallest snake in the world. The recently discovered species is as thin as a spaghetti noodle and measures just 3.9 inches long. Because of its small size, it is susceptible to attacks from anything ranging from centipedes to spiders…not to mention it’s blind. I think I’d be hard-pressed to come up with an animal that’s more defenseless than this one.

UPDATE (08/08/08): Highlighting the danger of “discovering” anything in this globalized world: an AP story on the Barbidian backlash.

#  Black and White Twins →

July 17th, 2008 at 20:17 // In Worth Distraction 

Ryan and Leo were born on the same day to the same parents. But one looks “black” while the other looks  “white.”

(via BuzzFeed)

#  I Met The Walrus →

July 7th, 2008 at 15:03 // In Worth Seeing 

In 1969, 14-year-old Jerry Levitan got to ask John Lennon a few questions. This year, he made an awesome animation of that event, and put it up on YouTube. (Would we get to see things like this without YouTube?)

(via BuzzFeed)

#  The Princess Bride Game →

June 25th, 2008 at 16:54 // In Worth Distraction 

This game looks decidedly “meh.” Mostly it’s just that I can’t resist an opportunity to reiterate the point that The Princess Bride may well be the greatest movie ever.

(via BuzzFeed)