In 1851, a Maryland Farmer Tried to Kidnap Free Blacks in Pennsylvania. He Wasn’t Expecting the Neighborhood to Fight Back.
Nathan Yau made an interactive tool that will guess your name. This thing guessed both my first and middle name (which begin with the same letter) on the first try. (via Digg)
The Nihilism of Mitch McConnell. "And if you don’t know anything else about McConnell, know this: He’s arguably the most ruthless political operator in American politics and has almost single-handedly broken the Senate."
5 Temper Tantrums That Spiraled Out of Control.
This album is an attempt to demonstrate that classical music can indeed be performed by a computer. But the amount of work that goes into programming the computer will never be less than the work that a traditional performer would put into studying the same piece of music. (via Metafilter)
I taught at a 'for-profit' college. They're predatory disasters. (via TYWKIWDBI)
Mourning a Dead Houseplant. While it's not as devastating as losing a pet or a family member, the death of a plant can produce a sense of loss that may be confusing.
The Kiev Conspiracy: "How High Does This Go?" The latest from Tom the Dancing Bug.
A blast from the past (2007): Ugly Jugs.