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  • http://steveandkatescamp.com/things-to-know-before-coming-to-camp/
    misˈklāmər/
    noun – a disclaimer about swinging for the fences and missing…hard.

    Okay, we made that word up, but we do feel like you should know that we’re the kinds of people who swing for the fences and occasionally miss. We actually celebrate the miss, because if we’re really going for it, that also means we hit it out of the park from time to time.

    May 28, 2015

  • http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2015/05/cats-dogs-pets-pandas-whatever#comment-2040084678
    Oh look, a catsogynist.

    Hello people. I'm TheRaven's feline roomate. I sent him out so I could pen a special message to Mojo: who is this woman and what idiot let her have access to Drum's blog?

    May 22, 2015

  • http://www.quora.com/How-can-I-be-a-10x-parent
    How can I be a 10x parent?

    May 19, 2015

  • http://www.vox.com/2015/5/18/8613673/synthetic-drugs-flakka
    What does it take for a man to run naked through a Florida neighborhood, try to have sex with a tree, and claim to be the mythical god Thor? According to a report by the Associated Press, the culprit is flakka — a synthetic drug that's been reportedly linked to deranged behavior in the Sunshine State.

    May 18, 2015

  • http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2015/04/24/kayaktivists-teacher-training-shell-oil-drilling-rig/26286111/
    Thursday night, "kayaktivists" held a training session for teachers at Alki Kayak Tours on Alki Beach.

    Several organizations plan to use kayaks to protest Shell's arctic drill rig. It's expected to arrive in Seattle's port in the coming weeks.

    May 14, 2015

  • http://theodysseyonline.com/clemson/dad-bod/97484
    In case you haven't noticed lately, girls are all about that dad bod. I hadn't heard about this body type until my roommate mentioned it. She used to be crazy over guys she claimed had the dad bod. After observing the guys she found attractive, I came to understand this body type well and was able to identify it. The dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out. The dad bod says, "I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time." It's not an overweight guy, but it isn't one with washboard abs, either.

    April 30, 2015

  • http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/04/dadbod/391961/
    Is "dadbod" a hashtag joke or a social-sexual movement? A bit of both, probably. A month ago at The Odyssey, Clemson sophomore Mackenzie Pearson explained that this “new trend” had “fraternity boys everywhere” rejoicing. "In case you haven't noticed lately, girls are all about that dad bod," she wrote. "The dad bod is a nice balance between a beer gut and working out. The dad bod says, ‘I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.’” In the time since, #dadbod has gone viral on social media, to the cheers of Jason Segel lookalikes everywhere.

    April 30, 2015

  • http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/the-rough-ride-and-police-culture/391538/
    A rough ride. Bringing them up front. A screen test. A cowboy ride. A nickel ride.

    Police say that intentionally banging a suspect around in the back of a van isn't common practice. But the range of slang terms to describe the practice suggests it's more common that anyone would hope—and a roster of cases show that Freddie Gray is hardly the first person whose serious injuries allegedly occurred while in police transit. Citizens have accused police of using aggressive driving to rough suspects up for decades in jurisdictions across the country. Though experts don't think it's a widespread practice, rough rides have injured many people, frayed relationships, and cost taxpayers, including Baltimore's, millions of dollars in damages.

    April 28, 2015

  • http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/the-rough-ride-and-police-culture/391538/
    A rough ride. Bringing them up front. A screen test. A cowboy ride. A nickel ride.

    Police say that intentionally banging a suspect around in the back of a van isn't common practice. But the range of slang terms to describe the practice suggests it's more common that anyone would hope—and a roster of cases show that Freddie Gray is hardly the first person whose serious injuries allegedly occurred while in police transit. Citizens have accused police of using aggressive driving to rough suspects up for decades in jurisdictions across the country. Though experts don't think it's a widespread practice, rough rides have injured many people, frayed relationships, and cost taxpayers, including Baltimore's, millions of dollars in damages.

    April 28, 2015

  • http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/04/cardistry-con-2015
    What these Danes did with a deck of 52 made those in attendance do double takes. They manipulated cards into impossible 3-D configurations at speeds that even to the naked eye resembled camera tricks. They cut, flung, flipped, rotated, juggled, and shuffled playing cards in the middle of the street, along train tracks, their faces emotionless, their hands a blur. It’s yo-yo tricks performed by cardsharps with the street cred of a Parkour video. There’s a name for it: cardistry.

    April 24, 2015

  • http://www.vulture.com/2015/04/when-binge-watching-turns-to-purge-watching.html
    During a pause in Daredevil (actually, it was during another endless conversation between Wilson Fisk and Madame Gao in Chinese), I asked Twitter whether there’s a term for what feels like the opposite of binge-watching: that modern sensation of feeling compelled to finish a show that you don’t really like. A few people wondered if this wasn’t simply hate-watching, though hate-watching to me seems both more active and more actively enjoyable. A few of the answers hinted at specific shows other people have felt this way about: “Broadchurch-ing,” “Card-housing,” and “Friday Night Lights–ing.” My favorite suggestion was “purge-watching,” since it gets at that feeling of dreary obligation, of the chorelike effort to clear away televisual clutter, as though you’re finally eating that can of lentil soup that’s been sitting in the cupboard, just to get rid of it.

    April 21, 2015

  • http://www.thestranger.com/news/feature/2015/04/15/22053165/how-one-tribe-could-slow-the-rate-of-bomb-trains-through-seattle
    Tank cars containing volatile mixtures of crude and fuel gases are derailing—potentially creating fireballs that can shoot the length of a football field into the sky—and they'll continue to derail at an average rate of 10 a year, according to one US Department of Transportation report. Hence the phrase "bomb trains," which was slapped on them by opponents. When these trains move through cities, the risk of potential fatalities increases dramatically.

    April 17, 2015

  • http://www.luckyshops.com/article/konmari-method-closet-cleaning
    The KonMari method, as Kondo has coined her system, is simple: keep the belongings that “spark joy,” and get rid of those that don’t. That overpriced cocktail dress you always feel guilty for never wearing? Gone. Those sad laundry-day tights with the holey toes and stretched-out waistband? Sayonara. The system leaves precious little room for excuses: no maybe-I’ll-wear-it-somedays or but-I-got-it-as-a-gifts or I’ll-just-wear-it-to-beds.

    April 8, 2015

  • http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2015/04/03/397263103/way-more-college-students-are-studying-korean-is-hallyu-why
    The Modern Language Association says there was a 45 percent increase in university-level enrollment in Korean language classes between 2009 and 2013, from 8,449 students to 12,229. Though the raw numbers are still quite small, a look at why any sort of jump might be happening is interesting. Larry Gordon, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, thinks the wave of international fascination with Korean pop culture — hallyu — is partially responsible.

    April 3, 2015

  • "Ville" as casual video game genre.

    April 1, 2015

  • http://crosscut.com/2015/04/seattles-facadism-fetish-makes-fools-of-history-progress/
    You could be excused for thinking so. Efforts to preserve local “character” while accommodating massive development have seen a revival of what’s called “façadism” where old building exteriors are used as a kind of ground-level wrapping on new structures. Facadism is not a new phenomenon, but it’s booming in Seattle these days.

    April 1, 2015

  • There’s an idea called “gray man”, in the security business, that I find interesting. They teach people to dress unobtrusively. Chinos instead of combat pants, and if you really need the extra pockets, a better design conceals them. They assume, actually, that the bad guys will shoot all the guys wearing combat pants first, just to be sure. I don’t have that as a concern, but there’s something appealingly “low-drag” about gray man theory: reduced friction with one’s environment. Arc’teryx Veilance had a lot of that in its original DNA, and I also find it, though probably for different reasons, in Outlier. Nothing worse than clothing that gets in its wearer’s way.
    http://www.rawrdenim.com/2015/03/william-gibson-interview-buzz-rickson-line-tech-wear-limits-authenticity/

    April 1, 2015

  • http://seattle.eater.com/2015/3/3/8144683/coyles-bakeshop-opening-date
    Expect staple items like Coyle’s cult-favorite cretzel (a glorious union between a croissant and pretzel), meringues, croissants, signature four-layer chocolate cake and the beloved passion fruit tart. The rotating menu line-up will also include fruit pastries—seasonal rhubarb, strawberries and raspberries are the likeliest early contenders.

    March 27, 2015

  • http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/02/24/21776135/botched-bollards-month-8-the-blue-hazard-for-seattle-cyclists-continues
    The Broadway cycletrack this morning, featuring a giant smurf turd (technically known as a "bollard")

    March 27, 2015

  • http://www.vulture.com/2015/03/rowling-had-the-best-clapback-for-homophobic-fan.html
    Twitter is a breeding ground for trolls, and when your name is J.K. Rowling, your mentions probably get bombarded with them daily. But Rowling, ever the sophisticated writer, had a clapback for the ages when one fan tweeted her about Dumbledore's sexuality, saying he or she just couldn't "see him in that way." ("In that way" meaning gay.)

    March 25, 2015

  • http://www.thestranger.com/food-and-drink/feature/2015/03/18/21915440/the-meteoric-rise-of-totchos
    If you've heard of totchos, it was probably only in the past few months. If you haven't yet run across this modification of the classic nachos, using middle-school favorite tater tots in place of tortilla chips, you likely will soon. In the last six months, they've gone from slipping in at the occasional dive bar to showing up at every trendy spot in town.

    March 19, 2015

  • http://panels.net/the-pressure-of-supporting-comics/
    Was this my fault?

    Was this because I had decided to trade wait? Was She-Hulk no more because I hadn’t shelled out the $2.99 each month?

    March 18, 2015

  • http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/03/the-environmentally-sound-way-to-wear-fur/387238/
    Paquin’s company is still small—she skins the animals, makes everything herself, and likes to connect personally with each customer—but her ambition is huge. She wants to revolutionize the fur trade by making roadkill (which she calls “accidental fur”) a viable sector of the market.

    March 11, 2015

  • http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/03/04/21827375/republican-idiot-being-gay-is-a-choice-and-prison-proves-it
    Like truthers (9/11 was an inside job), birthers (Barack Obama was born in Kenya), and deathers (Osama bin Laden is alive and well and living in West Hollywood), choicers are another group deranged conspiracy theorists who can't be dissuaded by science or evidence or facts. They insist that being gay is a conscious choice that a person makes. I've challenged choicers in the past to prove it—to put up or shut up—and I'm going to issue that challenge again.

    March 10, 2015

  • http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/magazine/the-loser-edit-that-awaits-us-all.html
    Fifteen years later, the critical language used to carve up the phonies, saints and sad-sack wannabes of reality shows has migrated, and the loser edit has become a limber metaphor for exploring our own real-world failures. Fate doles out ideas for subplots — fire her, dump him, all species of mortification — and we eagerly run with them, cutting loser narratives for friends and enemies, the people we have demoted to the status of mere character. Everybody’s setbacks or degradations have been foreshadowed if we look hard enough at the old tape. We arrange the sequences, borrowing from cultural narratives of disgrace, sifting through the available footage with a bit of hindsight — and in turn, we endure our own loser edits when we stumble.

    March 9, 2015

  • http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/06/sheryl-sandberg-lean-in-choreplay-sex-chores
    Leaving the unfortunate coinage of “choreplay”, do we really want to live in a world where men are only cleaning up around the house to get some? In a New York Times op-ed touting the new campaign, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant tell the story of a woman who asked her husband to do the laundry. They write, “He picked up the basket and asked hopefully, ‘Is this Lean In laundry?’” I understand that the anecdote is meant to be charming, but in a culture where men are already taught to feel entitled to women sexually, I don’t find it cute in the least.

    March 9, 2015

  • http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2015/02/25/transface-problem-hollywood
    The accusation is rooted in what some in the LGBT community refer to as "transface" — a term that conjures the culturally taboo practice of "blackface" — in which a cisgender actor will "take" a role from a transgender actor.

    March 6, 2015

  • http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31689148
    "Duang" seems to be an example of onomatopoeia, a word that phonetically imitates a sound. It all seems to have started with Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan, who in 2004 was featured in a shampoo commercial where he said famously defended his sleek, black hair using the rhythmical-sounding "duang". The word resurfaced again recently after Chan posted it on his Weibo page. Thousands of users then began to flood Chan's Weibo page with comments, coining the word in reference to his infamous shampoo appearance.

    March 4, 2015

  • http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/02/25/21777372/seattle-wants-more-people-to-eat-in-the-streets
    The City of Seattle is launching a new pilot program to create more sidewalk seating for restaurants and bars. “Streateries” will allow food and drink establishments to take existing parking spaces and turn them into sidewalk cafes.

    February 26, 2015

  • http://tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/111861449541
    There’s a healthier way of thinking about creativity that the musician Brian Eno refers to as “scenius.” Under this model, great ideas are often birthed by a group of creative individuals—artists, curators, thinkers, theorists, and other tastemakers—who make up an “ecology of talent.”

    February 23, 2015

  • http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/21/internet-shaming-lindsey-stone-jon-ronson
    I spelled out my grievances. “Academics,” I began, “don’t swoop into a person’s life uninvited and use him for some kind of academic exercise, and when I ask you to take it down you’re, ‘Oh, it’s not a spambot, it’s an infomorph.’”

    February 23, 2015

  • http://adequateman.deadspin.com/how-to-talk-to-girls-on-twitter-without-coming-off-like-1685707661
    Social cues exist on Twitter, too, mostly in the form of faving or replying. If you're making a lot of little jokes in her mentions and she's not even pity-faving them, I'm so sorry, but you're probably being a mentions pest. Maybe chill a little.

    February 17, 2015

  • More common than outright vaccine deniers might be parents like Paul, who would be better described as delayers. They generally agree that vaccination is a public-health benefit, and they hate "anti-vaxxers." They're just hesitant and skeptical about some areas of vaccine science. As we've gone from one dose to more than 20 over the last 100 years, some parents have grown wary about inoculating their kids.
    http://www.vox.com/2015/2/6/7988715/the-vaccine-delayers-they-hate-anti-vaxxers-but-dont-quite-vaccinate

    February 9, 2015

  • In fact, it is the opposite behavior—the belief that you can do anything, including things you are blatantly not qualified for or straight up lying about—should be pathologized. It has many names (Dunning-Krueger, illusory superiority), but I suggest we call it blowhard syndrome as a neat parallel.
    http://xuhulk.tumblr.com/post/110549967516/stop-blowhard-syndrome

    February 9, 2015

  • http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/eva-longoria-two-philanthropreneurs-dangers-769240
    In more recent years, when not busy working as a spokeswoman for the Spain launch of adultery-facilitating website Ashley Madison in 2011 (the company tells THR that "subsequently she did not honor the full terms of that contract"), she came to reposition herself as a self-styled "philanthropreneur," as she puts it on GGF's website.

    February 6, 2015

  • http://www.vulture.com/2015/01/hold-up-what-is-a-dick-tie-the-boy-next-door.html
    Hold up, what's a dick tie? "I can't believe I'm describing this. But it's this elastic thing on this sock where you make it as tight as you can so that you get no blood flow or anything going on, and it kind of holds on to your man parts so the sock isn't, you know, pulled off during the scene."

    January 23, 2015

  • http://panels.net/nerdlesque-interview-dangrrr-doll/
    Burlesque is not what was seen in that awful Cher/Christina Aguilera movie. It is performance art wherein the performer has complete control over the number: costume, song, and choreography. It also involves nudity (though this post does not). Nerdlesque is an offshoot of the burlesque scene, combining burlesque with all things nerdy and geeky.

    January 23, 2015

  • http://www.refinery29.com/babycore
    To address this, artist Matt Starr came up with what he believes is the "next step in our generation’s obsession with nostalgia:" babycore. "The same way normcore stresses the normal, babycore stresses childishness; this sort of bright, primary-colored, carefree sense of style," he says.

    January 22, 2015

  • http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/lovely-wife-psych-ward-95567/
    All this was very comforting, but I really perked up and started paying careful attention when DuBrul introduced me to the concept of mad maps. Like advanced directives for the dying, DuBrul explained, mad maps allow psychiatric patients to outline what they’d like their care to look like in future mental health crises.

    January 16, 2015

  • “A Most Violent Year,” was a movie that unfortunately fulfilled my expectations, based on the writer and director J. C. Chandor’s previous films, as a clatterfest of screenwriting.

    http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/2015-oscar-nominations-selma-snubbed-wes-anderson-triumphant

    January 15, 2015

  • "Fuck it, let's do it."

    FILDI stands for F*@% It, Let’s Do It. It’s that moment in the creative process where you realize that the only way something is going to get done is to buckle down and actually do it, the realization that you are the creator for your own little world and that nothing is going to come of it except by your own hands and the sweat of your own brow. It means that it’s time to stop playing around, looking at the project from every different angle, and doing everything except working on it…and actually work on it.
    http://unleadedwriting.com/2012/05/16/www-fildi/#sthash.eO9IJh7W.dpuf

    January 15, 2015

  • http://www.vox.com/2015/1/14/7548289/quenelle-dieudonne-antisemitism-france
    "The quenelle is a rude gesture Dieudonné invented in 2005. The right hand is held straight out, pointing downward, with the palm open; the left arm folds across the chest, with the hand touching the right arm."

    January 15, 2015

  • http://www.vulture.com/2015/01/movie-review-taken-3.html
    Have we found a name for this genre yet, this revival of movies where aging badasses with very particular sets of skills go on kill-fests to protect their loved ones? “Dadsploitation”? “Father Kills Best”? I think I like my friend Matt Prigge’s description: “Peppy Fogey Fighting Romp.”

    January 9, 2015

  • http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/teatox-newest-way-detox
    If you can’t stomach the green juices in most cleanses, there’s a new way to detox: teatox. These plans take tea—one of the world’s most popular beverages—and spruce it up with a variety of ingredients, promising results such as weight loss, detoxification, and increased energy, just as other detoxes claim.

    January 9, 2015

  • http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2015-01-08/were-charlie-hebdo-killers-in-a-wolf-pack-the-new-way-of-terrorism
    "The attack on Paris newspaper Charlie Hebdo may have offered the world a glimpse of a scary new frontier in terrorism. It’s called “wolf pack” terrorism, in which a small group of people, often connected by family ties, stage an attack in their home country without getting direct orders or training from a larger organization."

    January 8, 2015

  • http://drynuary_the_origins_of_the_name_for_not_drinking_alcohol_in_january
    "Eight years later, we are on our ninth consecutive Drynuary: our name for the practice of kicking off the New Year by abstaining from booze for a month." -- John Ore

    January 6, 2015

  • http://www.jasonporath.com/2014/12/the-rise-of-the-hashgag/
    "This is a joke in an animated movie, usually input at the behest of marketing forces, that is used to sell the movie. It’s usually inserted late into production and test screened to within an inch of its life. Some are used repeatedly, some are one-offs that do well with trailers."

    January 5, 2015

  • Sweet. Thanks.

    January 8, 2010

  • I had to google this when I came across it in one of Beverly Cleary's Henry Huggins books. (Henry's disgusted to see one up for sale at a bicycle auction.)

    I guessed it was a kind of tricycle, but it's actually a brand of stroller. And it doesn't, as of yet, have a Wikipedia article.

    January 2, 2010

  • Early name for the art movement that became known as Pop.

    December 30, 2009

  • Early name for the art movement that became known as Pop.

    December 30, 2009

  • Early name for the art movement that became known as Pop.

    December 30, 2009

  • Early name for the art movement that became known as Pop.

    December 30, 2009

  • Early name for the art movement that became known as Pop.

    December 30, 2009

  • Early name for the art movement that became known as Pop.

    December 30, 2009

  • From Pop: The Genius of Andy Warhol:

    Warhol and Geldzahler almost immediately became what Warhol described as "five-hours-a-day-on-the-phone-see-you-for-lunch-quick-turn-on-the-Tonight-Show-friends," telephoning each other at the start of every day, and again before going to bed.

    (Tony Scherman and David Dalton, 2009, p. 85)

    December 30, 2009

  • A nickname for Andy Warhol, a portmanteau of Dracula and Cinderella.

    December 29, 2009

  • This is the generic term for those artificial logs that Duraflame is famous for. "I lit a firelog in our fireplace and enjoyed the flames for the next three hours."

    August 4, 2009

  • Sexy with an Italian flair.

    August 2, 2009

  • An apprentice Jedi, introduced in the prequel Star Wars trilogy.

    August 2, 2009

  • Pig Latin for "scram."

    July 23, 2009

  • A word used in BDSM to mean "stop." People don't use "stop" because they'd like to be able to say "stop" in the scene without ending the scene.

    July 12, 2009

  • From the Eloise books by Kay Thomas. It seems to mean spread or sidle or sneak or sprawl, depending on context. You'd have to ask Eloise to be sure.

    July 12, 2009

  • You sing karaoke, a stripper pole dances onstage with you. Ah, Portland.

    June 10, 2009

  • French fries, cheese curds, and gravy. Popular in Canada and among people who hate their arteries.

    June 10, 2009

  • Sexy in a voluptuous '60s Italian movie siren kind of way. Retro hot.

    June 10, 2009

  • The magic word that turns Billy Batson into Captain Marvel. It's an acronym based on the names of the figures that give him his power: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury.

    June 9, 2009

  • From Lauren Child's What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean?:

    "So after school on Wednesday me and Noah make some posters. Of course Minal, my squirty younger brother wants to join in."

    "Squirty": Established put-down? Or nonce insult?

    December 24, 2008

  • My wife's mom's family uses this word for "grandmother," which makes things easy with our toddler -- she's got a grandma, a nana, and a mammaw.

    April 24, 2007

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