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  • 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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