Will Wheaton’s Panorama Ephemera Mashupa. From the YouTube page:

This work was created by combining audio and visual works obtained from the Internet Archive, at archive.org. The visuals are from Panorama Ephemera, which was found in the Prelinger Archives. The audio was remixed and processed in Audacity, and comes from several different sources, also originally found at the Internet Archive.

Betcha can’t watch it all the way through.

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Kartrashians.

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08 November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Animated GIF:  Scully being beamed into space ship as Muldar watches in horror.

Via Sampler, an image site (some images NSFW).

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07 November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

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31 October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

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27 October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

This case of racist ebola profiling (there was, natch, no ebola, but there was a hell of a lot of racism, fed and nurtured by Fox News and CNN and many local rags) is vile beyond words.

Meanwhile, John Oliver tells you how to keep safe.

Video via C&L.

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11 October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

First frame:  Doctor saying,

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22 August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

. . . is that Reg Henry is correct.

This is too stupid for words.

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05 August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

I akways knew that Philly was tough on parking.

“I pull up, take off my sunglasses, turn off the ignition and reach for a roll of quarters” he keeps in the car for dumb meters that don’t take credit cards.

He steps out of the car, “I hit my clicker,” the automatic door lock, “it makes a ‘hoo-hoo’ noise” and Yan heads for the curb to feed the meter. He sees a parking-enforcement officer writing a ticket.

“Where did you come from?” asks the startled parking-enforcement officer, Alfred Toto.

“From the driver’s seat,” Yan says, trying not to sound smart-alecky. “I assume you’re not giving me a ticket.”

“Your meter has expired,” says Toto.

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24 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Heh.

A man who police say had been drinking was involved in a road rage incident during a downpour Tuesday evening and was injured when he was run over by his own pickup truck.

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23 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Dick Polman marvels at wingnut opposition to a non-binding U. N. treaty designed to help disabled persons. A snippet (emphasis added):

And let’s not forget the right’s hatred of the U.N. Republican politicians have long been mining that emotion. Back in 2010, the GOP gubernatorial candidate in Colorado claimed that Denver’s Democratic mayor was bent on “converting Denver into a United Nations community” – all because the mayor was promoting a bike-sharing program. Meanwhile, in 2012, Ted Cruz (of course it was Ted Cruz) claimed repeatedly that the U.N. wants to “abolish” golf courses on American soil.

This is the kind of stuff that passes for deep thought in the fever swamp; nevertheless, most Republican senators owe their jobs to fever-swamp voters. Which means that the odds for ratification approximate the odds of the ’14 Phillies morphing into the ’27 Yankees.

Please do read the whole thing.

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18 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

I have a quibble with the T-Mobile story. (Full Disclosure: I’ve been a satisfied T-Mobile customer since it was VoiceStream.)

Several years ago, I noticed that someone had “crammed” my T-Mobile bill with a $10.00 a month charge for something I didn’t want and hadn’t signed up for; the billing had appeared three months earlier. It appeared to be the result of my visiting a third-party ring-tone website and their using that visit to “make representions” to my carrier that I had purchased a subscription.

When I called T-Mobile, the customer service rep told me that there was indeed a problem with third parties’ fraudulently billing customers and volunteered to remove the charge retroactively without question.

Policing your finances isn’t a one-way street. Customers need to take some responsibility.

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16 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

If you are a parent, don’t you dare let your kid to go out and play.

You’re not allowed.

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05 July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Our copyright, patent, and trademark laws are insane. So are the persons charged with implementing them.

What Would Tyler Perry Do? Trademark “What Would Jesus Do,” evidently.

The Atlanta-based entertainment mogul has successfully trademarked the phrase whose initials have adorned the wrists of untold numbers of church campers or Vacation Bible School attendees.

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Getting to the gritty-nitty:

Edward Holley, 59, now faces attempted-murder charges after he admitted to throwing a pot of greasy, scalding grits at Blacknell and severely burned the man.

According to Holley’s arrest report, The two men lived next door to one another. Holley and Blacknell fought regularly and their latest disagreement started Tuesday night. Police did not say what started the argument but a witness said it was over an insignificant issue.

Afterthought:

Properly cooked grits should not be greasy, at least, not until you add the red-eye gravy.

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19 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Dry gulched:

Wireman, a Department of Public Utilities employee, was injured May 28 outside Cirillo’s home, according to a search warrant affidavit filed in Circuit Court. She was disconnecting a plastic pipe that had been jury-rigged to let the house connect to city water without a meter. The pipe was rigged with two batteries to cause harm, the affidavit said.

If found guilty of malicious wounding, he might not have another water bill for two decades.

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17 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

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16 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

You can’t make this stuff up.

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04 June 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

One stark example (warning: language):

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