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Finally An Office For My Homeless Lifestyle: Cardboard Pop Up Furniture


This is a set of cardboard pop up furniture created by artists Liddy Scheffknecht and Armin B. Wagner. It's made of a giant piece of cardboard measuring 94 x 275 x 200 cm, meaning it's portable but only sort of. There's also no way it'll actually support any weight, but it's nice to at least have an office that finally matches the cardboard box I've been living in under the bridge. No more business meetings in that dumpster behind Starbucks for me! Is it considered a business meeting when people throw change at me while yelling at me to get a job?

Some more pictures including an alternative dining room setup after the jump.

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Avengers Assemble, Fight So Many Robots, in New 'Age of Ultron' Trailer


Hey, someone finally wakes Vision up!

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Wes Anderson's 'Uncanny X-Men' Sets New Wes Anderson Aping Standard


The "What if Wes Anderson directed..." genre is by no means a new one, but it's one that remains tough to actually do well. A string of symmetrically-shot references to Anderson's prior films does not an effective parody make. So kudos to Patrick Willems--who previously brought us Ingmar Bergman's The Flash--for really going for it with his Wes Anderon-style, largely Tenenbaum-based X-Men. "A" for effort, and for not just using blue-and-yellow Adidas tracksuits for the costumes.

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Canada Urges Citizens To Stop 'Spocking' Their $5 Bills


Following Leonard Nimoy's death last week, the Bank of Canada is urging citizens to stop drawing on their $5 bills to make seventh Canadian prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier look more like Spock, despite it being an obvious improvement. YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO.

Contrary to what many believe, the Bank of Canada said Monday it's not illegal to deface or even mutilate banknotes, although there are laws that prohibit reproducing both sides of a current bill electronically.

Nonetheless, bank spokeswoman Josianne Menard pointed out there are reasons to resist the urge to scribble on bills.

"The Bank of Canada feels that writing and markings on bank notes are inappropriate as they are a symbol of our country and a source of national pride," Menard wrote in an email.

Long life and prosperity might also take a hit: Menard said disfigured bills may not circulate for as long and risk being rejected by retailers.

Yeah, no retailer is going to reject a $5 that has Spock drawn on it. It's still legal tender. These? These are chicken tenders, and I WISH I had some dipping sauce. Ranch specifically, but I wouldn't complain if you hit me with some honey BBQ. *sipping milkshake* I'm getting fat.

Thanks to Greg C, who always adds a B and R to the back of $1's to spell BONER. Classic.

Science!: First Photo Of Light As Both Wave AND Particle


This is a picture taken by the scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland of light acting as both a wave and particle at the same time. Fascinating. (Fascinating is what you say when you don't understand something but don't want to LET ON that you don't know something. It's also great to use if you ever stumble across an ancient underground tomb)

Here's how they did it: they shone laser onto a tiny nanowire that caused it to vibrate, which, in turn, caused light waves to travel back and forth along its length -- when the waves met, they ended up emitting light particles. The team then fired electrons close to the nanowire that enabled them to capture both the light waves and particles, as you can see in the image above.

Did that make sense? You want to explain it to me? Maybe, I dunno, over coffee or something? "Is this a date?" What? Noooooooooo. You will be paying though. And I will text you constantly for days after asking why you don't like me and what I did wrong. Then I'll get the hint and go silent. Just for like a week though, then back to the constant texting. I demand closure.

There's a video explanation after the jump, which still didn't make much sense to me, but, to my credit, I was watching

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Yes, I Say Yes!: Zelda Treasure Chest With Lights, Sound Effects And Floating Rupee Engagement Ring Box


This is a $200 Zelda inspired treasure chest with a 'floating' rupee engagement ring box you can use to ask that special someone if they'll marry you. It even lights up and plays the iconic 'opening a chest' sound effect when you lift the lid. Then you look deep into your lover's eyes and you say, "Baby -- I would break every pot, and cut down every bush in Hyrule just to see you smile." Then, at this point it would be a good time to gauge her reaction to see how well this is going, because you haven't presented the ring yet so you really only have one foot in the water. If she seems to be receptive and you feel good about it then proceed to step 2. Propose. If she doesn't seem receptive or you're getting cold feet, slam the treasure chest closed and proceed to step 2B) Run, then move back in with your parents for awhile and reevaluate your life. Trust me, this how these things work -- I've almost been engaged nearly a dozen times already. *knock at bedroom door* NOT NOW MOM, I'M WORKING.

Keep going for several more shots.

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Orange Swisher: Beer That Smells And Tastes Like A Blunt


Orange Swisher is this year's blunt inspired beer from New Jersey based Carton Brewing Company. It was crafted to smell like weed, taste like tobacco and fruit, and have a smoky finish. Cant' get your hands on any? Just drink any other beer and smoke a blunt at the same time. Or stay sober, there's nothing wrong with that either. I'm not here to judge, I'm here to ask if you know anybody who can, you know, get me what I'm looking for. "What ARE you looking for?" Shhhhhhhh -- come a little closer. *whispering* A bootleg copy of the new SpongeBob movie.

Keep going for a video of the brewery owner describing the beer.

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Using Magnets To Make Dancing Paper Origami


This is a video of a bunch of origami cranes (chickens?) with magnets in their feet that dance when placed on a special stage with magnets moving beneath. This is basically as far as you can take origami. And, for the record, I'm still not convinced those aren't just people dressed as paper cranes. That's like tech rule number one: never believe anything you see or read on the internet. Unless I said it, in which case it's true and belongs in an encyclopedia filed under ACTUAL FACTUAL.

Keep going for the video, which I took from our sister video site Hedonistica, which you should be visiting regularly like I do. Last week I even saw a video with brief nudity. Don't tell my mom!

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