The Distillery

Rube Goldberg machine using light

Ohio State Marching Band does TV themes.

Say what you like about American sports, they do have some impressive half-time entertainment.

Wooden excavator/JCB.

Well, this is depressing reading.

For reference, estimates for homeless LGBTQ youth in the UK vary, but one article reckons around 12-25% of homeless youth may identify as such (while the government estimates 5-7% of the UK population as a whole do).

Monday ridiculousness.

What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly.

Sherlock and the Adventure of the Overzealous Fanbase by Laurie Penny (via cypress-tree)

Read the full article—it’s worth it. 

(via sparklermonthly)

Blackbird - Beatles Blues/Funk Cover by “The Pali High Trio”

It is important to make sure everyone understands the headline message from Race Reconciled: “race is not an accurate or productive way to describe human biological variation”

Mechanical horse-dragon in Nantes, France